US Stakeholders Create National Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association

US sports betting stakeholders are following through on their plan to create a national alliance. On Tuesday, executives from Caesars and MGM became founding members of the new Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA). According to a press release, the organizatio
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Coast casinos have best year since recession, best December ever with sports betting

Mississippi Coast casinos had their best December in 26 years, after legalized sports betting allowed Saints fans across the Gulf Coast to bet on their team this year. The 12 casinos had a combined $106.4 million in gross casino revenue in December, a 7.5 percent increase over Decembe
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Mississippi rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting

Overall, state revenue collections from July 1 through November are $2.14 billion – 2.72 percent above the same period last year.https://mississippitoday.org/2018/12/12/mississippi-rings-up-1-million-in-revenue-from-sports-betting/
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Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets – Mississippi Business Journal

The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. Just look to the states that capitalized immediatel
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Mississippi rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting

People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal law could not prevent states from allowing sports betting. The first Mississippi casinos began offering sports
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Casino leaders look to non-gaming amenities for local growth

Casino leaders look to non-gaming amenities for local growth   SOUTHERN GAMING SUMMIT   American Writer Henry Miller once said, “Ones destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.”   But, if that destination includes the Mississippi
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Bills would tax fantasy sports, treat it like gambling

Last year, Mississippi lawmakers legalized fantasy sports gaming. This year, they’re moving to tax it and regulate it. The House Gaming Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 967, which would have the state Gaming Commission regulate the fantasy sports industry and which would
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Global casino operators on Japan charm offensive

By Thomas Wilson and Emi Emoto | TOKYO Global casino operators are stepping up their efforts to woo local partners and venue hosts in Japan, even though it may be a year before lawmakers lay out the ground rules for what could be the world’s second-biggest casino market. Just we
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Pinnacle Entertainment CEO will open Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi

BILOXI — Anthony Sanfilippo, CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment, will deliver the opening address at the Southern Gaming Summit on May 4 at the Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. Activities for the annual event, which is combined with BingoWorld, will begin May 3 and the speaker
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Up in smoke: Outcry over New Orleans smoking ban dissipates

New Orleans After drawing the ire of many Bourbon Street bars and clubs, the grumbling has largely died down in the six months since New Orleans’ controversial smoking ban took hold. Smokers have apparently accepted the new normal — no citations have been issued so far — while bar own
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