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The Casino Pioneer Poised For A Comeback In Las Vegas And Beyond by David G. Schwartz

Bill Harrah is less a household name these days than he was a mere ten years ago—for now, at least. Once considered one of the chief pioneers of the modern casino industry, his influence might be at its lowest ebb in decades: the company he founded no longer bears his name, which industry-watchers seem to have all-but-forgotten. But across America, including in Las Vegas, Bill Harrah is suddenly a man whose lessons casino owners will want to study.

William Fisk Harrah came into the gambling business in 1933. Having left UCLA before completing an engineering degree, he bought a bingo operation his father had been running in Venice Beach. Harrah the younger already had firm ideas about how to run a business that appealed better to customers: in this case, he fired the shills and added padded stools, giving players a less intimidating atmosphere that was gentler on the backside.

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NEW JERSEY OFFICIALS DEMONSTRATE HOW TECHNOLOGY AND INTEGRITY GO HAND IN HAND IN SPORTS BETTING BY JOHN BRENNAN

Big Brother is watching.

That’s one simple takeaway from a marathon two-hour press event held at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Sunday, tackling the topic of sports betting integrity. The star-studded cast included New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, state Director of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck, GeoComply CEO David Briggs, Resorts CEO Mark Giannantonio, and a host of executives at DraftKings, which opens its sportsbook at Resorts on Tuesday.

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Atlantic City Casinos Boast Another Good Month Of NJ Gambling Revenue By Kim Yuhl

All the attention might be on NJ sports betting, but let’s not forget it all started with Atlantic City casinos.

According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement press release, the casinos had another very good month. Overall, AC casinos brought in $239.1 million in October, a 15.8 percent increase over last year’s figure of $206.4 million.

The overall revenue number includes:

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House of Cards® - Ep. 565 - Originally aired the Week of November 12, 2018

 

This week Ashley talks with Richard Zacks, author of Island of Vice and consultant for TNT’s The Alienist.

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So much treasure with a new game and our 5-year anniversary promo by Gabrielle Giacono

Time flies when you’re having a blast. It’s been 5 years since we first brought BorgataCasino.com online, bringing everything New Jersey loves about Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to players all over the Garden State.

To celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we’re handing out $5 Bonus Dollars every 5 minutes, every day from November 18 through November 26. Yes, every single day.

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WEEKEND WAGERS: PARLAY INSURANCE, FREE BETS, BASKETBALL BONUSES AVAILABLE TO NJ SPORTS BETTORS BY ERIC RASKIN

They say you can’t beat the house. Well, New Jersey bettors came shockingly close last month, but that hasn’t stopped the state’s online sportsbooks from offering players opportunities to enhance their equity.

From getting your money back if you’re on the wrong side, to doubling your winnings if you’re on the right side, the digital books are presenting a variety of opportunities to improve your EV on this weekend’s sports betting action. And as always, with eight different apps offering odds, the bettor who shops around ends up with the best chance at an overstuffed Costanza wallet. (Metaphorically speaking, of course. Online bankrolls don’t take up physical space.)

Here’s a look at some of the most appealing promotions of the weekend and a price comparison on the two biggest football games:

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Korea's Jeju Faces Casino Future Head On, Ears Wide Open by Muhammad Cohen

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Jeju is a beautiful island where some of the most interesting things in South Korea’s casino business are blossoming. With UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, dozens of golf courses and one of the world’s busiest air routes linking it to Seoul, Jeju is also home to half of South Korea’s 16 foreigner-only casinos, but those eight establishments have barely scratched the surface of the island’s gaming potential. A conference this week will help clarify whether Jeju’s extraordinary possibilities, including one US$1 billion-plus integrated resort already open and another on track to launch next October, will be realized cooperatively or, instead, casinos will be part of a three – or more – sided tug of war between casino competitors and government where no one wins.

Jeju developed separately from the rest of the country geologically and culturally. A volcanic island 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the Korean peninsula’s southern coast, Jeju flows around Hallasan, Korea’s tallest mountain at 1,950 meters (6,400 feet), believed to have last erupted 5,000 years ago. Volcanic activity left a legacy of dramatic landscapes, and, with separation from the peninsula, unique biospheres. The elliptical island roughly three times the size of Singapore with a population similar to Macau at 650,000, has a distinct dialect and narrative, embodied in its female seafood divers and ubiquitous basalt stone grandfather carvings. Jeju’s climate is milder than the peninsula, creating a verdant haven for hiking and biking, a green getaway for urban dwellers that attracted 15 million visitors last year.

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WILL ONLINE CASINOS AND SPORTSBOOKS PROVE AN ADVERTISING BONANZA FOR PA SPORTS TEAMS? BY BILL GRINSTEAD

Not wanting to leave money on the table, major league execs who previously opposed sports betting are changing their tune, inking partnership deals with nascent sportsbooks and online casinos cropping up across the country.

Online gambling and sportsbook operators have been especially busy in New Jersey, where a flurry of recent iGaming and sports betting deals have provided something of a windfall for a handful of local sports franchises.

As NJ teams rack up extra cash, PA’s seven teams across the four major American team sports are likely looking on and salivating. The Keystone State legalized online casinos, sports betting, and daily fantasy sports just over one year ago, and it appears that the first sportsbooks and online gaming sites are nearly ready to go live.

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Your Guide To NJ Sports Betting As NFL And NBA Games Pick Up The Pace By J.R. Duren

Welcome to the first NFL regular season upon which legal bets can be placed in New Jersey and elsewhere.

As of Nov. 3, there are eight retail sportsbooks and eight online sportsbooks available in New Jersey. How’s that for some options?

In this guide, you’ll have the complete rundown of where you can bet, which types of bets you can place and which types of bets you can’t place.

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The 5 Biggest Sports Betting Industry Surprises In The First 6 Months Post-PASPA by Eric Raskin

May 14, 2018, doesn’t have a clever shorthand nickname, a positive equivalent to “Black Friday.” (Though “In-The-Black Monday” kinda works.)

Nickname or not, it’s a landmark day in gambling industry history. It’s the day the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), allowing legalization and regulation of sports betting on a state-by-state basis.

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