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Online casino operators in Great Britain ordered to review policies

Online casino operators in Great Britain ordered to review policies

posted on January 08, 2018 by

In Great Britain, a letter has been sent to all online casino operators ordering them to review their policies on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. Online casinos account for about one third of the British gambling market.

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Indiana continues to fast track legislation to allow sports wagering

Indiana continues to fast track legislation to allow sports wagering

posted on January 06, 2018 by

Indiana continues to fast track legislation to allow sports wagering, should the federal government remove its prohibition on single-team betting. Legislation would sanction the state's riverboats, racinos and their satellite facilities to offer legal sports betting.

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Mystic Lake Casino opens new hotel tower and convention center

Mystic Lake Casino opens new hotel tower and convention center

posted on January 06, 2018 by

In Minnesota this week, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community celebrated the opening of a new hotel tower and convention center at its Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, just 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis.

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Canidrome, Macau’s dog racing track, will close down on July 21

Canidrome, Macau’s dog racing track, will close down on July 21

posted on January 06, 2018 by

Canidrome, Macau’s dog racing track, will close down on July 21, according to current ownership. Owner Angela Leong has now confirmed publicly that the facilities would be shut permanently in 2018.

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Schenectady is receiving about $600k less in casino tax revenues than was projected

Schenectady is receiving about $600k less in casino tax revenues than was projected

posted on January 05, 2018 by

Schenectady, in Upstate New York, is receiving about $600,000 less in casino tax revenues for 2017 than was projected. The information came to light earlier this week when Mayor Gary McCarthy revealed that the city is currently facing a "small" budget deficit.

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Scientific Games under attack for social casino gaming products in U.K.

Scientific Games under attack for social casino gaming products in U.K.

posted on January 05, 2018 by

In the United Kingdom, game developer Scientific Games has come under attack for some of its social casino gaming products. The Guardian contends that the company’s gaming apps available for play across social networks appeal to children.

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Four Winds South Bend set to open on Jan. 16

Four Winds South Bend set to open on Jan. 16

posted on January 05, 2018 by

Indiana is about to see the opening of its first casino owned and operated by a Native American tribe. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, based in Michigan, is set to unveil its Four Winds South Bend on Jan. 16.

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Lucky Dragon closes all gaming and restaurant operations

Lucky Dragon closes all gaming and restaurant operations

posted on January 04, 2018 by

The Lucky Dragon, the Asian-themed boutique hotel and casino just west the Strip on Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, has closed all gaming and restaurant operations.

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Michael Gaughan hands out more than $1M to employees after tax bill passes

Michael Gaughan hands out more than $1M to employees after tax bill passes

posted on January 04, 2018 by

South Point Hotel Owner Michael Gaughan, as a result of the passage of the 2018 Trump Tax Reform Bill, has announced he will distribute more than $1 million among the property’s employees.

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Indiana legislator to support sports betting if Supreme Court rules favorably

Indiana legislator to support sports betting if Supreme Court rules favorably

posted on January 04, 2018 by

Indiana Republican legislator Alan Morrison says he will sponsor legislation to make sports betting legal if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey in Christie v NCAA. A decision in the case is expected in the spring of 2018, 

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Miami has officially approved its proposed deal with Genting

Miami has officially approved its proposed deal with Genting

posted on January 04, 2018 by

Miami has officially approved its proposed deal with Malaysian gambling giant Genting that allows the company to lease bay front bottomland to a subsidiary for a marina.

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Authentic Gaming to live stream roulette games from Foxwoods casino

Authentic Gaming to live stream roulette games from Foxwoods casino

posted on January 04, 2018 by

Live casino game supplier Authentic Gaming, has announced a partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino that will live stream roulette games from the gaming floor of the Connecticut casino/resort to online players.

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Macau visitors utilizing package tours grew by 24.6 percent

Macau visitors utilizing package tours grew by 24.6 percent

posted on January 03, 2018 by

Macau visitors utilizing package tours grew by 24.6 percent year-on-year in November 2017. The increase to 917,000 tourists included a 26.2 percent boost in package tour visitors from Mainland China.

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Telephone wagering will end for Arizona residents starting Jan. 9

Telephone wagering will end for Arizona residents starting Jan. 9

posted on January 03, 2018 by

Telephone wagering will end for Arizona residents starting Jan. 9, Turf Paradise in Phoenix has announced. Bettors were already forbidden from using the mobile apps or computers to wager in the state, which is allowed in most other large racing jurisdictions.

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Are parking fees, poor odds taking their toll on Las Vegas Strip?

Are parking fees, poor odds taking their toll on Las Vegas Strip?

posted on January 02, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | I have “a burr under my saddle, a pebble in my shoe,” so to speak over the pay-for-parking situation on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

posted on January 02, 2018 by

The Analyst | In gaming the notion of handle is to estimate the volume of business on a particular game. It sounds simple but there are a lot of elements that factor into determining handle.

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Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November, its first full month in operation as a land-based casino. It was previously a riverboat facility, but moved ashore after the Indiana State Legislature revised its gambling laws.

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Finnish slots to require ID

Finnish slots to require ID

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Some slot machine players in Finland will soon have to verify their identity before using a gaming terminal.

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Spokane Tribe of Indians to open casino Jan. 8

Spokane Tribe of Indians to open casino Jan. 8

posted on January 02, 2018 by

In Washington State, the Spokane Tribe of Indians in Airway Heights have announced the delayed first phase of their casino project would open Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Construction began in mid-November 2016, with hopes of a 2017 opening.

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Las Vegas is forever re-inventing itself

Las Vegas is forever re-inventing itself

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | What’s the best response to assumptions based on what appears to be solid evidence aimed at tourists and prospective investors?

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