Illinois Breaks $1B In 2021 Gaming Revenue, More To Come

Illinois Sportsbook

The Illinois Gaming Board has reported over $1 billion in revenue from legal sports wagering and casino gaming from January through October 2021. This number is set to increase astronomically, as state gaming regulators have approved multiple new casinos in the greater Chicago area. CHICAGO – The Illinois Gaming Board is reporting over $1 billion … Read more

Former Illinois Mayor Implicated In Casino Conspiracy

Sam Cunningham

The former mayor of Waukegan, Illinois has been implicated in a quid-pro-quo conspiracy to exchange campaign funding for votes on casino licensing, according to court documents. The city denies any wrongdoing and claims the suit is frivolous; regardless, the two parties have a settlement mediation hearing scheduled for later this month. WAUKEGAN, Ill. – The … Read more

WSOP Will Be Held In Summer 2022 On Vegas Strip

WSOP

The 2022 WSOP will take place from May 31 to July 19, 2022. It will move from the Rio, where it has spent 17 years, to Bally’s and Paris. 2022’s tournament will be the first held on the Las Vegas Strip. LAS VEGAS – For 17 years, the World Series of Poker has been held … Read more

Jim Allen Addresses Florida Sports Betting Lawsuits At Expo

Florida Sports Betting

Florida’s regulated sports betting market launch has been plagued by multiple lawsuits. Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming is unphased by the pending legal pushback. A November 5 court date is set to determine if the new gaming compact is legitimate. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida gets closer to the launch of sports betting, the … Read more

Bill Hornbuckle Of MGM Endorses Online Casinos In Nevada

iGaming

At the recent IndyFest 2021, Bill Hornbuckle, CEO of MGM Resorts, publicly endorsed iGaming in Nevada. Nevada has historically been against online casinos. However, iGaming access would have saved the state from a lot of lost revenue suffered during the pandemic casino closures. LAS VEGAS – The topic of iGaming in Nevada was brought up … Read more

Scientific Games Sells OpenBet For $1.2 Billion To Endeavor

Scientific Games - Endeavor

Scientific Games has sold its sports betting business, OpenBet, to Endeavor Group Holdings. This was a $1.2 billion acquisition. The deal will officially be complete in Q2 of 2022. LAS VEGAS – Scientific Games is moving on from its popular OpenBet sports betting business, selling the product to Endeavor Group Holdings. This purchase will see … Read more

World Series Of Poker 2021 Kicks Off This Week In Vegas

World Series of Poker

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament will commence on September 30. Big-named gambler Chris Moneymaker has announced he will not be attending this season due to the COVID-19 risk. A $5 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em event will run during the opening weekend. LAS VEGAS – The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament … Read more

Several Vegas Casinos Re-Introducing Masks For Employees

Casinos Require Masks

COVID-19 case rates have been rising in Nevada. Several Las Vegas casinos have responded by mandating masks for employees. No mask mandates for customers have been instantiated as of yet. LAS VEGAS – While many states have relaxed restrictions due to the widespread availability of vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a danger in some … Read more

Resorts World Las Vegas Opens For Business

Vegas Casino

Resorts World Las Vegas opened up on Thursday evening. It is the first major casino opening since the COVID-19 pandemic. Las Vegas has seen more than $1 billion in casino revenue monthly. LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas has seen a marked improvement in terms of revenue in the last few months as the city recovers … Read more

Nevada Casinos Fully Reopen But Some Will Be Closed Indefinitely

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Nevada casinos are operating at full capacity statewide as of June 1. Some casinos, like those in the northern part of NV, will not be reopening. A handful of gaming establishments will open under new names as they were sold off during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic. LAS VEGAS – On June 1, Nevada … Read more