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Five UK Online Casino Operators Face License Review

Five UK Online Casino Operators Face License Review

Five UK-facing online gambling operators may lose their licenses due to serious anti-money laundering and player prevention failings, the UK Gambling Commission confirmed on Friday. The UK gambling regulator also published a letter it had sent to all of its licensees, reminding them that they need to make sure their […]

by · January 6, 2018 · News
Myanmar States and Regions Seek Lift of Casino Ban

Myanmar States and Regions Seek Lift of Casino Ban

Myanmar states and regions are seeking permission for the operation of casinos at local hotels, according to media reports from local news outlets. Five state chief ministers met Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio in late December to discuss the matter and potentially convince the high ranking lawmaker of the […]

by · January 5, 2018 · News
Westin Las Vegas Readies to Put Behind Casino Past

Westin Las Vegas Readies to Put Behind Casino Past

Westin Las Vegas, one of the emblematic casino resorts on the legendary Las Vegas Strip, is entering a new stage of its existence, which spans back four decades. The complex is close to completing a planned renovation that will include the replacement of its casino floor with alternative entertainment facilities. […]

by · January 4, 2018 · News
Online Gambling Ban Becomes Effective in Uruguay

Online Gambling Ban Becomes Effective in Uruguay

A previously approved ban on the provision of online casino and poker services within Uruguay’s borders officially became effective on January 1. In addition to this, a new taxation regime, under which local land-based gambling venues are imposed an additional tax on turnover, also came into effect on the first […]

by · January 4, 2018 · News
Genting Group to Invest over €100 Million in Andorra Casino

Genting Group to Invest over €100 Million in Andorra Casino

Malaysian integrated resort developer and operator Genting Group has recently revealed plans to invest around €105 million into building a casino resort in Andorra. The tiny European nation snuggled between Spain and France is currently reviewing proposals from interested bidders for a single casino license. Genting Group has been among […]

by · January 3, 2018 · News
France and Spain Ready to Launch Shared Online Poker Tables in Coming Weeks

France and Spain Ready to Launch Shared Online Poker Tables in Coming Weeks

The French online gambling regulator ARJEL announced on Tuesday that first Franco-Spanish online poker tables will be launched within the next few weeks as part of the initial phase of the shared online poker liquidity project. Online poker operators licensed in both France and Spain will be able to join […]

by · January 3, 2018 · News
Destination Brisbane Casino Resort Locks Key Economic Development Queensland Approval

Destination Brisbane Casino Resort Locks Key Economic Development Queensland Approval

Destination Brisbane Consortium, the joint venture behind the Queen’s Wharf integrated resort scheme, has won a key approval from Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) in relation to its application to build the A$3-plus-billion hotel and casino complex. Under the recently approved development proposal, Destination Brisbane Consortium will built a multi-purpose resort […]

by · January 2, 2018 · News
Universal Entertainment Subsidiary Seeks Damages from Gambling Tycoon Kazuo Okada

Universal Entertainment Subsidiary Seeks Damages from Gambling Tycoon Kazuo Okada

A subsidiary of Japanese gaming machine manufacturer Universal Entertainment Corp. confirmed on Thursday that it has filed a damages lawsuit against Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada. Tiger Resort Asia Ltd. said in a filingto the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, that it is seeking damages of HK$136.05 million from Mr. Okada for […]

by · December 29, 2017 · News
Baha Mar Casino Resort Developer Seeks $2 Billion in Damages from Chinese Contractor

Baha Mar Casino Resort Developer Seeks $2 Billion in Damages from Chinese Contractor

Major Chinese contractor is being sued in the New York Supreme Court over allegations that it delayed knowingly and intentionally the construction of an integrated resort in Nassau, the Bahamas, the Financial Times reported. China Construction America, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest contractors China State Construction Engineering, […]

by · December 28, 2017 · News
DCMS Unveils Second Round of Horserace Betting Levy Reform’s Consultation

DCMS Unveils Second Round of Horserace Betting Levy Reform’s Consultation

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has unveiled a second round of proposals related to the Horserace Betting Levy reform. However, the measures proposed by the DCMS which also include the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) closure, may face political opposition. The Department saw the first stage […]

by · December 22, 2017 · News
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