Archive for February, 2015

Australian Governments Expected to Collect $5.9 Billion in Gaming Tax Revenues in 2015
February 28th, 2015 By April Bergman

Australian Governments Expected to Collect $5.9 Billion in Gaming Tax Revenues in 2015

Australian state and territorial governments is expected to collect $5.9 billion in gambling taxes in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Those numbers are drawn from the published budgets of Australia’s various regional governments. The revenues are generated from all forms of gambling. Poker machines and other gaming machines are the […]

Italian Government Set to Impose New Land-Based Casino Gambling Laws
February 26th, 2015 By April Bergman

Italian Government Set to Impose New Land-Based Casino Gambling Laws

The Italian government appears ready to tighten its gambling regulations again, which could be a bad sign for the online gambling operators which accept play from that country. Giulio Coraggio, a technology lawyer at DLA Piper, published a memo on Monday of this week warning the Italian gambling industry “the D-Day is upcoming“. Coraggio’s noted […]

Illegal Betting Halls Are a Rising Problem in Kampala, Uganda’s Slums
February 24th, 2015 By April Bergman

Illegal Betting Halls Are a Rising Problem in Kampala, Uganda’s Slums

In Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, illegal sports betting is a big business. While gambling is outlawed in many African nations, certain forms of gaming is legal in Uganda. The government collects about $5 million in gaming revenues each year, in a country where the median income is That might not sound like a […]

Donald Trump Wins Right to Proceed with Lawsuit against Trump Taj Mahal
February 21st, 2015 By April Bergman

Donald Trump Wins Right to Proceed with Lawsuit against Trump Taj Mahal

A Delaware bankruptcy judge gave Donald and Ivanka Trump a victory on Friday in their battle to have their names taken off the bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Donald Trump has been fighting to have his family name taken off the casino since 2014, because he says that the struggling casino is not […]

Japanese Gaming Machine Company Pays $1.8 Billion Yen in Dividends
February 18th, 2015 By April Bergman

Japanese Gaming Machine Company Pays $1.8 Billion Yen in Dividends

Universal Entertainment Corp., one of the top manufacturers of the Japanese gaming machines called “pachinko”, is planning to pay out $18.6 million in US dollars in dividends to its shareholders. The decision to pay dividends is directly related to the “brisk performance” its pachinko parlor and slot machines division had in 2014. Besides pachinko machines, […]

Philippines Gaming Sector Expects to Grow, Says PAGCOR’s Cristino Naguiat
February 16th, 2015 By April Bergman

Philippines Gaming Sector Expects to Grow, Says PAGCOR’s Cristino Naguiat

Cristino Naguiat, CEO of the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp, says that his country is ready to become a major Asian gaming destination. Many have wondered whether the anti-corruption campaign in China might not harm the Philippines’ shot at becoming a gaming hub, but Mr. Naguiat says he believes that development will help the Filipino casinos. […]

New Jersey’s Online Gambling Industry Made $122 Million in 2014
February 13th, 2015 By April Bergman

New Jersey’s Online Gambling Industry Made $122 Million in 2014

The New Jersey online gambling industry made $122 million over the course of 2014. That is just over 12% of the revenues Governor Chris Christie predicted Atlantic City’s online casinos and poker sites would make in a single year. While the governor’s critics have made a lot of New Jersey’s government collected $18.4 million in […]

Pacman Jones Is Thrown Out of Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
February 11th, 2015 By April Bergman

Pacman Jones Is Thrown Out of Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Police are investigating an incident involving Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones which happened at the Hollywood Casino in Southeast Indiana. WLWT News 5 TV reported Pacman Jones was asked to leave the casino early Wednesday morning. Adam Jones was willing to discuss the incident with the local television station, though. Given his complicated history […]

Problem Gambling Declines in Singapore to Its Lowest Recorded Total, According to NCPG
February 9th, 2015 By April Bergman

Problem Gambling Declines in Singapore to Its Lowest Recorded Total, According to NCPG

The percentage of problem gamblers among the population of Singapore has dropped to a new recorded low, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The polling data contradicts the common assertion by opponents of casino gambling, who fought against the opening of casino gambling in the city-state 5 years ago. Though the overall […]

Federal Judge Puts Temporary Halt on Sale of Revel Casino to Glenn Straub
February 7th, 2015 By April Bergman

Federal Judge Puts Temporary Halt on Sale of Revel Casino to Glenn Straub

A federal judge today put a temporary halt to the sale of Revel Casino, due to one-sided terms in the language of the contract. The sale of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City to developer Glenn Straub was supposed to be final on Monday afternoon. Glenn Straub, a Florida real estate developer and owner of […]

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