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New Casino Openings Create Job Opportunities

Gambling may not have the most sterling reputation in the entertainment industry, but recent casino openings have already brought a generous amount of tax revenue to state governments and local communities across the nation. And in addition to this expanding revenue base, gaming brings stable jobs to local communities. Expanding the world of casino gambling …

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Casino Gaming in 2018 – The Year in Review

We just closed out a big year for casino gaming. Big changes throughout the gaming industry over the past year marked historical events America’s gaming establishment, as the gaming industry made headlines week after week throughout 2018. Casinos not only expanded sportsbook operations following a monumental change in U.S. gambling law, they experienced a string …

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Despite Setbacks, Elk Grove Casino on Schedule for 2020 Opening

When many of us think of casinos, our minds immediately turn to Tribal gaming operations. Indian gaming has been integral in the funding of many important public services on tribal lands, and the vast majority of gaming revues go to fund local government and community development. However, Tribal gaming is highly regulated and opening a …

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Legalized Gambling Creates Opportunities and Challenges for 2019 and Beyond

This year, state’s righters have been on a bull run. The Supreme Court overturned a key federal anti-gambling policy last summer, meaning that states are now allowed to legalize and regulate sports betting within their jurisdictions as they see fit. This decision was revolutionary, and it brought a suite of new opportunities for state and …

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NASCAR and Sportradar Partner to Fight Gambling Fraud

The federal anti-gambling policy recently overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. National College Athletic Association was designed to deter the personal and social dangers often associated with betting and wagering. However, making gambling illegal has not proven effective in deterring people from participating. Rather, what it’s done is drive wagering underground, where …

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Penn National Gaming to Add Electronic Gambling Machines to Rutter’s Stores in PA

Pennsylvania has moved quickly to take advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal prohibition on sports betting. Since the law was passed, the commonwealth has generated more than $385 million in gambling revenues, and the statehouse is by no means stopping there. In addition to what has already been put into Pennsylvania’s …

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Rhode Island Becomes First New England State to Add Sportsbooks to Casinos

Since the Supreme Court granted states the power to decide on the legalization of sports wagering by striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, states have been able to regulate their own sports betting policies. This has led many states to pass new laws and regulations to fill the new sports betting niche, …

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Clark County’s Problem Gambling Court Takes an Alternative Approach to Rehabilitation

Clark County – the jurisdictional seat of famed gambling destination Las Vegas, Nevada – has launched a special diversion court aimed at curbing the damaging impacts of gambling addition in the region. The specialty court will be handling cases involving defendants who are addicted to gambling. The reasoning behind this approach is two-fold: first, crime …

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Hard Rock Fined by NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City was just recently hit with a fine from state gaming regulators due to an alleged violation of the Casino Control Act. While fines and penalties are par for the course in many highly regulated industries, this particular enforcement action arose after the casino allegedly failed to …

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