New York Lawmakers Seek Inclusion, Lower Taxes in Mobile Sports Betting

New York State Assemblymember J. Gary Pretlow answers questions outside the Assembly chamber. This past week Pretlow and state Sen. Joseph Addabbo filed legislation to amend New York’s mobile sports betting law. The bill calls for more operators and reduced taxes for operators. (Image: NY Assembly)

New York’s top gaming lawmakers are teaming up for a proposal that would greatly overhaul how mobile sports betting operates in the state. Not only do they want to expand the number of operators, but they also want to reduce taxes, allow write-offs, and include more minority representation in the industry. But all that may … Read more

Vietnam Likely to Extend Pilot Program Allowing Locals to Visit Casinos

The Corona Resort and Casino in Vietnam. The property is one of two participating in a pilot program to allow locals to gamble. (Image: TripAdvisor)

Vietnam’s program to determine if locals can gamble at casinos responsibly may remain longer than previously thought. It was to remain in place until sometime this year, but might stay until 2024. For the past couple of years, Vietnam has been running a pilot program to determine if locals could handle gambling at casinos without … Read more

GamBetDC, Controversial Washington DC Sports Bet App, Lost $4M Last Year

An ariel view of Washington DC, above. DC’s sports betting app GamBetDC managed to block access to more than half of its registered users on Super Bowl Sunday. (Image: The Telegraph)

Washington DC’s sports betting app, GamBetDC, booked a $4 million loss in its first full year, DCist reports. The DC Council said in February 2021 it expected the platform to bring in $6.2 million for the district. Those disastrous numbers have prompted the DC Council to revise tax revenue expectations for next year when it … Read more

Crown Resorts Inquiry Ends, Western Australia Review Urges ‘No Sympathy’

Crown Resorts Perth is in the hot seat as Western Australia concludes its investigation. The government won’t release its decision until after a review of the investigation’s findings. (Image: Reuters)

Officials in Western Australia have concluded their review of Crown Resorts’ business operations. They have delivered their results to the government, which will soon issue its verdict on the company’s future. New South Wales was first, and then Victoria conducted an investigation into Crown Resorts. Both found egregious violations of anti-money-laundering (AML) laws. The last … Read more

Fontainebleau Las Vegas Renderings Released, Project Highlights Strip Developments

A rendering of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas porte-cochère. The Strip casino resort project is slated to open late in 2023. (Image: Fontainebleau Las Vegas)

Fontainebleau Las Vegas is on track to open sometime in the fourth quarter of 2023. Koch Industries’ real estate investment arm acquired the 67-story towering blue structure a little more than a year ago for an undisclosed price. The acquisition was made in conjunction with Miami real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer’s Fontainebleau Development. Teneo Hospitality … Read more

Las Vegas Visitor Report Shows Travelers Younger, More Diverse Than Pre-Pandemic

A busy Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas has Strip sidewalks packed with pedestrians on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Las Vegas’ annual Visitor Profile says visitors were younger last year than in prior years. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The “2021 Las Vegas Visitor Profile” details how COVID-19 and the pandemic changed travel behaviors throughout the US as it relates to Southern Nevada. Commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and conducted by California-based GLS Research, a marketing analysis firm, the 2021 report reveals that Las Vegas visitors were younger and … Read more

Churchill Downs Optimistic Regarding Richmond Casino Possibility

Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen stands in the grandstands of his company’s namesake horse racing venue, which plays host to the Kentucky Derby. (Image: Churchill Downs)

Churchill Downs Inc. agreed last month to acquire most of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment’s (P2E) assets for $2.485 billion. The takeover includes the casino operator’s development agreement with Urban One for a project in Richmond, Virginia, should voters there approve of the nearly $600 million proposal. Urban One, a Black-focused media conglomerate, is partnered with P2E … Read more