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China Moves to Expand Gambling on Hainan

China Moves to Expand Gambling on Hainan

China announced plans to expand gambling in Hainan in a bid to help its ailing southernmost province. The planned expansion will include the development of horse racing and of an instant and sports lottery. According to experts, the move could eventually lead to China opening the door to casino-style gambling […]

by · April 15, 2018 · News
Operators to Face Heavy Fines for False Japan Casino Bid Information

Operators to Face Heavy Fines for False Japan Casino Bid Information

Operators that provide false information in their application for a casino license in Japan will face fines of up to JPY500 million (approximately $4.7 million), sources revealed on Friday. Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are currently crafting the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill, an important piece […]

by · April 14, 2018 · News
Tabcorp Suffers UKGC Backlash for Self-Exclusion Management Failures

Tabcorp Suffers UKGC Backlash for Self-Exclusion Management Failures

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it is to review the UK operating license of the Australian gaming, wagering and Keno operator Tabcorp Holdings. As revealed by the major gambling watchdog of the UK, the betting operator, which got involved in the so-called “pie-gate” incident in 2017, failed […]

by · April 13, 2018 · News
Spanish National Police Initiates Casino Raids under Suspicions for Underaged Gambling

Spanish National Police Initiates Casino Raids under Suspicions for Underaged Gambling

Recently, some of the gaming facilities located in Spain have come under increased criticism due to the fact that underaged individuals have been able to illegally access the activities offered in these venues. The National Police is trying to stop the practice by rising the number of inspections carried out […]

by · April 12, 2018 · News
Federal High Court in Lagos Prevents Authorities from Disrupting Local Lottery Operators’ Businesses

Federal High Court in Lagos Prevents Authorities from Disrupting Local Lottery Operators’ Businesses

Yesterday, the Federal High Court in Lagos prevented the local Police, as well as the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from taking lottery operators into custody for allegations in offering their services without operating license. The court also restrained the afore-mentioned authorities […]

by · April 11, 2018 · News
Could Hainan Open the Door to Gambling Legalization in China?

Could Hainan Open the Door to Gambling Legalization in China?

Hainan, often called China’s Hawaii, has been an attractive location for investments in recent years. But beyond the popular beach resort destination, the southern island is also seen as the most suitable place for the long-anticipated economic liberalization to soon take place. Chinese property tycoons expect the government to introduce […]

by · April 10, 2018 · News
Philippine President Duterte Opposes Boracay Casino Construction

Philippine President Duterte Opposes Boracay Casino Construction

The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has revealed that he had been against building of a Boracay casino. During a press conference which took place in Davao City, President Duterte said that he was unaware of any plans for casino construction in the island. Earlier this year, information about […]

by · April 10, 2018 · News
Boracay Closes for Cleanup on April 26, Galaxy Yet to Apply for Casino Construction Permits

Boracay Closes for Cleanup on April 26, Galaxy Yet to Apply for Casino Construction Permits

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Wednesday that the island of Boracay will be closed for environmental cleanup for six months starting April 26. The popular tourist destination will not receive visitors during that period as all accommodation facilities and attractions will be shuttered. The Wednesday announcement came after more than […]

by · April 5, 2018 · News
Temporary Casino to Open in Limassol, Cyprus Later in 2018

Temporary Casino to Open in Limassol, Cyprus Later in 2018

A temporary casino will open doors in the Republic of Cyprus later this year, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman Lawrence Ho confirmed in the company’s annual report. Melco won an exclusive license to operate the tiny Mediterranean nation’s first casino resort in the fall of 2016. It partnered Florida-based hotel […]

by · April 4, 2018 · News
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Supports Casino at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Supports Casino at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy said this weekend that he would support the addition of a casino at O’Hare International Airport as it would generate new revenue for the cash-strapped city, while reducing the societal issues that can go along with the legalization of gambling. The Chicago mayoral election is […]

by · April 3, 2018 · News
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