Although most Americans participated in legal World Cup final bets at casinos, many gamers in other countries are turning to their smartphones to place sports wagers. Revenue from online sports bets represents 60% of the UK market, while revenue from in-person betting declined 12% over the past five years, according to Gambling Compliance.
Recycling is a conspicuous priority at the MGM National Harbor hotel and casino in Prince George's County, Md., following a companywide sustainability policy. Guests have responded to the initiative, which features 135 recycling bins throughout the property and separation of recyclables from disposables by staff.
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.