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Bally Casino Applies for Qualified Gaming Entity Status in Pennsylvania

January 6, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

This week, on Jan 3, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) reopened applications for qualified gaming entity (QGE) status. So far, though, it has only one applicant: Bally’s. Pennsylvania was the first state after New Jersey to launch a competitive regulated market for online casinos in 2019. In doing so, it copied many aspects of the Garden State’s model, […]

Job Seekers With Criminal Convictions May Get a Second Chance in New York

January 5, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

New Yorkers still need employment, but he will talk with his legislative director before he reintroduces a bill allowing job seekers with criminal convictions to apply for work in the gaming industry, said state Sen. Joseph Addabbo. Addabbo, D-Ozone Park, sponsored S1443B last year that sought to remove the “automatic disqualification” of would-be New York […]

Claudio Fischer Aborts Strip Resort Plans, Blaming Economic Conditions

January 4, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Chilean businessman Claudio Fischer has worn a lot of hats over the years. However, Las Vegas Strip magnate will not be among them, at least not immediately. Fischer is an important figure in the Latin American casino and hospitality space as the owner of the Sun Dreams chain. His professional history includes such diverse endeavors as owning a large-scale […]

What Does 2023 Hold for the US Online Gambling Industry?

December 28, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

As Jan. 1 approaches, most of us in the gambling media are doing the same thing: Preparing to peer into our crystal balls and write up our predictions for the coming year. But before I do that, for the sake of transparency, let’s look at my score for 2022 predictions. Sadly, Online Poker Report is no more, […]

iGaming Push More Likely As Federal Pandemic Relief Fades?

December 19, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

As I write this, I have Covid. Again. I’m tired of it. You’re tired of it. Based on fading federal pandemic aid to states, everyone’s tired of it. However, coronavirus topic fatigue won’t make it evaporate from reality.  Yet that’s what’s about to happen to that funding. In 2023, no new money will be coming […]

GeoComply Q&A With Bonus: Pappas on Gambling Advocacy

December 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

GeoComply just locked in a major win. On Tuesday, John A. Pappas revealed to his social media followers that he accepted a job with the location detection software and cybersecurity provider. Today, he talked to Bonus about his new role as senior vice president of government and public affairs. Before starting full-time work at GeoComply last […]

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