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PhilWeb Adds Two New Gaming Parlor Locations to Empire as Revenue Grows

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PhilWeb has acquired two new electronic gaming parlor locations, as the company continues to snag up sites in an effort to regain market share in the Philippines. The newest locations are both located on the Cebu Province in the cities of Consolacion and Lapu-Lapu. PhilWeb purchased the cafes from Golden Frontier Gaming for PHP 2.5…Read More

Naked Louisiana Diamond Jacks Casino Runner in Custody, Charged With Aggravated Battery, Assault of Police Officer

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The Diamond Jacks Louisiana casino in Bussier City saw a bit more action this week than anyone may have anticipated. Hard to Subdue Police were called after 24-year-old Terrence Roquemore of DeBerry, Texas entered the gaming floor butt naked around 11:40 pm CDT on Tuesday, June 19. When he refused to leave, casino security and…Read More

New York Sports Betting Could Come to Upstate Casinos Through 2013 Law

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New York sports betting was a highly debated topic over the last month in the State Assembly, but with no common ground reached on several key topics, the legislature adjourned this week without passing a bill to legalize the gambling activity. For the New York Gaming Commission, that means it’s on to Plan B. Sports…Read More

Ocean Resort Issued Casino License, Owner Bruce Deifik Purchased Former Revel Without Ever Visiting Atlantic City

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Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City will open next week with a fully functional gaming floor. After a special two-day hearing held by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (CCC), the three-member panel officially signed off on granting Ocean Resort a casino license. The former Revel, which cost $2.4 billion to construct but remained open…Read More

Palace Station in Las Vegas Unveils $192M Renovation, Casino Floor Expanded

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Las Vegas off-Strip casino Palace Station will open parts of its $192 million renovation next week, and sneak peaks show the property has largely done away with the old in favor of the new. Station Casinos’ flagship property announced in 2016 a major update to the casino resort that opened 41 years ago. Media outlets…Read More

North Jersey Casinos Still Possible, Sports Betting Boosts Gambling Prospects

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North Jersey casinos could still become a reality outside Atlantic City. Despite voters adamantly rejecting a ballot referendum in November 2016 that would have allowed casinos to be built at least 72 miles outside Atlantic City, leaders of a coalition that lobbied against the expanded gambling say the fight is not over. Officials at Trenton’s…Read More

The 13 Saga Drags On, Macau Hotel Requires Further Inspections

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The 13 resort in Macau’s Coloane Village has been a fiscal nightmare for investors, and the story scripted a new chapter this week when developers announced new inspections from enclave regulators are needed before the property can open. GGRAsia, an online media source covering Asian gaming markets, reports this week that The 13 needs reinspection….Read More

Hainan ‘Cashless Casinos’ Win-Win for Resorts, Potential Loss for Macau

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Cashless casinos, or so-called “entertainment bars” that allow patrons to gamble for credits, could jeopardize Macau’s gambling monopoly in the world’s most populated country. Commercial casino gambling is outlawed throughout China, the exception of course being Macau, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) that’s become the richest gambling hub on Earth. But federal courts in the…Read More

Congressional Sports Betting Hearing Postponed Due to ‘Scheduling Complications’

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A rumored sports betting hearing held by the US Senate Judiciary Committee has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. ESPN’s David Purdum, who covers all things sports betting and gambling for the network, was first to report the meeting, as well as its postponement. In a tweet, Purdum said the sports betting hearing “was on…Read More

Betting on High School Sports? Pennsylvania Scholastic Association Seeks Ban

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High school sports are a cherished part of American adolescent life, but the games could soon become subjected to gambling should Pennsylvania lawmakers not amend their current sports wagering regulations. Appearing in Harrisburg before the General Assembly’s Athletic Oversight Committee on Monday, Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Executive Director Bob Lombardi voiced concerns that high…Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Form Sports Betting Panel, Project Substantial Tax Revenue Benefit

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A group of Kentucky lawmakers are ready to bet on sports gambling to grow state revenues. State Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville) announced this week on ESPN Louisville that he’s assembled a nine-member sports betting committee that includes Democrats and Republicans in both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly. The goal is to collectively craft regulations…Read More

Construction Union Protests Circus Circus Reno Remodel, Nevada State Contractors Board Levies Fine

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Circus Circus Reno has been the target of protests by local labor union members who feel the contractor hired for the resort’s multimillion-dollar renovation job is cutting corners and violating construction safety standards. Parent company Eldorado Resorts hired Digney York Associates out of Virginia to renovate Circus Circus rooms. According to the contractor’s website, Digney…Read More

Fix Is In: FOBT Betting Change Delayed as UK Bookmakers and Treasury Strike Backroom Deal

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UK bookmakers and the Treasury are being heavily criticized by government after the two parties struck a deal late last week to delay the implementation of the reduced max bet on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson called the government “fundamentally weak” after learning bookmakers successfully lobbied Treasury to wait until…Read More

Macau Government Proposes Gambling Ban on Casino Workers and Resort Employees

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The Macau government is proposing a gambling ban on certain workers who are employed by one of the enclave’s many casino resorts. Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui wants to prohibit not only casino dealers and others directly involved with gaming operations from betting during their free time, but also most staff members that work inside…Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Not Betting on Online Gambling, But That Could Soon Change

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Of the 12 Pennsylvania casinos, none have yet submitted applications to become licensed to operate online gambling. Last October, Governor Tom Wolf (D) signed a massive gambling expansion package that included the legalization of internet casinos. Now eight months later, and Keystone State residents still can’t place a bet from their home or mobile device….Read More