Archive for August, 2016

Malta Gaming Authority Exempts Daily Fantasy Sports from Its Gambling List
August 31st, 2016 By April Bergman

Malta Gaming Authority Exempts Daily Fantasy Sports from Its Gambling List

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) exempted daily fantasy sports from its list of gambling types. Instead, Malta decided to create a seperate skill-based gaming license, a category which daily fantasy sports fits under. The skill gaming license has a “light touch” on regulations, means it will be easier to license and cheaper in taxes. The […]

James Packer Sells His Controlling Share of Crown Resorts Ltd.
August 29th, 2016 By April Bergman

James Packer Sells His Controlling Share of Crown Resorts Ltd.

Australian billionaire James Packer sold 4.8% of his stake in Crown Resorts Ltd. over the weekend, which takes his share of Crown stocks to below half. The sell takes Packer’s share from 53% to 48%. The identity of the buyer nor the reason for the sale was elaborated upon. The sell was made by Consolidate […]

Philippine Department of Finance Wants PACGOR to End Its Role as Commercial Gaming Operator
August 24th, 2016 By April Bergman

Philippine Department of Finance Wants PACGOR to End Its Role as Commercial Gaming Operator

The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) wants PACGOR out of the commercial gambling industry. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or “PACGOR” is the gaming regulator in the Philippines, but it is also one of the biggest gaming operators. While several actions of the new Duterte Administration in the Philippines have elicited concerns on the […]

Gamblit and PikPok Partner to Turn “Into the Dead” into a Skill-Based Slot
August 22nd, 2016 By April Bergman

Gamblit and PikPok Partner to Turn “Into the Dead” into a Skill-Based Slot

Gamblit Gaming is working with PikPok to bring an “Into the Dead” slot machine to the Las Vegas and Atlantic City markets. Even more exciting, the game is expected to be a skill-based slot machine. Into the Dead is an Android and iOS mobile game designed by PikPok, a mobile game development studio based in […]

Caesars Entertainment Seeks a Casino License for Toronto Development
August 18th, 2016 By April Bergman

Caesars Entertainment Seeks a Casino License for Toronto Development

Caesars Entertainment is making a pitch for a casino development in Toronto. Caesars is one of six gaming operators vying for the Toronto license, which is not expected to be announced until next year. Despite being the largest single operator in the United States, the result of a decision by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming […]

Riviera Casino Tower to Be Demolished in Las Vegas on Tuesday Morning
August 15th, 2016 By April Bergman

Riviera Casino Tower to Be Demolished in Las Vegas on Tuesday Morning

On Tuesday, the final tower of the historic Riviera Hotel and Casino is planned for demolition. At 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the tower of the Riviera will be imploded. No designated viewing area has been set aside for the demolition. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is paying $42 million to have the […]

MGM Resorts Announces the MGM Cotai Casino Will Not Open until Q2 of 2017
August 12th, 2016 By April Bergman

MGM Resorts Announces the MGM Cotai Casino Will Not Open until Q2 of 2017

MGM Resorts announced it would push back the opening of its Cotai Peninsula casino until the second quarter of 2017. The decision to delay the opening of MGM Cotai is another blow for the recovery of Macau’s casino gambling industry. Macau is the only place in China where casino gambling is legal. At the moment, […]

Bovada Poker Is Bought by Ignition Casino, Players Have Until September 30 to Migrate Their Accounts
August 10th, 2016 By April Bergman

Bovada Poker Is Bought by Ignition Casino, Players Have Until September 30 to Migrate Their Accounts

Ignition Casino today announced its purchase of Bovada Poker for an undisclosed amount. Ignition Casino launched in March 2016 as a new US-facing online casino, while Bovada Poker is the third-largest poker site in the world. The remaining Bovada brands are expected to continue operations as before. Bovada Casino operates an online sportsbook and bingo […]

President Duterte Is Cracking Down on Online Gaming in the Philippines
August 8th, 2016 By April Bergman

President Duterte Is Cracking Down on Online Gaming in the Philippines

In the days since our last report on President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on gambling in the Philiippines, the new national leader has started to wage a war against online gambling in the country. CNN Philippines reported on Monday “the industry’s future is now in danger“. The same report indicated that Duterte’s punitive measures and arbitrary […]

PACGOR under Rodrigo Duterte’s Administration Suspends 124 Filipino Gaming Licenses
August 3rd, 2016 By April Bergman

PACGOR under Rodrigo Duterte’s Administration Suspends 124 Filipino Gaming Licenses

The new presidential administration of Rodrigo Duterte is making life difficult for online gambling operators in the Philippines. Under Duterte, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has pulled the licenses for 124 online gambling operators. PACGOR is the state-run regulatory body, which has the power to license or outlaw an interactive gaming operators in […]

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