Articles by: Robert Johnson

Malta Gaming Authority Responds to “Unfounded” Allegations for Lax Gambling Monitoring Policies

Malta Gaming Authority Responds to “Unfounded” Allegations for Lax Gambling Monitoring Policies

The Malta Gaming Authority responded on Thursday to recent media coverage in relation to allegations that it had failed to monitor online gambling operations by its licensees for suspicious activity in accordance with its own principles. Reuters reported on Monday citing a former MGA employee – Valery Atanasov, that the […]

by · May 26, 2017 · News
Jeff Gural Believes Competition from New York Will Eventually Drive New Jersey to Casino Expansion

Jeff Gural Believes Competition from New York Will Eventually Drive New Jersey to Casino Expansion

New York real estate developer Jeff Gural said at the East Coast Gaming Congress that he has remained optimistic about the eventual construction of a Las Vegas-style casino resort in North Jersey. The 21st annual East Coast Gaming Congress took place on May 24-25 at Harrah’s Resort Casino in Atlantic […]

by · May 26, 2017 · News
Online Betting and Gaming Dominate UK’s Gambling Industry

Online Betting and Gaming Dominate UK’s Gambling Industry

The UK gambling industry generated record gross gambling yield of £13.8 billion in the period between October 2015-September 2016, the latest figures posted by the UK Gambling Commission show. The amount of £13.4 billion was generated during the previous (April 2015-March 2016) reporting period. Online gambling was the largest sector […]

by · May 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Survives Historic Senate Vote, Needs House Approval

Pennsylvania Online Gambling Bill Survives Historic Senate Vote, Needs House Approval

Long-awaited action on the legalization of online gambling in Pennsylvania was finally taken by state lawmakers. The Senate passed on Wednesday H 271 by a considerable margin. The legislative piece will now be considered in the House of Representatives. The legislation calls for a sweeping reform of Pennsylvania’s gambling industry, […]

by · May 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
Casino 36 to Swing Doors Open in England’s West Midlands in 2018

Casino 36 to Swing Doors Open in England’s West Midlands in 2018

A £12-million casino and bingo hall is set to be built and launched in England’s Black Country area next year. The venue will be branded Casino 36 and is expected to create over 70 full-time jobs for residents of the host town of Dudley and the region. The move comes […]

by · May 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
Crown Resorts Scraps Las Vegas Strip Casino Project with Land Sale

Crown Resorts Scraps Las Vegas Strip Casino Project with Land Sale

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has undertaken another move to dispose of its international assets, local media has reported. The company, led by billionaire James Packer, is selling a Las Vegas Boulevard parcel, previously planned to be developed into a luxury casino resort. Real estate firm CBRE has been tasked […]

by · May 22, 2017 · News
Online Gambling Has Little Chance in Massachusetts Legislature This Year

Online Gambling Has Little Chance in Massachusetts Legislature This Year

Unlike its neighbor New York, which has progressed significantly on the legalization of online poker and many believe a bill on the matter will be signed into law this year, Massachusetts may leave online gambling and lottery for next year’s legislative session. Senate President Stan Rosenberg said in a recent […]

by · May 21, 2017 · Events & Reports
Caesars Emerges from Bankruptcy with International Casino Expansion Plans

Caesars Emerges from Bankruptcy with International Casino Expansion Plans

Hotel and casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. will aim for further Strip development, geographical expansion, and M&A opportunities when it emerges from bankruptcy, CEO Mark Frissora said in a recent interview with Bloomberg TV. Caesars has embarked on a lengthy journey toward recovery after its main operating unit – Caesars […]

by · May 21, 2017 · News
Connecticut Governor to Only Support Casino Expansion that Respects Existing Tribal Agreements

Connecticut Governor to Only Support Casino Expansion that Respects Existing Tribal Agreements

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said on Friday in an interview for local media that he would only sign a casino expansion proposal that would not harm the existing revenue sharing agreement between the state and its two federally recognized tribes. The Connecticut Legislature has a little more than two weeks […]

by · May 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
G2E Asia Discusses Social Gaming as a Tool for Drawing Millennials at Casinos

G2E Asia Discusses Social Gaming as a Tool for Drawing Millennials at Casinos

Social gaming was among the topics broadly discussed during this year’s edition of the Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), held between May 16-18 at The Venetian Macao. At the Social Gaming: Adding Value to Customer Life Cycle and Loyalty session, PlayStudios Asia Head of Rewards Christy Fung talked about […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Events & Reports
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