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Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill Faces Uncertain Future Even After Big House Vote

Lawmakers in the Massachusetts state House of Representatives easily approved a bill to legalize sports betting on Thursday, but the measure still has a big hurdle to overcome before Bay Staters can start downloading apps. The 156-3 vote for House Bill 3993, formerly known as House Bill 3997 and before that House Bill 3974, brings […]

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Las Vegas Population Forecasted to Increase More Than 40 Percent

The Las Vegas population is an estimated 2.38 million people as of the end of 2020. UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) says it will only grow over the next four decades. Southern Nevada real estate agents, commercial and residential developers, future home sellers, and casino resorts will have plenty to cheer about […]

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Louisiana Governor Names Ronnie Johns Gaming Control Board Chairman

Ronnie Johns, a state senator who recently resigned from the Legislature, has been named chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. His appointment comes as the state is preparing to launch sports betting. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) this week appointed Johns, a Republican, to lead the board that regulates gaming in Louisiana. The 71-year-old […]

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Relax Gaming Limited launches new Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels video slot

A month after premiering its Spirit of the Beast video slot,  Maltese online casino games developer Relax Gaming Limited has now returned to announce the debut of its new five-reel Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels innovation. Headquartered in the Valletta suburb of St Julian’s, the developer used an official Tuesday press release to detail that the four-row […]

ANJ Criticizes Betting Ads During EURO and Proposes Action

According to the latest news in the betting sector, the French gambling regulator, L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), has reviewed marketing practices of sports wagering operators at EURO 2020 and issued a statement on the matter.

In the report, ANJ highlights that during the European championship, some questionable wagering practices have been unfolded, and the line has been crossed in terms of advertisement pressure with many ads targeting young audiences.

ANJ launches action projects to address the issue

On July 20, the French regulator held a discussion with major bookmaking ops on the topic of responsible advertising. At the end of the debate, a detailed plan was mapped out to address all the current problems in the betting sector. ANJ plans to launch several projects in the bookmaking vertical that will come into force by the end of 2021.

Firstly, the regulator addresses the issues of the responsible advertisement in the following ways:

request a mid-term review of marketing strategies from all bookmaking operators with a possibility of sanctions in case of non-compliance;
hold a stakeholder consultation for advertising at the start of the academic year;
launch practical advertising guidelines for betting operators by the end of the year.

In addition, ANJ is going to review wagering limits and define “reasonable” bonuses with the possible increase of limitations.

On September 21, 2021, the betting authority will organize a seminar to define what is “pathological gambling”, as it seems that every French operator has its own understanding of the term.  

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Mask-Wearing Casino Thief Heading To Prison For Stealing $125K, Report Says

A 56-year-old man who dressed in various prosthetic masks for cover as he allegedly stole money at gaming properties is to spend four years in prison. John Colletti of Harper Woods, Mich. was sentenced this week in Detroit federal court. He faced up to 20 years in prison after he pled guilty in April to identity […]

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GambleAware highlights British iGaming deposit limit tool research

In the United Kingdom and the organization behind the BeGambleAware.org responsible gambling resource has publicized research from The Behavioural Insights Team surrounding the ongoing use of iGaming deposit limit tools. The GambleAware charity used an official Thursday press release (pdf) to publicize the global behavioral science organization’s findings that the development of deposit limit tools […]

Boyd Gaming Among Mid-Cap Companies Seen Topping Q2 Earnings Estimates

Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) reports second-quarter results next Tuesday, and the company could be among the mid- and small-cap firms that top estimates for the April through June period. Bank of America recently screened components of the S&P Small Cap 600 and S&P Mid Cap 400 indexes. That’s where the bank’s earnings per share (EPS) and […]

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‘Sopranos’ Fans Gather at Atlantic City Casino to Meet TV Show’s Stars

A fan convention featuring stars from the HBO Mob series The Sopranos is talking place this weekend at Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort and Casino. The now-classic show first aired from 1999 to 2007 and is still available on the cable channel. Some stars, such as Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano) and Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti), are […]

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Iowa Powerball Ticket Price Increasing Next Month to $3, Power Play Mandatory

Iowa Lottery officials are revamping Powerball, the primary change being that the price to play will soon become more expensive.  Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said this week that beginning with the Monday, August 23 draw, Powerball tickets in the state will increase from $2 to $3. Powerball tickets have cost $2 since the game […]

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