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Ocean Resort Casino Gets Regulatory Green Light ahead of June 28 Grand Opening

Ocean Resort Casino Gets Regulatory Green Light ahead of June 28 Grand Opening

Ocean Resort Casino was granted a gaming license by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission Thursday, just one week ahead of its scheduled grand opening ceremony. The property occupies the site of the former Revel casino resort that was shuttered in 2014 after two years of operation. Following a two-day […]

by · June 22, 2018 · News
Ocean Resort Casino Gaming License Hearing Extends into a Second Day

Ocean Resort Casino Gaming License Hearing Extends into a Second Day

Owners of Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, appeared before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission on Wednesday seeking to obtain a license for the operation of casino gambling at the renovated property that is slated to open doors June 28. Ocean Resort Casino was purchased by Colorado-based businessman Bruce Deifik […]

by · June 21, 2018 · News
Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch CS:GO and Dota 2 Players as Loot Box Crackdown Looms

Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch CS:GO and Dota 2 Players as Loot Box Crackdown Looms

Video game developer Valve Corporation announced yesterday that it has decided to disable item trading for Dutch players of its Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 games. The announcement came shortly after the Netherlands Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, released a statement saying that it would begin conducting previously announced checks […]

by · June 20, 2018 · News
Sky Bet Boss Richard Flint Named UK’s Best CEO in Glassdoor’s Employees Choice Awards

Sky Bet Boss Richard Flint Named UK’s Best CEO in Glassdoor’s Employees Choice Awards

Sky Betting & Gaming Chief Executive Richard Flint has been recognized as UK’s best CEO of 2018 in Glassdoor’s sixth annual Employees Choice Awards. Mr. Flint has been at the company’s helm for nearly two decades. Glassdoor’s list shows that the Sky Bet executive has nipped past Microsoft boss Satya […]

by · June 20, 2018 · News
Hainan Resorts Reportedly Set Up Baccarat Entertainment Bars

Hainan Resorts Reportedly Set Up Baccarat Entertainment Bars

Chinese-operated resorts on the Hainan Island are reportedly gearing up to launch entertainment bars that would feature gaming tables where players would be able to wager real money and redeem their winnings at local hotels, restaurants, and shops, local news outlets report citing unnamed sources familiar with the developments. The […]

by · June 19, 2018 · News
Universal Entertainment Announces Casino Businesses “Organizational Realignment” to Keep Kazuo Okada Away

Universal Entertainment Announces Casino Businesses “Organizational Realignment” to Keep Kazuo Okada Away

Japanese gaming machine manufacturer and casino operator Universal Entertainment Corporation announced Monday that it would undertake an “organizational realignment” within the corporation to prevent its founder and former Chairman Kazuo Okada and other “unsuitable individuals” from assuming a business execution role. The move comes a year after Mr. Okada was […]

by · June 19, 2018 · News
Macau Government Considers Barring All Casino Floor Workers from Gambling

Macau Government Considers Barring All Casino Floor Workers from Gambling

The government of Macau introduced Friday a piece of legislation that calls for banning casino workers from entering gaming facilities beyond working hours, local news outlets report. The measure aims to curb problem gambling among those employed at the city’s gambling venues. Aside from table games dealers and workers tending […]

by · June 18, 2018 · News
MGM Casino Resort Workers to Vote New Contract Terms on June 19

MGM Casino Resort Workers to Vote New Contract Terms on June 19

Unionized workers at MGM Resorts International’s 10 Las Vegas properties will vote Tuesday, June 19, on a new five-year contract, the terms of which they agreed with the casino company earlier this month after prolonged negotiations that could have culminated in a citywide strike. The new contract covers 24,000 unionized […]

by · June 17, 2018 · News
UK Government Lands in Hot Water for Reportedly Delaying FOBT Crackdown

UK Government Lands in Hot Water for Reportedly Delaying FOBT Crackdown

UK’s Labour party is throwing heavy criticism at the government for being “fundamentally weak” after reports emerged Friday that MPs and British bookmakers have agreed to delay the crackdown on the highly controversial fixed-odds betting terminals to 2020. The government confirmed last month that the maximum stake on FOBTs would […]

by · June 16, 2018 · News
Caesars’ Las Vegas Casino Resort Employees Approve New Contract

Caesars’ Las Vegas Casino Resort Employees Approve New Contract

Unionized workers at Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s Las Vegas Strip and downtown properties approved Thursday the terms of a new five-year contract, thus putting an end to months of negotiations that, in another case scenario, could have culminated in a citywide employees’ strike. While no details have been released about the […]

by · June 15, 2018 · News
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