Archive for May, 2015

Australia’s Donaco International Plans a $360 Million Casino for Cambodia
May 30th, 2015 By April Bergman

Australia’s Donaco International Plans a $360 Million Casino for Cambodia

Donaco International, an Australia-based gaming company, plans to build a $360 million casino in the Poipet region of Cambodia. The casino will be situated to attract Thai customers from the countries southeastern regions, as well as the financial hub of Bangkok. The casino’s name is expected to be Star Vegas. The Australia-based gaming company was […]

Canadian Senate Reconsidering Bill C-290 to Legalize Single-Event Sports Betting
May 27th, 2015 By April Bergman

Canadian Senate Reconsidering Bill C-290 to Legalize Single-Event Sports Betting

The Canadian Senate soon will consider a bill which would change the sports gambling laws at the national level. Proponents of expanded sports betting want to approve such a bill before the upcoming federal election, when the calculations for getting legislation approved are certain to change. If the new law were passed, the old 3-match […]

Rafael Nadal Is No Longer the Overwhelming Betting Favorite to the Win French Open
May 25th, 2015 By April Bergman

Rafael Nadal Is No Longer the Overwhelming Betting Favorite to the Win French Open

When looking at the odds for the 2015 French Open, the tournament has the most intrigue it has had in the past 10 years. The reason is the seeming vulnerability of Rafael Nadal, who has won 9 of the past 10 French Open tournaments No men’s tennis player has ever dominated a single major tournament […]

French Organizations’ Gaming Study Shows Underage Gambling Is on the Rise in France
May 22nd, 2015 By April Bergman

French Organizations’ Gaming Study Shows Underage Gambling Is on the Rise in France

Two French regulatory agencies partnered on a study of underage gambling in the country recently. The French Games Observatory (ODJ) and the French Monitorgin Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction study the gaming habits of the country’s inhabitants, including the underage and adult demographics. The results of that research indicate a widespread habits among youths, […]

Zimbabwe Is No Longer Approving Betting Licenses Due to Surge in Sports Betting
May 20th, 2015 By April Bergman

Zimbabwe Is No Longer Approving Betting Licenses Due to Surge in Sports Betting

Zimbabwe is no longer approving betting licenses in the attempt it can limit a recent surge of sports betting and lottery gaming. Ziyambi Ziyambi, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs spoke in an interview with Bloomburg that the southern Africa nation needs to gets it gambling problem under control. “People Are Gambling Everywhere” Mr. Ziyambi […]

AGA President Speaks at Tokyo Conference to Japanese Lawmakers Considering Casino Bill
May 18th, 2015 By April Bergman

AGA President Speaks at Tokyo Conference to Japanese Lawmakers Considering Casino Bill

The American Gaming Association sent representatives to Tokyo, Japan this week to answer questions on problem gambling. The AGA representatives acted as casino gambling advocates three weeks after a key casino gambling bill was reintroduced to the Japanese parliament for consideration. Japanese lawmakers expect to debate the bill in August 2015, then take a final […]

Zochwell Group Prepares to Build $1.2 Billion Casino on Salon Island in Myanmar
May 16th, 2015 By April Bergman

Zochwell Group Prepares to Build $1.2 Billion Casino on Salon Island in Myanmar

The Zochwell Group, a corporation out of Singapore, is set to build a $1.2 billion casino resort on Salon Island in Myanmar. The resort, which is expected to sit on the Myeik Archipelago, will feature a casino, several luxury hotels, a high-end marina for non-gaming tourists, and a theme park. The Myanmar Times said that […]

A Vietnamese Illegal Online Gambling Trial with 59 Defendants Began This Week
May 13th, 2015 By April Bergman

A Vietnamese Illegal Online Gambling Trial with 59 Defendants Began This Week

Vietnam was the scene of a trial this week involving 59 people accused of running an illegal international online gambling ring. The trial began on Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Chinese news agency, Xinhua. The trial is follow-up to a record gambling investigation for the authorities of Vietnam. In all, 12,000 […]

China’s Second Most Wanted Fugitive Gambled Millions in Macau Casinos
May 11th, 2015 By April Bergman

China’s Second Most Wanted Fugitive Gambled Millions in Macau Casinos

The man who occupied the second spot on China’s “100 Most Wanted Economic Fugitives” list was repatriated to China on Saturday. Details indicate that Li Huabo, who fled the country for Singapore in January 2011, used much of the money he embezzled for VIP gambling trips to Macau. Li Huabo served as a financial official […]

Resorts World Sentosa at the Center of Solomon Islands Dolphin Controversy
May 8th, 2015 By April Bergman

Resorts World Sentosa at the Center of Solomon Islands Dolphin Controversy

Animal welfare group ACRES has renewed attempts to have dozens of bottlenose dolphins released by one of Singapore’s two mega-casino, Resorts World Sentosa. Recently, four of the dolphins died while in captivity and the Singapore-based ACRES says that more of the aquatic mammals are likely to die in the near-future, if Resorts World Sentosa’s owners […]

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