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Sands Corp.

article Vegas Sands report suggests settlement amount in Macau case (4/25/2019)
(Macau) -- Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong...
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Australia Gaming

article Unibet Australia Head of Racing Under Investigation in Widening Betting Fraud Probe (4/24/2019)
(Australia) -- Australian regulators looking into possible betting fraud have seized the phone and laptop belonging to Head of Racing at Unibet Australia, Phil Moyes,...
article Foreign high-roller gambling market tipped to rebound within months (4/21/2019)
(Australia) -- The battle faving Australia's top casinos to lure back wealthy Asian high-roller gamblers is set to persist amid China's economic slowdown but...
article Survey: younger Australians losing interest in gambling (4/16/2019)
(Australia) -- A new survey shows Australians are gambling less these days, while the country’s telecom watchdog continues its campaign against allowing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Osaka to Pick Casino Resort Operator in Spring 2020 (4/24/2019)
(Japan) -- Hirofumi Yoshimura, governor of Osaka Prefecture, said Wednesday that the western Japan prefecture plans to select an operator to run a casino-featuring...
article Addict rules for pachinko first, before Japan casinos arrive (4/21/2019)
(Japan) -- Details of the so-called “basic plan” to tackle the public policy issue of gambling addiction in Japan were revealed by Japan’s cabinet on...
article Japan looks to fight gambling addiction ahead of casino openings (4/19/2019)
(Japan) -- The cabinet has approved a plan to limit customers' access to betting establishments and remove cash machines from the facilities, as the Japanese...
article Japan looks to fight gambling addiction ahead of casino openings (4/18/2019)
(Japan) -- The Cabinet on Friday approved a plan to limit customers' access and ban the installation of cash machines at betting establishments, as the Japanese...
article With Japan set to build three integrated resorts, operators cast eyes on potential $33.8 billion casino market (4/13/2019)
(Japan) -- The operators of Singapore's two integrated resorts (IRs), which this month injected $9 billion in fresh investment, are also itching to place their bets...
article Huis Ten Bosch theme park agrees to land sale if IR bid is successful (4/10/2019)
(Japan) -- Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo City has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell part of its land as a candidate site for a casino resort.
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article BLOG: The Rise of Casinos in Macau (4/24/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau is today the main destination for gamblers from Asia, with a healthy flux of tourists from other continents as well. The Chinese city acts as a magnet...
article April Macau GGR dip likely, despite Easter uptick: analysts (4/23/2019)
(Macau) -- The average daily rate of Macau casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the third week of April improved compared to earlier in the month to MOP800 million (US$...
article China’s top legislative body accepts resignation of Macau deputy Ho Iat-seng, paving way for him to become casino hub’s next leader (4/23/2019)
(Macau) -- China’s top legislative body unanimously approved the resignation of Macau deputy Ho Iat-seng on Tuesday, in a move commentators said indicated Beijing...
article Macau gaming tax revenue up 6pct in 1Q (4/22/2019)
(Macau) -- The Macau authorities collected more than MOP29.64 billion (US$3.67 billion) in revenue from the gaming industry in the first three months of 2019. Data...
article Macau VIP to continue weak as mass builds: observers (4/22/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s mass-market casino play, which accounted for half of the city’s first-quarter gross gaming revenue (GGR) – a record high since...
article Public tender for future Macau casino licenses gaining traction (4/19/2019)
(Macau) -- The most senior legislator in Macau has reportedly announced that there is no need for his fellow lawmakers to delay the launch of a new public tender...
article Beijing nods Hengqin’s tourism island proposal (4/18/2019)
(Macau) -- The details in a proposal to develop Hengqin as a tourism island, and so complement neighbouring Macau’s tourism effort, have been approved by China...
article No need to delay gaming licences tender: Macau govt (4/18/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai On (pictured), says there is no need to delay the launch of a fresh public tender process for gaming rights...
article Macau lessons in Singapore casino biz revamp: experts (4/18/2019)
(Macau) -- Singapore’s thinking in extending the duopoly of its casino industry and that city-state’s decision to have incremental increases in its two-tier...
article Casinos can implement artificial intelligence to comply with casino entry ban – Expert (4/16/2019)
(Macau) -- The Director of Gaming Teaching and Research Centre in the Macau Polytechnic Institute (MPI), Wang Changbin, told MNA in an interview that facial recognition...
article Macau mass GGR takes lead in 1Q19, VIP down 13pct (4/16/2019)
(Macau) -- VIP baccarat was a drag on Macau’s casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) performance in the first three months of 2019, falling 13.4 percent from the prior-...
article “Lucky Macau” not enough to beat 1Q19 EBITDA slide: JP Morgan (4/15/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau’s casino operators will endure their first quarterly EBITDA fall in three years when 1Q19 results are revealed over the coming weeks, according to...
article OP/ED: What is going on in Macau these days? (4/11/2019)
(Macau) -- In March, casino revenue in Macau fell 0.4 percent to $3.2 billion; in February revenue was up 4.4 percent and in January down 5 percent. VIP win was down 10...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippines could get more CoD casinos: Premium Leisure (4/23/2019)
(Philippines) -- A proposal to open more casino properties in the Philippines under the moniker ‘City of Dreams’ is under consideration. That is according to...
article Okada Manila continues GGR growth in March (4/15/2019)
(Philippines) -- Growth is becoming routine for Okada Manila. Universal Entertainment Corp, the operator of the Manila area casino, has announced preliminary numbers for...
article Summer start for construction on Quezon City integrated casino resort (4/12/2019)
(Philippines) -- In the Philippines, Bloomberry Resorts Corporation could reportedly begin work to bring a new integrated casino resort to the under-construction Ayala...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

China Gaming

article China is banning online poker and other casino games (4/22/2019)
(China) -- China’s game industry doesn’t work the same as occidental gaming industry. Instead, it often passes on new regulations that we would find...
article China’s new gaming rules to ban poker, blood and imperial schemes (4/22/2019)
(China) -- Lots of news has surfaced from China’s gaming industry in recent weeks as the government hastens to approve a massive backlog of titles in the world...
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Sports Leagues

article How Do Soccer Fans React to Gambling Company Sponsorship? (4/22/2019)
(UK) -- The growth of the Soccer League in the UK has been accompanied by a proliferation of gambling marketing. This global betting brand has dominated the Premier...
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Russia Gaming

article Russia to ban instant-win online lotteries as great firewall okayed (4/21/2019)
(Russia) -- Russia wants to prohibit online sales of instant-win lottery games, while the government has approved legislation to establish a Chinese-style ‘great...
article Taking A Spin At Russian Roulette (4/20/2019)
(Russia) -- Primorsky in far eastern Russia wants to be the next big thing in Asian gaming. The region has received more than US$20 billion in government investment,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Sportradar unites with SportsGrid for inaugural 24-hour network (4/18/2019)
(USA) -- Sportradar has united with SportsGrid for the launch of the first free, 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting audience. The exclusive partnership...
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Genting

article Lim Kok Thay confident of Genting being picked for Japan casino (4/17/2019)
(Japan) -- Genting will bid for all three casino licenses allowed by Japan and hopes to win one, the Business Times reported Thursday, citing Chairman Lim Kok Thay at...
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Tennis Gambling

article Tennis whistleblower who exposed crooks in the sport is being rejected by other players (4/17/2019)
(Andorra) -- As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the...
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Hard Rock

press release Hard Rock International Amplifies Portfolio in Asia With Announcement of Hard Rock Hotel Bangalore (4/16/2019)
(Florida) -- With a portfolio spanning across 75 countries, including 27 unique hotel properties with 37 projects in different phases of development, Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock, Genting Pursuing Crown Resorts Takeover Following Wynn Fallout (4/12/2019)
(Australia) -- Hard Rock International and Genting Group are both exploring a takeover of Crown Resorts, the Australian casino giant that is actively pursuing offers.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Singapore Growth is announced by casino company Las Vegas Sands (4/16/2019)
(Singapore) -- Casino company Las Vegas Sands announced Wednesday it intends to invest $3.3 billion to bring an entertainment stadium, new hotel tower and also much more...
article Fourth Marina Bay Sands Tower Will Not Offer Gambling (4/16/2019)
(Singapore) -- The Marina Bay Sands resort casino recently announced that plans are underway for a fourth tower to be added to the Singapore skyline’s signature...
article Limiting casino visits won't curb addiction: Counsellors (4/11/2019)
(Singapore) -- The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has imposed a cap on over 5,000 people to limit the number of times they can visit the casinos here a...
article More people limit number of times they can visit the casino in a month (4/11/2019)
(Singapore) -- A total of 5,035 people have been issued a third-party visit limit as at the end of last year - about 14 times more than the 354 people given the visit...
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Charity Gaming

article Legislators Urge to Raise UK Charity Lottery Sales (4/15/2019)
(UK) -- The members are UK Parliament are pushing to increase the limit of charity lottery sales in the country. The move to raise the same failed last year.
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Donald Trump

article Undisclosed cash flowed at Trump inaugural ball with ties to China, embattled Saipan casino (4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of dollars in donations flowed to an undisclosed source at a Trump inaugural ball with links to China and dubious donors, but no financial...
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eSports

article ESL One Mumbai can help Indian's esports status - Redeye (4/15/2019)
(India) -- Paul "Redeye" Chaloner believes India is one of the countries "on the cusp" of being regarded as a great esports nation and that...
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Crown Ltd

article Australian billionaire dynasty confronts the end of an empire (4/14/2019)
(Australia) -- The Packer dynasty has sat astride corporate Australia for a century, forging newspaper, television and casino dominions with the power to make and break...
article Christopher Niesche: James Packer's now ready to hand over the Crown (4/14/2019)
(Australia) -- If James Packer succeeds in selling his casino business — as looks likely — it will seemingly end more than a century of the Packer family...
article An Australian Billionaire Dynasty Confronts the End of an Empire (4/11/2019)
(Australia) -- The Packer dynasty has sat astride corporate Australia for a century, forging newspaper, television and casino dominions with the power to make and break...
article Casino bidding war looms for Crown after Wynn backs away (4/11/2019)
(Australia) -- FORCED to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world's biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion.
article Crown dives after Wynn ends buyout talks (4/9/2019)
(Australia) -- James Packer's Crown Resorts suffered a share price plunge on Wednesday after Las Vegas suitor Wynn Resorts ''terminated'' talks with Australia's biggest...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Despite initial success, fantasy gaming may need a new strategy (4/13/2019)
(India) -- There is an hour to go for the Indian Premier League cricket match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Manya Pilani, 21, is bustling about...
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FOBTs

article Grosvenor Casino Stirs Controversy with Outdoor Gaming Machines (4/11/2019)
(UK) -- The Grosvenor Casino in Leeds, UK, is at the center of a storm of controversy after the city council voted to allow the casino to install gaming machines outside.
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Other News

article GVC calls for expanded UK gambling ad ban (4/24/2019)
(UK) -- GVC Holdings has stepped up its responsible gambling efforts with a call to end all sportsbook broadcast advertising in the UK. The operator, which was the first...
article Sweden could ban online casino advertising (4/24/2019)
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s government said on Wednesday it would look at whether to ban advertising by online casinos and other forms of gambling as it seeks to tackle a...
article Melco’s temp Cyprus casinos welcome half-a-million guests (4/24/2019)
(Cyprus) -- Melco International Development’s three casinos in the Republic of Cyprus attracted nearly half-a-million guests through the end of January, over four-fifths...
article Casinos Are Using Facial Recognition to Keep Banned Gamblers Away (4/24/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Some people who can’t control their gambling ask their favorite casinos to ban them, so that they can’t return to the venues in a moment of...
article Asian casino operator to upgrade its facial recognition security systems this year (4/23/2019)
(Macau) -- Real-time facial recognition at casinos in Macau and Manila operated by Melco Resorts and Entertainment will be upgraded to the latest generation of the...
article Angry Ladbrokes customer carries out assault after losing temper (4/19/2019)
(UK) -- A CUSTOMER in Ladbrokes was assaulted after another man lost his temper at around 8.30pm on April 12. At the Sylvania Way South shop, the suspect, described as...
article One of world's biggest YouTube stars to headline Cincinnati gaming festival (4/18/2019)
(Ohio) -- One of the world's biggest YouTube stars is returning to Cincinnati, where he got his start, to headline an upcoming video game and esports festival.
article Cyprus' regulator proposes a USD 1.1 M budget for a responsible gaming campaign (4/18/2019)
(Cyprus) -- Plans include the creation of a specialized prevention and intervention center aimed at providing information and support to gamblers. A dedicated online...
press release BtoBet and Megared team up for launch of “Megapuesta” in Colombia (4/18/2019)
(Colombia) -- Colombian telecommunication leader Megared has announced that it is partnering with leading technological multinational company BtoBet to launch its new...
article BLOG: South Africa Publishes More About Money Laundering Vulnerabilities (4/17/2019)
(South Africa) -- As noted in a prior blog post, South Africa’s Financial Intelligence Centre (“FIC”) periodically releases financial crime typologies...
article Online casino brand LeoVegas under investigation for sending marketing emails to suspended player (4/16/2019)
(UK) -- Online gambling service providers are to adhere to strict standards and guidelines when offering casino or other gaming options. When an operator breaks the...
article Ireland to drop 2% turnover tax for favoured two-tier approach (4/16/2019)
(Ireland) -- The Irish Independent has this weekend reported that the Dáil Éireann will move to present a two-tiered betting tax plan to the European Commission for EU-...
article Sports Betting East Africa Summit 2019 (4/16/2019)
(Uganda) -- Last week, Sports Betting East Africa 2019 brought together stakeholders from across the continent to gain valuable insight into the greatest opportunities...
article Yobetit teams up with brand ambassador Ben Camille for international campaign (4/16/2019)
(Malta) -- Maltese iGaming company Yobetit signed Maltese celebrity Ben Camille and kickstarted their new international campaign #BeLikeBen. You may have seen it pop up...
article Russia to Tight the Rules for Bookmakers (4/16/2019)
(Russia) -- Russia is going to make the law on gambling tougher. A new bill having more rigorous rules for casino operators and bookmakers is recommended for approval by...
article Bernstein lowers GGR growth estimates for April (4/16/2019)
(Asia) -- Analysts at Bernstein have lowered their gross gaming revenue estimates for the month of April, due to materially worse than expected month-to-date revenue.
article Romanian investors to open Danube Delta resort, possibly convert it into casino (4/16/2019)
(Romania) -- Romanian entrepreneurs Iulian Robu and Constantin Căpăţână will relaunch in May the Lebada Luxury Resort & Spa in the Danube Delta, after having...
article Melco C2 Paphos casino Cyprus to open later this year (4/16/2019)
(Cyprus) -- Melco International Development Ltd, a Hong Kong-listed investor in gaming resorts, says it expects to open later this year the fourth satellite casino...
article Kindred CEO Advocates EU Single Market for Online Consumers (4/15/2019)
(Belgium) -- Henrik Tjärnström, the CEO of Kindred Group, has urged European lawmakers to offer an improved EU single market in online gambling and other similar sectors...
article How Gamification Is Taking Over Corporate Advertising (4/15/2019)
(UK) -- Everything is getting gamified these days. They do it to draw more people to a particular product or service. Does this mean gambling is going to become even...

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