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Local Casinos Less Attractive to Singaporeans, Decrease in Entry Fee Collections Shows

Local Casinos Less Attractive to Singaporeans, Decrease in Entry Fee Collections Shows

The initial interest in casino gambling seems to have worn off among Singaporeans and permanent residents, figures released by the Singapore Totalisator Board (Tote Board) showed. Citing data from the board’s financial report for the financial year ended March 31, 2017, local media reported that the government agency collected S$134 […]

by · November 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
Victorian Gambling Regulator Joins Debate over Loot Boxes’ Gambling Nature

Victorian Gambling Regulator Joins Debate over Loot Boxes’ Gambling Nature

An analyst at the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s Compliance Division has joined the rapidly enlarging debate over whether loot boxes featured in video games constitute gambling or not. Discussions on the matter emerged with the recent release of the Star Wars Battlefront II video game. The game […]

by · November 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
Brazil’s Online Gambling Market Could Be Worth over $2 Billion, RGA Report Finds

Brazil’s Online Gambling Market Could Be Worth over $2 Billion, RGA Report Finds

A report compiled by consulting firm KPMG and commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) estimates that Brazil’s online gambling market could be worth R$6.7 billion ($2.1 billion), if regulated properly. The report’s findings are being made public at a time when the proposed legalization of certain gambling services, iGaming […]

by · November 22, 2017 · Events & Reports
Kansspelautoriteit CEO Commits to Investigating Loot Box Economy’s Relation to Gambling

Kansspelautoriteit CEO Commits to Investigating Loot Box Economy’s Relation to Gambling

The Netherlands Gaming Authority will probe into the so-called loot boxes in video games and their relation to gambling as part of its crackdown on illegal gambling and the potential participation of children in gambling activities. The recent release of the Star Wars Battlefront II video game gripped the gaming […]

by · November 21, 2017 · Events & Reports
Pennsylvania Centre Region Municipalities Turn Their Back on Satellite Casinos

Pennsylvania Centre Region Municipalities Turn Their Back on Satellite Casinos

Pennsylvania’s Centre Region towns are to decide whether they should pass certain measures to block satellite casino expansion in the region. It came to Casino News Daily’s knowledge that Harris Township is to use its meeting set for December 11th to consider a resolution on the matter. According to the […]

by · November 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
William Hill Comes under Pressure to Reveal FOBTs Clampdown Financial Consequences

William Hill Comes under Pressure to Reveal FOBTs Clampdown Financial Consequences

Bookmaker William Hill will be pressured to disclose this week how the pending clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals will impact its profitability, The Times reported. The company is set to post its trading update for the third quarter of the year on Monday. Late last month, the UK Government finally […]

by · November 19, 2017 · Events & Reports
Choctaw Tribe Members Reject Fourth Casino Proposal

Choctaw Tribe Members Reject Fourth Casino Proposal

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians rejected during a Thursday vote the proposal for the construction of the tribe’s fourth casino, local media reported. According to first numbers released by the Tribal Election Commission, there were 1,404 negative votes cast to 636 positive ones. The Choctaws currently manage three casinos […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Events & Reports
Caesars Reportedly Buys Two Racing and Casino Properties in Indiana

Caesars Reportedly Buys Two Racing and Casino Properties in Indiana

Less than a month after its main operating unit exited bankruptcy protection, casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. is reportedly looking to expand its domestic operations. Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that the company is entering the final stages of negotiations with fellow gambling company Centaur Gaming to purchase two horse […]

by · November 16, 2017 · Events & Reports
Northern Marianas House Committee on Gaming Passes Two Casino Bills

Northern Marianas House Committee on Gaming Passes Two Casino Bills

The House Committee on Gaming at the Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature approved on Tuesday two casino-related bills that are aimed at improving the regulated gambling environment in the Commonwealth, local news outlet Marianas Variety reported. House Bills 20-50 and 20-82 gained the necessary support during the Tuesday Committee vote, but […]

by · November 15, 2017 · Events & Reports
PokerStars Owner Optimistic about Raising $2.5 Billion to Fund Acquisition Deals

PokerStars Owner Optimistic about Raising $2.5 Billion to Fund Acquisition Deals

The Stars Group, recently re-branded from Amaya Inc., could raise up to $2.5 billion for future acquisition deals, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi revealed in a Monday interview cited by Reuters. The Canadian gambling giant, which recently switched its Montreal-based corporate headquarters with a new building in Toronto, has been looking to […]

by · November 14, 2017 · Events & Reports
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