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Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Loot Boxes

Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Loot Boxes

January 1st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Loot boxes have been around for more than 10 years, but Star Wars: Battlefront brought the debate to mainstream circles. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it would investigate the use of loot boxes in video games. The FTC is addresses concerns by... 

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Vetoes HB 4926 Online Gambling Bill

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Vetoes HB 4926 Online Gambling Bill

December 31st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gov. Snyder also vetoed the controversial bill — called by opponents a Republican “power grab” — which would have limited his successor’s powers. Departing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed bipartisan House Bill 4926, which would have... 

Las Vegas Linq Introduces Fan Cave to Draw Millennial Gamblers

Las Vegas Linq Introduces Fan Cave to Draw Millennial Gamblers

December 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Las Vegas Linq has $250 Fan Cave rentals for the 2019 Super Bowl under the term “The Big Game”. Caesars Entertainment is experimenting with the idea of a “Fan Cave”, designed to give sports bettors a taste of the “man cave”... 

Arkansas Racing Commission Approves Land-Based Casino Rules

Arkansas Racing Commission Approves Land-Based Casino Rules

December 29th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

A departing Jefferson County judge approved Saracen Casino Resort. The Arkansas Racing Commission approved two new rules for casino gambling this past week: one involving local approval and another involving the licensing of casino employees. The commission’s... 

Atlantic City Sportsbooks Fined for Taking Illegal Sports Bets

Atlantic City Sportsbooks Fined for Taking Illegal Sports Bets

December 28th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s sportsbook took bets on a Rutgers-Kansas game in September. Two New Jersey casinos were fined by regulators this week for taking illegal wagers on college football games. Caesars Entertainment Corp owns two sportsbooks in New... 

Few Tribal Casinos Plan to Open Legal Sportsbooks in the US

Few Tribal Casinos Plan to Open Legal Sportsbooks in the US

December 27th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Pearl River Resort in Mississippi was the first tribal casino to offer sports betting. Though single-game sports bets have been legalized in 6 states since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in May which ended a federal ban on sports gambling, only 2 of the 475 tribal... 

Lou Lang Backs 2019 Illinois Online Casino and Poker Bill

Lou Lang Backs 2019 Illinois Online Casino and Poker Bill

December 26th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

One version of the bill would include land-based Chicago area casinos alongside online gambling and sports betting. Illinois state lawmakers may legalize online gambling and sports betting in 2019. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has taken the lead among Illinois... 

Michigan Nears Legalization of Online Casinos and Poker Sites

Michigan Nears Legalization of Online Casinos and Poker Sites

December 25th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Motor City Casino would be one of over 20 land-based casinos in the state which could apply for an online gambling license. The Michigan state legislature passed Rep. Brandt Iden’s House Bill 4926 in the last hours of the legislative session this week, sending... 

Massachusetts Politicians Want Commission to Release Report

Massachusetts Politicians Want Commission to Release Report

December 24th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor’s grand openin gis planned for June 2019. Massachusetts lawmakers are unhappy with delays by the Gaming Commission on the Encore Boston Harbor licensing decision, which might not come until early next year. Legislators... 

Louisiana Regulators Allows Casinos 6% More Gaming Machines

Louisiana Regulators Allows Casinos 6% More Gaming Machines

December 23rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is one of four casinos being given a 6% increase in slot machines. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board agreed to allow four casinos to add 6% more gambling machines to their gaming space after a decision on Thursday.... 

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