News by Alex Hoffmann

Alex is a writing guru and passionate gambling whisperer, who joined the LCB network in June 2017. Born and raised in ex-Yugoslavia's capital, Belgrade, sometimes called the crossroads between the East and West, his first childhood heroes were novelists whose work sparked his appetite for literature and later a career in writing. Although a philologist by profession, Alex has always been a tech-savvy which helped him combine his linguistic talents with the digital media, content marketing and creativity, allowing him to leave a significant written mark in various industries. Since being open to life means the world to him, Alex enjoys traveling, playing music, doing philanthropy work, staying in shape, reading books, meeting new people and stargazing with anyone about anything... if it makes sense.

Prairie Meadows In Iowa Ready To Launch With William Hill

Added on January 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Whilst Iowa eagerly awaits its lawmakers to approve wagering on sports in 2019, the state’s land-based outlets are making final preparations to launch. Among such sportsbooks is Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, whose latest partnership agreement with William Hill, UK’s top betting site, has empowered it to kick off as soon as the legislation receives ... Read more

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NBA To Reform Betting Policy In Line With Premier League

Added on January 20, 2019 in General Gambling News

Reinforcing gambling policies within the National Basketball Association is currently a burning issue for the league after legalizing sports gambling in the United States, says Mark Tatum, deputy commissioner. NBA’s chief operating officer has also revealed the association’s next move regarding the rising threats that came into existence with May’s Supreme Court ruling. This refers ... Read more

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Sports Betting In Minnesota Blocked By MIGA

Added on January 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

According to the latest reports on legalized gambling activities across the United States, there has been a change in politics around the burning issue of sports betting in Minnesota. In a letter from Charles Vig, chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, it is said that the tribes are not interested in pursuing a sportsbook ... Read more

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GiG Deals Casino Games Aggregator Relax Gaming

Added on January 16, 2019 in General Gambling News

GiG’s determined expansion into new markets continues in 2019, as the sports betting company finalizes another content distribution agreement with Relax Gaming, open casino platform and games provider. Malta-based parent company of popular gaming brands GUTS, Rizk, Betspin, Thrills and Kaboo is improving online performance by delivering proprietary games titles to the Relax Gaming platform, ... Read more

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MGM Appoints Chris Kelley To Oversee Operations At Rocksino

Added on January 15, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in Ohio has officially inaugurated Chris Kelley as future president and COO. The decision has also been confirmed by MGM Resorts International, whose acquisition of the property is expected to finalize in the first six months of 2019. According to the official statement, Kelley will oversee daily operations at the ... Read more

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Hesse To Break From State Treaty on Gambling

Added on January 10, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The German state of Hesse has announced a possibility to develop its own gambling regulations in case the government fails to deliver a federal framework by the end of 2019. According to the report, the ruling coalition could even part with the State Treaty on Gambling, allowing it to work on an entirely new regulatory ... Read more

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GamCare To Update Safer Gambling Standards

Added on January 9, 2019 in General Gambling News

The counselling agency for treatment and prevention of problem gambling from the United Kingdom, GamCare, has announced a series of brand-new standards for recognizing operators who go beyond social responsibility across their platforms. As reported, the UK’s leading provider of information, advice and free support services, will introduce Safer Gambling Standards at this year’s ICE ... Read more

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Penn National Acquires Margaritaville Resort In Louisiana

Added on January 5, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Operator of casinos and racetracks from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Penn National Gaming, has added another property to its real-estate assets, after officially announcing the full takeover of Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. The gambling giant extended its network of gaming and racing facilities including video gaming terminals across the United States after cashing out ... Read more

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Italy Increases Tax for Gambling Operators in 2019

Added on January 3, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

The new year has instigated a series of changes in the Italian iGaming industry, as the state government officially increased tax for gambling operators and brought a ban on advertising into action, effective January 1st, 2019. According to the new law, online casino licensees in the country will have to pay a tax of 25% ... Read more

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Delaware North Casinos in West Virginia Go Live

Added on December 28, 2018 in General Gambling News

Global food service and hospitality company, Delaware North, has surprised sports bettors in West Virginia this Christmas by launching two retail sportsbooks within the territory’s borders. The operator’s shops will include first online and mobile betting options as well. The West Virginia Lottery Commission has officially approved “a week of field testing” at Wheeling Island ... Read more

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Codere Secures Multi-Year Deal With NBA

Added on December 24, 2018 in General Gambling News

NBA is continuing the expansion of major gaming arrangements with international partners, as Spanish multinational company, Codere, secures a long-term deal with the league in Mexico. First thing to remember, the association had recently entered into an agreement with a Uruguayan sports betting operator, Supermatch, thus joining the LatAm market for the first time in ... Read more

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Delaware Generates $1.1m from Sports Betting in November

Added on December 21, 2018 in News

The state of Delaware has reached its second-highest monthly revenue after the launch of sports betting, mainly driven by the increased number of customer wagers. According to the report, the proceeds in November rose to $16.4 million, continuing the fast pace of money flow from previous months. The total handle includes player winnings of $15.1 ... Read more

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MGM Massachusetts Reports Decline in Gaming Revenue

Added on December 20, 2018 in Land Based Casino News

According to the latest financial report of MGM Resorts in Massachusetts that was published on Monday, December 17th, the numbers aren’t as near as convincing when it comes to gaming revenues. The property has reported a decline for the second time in a two-month period, which is basically the same scenario in Connecticut, where competitors ... Read more

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Wynn Resorts Executive Steps Down Before 2019

Added on December 18, 2018 in Land Based Casino News

Developer and operator of exclusive hotels and casinos from Las Vegas, Wynn Resorts, has announced the latest of resignations at the organization, as top executive and longtime employee, Maurice Wooden, decides to step down at the end of the year. The outgoing president of Wynn Las Vegas had been accused of “enabling alleged sexual misconduct ... Read more

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Tennessee Lottery Extends Partnership With IGT

Added on December 18, 2018 in General Gambling News

International Game Technology and Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation have expanded their level of cooperation for the next seven years, as an attempt to attract more players to the retail network… The contract is valid through June 30, 2025 and IGT will provide the Lottery with twenty GameTouch terminals and Keno-to-Go offerings. The supplier’s top-notch self-service ... Read more

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