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Proposed Entry Fee at Philippines Casinos Would Suppress Gaming Revenue, PAGCOR Says

Philippines casinos PAGCOR entry fee

Casinos in the Philippines might soon begin charging guests PHP3,000 ($61) to enter, as one lawmaker believes an admission fee would help fight problem gambling. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, however, rejected the notion, saying that such a rule would devastate the country’s surging casino entertainment industry. “It will have a negative effect,” PAGCOR…Read More

Three Tribal Casinos Balk at $40 Million New Mexico Revenue Request

New Mexico Casino dispute

State Gambling regulators are in a battle with three New Mexico Native American tribes over $40 million in casino revenue they believe they are owed. The trio of pueblos contends the state is misinterpreting an old agreement. The Tesuque, Sandia and Isleta pueblos have taken their case to court, asking a judge to prevent the…Read More

Jeff Gural Plans to Close Vernon Downs Unless Tax Break Issued for Struggling Racino

Jeff Gural Vernon Downs

New York real estate developer Jeff Gural says he can no longer justify keeping Vernon Downs open for business unless the state gives him a substantial tax break. Located in Vernon, New York, about a 45-minute drive east from Syracuse, the racetrack is no longer attracting enough entries to maintain adequate racing programs. And gaming…Read More

UK Online Gambling Operators Could be in Violation of Consumer Law, Says Competitions Watchdog

CMA to clamp down on UK online gambling sector

 The UK’s online gambling sector is bracing itself for a regulatory clampdown, after a probe by the competitions watchdog found many operators to be in possible breach of consumer law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has been conducting an investigation in conjunction with the UK Gambling Commission since last October, criticized operators for…Read More

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Says Third Connecticut Casino “Glorified Slots Parlor”

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

If Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno (D) is concerned over the impact the satellite casino in East Windsor, Connecticut, might have on his town’s $950 million MGM resort in Massachusetts, he’s doing everything he can to present a different façade. In a statement this week, Sarno tried to downplay the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals…Read More