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Penn National given go-ahead by regulators to acquire Pinnacle

BY Erik Gibbs ON August 31, 2018 TAGs: penn national gaming, Pinnacle Entertainment Penn National Gaming wanted to buy Pinnacle Entertainment, a company that owns a number of casinos around the United States. The only thing standing in its way of the $2.8-billion deal were a number of
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Sports betting legal in 7 states and counting | SmartBrief

On a recent sweltering afternoon in Las Vegas, the action at the sports book at Mandalay Bay seemed cool — there was baseball and horse racing, but the NFL preseason had just begun and the NBA preseason was weeks away. Javi Sulaiman and Emily Force, visiting from Los Angeles, won $100
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Special session ends with infrastructure, lottery, BP bills passed

Jackson Less than an hour after the BP bill passed the House, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the $200 million a year infrastructure bill and celebrated the end of what he called a historic special session. “It’s a great day for Mississippi,” he said after the Legislature over five days passe
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Churchill Downs launches sports betting in Mississippi | iGaming Business

24 August 2018 Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has cited “great opportunity” for growth in Mississippi after launching sports betting at its two casino properties in the state. Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa in Greenville and the Riverwalk Casino Hotel in Vicksburg will both offe
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Can sports books survive a 1% tax on handle?

BY I Nelson Rose ON January 17, 2018 TAGs: New Jersey, PASPA, sports betting, Supreme Court, United States gambling law The post originally appears on http://www.gamblingandthelaw.com/ and we republished with permission. I revised my analysis of the impact that the proposed 1% on bets
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Second $1 million jackpot in 3 weeks is at Beau Rivage Biloxi | The Sun Herald

Biloxi Make that two $1 million-plus jackpot winners in three weeks at Biloxi casinos. The latest jackpot came at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino at around 11:41 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, when a Texas woman sitting at a 25-cent Triple Double Diamond Wheel of Fortune slot machine hit $1,245
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World Cup betting turnover hits €136bn | iGaming Business

8 August 2018 Fifa has claimed it was able to avoid manipulation and betting fraud in relation to this year’s World Cup in Russia, with a huge €136bn (£122bn/$158bn) wagered on the football tournament through verifiable platforms. Football’s global governing body works with Sportradar
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Florida man hits 2 jackpots at Hard Rock Biloxi in one day | The Sun Herald

iloxi Luck can — and did — strike twice for a Florida man who recently hit the biggest jackpot at a Coast casino in three years. It was early, 9 a.m. July 18, and not many people were in the Hard Rock Casino Biloxi’s high-limits slot area. Fred S. (no last name given), of Gulf Breeze,
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AGA expanding code of conduct for responsible gaming – Las Vegas Review-Journal

With sports betting spreading to new markets this year, the American Gaming Association is expanding the breadth and reach of its code of conduct for responsible gaming, a representative said Tuesday. A panel of experts representing casino operators, game manufacturers, testing labs a
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