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Latest Casino and Gambling News, U.S.A., Gaming Industry News, Technology, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Sports bettingAfter finding success with its domains at Compare.bet and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk, British iGaming customer acquisition firm, Seven Star Digital Limited, has now announced the launch of its latest comparison website at BettingUS.com.The London-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to reveal that BettingUS.com is an online sportsbook comparison site aimed at the emerging sportsbetting market in the United States and offering users a plethora of site reviews as well as state-by-state legislative guides.Established in 2016, Seven Star Digital Limited stated that its latest endeavor also comes complete with a news section to make it ‘a hub for all those involved with sportsbetting in the United States’ and will soon allow sports wagering aficionados to compare the odds, offers and markets being offered by a multitude of domains.Luke Eales, Chief Executive Officer for Seven Star, used the press release to explain that online sportsbetting became possible in the United States following last year’s invalidation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).He additionally declared that this market is now expected to bring in aggregated annual revenues of up to $8 billion by 2030 as more states follow the recent example of New Jersey by introducing online sportsbooks.
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Betsoft Gaming makes another important step in implementing its Latin American expansion strategy with Caliente.mx deal in MexicoOnline slots provider Betsoft Gaming has signed a content supply deal that will significantly expand its presence across Latin America.Under the newly penned agreement, Betsoft’s complete library will go live with one of the big players in the Mexican market – Caliente.mx.The deal will see Caliente.mx add its new partner’s online slots, including the widely popular Slots3 series, among others.The deal with Betsoft was the second one to be announced by Caliente in the past ten days.Earlier this month, the operator revealed a partnership with racing content and data provider SIS.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Tribal Gaming, Economy/Finance, Licenses, FloridaThe Seminole Tribe of Florida has reportedly told legislators in Tallahassee that it is to cease making its monthly revenue sharing payments until the state officially settles a long-running dispute concerning the legal provision of ‘banked’ card games such as blackjack.According to a report from the Miami Herald newspaper, the federally-recognized tribe divulged its move via a Tuesday letter that was hand-delivered to Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, after a temporary one-year extension to its current Class III gaming compact expired at the end of March.The Seminole Tribe of Florida is responsible for six casinos across southern Florida including the Las Vegas-style Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa and reportedly previously held the exclusive rights to offer ‘banked’ card games, which involve titles where players wager against the house.However, this exclusivity has now expired and the tribe is purportedly seeking an extension as part of a much larger renegotiation of its licensing deal with the state.The Miami Herald reported that the tribe had negotiated the year-long extension to its gaming compact with previous Florida Governor, Rick Scott, in hopes that this would give the state enough time to come up with an acceptable solution.
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It’s an excuse to dress up, to indulge in mint juleps, to have a bet on the Run for the Roses and to spend a day with friends enjoying the races.In Las Vegas, they’ve got it down to a science with parties all over the city, drink specials in virtually every casino, and Derby giveaways to those making a minimum bet on the race.Special Derby Hat contest at 1 p.m. Prizes for Best Horse Themed Hat, Most Elegant Hat and Best Handmade Hat.STATION CASINOS — Free Derby T-shirt with minimum $25 race wager at all Station race books.RAMPART — Kentucky Derby Souvenir Glass with a $25 race wager.Special Derby Day drawings for free slot play and promotional casino chips.
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The World Poker Tour has partnered with Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association to hold WPT Taiwan in Taipei City, and WPT-themed Spin & Win games arrive on Zynga.I doubt you’re going to see too many Taiwanese kids trekking down to HMV, Timberland boots skipping in the air as they listen to J-Lo, but according to a recent survey from the  Child Welfare League Foundation (CWLF), 75.8% of Taiwanese children are satisfied with their lives on an island containing close to 24 million souls.How that would change should China continue their desire to swallow them into the belly of the People’s Republic of China, especially given hostile tension between the two presidents after Chinese fighter jets crossed into Taiwanese airspace for the first time since 2011.Reading through the lines, it seems that relations between the two presidents are as wobbly as man boobs so I adopt a more reasonable solution – Presidents Xi Jinping and Tsai Ing-wen should play heads-up for rolls.WPT Taiwan runs July 12-22, 2019 from Taipei City, with the TWD 30,000 (USD 1,000) Main Event taking place July 17-21.CTP has eight clubs strewn across the region like broccoli stalks on a kid’s dinner plate, and the one in Taipei is the largest with 25 tables painted across the canvas.
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Get signed up for a VIP account today to enjoy all we have to offer.At Gaming Today we are dedicated to providing valuable up-to-date information on the casino industry and pari-mutuel race wagering.With news and features, plus expanded coverage in key areas – race and sports analysis, picks, tips, and handicapping.
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Investment in Dublin and Cambridge start-up to support development of a brain imaging probe.Irish and UK start-up Inflazome has been awarded funding in excess of $1m from the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).“The Michael J Fox Foundation is a fantastic organisation with a passionate commitment to new science, science translation and candidate therapies for Parkinson’s,” said Dr Matt Cooper, co-founder and CEO of Inflazome.‘An imaging tool to visualise neuroinflammation may help investigate Parkinson’s onset and progression as well as evaluate new treatments that could alter the course of the disease’“We are fully aligned in our shared goal to help patients with Parkinson’s and other debilitating neurodegenerative diseases for which there are inadequate therapies and no cures.Their support will help us advance and hopefully validate our disruptive approach to diagnose and then treat patients by focusing on neuroinflammation.”
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It looks like the long legal battle between Chinese businessman Richard Suen and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has finally come to an end.The two parties have reached an agreement for an undisclosed sum of money, reports GGRAsia.Suen started a 15-year legal battle with LVS in 2004, arguing that he and his firm, Round Square Co Ltd, helped the operator win its Macau casino rights and were not properly compensated.When this recent round of court hearings started, Suen’s lawyers argued he should get as much as $347 million for his role all those years ago.LVS’s lawyers countered that he deserved no more than $3.76 million.Now that the two groups have reached a compromise, Suen is satisfied.
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Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player's results over six half-year periods.Below we look at the 2019 Player of the Year race and overall GPI rankings as of March 6.2019 GPI Player of the YearRankPlayer2019 GPI POY Score1Sean Winter1919.382Rainer Kempe1610.253Bryn Kenney1515.264Jack Salter1463.215Stephen Chidwick1461.566Toby Lewis1435.537David Rheem1351.818Sam Greenwood1302.089David Peters1281.0510Danny Tang1266.64A month ago Rainer Kempe had elevated to the top spot in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race and Jack Salter was in second position.Those two remain in the top four currently, but there's a new leader two months into the new year as Sean Winter has vaulted ahead of everyone to be the current No.
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Rainforest Connection’s Topher White at a Google Making AI event in Amsterdam late last year.A clever start-up is using AI combined with old smartphones to help combat illegal logging in rainforests, which is contributing to deforestation and carbon emissions.Inside mathematician Cédric Villani’s plan to make France an AI leaderImage: J Barande/Ecole polytechnique/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)Celebrated mathematician Cédric Villani has been tasked by the French government to create a national AI strategy.
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Players’ union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred’s assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics.Top free agents Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel remain unsigned with spring training underway, creating tension during negotiations on management’s proposals for a pitch clock and new limitations on relief pitchers.The union responded with a wider list of plans that include economic initiatives such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League and altering the amateur draft to make rebuilding less appealing.Clark led negotiations in 2016 for a five-year labor deal.Players have increasingly been outspoken about their unhappiness during a second straight slow free-agent market, one that has seen many veterans take significant pay cuts and others remain without deals.“Players’ eyes don’t deceive them, nor do fans’,” Clark said in a statement Monday.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Casino proposals, Casino News, Japan, Licenses, Mergers, Acquisitions & PartnershipsThe boss for American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has used a recent conference call with investors to detail that his firm is hoping to be given permission to build an integrated casino resort in the Japanese city of Osaka.According to a report from GGRAsia, the revelation from James Murren (pictured), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MGM Resorts International, came as the giant city was preparing to launch a formal proposal that could see it capture one of the three casino licenses being made available following last year’s ratification of the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill.Fifty-seven-year-old Murren reportedly used the Wednesday call to proclaim that his Las Vegas-based firm is now focusing its Japanese ‘energies’ on partnering with Osaka’s local leaders in hopes of being able to submit a final proposal to the federal government.“We just recently opened up an office in Osaka.We’ve committed now to the mayor and to the governor of Osaka.
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If you find yourself drawn to the ‘City of Lights’ like a moth to a flame, you should check out these companies hiring in Paris right now.This month, we’re doing a site-wide focus on the thriving science and technology scene in Paris, France.If you have found yourself taken in by what the famous city has to offer, you may be considering taking the plunge and moving abroad to capitalise on the opportunities available.Here, we’ve compiled a handful of some of the top employers in Paris currently recruiting across a broad swathe of industries.Life sciences titan Amgen has a Parisian hub that has been operational since 1990.It employs more than 350 people and operates in five different therapeutic areas: oncology, haematology, nephrology, osteoporosis and cardiology.
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