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Australia Gaming

article Poker machines in White Hills could make gambling more convenient, former organisation head says (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Plans for a new gaming venue in Bendigo would create more opportunities for gambling in a city that has long held a policy poker machines not be made...
article The Star casino group in bid to hire ex-gambling regulator (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- The owner of The Star casino is trying to hire the former chief executive of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority despite a four-year ban on ex...
article Proposed $3 billion Gold Coast casino complex could be partially owned by Chinese government (3/23/2017)
(Australia) -- As reported in a March 13 article, Multi-billion dollar Gold Coast casino resort project under spotlight, proponents of a proposed $3 billion integrated...
article The Star casino group in bid to hire ex-gambling regulator (3/23/2017)
(Australia) -- The owner of The Star casino is trying to hire the former chief executive of the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority despite a four-year ban on ex...
article Australia considers crackdown on television gambling ads (3/20/2017)
(Australia) -- Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win...
article Australia considers crackdown on television gambling ads (3/17/2017)
(Australia) -- Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win...
article Wide-ranging ban on gambling ads during sport broadcasts will help those with problems: expert (3/16/2017)
(Australia) -- The Turnbull Government is reportedly considering banning the advertising of gambling during televised sporting broadcasts.
article Canberra Casino Reports $7.7 Million Loss, Aquis Reinvestment Plan Hangs in the Balance (3/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Aquis’ Casino Canberra has reported a loss of $7.7 million for 2016, although its chairman, the Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung, said this week he...
article Casino Canberra’s $5.8M loss in 2016 puts Aquis in a tough spot (3/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Tony Fung’s Aquis Entertainment is off to a rough start this year. This week, the Casino Canberra reported a loss of AUD7.7 million (USD5.84 million...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article Bill would nix casino gambling from Liberation Carnival (3/24/2017)
(Guam) -- Casino gambling could be banned at the Liberation Day Carnival if Bill 50 becomes law. Senator Telena Cruz Nelson says the bill is a step at closing the...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article WPN Players Targeted by Phishing Attempt (3/24/2017)
(Internet) -- Poker players on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) were the targets of a phishing scam this week, as they received fake e-mails encouraging them to login to...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article PokerStars Casino makes a trio of Millionaires (3/24/2017)
(Internet) -- In the past month three brand new millionaires have been made by global poker super brand PokerStars. In just 27 days the online casino platform paid out...
article Sam Greenwood Leads Survivors into PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller Day 2 (3/19/2017)
(Panama) -- Some of poker’s finest players could not make it any further in the ongoing PokerStars Championship Panama $5,300 Main Event. However, the inaugural...
article Portugal Shows Demand for Online Poker Despite Lower PokerStars Traffic Stats (3/15/2017)
(Portugal) -- It was less than a year ago when first regulated online gambling operations commenced in Portugal. And it was not before late November that the country...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Australia Outlaws Online Poker, Live Sports Betting (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian federal parliament banned online poker Tuesday after the Senate passed an amendment bill to close "loopholes," moving from tightening...
article Regulating betting better than ban: Law commission (3/18/2017)
(India) -- Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013 IPL betting scandal that rocked the careers of...
article Virtual Sports Betting Growth Continues, As GVC Extends Deal With Leap Gaming (3/15/2017)
(UK) -- Bwin and SportingBet owner GVC is committing to expanding its virtual sports betting vertical with an extension to its existing deal with Leap Gaming.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Tabcorp

article Tabcorp : Australian Gaming Company Tabcorp Fined $45 Million for Anti-Trust Violations (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The Federal Court found that...
article Tabcorp : fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and terrorism financing laws (3/18/2017)
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The massive fine imposed by the...
article Tabcorp’s $90m hit on money laundering and terror rules (3/16/2017)
(Australia) -- Betting giant Tabcorp has been hit with a $90 million bill — including a record $45m fine from the financial intelligence agency — for ­...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Smartphones are making Kenya’s gambling problem even worse (3/23/2017)
(Kenya) -- Smartphones have been hailed in Africa for everything from improving emergency and rural health care to enabling e-commerce and better supply chains. But in...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article partypoker Million Sochi Begins (3/23/2017)
(Russia) -- For the next week, Russia takes live poker's center stage with partypoker Million Sochi already underway at the recently-opened Sochi Casino and Resort.
article Vladivostok IR project on track for 2019 debut (3/19/2017)
(Russia) -- NagaCorp Ltd’s (3918:Hong Kong) integrated resort (IR) project in Vladivostok, Russia reportedly remains “broadly on schedule for operation by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away (3/23/2017)
(South Korea) -- American casino industry groups are pleading with congressional leaders not to purge problem gambling support funds from President Donald Trump’s...
article Asian Countries Compete to Establish Casinos...Korea Left behind due to Excessive Regulation (3/19/2017)
(South Korea) -- A race among Asian countries such as China, Japan, and the Philippines to build casino resorts has kicked off. The Japanese government is busy...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill to remove services from Poland (3/23/2017)
(Poland) -- After reporting yearly revenues back in February and citing a ‘challenging year’ for 2016, sports betting company William Hill has now decided to...
1 Article on this Issue

Baha Mar

article Baha Mar Is 'Handed Over' (3/22/2017)
(Bahamas) -- IN THE absence of a casino operator licence and no definite answers on when guest reservations will be accepted, China Construction America officially...
article Investigation could delay opening of Baha Mar Casino And Hotel (3/22/2017)
(Bahamas) -- In the Bahamas, the scheduled April 21 opening date of the beleaguered Baha Mar Casino And Hotel has been put in doubt after local customs officials...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Help Wanted: Trump Betting Expert for Gambling Website (3/21/2017)
(UK) -- Will President Trump seek to have his likeness added to Mount Rushmore? Will he announce the existence of alien life? Whimsical as these situations might sound,...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippine casino investors scared away by President Duterte’s heavy hand (3/21/2017)
(Philippines) -- After taking on the role as president of the Philippines in 2016, Rodrigo Duterte quickly began to make changes to the gambling industry of the country...
article Philippines freezes gaming license issuances in Manila (3/21/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines will not issue any more gaming licenses in the capital for five years after the industry regulator heeded oversupply concerns among...
article Pagcor okays $500-million Mactan casino (3/21/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has approved the license for Lapu-Lapu City Casino, a $500- million integrated resort to be located...
article Philippines approves $500-mln mega-casino project, first outside the capital (3/21/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Philippine gaming regulator has approved a $500-million project for an integrated casino resort in the central island of Cebu, the first mega-casino...
article Philippines casino industry to grow: Razon (3/20/2017)
(Philippines) -- Enrique Razon, chairman and chief executive of Asian casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corp, says the prospects for the casino sector in the...
article Bloomberry Exec. says Philippines may surpass Singapore in casino gaming (3/19/2017)
(Philippines) -- An improvement in tourism numbers as well as infrastructure within the Philippines may give the country an opportunity to see their casino sector...
article ‘Political risks’ expected to delay Cebu casino (3/17/2017)
(Philippines) -- A group of potential investors in the US$1.4-billion casino project on the Philippine island of Cebu has dropped out due to “perceived political...
article PNoy, other ex-execs accused of benefiting from pork, gambling; Saycon gives 'evidence' to Aguirre (3/15/2017)
(Philippines) -- Former President Benigno Aquino III and other officials during his administration mostly from the Liberal Party (LP) benefited from corrupt activities...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Can online fantasy sports rekindle interest in basketball? This Filipino startup founder thinks so (3/20/2017)
(Philippines) -- My very first memory of a basketball game was when I was three years old. I sat quietly on the couch next to my papa who seemed hypnotised by the match...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article James Packer Cashes in A$500 Million after Latest Melco Crown Shares Selldown (3/19/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian businessman James Packer collected almost A$600 million last week after selling subordinated notes to local casino operator Crown Resorts and...
article James Packer calls in $100m loan to Crown (3/18/2017)
(Australia) -- Casino tycoon James Packer has an extra $100 million in his wallet after calling in a loan to his Crown Resorts empire.Mr Packer last week sold a million...
article Melco Crown to Change Its Name as It Seeks Post-Crown Identity (3/18/2017)
(Australia) -- Melco Crown Entertainment is getting a name change and a complete rebranding. The Asian casino giant will drop the “Crown” from its English...
article James Packer’s Crown Resorts casinos face scrutiny (3/16/2017)
(Australia) -- The Victorian gambling regulator is poised to begin a review of Crown Resorts’ flagship Melbourne casino as its NSW counterpart conducts “...
article Marketing guru Coyne may have been rolled in Packer purge of Crown executives (3/15/2017)
(Australia) -- Where in the world is Christopher Coyne? You know him, Crown Resort's chief marketing officer. This is the guy who signed off on the sponsorship deal...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Unlicensed eSports gambling sites are "parasites feeding off popular video games" (3/18/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has condemned the "parasitic" websites that facilitate unlicensed and unregulated gambling around eSports. Sarah Harrison,...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article "Macau has the best players in the world" - Jake Cody (3/18/2017)
(Macau) -- We talk to the Triple Crown winner about Macau, his YouTube channel, sponsorship and the PokerStars Championship.
article A safe bet? Macau renaissance after mass market win (3/18/2017)
(Macau) -- The mood in Macau is buoyant once again. Gaming figures that tanked for more than two years after being hit by an ongoing Beijing corruption crackdown are up...
article A safe bet? Macau sees renaissance after mass market win (3/17/2017)
(Macau) -- The mood in Macau is buoyant once again. Gaming figures that tanked for more than two years after being hit by an ongoing Beijing corruption crackdown are up...
article AL Committee votes in favor of smoking lounges in Macau casinos (3/15/2017)
(Macau) -- The Law on Prevention and Control of Tobacco Smoke and possible exceptions to the smoking ban in Macau casinos were the topics of discussion at the 10th...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article We Have A Vision For Developing Skills-Based Responsible Gaming In India: Roland Landers (3/18/2017)
(India) -- The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), which has been pushing for the legislation of sports betting since its formation, believes the future of gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Will Japan Be the World's Biggest -- And Most Expensive -- Casino Market? (3/15/2017)
(Japan) -- When casino gambling is legalized in Japan, we're going to see an all-out spending war among resort operators because it could become the world's most...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article VR/AR Gambling Conference 2017 Announces Key Speakers (3/24/2017)
(Prague) -- The upcoming VR/AR Gambling Conference 2017 is dedicated to exploring the next wave of iGaming innovation in the industry. Eyes were already being drawn...
article Polish Regulatory Crunch Pushing Online Gambling Exits (3/24/2017)
(Poland) -- The legality crunch is coming in the European online gambling industry with new legislation being applied in various jurisdictions in that region. The...
article Bet365, William Hill latest to exit Poland’s online gambling market (3/24/2017)
(Poland) -- A growing number of Polish-facing online gambling operators are racing for the border ahead of new regulatory restrictions that take effect on April 1.
article Casual gambling is getting out of control (3/24/2017)
(Ireland) -- Calls have been made for new legislation that protects those vulnerable to gambling addiction to be signed into law. The Gambling Control Bill was published...
article The UK Online Gambling Market Continues To Dominate (3/24/2017)
(UK) -- The UK has always been a pretty tolerant country when it comes to enjoying a flutter. Ever since way back in the day when bets would be placed by telegraph wire...
article REVEALED: Casino Drill Hall and Woodburn Riverside drafts (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- RICHMOND Valley Council is reminding residents to have their say on the Casino Drill Hall and Woodburn Riverside Precinct draft master plans, with public...
article Sachar Gaming bags Nagaland’s first multi-game online license (3/24/2017)
(India) -- The Indian state of Nagaland has issued its first license for multiple games. Sachar Gaming bags Nagaland’s first multi-game online licenseSachar Gaming...
article Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away (3/24/2017)
(South Korea) -- Problem gambling mitigation efforts take many forms, including pre-commitment technology, self-exclusion programs, pharmaceutical intervention and...
article North Korea: Country Is Seeking Foreign Investment To Start Casino Cruise Line (3/24/2017)
(North Korea) -- North Korea was recently in a diplomatic battle with Malaysia over the death of Kim Jong-nam and it has also been in the news for its missile tests. The...
article OP/ED: Either legalize gambling or shut it down (3/24/2017)
(Guam) -- I have to admit I've never been bothered much by gambling on Guam. I know it is illegal, however, the double standard that continues to have the support of...
article Silver Heritage allots additional $13.8 million for Nepal casino project (3/24/2017)
(Nepal) -- Australia-listed Silver Heritage Group has set aside an additional AUD$18 million ($13.8 million) to fund the construction of its multi-million dollar...
article Analysts Warn about Stringent Betting Restrictions on UK Retail Gaming Machines (3/23/2017)
(UK) -- International ratings agency Fitch Ratings warned that the United Kingdom government may impose more stringent betting restrictions on in-store gaming machines...
article Vietnam's $2bn casino gets the go-ahead (3/23/2017)
(Vietnam) -- FLC Group Joint-stock CO. has joined the increasing number of foreign and local investors betting on Vietnam’s new legislation which allows locals to...
article North Korea seeks foreign investors to back casino cruise (3/23/2017)
(North Korea) -- Fresh from provoking global outrage by launching a volley of missiles into the Sea of Japan, cash-strapped North Korea is inviting foreign investors to...
article US targets North Korea’s online gambling operations (3/23/2017)
(North Korea) -- North Korea is seeking international investors to back a floating casino operation just as US legislators vow to clamp down on the regime’s online...
article Silver Heritage ups Nepal casino budget, raises new capital (3/23/2017)
(Nepal) -- Asian casino operator and developer Silver Heritage Group Ltd has increased by one-third the budget on its under-construction Nepal gaming resort near that...
article Reactions: Hotel, shopping complex, casino planned for Manoel Island (3/23/2017)
(Malta) -- A hotel at Fort Manoel, an extensive shopping complex and a casino-hotel at the historic Lazaretto are among the proposals in Midi’s official...
article Casino gambling ban proposed (3/23/2017)
(Guam) -- A freshman lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban casino gambling at any fair or carnival activities in Guam, including the Liberation Carnival.
article Extensive gambling ban proposed (3/23/2017)
(Guam) -- Casino-style gambling and related devices should be banned entirely on Guam, including at the annual Liberation Day Carnival and village fiestas, according to...
article Worker falls to his death at under-construction Saipan casino (3/23/2017)
(Saipan) -- In the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, a worker has reportedly died while helping to construct the multi-million-dollar Imperial Pacific Resort...

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