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GAN Lands Its First U.S. Gaming License From New Jersey

GAN, a leading online gaming technology and service provider recently announced that it has received its first gaming license in the United States. The license has been issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). The license confirms the suitability of GAN, its shareholders as well as its management team to carry out regulated gaming activities in the state of New Jersey. The company stated that receiving the license in New Jersey strengthened its position to obtain such [...]

Iowa Tribal Casino WinnaVegas Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The WinnaVegas Casino and Resort located in the rural city of Sloan, Iowa celebrated its 25th anniversary with a grand gala event earlier this month. The casino which is owned and operated by a Native American tribe called the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and had a modest start over two decades ago from two mobile trailers and a few prefabricated units. Since then the WinnaVegas casino has made significant steps towards expansion and establishing itself as one of the [...]

Californian Casino Reopens After Being Shut Down For Federal Raid

The Bicycle Hotel and Casino in Bell Gardens is one of Southern California’s most popular casinos. The casino was raided and shutdown by federal authorities earlier this week but once again opened its doors to the public on April 5. Federal agents shut down the facility after presenting a warrant to raid the premises of the Bicycle Hotel and Casino on April 4. Gamblers on the site were asked to leave. The raid which lasted for 20 hours was related [...]

Las Vegas Casinos Are Expected To Benefit From New Raiders Stadium

Share prices of several casino operators who have operations in Las Vegas went up after news broke that the National Football League (NFL) had approved the relocation of Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Nevada. The state government in Nevada has sanctioned public funding of $750 million towards the construction of a new stadium for the Raiders. The Bank of America would also be funding $650 million towards the stadium as an investment after Sheldon Adelson, chief executive and chairman of [...]

California’s Tribal Casinos Need More Than Gaming To Attract Customers

With two new casino projects taking shape in Sacramento county, California experts believe that the state’s gaming industry will soon face a tough battle for customer’s gambling dollars. Many believe that the answer lies in going beyond gaming and offering a range of interesting attractions like entertainment, restaurants or spas to bring in new customers. Rich Hoffman, CEO of the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort in Amador County highlighted the fact that there were a limited number of gamblers in [...]

New York Casinos Bring In $40 Million In First Few Weeks Of Operation

The state of New York is finally seeing the fruits of its policy decision to expand gambling in the state which was made a few years ago. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had pushed through a proposal to build upto four large scale commercial casinos in the state to increase revenue to the state’s coffers in 2013. The move required a constitutional amendment as until then only tribal casinos were operating in the state under federal law. Once the measure received approval [...]

Massachusetts Gaming Body Evaluating Online Gaming Legalization

Massachusetts is considering legalizing several forms of online gaming based on an account from the head of the state’s gaming regulator. Currently only online fantasy sports betting is allowed within the state. Stephen Crosby, Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has stated in a recent interview that a legislative committee is evaluating whether other forms of online gaming can be made legal in the state. According to him, the three major casino operators licensed to operate land-based casinos in the [...]

North Dakota Bill To Propose Gambling Expansion In State

A new bill in North Dakota is proposing to ask voters to support the introduction of up to six state-owned casinos in the state. Sponsored by House Majority Leader Al Carlson, the bill is seeking approval for amending the Constitution to legalize gambling in the state. If passed, the question will be put to vote during the state’s 2018 primary elections. Currently state law prohibits any game involving chance as well as other forms of gaming, but permits the [...]

Indiana Bill Proposes Additional Casino Gaming Tax

A new bill in Indiana is proposing to do away with the $3 admission that is currently charged by the state’s casinos and replacing it with additional tax that will be levied on the operators’ gaming revenue. The move has not been well received and there has been opposition from local communities who fear a decline in their revenue. Introduced by State Representative Todd Huston, House Bill 1350 proposes to remove the admission fee and in its place levy additional [...]

Arizona Seeks To Introduce Keno Statewide Outside Tribal Compact

A new legislative proposal is being introduced to expand gambling in Arizona, despite protests from Native American tribal groups who say it will violate their existing compact with the state. Introduced by Sen. Sonny Borrelli, the bill aims to permit electronic keno games within bars and clubs in the state. The bill has been modified extensively in response to earlier criticism. In the current version, provisions are limited to keno, eliminating the game of bingo that was previously proposed, under [...]