Katie Barlowe

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Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She's a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she's not writing news stories for Casino.org.

1654 stories by Katie Barlowe

Macau casino smoking

More Visitors to Macau Casinos Being Busted for Illegal Smoking in 2018

More people are being fined for smoking in unauthorized areas of Macau casinos this year, even as the overall rate of violations throughout the city has declined sharply. According to data released by Macau’s Health Bureau, there were 1,431 smoking fines issued...

Katie Barlowe November 10, 2018
Hokkaido Tomakomai polling IR

Poll Finds Hokkaido Public Strongly Opposed to Integrated Resort in Prefecture

According to a poll conducted by the Hokkaido Shinbun newspaper, local residents are staunchly against bringing an integrated resort to the Hokkaido prefecture, though the level of animosity varies depending on where in the area people live. Overall, 65 percent of respondents...

Katie Barlowe November 2, 2018
Mark Twain Casino cheating

Missouri Gaming Commission Recommends $50K Fine for Cheating Incidents at Mark Twain Casino

The Missouri Gaming Commission has recommended that the Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange be fined $50,000 for multiple cheating incidents that took place between December 2016 and August 2017. According to the commission’s preliminary order for disciplinary action, the incidents involved a...

Katie Barlowe November 2, 2018
Social casino study teens

Canadian Study Finds Social Casino Games Are Popular Among High School Students

A new study from a group of Canadian researchers has found that free social casino games are very popular with high school students, with about one in eight having played the games in the recent past. The study, conducted by researchers from...

Katie Barlowe October 28, 2018
FOBT betting limits delay

UK Lawmakers Angry Over Plan to Delay £2 FOBT Betting Limits Until October 2019

According to a report from The Guardian, a plan to cut the maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) is being delayed until October 2019, sparking outrage from some UK lawmakers. The report said that the delay will be included in the...

Katie Barlowe October 26, 2018
Atlantic City esports

Atlantic City Hopes to Become East Coast Center for Esports Competition

Atlantic City is hoping that it can attract millennials to its casinos by becoming the hub for esports competitions on the East Coast, with several groups looking to build infrastructure that can support tournaments for years to come. Two Atlantic City casinos...

Katie Barlowe October 20, 2018
Hainan casino gambling

Chinese Officials Say No Horse Racing or Casino Gaming in Hainan Free Trade Zone

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 island might be home to horse racing or casinos. That announcement was made on Tuesday,...

Katie Barlowe October 19, 2018
Ajax Downs Casino Ontario

Ontario Government Reaches Agreement to Allow Two Casinos in Toronto Suburbs

The Ontario government has revealed an agreement that will allowed two casinos to coexist in the suburbs east of Toronto, ending a standoff that nearly required the casino at Ajax Downs to close. The deal, announced by Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s government,...

Katie Barlowe October 11, 2018
Trade War US China

Galaxy Executive Says US-China Trade War Could Have Impact on Macau Casinos This Fall

Galaxy Entertainment Group Deputy Chairman Francis Lui Yiu Tung told GGRAsia that the trade war between the United States and China could impact gross gaming revenues (GGR) in Macau this autumn. Francis Lui added his voice to a growing number of analysts...

Katie Barlowe October 6, 2018
Bobby Baldwin leaving MGM

Bobby Baldwin — Longtime Las Vegas Casino Executive and Former Poker Pro — Exiting MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts International announced Thursday that veteran executive Bobby Baldwin will be leaving the company later this year. Baldwin has been the president and CEO of Project CityCenter since 2005, and also serves as the chief customer development officer for MGM. Contribution...

Katie Barlowe October 5, 2018