Saturday, February 24, 2024

Tag: Casinos

Gambling Business Group to host land-based gaming hub at ICE

Gambling Business Group High Street Hub ICE 2024
Cross-sector strategic body The Gambling Business Group (GBG) has announced that it will stage the second edition of its High Street Hub at ICE 2024 the world’s largest gaming expo which takes place across 6-8, February at ExCeL London.

SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator Now Available to Maltese Projects

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The SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator is pleased to announce that it has certified its random number generator (RNG) and can now offer services to casinos, game aggregators, and game studios holding the Malta licence.

Some Venezuelan casinos will accept cryptocurrencies

Some Venezuelan casinos will accept cryptocurrencies
As part of measures to stimulate the country’s economy, Venezuela’s government recently allowed casinos to reopen, a decade after they were closed.

Rank welcomes British government’s review of gambling regulation

Rank welcomes government review of gambling regulation
Following a challenging full year 2020/21, Rank CEO John O’Reilly welcomed the opportunity to update the regulations for Britain’s land-based casino sector.

US casinos emerge from the pandemic

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Andrew Klebanow, principal at Klebanow Consulting, discusses how COVID-19 has seen US casinos modify their marketing strategy, with many operators achieving substantially higher net income on lower business volumes

BGC criticises Scotland’s decision to keep casinos closed until June

BGC criticises Scotland casino closure until June
The Betting and Gaming Council has condemned the Scottish government’s decision not to let casinos re-open at the same time as the rest of the country’s hospitality sector.

How marketing tactics may change at US casinos

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Andrew Klebanow, principal at Klebanow Consulting, looks at how the pandemic has affected US casinos’ approach to marketing, including driving a shift towards digital communications, and discusses how Covid-19 has marked a move towards pursuing quality over quantity in terms of customers.

Nevada casinos closed until 30 April

Las Vegas Nevada casino closed
Despite gaming companies stocks hitting annual lows in the wake of the announcement, Nevada’s casino operators are positioned to ride out the shutdown, analysts suggest.

Casinos not on the cards for Karnataka

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While Karnataka tourism minister had proposed opening up the state to casino gambling in order to boost visitation, he was later forced to retract his remarks following political pressure and public criticism

Casinos on the cards for Barbados?

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The leader of the Barbados' main opposition party, Bishop Joseph Atherley, contends that the government is planing to legalise casinos in the island nation

Sites for Arkansas eyes – state welcomes first two casinos

Arkansas welcomes first two casinos
As of 1 April, the state of Arkansas has welcomed its first ever casinos, following the successful passing of Issue Four in November’s ballot, which..

Six casinos closed in Reynosa

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The Secretariat of Public Works in the border city of Reynosa in Tamaulipas state has closed six gambling venues which were operating without the relevant permissions. “We’ve been in touch with the owners to inform them that before opening they need to fulfill several requirements for which they have to apply by law,” said the head of the department, Eduardo...

Cyprus government believes Melco casinos will drive tourism

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Deputy minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios has affirmed that Cyprus’ government considers Melco International Development an important partner in further developing visitation into the country. Perdios met Melco International chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho in late January at Cyprus Casinos’ C2 Nicosia. “We consider Melco an important contributor to Cyprus’ tourism in establishing the island as a popular and must-visit destination,” he...

Gauselmann Group acquires stake in the casinos in Mainz, Trier and Bad Ems

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The family-run Gauselmann Group from Espelkamp, Eastern Westphalia, is expanding its involvement in the casino segment. Through Gauselmann Spielbanken Beteiligungs GmbH, it is investing in Spielbank Mainz GmbH & Co. KG and in its general partner Spielbank Mainz Beteiligungs GmbH. Further shareholders are Spielbank Bad Neuenahr GmbH & Co. KG and Novomatic Spielbanken Holding Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG. The Mainz,...

Nieto approves three-new casinos in last act as president

Outgoing Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto granted three casino licences during his last week in office, with two ventures approved in the State of Mexico, and a third in Chihuahua. The licences, granted days before Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador succeeded Nieto on 1 December, were awarded to Super Robin Games and Discos y Productions Premier. Super Robin Games will operate two...

JSF questions economic rational for VLT legalisation outside casinos

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The government’s plan to legalise VLTs outside casinos has received a mixed response as Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board calls into question whether or not the economic forecasts supporting the new legislation are accurate and calls for additional evidence in support of the measure. Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares has signed off on a new bill which...

IGT and William Hill expand sports betting at Rhode Island casinos

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IGT and William Hill US have deployed their sports betting solutions at Twin River Casino Hotel’s new sportsbook. GT Global Solutions Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IGT and William Hill US have provided their sports betting solutions to power Twin River Casino Hotel’s all-new Sportsbook Bar and Grill. The new venue features more than 100 HD televisions showing live sporting events...

Arkansas rolls dice on casinos

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The old adage goes that you should never chase your losses but this has seemingly not been heard much in Arkansas where the public have finally voted to allow casino gaming, albeit at the sixth time of asking. Issue four, a constitutional amendment that authorises up to four casino properties within the borders of the colloquially known “Land of Opportunity”...

British government to introduce fixed-odds betting terminal stake cut in April 2019

The British government will bring forward a planned cut to the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs or Category B2 gaming machines) by six months to April 2019, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) secretary Jeremy Wright confirmed on 14 November. While the majority of FOBTs - which offer both table and slot games - are found...

Rumours of possible Caesars and MGM merger simmer

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With the departure of Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora, rumours have emerged suggesting MGM Resorts is considering putting together a merger proposal. There has been media speculation that MGM Resorts International is looking at the possibility of a merger with Caesars Entertainment. While no offer has yet been made, according to a report in the New York Post, MGM has hired...

Tamaulipas looks at legalising casinos

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The regional government in Tamaulipas has agreed to look at legalising casinos in the state, following lobbying efforts by trade bodies. Following lobbying efforts by a number of business bodies, in November, the Tamaulipas State Congress confirmed that it is considering creating a regulated casino industry. The move marks a significant change in stance by the state government, which has previously...

Win Systems strengthens its position in Argentina

Win Systems, the leading technology supplier for the gaming and entertainment industry, continues to strengthen its position in the Argentinean market. After the successful installation of its systems, slot machines and electronic roulettes in some of the most important operators in the country, the supplier is announcing the incorporation of Gaston Capurro in the new leading role for the company...

Puerto Rico moves to legalise slots outside of casinos

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The Puerto Rican Senate is looking to legalise slot machines outside casinos, a move which legislators suggest could raise an additional $100m for the territory’s coffers. Senate president, Thomas Rivera Schatz, stated that the legislative changes will be included as amendments to the tax reform bill, which is due to go before the House of Representatives - the Legislative Assembly’s...

Casinos could return to Ecuador as early as December

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It has been suggested that casinos could return to Salinas, Ecuador’s largest coastal resort, by December. Speaking to Casino Review, an industry insider who asked not to be named, stated that plans are in works to reintroduce casinos to the resort town in Santa Elena Province by the end of the year. Although it is not clear if this relegalisation...

Casinos could be back on the cards for Ecuador

Salinas, Ecuador
The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) has confirmed that it will hold a two referendums on allowing casinos, betting shops, and slot parlours in Salinas - the country’s largest coastal resort - in Santa Elena Province and in Bahía de Caráquez in Manabí Province. The move comes following an extensive campaign to gather the necessary signatures to trigger a...

New bill could allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming

The Commission for Tourism and Social Welfare is analysing a new measure which would allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming. Presented by the head of the Commission, representative Néstor Alonso Vega, the new bill, Proyecto de la Cámara 1696, would amend the territory’s existing gambling law. Online gaming would be regulated by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (CTPR),...

Dedicated Live Bet on poker table in land-based casino

Within the framework of Vbet Russian Poker Tour, BetConstruct creates a unique experience for players by bringing the live casino from studio to Senator Casino in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. Being on the edge of technologies, the firm crafts “thrilling combinations of gaming solutions” in order to provide “an unimaginable experience” in its player-oriented environment. Adhering to that vision, this time BetConstruct...

Enjoy sets out investment plans for municipal properties

Chile-based Enjoy has informed its shareholders that it plans to invest as much as $116.7m over the next two to three years in the municipal casinos in Viña del Mar, Pucon, Coquimbo, and Puerto Varas. “We're very happy with this result, which allows us to consolidate our position as market leader in Chile and renew our commitment to each one...

Phu Quoc IR could be allowed to participate in locals gambling trial

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Vietnam has identified the first of two casinos that will be permitted to allow entry to local residents as part of a three-year trial. The Ministry of Planning and Investment has recommended that Vin Group’s Bai Dai integrated resort project on Phu Quoc island be allowed to participate in the pilot programme. In January 2017, the government drafted Decree 03/2017/ND-CP, regulating...

Legal experts suggest sub-concessions and satellite casinos could be reformed in Macau

As the deadline for concession expiration in Macau nears, discussion among industry stakeholders regarding what the new concession process will look like and how many licences should be issued remains ongoing. As the deadline for concession expiration in Macau draws closer, there is ongoing debate in the local industry about what form the new concession process will take. Gaming concessions expire...