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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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november-22-new-weekly-recapTHE AMERICAS
California’s attorney general opened up a can of federal whup-ass on the Iipay Nation’s Desert Rose Bingo site; New Jersey vowed revenge after their federal judge nemesis nixed their sports betting plans while a majority of Americans told the sports leagues that integrity was a myth; Pala Interactive launched New Jersey’s first tribal-run online gambling site and regulators okayed Jim Ryan’s involvement; Betfair found a new New Jersey home at the Golden Nugget; Revel’s erstwhile buyer backed away from the deal but the Trump Taj Mahal may have new life; conservative icons like Ron Paul and Grover Norquist slammed Sheldon Adelon’s anti-online gambling bill; the US Navy said Admiral Giardina created those counterfeit casino chips himself; the team of Coridsh and Greenwood Gaming will build Philly’s second casino; Wynn Resorts denied it was under federal investigation; Monmouth Park decided to get into the fantasy sports business and the Washington Redskins inked a deal with FanDuel; Ontario and Quebec discussed how to deal with international online competition; Aaron Sorkin agreed to turn Molly Bloom’s poker book into a screenplay and Rafi Farber examined why Churchill Downs could succeed where King and Zynga failed.

EUROPE & AFRICA
PokerStars officially announced casino and sportsbook additions; Paddy Power said it’s closing out the year in style; online operations were the stars of Gala Coral’s annual numbers; PricewaterhouseCoopers don’t see anything happening for online gambling in South Africa; OpenBet and William Hill agreed to stay joined at the hip for another few years; Akamon COO Montse Puig told Rebecca Liggero the origins of social bingo; World Poker Tour Tournament Director for Europe Christian Scalzi believes poker is better with beer and pizza and Lee Davy suggested the public spat between Dan Colman and Phil Hellmuth proved that it’s good to talk.

ASIA
South Korea’s casino ranks expanded as both Chow Tai Fook and Genting Hong Kong announced new projects; Malaysia asked China for help combatting online gambling; Macau casino analysts said ‘built-it-and-they-will-come’ was over; Taiwan’s stalled casino legislation isn’t quite dead yet; Bloomberry’s Solaire casino unveiled its new expansion; Ainsworth Game Technology prepped not one but two new social casino offerings; Japan busted its first illegal casino with a robot baccarat dealer; AGTech finally pulled the trigger on its Score Value acquisition and Angelia Ong brought Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 coverage of the Macao Gaming Show.

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