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Brick-and-Mortar Casino ‘Dark Web’ Threats Abound, Cybersecurity Report Reveals

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Given the billions of dollars globally that run through the casino industry, that the dark web is home to those with an interest in attacking this market should come as no surprise. But while we might assume most cybersecurity attacks would be aimed at online operators, a new report claims that it is, in fact,…Read More

Greece Could Soon Allow Casinos in Major Tourism Destinations

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Greece lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill that would legalize three casinos in the popular tourism destinations of Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos, and also allow the country’s current gambling establishments to relocate. The latter is perhaps the more important part of the legislation, as the Regency Casino Mont Parnes, the only gambling floor…Read More

British Columbia Casino Anti-Money Laundering Procedures Go Into High Gear

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Casinos in the Canadian province of British Columbia will start to roll out new anti-money laundering policies in the near future, pushing to combat what the provincial government believes is the suspicious transfer of funds through Vancouver-area gambling venues. According to BC Attorney General David Eby, the new interim recommendations will be implemented “as soon…Read More

MGM CEO Jim Murren Stumping for Bridgeport, Connecticut Casino Support, But Tribes Push Back

MGM CEO Jim Murren Bridgeport Connecticut casino push

Three months ago, MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren announced that his company was planning to build a major resort casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On Tuesday, Murren spoke at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s annual dinner in an effort to build legislative and community support for that proposal. In his comments, Murren noted that Connecticut lawmakers…Read More

Dover Downs Racing Towards NYSE Delisting, as Northeast Gaming Expansion Hurts Delaware Casino

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Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment (DDE), parent company to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Dover Downs Raceway, has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that the company is in jeopardy of being delisted due to its stock price routinely trading below the minimum $1.00. In a release to investors, Dover…Read More

MGM National Harbor Aside, Maryland Casinos Lose 13 Percent in November

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The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor integrated casino resort some 10 miles southeast of the nation’s capital continues to poach gaming revenue away from its main competitors in Maryland. According to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming report for November, MGM National Harbor was the top earner with a $50.6 million win from slot machines and…Read More

Macau Government Reviewing All Aspects of Gaming Industry Ahead of Licensing Renewal Period

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The Macau government will soon need to decide the future of the enclave’s gaming industry, and to help assist in that critical decision-making process, administration officials have commissioned a study to examine all facets of the market to reach a recommendation on just how big of a role casinos should play in the local economy….Read More

Study of Gambling in Australia: 6.8 Million Play Regularly, Losing $18 Billion Since 2016

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The Australian government last week released figures from a study that presented the most comprehensive picture of Australian gambling habits to date. The study, conducted by the Australian Gambling Research Centre, part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, found that about 6.8 million Australians gamble regularly, about 42 percent of the country’s adult population….Read More

Surveillance Rooms at Las Vegas Casinos Often Lightly Staffed

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For anyone who wants to cheat or steal at a major casino, the biggest deterrent isn’t the staff on the gaming floor, but rather the all-seeing eyes of the countless security cameras being monitored by surveillance staff. But a new report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal has found that many casinos in Las Vegas have…Read More

Chief Macau Gaming Official Says Junket Collaborators Will Remain Unlicensed

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Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan says there are no plans to develop some type of permit to issue VIP junket group “collaborators” that currently work in conjunction with the casino market’s six licensed operators. Speaking at a legal event at the University of Macau, Chan told reporters that the…Read More

Reading Mayor Supports Bringing Pennsylvania Satellite Casino to Town

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Reading, Pennsylvania, officials are considering allowing one of the state’s 10 land-based casino operators to build a satellite gaming facility in the town. Reading Mayor Wally Scott (D) says the state’s fifth most populated city could use a new revenue source, and since people are going to gambler whether a casino is in Reading or…Read More

Crown Resorts Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over China Arrests

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Australian gambling giant Crown Resorts is facing a class action lawsuit that claims the company failed to inform shareholders of a marketing campaign in mainland China that led to the arrest of 18 Crown employees. The lawsuit was filed by law firm Maurice Blackburn, which said that it had received hundreds of registrations from shareholders…Read More

NFL Ready to Commit $89 Million to Social Injustice Causes, Punts Veterans and Breast Cancer

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The NFL is taking drastic measures to prevent further protests of alleged social injustices and police brutality against people of color by committing at least $89 million over the next seven years to programs working to combat such discriminations. Ongoing kneeling during the singing of the national anthem has turned some fans away and kept…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Selling Harrah’s Las Vegas Real Estate to Generate Capital

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Caesars Entertainment is fresh out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the casino conglomerate is ready to get back into the game of purchasing new assets. To accomplish that goal, the company needs cash. In a capital-generating move, Caesars has decided to sell its Harrah’s Las Vegas real estate to VICI Properties, its real estate investment…Read More

Penn National Questions Fairness of PA Satellite Casino Rules

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When Pennsylvania decided to allow for smaller satellite casinos as a part of their recent gambling expansion, state lawmakers made sure to protect existing casinos by ensuring they couldn’t be placed too close to existing venues. But according to Penn National, not all of these so-called exclusion zones are created equally. Penn National operates the…Read More