Archive for July, 2013

$938 Million Upgrade to Resorts World to Include Fox Tie-In Theme Park
July 30th, 2013 By April Bergman

$938 Million Upgrade to Resorts World to Include Fox Tie-In Theme Park

Genting Resorts World, one of Asia’s oldest casinos legally in operation, is planning a nearly $1 billion overhaul, according to Macau Business Daily. Upgrade will include U.S. style theme park Resorts World is located in Malaysia, where it enjoys the status of being the only casino. As part of its overhaul, which will specifically cost […]

Las Vegas Sands Moving Forward with Madrid EuroVegas Plans
July 28th, 2013 By April Bergman

Las Vegas Sands Moving Forward with Madrid EuroVegas Plans

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is moving forward with a plan to build a casino outside of Madrid, Spain, it is being reported. When complete, the massive EuroVegas project, according to Reuters, could include six casino properties in addition to a dozen hotels with the attendant retail and entertainment space. Massive project could take over a […]

Full Tilt to Begin Offering Casino Games
July 25th, 2013 By April Bergman

Full Tilt to Begin Offering Casino Games

In news widely reported by the poker media this week, it has come out that online poker website Full Tilt Poker is planning to expand into offering Internet casino games. The reaction to the revelation from the online poker community has been overwhelmingly positive, with many pointing out that in looking beyond online poker games, […]

Global Poker Index Says it is Buying The Hendon Mob
July 23rd, 2013 By April Bergman

Global Poker Index Says it is Buying The Hendon Mob

News broke today that arguably the best database of live poker tournaments, The Hendon Mob, is being purchased by GPI, or the Global Poker Index. The Hendon Mob was founded way back in 2001 by four professional poker players from the UK – Barny Boatman, Joe Beevers,┬áRoss Boatman, and┬áRam Vaswani. The Hendon Mob website claims […]

Lawrence Ho Said to be Moving Forward on Russia Casino Project
July 21st, 2013 By April Bergman

Lawrence Ho Said to be Moving Forward on Russia Casino Project

Macau-based casino mogul Lawrence Ho is getting nearer to moving an idea for an entrance into the European gambling market to reality by opening a land-based casino in the Russian territory of Primorye, with media reports circulating that he could be inking a preliminary agreement to open the first glamorous, big-name casino in Russia’s gambling […]

Things Go from Bad to Worse for Swiss Casinos as Italian Patronage Drops Off
July 20th, 2013 By April Bergman

Things Go from Bad to Worse for Swiss Casinos as Italian Patronage Drops Off

While the rest of the economy in the European nation of Switzerland is flourishing, the gambling sector is in a slump, with the decline likely to continue into the foreseeable future, say experts. And just what is the reason for the struggling Swiss casino economy? Blame it on the Italians. Casinos rely on Italian customers […]

Cyprus Banking on Casino Plan After Financial Bust
July 18th, 2013 By April Bergman

Cyprus Banking on Casino Plan After Financial Bust

On the heels of a financial collapse earlier this year, the government of the tiny Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus has publicized plans to open a resort-style casino. The main motivation is the most commonly-cited reason when casino expansion is being discussed, and that goal is to attract revenue, investment, and of course, tourists. Cyprus […]

Zynga Moves Closer to Offering Real Money Facebook Gambling in the UK
July 14th, 2013 By April Bergman

Zynga Moves Closer to Offering Real Money Facebook Gambling in the UK

While it may not be enough to reverse the company’s sagging fortunes, supporters of Zynga got a boost this week when Facebook announced that real-money gambling would soon be made available via a variety of Zynga titles on the massive social networking site. Company has teamed up with bwin.party The real-money gambling options offered by […]

Nevada Casino Revenue Improve in June
July 12th, 2013 By John Marsh

Nevada Casino Revenue Improve in June

The month of June may not have been a good one for casinos in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio. But it sure was better for Nevada casinos, which reported a growth in the revenue, even if by a small percentage. The report released by the Gaming Control Board of Nevada stated that there was a […]

Atlantic City Casinos Heading for Worst Revenue
July 11th, 2013 By Stan McCormick

Atlantic City Casinos Heading for Worst Revenue

The revenue report for Atlantic City casinos that released yesterday was a disappointing one. The worst fears of the casinos seem to be coming true, with the possibility of a less than $3 billion annual income, the worst in past 22 years, becoming stronger. The casinos together reported total earnings of $240.2 million, a decline […]

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