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MGM Japan to Open in 2025, CEO Jim Murren Hints

MGM Japan CEO Jim Murren

MGM Japan, an integrated casino resort that could cost as much as $10 billion, will open sometime around 2025. That’s the word according to CEO Jim Murren, at least, who provided details on the licensing process and timeframe for his company’s resort should MGM be receive one of two available gaming licenses from the Asian…Read More

Landing International Sells Philippines President Duterte on New Resort Plan

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Hong Kong’s Landing International Development Ltd., owners of London’s tony Les Ambassadeurs private gaming club, met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week to discuss a proposal to construct a “world-class international branded theme park integrated resort” in the controversial leader’s country. Rumors suggest (although the company itself has not openly confirmed) this is a euphemism…Read More

Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Bringing 175 MPH Winds, Threatens Devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida Casinos

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, Puerto Rico casinos

Hurricane Irma, which is being deemed the most powerful hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is expected to hit the Florida coast this weekend, and if it does, the Cat 5 storm could have a severely destructive impact on the Sunshine State’s casino industry. And while the horrors of…Read More

British Bookmakers Offer Odds, as Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce Third Royal Pregnancy

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The former Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is less than three months pregnant with the royal couple’s third child, and the announcement already has overseas sports betting shops offering up odds on the upcoming baby’s sex and name possibilities. Early Monday morning, the Duchess and Prince William (also…Read More

Quebec Lottery Winners to Receive Virtual Reality Counselling

Virtual reality to help Quebec lotter winners

Quebec’s lottery winners are to be offered virtual reality therapy, thanks to an innovative new partnership between Loto-Quebec and the Jasmine Roy Foundation, an organization devoted to combatting bullying. It seems that barely a day goes by without someone dreaming up an intriguing new use for virtual reality. The medium’s applications go way beyond gaming,…Read More

Tiger Woods Practicing Again, But No Timetable for Betting on His Return

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Tiger Woods teased golf fans on Thursday when he posted on Twitter a short video of him practicing his chipping, but gave no information on when he might return to the PGA Tour. It appears through earlier comments that April 2018 and the Masters is the goal. Under the 28-second slow motion video, he wrote,…Read More

McGregor Accuses Mayweather of Having Gambling Problem

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In a war of words that will probably be more entertaining than the fight itself, Conor McGregor delivered a verbal haymaker when he accused Floyd Mayweather of having a gambling problem. The Irishman made the charge on Wednesday during the last press conference before Saturday’s bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The previous media…Read More

JACK Cincinnati Casino Accused of Removing Poker Player Who Pooped Himself

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The JACK Cincinnati Casino reportedly removed a customer from its property early Wednesday morning after it was alleged that the poker player had soiled his pants. The patron, however, disputes such claims, and is speaking out in hopes that gamblers aren’t treated to such crappy service in the future.   Call it “casino craps” or…Read More

Casino Owner Icahn Quits Advising Trump Hours before Unseemly Conflict Exposed

Carl Icahn, now former Trump advisor

Carl Icahn, the billionaire corporate raider and casino owner, resigned as special advisor to President Donald Trump on Friday, just hours before the New Yorker published an article that questioned whether he had used his position to pursue an energy policy that would reward him personally, creating a potentially criminal conflict of interest. The New…Read More

Tilman Fertitta Urges Louisiana to Ease Gaming Regulations to Allow for Expansion

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Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta stood before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force on Tuesday to request regulations on casino operators be eased to allow Louisiana to better compete with nearby states. As part of a statewide inquiry for insight from casino operators, Fertita laid out a litany of improvements that the…Read More

Japan Gambling Age Will Remain at 20 Despite Potential Adulthood Classification Change

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Sources say the Japan gambling age will be set at 20 regardless of whether the country’s National Diet decides to lower the classification of adulthood by two years to 18. The legislative body, currently drafting the regulatory guidelines of Japan’s forthcoming commercial casino industry, is expected to maintain the older age to gamble in an…Read More

Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones Leaks Kill Entertainment Betting Markets

Game of Thrones leaks ruin betting markets

Game of Thrones Season 7 has suffered more leaks than Stannis Baratheon’s fleet at the Battle of the Blackwater, thanks to unknown hackers only too willing to spill the beans. If you’re just dying to know this season’s plot in advance, countless forums can provide the information you crave. This is, of course, agonizing for…Read More

Studio City Macau Exploring IPO, But Financial Experts Are Calling Melco’s Bluff

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Melco Resorts, owners of Studio City Macau, has filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to explore selling shares in the property through an initial public offering (IPO), but financial experts aren’t sold that any stock issuance will come to fruition. NASDAQ-listed Melco Resorts & Entertainment, which owns a 60 percent stake…Read More

Bitcoin Gamblers Hit Jackpot as BTC Value Climbs Past $4,000

Bitcoin cryptocurrency on the rise

The value of a single bitcoin surged past $4,000 on Saturday, and continued to climb on Monday, reaching $4,300 at the time of publication. This new all-time high is amazing news for users of bitcoin casino sites, because it means they’ve been winning in their sleep. In fact, someone who invested $100 to buy about…Read More

Law Experts Have No Clue Where Supreme Court Will Land on PASPA

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PASPA, the federal gambling law that prevents sports betting in all but four states, is a complicated juggernaut that has legal experts stumped. The Supreme Court agreed to take up New Jersey’s challenge that PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) violates the US Constitution, but those with the most intimate knowledge of the case…Read More