Liz Benston Article Archive

Liz Benston has contributed 11 articles published on the iGaming News site.
Web betting is wedge for Big Gaming (25 November 2008)
Casino companies are at odds over the prospect of legalized Internet gambling.
A new way of wagering (21 July 2008)
Imagine being able to lay a bet on a New England Patriots-Green Bay Packers game while eating at a casino buffet, instead of being stuck in a smoky sports book.
Lanni steps down from gaming lobby's board (19 June 2008)
MGM Mirage boss Terry Lanni has resigned from the board of the American Gaming Association, the federal lobby that is headed by Harrah’s Entertainment Chief Executive Gary Loveman.
Global Cash exec remains optimistic (18 June 2008)
Global Cash Access Chief Executive Scott Betts, who joined Global Cash in the fall from credit card processing giant First Data Corp., remains optimistic about the industry leader.
Online gaming in the shadows (18 July 2007)
The speedy passage last fall of legislation making it more difficult for Americans to gamble online has led to three bills that take aim at the restrictions.
Casino fight goes up in smoke (6 May 2007)
After years of actively opposing smoking bans, the casino industry's primary lobbying organization is backing off as a wave of states pass indoor smoking prohibitions that include casinos.
Looking in on: Gaming (28 November 2006)
Casino proponents and foes have something to be thankful for this holiday season.
New draw: Video poker with a guarantee (27 November 2006)
The machine allows players to buy a certain number of video poker hands up front for a set price, unlike the conventional video poker machines that may provide fewer or more hands for the money, based on the luck of the play and the gambler's decision to return any winnings to play more hands.
Public Relations a Challenge for Casinos (15 September 2005)
The American Gaming Association, a federal lobbying group that has historically avoided public relations campaigns, said it is working on an education campaign that aims to convince civic leaders in some states that casinos have benefited local communities.
NFL Still Plans to Sack Las Vegas Super Bowl Parties (14 December 2004)
The National Football League, in a recent letter to the casino industry's largest trade group, stands by its position that the Las Vegas Super Bowl parties of years past won't fly this season.
Gambling Addiction Think Tank Considered (8 December 2004)