Eris Exchange Pitching NFL Futures Contracts, Targeting Sportsbook Hedging Needs

Eris Exchange, LLC (ErisX), the operator of a digital currency exchange and clearinghouse, is asking the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to permit futures contracts tied to NFL games on…

MGM Resorts Reportedly Makes Offer for Entain, Aims for Full Control of Sports Betting Business

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) is reportedly looking to acquire Entain Plc (OTC:GMHY), the UK-based company formerly known as GVC Holdings that’s the casino operator’s partner in the BetMGM online gaming…

Sheldon Adelson, James Packer Huddle For New Year’s – Sands/Crown Deal Forthcoming?

Billionaire casino tycoons Sheldon Adelson and James Packer were spotted together during a New Year’s Eve bash in the French Caribbean. And that’s prompted speculation that Packer could be in…

Iowa Poised for Sports Betting Boom as In-Person Registration Is No Longer Required

Sports betting in Iowa is anticipated to receive a major boost as an in-person registration requirement expires today to make it possible for sports fans to open wagering accounts online.…

Court OKs Apollo’s Bid to Acquire Canadian Casino Giant

The proposed acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming by Wall Street buyout fund Apollo Global Management has received court approval, the Canadian casino operator said Thursday. The Supreme Court of British…

Navajo Nation Casinos Furlough 1,100 Workers, Warns of Permanent Closures

The Navajo Nation announced just hours before the ringing in of the new year that more than 1,100 workers at its four tribal casinos were being placed on furlough. The…

Gambling Giant Flutter Completes Purchase of FanDuel Stake

Gambling powerhouse Flutter Entertainment this week closed a previously announced $4.2 billion deal to lift its stake in US sports betting and daily fantasy sports firm FanDuel to 95%. Flutter…

Playtech to Rebrand Financial Unit amid Sale Reports

Playtech’s financial trading unit, TradeTech, is set to undergo a rebrand later in January, following news from the past several months that the gambling technology giant was in early discussions…

Phyllis McGuire, a Casino Headliner and McGuire Sisters Vocalist, Dies in Las Vegas

Phyllis McGuire, a longtime casino showroom performer and lead singer for the popular McGuire Sisters trio, died Tuesday at her home in Las Vegas. She was 89. The cause of…

Florida Renews Sports Betting Effort, but Is It Doomed Already?

Florida is ringing in 2021 with a renewed effort to legalize sports betting. However, the powerful Seminole Tribe has been left out of the equation and this has historically never…