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Bovada Exits Michigan and Colorado in Response to Regulatory Crackdown

Black market gambling site Bovada has heeded the warnings of state gaming regulators, adding Colorado and Michigan to list of states it will not serve. The Michigan Gaming Control Board sent a “cease and desist” letter on May 29 to Bovada’s owner, Harp Media. According to SBCAmericas, Colorado sent a similar letter the following week, although Bonus has not […]

Hard Rock Virginia—Bristol Resort ‘Not Delayed’ But Won’t Open in July, Aiming For Later in 2024

June 12, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Hard Rock’s permanent casino resort in Bristol, Virginia, won’t open next month, the company revealed last week. It hasn’t committed to a new opening date but has obtained a six-month extension from the Virginia Lottery Board, which regulates the state’s new retail casinos. That implies an opening in January 2025 at the latest, but more likely in […]

Jackpot.com Becomes Associated Press Lottery Ticket Courier Partner

June 6, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Jackpot.com will become The Associated Press (AP)‘s official lottery ticket courier and provider of nationwide lottery results. With the deal, in addition to checking lottery numbers, AP readers in states where Jackpot.com is available can purchase lottery tickets online through the courier’s app. The Jackpot.com app allows lottery players to purchase tickets on their mobile […]

Amazon-Powered Gift & Go Partners With Scientific Games for Speedy Lottery Rewards in Five States

June 5, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Lottery technology provider Scientific Games (SG) has partnered with the Amazon-backed Gift & Go platform to offer non-cash loyalty rewards to lottery players. Gift & Go’s “storefront” allows players to redeem loyalty points for over 1,800 prizes, including gadgets, gift cards for various online retailers, and cosmetics. The Gift & Go digital rewards store is already […]

Donerail Group Slams Penn Entertainment Management, Says Company Should Be Sold

June 4, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Penn Entertainment shareholder Donerail Group has expressed concerns regarding the company’s high spending on its interactive division and poor stock performance. In an open letter to David Handler, the board of directors chairman, Donerail also objected to Penn CEO Jay Snowden’s level of compensation amid the company’s financial struggles. The shareholder says Penn Entertainment should […]

Can Bally Casino’s Rhode Island Growth Overcome Disappointing Early Revenue Numbers?

June 4, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

Bally’s early revenue figures from its Rhode Island online casino monopoly are disappointing, yet 72% growth from March to April suggests that the situation might only be temporary. Bally Casino generated $2.1 million in gaming revenue for April, less than either the state’s official projections or the somewhat more pessimistic forecast supplied by Bonus Managing Editor Alex […]

Will the Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike Hurt the Chances of Online Casino Legalization?

May 31, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

Both halves of the Illinois legislature have passed this year’s budget bill, which includes a new progressive tax on sports betting revenue. The largest operators, who will suffer the heftiest tax increase, have warned that it will change how they do business in the state. Unfortunately, these same operators are also a driving force for iGaming expansion, leading to […]

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