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Myanmar moves to legalise casinos

Myanmar is considering a plan to legalise casinos. Some already operate under special provisions but changes to the law are being proposed to encourage more tourism and tax collection.

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12/10/2018

article Casi-no! Casi-yes! — Bartlett announces first regulated gaming operation
(Jamaica) -- The first of three regulated casinos should be up and running by the start of 2020, but Jamaica will “not be a casino destination”, Tourism...

12/6/2018

article Myanmar moves to legalise casinos
(Myanmar) -- Myanmar is considering a plan to legalise casinos. Some already operate under special provisions but changes to the law are being proposed to encourage more...

10/18/2018

article Chinese Officials Say No Horse Racing or Casino Gaming in Hainan Free Trade Zone
(China) -- Chinese officials are now saying that there are no plans to allow any new forms of gambling in the southern province of Hainan, ending speculation that the...

8/30/2018

article Global gaming brands eye Athens for new casino
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8/9/2018

article Belarus could soon allow online gambling
(Belarus) -- Belarus is apparently preparing, finally, to allow online gambling. According to a Belarus media outlet, BelTA, the country’s president, Alexander...

8/2/2018

article Nepal Casinos Bill: Govt. Takes U-Turn on New Legislation
(Nepal) -- In a latest update pertaining to the already-awaited Casinos Act 2018, the Government of Nepal has come up with a new update pertaining to the regulation of...

8/1/2018

article Nepal to include casino legislation in Tourism Act: report
(Nepal) -- Nepal’s government has decided to include legislation to regulate casinos in the Tourism Act, rather than passing a separate law on casinos, the...

7/31/2018

article New England Could Be The Next Major US Gambling Market
(New York) -- New England isn’t known for gambling, but the regions’ casinos do a tidy bit of business. Case in point, the five Massachusetts, Rhode Island,...

7/11/2018

article What are the implications of relaxed gaming laws for American gambling enthusiasts?
(Las Vegas) -- The dust has settled somewhat on the US Supreme Court’s dramatic decision to overturn the federal statute on prohibition of gambling, and it is time...

5/1/2018

article Myanmar government considering casino legalization
(Myanmar) -- In hopes of boosting tourism from neighboring countries such as China, Thailand and India, the government for the southern Asian nation of Myanmar is...

4/26/2018

article A Bad Bet Disrespecting Legalized Gambling’s Anticipated New Customers
(USA) -- The NBA and Major League Baseball have proclaimed that a 1-percent “integrity fee” on sports betting is essential to secure fair, legal contests for...

3/5/2018

article Churchill Downs In Full Gallop Towards Sports Betting, Buys Casinos in Pennsylvania, Mississippi
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc. is positioning itself for a world with legal sports betting. The Kentucky-based horse racing company has announced plans to purchase...

2/27/2018

article Sweden Open to Gambling Applications from July 2018
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen, is planning to open up a licensing window from 1 July 2018. This announcement has followed a period...

2/4/2018

article China is said to mull legal gambling on Hainan in key shift
(China) -- China is drafting a proposal to allow gambling on Hainan Island, people familiar with the talks said, in what would be an unprecedented move that could...

2/3/2018

article China planning to allow gambling on Hainan island
(China) -- China is drafting a proposal to allow gambling on Hainan Island, people familiar with the talks said, in what would be an unprecedented move that could...

1/25/2018

article Riverboat casinos gain steam to expand gambling on land
(Louisiana) -- The chairman of a gaming task force said Thursday (Jan. 25) it would recommend that the Louisiana Legislature allow riverboats to place slot machines on...

1/3/2018

article Pennsylvania expands gambling options to airports, truck stops; what about Ohio?
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12/15/2017

article Game on: New Hampshire businesses welcome ‘Keno 603’
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12/8/2017

article Brazil stalls again on Bill 186 gambling progress
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article Lawmakers in Greece are expected to vote soon on casino bill
(Greece) -- Lawmakers in Greece are expected to vote soon on a bill that would legalize three casinos in the popular tourism destinations of Crete, Santorini, and...

12/7/2017

article Pa. Expands Casino Gambling—What Is the Impact on Municipalities?
(Pennsylvania) -- After several months of negotiation, and amid a larger debate on gaming expansion, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 42 of 2017, a sweeping...

11/26/2017

article Gambling ballot initiative tops 400,000 signatures
(Florida) -- A proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder to expand gambling in Florida has topped 400,000 petition signatures, while another proposal...

11/24/2017

article Winfil Casino Falls Foul of Brazilian Gambling Laws
(Brazil) -- Brazil has had a casino ban in place for the past seven decades, although lawmakers in the country have seriously been exploring the possibility of...

11/17/2017

article Chemehuevi Indian Tribe breaks ground on Havasu Lake casino resort
(California) -- It’s been about five years in the making for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe who on Tuesday, Nov. 14 broke ground on a new gaming facility in southern...

11/10/2017

article Vegas-based Golden Entertainment considering new gaming opportunities
(Las Vegas) -- Fresh off its acquisition of four Southern Nevada casino properties, Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment Inc. could look at opportunities in Pennsylvania...

11/3/2017

article Greek Government Proposes To Overhaul Gambling Laws
(Greece) -- The various jurisdictions for online betting have had a number of issues to overcome but none seem as complicated as the problems facing the Greek government.

10/19/2017

article Casino to enrich First Nations
(Saskatchewan) -- The new target opening date of the Lloydminster casino is next fall along with a revised estimated total cost of $26.5 million with construction...

10/1/2017

article Pennsylvania Lawmakers Could Finally Agree on Gambling Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- It seems that not all hope is lost for Pennsylvania’s gambling expansion. Reportedly, the budget negotiations in the state could finally lead to...

9/18/2017

article 2 lawmakers pre-file gaming bill to address pension shortfall
(Kentucky) -- Representatives Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) and Rick Rand (D-Bedford) have pre-filed legislation today that they predict will bring hundreds of millions of...
article Italy, Michigan Moving Towards Online Casino Progress
(Internet) -- The world of online gambling is growing fast, with two major developments on the horizon. The first is Italy moving towards growing its online casino...
article New draft rules approved by Goa law department
(India) -- In Goa, the rules for the regulation of casino operations in the Indian state have been approved by the law department. Once approved by the chief minister,...

9/15/2017

article Andalusia government passes sports betting law
(Spain) -- In Spain, the Andalusia Gambling Regulations have reportedly been approved by the Governing Council. The Regional Government expects the new gaming rules to...

8/31/2017

article Gauselmann Group’s Cashpoint Expands Further Into Denmark’s Gambling Market
(Denmark) -- Gauselmann Group’s Cashpoint sports betting brand has acquired Tipico’s brick-and-mortar betting operations in Denmark. Under the recently...

8/17/2017

article Tilman Fertitta Urges Louisiana to Ease Gaming Regulations to Allow for Expansion
(Louisiana) -- Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta stood before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force on Tuesday to request regulations on...

8/10/2017

article India evaluates legal gaming
(India) -- The Law Commission of India has urged the contribution of state associations to carry out the official assessment about potential legal gaming operations. The...

7/13/2017

article Ireland sets new legislation
(Ireland) -- The Irish government announced new measures to control the local gaming industry. Authorities are set to publish the full law in the upcoming weeks,...

6/23/2017

article It’s official: online gambling is coming to Jamaica
(Jamaica) -- While some nations engage in lengthy consultations over the legalisation of gambling, others get straight to the point. Three months ago, there was nothing...

6/18/2017

article Greyhound races are a thing of the past. Except in Florida.
(Florida) -- During the third race on a recent sweltering Sunday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, a sleek black greyhound named Atascocita Laden broke from the pack early...

6/11/2017

article Delco reps split on expanded gambling in Pa.
(Pennsylvania) -- A vote in favor of a massive gambling expansion in Pennsylvania passed the state House of Representatives late Wednesday night by a vote of 102-89....

4/9/2017

article Plan would allow OTB in Danbury restaurants
(Connecticut) -- A proposal to build an off-track-betting facility in a popular downtown restaurant is expected to draw critics and supporters to a public hearing on...

3/24/2017

article Bill would nix casino gambling from Liberation Carnival
(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...

3/5/2017

article Casino industry: what will happen after the trial period?
(Vietnam) -- The government now allows Vietnamese to go to only two casinos, in Van Don and Phu Quoc. Ha Ton Vinh, who has been pursuing multi-billion dollar casino...

2/11/2017

article State at odds over gaming expansion
(Connecticut) -- Two years after Connecticut lawmakers voted to keep jobs — and gambling cash — in the state by approving a third Native American tribal...

2/4/2017

article Silver Heritage delays new Nepal casino’s soft opening
(Nepal) -- Australia-listed casino operator Silver Heritage Group says it is delaying the opening of its new casino in Nepal due to difficulty raising the financing...
article Tasmanian parliamentary committee to examine gambling in the state
(Tasmania) -- Lower taxes, more comprehensive harm-minimisation measures and a broader playing field for poker machine operators will all be argued for when a...

1/31/2017

article Lottery bill clears Mississippi House panel, prospects dim
(Mississippi) -- A Mississippi House committee has voted to create a state lottery, but the proposal faces a tough future with opposition from the Republican House...

1/29/2017

article Illinois held hostage to a 'Grand Bargain'
(Illinois) -- No one should be surprised that group think instead of rational choices surround the 13 interconnected bills of the “Grand Bargain.” It is...
article Exclusive interview: Podiumspot to officially unveil Crusino project April 3; World’s largest casino cruise ship
(Malaysia) -- On April 3, 2017, Kuala Lumpur-based Podiumspot Capital Group’s CEO, Mr. Tim Leonard will reveal some of the unique features that will set the world...

1/24/2017

article Tribal Gaming Expansion Continues Across United States
(USA) -- Tribal gaming expansion continues sweeping across the United States, as the federal Department of the Interior (DOI) continues declaring land as sovereign...

1/22/2017

article Should online poker really be a crime? High school math teacher makes case for legalization
(Washington) -- High school math teacher David Shick confessed his crime: playing poker online. Shick testified before the Washington Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports...

1/21/2017

article Ute Tribe renews its proposal for casino
(Colorado) -- The Northern Ute Tribe is back with a renewed proposal for a casino gaming project in the tiny town of Dinosaur just across the Colorado border, but this...
article VIDEO: Selling scratchies online would increase gambling harm - Ministry of Health video
(UK) -- Plans to sell scratchies online will likely result in a "significant increase" in gambling harm, the Ministry of Health has warned. However, regular...
article Vietnam to Allow Some Citizens to Gamble During Three-Year Trial
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam’s government will allow some citizens to gamble at select casinos during a three-year trial period, according to a new decree. The law, which...

1/15/2017

article Council to hear casino update Wednesday
(California) -- After a break of several weeks, the Ridgecrest City Council will once again be discussing the Timbisha Shoshone casino project, slated to be put in near...
article Croatia Gets Its First Licensed Online Poker Room In January 2017
(Croatia) -- Croatia licensed online poker, casino and sportsbooks a number of years ago but the country did not have a licensed online poker room till SuperSport...
article Vietnam details casino entry requirements for locals trial
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam has offered further details regarding its trial run of allowing local residents to gamble in select casinos, including mandatory income requirements...
article Vietnamese casino gamblers face wage test: report
(Vietnam) -- If Vietnamese are to be allowed to gamble in some of the country’s casinos they will need to earn the equivalent of at least US$440 per month, be aged...

1/14/2017

article Proposal for Gettysburg casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania businessman wants to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863 battle that turned the tide of the...

1/8/2017

article Portugal Submits Poker Liquidity Sharing Model to the EU
(Portugal) -- Portugal has finalized a model for sharing online poker liquidity with other regulated jurisdictions, potentially setting a landmark trend in motion for...
article Lawmakers unveil new proposals
(Pennsylvania) -- Though the state Legislature is just starting, some lawmakers are rounding up support for their top priorities of the 2017-18 session. A slew of co-...
article Okada unit seeks slice of Philippine gaming boom
(Philippines) -- Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada—who has made his biggest business bet on the Philippines through a $2.4-billion casino resort complex—faces...
article Work begins on largest casino cruise ship
(Kuala Lumpur) -- Work on the world's largest casino cruise ship, called the Crusino, which will be launched here on April 3 is expected to take three years to...
article Marketplace Roundtable: Taking A Visit To The Casinos
(The Internet) -- The casino sector offers a lot of color beyond the characters one expects to find as their customers according to the movies. Local nuances in Macau,...

1/7/2017

article AJC poll: Voters back casino gambling in Georgia
(Georgia) -- A majority of Georgia voters say they favor allowing casino gambling in the state, according to a new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution....

12/10/2016

article Full recovery looming for Spanish gaming market
(Spain) -- A new report into the Spanish gaming market has reportedly revealed that the sector is well on its way to making a full recovery as aggregated casino revenues...
article Gambling campaigners warn government ministers they'll have 'blood on their hands' if they don't curb high-stakes machines
(UK) -- Campaigners have warned that UK Government ministers will have “blood on their hands” unless they curb controversial high-stakes slot machines....
article 10 Casino Trends for 2017
(The Internet) -- As always, with the coming of the new year comes new challenges for operators, suppliers and the gaming industry at large. The gaming business is...

11/5/2016

article Church St hotel’s casino application rejected by gaming authority
(Guyana) -- The Gaming Authority has rejected the application for a casino licence made by owner of the Sleepin Hotel Chains Clifton Bacchus. They made a decision to not...

10/15/2016

article Essel Group planning to launch new Casino Maharaja in Goa
(India) -- Citing unspecified “inside sources”, Asia Gaming Brief has reported that Indian conglomerate Essel Group is planning to finally open a new...

10/14/2016

article Thailand could reconsider stance on casino industry after the passing away of King Bhumibol
(Thailand) -- King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled Thailand for the last 70 years, passed away on October 13 at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital at the age of 88. Casinos...

8/31/2011

article Genting Group, seeking Miami casino, flies leaders to Asia
(Florida) -- Genting Group, the Malaysian corporate giant planning to bring a $3 billion-plus resort and casino to downtown Miami's waterfront, recently flew a group...

8/24/2011

article Margaritaville OK'd for Bossier
(Louisiana) -- If Bossier Parish voters approve, "Wasting away in Margaritaville" could take on a new meaning in 2013. The state Gaming Control Board Thursday...
article Wood Village casino backers consider second ballot effort
(Oregon) -- In 2010, Oregon voters shot down a plan by two Lake Oswego businessmen to develop a private casino at the former Greyhound racing track in Wood Village.

8/23/2011

article Mohegan gaming CEO gets behind Mass. petition
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO Mitchell Etess said he supports a petition drive by a Palmer, Mass., group aimed at supporting Mohegan Sun’s...
article Fox not overly concerned about Massachusetts casino plan
(Rhode Island) -- House Speaker Gordon D. Fox said Tuesday that the emergence of a bill in Massachusetts that would allow three resort casinos and a so-called "...

8/1/2011

article Department of Interior authorizes Habematolel compact; new casino project gets go ahead
(California) -- An Upper Lake tribe will soon be moving forward on its plans to build a new casino outside of the town. On Saturday the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake...
article Skydancer rebuilds: construction begins on new casino
(North Dakota) -- Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians had a reason to celebrate Monday as dirt was ceremoniously moved for a new casino.

7/31/2011

article Genting Group is betting on Miami as future resort destination
(Florida) -- The Genting Group may not be a household name in the United States when it comes to gaming, but it’s a safe bet that Chairman KT Lim intends to get...
article Slot machines: The big gamble
(USA) -- It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted to gamble, you had to travel a long way. Well, today, to shoot craps or play slots all you have to do is get in...

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