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AGA Estimates Show a Sizeable Black Market With a Silver Lining

December 1, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The regulated gambling industry in the US has been drawing more than the usual level of criticism of late. It’s probably no coincidence, then, that the American Gaming Association (AGA) chose this moment to release a study highlighting the size of the black and gray markets. If we take the AGA’s numbers as accurate, Americans are spending $44.2 billion on illegal […]

Will PlayAGS Be Better Off Without Apollo’s Involvement?

November 22, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Last week, news broke that Apollo Global Management is selling its final 22% stake in American Gaming Systems (AGS), known these days as PlayAGS. For much of the past decade, Apollo was the largest shareholder of the Las Vegas-based AGS and, at one time, its sole owner. For some time now, casinos have served as a […]

A Closer Look at Claudio Fischer and His Las Vegas Ambitions

November 22, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Events of recent weeks have reminded us that two things are inevitable on the Las Vegas Strip: Ambition and change. On November 13, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Chilean business mogul Claudio Fischer is poised to complete the purchase of ten acres of land on the Strip. It’s a deal nearly three years in […]

Major iGaming States Back to Setting Records After Slow Summer

November 21, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The year’s final quarter has traditionally been a good one for online casino revenue. So far, it looks like Q4 2022 will be no exception. Regulators released their October online gambling revenue figures late last week. The four largest online casino states – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Connecticut – each posted all-time records for daily average […]

Hacksaw Gaming Chooses West Virginia as Its Jumping-Off Point for the US

November 17, 2022 | By: Keith Stein

Malta-based slot game and scratchcard developer Hacksaw Gaming has its sights set on the US. This week, it announced that it has obtained its first provisional license in the country. Rather than the usual launchpad of New Jersey, it has chosen to get started in West Virginia. Though small, the West Virginia online casino market […]

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