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UPDATE: PGCB Approves Satellite Casino in Morgantown

Thanks to a decision by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board during a hearing on Wednesday, June 12, Penn National Gaming Inc. has been given the green light to proceed with its plans to build a satellite casino in Morgantown. According to the gaming control board’s officials, the mini casino which will be known as Hollywood […]

PGCB Expected to Vote on Morgantown Casino This Week

This week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to finally vote on the plan for the development of a mini casino in Morgantown. The state’s gaming control board will be holding a hearing at 10 am local time on June 12 in Harrisburg. During this meeting, the regulator will be presented with more information […]

Wire Act Applies Only to Sports Betting, Federal Judge Rules

On Monday, June 3, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled that 1961 Wire Act only applies to “activities associated with sports gambling” thus effectively overruling the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the law that was published in January. Needless to say, there has always been a shadow of doubt […]

Pa. Casinos Ask Court to Limit or Stop Online Lottery Games

A group of casinos in the Keystone State have recently filed a request with one of the state’s courts asking to have the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery games either stopped completely or significantly limited before the online gambling industry goes live on July 15. The injunction that has been requested by the casinos seeks to ensure […]

VICI, Penn National Close Greektown Casino Acquisition Deal

The partnership of Penn National Gaming Inc. and VICI Properties, which is Caesars Entertainment’s spinoff real estate investment trust, has recently completed the $1 billion purchase of the Downtown Detroit-based Greektown Casino-hotel. While VICI Properties has parted with about $700 million for the purchase of the land and real estate assets of the Greektown Casino-hotel, […]

GVC Applies for iGaming Licenses in Nevada

Nevada gaming commissioners will on Thursday, May 23 deliver their opinions and ruling on a number of matters relating to the state’s gaming industry. One of the issues at hand include a recent application by GVC Holdings for an online sports betting and online gaming license in the state. The renowned gambling powerhouse which acquired […]

Pa. Posts Dull Gambling Revenue in the Month of April

After establishing a new market record in March, it seemed like Pennsylvania casinos were set for any greater April. Unfortunately, this was not the case, and the state’s gambling industry instead reported falling gaming revenue last month. According to the revenue figures that were released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the Keystone State’s […]

High Hopes as Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Nears

The highly-anticipated Pennsylvanian online sports betting industry is finally on the verge of going live and according to market analysts, the industry is set to be accompanied by a betting surge that has the potential of making the state the country’s most lucrative sports betting market. With online casino testing set to kick off within […]

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia to Offer Sports Betting

Renowned Pennsylvanian casino operator Stadium Casino LLC is on track to open its Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia operation by the end of 2020 and the company has so many plans for the gaming facility. In the meantime, the casino has been working towards having the five-year license that it was granted in 2014 renewed. Already, […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gaming Law

Last Friday, Pennsylvania’s highest court shot down a special fund that was created by the state’s gambling expansion law back in October 2017. The law, as it turns out, left the Keystone State’s high-performing casino operators such as Parx Casino and Sands Bethlehem to pay disproportionate tax to subsidize the less profitable casino operations that […]

Events News

PGCB Expected to Vote on Morgantown Casino This Week

This week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to finally vote on the plan for the development of a mini casino in Morgantown. The state’s gaming control board will be holding a hearing at 10 am local time on June 12 in Harrisburg. During this meeting, the regulator will be presented with more information […]

Bigger and Better Triton Poker Event Headed to Montenegro

In 2018, the founders of the renowned Triton Poker Series surprised everyone with the return of their magnificent and high stakes tournament series which was hosted at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro. Since then, the team behind the luxurious poker event have extended the reach of the world-class poker philosophy to all corners […]

Sam Greenwood Takes Down Super High Roller POWERFEST Event

PartyPoker’s POWERFEST commenced last Sunday alongside some other great tournament offerings from 888poker and PokerStars, its two biggest competitors. While this might have been a very heated and competitive day for the operators, for online poker tournament players and fans this was a big day filled with lots of fun and action-packed gaming. The main […]

Malta Poker Championships Partners with Cash Game Festival

The Malta Poker Festival’s inaugural run went very well last year, so much that the company went ahead to announced its return to the Portomaso Casino this time from October 30 to November 4. However, due to player demand for the now very popular gaming event, the organizers of the festival could not wait until […]

Industry News

UPDATE: PGCB Approves Satellite Casino in Morgantown

Thanks to a decision by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board during a hearing on Wednesday, June 12, Penn National Gaming Inc. has been given the green light to proceed with its plans to build a satellite casino in Morgantown. According to the gaming control board’s officials, the mini casino which will be known as Hollywood […]

Pa. Casinos Ask Court to Limit or Stop Online Lottery Games

A group of casinos in the Keystone State have recently filed a request with one of the state’s courts asking to have the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery games either stopped completely or significantly limited before the online gambling industry goes live on July 15. The injunction that has been requested by the casinos seeks to ensure […]

VICI, Penn National Close Greektown Casino Acquisition Deal

The partnership of Penn National Gaming Inc. and VICI Properties, which is Caesars Entertainment’s spinoff real estate investment trust, has recently completed the $1 billion purchase of the Downtown Detroit-based Greektown Casino-hotel. While VICI Properties has parted with about $700 million for the purchase of the land and real estate assets of the Greektown Casino-hotel, […]

GVC Applies for iGaming Licenses in Nevada

Nevada gaming commissioners will on Thursday, May 23 deliver their opinions and ruling on a number of matters relating to the state’s gaming industry. One of the issues at hand include a recent application by GVC Holdings for an online sports betting and online gaming license in the state. The renowned gambling powerhouse which acquired […]

Legislation News

Wire Act Applies Only to Sports Betting, Federal Judge Rules

On Monday, June 3, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled that 1961 Wire Act only applies to “activities associated with sports gambling” thus effectively overruling the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the law that was published in January. Needless to say, there has always been a shadow of doubt […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gaming Law

Last Friday, Pennsylvania’s highest court shot down a special fund that was created by the state’s gambling expansion law back in October 2017. The law, as it turns out, left the Keystone State’s high-performing casino operators such as Parx Casino and Sands Bethlehem to pay disproportionate tax to subsidize the less profitable casino operations that […]

US DOJ Claims Wire Act Does Not Affect Lotteries

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently claimed that its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act does not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries. This move by the department is seemingly meant to salvage a losing hand but the development could likely mean an end to the federal court case […]

NHLC Director Expects Wire Act Lawsuit Decision by End of May

The arguments in the lawsuit that was recently filed against the United States Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act are set to begin in 10 days. While the country’s justice system is known to be quite slow in some instances, some of the people involved in the lawsuit are hopeful that the […]