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Rural Japanese Townsfolk Complain about a Casino Bill That Focuses on Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama
May 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

Rural Japanese Townsfolk Complain about a Casino Bill That Focuses on Tokyo, Osaka, and Yokohama

Civic leaders in rural Japanese cities are angry about the likely plan for casino licenses. At present, massive Japanese cities like Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka are likely to be the recipients of gambling licenses. While major international casino moguls lobby Japanese politicians for multi-billion dollar integrated casino-resort licenses for the major cities, some rural Japanese […]

Chinese Think Tank Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions to Macau
May 22nd, 2017 By April Bergman

Chinese Think Tank Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions to Macau

The China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a Chinese think tank, suggested that the Beijing government loosing existing border inspections for some internal travelers to Macau and Hong Kong. If the policy was changed, mainland Chinese residents would have easier access to the casinos of Macau. The think tank’s policy proposals would allow mainland residents […]

France Authorizes Small Casino Cruises in Domestic French Waters
May 17th, 2017 By April Bergman

France Authorizes Small Casino Cruises in Domestic French Waters

France has authorized casino cruises with a limited number of gambing machines onboard. The Official Gazette announced the new regulations, which include ships and ferries which operate on a regular intra-community route. The casino cruise law is quite similar to a law passed in British Columbia, Canada a couple of years ago. Like the BC […]

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Lost £500,000 in a Session of Blackjack and Roulette
May 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney Lost £500,000 in a Session of Blackjack and Roulette

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney lost £500,000 in a 2-hour session of blackjack and roulette. The losses came in a late-night session of gambling at the 235 Casino in Manchester after ManU’s Europea League victory of FC Rostov on March 16. That is the story being told in all the British tabloids. The Daily Mail […]

Sheldon Adelson Set to Testify in “Case 2000” Probe, Furious at Rex Tillerson for Policy Change
May 13th, 2017 By April Bergman

Sheldon Adelson Set to Testify in “Case 2000” Probe, Furious at Rex Tillerson for Policy Change

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson made news in the political world on two continents this weekend. First, it was announced that the Las Vegas casino mogul would testify in a key Israeli corruption probe. Adelson’s name also was discussed in relation to the United States’ role in the Middle East peace process. According to the new […]

One of Two Alleged Suspects in Gambling Den Rape-and-Robbery Case Is Arrested
May 10th, 2017 By April Bergman

One of Two Alleged Suspects in Gambling Den Rape-and-Robbery Case Is Arrested

One of two suspects in a rape-and-robbery case at a gambling den in the Puchong State of India has been arrested. The other suspect alleged to have robbed a Bandar Kinrara, Puchong gambling den remains on the loose. Though his name has not been released by Indian authorities, the police spokesman said that a 26-year […]

Sheldon Adelson Pitches $8 Billion Casino for Rio de Janeiro
May 8th, 2017 By April Bergman

Sheldon Adelson Pitches $8 Billion Casino for Rio de Janeiro

Sheldon Adelson visited with new Brazilian President Michel Temer to pitch an $8 billion casino development. If Adelson gets his way, he’ll build the world’s most expensive integrated casino in Rio de Janeiro. For that to happen, President Temer and the Brazilian national legislature will have to pass a casino gambling bill into law. Brazil, […]

Macau Requires Facial Scans on UnionPay ATM Withdrawals near Casinos
May 5th, 2017 By April Bergman

Macau Requires Facial Scans on UnionPay ATM Withdrawals near Casinos

Macau now requires facial scans and ID card verification for ATM cash withdrawals using UnionPay bank cards, the main payment system in China. The government announced the new security procedures would be required at all automated teller machines in Macau. Though the government press release gave no timeframe for the security changes, it emphasized that […]

Australian Parliament Closes Loophole in Online Poker and In-Play Betting Laws
May 1st, 2017 By April Bergman

Australian Parliament Closes Loophole in Online Poker and In-Play Betting Laws

The Australian federal parliament recently closed loopholes in Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016. The amendments closed loopholes which allowed online poker, so now interactive poker is banned in Australia. The 2001 Interactive Gambling Act was supposed to banned casino table games like roulette and blackjack, along with poker. Fifteen years later, the 2016 Interactive Gambling […]

888 Holdings Share Prices Have Doubled Since January 2015
April 27th, 2017 By April Bergman

888 Holdings Share Prices Have Doubled Since January 2015

888 Holdings’ share prices have increased 77% over the past 25 months and doubled since January 2015. 888 stock has outperformed industry predictions after the global online gaming brand failed on multiple merger negotiations. 888 Holdings lost a highly publicized bid-off with GVC Holdings to merge with bwin.party. The negotiations went back and forth, with […]

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