Archive for July, 2018

Melco Resorts Opens Macau Estadium at Studio City
July 31st, 2018 By April Bergman

Melco Resorts Opens Macau Estadium at Studio City

Melco Resorts & Entertainment opened its first eSports venue today, Macau Estadium. The eSports stadium is located in Studio City, Melco’s latest casino-resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The Macau Estadium is the first eSports venue in Macau. Lawrence Ho hoped the stadium brings in a new generation to Macau. Melco, like other top […]

Goa Residents to Be Barred from Indian State’s 15 Casinos
July 30th, 2018 By April Bergman

Goa Residents to Be Barred from Indian State’s 15 Casinos

To keep their state’s casinos legal, residents of Goa might be banned from entering those same casinos. That’s what Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. At present, Goa has 15 casinos, including 9 at 5-star hotel resorts and 6 riverboat casinos located on the Mandovi River. Manohar Parrikar said the new regulations could be […]

DraftKings’ Jeffrey Haas Calls for Social Gaming Regulation
July 29th, 2018 By April Bergman

DraftKings’ Jeffrey Haas Calls for Social Gaming Regulation

DraftKings’ Chief International Officer Jeffrey Haas called for more regulation of social gaming. Haas said that the current lack of regulation is “preposterous” and believes it reflects badly on the gaming industry. The DraftKings CIO spoke at a time that a wave of US lawsuits threaten the social gaming industry in America. Big Fish Gaming, […]

British Bookmakers Receive £1 Billion Tax Rebate on FOBTs
July 28th, 2018 By April Bergman

British Bookmakers Receive £1 Billion Tax Rebate on FOBTs

British bookmakers stand to receive a £1 billion tax rebate after a UK court ruled that the gaming operators had been charged too much value-added taxes (VAT) on revenue from fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The case was filed by longtime British bookmaker Betfred against HM Revenue & Customs. The court victory is a major boon […]

Michael Higgins Wants Gambling Ad Ban on Sports Broadcasts
July 27th, 2018 By April Bergman

Michael Higgins Wants Gambling Ad Ban on Sports Broadcasts

Irish President Michael Higgins said he would like to see a blanket ban on the promotion of online betting sites during sports broadcasts. Higgins’ comments came during an interview on Sunday Sports, a program on RGT Radio 1. The president of Ireland had been asked about several high-profile cases of Irish athletes who fell into […]

Pachinko Parlors Led to Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws
July 26th, 2018 By April Bergman

Pachinko Parlors Led to Restrictive Japanese Casino Laws

Here’s a quick question: which country’s people spend more on gaming machines than any other country in the world? You might be tempted to say the United States spends the most on gaming machines, because of its huge slot machine industry. Informed readers might think of Australia, because Aussies spend more per capita on poker […]

William Hill Is Focusing on US Market by Necessity
July 25th, 2018 By April Bergman

William Hill Is Focusing on US Market by Necessity

William Hill Plc’s continuing UK troubles make its investment in U.S. sportsbetting more important than ever. William Hill’s bookmaker shares declined 11% after a report gave worse-than-expected revenue figures for the British market. That drop in share prices is made more remarkable by the fact that William Hill USA’s prospects are looking better than ever. […]

Sheldon Adelson Wants to Build a North Korean Casino
July 24th, 2018 By April Bergman

Sheldon Adelson Wants to Build a North Korean Casino

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s historic summit in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un last month, reports have surfaced that Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a North Korean casino. According to a recent report in New York Mag, Adelson, a friend of Trump’s made reference to the […]

Playtech Signs Mexican SSBT Deal with Corporacion Caliente
July 23rd, 2018 By April Bergman

Playtech Signs Mexican SSBT Deal with Corporacion Caliente

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) signed a deal this week with Corporacion Caliente, so Playtech soon will be expanded into Mexico’s gaming sector. Playtech will install self-service betting terminals (SSBT) in Corporacion Caliente establishments throughout Mexico. SSBTs are a growing part of the Mexican gambling industry. The gaming machines look a lot like electronic roulette machines, […]

World Poker Tour Plans Events for Vietnam and India
July 22nd, 2018 By April Bergman

World Poker Tour Plans Events for Vietnam and India

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has plans for tournaments in Vietnam and India later this year. Both WPT Asia tournaments are expected to have huge payouts to poker players and tournament organizers. The WPT has planned a full slate of tournaments throughout September, when the tour stops in Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. In November, […]

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