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What’s covered in the Gambling Act white paper?

What’s covered in the Gambling Act white paper?

After years of delays and speculation, the most transformative review of gambling in the United Kingdom in 18 years has finally been published.

The publication of the Gambling Act review white paper signifies a landmark upheaval of how gambling will be regulated in the UK going forward, in an age of smartphones and 24/7 internet access.

To say the review has been much anticipated would be an understatement. Industry trade bodies, operator groups and industry critics alike have waited eagerly for the white paper’s publication.

It has been an eventful two years and four months since the UK government announced the review – one that has encompassed the resignations and appointments of two prime ministers, the declaration of a cost of living crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

While the white paper document outlines much of what the industry expected, it contains a few unexpected additions – including the addition of a gambling ombudsman, to give customers one point of contact for..

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Pennsylvania gambling revenue exceeds $500m for the first time in March

Pennsylvania gambling revenue exceeds $500m for the first time in March

Pennsylvania set a new record in March after monthly gambling revenue surpassed $500.0m for the first time, while igaming revenue also reached an all-time high.

Revenue for the month reached $515.3m, up 11.4% from $462.7m in March 2022 and also 12.8% ahead of $456.8m in February of this year.

Retail slots accounted for almost half of all gambling revenue for March, with the $225.4m generated during the month being 5.0% ahead of the previous year. However, revenue from retail table games slipped 8.9% to $85.9m.

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Pennsylvania gambling revenue up 21.6% in February

Pennsylvania gambling revenue up 21.6% in February

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania increased by 21.6% year-on-year in February, driven by significant growth across the sports betting and online slots sectors.

Revenue for the month amounted to $456.8m, up from $375.7m in February 2022and just 1.6% shy of the $464.4m generated in January of this year, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Retail slots remained by far the main gambling revenue source in the state with $202.8m, up 4.2% year-on-year, while retail table games revenue also edged up 0.2% to $74.5m.

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NJ gambling revenue up 10.4% year-on-year in February

NJ gambling revenue up 10.4% year-on-year in February

Gambling revenue in New Jersey climbed 10.4% year-on-year during the month of February, with growth in almost all market sectors.

Revenue for the month amounted to $412.2m, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This was up from $373.3m in the same month in 2022 but 5.7% behind the $436.9m generated in January of this year.

Physical slot machines remained the core source of revenue in the state, with the $159.3m collected in February being 3.5% ahead of the previous year.

However, land-based table games revenue slipped 4.9% to $55.6m, although this was the only segment to experience a decline.

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Nevada gambling revenue rises 18% year-on-year in January

Nevada gambling revenue rises 18% year-on-year in January

The Nevada Gaming Control board reported an 18.0% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue in the US state during January, with growth across all key markets.

Revenue for the month amounted to $1.27bn, up from $1.08bn in January 2022 but 3.1% lower than $1.31bn in December of last year.

Slots accounted for $874.5m of all revenue for the month, 15.9% up on the same month last year. Multi-denomination slots generated $459.1m in revenue, with penny slots revenue at $285.9m.

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Caesars Sportsbook opens at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

Caesars Sportsbook opens at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

A new Caesars Sportsbook has launched at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new venue marks the first Caesars Sportsbook location in downtown Las Vegas.

The sportsbook offers three betting windows, a number of self-service betting kiosks, an LED TV viewing wall and several odds boards.

Downtown Grand celebrated the opening of the sportsbook with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an appearance by author and professional gambler Anthony Curits.

“We’re known for delivering elevated hotel experiences and the new Caesars Sportsbook is no exception,” said Andrew Economon, general manager of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.

“We know our guests will enjoy the exceptional offerings of this all-new sports betting venue.”

Last week, Caesars Entertainment entered into a sports betting partnership with Raynham Park in Massachusetts.

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Inspired Entertainment promotes Pierce to CEO 

Inspired Entertainment promotes Pierce to CEO 

Inspired Entertainment has promoted its current president and chief operating officer Brooks H Pierce to the role of chief executive.

Pierce succeeds former CEO, A Lorne Weil, who has subsequently been promoted to executive chair of the supplier’s board.

Besides his CEO duties, Pierce will also continue in his role as chief operating officer and have additional oversight on company strategy.

As part of the promotion, Pierce’s terms of employment have been extended to 31 December 2026. His base salary has increased to $585,000 with a bonus eligibility of up to 110% of his annual salary, meaning he could earn up to $1.2m depending on performance.

Alongside Pierce’s promotion, executive chairman Weil’s terms of employment have been extended to 31 December 2027.

Weil’s updated terms of employment include a salary increase to $800,000 per annum, and an 80,000 yearly limit on shares.

The business said the leadership changes were part of a wider plan to streamline strategic oversi..

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World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

The special guests keep coming on the World Series of Politics, with GeoComply’s Linsday Slader joining Brendan Bussmann and Brandt Iden to discuss Ohio’s sports betting launch. Also under discussion are Brazil, Macau and the US legislative session.

The geolocation specialist’s managing director of gaming says Ohio’s sports betting launch was one of the biggest market openings in the US to date.

Over the New Year weekend alone, GeoComply recorded more than 11.3 million geolocation transactions, and Slader says around 1.2 million accounts were set up in the first week of activity.

This episode also marks the World Series of Politics’ debut on Spotify! You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, and directly from this page.

Ohio betting flies out the blocks

There’s also a wider range of betting options than ever before, with 1,000 kiosks rolled out across Ohio, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this works in tandem with a widespread mobile offering. If it keeps up its early ..

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Detroit casinos post gaming and sports betting revenue drops in 2022

Detroit casinos post gaming and sports betting revenue drops in 2022

Detroit’s three land-based commercial casinos reported a year-on-year decline in gaming revenue for 2022, with revenue down across both slots and tables games and sports betting.

Revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2022 was $1.28bn, down 1.4% from $1.29bn in the previous year. Slots were responsible for $983.7m of total revenue, representing 77% of the market, then table games with $273.3m (21%) and sports betting at $18.8m (2%).

Analysing the performance by market sector, combined slots and table games revenue fell by 0.8% year-on-year to $1.26bn.

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Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

The Texas legislature will consider a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to legalize casinos at a limited number of locations and set the stage to permit sports betting.

The proposed law – Senate Joint Resolution 17 – would devise the framework for a new body named the Texas Gaming Commission, which would supervise legalized gambling in Texas.

Casino gambling would be authorized at a “limited number of destination resorts and facilities” with the proceeds going towards tax relief and funding for education and public safety.

The amendment’s author is Houston-based state senator Carol Alvarado, a Democrat who initially pre-filed the bill on 14 November 2022.

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