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Critical Blow to Springfield Casino after Thumbs Down to the AmendmentMay 29, 2017
In a critical blow to the Springfield casino, House Committee did not pass an amendment to add casino on gambling expansion bill. The amendment was filed by Rep. Tim Butler, R- Springfield in Senate Bill 7 to add a Springfield casino to five other authorised by the bill.
$500 million to be invested in Former Trump Taj Mahal by Hard Rock InternationalMay 29, 2017
Hard Rock International has announced it will be spending a fortune of $500 million as compared to earlier $ 350 million to transform the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which it purchased in March from Carl Icahn at a steal for $50 million. This resort was created in the Atlantic City resort venue by United States President Donald Trump after spending $1.2 billion.
Casino Activities likely to abolished from Guam Liberation CarnivalMay 26, 2017
A bill was passed on Friday to ban the casino operations from the annual Liberation carnival and village fiestas. Freshman Sen. Telena Nelson, D-Dededo, who wrote the bill, thanked fellow lawmakers after the vote Friday afternoon. If passed, it would abolish a section of Guam Law that has allowed the Mayor’s Council of Guam and the Liberation Historical Society, a nonprofit group to run gambling activities during fairs and fiestas.
74 arrested in a raid on Gambling denMay 26, 2017
Gambling is prohibited in Thailand according to Gambling Act 1935, which excludes betting on horse racing or the government sponsored Thai lottery.
IPI casino request barred citing concerns over safety by Casino CommissionMay 25, 2017
The Commonwealth Casino Commission has put a hold on the opening of the casino of the business giant IPI (Imperial Pacific International), that was scheduled this Friday, would be decided after further discussions at their next scheduled meeting on May 31, told the Commission Executive Director; Edward Deleon Guerrero.
New Satellite Casino in East Windsor Connecticut Approved by SenateMay 24, 2017
This highly controversial issue in the state was passed in the General Assembly early Wednesday. It will require approval from the House of Representatives and the governor – who has stated that this will be the only casino bill he will sign. This is a major step toward the expansion of gambling in the state.
Petitions to Stop Red Water Casino Development in Leake CountyMay 23, 2017
The decision to stop construction of the Red Water Casino project in Leake County will soon be decided by various tribal members. The petition sponsor to end the project, Nikki Comby, has stated that they do not want to take the risk of adding any more debt.
Resorts World Las VegasTo Begin Construction 3rd Q 2017May 22, 2017
The $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas, now scheduled to open in 2020, will be the first “ground-up” resort to be built in the town for almost 10 years.
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, California Is First to Launch Bonus Game Smash SmashMay 20, 2017
Konami Gaming recently launched a new linked bonus game called Smash Smash at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino and one which clearly went down very well with players lining up in their droves to take part in the six jackpot levels of rewards and being entertained by a mariachis band.
Sullivan County Casino to Be Named Resorts World CatskillsMay 20, 2017
Empire Resorts Inc. has paid homage to the Catskills region by calling their new resort in the area - Resorts World Catskills. The resort, which is planned to open in March 2018, is a $1.2 billion all-season destination complex and is situated on the old Concord Resort Hotel property in Thompson.
Resorts World Las Vegas Announces New Opening Date of 2020May 19, 2017
The Malaysian-based developer, the Genting Group will begin construction of the $4 billion project Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) commencing in 2017 3rd Q. Originally the opening date was set as being 2019, but it is now pushed out until 2020, with designs being changed to concentrate on the younger generation of gamblers and to the growing Chinese tourist market.
Ottawa Announces Hard Rock International Wins Bid to Build $350 Million CasinoMay 18, 2017
Hard Rock International owned by Florida’s Seminole Tribe, have won the bid to build a casino in southern Ottawa. The licensing deal approved by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. will involve redevelopment of Rideau-Carleton Raceway.
Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Discusses Potential $8B Casino in Brazil with PresidentMay 17, 2017
Casinos were banned in Brazil 70 years ago, but authorities are now revisiting this industry in order to boost the economy. Proposals are being called to allow casinos once again and if the government were to approve operation of casinos by foreigners, this would have the potential of being a highly significant market shift in gaming history.
GAN Launches Social Casino Chickasaw Nation’s Winstar World Casino and Resort, OmahaMay 16, 2017
GAN is a London-listed social gaming and real-money supplier. It will supply its patented iBridge Framework to WinStarOnlineGaming.com which will be integrated with the casino’s loyalty program along with its Scientific Games casino management system.
NetEnt Given Go-Ahead with License to Supply British ColumbiaMay 15, 2017
British Columbia’s gaming regulator, GPE, recently approved NetEnt as the supplier to the province’s only licensed gaming and lottery operator the BCLC. This corporation is owned by the province and directs all revenues towards community upliftment, education and health care.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s Strategy in Japan to Concentrate On UniquenessMay 13, 2017
Melco Resorts & Entertainment, a casino developer and operator will develop a strategy of innovation and uniqueness when and if it wins a license in Japan. The company is one of many major casino operators vying for the Japanese market; this arising as the government has recently legalised gambling.
Louisiana Bill Will Reduce Casino Revenue Going to Racing by 50%May 13, 2017
A new bill in the Louisiana legislature could potentially take $36 million off the state’s horse racing industry. The monies will be rather directed towards a scholarship programme in the state.
Gila River Gaming Enterprises in A Possible Deal with The NFL for Naming RightsMay 12, 2017
Recent reports suggest that the NFL will meet with Gila River Gaming Enterprises to possibly conclude a naming rights contract for the Cardinal’s 11-year-old venue Busch Stadium.
Gateway to invest $200 million in Casino, London OntarioMay 11, 2017
After concluding a deal with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited plans to invest $200 million in a full-fledged casino in London, Ontario. Gateway, Canada’s largest gaming and entertainment company recently stated that the company is in the process of working through the plans.
Gold Mantis Accused of Failing to Comply with Commonwealth Casino Commission’s RegulationsMay 10, 2017
A petition has been filed to revoke Gold Mantis’ provisional license because of its failing to comply with regulations laid down by the Commonwealth Casino Commission.Gold Mantis is a non-gaming vendor and needs to obtain license approval by the commission. A one-year provisional license was granted to allow the subcontractor to do business in the CNMI.
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