Archive for August, 2017

CrownBet Launches CrownLotto, a Lottery-Themed Website
August 31st, 2017 By April Bergman

CrownBet Launches CrownLotto, a Lottery-Themed Website

CrownBet, the online sports betting division of Crown Resorts Limited, will offer CrownLotto, which gives gamblers a chance to bet on the lottery. CrownBet allows punters to wager as if they were betting on a sporting event, instead of buying lotto tickets. In doing so, Crown Resorts is following the lead forged by William Hill’s […]

Primorski Krai Officials Plan 3 New Russian Casinos
August 29th, 2017 By April Bergman

Primorski Krai Officials Plan 3 New Russian Casinos

The Primorsky Krai Development Corporation plans to auction three parcels of land earmarked for integrated casino-resort developers in the Russian Far East. The Russian state-owned development corporation said it has received interest from international and domestic casino companies. Andrey Folomeev, the Primorsky Krai Development Corporation’s General Director, said that the initial auction date of August […]

Macau Casinos Shut Down Due to Typhoon Hato Power Outages
August 26th, 2017 By April Bergman

Macau Casinos Shut Down Due to Typhoon Hato Power Outages

Macau’s casino industry is being affected by the damage caused by Typhoon Hato. Hurricane force winds from the typhoon swept through the area at 124 miles per hour (200 kph). Typhoon Hato caught Macau officials by surprise, meaning tourists and casino operators had little prior warning of the natural disaster. Already, Fong Soi-kun, director of […]

New Jersey Passes a Daily Fantasy Sports Bill
August 25th, 2017 By April Bergman

New Jersey Passes a Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a daily fantasy sports bill into law on Thursday. The bill regulates and taxes one-day fantasy sports sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. The law was passed after months of speculation. Some expected New Jersey to wait until its sports gambling case before the U.S. Supreme Court is decided before […]

PACGOR Approves PhilWeb Corp’s Electronic Gaming Operations Again
August 23rd, 2017 By April Bergman

PACGOR Approves PhilWeb Corp’s Electronic Gaming Operations Again

PhilWeb Corp is approved to offer electronic gaming in the Philippines once again. The Philippine government’s approval came almost a year to the day when PhilWeb gaming license was removed. PhilWeb was forced to suspend operations by PACGOR in August 2016, after its license expired. At the time, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had been in […]

Jackpot Blitz Virtual Poker Software Could Replace Card Dealers
August 22nd, 2017 By April Bergman

Jackpot Blitz Virtual Poker Software Could Replace Card Dealers

Jackpot Digital, a Vancouver company, has developed electronic poker dealer software that could revolutionize the industry. Jackpot Blitz, the company’s brand name for poker tables with virtual cards, could provide card players with dealers they do not need to tip. Already, the company has a deal with Carnival Cruise Lines. The next step is to […]

Federal Group Wants Tax Relief for Pokies Concessions
August 21st, 2017 By April Bergman

Federal Group Wants Tax Relief for Pokies Concessions

The Federal Group wants the Tasmanian government to give its two casinos a tax cut in exchange for concessions to pubs and clubs over poker machines. Federal Group’s 44-year old monopoly over pokies is being challenged, as some lawmakers want the group to hand over ownership of pokies to Tasmanian pubs and clubs. Between its […]

China Cracks Down on Overseas Gambling Investments
August 18th, 2017 By April Bergman

China Cracks Down on Overseas Gambling Investments

The Chinese government has stepped up a crackdown on overseas investments in football teams, hotels, gambling operations, and other high-profile acquisitions. Two particular industries are being targeted: gambling and the international sex trade. China’s cabinet released new rules for international acquisitions on Friday, signaling the first time such policies have been instituted. The government wants […]

Japansese Casinos Impose Traditional 20-Year Old Age Limit
August 16th, 2017 By April Bergman

Japansese Casinos Impose Traditional 20-Year Old Age Limit

The Japanese National Diet plans to retain 20 as the age of adulthood for casino gamblers. Japan’s lawmaking institution is in the midst of reclassifying the age of adulthood in a variety of other areas, accoring to The Japan Times. At the moment, Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is backing a bill that would give 18-year […]

NSW Denied Trump Casino License Due to Alleged Mob Ties
August 15th, 2017 By April Bergman

NSW Denied Trump Casino License Due to Alleged Mob Ties

Thirty years ago, the government of New South Wales (NSW) denied US President Donald Trump’s casino application, due to his “dangerous” alleged “mafia connections”. Trump’s blocked casino application came to light in a report in The Australian publication this week. The NSW government did not make its concerns about Trump’s mob ties known at the […]

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