Nearly $3.5 million in gross revenue flowed in to New Jersey's three sports betting venues by the one-month anniversary of the newly legalized wagering. Wagers in June contributed to $294,000 in taxes for the state, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Gross gaming revenue in the US rose 4.56% year over year to $3.56 billion in May and increased 2.81% nationwide in the first half of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017. Although sports betting has not been a large moneymaker for casinos, the activity could bring more sports fans into gaming facilities, where they might choose to play slots or other games.
A bill that would bar local casino employees from going to Macau's casinos outside of working hours has been approved by the Legislative Assembly. If passed, the law would allow employees to visit casinos for training activities and during the Lunar New Year's first three days.
The Effingham American Legion Post 120 is one of several fraternal organizations in Illinois that have been enjoying added revenue from video gaming machines since 2012. Terminal income from across the state rose by 17.6% to $1.3 billion in 2017 compared with the year before, IGB says.
The Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference & Exhibition will be held Feb. 26 and 27 -- about two months before the start of national general elections -- in Goa, India. The event will cover topics related to opportunities in legalized gaming.
Ocean Resorts Casino is marketing its new online casino by offering as much as $125 in free play for new customers in a no-deposit bonus bundle. The promotion covers the casino's video poker, slots, table game and roulette options.
Hard Rock Atlantic City has called on British online gaming company Bet365 for its upcoming sports betting offering. The casino will become the fifth facility to offer sports betting in New Jersey if approval is granted soon.
Internet gaming supplier GAN is aiming to further its operations in the US with help from the $9.9 million it recently raised. The push was prompted in part by the US's recent entry into legalized sports betting.
The application process for Sweden's new gaming and betting licenses will begin Aug. 1, according to the Swedish Gambling Authority. Under a new law, international operators will be able to offer online gaming in the country at the beginning of next year.
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