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Impatient Russia Touts Investment in Primorsky Krai Gaming Zone

Russia talks up Primorsky Krai gaming region

Russian officials are talking up the Primorsky Krai special gaming zone in the country’s far east, as they seek to attract new global investors, and preferably ones that don’t drag their feet. The government has become frustrated by the slow development of the zone, which is located close to Russia’s border with China and is…Read More

Gaming and Sports Magnate Frank Fertitta Buys $70 Million NYC Two-Story Penthouse

Frank Fertitta 520 Park Avenue penthouse

Station Casinos and Red Rock Resorts Chairman and CEO Frank Fertitta is New York City’s newest premium coop owner. The news came to light after property records revealed that he’s the mystery buyer of one of two duplex Manhattan penthouses at the chichi 520 Park Avenue highrise. The six-bedroom duplex is one of the priciest…Read More

Philippine Casino Market Will Not Suffer Cannibalization, Says Analyst

No cannibalization of Philippine casino market, say Morgan Stanley

The Philippine casino market is a long way off saturation, according to Morgan Stanley, and the Okada Manila’s entrance to the sector will not give rise to any market cannibalisation. In short, there’s plenty of room for everyone. The sector is benefitting from a Chinese tourist boom, largely driven by recently improved relations between China…Read More

Isle of Man Issues World’s First ‘Skin-betting’ License

Isle of Man issued first online gambling license

ESP.bet, operator of specialist esports fantasy league and betting website, eSportsPools, has become the proud owner of the first ever gaming license that covers “skin-betting,” or gambling with virtual goods. The license was awarded last week by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC). The “skins” in skin-betting refer to the virtual designer weapons…Read More

Jack Entertainment Fined $200,000 in Ohio over Lax Security

Jack Entertainment fined $200,000 by Ohio regulator

The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) announced this week it had issued a rare fine for non-compliance, to Jack Entertainment, owner of the Jack Cleveland and Jack Cincinnati casinos and the Jack Thistledown racino in the state. The operator has accepted a $200,000 fine for 13 instances of allowing minors into its Cleveland casino and…Read More