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

Puerto-Rico
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),...

Novomatic wins WKO Export Prize

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Novomatic has been awarded the Austrian Export Prize, emerging as a winner in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category. Every year since 1994, the prize is presented to the Austrian companies which have seen the greatest success in foreign markets. The Gumpoldskirchen-based company received the award from federal minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO president Harald Mahrer at a Black Tie Gala...

Philippines benefits from Chinese tourism growth, but…

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Chinese tourism to the Philippines continues to grow but analysts suggest that, for the moment, the country should maintain a moratorium on issuing any further casino licences to avoid oversaturation. The Philippines is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Chinese gamblers, as tourism has been further boosted by a streamlined visa process. However analysts suggest that the country’s casino resort industry...

Clouds on horizon for US casinos amid brewing trade war

Las Vegas clouds US casino trade war
With China on track to become the third largest overseas visitor market for the US by 2020, the gaming industry could feel the repercussions of president Donald Trump’s push to enact tariffs on a range of Chinese goods...

Novomatic wins WKO Export Prize

Novomatic Export Award
  For the 24th time, the annual Austrian Export Prize was awarded to the country’s most successful export companies at Exporters’ Nite 2018. One of the winners: Novomatic in the Tourism and Leisure Industry category. Every year since 1994, the Austrian Export Prize is awarded to Austrian companies with the most success in foreign markets. This year, Novomatic applied for the...

Baha Mar drives tourism growth as Rosewood hotel opens

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The launch of a Rosewood-branded hotel in late May has completed the $4.2bn Baha Mar integrated resort’s phased opening. The resort now operates a total of 2,300 rooms, suites and villas, in addition to the largest casino in the region and other amenities. The 237-room Rosewood Baha Mar is the third hotel to open at the resort, joining The Grand Hyatt...

Nigeria is an untapped goldmine

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Nigeria represents an untapped goldmine for visitor spend according to regional tourism experts and with the sector contributing more than one third of national GDP concentrated investment could provide huge dividends. Described by Lonely Planet as a pulsating powerhouse, and by regional experts as an economic cash cow, the West African nation is working diligently to ensure that this recent...

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

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The director of Puerto Rico's gaming regulator, Jaime Alex Irizarry, has lent his backing to a new proposal to allow the territory's casinos to run online gaming operations. 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,...

Tourist arrivals to Macau up 8% over April

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Information released by the Statistics and Census Service(DSEC) of Macau have shown the number of visitors travelling to the city in April increased 8 percent year-on-year, affected mainly by an increase in Chinese tourists travelling from the mainland. Travellers from mainland China rose 16.5% year-on-year to 21m in April. According to the data, most travellers came form the Guangdong and...

Ghana’s latest government aims to establish country Africa’s premier destination

Ghana
Whilst the Accra Marien Drive development may be a long way off, the revitalisation of the project earlier this year stands as testament to the unignorable progress being made in the West African nation of Ghana. Due to the current size of the market South Africa is not likely to be superseded at the top of the continent’s casino pantheon...

Government aims to introduce casino regulation ‘without delay’

Bermuda
Bermuda’s minister of tourism, Jamahl Simmons, has confirmed that his department aims to introduce regulations for casino gambling as soon as possible, while blaming former Gaming Commission members for delays in the process. While Bermuda’s tourism minister has stated that his department is committed to fast-tracking regulations for casino gambling, former executives of the country’s regulator have raised concerns regarding...

Kenya relaxes visa restrictions amid tourism boom

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Kenya has joined 21 other African countries in lessening visa restrictions for those travelling within the continent as part of a concentrated effort to boost tourism.   After taking the oath of office for his second term, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has moved to increase collaboration with other nations on the continent as tourism continues to grow in prominence as a...

New Granadan casino licence up for grabs

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...

Green light for Isle of Man’s casino amendment bill

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The crown dependency is inching closer to legislation reforms that could spearhead future growth within its casino sector. Legislation to amend existing casino regulations on the Isle of Man has been green-lit by the lower house of the island’s parliament. The proposed Casino Amendment Bill would not only allow brick-and-mortar gambling venues to relocate, but would also permit one license-holder to...

Cape Verde casino industry set to contribute to tourism growth

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Tourism is set to become the major vehicle for economic development in Cape Verde, with the Portuguese speaking archipelago receiving 650,000 holidaymakers by the end of 2016, virgin territory for the country’s burgeoning casino resort industry suggests government consultant António Alegria.   While it remains a relatively young market, Cape Verde’s regulated industry is beginning to pick up pace twelve years...

Las Vegas rides high ahead of G2E Expo 2016

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The global gaming industry heads to G2E this year as Las Vegas is positioned to break its 2015 visitation record.   July 2016 was the best month on record for Las Vegas visitation, after the destination welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors. The latest statistics from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) reinforce the continued strength in Las Vegas as...

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