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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 […]

Harris Poll Shows American Public Favors Betting, Not Ads

December 6, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Ads are repetitive, and so is history. In 2015, sports betting wasn’t yet legal in the US. The federal government, sports league commissioners, and other power brokers had worked together to keep it that way. Even so, Americans found themselves inundated with ads for the companies that would come to dominate that space five years […]

The Complicated World of Social Media Gambling Policies

December 5, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) recently updated pages regarding its policies for the marketing of iGaming products. While the policies themselves aren’t new, the company apparently felt the need to emphasize them in light of the ever-growing popularity of online gambling – both regulated and not. Facebook requires such companies to obtain its written permission before […]

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 […]

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