Tag Archives: Caesars Entertainment

Winning Post – Change on the horizon for South Africa

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. South Africa: National Gambling Amendment Bill – if at first you don’t succeed… The National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 (first tabled in September 2016 but much changed since then) looks like it …

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Tilman Fertitta puts forward bold Caesars & Golden Nugget merger bid

US news sources have reported that casino and leisure mogul Tilman Fertitta, seeks to merge his Golden Nugget Casinos corporation with Caesars Entertainment. Fertitta the owner of NBA franchise the Houston Rockets, operates Golden Nugget Casinos through his privately owned leisure and hospitality group Landry’s Inc. Early news reports by CNBC Business and Reuters detail that Fertitta has approached Caesars …

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Caesars launches ‘The Book’, targeting ‘next generation’ engagement

This weekend Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment launched its ‘next generation’ sportsbook property ‘The Book’ at its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas promenade. Joined by NFL legend Terrell Owens, Caesars CEO & President Mark Frissora stated that The Book would represent the next evolution of sportsbook, reimagining the proposition of sports betting as an entertainment vertical for US consumers. …

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Caesars bets on new comedy concept with Jimmy Kimmel

Seeking to broaden the variety of entertainment within its casino properties, US gambling and leisure operator Caesars Entertainment has partnered with comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel. Updating the market, Caesars will develop a ‘Jimmy Kimmel – Comedy Club’ as a new concept within its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip promenade. “At 8,000 square feet, the …

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Scientific Games ushers in new era of Mississippi sports betting

Powered by its OpenBet product suite, Scientific Games has united with Caesars Entertainment to launch sports betting in Mississippi. Caesars’ Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino processed its inaugural bet on August 14, ushering in a new era of sports betting for the state. Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi also started offering sports betting on 20 August, …

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DraftKings ‘Flash Draft’ adds in-play dynamics for NFL season 2018/19

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has detailed that it will bolster its DFS inventory adding aits new ‘Flash Draft’ component to its NFL Season 2018/19 games/tournaments. The game-play innovation, will allow DraftKings players to make line-up changes whilst NFL games are in-progress, adding an in-play dynamic to DFS tournaments. Updating players, DraftKings expects to launch ‘Flash Draft’ games mid-way through …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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Mark Frissora – US Betting is in-tune with Caesars comeback

Speaking to CNBC News, Mark Frissora Group President & CEO of Caesars Entertainment has stated that his firm is reviewing all options with regards to competing within a US state-licensed sports betting framework. Frissora and Caesars’ executive team welcomed ‘with excitement’, last week’s groundbreaking Supreme Court repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate, which will open US licensed sports betting. Caesars leader …

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Caesars strengthens All-in Diversity Project as founding member

As it continues to champion equality and inclusion within the industry, Caesars Entertainment has become a founding member of The All-in Diversity Project. The lead out initiative from All-in Diversity Project is the All-Index, a global industry standard index measuring progress for diversity and inclusion, which was built in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. It will provide a report on …

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Caesars Entertainment’s Jan Jones Blackhurst – Industry needs to get smart on diversity

Jan Jones Blackhurst, the former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment has highlighted gender equality concerns facing the global gambling community. Speaking to casino industry news source CasinoBeats (SBC.Global subsidiary), Blackhurst detailed that the sector had tainted itself during ICE 2018, a global gambling conference in which the sector …

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