Archive for June, 2017

PACGOR Revokes Resorts World Manila Casino License
June 28th, 2017 By April Bergman

PACGOR Revokes Resorts World Manila Casino License

Following the deadly arson attack on Resorts World Manila, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PACGOR) suspended the casino’s license. That decision is costing the Philippine government $277,000 a day in lost revenues. Andrea Domingo, the CEO of PACGOR, revealed the $277k figure to the Manila Bulletin newspaper as regulators began inspections of Resorts World […]

Crown Casino Employees Receive Sentences in China
June 26th, 2017 By April Bergman

Crown Casino Employees Receive Sentences in China

Updating last week’s story, Crown Resorts employees received sentences today from Chinese authorities. The sentences were handed down in a Shanghai court. All employees were convicted and sentenced to incarceration in Shanghai detention centers. Those convicted were given backdated sentences or time served, so most should be freed within the next month or two. Originally, […]

PokerStars and India’s Government Near Online Poker Deal
June 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

PokerStars and India’s Government Near Online Poker Deal

PokerStars plans to launched its online poker platform in India later in 2017. The world’s largest poker site currently is in the late stage of negotiations with the Indian government for legalization of its online poker operations. Raif Ashkenazi, the CEO of PokerStar’s parent company, Amaya, said his company wants to become the leading online […]

China Charges 18 Crown Employees with Illegal Gaming Ads
June 21st, 2017 By April Bergman

China Charges 18 Crown Employees with Illegal Gaming Ads

James Packer of Crown Limited said his company’s employees have been charged with crimes by Chinese officials. The charges stemmed from the arrest of 18 Crown employees and contractors by China in October 2016. In a statement last week, James Packer noted that every member of the staff detained in October have been charged with […]

$11 Billion Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Approved by ACT President
June 19th, 2017 By April Bergman

$11 Billion Tabcorp-Tatts Merger Approved by ACT President

The $11.3 billion Tabcorp-Tatts merger is all but a done deal. The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) gave its approval for the merger, which combined two of Australia’s largest gaming companies. ACT President John Middleston stipulated one condition on the merger: Tabcorp must sells Odyssey Gaming. Odyssey is Tab’s poker machine monitory business in Queensland. The […]

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight: Odds, Analysis, PPV
June 16th, 2017 By April Bergman

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight: Odds, Analysis, PPV

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor agreed to a 12-round boxing match to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26. Now that the long-speculated Mayweather-McGregor fight is a reality, it is interesting to look at the Las Vegas odds on the match. First, let us take a look at the details. The […]

British Columbia Police Raid Illegal Gambling Houses, Find Money Laundering Operations
June 13th, 2017 By April Bergman

British Columbia Police Raid Illegal Gambling Houses, Find Money Laundering Operations

Investigators in British Columbia arrested 9 people in a money laundering case this week. The money was laundered through a series of illegal gambling houses in the Canadian province. The CBN News British Columbia broadcast stated that the investigation began 13 months ago. Over that time, police investigated an alleged organized crime ring, which ran […]

WinStar World Casino Announces a Free-to-Play Simulated Casino Website from GameAccount Network (GAN)
June 9th, 2017 By April Bergman

WinStar World Casino Announces a Free-to-Play Simulated Casino Website from GameAccount Network (GAN)

GameAccount Network (GAN) and WinStar World Casino announced a partnership this week to launch a free-to-play WinStar gaming site. GAN offers B2B service to real money online casinos, but also supports free-play social gaming and simulated gaming. Real money online casinos are illegal in Oklahoma, the home state of WinStar World Casino. Still, as the […]

Australian Pokies Study Shows Gender Differences in Problem Gamblers
June 7th, 2017 By April Bergman

Australian Pokies Study Shows Gender Differences in Problem Gamblers

Men and women react differently to gambling addiction, according to a study just published this month by researchers at three Australian institutions. The Aussie behavioral study, which was published in the Journal of Gambling Studies, noted that the two genders handle distress much differently. Anna Thomas of the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) says that […]

Schleswig-Holstein Plans to Defy the 2017 German State Treaty on Gambling
June 5th, 2017 By April Bergman

Schleswig-Holstein Plans to Defy the 2017 German State Treaty on Gambling

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein said it plans to ignore the State Treaty on Gambling that the German federal government enacted in March. Schleswig-Holstein has a new coalition government making decisions at the state level. This is not the first time that the tiny state, found on Germany’s border with Denmark, has clashed with the […]

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