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article Macao casinos set to reopen after being shuttered amid coronavirus outbreak (2/18/2020)
(Macau) -- Dozens of casinos in Macao, the world's biggest gambling hub, are expected to reopen on Thursday. Li Weinong, the secretary for economic affairs and...
article No more than half of Macau’s gaming tables allowed to operate, players limited to four per table once casinos re-open: Macau governmen (2/18/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s casino operators have been instructed to implement a series of new safety regulations and restrictions to their gaming floors upon re-opening...
article Casinos permitted to apply for 30-day closure extension (2/17/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau casino operators have been told to reopen at the stroke of midnight Thursday unless they apply for a grace period considering themselves not ready to...
article Macau Casinos Set to Reopen Thursday After Virus Shutdown (2/17/2020)
(Macau) -- Casinos in the world’s biggest gambling hub were cleared to resume operations on Thursday, following an unprecedented closure for 15 days to curb the...
article Macau casinos to reopen on Friday, Chinese official says (2/17/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau casinos owned by Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. are set to reopen Friday after a 15-day closure imposed to help...
article Macao gambled on a costly casino shutdown. It may emerge a winner from coronavirus. (2/14/2020)
(Macau) -- Visitors arriving in this gaudy Chinese gambling hub are hit with text messages promoting its draw cards: celebrity-chef-branded restaurants and dazzling...
article Macau still “cautiously” evaluating resumption of casino industry (2/13/2020)
(Macau) -- The Macau SAR Government is staying non-committal on whether the city’s gaming industry will resume normal operations on 20 February. The Secretary for...
article The Coronavirus Is About to Wreck Macao's Casinos (2/13/2020)
(Macau) -- Macao is a ghost town. The only place where it's legal to gamble in China has been shut down for two weeks as government officials try to gain control of...
article Diversify or Die: Coronavirus and Expanded Asian Market Competition Pose Threats to Macau Gaming (2/12/2020)
(Macau) -- As the mainland China coronavirus death toll continues to skyrocket past the 1,000-victims mark this week, Macau’s casinos have taken drastic measures to...
article Wynn, Las Vegas Sands Upgraded at B of A as Coronavirus Concern Abates (2/12/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands are higher after the casino companies were upgraded by Bank of America analysts as concern about the impact...
article Macau Casino Closure Scheme Faces Shortening Extension Odds (2/11/2020)
(Macau) -- On Feb. 4, Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced the Special Administrative Region’s (SAR) gaming properties would be shuttered for 15 days to...
article Coronavirus shutdown costing Macao’s gaming industry $100 million a day. Why are casinos OK with that? (2/10/2020)
(Macau) -- The A-Ma Temple is ordinarily the first stop in the morning for buses filled with Chinese tourists, who flock to the 500-year-old site to light incense and...
article Macau Gaming, Junket Operators Chip in $22.5 Million for Coronavirus Cure, Well Behind Gates’ $100 Million (2/10/2020)
(Macau) -- With the lifeblood of Macau’s economy shut off due to the new coronavirus, gaming and junket companies want a solution, and are donating nearly $22.5...
article Consumer Cos Up As Airlines, Casinos Stabilize After Virus Fears — Consumer Roundup (2/10/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Shares of retailers and other consumer companies rose on diminished fears about the coronavirus outbreak. Shares of some of the casino chains and airlines...
article Ghost Town (2/9/2020)
(Macau) -- The closure for all casinos for at least half a month and the plunge in the visitation in view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus will take a toll on...
article Macau Casinos Shuttered (2/9/2020)
(Macau) -- The Macau government’s decision last week to close the territory’s 41 casinos could hammer first quarter gaming revenues by 50 percent
article Casinos Lose Millions and Ditch Deals as Virus Shuts Down Macau (2/8/2020)
(Macau) -- The lights of the Casino Lisboa, a landmark of Macau’s nighttime skyline, have gone dark. The SJM Holdings Ltd. casino turned them off on the first day...
17 Total Articles on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Association

article Delegation of the National Indian Gaming Association visits the Gauselmann Group (2/18/2020)
(Germany) -- Important visitors from the USA: Ernest L. Stevens Jr., who is in his 19th year as Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), travelled to...
1 Article on this Issue

UK Gambling

article Gambling laws 'could have saved our son's life' (2/18/2020)
(UK) -- The parents of a County Fermanagh man who took his own life as a result of a gambling addiction say his life could have been saved if laws were stricter. Peter...
article Gambling Commission 'temporarily suspends' licence of betting exchange Matchbook (2/17/2020)
(UK) -- The Gambling Commission has "temporarily" suspended the licence of betting exchange Matchbook but the reason for the move is unclear.
article Everton to drop lucrative deal with gambling giant two years early (2/16/2020)
(UK) -- Everton are to end their sponsorship by the Kenyan gambling giant SportPesa at the end of this season, two years early, the club has announced. The lucrative...
article House of Lords Questions UK Gambling Commission (2/14/2020)
(UK) -- A House of Lords select committee has questioned the members of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) during a hearing researching “the social and economic...
article Shares in betting firms plunge over suggested £2 cap in online casinos (2/13/2020)
(UK) -- Shares in gambling companies have plunged in value by hundreds of millions of pounds after the industry regulator said it would consider slashing the maximum...
article Dave Allen reacts as Gambling Commission launch betting investigation (2/10/2020)
(UK) -- If you use this content, you legally agree to credit World Boxing News and backlink to our story Dave Allen reacts as Gambling Commission launch betting...
article UK gambling market comes under siege (2/9/2020)
(UK) -- When the little-known betting website, Royal Panda, was snapped up by the Swedish group LeoVegas in 2017, it was supposed to be a gateway to the booming UK...
article Gambling firm owned by one of Czech Republic's richest men is preparing a bid to run National Lottery (2/8/2020)
(UK) -- A gambling firm owned by one of the Czech Republic's richest men is preparing a bid to run the National Lottery – and the company claims it could do a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Akimoto says was not bribed by Japan IR lobbyists (2/17/2020)
(Japan) -- Japanese politician Tsukasa Akimoto - charged on two occasions recently with bribery but released on bail last week regarding alleged payments from a Chinese...
article Osaka selects MGM Resorts as its IR partner (2/16/2020)
(Japan) -- After years of speculation, analysis, controversy and bidding, the process of licencing the Japanese Integrated Resort (IR) finally gets down to some tough...
article Lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto claims innocence in casino bribery cases (2/15/2020)
(Japan) -- A lawmaker charged with bribery asserted his innocence on Friday, saying he did not take any bribes from a Chinese company interested in Japan’s nascent...
article MGM Resorts-led syndicate expected to win Osaka Casino Project (2/15/2020)
(Japan) -- Earlier on Friday, the 14th of February 2020, the Japanese Government had issued a statement saying that a consortium led by the US entertainment industry...
article MGM Resorts now last man standing in Osaka after rivals fail to submit qualified bids (2/14/2020)
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts appears to be the last man standing to develop an integrated resort in Osaka after the Osaka Prefectural Government announced on Friday that the...
article MGM Resorts-Led Consortium Named as Lead Bidder for Osaka Casino Project (2/14/2020)
(Japan) -- A consortium led by U.S. entertainment giant MGM Resorts International has been named as the lead bidder for an integrated casino complex in Osaka, the local...
article Lawmaker claims innocence in casino bribery cases (2/14/2020)
(Japan) -- A Japanese lawmaker charged with bribery asserted his innocence on Friday, saying he did not take any bribes from a Chinese company interested in Japan's...
article Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, indicted for casino bribery, released on bail (2/13/2020)
(Japan) -- Japanese lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto, who was indicted on charges of taking bribes from a Chinese company interested in entering Japan’s nascent casino...
article Japan gambles on casinos to fix its economic woes (2/12/2020)
(Japan) -- By the end of the 2020s, large-scale casinos will arrive in Japan where gambling is strictly prohibited by law and not favoured in opinion polls. There is...
article Japanese lawmaker indicted for casino bribery released on bail (2/12/2020)
(Japan) -- A Japanese lawmaker who was indicted on charges of taking bribes from a Chinese company interested in entering Japan’s nascent casino market was released...
article Court sets bail for Japanese lawmaker held over casino bribery case at 30 mil. yen (2/9/2020)
(Japan) -- A Japanese lawmaker charged with taking bribes from a Chinese firm, which was seeking to open a casino resort in Japan, was granted bail on Feb. 10, with the...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Australian sportsbooks issued with record AU$207,500 fine for gambling inducements (2/16/2020)
(Australia) -- Australian sportsbooks Ladbrokes and Neds have been issued with the biggest fine of its kind ever issued in the state of New South Wales after being found...
article Melco wins legal privilege fight in casino probe (2/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Asian casino giant Melco Resorts will not have to produce certain documents to the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (ILGA) inquiry into...
article Child Classifications Must Include Gambling in Computer Games (2/9/2020)
(Australia) -- The Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology has called for an extension in the way computer games are classified, to capture design...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article New chief Jaala Hinchcliff takes over probe into alleged corruption at Crown (2/16/2020)
(Australia) -- A stalled federal investigation into the relationship between James Packer’s Crown Resorts and Peter Dutton’s Department of Home Affairs is...
article Fast tracks and bulk deals: How Crown got visas for its high rollers (2/10/2020)
(Australia) -- Crown casino's "special arrangement" with the Australian government gave Chinese high rollers access to fast-tracked Australian visas and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Barbers: Shut down tax-evading Pogos (2/16/2020)
(Philippines) -- Tax-evading Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) should be “shut down and sent home,” according to the chair of the House dangerous...
article POGOs: Tax-evading, sex den-hosting, criminal-coddling insufferables (2/15/2020)
(Philippines) -- The first thing to consider in the evaluation of whether to ban Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) in the country or not comes in form of a...
article Recto wants to tax all POGO companies in PH (2/11/2020)
(Philippines) -- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto has filed a bill seeking to impose a 30-percent income tax and 5-percent franchise tax on offshore online...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Files Appeal, Blocks Hellenikon Casino Tender Process (2/11/2020)
(Greece) -- A preliminary inquiry is said to have suspended the process of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) international tender for a casino permit at...
article Hard Rock Hellenikon Casino License Appeal Holds Up Hellenikon - (2/11/2020)
(Greece) -- After its complaints about a conflict of interest from its rival, which won a license to build a a casino at the 8-billion euro ($8.74 billion) long-stalled...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bermuda Gaming

article Half-year gaming consultant fees top $160,000 (2/10/2020)
(Bermuda) -- Bermuda’s gambling watchdog spent more than $160,000 on consultants in the second half of last year. The cash was largely spent on an effort to tackle...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Video games with gambling features should be banned from children (2/9/2020)
(Australia) -- Popular video games that include deliberately addictive or gambling-related features should be more strictly regulated and banned for use by children,...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn is losing $2.5 million a day on casino shutdown (2/9/2020)
(Macau) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. is losing about $2.5 million a day in Macau after the Chinese government ordered casinos there closed to deter the spread of the deadly...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Goa hotel owner arrested after ‘riot’ at hotel’s casino (2/18/2020)
(India) -- Casino operators in the Indian state of Goa are complaining about the new rules barring local residents, although one casino probably won’t welcome back...
article The Worst Video Game in Gaming History (2/17/2020)
(Internet) -- The worst video game in gaming history doesn't earn its title because of gore or even bad gameplay. Custer's Revenge is something much, much worse.
article Saipan considers lifting poker machine moratorium to combat declining revenue contributions from Imperial Pacific (2/17/2020)
(Saipan) -- Saipan lawmakers are considering lifting a moratorium on new poker machine licenses in order to claw back some of the dwindling tax and licensing revenues...
article Bulgaria seeks gambling tycoon's extradition from UAE (2/17/2020)
(Bulgaria) -- Bulgaria has asked the United Arab Emirates to extradite gambling tycoon Vasil Bozhkov, charged in absentia with extortion, influence peddling and money...
article Gamban signs deal with Lloyds Banking Group (2/17/2020)
(UK) -- Gamban has announced a partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, which will provide customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax access to its gambling...
article Coronavirus not G2E Asia 2020 threat for now: organiser (2/16/2020)
(Macau) -- The organiser of this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia, a casino industry trade fair and conference due to be held in Macau from May 19 to 21, has told...
article £1.2 Billion Wiped Off British Betting-Market Value as UKGC Considers £2 Online Slots-Cap Plan (2/14/2020)
(UK) -- Shares in UK betting companies took a battering on Friday morning after the country’s gaming regulator, the UKGC, said it was prepared to countenance the...
article Cyprus Casinos says ‘dedicated to best-practice anti-money laundering procedures’ (2/13/2020)
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus Casinos (C2) said Thursday it was dedicated to industry-leading and best practice anti-money laundering procedures across its operations and was...
article Melco pushes back on Cyprus casino money laundering warning (2/13/2020)
(Cyprus) -- Casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MRE) is pushing back against a European watchdog’s warning that the company’s Cyprus casinos...
article Q&A: Understanding Payments in the Gaming Industry: A Conversation with Global Payments (2/13/2020)
(New York) -- This episode was recorded at the Money 20/20 event in 2019. On this episode, PaymentsJournal’s editor-in-chief, Ryan McEndarfer, sat down with...
article Bank of America says buy Wynn and Las Vegas Sands because coronavirus cases are ‘leveling out’ (2/13/2020)
(USA) -- Casino stocks are set to rebound as the number of coronavirus cases slow, according to Bank of America. The firm upgraded shares of Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas...
article Regional casino risk lingers amid coronavirus: Union Gaming (2/12/2020)
(Macau) -- Regional casino business in Asia Pacific has an “elevated profile risk” until such time as there is “greater clarity” on the global outbreak of a novel...
article Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer (2/12/2020)
(Sweden) -- Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has had its latest attempt to revive its flagship Ninja Casino property within Sweden rejected by gambling inspectorate...
article Bank of America says buy Wynn and Las Vegas Sands because coronavirus cases are 'leveling out' (2/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Casino stocks are set to rebound as the number of coronavirus cases slow, according to Bank of America. The firm upgraded shares of Wynn Resorts and Las...
article Pacific Rim objects to submission of certified questions to NMI Supreme Court (2/11/2020)
(Saipan) -- Pacific Rim International, which has sued Imperial Pacific International for breach of contract, is opposed to the submission of certified questions to the...
article Imperial Pacific cuts casino staff hours in coronavirus response (2/11/2020)
(Saipan) -- Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International (IPI) is the latest Asian gaming operator to reduce its employees’ work schedules in response to...
article Russian Politician Quits Post, Forced from Party after Illegal Casino Uncovered on His Property (2/11/2020)
(Russia) -- A St. Petersburg, Russia politician, Oleg Kalyadin, quit his local government post and was tossed out of the United Russia party after police found an...
article RWS casino employee among two new cases in Singapore (2/11/2020)
(Singapore) -- Two more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday, bringing the number discovered with the illness...
article MansionBet announce Hayley Turner as racing brand ambassador (2/11/2020)
(UK) -- Triple Group One winning jockey, Hayley Turner OBE, has today been announced as MansionBet’s racing brand ambassador. Considered the most successful UK...
article Gambling giant GVC Holdings set to leave the Isle of Man after special meeting (2/10/2020)
(UK) -- Gambling giant GVC Holdings is poised to quit the Isle of Man after a special meeting today (Thursday). The Athol Street, Douglas, registered business, called...

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