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Harrah's Las Vegas sold for $1.14 BillionDec 7, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has reached an agreement with VICI Properties to sell Harrah’s Las Vegas for $1.14 billion.
Western Fair casino to turn ‘family friendly’Dec 7, 2017
The Canadian casino giant, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment, will submit a proposal to politicians regarding the plans to expand operations at the Western Fair. Keith Andrews, senior vice-president of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, will put forth a plan at a council committee meeting for a new gaming complex. The planned complex would have a plethora of dining options and probably a hotel, which would create 700 new jobs for the natives.
Ex-chairman sentenced for stealing from casinoDec 6, 2017
John Blackhawk, a former casino chairman and a council member of the WinneVegas casino, has been sentenced for stealing from the casino. He has received five years of probation in addition to 150 hours of community service and $36,000 restitution.
Chinese gaming operators eye Cambodia’s next casino hubDec 5, 2017
Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s southern coastal city, will soon turn into the country’s leading casino hub. Amid the opportunity, the ongoing influx of Chinese investment capital has been beyond expectations.
Armed robbery reported at Billings casinoDec 5, 2017
A robbery has been reported at the Mardi Gras Casino in Billings West End, on Sunday morning, at around 8:30 a.m.
Melco to move HQ to Japan if it gets casino licenceDec 2, 2017
Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited may shift its headquarters to Japan if they get a casino licence, Melco's CEO Lawrence Ho said in an interview in Tokyo, in reference of a possible casino resort in Japan.
Armed thief pulls off heist at Las Vegas casinoDec 2, 2017
Bellagio Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas is robbed by an armed thief at around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Described as a white male wearing a mask and a wig, the robber held up a poker cage on gunpoint and demanded an unspecified amount of money from the staff.
A woman hits $81k jackpot on a single spin at BitStarzDec 2, 2017
What can be better than hitting a big, fat jackpot on a single spin? This is exactly what happened to a woman during Black Friday. The woman, en route to shopping centre, stopped at BitStarz to enjoy a little gaming and tried her hand at the FaFa Twins slot game. The online casino ended up rewarding the woman with an astonishing $81,000 in a single spin.
Macau casino revenues jump 22.6% to £2.12 billionDec 2, 2017
Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub, has reported a remarkable revenue jump for November month. Casinos in the Macau have collected 22.6 percent more than what they did last year. It also marked the sixteenth consecutive month of growth for the industry in Macau.
$1.25 bet wins almost-a-million at Vegas casinoDec 2, 2017
A buck for a bash! Yes, that’s what happened at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino last week. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that one lucky gambler made a fortune just before Thanksgiving — winning a whopping $939,355 with a little $1.25 bet.
South Korea PM: Bitcoin is a gateway to illegal activitiesNov 29, 2017
South Korean Prime Minister, Lee Nak-Yeon, has expressed worry over the rising interest of youth in crypto currencies like Bitcoin. He called it a bad influence, saying it could lead the country's youth get involved in illegal practices.
Nevada committee to discuss marijuana in casinosNov 28, 2017
Nevada’s recreational marijuana sector is booming. A 12-member panel of Nevada Gaming Policy Committee will review whether the state’s casino industry can coexist with the recreational drug, marijuana.
A first-time punter scoops £6.3million from a £4 betNov 28, 2017
A lucky gambler has won a whopping £6.3 million from £4 bet in his first time at an online casino. Neil, from Aberdeen, had put £30 into his newly-opened account with Casumo, and used £4 of it on a spin on the Hall of Gods game to win a huge jackpot.
Casino revenues soar in US; $3.4 billion earning during SeptemberNov 27, 2017
The US casino and gambling market appears to be thriving, showing an increase of nearly three percent in year-on-year income.
Malaysia Casino Operator Reports 65% Fall in ProfitNov 24, 2017
Casino operator Genting Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Genting Group, has reported 65.2 percent fall in third-quarter profits. Genting Malaysia Berhad operates Resorts World Genting, Malaysia’s only casino resort, besides running casinos in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas.
Cebu City Council gives nod to New Casino ProjectNov 23, 2017
The Cebu City Council has given green signal to the application of Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc. to build and operate an “integrated resort and casino facility”.
Historic Moulin Rouge Casino Could Make a ComebackNov 23, 2017
The first integrated hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Moulin Rouge, could make a comeback soon. The County Commission has recently publicized that they would not be pursuing the sale but leaving the future of the historic property up on offer.
First-ever US Poker Open to be held at Aria CasinoNov 22, 2017
The stage is set for the U.S. Poker Open to begin. The high-stakes tournament series will kick off on 31 January at Aria Resort & Casino. The U.S. Poker Open is another addition to Poker Central’s top-tier tournament, others being the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters.
Man Arrested for Mass Shooting Threat at Las Vegas CasinoNov 21, 2017
An Ohio man threatens to stage mass shooting at a Las Vegas casino where his estranged wife works. The 28-year-old, identified as Wei Li, was arrested after being charged in a criminal complaint, and later transferred from police custody to federal authorities.
Vietnam Government Lifts Ban on Casino Entry for CitizensNov 20, 2017
People of Vietnam will finally be able to gamble at casinos starting December. Until now, only foreign nationals were allowed inside the casinos. The Ministry of Finance in Vietnam issued Circular No 102/2017 which states that a Vietnamese citizen may be permitted to gamble in casinos on certain conditions. For a native to enter a casino, he or she has to present a proof of a minimum income of VND10m (US$440) besides having to prove they are over 21 years old.
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