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1/10/2022

ICE London, a gaming convention run by Clarion Gaming, will take place from April 12-14 at ExCel London. The event was initially scheduled for February but was pushed back amid an increase in COVID-19 cases.

1/10/2022

FanDuel, DraftKings, Rush Street Interactive and Caesars Sportbook are now offering mobile sports betting in New York, with five additional platforms set to launch once regulatory requirements are met. Sports betting has been allowed in person at the state's four licensed casinos since 2019.

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1/10/2022

Amid new leadership, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is revisiting plans to construct a casino-resort in Massachusetts, after an attempt in 2016 was derailed because of legal issues and a Trump administration order. If the tribe decides to move forward, it may opt to build a less ambitious slot parlor or bingo hall, with new Chairman Brian Weeden noting, "We need to learn from our mistakes and proceed with caution."

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1/6/2022

A "Discovery Den" has opened at Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, which will serve as a testing area for new gaming machines and terminals from developers such as Scientific Games, AGS, Konami and Gaming Arts. The 2,200-square-foot space, thought to be the only such testing area at a tribal casino, will feature a rotating selection of approximately 30 games.

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1/6/2022

Boyd Gaming Corp. will start construction this summer on Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, La., and the new facility will include 47,000 square feet of gaming space, a FanDuel sportsbook and multiple dining options. The land-based venue will take the place of the company's riverboat casino and is expected to be operational by the end of 2023.

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1/6/2022

For a two-week period, Macao will restrict all international arrivals, other than those from mainland China, to help avoid a COVID-19 outbreak. The measure follows a similar ban just enacted in Hong Kong, which forbids arrivals from eight countries, including the US.

1/3/2022

Casinos in Nevada brought in $1.32 billion in house winnings in November, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, marking the first time in history that they won more than $1 billion for nine consecutive months. In addition, sports wagers won by casinos were a record $72 million for the month, with the average daily room rate up over 15% from the same period in 2019.

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1/3/2022

Due to the fast spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant, casinos in Quebec have been temporarily closed, with casinos in other Canadian provinces reducing capacity to 50%. "With the increase of cases and hospitalizations, we must put in place new measures," said Quebec Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dube.

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1/3/2022

Washington's first sports betting app was introduced at Snoqualmie Casino, which was also the first location in the state to debut an in-person sportsbook last September. The app allows bettors to make wagers online while on casino property, after activating and funding their accounts.

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1/3/2022

The Catawba Nation Indian Nation Lands Act has been signed into law, resolving a long dispute over land ownership and providing federal backing to the Two Kings Casino in North Carolina that is currently under construction. An opening date for the $273 million project has not been announced, but the tribe is operating a pre-launch facility with 1,000 gaming machines in the interim.