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No More Free Drinks in Las Vegas?

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Sammy Davis Jr. would never have let this happen. The Los Angeles Times reports the days of comped drinks for Las Vegas gamblers may be coming to an end. “It’s kind of what Vegas is known for,” Scott Roeben, founder of Vital Vegas, tells KTNV. But in recent months, two of the biggest casino owners…

California Online Poker Already Done for 2017

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer told Online Poker Report that his bill to legalize and regulate online poker will not be moving this year. However, he will continue to work on the issue in an effort to repair the trust between gambling interests and legislators that disintegrated at the end of last session. In an interview…

Nevada Governor to Meet with Jeff Sessions

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions are scheduled to meet tomorrow. One item likely to come up in their discussion: Online gambling. What they will talk about is not known. But there are a wide array of topics that the AG’s office would be involved with that would impact state governments…

Omaha Spin & Go Live on PokerStars

PokerStars has moved to expand its range of Spin & Go services with the launch of new Omaha versions of the game. Pot Limit Omaha games will feature buy-in levels of $1, $3, $7 and $15 and run under the lottery-style Sit-and-Go format. Players will start with 500 chips and enter a randomly drawn prize…

Online Gambling Enemy Chaffetz Announces Retirement

In 2011, the poker world was dismayed to learn that Barney Frank (D-MA) was retiring from Congress. The loss of Frank set federal online gambling legislative efforts back, as he was one of only a few supporters of online gambling legalization in Congress. Frank was also by far the loudest and most fervent. Frank was…

Bookmakers Release Trump Impeachment Odds

The 45th US President Donald Trump has proved to be a man of rare talent and admirable consistency. Indeed, the fact that somehow all (or almost all) of his decisions and actions usually turn out to be ones vocally opposed by the majorities should be seen as a rare talent. Not necessarily a positive talent,…

Alabama Could be Next to Regulate Fantasy Sports

Alabama could soon operate legal daily fantasy sports as State legislators decided to pass the bill. According to Biz Journals, the Alabama House of Representatives approved yesterday a gaming amendment to include daily fantasy sports under local regulations. The sector will still be considered as illegal until the Senate confirms the House approval. Daily fantasy…

Trump Would Speak to League Commissioners about Sports Betting

Hours before the Super Bowl on Sunday, President Trump was interviewed by longtime TV and radio personality Jim Gray on a variety of topics – including sports betting. Gray referred to a recent American Gaming Association recent analysis on the volume of sports betting on the big game. “You know quite a bit, as a…

IGT Dumps Double Down

International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a deal to sell its Double Down Interactive LLC social casino subsidiary to an affiliate of DoubleU Games Co. Under the definitive purchase agreement, social casino operator DoubleU Games, which is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, will purchase the business unit for $825 million (€774.9 million). IGT said the…

NBA Supports Fantasy Sports Around the World

North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) has agreed a multi-year deal with sports entertainment company PlayON to launch daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests in regions around the world. PlayON will serve as the official daily fantasy partner of the league in a selection of major markets in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The partnership will…

More Trouble for Online Gambling in Pennsylvania

A powerful group is pushing to set high tax rates to online gambling activities in order to make it non-viable in the state.US.- A group within the Pennsylvania State Senate is attempting to trample down the intent of regulating online gambling in the region. Online Poker Report (OPR) reported that the small but powerful group…

US Online Gambling Ban Concerns Grow

Luminescent signboards flashed across the streets and alleyways as colossal skyscrapers soared upwards to speak with the heavens. The jingle of coins and the rumbling of roulette wheels approached the ear from all directions. Inside, you could hear the flamboyant cheers of players soaked in adrenaline-filled mirth. Drinks poured in one glass at a time…

NetEnt Now Live in Mexico

NetEnt has gone live in Latin America for the first time after confirming that its content is now available through Codere’s online casino network in Mexico. The games developer late last year signed a licence agreement with Codere – which has a significant presence in Latin America – to enter the regulated online casino market…

Baseball Commissioner Willing to Discuss Sports Betting

Rob Manfred, commissioner of North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB), has said he would be prepared to hold further talks over wider legalisation of sports betting in the US. Nevada is the only US state in which wagering on sports is legal, but a number of other states have introduced legislation that could legalise the…

Bellagio Fire Sweep Through Roof of Shops

Clark County Fire is investigating a fire that broke out on the Bellagio Hotel’s roof Thursday night.

The initial call came in shortly after 10 p.m. when the alarm system inside the fire control room went off inside the hotel. Due to how quickly the fire was burning, a second alarm was called in.

Fire officials say 12 firefighters battled the blaze on the roof and were able to contain it in a little more than hour.

As crews battled the blaze, Flamingo Road at Las Vegas Boulevard was shutdown in both directions.

Clark County Fire says the fire may have started in the decorative styrofoam. The damage is about 30 to 40 feet above the retail shops which were closed at the time of the fire.

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Arkansas Becomes 11th State to Regulate Fantasy Sports

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry has legally expanded to Arkansas, the 11th State to approve a complete regulation on the real money betting sector.According to Legal Sports Report, last Monday Arkansas’ Governor Asa Hutchinson signed the legislation allowing it to become effective. The daily fantasy sports industry is very popular across the United States, although…

Illinois Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced

A bill to allow and regulate online daily fantasy sports betting has been introduced in the General Assembly, but opponents say it will hurt other forms of gambling in Illinois. The bill is intended to supercede a 2015 advisory opinion by Attorney General Lisa Madigan that daily fantasy sports betting was illegal under state gambling…

After Six Years, Absolute Poker Players to be Paid

The US Department of Justice announced on Monday that class action settlement company Garden City Group (GCG) will monitor the process for the compensation of Absolute Poker players who were not able to withdraw their funds from the online poker room after it was faced with a civil action for money laundering, illegal gambling provision,…

Trump Taj Mahal to Reopen as Hard Rock

The sale of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal to Hard Rock International was just finalized, paving the way for the Atlantic City casino to reopen. The relaunch — after some extensive and much-needed renovations — will bring a new look and a new brand. Hard Rock detailed some of its plans for the property at…

National Governors Association Says States can Regulate Online Gaming

The National Governors Association Economic Development & Commerce Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week explaining that the group is “concerned with legislative or administrative actions that would ban online Internet gaming and Internet lottery sales.” Based on the wording, the impetus for the letter appears to be Sessions’ comments during…