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A pro-casino group in Massachusetts debuted a third television ad over the weekend. The ad highlights how much money Massachusetts gamers currently spend in other states such as Connecticut and Rhode Island. Massachusetts voters will decide whether or not to repeal the state's casino law on a November ballot measure. The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (10/11)
David Baazov, the CEO of Amaya Gaming Group, discussed his company's $4.9 billion acquisition of PokerStars at a roundtable at the Global Gaming Expo. PokerStars, a market leader in Europe, is attempting to return to online gaming in the U.S. after an absence of more than three years. Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/12)
A public hearing scheduled for Thursday will offer information on changes to a gaming compact between the state and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The tribe operates two casinos in the state, including the Prairie Wind Casino. The revised gaming compact will allow the tribe to offer 500 additional gaming machines. The Rapid City Journal (S.D.) (10/12)
A court cleared U.K. plans to tighten regulations on gaming companies such as William Hill and Ladbrokes. Both firms have based online gaming operations overseas to avoid British taxes. However, bookmakers will be required to pay a 15% tax on proceeds from online wagers made in the U.K. starting on Dec. 1. Reuters (10/10)
Macau Daily Times (Macau) (10/10)
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