U.S. casino giants bet on Japan, raising addiction fears
by Dave Hueston
Since the enactment of a law in July 2018 allowing legalized casinos to open in Japan, large-scale resort operators from the United States have been boosting their promotional activities to enter the fray of Japan’s budding casino market.
The empire of Caesars appears destined to be turned away from Asia again. In the wake of Eldorado Resorts’ US$17.8 billion takeover, Caesars has ended its pursuit of a Japan integrated resort license and , industry analysts believe, may abandon its casino resort under construction in South Korea. However, the merger isn’t slated to close until the first half of next year, and until then, Caesars continues to seek its long sought foothold in Asian gaming.
Nevada regulators may need to revisit sportsbook registration rules
by Bailey Schulz
When Eilers & Krejcik Gaming analyst Christ Grove set up a sports betting account in New Jersey, the process took a few minutes. It was as easy as pulling out his smartphone, verifying his identity and entering his credit card number.
The NCAA last week announced that it will continue to oppose sports betting despite the fact that 10 states have some form of legal, live sports betting and eight more expect to offer it by early 2020. But whether or not the NCAA chooses to publicly embrace or co-exist with legal, state-regulated sports betting, the association has more opportunities to monetize in this new era.
On Paper NCAA Opposes Sports Betting. Should It Continue To?
By Jill R. Dorson
Auburn. Boston College. Northwestern. San Diego State. And most recently, UNC-Greensboro.
What do these 5 colleges have in common? If you’re into sports betting, you had the answer before the question was asked – sports betting scandals. At Auburn and Boston College, it was point shaving in basketball; at Northwestern, players fixed games in 1995; at San Diego State it was sports bribery and throwing games in 2011.