Latest Gambling industry News

Union: Strike could cost 4 Atlantic City casinos $2.6M a day

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A week before it could walk out on strike against numerous Atlantic City casinos, the resort's main casino workers union warned that a strike could cost four casinos a total of $2.6 million a day in losses. Local 54 of the Unite Here union issued a report...

Nevada gambling license approved for new Sparks casino

Jun. 23, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State regulators have approved a gambling license for the first newly constructed casino in the Reno-Sparks area more than two decades. The Nevada Gaming Commission voted Thursday to approve the license sought by Las Vegas-based Olympia Gaming for the Legends Bay...

Atlantic City pushes for casino worker raise to avert strike

Jun. 23, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's local government is urging its dominant industry to avoid a possible strike by paying casino workers more and hiring more of them. With strike deadlines looming in early July against at least five casinos, Local 54 of the Unite Here union...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. June 15, 2022. Editorial: As cost of farmland soars, next generation of farmers finding ways to get a foothold Farmland in Lancaster County is valuable — increasingly valuable — in more ways than one. It’s essential to the...

North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Jun. 22, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats. ...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

Bill puts two-year moratorium on new Iowa casino licenses

Jun. 18, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a measure that places a two-year moratorium on new casino licenses — a move the mayor of Cedar Rapids called “disappointing.” The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that an amendment to a larger gambling bill...

Cruise ships adding sports betting options for passengers

Jun. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The fast-growing legal sports betting industry is extending its reach to the middle of the ocean. BetMGM and Carnival Corporation announced a deal Friday to put sports books on more than 50 U.S.-based ships. The arrangement will allow betting while the ships are at sea...

Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue

Jun. 17, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses. But a new report examining how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamblers' habits says that may no...

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Jun. 17, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, and the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the half-empty grandstands. Suddenly, though, communities throughout...