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Japanese Government Approves Anti-Addiction Measures Ahead of Casino Bidding Process

Japan anti-addiction measures

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe signed off on a plan that will attempt to limit gambling addiction as Japan moves towards the process of awarding licenses for integrated resorts. Japan plans to award up to three integrated resort licenses, with each of these resorts set to include casinos along with other attractions….Read More

Canadian Couple Call Out Dominican Republic ‘Progressive Roulette’ Casino Scam

Progressive roulette

A Canadian couple have issued a stark warning to vacationers visiting the Dominican Republic – and the casino at the Hotel Riu Bambu resort near Punta Cana in particular: beware of a scam casino game described as “progressive roulette.” Jay Lush and Steve Bungay from Newfoundland told CBC Radio 1’s St John’s Morning Show this…Read More

Monticello Raceway Shutting Down Casino on Tuesday, Workers Fear Racing Soon to Follow

Monticello Raceway VLTs

The end is near for machine gaming at Monticello Casino & Raceway, as Empire Resorts plans to shut down the track’s video-lottery terminals (VLTs) next Tuesday after 15 years. The elimination of the slots-like machines comes a little over a year after the opening of the nearby Resorts World Catskills casino, which is located just…Read More

LVS Likely Settled for $96 Million in Legal Battle with Hong Kong Businessman, Per Earnings Report

LVS

In March, Las Vegas Sands Corp settled a long-running legal dispute with Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen, who claimed he enabled the casino giant to win licensing in Macau back in 2001. Based on LVS’ profits in the gambling hub since, Suen was asking for $346.9 million cut, and LVS settled for an undisclosed sum…Read More

Latest Tunica Casino Closure Shows Arkansas as a Growing Power

It’s not only the bettors who can lose in the gambling industry. Sometimes, the casinos themselves end up getting beat. On Tuesday, Penn National Gaming announced it would close the Resorts Casino in Tunica, Miss. later this year. The venue is one of three the company owns in the town, and Penn National cited increased…Read More

Possible Sale of The Cosmopolitan Could Be Billion Dollar Winning Bet for Blackstone Group

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is not likely to change much for visitors as news broke Tuesday that the current owner, the Blackstone Group, is considering putting the luxury venue up for sale following renovations. Selling the Strip property after upgrades follows the financial services firm’s overall strategy with real estate investments. Close to five…Read More

Saipan Typhoon Clean Up Hampered by Plummeting Imperial Palace Casino Revenue

Saipan

The US Pacific island of Saipan is struggling to rebuild after the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Yutu last October, largely because the declining fortunes of its controversial casino, Imperial Palace, Reuters reports this week. Last month, the Chinese-owned casino booked a $415.3 million loss for 2018, citing a dramatic fall in VIP revenue and…Read More

Proposed Mississippi Casino Site Now for Sale Despite Once Getting Attention of Donald Trump’s Company

Owners of promising property in Diamondhead, Mississippi — part of which was approved for a gaming venue — have no choice but to sell some or all the approximate 400-acre parcel due to financial conditions. Diamondhead Casino Corp. President Deborah Vitale confirmed to the Sun Herald the land was for sale and explained the company…Read More

Indiana Sports Betting Bill Moves Minus Mobile, Senate Wants It Back

Mobile sports betting

The Indiana House of Representatives overwhelming approved a gambling package Monday that would legalize sports betting in the Hoosier State — but not before it was stripped of a provision that would have authorized mobile betting. The House approved the packag —  which would also permit the movement onto dry land of two Gary floating…Read More

Seneca Nation Ordered to Pay $255 Million to New York State But Rev-Share Spat May Not Be Over Yet

Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation owes the State of New York more than $255 million in casino revenue-share contributions and it must pay its tab. That was the verdict of a legally binding arbitration panel on Wednesday, which said the tribe must also resume making the quarterly payments it has withheld since March 2017. The Senecas claim…Read More

Rubella Outbreak Among Macau Casino Workers Heightens Vaccine Debate

A wave of rubella — more commonly known as German measles — has afflicted 12 hotel employees in Macau, as workers demand protection from the communicable virus. The dozen employees were diagnosed during the first two weeks of April, with their numbers evenly divided between City of Dreams and StarWorld Hotel. It was not immediately…Read More

James Packer’s New $200 Million ‘Giga-Yacht’ Ready for Maiden Voyage — And It’s Bigger than Steve Wynn’s

James Packer

They say money can’t buy happiness, and billionaire casino mogul James Packer’s recent descent into the doldrums would seem to attest to that. The tycoon resigned from the Crown Resorts board last year, citing “mental health reasons,” and is reported to be in LA recuperating from depression and anxiety and becoming ever more reclusive. So,…Read More

Slots Supervisor Accused of Rigging Jackpots at Mississippi Casino Says She Hasn’t Got the Money

Silver Slipper

A former slots supervisor at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is facing felony charges of embezzlement over accusations she fixed slot-machine jackpots, allegedly pocketing at least $36,000 via 81 false transactions, The Biloxi Sun Herald reports. Geavoni Reese, 28, of nearby Waveland, was tasked with responding to customers who reported issues…Read More

Ohio House Bill Calls for State Lottery to Run Sports Betting at Casinos, Racinos

Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting and allow the state’s lottery to manage it. On Tuesday, state Reps. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) unveiled their proposal that calls for the creation of a Sports Gaming Advisory Board. The lawmakers hope to generate additional funding for public education…Read More

North Carolina Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sports Betting for Tribal Operators

North Carolina sports betting

On Tuesday, a North Carolina sports betting bill received an emphatic thumbs up from the State Senate, moving one step closer to establishing legal sports books in the state – or at least in one tiny corner of it. Sen. Jim Davis’ (R-50th) bill would permit casinos run by Native American tribes to offer sports…Read More