Day: May 21, 2024

Massachusetts Sportsbooks Skip State Gaming Commission Roundtable

Massachusetts’ six online sports betting operators opted to sit out Tuesday’s regulatory roundtable discussion regarding how sportsbooks limit patrons.   Advertisements for DraftKings and BetMGM are shown on Fenway Park’s Green Monster, home of MLB’s Boston Red Sox. Massachusetts’ licensed sportsbooks this week sat out a regulatory discussion on how they limit certain bettors. (Image:…

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UK’s Biggest Problem Gambling Charity Denies Kowtowing to Betting Industry

The UK’s charity regulator has opened an investigation into the country’s biggest problem gambling nonprofit, GambleAware. Annie Ashton, whose husband committed suicide after suffering from problem gambling, is one of the signatories to a complaint that claims GambleAware is too close for comfort to the industry. (Image: The Guardian) The Charity Commission confirmed to The…

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IGT/Everi Merger Could Deliver Vital Scale, Says Analyst

In what remains one of the largest gaming industry transactions to this point in 2024, International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) announced in February the merger of its global gaming and PlayDigital units with Everi (NYSE: EVRI) in a $6.2 billion transaction. The Everi Holdings booth at the 2019 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. An…

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Bally’s Asks Rhode Island Officials for Higher Casino Credit Limits

Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corporation is seeking the freedom to issue larger credit lines to its high rollers. Bally’s officials celebrate the completion of the company’s $100 million overhaul of its Twin River Lincoln casino in Rhode Island in April 2023. Bally’s is now seeking permission to extend higher credit lines to VIP gamblers. (Image: The…

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