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DraftKings Finally Launches Online Sports Betting, Casino Apps in OntarioWritten by: Steve Bittenbender

One of the biggest online gaming companies has finally launched in Canada’s largest province. DraftKings officially went live in Ontario on Wednesday, six weeks after online gaming went live there. The Boston-based online gaming company became the 17th operator licensed in Ontario. It has licenses for both sports betting and online casino applications. Co-Founder, Chairman,
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Casino Arizona Gambler Allegedly Left Kids in Car, Told Toddler Was ‘Getting a Cookie’Written by: Ed Silverstein

An Arizona man was tossed in jail on Thursday after he allegedly left his two children in a car outside of Scottsdale’s Casino Arizona. He went inside to gamble for over a half hour, police said. Keo Bunchhor, 39, of Glendale was charged with two counts of child abuse, according to KSAZ, a local TV
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Preakness Win Could Put Epicenter on Track to be 3-Year-Old ChampionWritten by: Steve Bittenbender

In some ways, Saturday’s Preakness is as many expected. Epicenter comes to Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course off a strong showing in the Kentucky Derby and is the heavy morning-line favorite. The main difference is that Epicenter finished second thanks Rich Strike’s tremendous run in the final strides at the Derby two weeks ago. Without that
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Costa Rica Court Sentences 5Dimes Founder’s Killers, Including Two Cops, to PrisonWritten by: Erik Gibbs

The saga of the kidnapping-turned-murder of William Sean Creighton, founder of the 5Dimes sportsbook, in 2018 is coming to a close. On Friday, a Costa Rica court handed down sentences to the nine perpetrators, among whom are two police officers. The Criminal Court of the city of Goicoechea sentenced nine members of a gang that
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President Joe Biden Polling Numbers Worsen, 2024 Election Odds LengthenWritten by: Devin O’Connor

President Joe Biden continues to see his approval rating decline. And that’s only further lengthening the odds of him winning another four-year term in the White House come 2024. The Associated Press revealed yesterday that its latest polling conducted with the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) found just 39% of US adults
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Minnesota Sports Betting Bill Progresses, But Legalization Odds Slim in 2022Written by: Devin O’Connor

Minnesota sports betting legislation advanced in a Senate committee this week. But with only days remaining before the state legislature is to adjourn for 2022, the odds are slim that gambling will be expanded this year. State Sen. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) recently introduced a sports betting bill that quickly garnered 5-4 support in the
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Inspired Entertainment Interesting iLottery IdeaWritten by: Todd Shriber

With a market capitalization of just $275.25 million, it stands to reason that Inspired Entertainment (NASDAQ:INSE) is overlooked in the gaming equity conversation. One analyst argues that shouldn’t be the case. In a note to clients, B. Riley analyst David Bain reiterates a “buy” rating on the supplier of video gaming terminals (VGT) and software
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Tilman Fertitta Makes $50M Donation to University of Houston Med SchoolWritten by: Devin O’Connor

Tilman Fertitta is the latest casino billionaire to put his name on a medical institution. Fertitta, 64, whose privately owned Landry’s restaurant and hospitality empire includes five Golden Nugget casinos, this week announced a $50 million donation to the University of Houston’s medical school. University officials say the institution will be renamed, effective immediately, the
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Debate In Conference, as Legislature at OddsWritten by: Devin O’Connor

The Massachusetts sports betting debate in the state Legislature is headed for a conference committee. That’s after the legislative chambers remained deadlocked regarding the regulatory specifics of the expanded gambling. The Massachusetts House passed its sports betting bill last July. After months of inaction, the Senate finally took up the measure this month after it
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MGM Investor Diller Granted Limited License by Nevada Gaming CommissionWritten by: Todd Shriber

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) granted a limited license to Barry Diller — the media mogul whose IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) is the largest shareholder in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) — following an inquiry into federal investigation into the billionaire’s purchase of Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) call options ahead of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announcing a takeover bid for that video
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