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Macau Gaming

article Casino resort Ponte 16 hopes for new phase nod this year (6/19/2019)
(Macau) -- Hong Kong-listed casino investor Success Universe Group Ltd hopes its construction plan for an extension of the waterfront casino resort complex Ponte 16 can...
article Beijing-backed candidate announces bid to lead casino hub of Macau (6/18/2019)
(Hong Kong) -- The head of the legislature in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, formally declared his candidacy on Tuesday in the race to run the Chinese-...
article Some Investors Pessimistic On Macau For Second Half Of 2019 (6/17/2019)
(Macau) -- Given the negative impact the U.S. trade war with China has had on the broad Chinese equity market, Macau casino stocks have held up relatively well so far in...
article Casino scams involving large sums reported by the police (6/17/2019)
(Macau) -- The Judiciary Police (PJ) has reported a series of scams which mostly involved mainland residents who were in Macau as tourists. Two of these scams took place...
article Macau’s casinos are betting big on art - but why? (6/14/2019)
(Macau) -- The proliferation of casinos in Macau since 2003 has been a spectacle to behold. Last year, these establish­ments helped bring nearly 36 million tourists...
article Two Macau Casinos Prepare Themselves For Typhoons Following The Recent Weather Update (6/14/2019)
(Macau) -- Two Macau casinos with waterfront have installed floodgates at their gambling establishments in Macau to protect from any inadvertent damages that might be...
article AGA Reveals Data Showing U.S. Ahead of Macau in GGR (6/12/2019)
(USA) -- The United States and Macau continue to vie for the title of the world’s largest gaming market. As it turns out, the U.S. had a slight edge over the...
article Casino operators express little interest (6/11/2019)
(Macau) -- In October, 2005 Las Vegas Sands Corp. and the Zhuhai Municipal Government signed a letter of intent in the United States, under the terms of which Las Vegas...
article June GGR seen gaining 3-5 percent: Bernstein (6/11/2019)
(Macau) -- Gross gaming revenue in June is expected to be lower than in the prior two months, but should still gain between 3 and 5 percent, according to analysts at...
article Macau Casinos Told to Prepare for ‘Four to Six’ Typhoons this Summer (6/11/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming regulator, DICJ, has warned the enclave’s casinos to prepare for typhoon season, GGR Asia reports. The regulator announced Monday...
article Macau gaming volume tipped to improve after slow start to June (6/10/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming revenue for the first nine days of June came in at around MOP$6.65 billion, or MOP$738 million per day, according to brokerage Sanford C...
article Mass Movement: Macau Casino Metamorphosis Marches On (6/9/2019)
(Macau) -- Instead of worrying, appreciate Macau’s unprecedented mass gaming led recovery likely unfolding over the rest of this year. The global casino capital...
article Analysts see long-term opportunity in undervalued Macau stock prices (6/7/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau gaming stocks are currently undervalued and represent a prime long-term opportunity for investors, according to various research notes issued this week...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

press release Hard Rock International Names Three Finalists For 2019 Battle Of The Bands Competition (6/18/2019)
(Florida) -- The stage is set for the ultimate music performance – Hard Rock Cafe's 2019 Battle of the Bands final round competition. Following three...
article 147 Tourists Report Illness at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Since Beginning of June — 128 in Past Week (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Some 147 tourists vacationing in the Dominican Republic have reported recent or historical illnesses while staying at the Hard Rock Punta Cana...
article Steve Harvey is hosting a festival at a Dominican Republic resort where at least 2 US tourists have died in the last year (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Steve Harvey is hosting a jazz festival in the Dominican Republic in October at the same resort where at least two US tourists have died in the...
article Wife of Man Who Died at Dominican Republic Resort Says Officials 'Recommended' She Cremate Husband (6/17/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- A Maryland woman whose husband died while on vacation at a resort in the Dominican Republic says officials “recommended” she cremate...
article FBI investigating 3 deaths at same Dominican Republic resort, more tourist deaths reported (6/13/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- The FBI is investigating the recent deaths of three Americans at the same resort in the Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. embassy in the...
article Man dies at Dominican Republic resort after drinking scotch from minibar, niece says (6/11/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Another American tourist has died in the Dominican Republic: The latest casualty is a California man who fell critically ill at an all-inclusive...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

press release Estars and World Series of Poker (WSOP) bring Estars Lounge and competitive gaming to the prestigious tournament series (6/18/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Estars, a new engagement platform for esports events worldwide, is joining the World Series of Poker (WSOP), the longest-running, richest and most...
article Russia's 'most beautiful poker star' electrocuted to death in bathroom (6/13/2019)
(Russia) -- A Russian star of international online poker, 26-year-old Lilya Novikova, has died of electrocution in her bath in Moscow, Russian media report. An elderly...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article PAGCOR Could Lose Some Authority Depending on Decision by Philippine Supreme Court (6/17/2019)
(Philippines) -- A gaming ordinance enacted by Quezon City, Philippines is under review by the nation’s Supreme Court and may have far-reaching impact on the...
article Legal battle over Quezon City gambling ordinance could threaten PAGCOR authority (6/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- The Vice-Mayor of Quezon City, Maria Josefina “Joy” Belmonte, has warned that Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR could lose its authority...
article Quezon mayor-elect vows to push for gambling ordinance (6/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- Quezon City mayor-elect Joy Belmonte said the ordinance that will regulate casino operators and require residents to pay an entry fee to any gaming...
article Special Report : Inside a Philippine offshore gaming company (6/16/2019)
(Philippines) -- On the fourth floor of an offshore gaming firm somewhere in Paranaque City, a sprawling cafeteria serves a variety of Chinese food. At mealtime,...
article Quezon City votes to bring entry fees to proposed integrated casino resort (6/12/2019)
(Philippines) -- Civic leaders for Quezon City in the Philippines have reportedly passed a controversial ordinance that would set out some of the regulatory standards...
article Quezon City set for PAGCOR showdown after Council approves gaming ordinance (6/11/2019)
(Philippines) -- Quezon City Council looks set for a showdown with national gaming regulator PAGCOR after revealing it has now officially approved an ordinance aimed at...
article QC Council approves ordinance seeking to regulate gambling (6/10/2019)
(Philippines) -- THE Quezon City (QC) Council recently approved an ordinance seeking to regulate gaming firms operating within the city, which includes the collection of...
article QC council approves gambling regulatory ordinance (6/9/2019)
(Philippines) -- The Quezon City Council has passed the “Quezon City Gambling Regulatory Ordinance’’ that would prevent addiction to the betting vice....
article Beware of ‘casino lenders-kidnappers’, NBI warns gamblers (6/8/2019)
(Philippines) -- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday warned the public against individuals preying on tourists in local casinos by lending them gambling...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Marina Bay Sands Seeks $8 Billion Loan, Plans Expansion Of Singapore Casino (6/17/2019)
(Singapore) -- Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is looking to raise $8 billion to fund its casino expansion plan of the existing property in Singapore. Marina Bay is a subsidiary...
1 Article on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Sale of Aussie gaming stake sparks concern (6/16/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian gaming tycoon James Packer is one of the nation's richest people but has experienced a turbulent few years, which included his candidly...
article Melco shareholders approve final dividend for 2018 (6/14/2019)
(Australia) -- Melco International shareholders have decided that a little extra boost is due from the company’s performance last year. They approved a final...
article Ho: Heir Apparent to Packer? (sub req) (6/10/2019)
(Macau) -- Lawrence Ho, the chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, which now owns almost 20 percent of Crown Resorts, may be planning to buy an ownership...
article Melco’s Lawrence Ho welcomes Australian scrutiny over Crown deal (6/7/2019)
(Australia) -- To Australia gaming regulators wanting to delve deep into the background of Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho, he says, “bring it.”...
article Crown has a new king – but regulators may get in the way of deal (6/7/2019)
(Australia) -- James Packer’s decision to sell 19.9% of his Australian gaming empire, Crown Resorts, to his former Macau business partner faces a labyrinth of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article AGA Backs U.S. Operators’ Bid for Japanese IR (6/15/2019)
(Japan) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) CEO and President Bill Miller has highlighted the important economic windfall that would come with the advancement of U.S....
article AGA Backs U.S. Operators’ Bid for Japanese IR (6/14/2019)
(Japan) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) CEO and President Bill Miller has highlighted the important economic windfall that would come with the advancement of U.S....
article AGA boss Bill Miller backs track record of US operators in Japan IR license bids (6/13/2019)
(Japan) -- The new President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), Bill Miller, says the strong track record of US casino operators in providing a positive...
article MGM Could Be More Appealing to Japan’s Regulators Overseeing Venue Licensing Because of Layoffs (6/9/2019)
(Japan) -- Layoffs at MGM Resorts International may help — not hurt — the operator capture one of three coveted gaming licenses up for grabs in Japan,...
article MGM 2020 plan could help bid in Japan, company executive says (6/8/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Former Gov. Brian Sandoval, now the president of global gaming development for MGM Resorts International, said he believes the implementation of the...
article Seven operators answer Osaka’s Request for Concept (6/7/2019)
(Japan) -- Osaka prefecture/city has announced that seven operator groups have registered for the Request for Concept as part of Osaka’s IR bid.
6 Total Articles on this Issue

South Korea Gaming

article Atop Mountain, Under Cap, Korea's Only Casino For Koreans Faces Uphill Fight (6/13/2019)
(South Korea) -- Management at Kangwon Land, the only casino in Korea you can enter without a foreign passport, has a mandate to limit its gaming revenue.
1 Article on this Issue

FOBTs

article Betfred plunges to deeper losses on back of FOBT changes (6/12/2019)
(UK) -- Betfred has plunged further into the red after it was hit by the crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), despite the regulatory changes coming into...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Former Landing exec to oversee Mohegan’s Korean ops (6/12/2019)
(South Korea) -- United States-based tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment confirmed in a Wednesday press release that it had appointed Christian Block...
1 Article on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Your gambling habit could affect your chances of getting a home loan (6/10/2019)
(Australia) -- We all know lenders are cracking down on the conditions under which borrowers can take out home loans – but did you know even your gambling habits...
article 'Implausible': Setback for online bookies in fight for lower bet taxes (6/9/2019)
(Australia) -- Claims made by some of the country's biggest online bookmakers that reducing their state gambling taxes would boost betting activity and generate more...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Resorts Japan President releases book on how IRs will change Japan (6/10/2019)
(Japan) -- The President of MGM Resorts Japan, Jason Hyland, has released a book titled “Japan will change with IRs (Integrated Resorts)” Available in...
1 Article on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Will Macau casinos be targeted in US-China trade war? (6/8/2019)
(Macau) -- How will the US-China trade war affect American casino licences in Macau? That thought has kept gnawing away at the back of the minds of investors and...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Gaming

press release Switzerland issues first four online gambling permits to local casinos (6/7/2019)
(Switzerland) -- Switzerland has officially issued its first online gambling licenses to four local casino operators and their online technology partners. On Friday,...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article A Brief Look into Israel’s online gambling (6/19/2019)
(Israel) -- Israel, or the State of Israel, is a Middle Eastern country packed with rich religious stories that date way back. The country has a population of 8.5...
article Bookies give more for problem gambling (6/19/2019)
(UK) -- Britain’s biggest bookmakers have promised a 900 per cent increase in contributions to tackling problem gambling to avoid a mandatory levy on their profits. The...
article Mayors' council looks forward to games of chance again at next year's Liberation carnival (6/19/2019)
(Guam) -- Mayors' Council of Guam President and Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares said games of chance are adding to the festive mood and are drawing more people at the...
article Google Plans to Expand Gambling Apps Beyond Britain and France, Letting Developers Stay ‘Non-Native’ (6/18/2019)
(UK) -- Although Google only has online gaming apps in the UK and EU these days, that could soon change. And when it does, the mobile giant will not make developers...
article UK Gambling Operator Gamesys Limited Penalised by the UK Gambling Commission (6/18/2019)
(UK) -- In its home country, Gamesys Limited has been penalized by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for breaching the commission’s rules on social...
article Reports Chinese gambling business driving hard bargain (6/18/2019)
(China) -- A Chinese company has reportedly given the Samoa government a wish list for investment in the country, including a casino. Talamua Online reported a company...
article Czech Republic To Increase Taxes For Gambling Operators (6/18/2019)
(Czech Republic) -- The gambling operators in the Czech Republic will have to pay more taxes from the coming year. The Czech finance minister Alena Schillerová has said...
article Cambodia: 12 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Kidnapping Over Unpaid Gambling Loan (6/18/2019)
(Cambodia) -- 12 Chinese men have been arrested in Poipet town in Cambodia. The Chinese nationals were arrested over charges of kidnapping three people after they failed...
article Online Casino regulations outside the UK (6/17/2019)
(UK) -- Let’s get straight to the facts. We know that you are here to know about the regulations outside the UK and how it is compared to the regulations in the UK...
article 79 Gambling Operators Vying For A Dutch Gambling License (6/17/2019)
(Netherlands) -- In a recent announcement, the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed that 79 companies are interested in a Dutch gambling...
article 79 operators express interest in Dutch online gambling license (6/17/2019)
(Netherlands) -- The Netherlands’ gambling regulator has received 79 expressions of interest from companies seeking the country’s new online gambling...
article Germany targeting online casino payment processing (6/17/2019)
(Germany) -- Germany has launched a new campaign against online casino payment processors following this spring’s approval of a new temporary federal gambling...
article Award-Winning Ninja Casino Stripped of Swedish License After Less Than Seven Months (6/17/2019)
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s new gambling regulatory body, Spelinspektionen, is not taking its responsibilities towards the country’s newly regulated online gaming...
article Ninja Casino’s Swedish license yanked due to AML, social failures (6/17/2019)
(Sweden) -- Ninja Casino‘s parent company has had its Swedish online gambling licenses revoked after the regulator found the company’s social responsibility...
article Saipan pols propose 10% revenue tax on Imperial Pacific casino (6/17/2019)
(Saipan) -- Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International’s gaming revenue tax holiday may be coming to an end, if some local politicians have their way.
article Germany targeting online casino payment processing (6/17/2019)
(Germany) -- Germany has launched a new campaign against online casino payment processors following this spring’s approval of a new temporary federal gambling...
article Ninja Casino’s Swedish license yanked due to AML, social failures (6/17/2019)
(Sweden) -- Ninja Casino‘s parent company has had its Swedish online gambling licenses revoked after the regulator found the company’s social responsibility and anti-...
article House to consider casino-tax proposals (6/16/2019)
(Saipan) -- REPRESENTATIVE Tina Sablan has introduced House Local Bill 21-23 which would impose a 10 percent tax on net gambling revenue while House Gaming Committee...
article Move to allow casinos near new Goa airport opposed (6/16/2019)
(India) -- After Panaji, the BJP-led coalition government was trying to develop a gambling den near the upcoming international airport at Mopa in North Goa, alleged...
article Betfred owners cash in on a £10m jackpot, despite the firm making a £40.7m loss (6/15/2019)
(UK) -- The billionaire family behind gambling group Betfred have paid themselves a £10 million dividend – despite the company making a loss of £40.7...

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