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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

CT Lottery all-in on sports betting in state
The Connecticut Lottery is making a big push to include sports betting across the state. Sports betting is a top priority for this year's General Assembly session and Governor Lamont is on board with the concept. One year after a big blunder with a special New Year's super draw game in 2018, which has been attributed to human error, the new president and CEO of the Connecticut Lottery is touting that last budget year, the lottery games made $345 million for the state and gave out about $80
Jan 17, 2019, 8:13 pm - 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

Iowa lawmakers, casinos, lottery 'all in' for sports betting
It's estimated that Americans spend somewhere between $100 billion and $150 billion annually on illegal sports betting. Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May overturning a federal law that had prohibited legalized sports betting in all but Nevada, Iowa lawmakers, retailers and casinos are looking at how best to bring black market bettors into the light. They're all in, Rep. Jake Highfill, R-Johnston, said about Democratic and Republican colleagues who have been calling him since th
Jul 12, 2018, 9:59 am - Lottery News

WV Lottery Commission establishes rules for sports betting
The West Virginia Lottery Commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, following an emergency meeting Thursday. West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said the commission passed the sports betting rules, effective Thursday, to give the state's five casinos plenty of time to familiarize themselves with the various regulations outlined in the rules. We're trying to do everything we can to get sports betting available by football season that's what our goal is, Larrick
Jun 22, 2018, 9:41 am - Lottery News

Joe Girardi pitches N.Y. legislature on sports gambling
Former Yankee calls for action before end of session Joe Girardi wants New York's state legislators to take a swing at sports gambling. The former New York Yankee player and manager came to the Capitol on behalf of Major League Baseball on Wednesday to advocate for a new state law regulating betting on sports. The door was opened to sports gambling in New York earlier this month when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that limited the states where it had been allowed. I t
May 31, 2018, 9:32 am - Lottery News

U.S. Supreme Court overturns federal sports-wagering ban
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers. Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states to maintain laws that ban gambling. Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is now legal. Sports gambling could begin in a matter of weeks in casinos and racetracks i
May 14, 2018, 11:03 am - Lottery News

Pennsylvania expands gambling to pay for budget
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday affixed what he hopes will be a final patch on a $2.3 billion budget deficit by signing into law sweeping new gambling provisions. The state has doubled-down on its investment in the commercial gambling market, with new expectations of revenue from Internet-based games and a second string of casinos scattered around the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Senate passed the far-reaching gambling expansion bill Wednesday that would legalize Internet games, aut
Oct 30, 2017, 5:08 pm - Lottery News

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