A Las Vegas-based sports betting publication, Gaming Today, has been sold to i15 Media.
While the Gaming Today Web site will continue under new ownership, the print publication will cease Feb. 10, 2021, following the magazine’s Super Bowl edition.
Gaming Today has been in print for more than 45 years.
It’s distributed in about 150 casinos, card rooms, race tracks and other venues across the country.
Gaming Today has been hard-hit by the effects of the pandemic, as many of its advertisers are casino companies.
Bill Paulos, the current owner of Gaming Today, said, “While we are saddened the print publication will no longer be found across The Strip, we are grateful the Gaming Today brand will live on within the i15 Media digital family.”
I15 Media manages a large network of gambling-focused news and affiliate sites including Bonus.com and Michigansharp.com, among others.
Paulos acquired Gaming Today in Aug. 2018. Paulos was co-founder and owner of Cannery Casinos. He sold Cannery to Boyd Gaming in 2016 for $230 million.
Gaming Today was founded by Chuck and Eilee Di Rocco in 1976. The magazine was originally called Sports Form.
To mark the end of the publication’s 45-year run, Gaming Today will donate 50 percent of the ad revenue from its final print edition to Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s largest hunger relief organization.
The move to an all-digital format seems a natural evolution for Gaming Today, but given it has been a fixture at many casinos for decades, the print version will surely be missed by sports bettors and gamblers of all stripes.
It should be noted we have never actually witnessed a striped gambler, but we mostly see them with clothes on.