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Cyprus signs deal for construction of casino

Cyprus signs deal for construction of casino

posted on June 28, 2017 by

Cyprus signed a deal this week for the construction of what officials believe will be Europe’s biggest casino. The government endorsed proposals from a group made up of Melco International, Hard Rock and local firm CNS Group to build the casino resort.

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Chinese court sentences Crown Resorts employees to prison

Chinese court sentences Crown Resorts employees to prison

posted on June 28, 2017 by

A Chinese court Monday sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd. to nine to 10 months in prison after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges.

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Affinity Gaming CFO Walter Bogumil new Gaming/Hospitality Financial Executive of the Year

Affinity Gaming CFO Walter Bogumil new Gaming/Hospitality Financial Executive of the Year

posted on June 28, 2017 by

Affinity Gaming CFO Walter Bogumil is the new Gaming/Hospitality Financial Executive of the Year. Affinity Gaming is based in Paradise, Nevada and operates five casinos in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri, and one in Iowa.

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Conn. Gov. signs legislation expected to pave way for new tribal casino

Conn. Gov. signs legislation expected to pave way for new tribal casino

posted on June 28, 2017 by

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation into law that is expected to pave the way for a new tribal casino in East Windsor. The casino/resort would become the first to be built in the state on non-tribal land.

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Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

posted on June 27, 2017 by

The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The justices say Tuesday they will review a lower court ruling against the state.

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Gaming licensing: Time to re-do whole process?

Gaming licensing: Time to re-do whole process?

posted on June 27, 2017 by

The Analyst | In the most recent Nevada legislative session, and to his credit, Gaming Commission Chairman Tony Alamo sought and obtained a separate category in the concept of “no” for un-approved gaming license applications called “rejection.”

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Bristol Community College gets approval for casino training courses

Bristol Community College gets approval for casino training courses

posted on June 27, 2017 by

In Massachusetts, Bristol Community College has been given permission to begin offering students courses aimed at preparing enrollees for jobs in the casino industry.

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Macau's rebound continues through May

Macau's rebound continues through May

posted on June 27, 2017 by

Macau’s rebound is continuing as the region’s Statistics and Census Service released data Friday showing the 2.57 million visitors arriving to the Chinese gambling enclave in May. That’s up 3.7 percent from the prior-year period.

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IGT inks new deal with WV Lottery

IGT inks new deal with WV Lottery

posted on June 27, 2017 by

International Game Technology (IGT) has a new deal with the West Virginia Lottery. IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the IGT subsidiary, has been awarded a seven-year base contract to provide the lottery with a wide range of products

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Documentary of sports betting history worth the price

Documentary of sports betting history worth the price

posted on June 27, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | My friend and horse-playing buddy Norm Kelley, former top man at the Sam’s Town race and sportsbook and friend to all race and sportsbook bettors, recently called my attention to an interesting documentary called “Now Place Your Bets.”

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Aristocrat Tech. officially breaks ground on new Las Vegas facility

Aristocrat Tech. officially breaks ground on new Las Vegas facility

posted on June 26, 2017 by

Aristocrat Technologies officially broke ground Friday on its new 180,000-square-foot Summerlin facility in Las Vegas. The new facility is expected to allow Aristocrat to consolidate several of its Las Vegas facilities in one location.

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is confident in MGM's $950M project

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is confident in MGM's $950M project

posted on June 26, 2017 by

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has voiced his confidence in MGM's ongoing project to build a $950 million resort-casino. Local media reports that Sarno is dismissing a proposed third Connecticut casino as nothing more than a "glorified slots parlor."

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U.K. online gambling industry could be facing new restrictions

U.K. online gambling industry could be facing new restrictions

posted on June 26, 2017 by

In the United Kingdom, the online gambling industry could be soon facing new restrictions after a competition watchdog has accused gambling site operators of unfair customer treatment and potentially breaking consumer law.

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Regulators say 3 pueblos owe state money over casino revenue

Regulators say 3 pueblos owe state money over casino revenue

posted on June 24, 2017 by

Three pueblos owe New Mexico a combined $40 million under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for sharing revenue from tribal casinos. The Tesuque, Sandia and Isleta pueblos have asked a judge to block the state from collecting what they argue would amount to an illegal tax.

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Revenues rise slightly in Plainridge Park’s second full year

Revenues rise slightly in Plainridge Park’s second full year

posted on June 23, 2017 by

Massachusetts’ first – and so far only – casino has enjoyed a modest revenue bump in its second full year in operation. Plainridge Park has generated roughly $157 million in gross gambling revenues since last June.

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CZR recognized as most community-minded company in consumer discretionary industry

CZR recognized as most community-minded company in consumer discretionary industry

posted on June 22, 2017 by

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) has now been recognized as the most community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative. 

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Mohegan Sun Pocono to charge some visitors for valet parking

Mohegan Sun Pocono to charge some visitors for valet parking

posted on June 22, 2017 by

Mohegan Sun Pocono is playing follow the leader as it begins to charge some visitors for valet parking beginning July 5. The move comes on the heels of the recent trend that has seen some Las Vegas Strip resorts charging for valet and self-parking.

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Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work?

Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work?

posted on June 22, 2017 by

Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work? Two members of Carleton University’s Department of Psychology, have received more than $650,000 in funding to investigate programs aimed at the prevention of problem gambling.

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Court orders regulators to take another look at Stadium casino application

Court orders regulators to take another look at Stadium casino application

posted on June 21, 2017 by

In a decision expected to further delay the opening of a second casino in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered gambling regulators to take another look at Stadium LLC’s application to build a hotel and casino complex in the South Philadelphia area.

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Churchill Downs wins initial approval to install 'Historical Racing' devices

Churchill Downs wins initial approval to install 'Historical Racing' devices

posted on June 21, 2017 by

Churchill Downs has won initial approval to install slot machine-like “Historical Racing” devices at its off-track training facility to allow betting on previously run horse races.

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Cyprus signs deal for construction of casinoCyprus signs deal for construction of…

Cyprus signed a deal this week for the construction of what officials believe will be Europe’s biggest casino. The government endorsed proposals from a group made up of Melco International, Hard Rock and local firm CNS Group to build the casino resort.

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A Chinese court Monday sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd. to nine to 10 months in prison after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation into law that is expected to pave the way for a new tribal casino in East Windsor. The casino/resort would become the first to be built in the state on non-tribal land.

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The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey’s bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The justices say Tuesday they will review a lower court ruling against the state.

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