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Golden Nugget parent company pays $33m settlement to cancel merger with SPAC

Fertitta Entertainment, Golden Nugget’s parent company, and the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Fast Acquisition Corp have mutually agreed to terminate their planned merger. This comes after the two companies agreed on terms for a merger in February that would have allowed Fertitta, who owns Golden Nugget and the Landry’s restaurant chain, to go public …

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Maryland’s sports betting market goes live with opening of sportsbook at MGM National Harbor

On Thursday, sports betting went live in Maryland with the opening of a casino sportsbook at the MGM National Harbor. This comes after the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) awarded sports betting licenses to Riverboat-on-the-Potomac and Long Shot’s earlier this week. Sports betting goes live at MGM National Harbor Sports betting finally arrived …

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Illinois sports betting handle surges to record $840m in October

Illinois is the latest state with legal sports wagering to post record-breaking figures for the month of October. According to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), bettors in the state wagered $840m on sporting events in October. The latest handle figure represents a 93.4% year-on-year increase on the $434.6m wagered this time …

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Two new sportsbooks approved in Maryland ahead of Land-based launch this week

Two more sportsbooks have been licensed in Maryland ahead of the opening of the state’s land-based betting market. This comes after the state regulator began handing out sports betting licenses in November. Two more sportsbooks licensed in Maryland On Wednesday, the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) sports betting licenses to two off-track betting …

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Ohio sports betting bill passes legislature and heads to Governor’s desk for approval

The Ohio state legislature has passed a piece of legislation that would legalize land-based and mobile sports betting in the state. The bill will now head to Governor Mike DeWine, who has been outspoken on his support to legalize sports betting in Ohio, for approval. Ohio legislature passes bill After several years of trying to …

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Hard Rock takes Florida sportsbook app offline following court ruling

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has taken its Hard Rock Sportsbook offline in the Sunshine State after a court ruled the tribe’s compact for sports betting was invalid. This comes after the Tribe’s motion to continue offering sports betting in Florida was denied at the end of November. Seminoles shutter Florida sportsbook app Over the …

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