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Small Town, Big Casino: Is It a Winning Gamble?

March 23, 2023 | By: Devon Jackson

Casinos, especially full-featured resort casinos, present an economic opportunity. However, they can be a mixed blessing and can seem especially scary in smaller communities that already have more than their fair share of problems. The most common worries are crime and the direct impact of gambling on residents. Easier to overlook are the secondary economic […]

TheScore Bet Launches on Desktop in Ontario as Coolbet Takes a Bow

March 17, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Ontario gamblers can now access theScore Bet via its familiar app and online. The change comes after the Toronto-based brand released a desktop version of its popular Ontario online casino and sportsbook. Previously, players could only access theScore Bet through the app launched last April when Ontario debuted regulated online gambling. Despite the app-only offering, […]

Barstool Sports Betting Is Coming to Massachusetts, on 2 Conditions

December 20, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Barstool sports betting is no stranger to drama, and drama it got before being allowed to enter the Massachusetts market. At 5:40 p.m. today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) tweeted that it granted Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) a “temporary Category 1 sports wagering operator license.” However, unlike other operators given temporary operator licenses, MGC placed […]

Is Portnoy of Barstool Finally Toxic to Penn? Massachusetts Has Misgivings

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports fame may finally be toxic to Penn Entertainment, which owns the brand. Because of concerns about Portnoy, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) paused to consider the “suitability” of awarding a retail sports betting license to Penn’s Plainridge Park Casino. The Boston-area racino plans to brand its retail sportsbook with Barstool […]

Penn Entertainment To Increase Stake In Barstool Sports To 100%

August 25, 2022 | By: Joshua Buckley

Barstool Sports will soon become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Penn Entertainment. The transaction, expected to be completed in February, will see the latter exercise its contractual right to acquire the remaining shares of Barstool. Penn Entertainment (still known as Penn National Gaming at the time) first invested in Barstool in 2020. It acquired a 36% […]

Penn National Employee Charged with Insider Trading

June 30, 2022 | By: Devon Jackson

Amateur criminals often find that they’d have been better off leaving things to the professionals. In what may prove to be an example of that, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged a Penn National Gaming employee with insider trading. Earlier this month, the SEC alleged that David Roda, 36, and a childhood friend […]

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