Linn County Gaming Association to Apply for Casino When Moratorium Ends

Linn County Gaming Association and Peninsula Pacific Entertainment will apply for the Cedar Crossing casino in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after the state’s two-year moratorium on new gaming licenses expires June 30. Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected proposals for a casino in Linn County in 2014 and 2017 “We were prepared to apply for a […]

James Foglio  •  01 Jul 2024
Boomtown Casino Biloxi Introduces Chipless Technology ‘Smart Pit’

Boomtown Casino Biloxi unveiled Interblock’s new, chipless gaming technology known as Smart Pit. Powered by Smart Pit, the EZ Play Zone allows gamblers to play live craps, dual roulette, and blackjack. Boomtown Casino Biloxi dealers can manage multiple games simultaneously with Interblock’s Smart Pit The casino, which is a Penn Entertainment property, confirmed that the […]

James Foglio  •  01 Jul 2024
Muckleshoot Casino Sells $1.3M Lotto Jackpot Ticket, Prize Unclaimed

The Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Auburn, Washington, recently sold a winning ticket for the $1.3 million Lotto jackpot. However, the big winner has yet to claim their prize. Muckleshoot Casino Resort received a $13,000 retailer bonus for selling the winning Lotto jackpot ticket Washington’s Lottery announced Friday that the casino sold the winning ticket on […]

James Foglio  •  01 Jul 2024
Tipico To Close U.S. Sportsbook & Casino Operations After Being Acquired By MGM’s LeoVegas

Tipico will close its U.S. sportsbook and online casino operations after being acquired by LeoVegas, MGM Resorts International’s subisidary. The agreement covers both the product and technology platform that power Tipico’s online sports betting and casino in the U.S. Tipico will end its New Jersey online casino, in addition to its operations in Colorado, Iowa, […]

James Foglio  •  25 Jun 2024
UFL Averages 816K Viewers in the 2024 Regular Season

The United Football League (UFL) was founded on Dec. 31, 2023, and its high-level minor league play began this past March. In its first regular season, the league averaged more viewers than the United States Football League (USFL) and XFL. UFL’s 40 regular-season games on ABC, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1 averaged 816,000 viewers According […]

James Foglio  •  05 Jun 2024
Q Casino & Resort Set For Grand Re-Opening In Iowa

Q Casino & Resort will be celebrating their grand re-opening this Friday, May 24 through Memorial Day in Dubuque, Iowa. This weekend’s event will feature the unveiling of adjoining spaces along with drawings for a 2023 Dodge Charger SXT AWD on Saturday, May 26 and a 2024 Dodge Hornet R/T EAWD on Sunday, May 26. Q […]

James Foglio  •  24 May 2024
Kansas Sports Betting Handle Reaches $192M in April

The Kansas Lottery reported a sports betting handle of $192.1 million in April, down 24% overall from March’s handle of $252.9 million. Sportsbooks held 9.4% of the money they collected, a slight increase over the 6.7% in March. Kansas sports betting handle is up 44% from April 2023 Last month’s handle is up 44% from […]

James Foglio  •  23 May 2024
Iowa Wrestler Nelson Brands to Return After Betting Suspension

Iowa All-American wrestler Nelson Brands was suspended by the NCAA last season for sports betting, and the Iowa City native has now been granted an additional year of eligibility. Iowa wrestler Nelson Brands applied for a medical hardship waiver after a torn UCL shortened his 2021-22 season Brands announced Tuesday night on social media that […]

James Foglio  •  22 May 2024
Florida Man Convicted of Spending $500K in COVID Relief Funds on Gambling Debts

A federal jury has found a 54-year-old Florida man guilty of using $500,000 in COVID relief funds to pay off gambling debts and his girlfriend’s credit cards. Barrett Purvis of Tampa faces 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Aug. 12. He was convicted of money laundering and wire fraud. Florida resident Barrett […]

James Foglio  •  18 May 2024