Articles by: Robert Johnson

Mandalay Bay Owner Sues October 1 Mass Shooting Victims, Seeks Liability Protection

Mandalay Bay Owner Sues October 1 Mass Shooting Victims, Seeks Liability Protection

Las Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts International is suing over 1,000 victims of last year’s Mandalay Bay mass shooting in a bid to avoid liability claims, local news outlet Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The company has filed lawsuits in Nevada and California courts arguing that it should not be held […]

by · July 17, 2018 · News
Casino Exclusion Requests on the Rise in Macau, Regulator Reveals

Casino Exclusion Requests on the Rise in Macau, Regulator Reveals

A total of 233 requests for casino floor exclusion were submitted to the Macau Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau during the first half of the year, the regulator said Monday. The applications filed were 54 more than those in the six months ended June 30, 2017. Of all requests, 200 […]

by · July 17, 2018 · Events & Reports
Norway’s Gambling Market Worth NOK43.7 Billion in 2017

Norway’s Gambling Market Worth NOK43.7 Billion in 2017

Norway’s regulated gambling market was worth NOK43.7 billion (approximately $5.4 billion/€4.6 billion) in 2017, figures released today by the country’s gambling regulator, Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet, show. Unregulated online gambling operations raked in net sales of between NOK2 billion and NOK2.2 billion last year, the Lottery Authority further pointed out in […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Events & Reports
MGM’s Maryland Casino Resort Opens $48-Million Expansion

MGM’s Maryland Casino Resort Opens $48-Million Expansion

MGM National Harbor unveiled Sunday a nearly $50-million expansion of its gaming floor to respond to growing demand for additional gambling services. The expansion project was completed a year and a half after the hotel and casino resort opened doors in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The move saw the addition […]

by · July 16, 2018 · News
Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

Poland’s Regulated Gambling Market Remains Unpopular as Blacklist of Erring Operators Keeps Growing

More than a year after the re-regulation of Poland’s gambling market the country’s Finance Ministry, the governmental entity charged with overseeing all things gambling, has remained consistent in its efforts to detect violators of rules and to penalize those. The Finance Ministry has been purging the local market by blacklisting […]

by · July 15, 2018 · Events & Reports
Poker Tournaments Starting July 16-22

Poker Tournaments Starting July 16-22

This year’s edition of the WSOP is just days away from its end after more than a month of thrilling poker action at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. However, there are a number of exciting events slated to kick off next week in different popular poker destinations around the world. […]

by · July 14, 2018 · Events & Reports
SLS Casino Reminisces About Happy Past with Reported Rebranding as Grand Sahara

SLS Casino Reminisces About Happy Past with Reported Rebranding as Grand Sahara

The new owner of SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is reportedly looking to rebrand the property as Grand Sahara Resort as part of a planned $100-million renovation and upgrade, Eater Vegas reports. Privately-owned gaming company The Meruelo Group acquired the struggling Strip property from its previous owners earlier this […]

by · July 13, 2018 · News
Casino Giant Melco Looks Forward to Working with Cyprus’ New Tourism Ministry

Casino Giant Melco Looks Forward to Working with Cyprus’ New Tourism Ministry

Melco Resorts & Entertainment, the operator of the Republic of Cyprus’ first casino, welcomed the recently approved creation of a Junior Ministry of Tourism that will look to further improve the state of the tiny Mediterranean nation’s tourism industry. Hong Kong-based Melco and its Cypriot partner CNS Group are currently […]

by · July 13, 2018 · News
Caesars Completes Sale of Caesars Palace’s Octavius Tower to VICI

Caesars Completes Sale of Caesars Palace’s Octavius Tower to VICI

Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. and real estate investment trust VICI Properties announced the completion of the latter’s acquisition of the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace for the total amount of $507.5 million in cash. Under the terms of an existing ground lease agreement between the […]

by · July 12, 2018 · News
Chinese Police Bust $1.5-Billion Bitcoin Betting Operation

Chinese Police Bust $1.5-Billion Bitcoin Betting Operation

Chinese police have arrested more than 540 individuals for their alleged involvement in an illegal online betting operation that accepted bitcoin only to avoid regulatory and legal pitfalls. The case was labeled China’s first major one to involve the provision of illegal gambling services using bitcoin. The operation of gambling […]

by · July 12, 2018 · Events & Reports
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