Archive for July, 2017

Japan Casino Plans Could Falter in Legislative Phase
July 30th, 2017 By April Bergman

Japan Casino Plans Could Falter in Legislative Phase

Japanese resorts with casinos might be in danger. Depending on decisions Japan’s lawmakers will make in the next few months, the casino laws might be too restrictive for a healthy gaming industry. In December 2016, the Japanese Diet approved the casino IR bill. It was a broad approval, which stated that the legislature would spend […]

Paddy Power’s 2017 Trump Impeachment Odds Are a Sucker Bet
July 28th, 2017 By April Bergman

Paddy Power’s 2017 Trump Impeachment Odds Are a Sucker Bet

Paddy Power’s betting odds on US President Donald Trump impeachment continue to lower. The latest odds at the Irish bookmaker have Donald Trumpa at 2/1 to be impeached in the calendar year of 2017. The odds for 2018 impeachment now sit at 11/2, while Trump impeachment odds for 2019 are 18/1. If you want to […]

Macau Junket Operators’ Leader Calls for More Regulations
July 27th, 2017 By April Bergman

Macau Junket Operators’ Leader Calls for More Regulations

Kwok Chi Chung, the head of a Macau junket operator trade organization, said the government should increase oversight of his industry. Junket operators shuttle Chinese high rollers from the mainland to Macau’s 30 brick-and-mortar casinos. The trade association’s president said that the deposit needed to obtain a junket operator is too low. To acquire a […]

Phil Ivey, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Make Poker Hall of Fame
July 26th, 2017 By April Bergman

Phil Ivey, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Make Poker Hall of Fame

The Poker Hall of Fame chose Phil Ivey and David “Devilfish” Ulliott for membership this year. The vote came during a break in the action at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. The induction ceremony for Ivey and Ulliott happens later this year. Like previous inductees, Phil Ivey will give a speech on […]

US Casino Developers Want to Build Casinos in Brazil
July 24th, 2017 By April Bergman

US Casino Developers Want to Build Casinos in Brazil

Brazil is the new trendy spot where major casino companies are focusing their attentions. Japan receives a lot of attention, but Japanese lawmakers are considering policies that could quell a lot of the enthusiasm by top companies. Recently, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands Corp each confirmed they were looking at Brazil as a possible […]

Philippine Police Arrest 45 in Solaire Casino Kidnapping
July 20th, 2017 By April Bergman

Philippine Police Arrest 45 in Solaire Casino Kidnapping

Phillipine police arrested 45 foreigners on charges of kidnapping on Thursday. The group allegedly kidnapped a 48-year old Singaporean woman from the Solaire Casino in Manila. They group took the woman to a hotel room in Panay City. When someone saw her feet dangling from the balcony of the hotel room, their report of her […]

Slovakia Puts 888, Bwin, William Hill, Bet365 on Blacklist
July 19th, 2017 By April Bergman

Slovakia Puts 888, Bwin, William Hill, Bet365 on Blacklist

Slovakia announced a online sportsbetting blacklist today, which includes some of the most famous online gambling companies in the world. The blacklist comes one year after Slovakia announced licensed online gambling. The announcement comes at a time when Slovakian officials are cracking down on most forms of online and offline gambling. Two months ago, the […]

Japanese Casino Law Could Undercut Foreign Investments
July 17th, 2017 By April Bergman

Japanese Casino Law Could Undercut Foreign Investments

Japan’s brick-and-mortar casino industry might be hamstrung before it gets started, if reformist lawmakers get their way. After the Japanese Diet approved licensed casino development last year, a host of add-on policies might undermine foreign investment in the new industry. When the parliament approved casinos in December 2016, global financial analysts estimated the Japanese casino […]

Australia Might Legalize Skill-Based Pokies for Millennials
July 16th, 2017 By April Bergman

Australia Might Legalize Skill-Based Pokies for Millennials

Australian gambling regulators are investigating whether they should legalize skill-based poker machines. In the United States, state gaming commissions in Nevada and New Jersey have legalized such games, which introduce an element of skill into slot machines, which usually are pure games of chance. The move is designed to appeal to millennial gamblers, who do […]

Calvin Ayre Settles Bodog Case with U.S. Government
July 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

Calvin Ayre Settles Bodog Case with U.S. Government

The United States Justice Department dropped all charges against Calvin Ayre, the founder of the Bodog brand in 1994. A U.S. federal grand jury charged Calvin Ayre with conducting and illegal gambling business and laundering money in 2012. The Baltimore-based Federal Judge, Catherine Blake, dropped all felony charges against Calvin Ayre and his site, Bodog, […]

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