Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tag: Licence

Fécamp casino to relocate and expand gaming floor

Fécamp casino licence renewal and reloction
The local government in Fécamp has renewed Joa group’s licence to operate its casino. The company was the only firm to participate in the commune’s tender for the concession, which notice launched in May 2019.

Nagasaki RFP moves forward

Nagasaki RFP
The five groups which took part in the prefecture’s RFP have qualified for the next stage of the process. Meanwhile, Wynn Resorts has said it is still interested in pursuing a casino licence in Japan, however the US-based operator won’t be participating in Yokohama’s RFP process.

Zimbabwe raises licence fees

Zimbabwe licence fees increased
The Zimbabwean government has announced a significant increase in licence fees for gambling operations.

Namibian MET employs NamPol assistance for licensing inspections

NamPol inspections
The Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism has confirmed it will involve the country’s police service NamPol in carrying out ongoing gambling and casino licence inspections.

2025 deadline for Osaka IR “unlikely”

Osaka IR 2025 Deadline unlikely
While analysts have suggested that the Japanese government will need to resolve several outstanding issues by Q2 2020, in order for Osaka to have an IR open

BetConstruct’s Live Casino is granted UKGC licence

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BetConstruct is delighted to announce the launch of its in-house Live Casino games licensed by UKGC on the territory of the United Kingdom. With a headquarters in the UK, BetConstruct has been exploring this market for a long time. As a result of a non-stop work, the software developer perfected its live casino offering to lodge at the heart of...

Pagcor ordered to issue Waterfront casino licence

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An appeals court has upheld a Manila court ruling which ordered Pagcor to issue a provisional licence to Waterfront Philippines for a casino resort in the capital region. The Court of Appeals 6th Division reaffirmed the August 2017 ruling by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 173 Presiding Judge Armando Yanga, who said Pagcor must act on Waterfront’s application for...

Regulator suspends Alter City Group’s casino licence

Alter City Group’s Tinian
The future of Alter City Group’s billion dollar investment project in Tinian could be in doubt after the company had its casino licence suspended for failing to pay the renewal fee. According to Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission executive director William Cing, under the terms of its licence agreement, Alter City is required to pay a fee of $500,000 for...

Bombay High Court orders Goa to clarify casino service fees

Nearly six months after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence issued 10 notices to Goa’s casinos ordering them to pay tax on licence fees for the years 2014 to 2016, the Bombay High Court has ordered Goa’s tax department to justify why the service fees were introduced. The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court made the demand while hearing a...

Genting Singapore predicted to lead newly legalised Japanese market

Osaka Japan
Following the much anticipated passing of the Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill by the Japanese Upper House on 20 July, Genting Singapore is predicted to be recipient of the country’s first casino licence. With only three initial permits predicted to be awarded in 2020, analysts have suggested that the cash reserves and responsible policies of the leisure and casino operator make...

SCJ: Second licence tender for Arica and Puerto Natales will launch with revised conditions

The superintendent of the SCJ, Vivien Villagrán Acuña, has stated that the regulator is in talks with the municipal authorities to revise the special conditions for both licences before relaunching the tender. While the licence tender for Chile's seven municipal casinos finished in June, the licences for Arica and Puerto Natales failed to received any bids. Speaking during GET in Chile,...

Winner of Andorra casino announced

Andorran firm Jocs SA has secured the licence for the microstate’s first casino, with the new venue scheduled to open its doors by the end of 2020. Andorra-based Jocs SA has emerged as the winner of the tender to build and operate the principality's first casino, which will be situated in the capital, Andorra la Vella. Launched in 1994, Jocs SA,...

Imperial Pacific Holdings face further construction delays

Imperial Pacific International Holdings has requested the Commonwealth Casino Commission extend the deadline on construction of its $7bn IR on the island of Saipan. The casino operator has already altered the licence agreement five times, most recently agreeing on an August 31 completion date, however the commission is unlikely to continue elongating the construction period indefinitely. “Before it was manpower, then...

Hopi tribe get Arizona class three licence

Tuscon, Arizona
After years of debate, petitioning and hard work the Hopi Tribe of Arizona has officially entered the market with its class three gaming license finally coming into effect on 7 May. The tribe first approved the signing of a compact with the state of Arizona in 2016 but did not enter into such an agreement until November the following year....

Actions speak louder than words: MGM reaffirms Connecticut commitment but keeps eyes on exit door

Two houses, both alike in dignity, in fair Connecticut, where we lay our scene. From held fast grudges, to new market mutiny, where sports betting makes civil compacts unclean. The chips are being laid all over the place in Connecticut at the moment. MGM has lost the fight for a competitive bidding process over a commercial casino in Connecticut and...

Betsoft Gaming extends its international reach with Romanian License

Signing agreement
Betsoft Gaming has been awarded a Class II License by the Romanian National Gambling Office the latest in a series of strategic European expansions. Building on its investment in independent certification across regulated markets such as Denmark and Italy, the firm will now begin to reach Romanian players through existing partners. This is in addition to exploring relationships with new...

Granada casino licence to be awarded between April and May

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Cirsa, Orenes, and Novomatic have each submitted competing proposals for a licence to operate a casino in the southern province Adalusia’s Minister of Finance and Public Administration has welcomed the participation of three major operators in the bidding process for a new casino in Granada. María Jesús Montero stated that the expressions of interest the regional government had received were “good...

GLI named first independent test lab in Mendoza

ICR - GLI Mendoza LatAM
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) awarded accreditation as an Independent Certification Test Laboratory in Argentina’s Province of Mendoza Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has become the first independent test laboratory to be awarded certification accreditation in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina. GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said: “Continuing with our commitment to the...

New Granada casino licence up for grabs

ICR - Granada
Andalusia’s regional government has begun a licence tender to operate a casino in the province of Granada, which it claims could support the local tourist industry and generate 200 jobs.   The details of the public tender for a licence to operate a new casino in Granada have been published in the Regional Government of Andalusia’s Official Bulletin. Signed by both the...

Biz Tools pays $1m for Penonome casino licence

Casino Review Biz Tools pays $1m for Penonome casino licence
Biz Tools has been granted a licence to run a casino in the city of Penonome, the capital of Cocle province by Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance.   The company paid US$1m to the Panamanian Gaming Control Board for the licence, which is valid for 20 years. The casino will be situated in the Hotel Coclé de Vía Interamericana, located in...

UK gaming licence for online operator Cherry iGaming

Casino Review Cherry UK Licence
The online operator Cherry iGaming has been granted a UK licence from the UK Gambling Commission continuing the company’s expansion to new markets.   Cherry iGaming's subsidiary PlayCherry Ltd has been awarded a local UK licence for gaming operators from the UK Gambling Commission allowing it to continue growing into new markets. The licence will allow PlayCherry Ltd to provide Casino and...

Tom Horn secures Malta license and continues its expansion into new markets

Casino Review Tom Horn Gaming
The leading casino software supplier Tom Horn Gaming is now approved for the hosting and management of Malta-based gaming operators. With the authorization of its Class 4 Remote Gaming License, Tom Horn Gaming continues its drive into the European gaming markets delivering high quality, engaging games to new operators, casinos and players in one of the most tried and tested...

Cyprus’ new IR licence: a one horse race?

Casino Review Cyprus Licence
A coalition effort between Melco International and the Hard Rock chain may become the sole vying candidate for Cyprus’ new IR licence – as the other parties continue to haggle with local landowners.   The bidding process to operate the sole casino licence up for grabs in the Republic of Cyprus may end up with only one viable candidate – after local media...

Goa could see a sixth casino on the Mandovi River

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Goa’s chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar has confirmed that he is considering the renewal of an offshore casino’s licence, but on the condition that the operator pays its outstanding fees including interest and penalties.   “We will not allow any more offshore casinos in the state, but out of the six offshore casino licences, one casino licence was not renewed due to...

TCS John Huxley receives licence for Washington State

Todd Cravens TCS John Huxley
Leading manufacturer and supplier of end-to- end live gaming solutions and services TCS John Huxley has announced that it has received a manufacturer and distributor licence from the Washington State Gambling Commission, effective July 1. The licence allows the company to sell and market its product line in the Washington jurisdiction. There are 30 casinos currently in operation in the Washington...

Danish Gambling Authority issues new licence fee structure

Danish Gambling Authority
The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has brought into force a new casino licence fee structure, where the cost of annual payment is stipulated by each casino’s GGR. The new framework, effective from July 1, replaces an older fee structure - where Danish casinos recompensed the state regulator for costs associated with operational supervision. Under former legislation, a DGA officer had...

Land-based operator wins Portugal’s first online licence

Portugal Licence Estoril Sol
Estoril Sol, the Portuguese branch of Stanley Ho’s global gaming conglomerate that runs some of the biggest casinos in Europe – Estoril, Lisboa and Póvoa – has been awarded the country’s first online gaming licence.   The group has partnered with Gaming1, an online gaming solutions provider and member of Ardent Group, to launch EstorilSolCasinos.pt – the first licensed website to...

Tinian Dynasty gaming licence revoked in the Northern Mariana Islands

Tinian Dynasty Licence revoked
The sole casino currently present on the island of Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands has had its licence revoked by local authorities. Gaming commissioners in the US-administrated Pacific Island commonwealth voted unanimously last month to strip Hong Kong Entertainment (HKE) - which had run the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino - of its right to operate, citing a number...

Guidelines out for Chile’s latest licence tender

Operators Chile's Licence Tender
Operators interested in gaining a foothold in Chile’s expanding casino industry should look to its regulator’s website, where new guidelines as to the application procedure for one of seven new licences have been published.   According to a press release from Chilean casino regulator the Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego, operators interested in vying for one of Chile’s seven upcoming casino...

LVS receives Marina Bay Sands licence renewal

Marina Bay Licence
The Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s Singapore venture, Marina Bay Sands, has been granted permission to operate in the city state for a further three years. Last month, an announcement from Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) said that the licence to operate the integrated resort been renewed, effective April 26. The renewal process followed on from an assessment conducted by the regulator...