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Georgia Casino Gambling Bill Fails in First Senate Committee

Georgia Casino Gambling Bill Fails in First Senate Committee

A legislative piece that would have legalized casino gambling in Georgia failed to gain the necessary support in the State Senate Regulated Industries Committee. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Brandon Beach, confirmed that the bill is dead for 2017. However, the legislator told local media that he is not done with […]

by · February 28, 2017 · News
Kindred Group Ponders Danske Spil Online Gambling Assets Acquisition

Kindred Group Ponders Danske Spil Online Gambling Assets Acquisition

Reports emerged late last week that Kindred Group may be eyeing further expansion of its operations through the acquisition of Danish state-owned gambling operator Danske Spil for around DKK4 billion ($570 million). The news first appeared in Danish business news outlet Børsen and was conveyed to English-speaking readers by Calvin […]

by · February 28, 2017 · News
Osaka-Centric Political Group Submits Problem Gambling Bill

Osaka-Centric Political Group Submits Problem Gambling Bill

Problem gambling was a concern voiced almost immediately after the Japanese Diet (the country’s government) voted late last year in favor of a bill that legalized casino gambling. A new legislative piece centered around the creation of an effective problem gambling regulatory framework was submitted earlier this month by the […]

by · February 27, 2017 · News
East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for Third Connecticut Casino

East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for Third Connecticut Casino

The comprehensive selection process for Connecticut’s third casino inched a step closer to completion after the town of East Windsor signed on Saturday a development agreement to potentially host the gambling venue. At a special meeting, the town’s board of selectmen expressed overwhelming support for the development. East Windsor is […]

by · February 26, 2017 · News
Conflicting Florida Gambling Bills Reach Full House and Senate Floors

Conflicting Florida Gambling Bills Reach Full House and Senate Floors

Two bills focused on the future of Florida’s gambling industry survived through committee votes on Thursday to now head to the Legislature’s floor. This year’s legislative session is slated to commence on March 7. Local media reported that one of the proposed legislations will appear before state legislators during the […]

by · February 24, 2017 · News
Kindred Group to Acquire 32Red in Latest Gambling Consolidation Deal

Kindred Group to Acquire 32Red in Latest Gambling Consolidation Deal

Online gambling operator Kindred Group announced today that it is to acquire fellow iGaming business 32Red as part of its strategy for continued growth through the operation of multiple brands and focus on regulated and soon-to-be-regulated jurisdictions. The announcement comes shortly after the completion of the gambling group’s planned rebranding. […]

by · February 23, 2017 · News
Florida Senator Amends Gambling Expansion Bill ahead of Second Committee Vote

Florida Senator Amends Gambling Expansion Bill ahead of Second Committee Vote

Sen. Bill Galvano, the Florida legislator who proposed significant expansion of the state gambling industry last month, presented on Wednesday an amended and extended version of his Senate Bill 8. The legislative piece is set to be voted on by a second Senate Committee today. If it gains the necessary […]

by · February 23, 2017 · News
Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Enter Japan Casino License Bidding War

Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Enter Japan Casino License Bidding War

It is barely news to anyone with any involvement in the gambling industry that Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Entertainment are interested in investing in the newly legalized Japanese casino market. Yet, the two companies confirmed today that they would build integrated resorts in the Pacific Ocean island country, […]

by · February 22, 2017 · News
Playtech Boosts Player Engagement Efforts with Captain Up Deal

Playtech Boosts Player Engagement Efforts with Captain Up Deal

Supplier of gambling services and solutions Playtech has decided to approach player retention as an important driver of the industry’s growth in a bit more innovative manner. It has opted for Captain Up’s real-time engagement and retention platform, according to the terms of a deal the two businesses announced on […]

by · February 21, 2017 · News
Las Vegas Sands Readies for $10-Billion Japan Casino Resort Investment

Las Vegas Sands Readies for $10-Billion Japan Casino Resort Investment

A potential Las Vegas Sands casino venture in Japan was put a $10-billion price tag by Chairman Sheldon Adelson. Speaking at an investor conference in the country’s capital, the casino tycoon said that they are ready to invest at least as much as they did in Singapore. Las Vegas Sands […]

by · February 21, 2017 · News
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