National Council on Problem Gambling Forms Tribal Advisory Council

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has announced the formation of its Tribal Advisory Council (TAC), consisting of executives from tribal gaming organizations across the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling established the Tribal Advisory Council to benefit Native American communities The TAC will raise awareness for Native American cultures in relation to gambling. […]

James Foglio  •  7H
Ohio House Republicans Advocate For Legalizing Mobile Lottery, Casino Apps

Three Ohio House Republicans — House Finance Chairman Jay Edwards, Reps. Jeff LaRe and Cindy Abrams — are arguing that residents have been asking for mobile lottery and casino apps in the state. All three GOP members are seeking an increase in tax revenue as well. Ohio House Republicans are interested in bringing lottery tickets, […]

James Foglio  •  8H
Grand Sierra Resort Named Smart Meetings Magazine’s ‘Best Gaming Casino Hotel’

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nevada, was recently named “Best Gaming/Casino Hotel” in Smart Meetings Magazine’s 2024 Smart Stars Awards. The magazine’s awards platform celebrates meeting planners’ choices for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines and conference, and convention centers worldwide. Grand Sierra Resort and Casino won “Best Gaming/Casino Hotel,” an award that […]

James Foglio  •  8H
Accel Entertainment to Acquire FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing, Add New Casino

Accel Entertainment, the largest terminal operator in the U.S. and a Chicago-based publicly traded company, is acquiring FanDuel Sportsbook & Horse Racing and the Collinsville horse track in Illinois in a $35 million stock deal.  Accel Entertainment agreed to a buyout of both Fairmount Holdings Inc. and its subsidiary, Fairmount Park Inc.  There are also […]

James Foglio  •  16 Jul 2024
MLB Legend Pete Rose Says Gambling Scandal Cost Him $100M

Major League Baseball (MLB) icon Pete Rose said the gambling scandal that got him banned from baseball cost him “a hundred million dollars” during episode 1 of Charlie Hustle & The Matter of Pete Rose, a new HBO documentary series. Former MLB star Pete Rose said he would have made $100 million playing baseball had […]

James Foglio  •  15 Jul 2024
Spokane Tribe Casino Celebrates New Hotel Addition

The Spokane Tribe Casino, its staff members, and the general public celebrated the newly expanded hotel Friday, with a ribbon cutting officially opening the new wing of the building. The new hotel opened to VIPs during Hoopfest and is now welcoming all guests. Spokane Tribe Casino has a new retail shop, pool, fitness center, valet […]

James Foglio  •  15 Jul 2024
Bally’s Unveils New 34-Story Hotel Tower For Permanent Chicago Casino

Bally’s Corporation has released new plans for a 500-room hotel in addition to securing financing to build the $1.7 billion permanent Chicago casino complex in River West. The $950 million financing deal was announced Friday. The funding contract is with Gaming and Leisure Properties, a Pennsylvania-based real estate investment trust. This fulfills an $800 million […]

James Foglio  •  15 Jul 2024
Nebraska Considers Mobile Sports Betting For Property Tax Relief

Nebraska is considering a proposal, which would provide an additional $30 million a year for property tax relief if residents are allowed to engage in sports betting via phones or mobile devices. Gamblers and gaming officials are urging the governor and lawmakers to consider this option when they reconvene for a special session on July […]

James Foglio  •  15 Jul 2024
Harrah’s Northern California Casino First in U.S. to Offer HotSeat Jackpot

Harrah’s Northern California in Ione has become the first casino in the U.S. to offer HotSeat Jackpot – a player-funded drawing where guests wager against one another with bets ranging from $1 to $100 for a chance to win a jackpot every hour. Harrah’s Northern California patrons can wager from $1 to $100 for a […]

James Foglio  •  12 Jul 2024