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8/15/2018

A social casino game company is harnessing the power and speed of blockchain technology to allow players to purchase its KamaGames Tokens at a discounted rate. CEO Andrey Kuznetsov points out this isn't a strategy to raise funds for the company, but rather a service that allows players who like offers and discounts to buy using cryptocurrency.

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8/15/2018

The Mechoopda Indian tribe of the Chico Rancheria reportedly has signed a gaming compact with California that could lead to a new casino. The tribe hopes to build a gaming facility in Butte County with up to 2,000 slots.

8/14/2018

The landmark deal between the NBA and MGM will lay the groundwork for the future of sports wagering and sponsorships across all major sports. Matt King, the new chief executive at FanDuel, envisions similar deals between gambling entities and sports leagues in the next 90 to 180 days.

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8/14/2018

The Viva Vision canopy at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience will become seven times brighter and offer displays 24 hours a day. The work will begin in February and wrap up by the end of 2019.

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Las Vegas Sun
8/14/2018

Roulette game-maker Authentic Gaming has launched a new studio in Malta and also is planning a UK expansion. "The UK is a key market for us as we continue to expand into regulated jurisdictions around the world," Authentic Gaming CEO Jonas Delin said.

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8/14/2018

PokerStars is expanding into Pennsylvania via the Mount Airy Casino Resort to offer sports wagering and online casino gaming. The move could lead to the further expansion of online poker in the US, Dustin Gouker writes.

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Online Poker Report
8/14/2018

Three key hires, effective immediately, aim to support Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment's growing and dynamic brand. Drew Kelley is senior vice president and chief financial officer, Barbara Kenney is senior vice president and chief human resources officer and Richard Lindsay is senior vice president and chief development officer

8/13/2018

The NCAA looks to balance transparency in releasing player injury reports and the right to privacy for student athletes. Not publicly releasing details of injuries could create an unfair betting advantage for insiders, while others agree with Stanford football coach David Shaw, who says, "I do not feel right giving out medical information of a 19-year-old. I think it's wrong in any way, shape or form."

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8/13/2018

Blockchain may offer a great level of financial transparency coupled with increased anonymity in online gaming, Olga Kharif writes. "The whole point is ... [t]he house can't run with the money, and being as transparent as possible," says Dice2.win co-founder Anton Ivanov.

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8/13/2018

The three-day Australasian Gaming Expo takes place this week at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The event displays new gaming technology, offers educational courses and reveals what's in store for the future of gaming and hospitality.

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