News by Andrej Vidovic

Andrej has been an integral part of the Real Money Action team since the summer of 2017, after accumulating a wealth of writing experience that he puts into daily news-writing use. Coming from a diverse educational background (as in: not ever settling for one degree and pursuing several for ages now), when he's not spending time dazzling his colleagues with online shopping prowess and plotting his next travel, he likes to paint, read and contemplate what would Kierkegaard do.

MGM Resorts Becomes First Official Gaming Partner of Major League Soccer

Added on March 23, 2019 in General Gambling News

USA’s professional soccer (football) competition, Major League Soccer (MLS) has finally went in on the thriving scene of professional sports leagues’ cooperation with some of the world’s biggest gaming operators. Ever since the introduction of nation-wide sports betting, these kinds of deals have become the norm… ..and MLS just got its big share of the ... Read more

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Brazilian Casino Bill Stirs Big Interest, Hotel Chains Wish to Enter Sector

Added on March 23, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Brazil hopes to further boost its tourism and also establish a steady source of new income via taxes with its future casino market that could feature up to 32 integrated resorts! This initiative, that began last month with the authorization of official legislation, sparked massive interest among operators – but also the country’s hotel sector, ... Read more

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Denmark Issues a New Code of Conduct For Operators, Sets Out to Protect Consumers

Added on March 21, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Danish iGaming operator and other relevant governmental authorities have devised a brand new “code of conduct” that operators and licensees in this country will need to adhere to. The one key aim of this new set of ground rules is to ensure better consumer protection and further lessen the risks that problem gambling poses. Despite ... Read more

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MGM China Holdings Ltd to Gain Financial and Investment Benefits From Macau Contract Extension

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

The Macau government’s decision to renew and extend the casino license for MGM China Holdings for another two years, until June 2022, could bring numerous benefits for the gargantuan operator. The Hong King-listed company’s CEO, Grant Bowie, reckons that this extension will help the operator “improve business financing and prepare for capital investments.” The announcement ... Read more

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Golden Entertainment Revenue Rises, Portfolio Expansion Underway

Added on March 20, 2019 in General Gambling News

Operator Golden Entertainment has posted income figures for last year’s final quarter as well as overall favorable revenue outcome for the whole of 2018… …that prompted the company to set sights on facility expansion in 2019, with six new taverns to be opened throughout the year! Also: The official statement regarding the current development of ... Read more

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NetEnt Obtains Pennsylvania's Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License

Added on March 18, 2019 in General Gambling News

NetEnt Americas LLC, subsidiary of online gaming content specialist, NetEnt, has brought about a successful closure of yet another licensing negotiation on the North American continent. The brand was granted an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), meaning that… …the company finally capitalizes on the state’s legislature from October 2017 ... Read more

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888 Finalizes Mandalay Purchase From JPJ Group

Added on March 16, 2019 in General Gambling News

888 Holding PLC, one of the world’s most revered online gambling operators, seems to be on a shopping spree! With at least two acquisitions already accomplished this year, the announcement of JPJ Group’s Mandalay purchase showcases this year’s strategy of gaining foothold in diverse operating business. The completion of this $23.7 million buy was confirmed ... Read more

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Paddy Power's FanDuel Expands Sports Book Operations in Pennsylvania

Added on March 16, 2019 in General Gambling News

FanDuel has commenced sportsbook operations in Valley Forge Casino Resort in the vicinity of Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 13th. Boyd Gaming’s facility has significantly boosted its offering with sports betting technology provided by Paddy Power Betfair’s subsidiary. This has strengthened the company’s hold on Pennsylvania’s gaming market which suffered a major setback with the delay ... Read more

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NCAA March Madness Handle Will Go Over $12.1 Billion

Added on March 15, 2019 in General Gambling News

H2 Gambling Capital forecasts that this year’s edition of National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) so-called “March Madness” will result in a $12.1 billion handle in sports wagers! The tournament begins on March 19th and will last for nineteen days, with the finals to be held on April 8th at Minneapolis’ Bank Stadium. It has been ... Read more

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Blueprint MD Steps Down, David Purvis Joins the Board

Added on March 14, 2019 in General Gambling News

Casino slot supplier, Blueprint Operations, is in the middle of management restructuring after the company’s UK managing director, Simon Barff, announces his imminent departure. Set to replace him is David Purvis who will step in Barff’s role and take over his responsibilities immediately. The Gauselmann Group division of Blueprint, which trades under the Blueprint Machines ... Read more

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Pennsylvania Delays Roll Out of Online Gambling Following Wire Act Alteration

Added on March 14, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Pennsylvania’s gambling market has seen a lot of bright developments in its favor in recent times, and one particularly anticipated event was supposed to be the rolling out of the online gambling market. However, it is not meant to be, at least not just yet: the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has decided to put the ... Read more

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Kansas Sports Betting Gets Backing With New Legislation

Added on March 12, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Kansas is joining the streak of US states that are looking to legalize sports betting as soon as possible by running a new bill, conceived by state lawmakers, which doesn’t include the sports integrity fee – unlike the bill it is combating. Under Senate Bill 222’s terms, the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission will be ... Read more

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Carl Icahn Increases His Caesars Entertainment Stake to 15.53%

Added on March 12, 2019 in General Gambling News

Billionaire, Carl Icahn, has increased his share of Caesars Entertainment ownership by completing a purchase of 15.53% of gambling titan’s stakes! The news broke out last weekend when a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that 104,957,363 of the business’ shares now belong to Icahn… …which is an increase from the previously reported ... Read more

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Mohegan Sun Teams Up With MLS's New Your City FC

Added on March 11, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

As a continuation of a relatively new trend that sprung from last year’s sports betting liberalization… …yet another major gambling operator decided to form bonds with a professional sports franchise. This time around, Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort from Connecticut has signed a strategic partnership with Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New York City FC. The ... Read more

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William Hill and Penn International Expand Sportsbook Partnership

Added on March 9, 2019 in General Gambling News

Nevada’s M Resort Spa Casino has received its own sportsbook operator – it will be the world-renowned operator, William Hill, who has signed an expansion of partnership with their long-standing client, Penn National Gaming that operates the casino. The venue, located just outside USA’s biggest gambling hub, Las Vegas, in Henderson, will receive the UK-brand’s ... Read more

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