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    5 Things the New York Times Got Wrong in Today’s Editorial on Fantasy Sports & Gambling

    Washington, DC  – The New York Times missed the mark in five important areas of today’s editorial (“Rein in Online Fantasy Sports Gambling”), which seemingly calls on the federal government to ban popular fantasy sports activities. #1: New York Times fails to mention the proven benefits of regulation. Prohibition on sports betting is a massive failure. Americans are finding limitless ways […]

    ESPN: DFS legality a huge issue at G2E

    Sports betting and daily fantasy sports dominated the conversation Tuesday at a gaming conference here, but nothing was resolved in the debate about whether DFS is gambling. Still, it was great to see sports betting have such a big part at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which is held at the Sands Expo & Convention […]

    Associated Press: Caesars’ new CEO shocked with lack of casino innovation

    New Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora said he’s been shocked at the casino industry’s lack of innovation in appealing to younger would-be gamblers. “The time is now,” he said, speaking Wednesday on a panel at the industry’s annual trade show, the Global Gaming Expo, in Las Vegas. Frissora described himself as an outsider during […]

    New Report Shows Strong Ties Between Illegal Gambling and Organized Crime

    Las Vegas, Nevada – A new report out today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Jay S. Albanese details the strong ties between illegal gambling operations and organized crime organizations in the U.S. The prevalence of illegal gambling has been so significant that, in 2014 alone, 80 operators in 23 states were convicted of running illegal gambling businesses. […]

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: Candidates with gaming knowledge dot the presidential field

    By Howard Stutz  After billionaire Donald Trump trashed Atlantic City during the nationally televised Republican presidential candidates’ debate, Geoff Freeman had to be smiling to himself. Not because of what Trump said. Rather, it was the setting in which the former casino owner, New York real estate developer and GOP presidential candidate uttered those remarks. […]

    Las Vegas Review-Journal: UNLV to host final presidential debate before ’16 election

    By Richard N. Velotta  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will host the final presidential debate before next year’s election, boosting the city’s growing influence in a race that already has brought a long succession of candidates to Southern Nevada. The school was notified by the Commission on Presidential Debates early Wednesday that its request […]

    American Gaming Association Adds Six New Members, Continues to Bring the Industry Together

    Washington, DC  – The American Gaming Association (AGA) today announced that it has added six new members – including three new board members – as the organization continues to grow and represent the totality of the casino gaming industry. Since January, overall AGA membership has increased by 50 percent, while the size of its board of directors […]