The demand for gaming found refuge online during the six weeks of peak brick-and-mortar shutdown starting in mid-March, and the impacts figure to resound in legislatures around the country as beleaguered states ponder ways to improve their overall financial pictures.
The COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting shutdown of so-called non-essential businesses have wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, producing soaring unemployment and economic and fiscal pain across the country.
Last month’s annual G2E show—as usual—offered something for everyone. On the conference side of things, there was no shortage of high-profile perspective on where we are headed in the all-important areas of sports betting, mobile gaming and customer-facing technology.
UNLV gaming law expert weighs in on the current landscape of legal sports wagering and what the future holds
October 24, 2019
The opportunity to bet on football teams has expanded dramatically in the past year, with more and more states legalizing and launching sports wagering markets. It’s the result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in May 2018 to overturn the PASPA, also known as the Bradley Act.
Since the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. ___, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018), striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) last year, states across the country have been moving forward with plans to authorize sports betting.
Thanks largely to their portrayal on television and in the movies during my formative years, I had a somewhat skewed view of tradeshows and conventions when I officially entered the business world in the 1980s.
Tom Jenkin, president, global operations, Caesars Entertainment, sat for an interview
with his former colleague from Harrah’s, Dennis Conrad, president emeritus of Raving Consulting at the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference in late July.
The NBA, NBPA, and specialist gaming supplier Highlight Games Limited have formed an innovative partnership to create NBA Last 90, an exclusive virtual sports betting game that will utilize actual NBA highlights and footage.
Speedway Motorsports (SMI) and Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort Casino are launching Pit Stop Casino, a new racing-themed social gaming platform. The new online gaming product gives fans the chance to win racing-themed rewards from a free-to-play application, according to press materials.
In this issue of Casino Journal, gaming operators prep for reopening in the ongoing shadow of coronavirus, reopening casinos should consider going back to the beginning, architects ponder COVID-19 impact on gaming resort layout and design, and much more!