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Alabama Supreme Court finds that casinos are operating illegally
State will shut down casinos in question By Kate Northrop The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that several casinos in the state are to be shut down after they were found to be in violation of Alabama's gambling laws. Court case State v. Epic Tech, LLC came to a close with the Alabama Supreme Court's decision that casinos are operating illegally in the state. The Alabama Supreme Court found itself in agreement with the Attorney General's assertion that the Southern Star, Whi
Oct 4, 2022, 5:59 pm - Lottery News

Gaming board tracks down Las Vegas tourist after slot machine failed to inform him of jackpot win
Out-of-state player finally gets rightful prize after hours of painstaking detective work By Kate Northrop The Nevada Gaming Control Board went on the hunt for an out-of-town winner after a slot machine at a Las Vegas casino failed to inform him of a huge jackpot win. A slot machine malfunction caused a tourist to walk away from a Las Vegas casino completely unaware that he had won a nearly $230,000 jackpot, but the gaming board was willing to put in the work to make sure the playe
Feb 8, 2022, 1:29 pm - Lottery News

U.S. gaming industry hanging hopes on stimulus package
Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the American gaming industry, including the expanding legal sports betting market, is optimistic the federal relief bill signed into law Friday by President Donald Trump will help its recovery. The $2 trillion CARES Act provides emergency liquidity, tax relief and additional support for small businesses, among other measures that could benefit the gaming industry. The funds will be allocated to states then apportioned to individual industries based on eco
Mar 31, 2020, 8:47 am - Lottery News

Coronavirus has brought casino industry 'to a near standstill'
The Covid-19 coronavirus has effectively quarantined the nation's gaming industry. More than three dozen states with commercial casinos or Indian gaming facilities have taken actions to suspend casino operations, enacted limitations that led to a shutdown, or have seen gaming companies and tribal leaders independently close their properties. By late Tuesday, MGM Resorts International one of the nation's leading gaming companies will no longer have a casino property in operation in the U.S.
Mar 21, 2020, 11:01 am - Lottery News

Despite predictions, state lottery ticket sales have not been hurt by casinos
For years, Rajesh Keshar heard the concerns of his fellow owners of corner stores in Everett, Massachusetts, about what the Encore Boston Harbor casino might do to their lottery sales. They worried that some customers would shift their spending from scratch tickets and numbers games to slot machines and gaming tables. Everybody was talking bad about it, said Keshar, who runs Elm Street Market, about 2.5 miles from the massive casino, which opened in June. I was thinking positive. Because I k
Feb 3, 2020, 9:37 am - Lottery News

Will R.I. Lottery win or lose in $1 billion IGT contract battle?
Is it a wise move that would keep more than 1,000 high-paying jobs in Rhode Island or just the latest example of a you gotta know a guy back-room deal? Is the lottery giant IGT as Rhode Island as Del's lemonade or as British as Big Ben? In short, is the proposed no-bid, $1-billion, 20-year extension of IGT's current 20-year gambling technology contract a solid win for the Rhode Island economy or an ill-advised sweetheart deal ? As state lawmakers prepare to review the proposal this fall
Aug 13, 2019, 8:34 am - Lottery News

Wisconsin man wins $1.19M on his first sports bet
James Adducci flew to Las Vegas from his home in Wisconsin on April 9 with the notion of placing an $85,000 wager on golfer Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Woods had not won one of the four PGA major tournaments since 2008 and was at 14-to-1 odds when the bet was placed at the William Hill US sportsbook inside the SLS Las Vegas. Adducci admitted his first-ever sports bet was a longshot. Golf was so special for my dad and me, Adducci said. We know how it ended. Woods' historic victor
Apr 16, 2019, 10:28 am - Lottery News

Four NJ companies roll out sports betting as NFL season kicks off
On the day the National Football League season kicked off, four gambling companies either began offering sports betting in New Jersey or announced plans to do it soon. The Tropicana casino said Thursday that it had reached a deal with William Hill Race Sports Book to offer sports betting in the near future. No timetable was given for the launch. Hours later, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Caesars casino began online and mobile sports betting, but the casino said later i
Sep 7, 2018, 11:09 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania casinos file suit against state lottery over Internet-based games
Seven commercial casino operators in Pennsylvania have filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the Pennsylvania Lottery over its new breed of casino-style online games. The casino operators are asking the court to stop the Lottery from offering the games, introduced in May, arguing they cut too close to the online games that the casinos say state gambling law reserves exclusively for them. The suit alleges several of the Lottery's games improperly imitate the look, sound and feel of slot
Aug 22, 2018, 3:14 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania Lottery is now offering simulated sports games, much to casinos' dismay
The Pennsylvania Lottery on Tuesday rolled out the latest addition to its line-up with the introduction of a simulated sports games that may appeal to football and auto racing fans. Called Xpress Football and Xpress Car Racing, these realistic animation of sporting events allow players to bet on an outcome of a random computerized drawings that occur every five minutes. Tickets to play the games can be purchased and checked at any lottery retailer. Those who want to watch the drawing resul
Aug 17, 2018, 11:48 am - Lottery News

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