Archive for 2019

MGM Resorts Receives 2022 Extension to Macau Casino License
March 18th, 2019 By April Bergman

MGM Resorts Receives 2022 Extension to Macau Casino License

MGM Resorts received an extension to its Macau casino gambling license through June 2022 by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) of Macau. The additional 25-month extension of MGM Resorts’ gaming license is a huge signal that the Las Vegas casino company will operate in Macau throughout the 2020’s. Previously, MGM Resorts’ license was […]

Wakayama Welcomes Executives from Four Global Casino Groups
March 17th, 2019 By April Bergman

Wakayama Welcomes Executives from Four Global Casino Groups

The impending implementation of a Japanese integrated resort bill has led to increasing activity among planners and potential license holders in Japan’s outlying prefectures. In February, officials from the Wakayama Prefecture hosted an IR forum for over 300 people associated with casino resorts. Osaka-based marketing company, Hogo, organized the event in unison with the Wakayama […]

EGBA’s Maarten Haijer Calls on EU to Standardize Gambling Laws
March 16th, 2019 By April Bergman

EGBA’s Maarten Haijer Calls on EU to Standardize Gambling Laws

Maarten Haijer of the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) called on the European Union to standardize gambing regulations among all 28 member states. EGBA’s secretary general said EU regulations would lead to better management of gambling services and create “more effective cross-border online gaming platform management” among the various nations. Citing a recent study […]

Clinic Warns MGM Springfield Could Harm Local Gamblers
March 15th, 2019 By April Bergman

Clinic Warns MGM Springfield Could Harm Local Gamblers

Crystal Aviles Del Valle, a therapist at the Gandara Center mental health clinic in Springfield, described to New England Public Radio (NEPR) a stark rise in problem gambling among her patients. According to NEPR, Aviles Del Valle’s anecdotal evidence is but one sign of an alarming uptick in compulsive gambling among Western Massachusetts residents. The […]

Baden-Wurttemberg Sends DFB Warning on Bwin Sponsorships
March 13th, 2019 By April Bergman

Baden-Wurttemberg Sends DFB Warning on Bwin Sponsorships

The Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Wurttemberg, in unison with other German states, sent a warning letter to the German Football Association (DFB) about its gambling-related partnerships. The DFB signed multi-million dollar advertising partnerships with sports betting-related companies, including Bwin. Bwin signed a sponsorship deal with FC Cologne in August 2018 which is supposed to […]

Ex-Las Vegas Casino Executive Charged in College Admissions Case
March 12th, 2019 By April Bergman

Ex-Las Vegas Casino Executive Charged in College Admissions Case

Gamal Aziz, a former executive at MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts, was one of the 44 parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The scheme involved illegal payments by wealthy parents, including executives and Hollywood actresses, to athletic department officials to help their children receive special admissions into top-ranked colleges. Gamal Aziz became […]

Rutgers Releases Study on Problem Gambling and Cryptocurrency
March 11th, 2019 By April Bergman

Rutgers Releases Study on Problem Gambling and Cryptocurrency

The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Center for Gambling Studies conducted research on correlations between problem gambling and the frequent trading of cryptocurrencies. The report appears in the latest edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors. The study, which was led by Rutgers-New Brunswick’s School of Social Work, is the first to study cryptocurrency trading among regular gamblers. […]

Paddy Power-Betfair Changes Its Name to Flutter Entertainment
March 10th, 2019 By April Bergman

Paddy Power-Betfair Changes Its Name to Flutter Entertainment

Paddy Power-Betfair is changing its name to Flutter Entertainment to reflect its “increasing diversity”. The company is shifting away from the UK market to focus on US sports betting, so Paddy Power-Betfair’s US-focused divisions (FanDuel, TVG, TVG2) have taken on a greater weight in recent months. Paddy Power-Betfair’s press release to announce the name change […]

Norway Blocks Bettson, Kindred Group, Cherry’s Co-Gaming Group
March 9th, 2019 By April Bergman

Norway Blocks Bettson, Kindred Group, Cherry’s Co-Gaming Group

The Norwegian Gaming Authority (Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet) has warned six online gambling companies based in Malta to stop accepting play from Norwegian players, which it deems illegal. The Gaming Authority also has ordered domestic banks to block all payments between Norwegian residents and those six online gaming sites. Currently, Norway allows its residents to play legally […]

Massachusetts Treasurer Supports Online Lottery Ticket Sales
March 8th, 2019 By April Bergman

Massachusetts Treasurer Supports Online Lottery Ticket Sales

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg called on the commonwealth’s lawmakers to pass online lottery sales legislation. Goldberg said online lottery sales would modernize the state’s lotto industry, while also tapping hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues every year. In her remarks, the Massachusetts state treasurer said that “sports betting will happen this session.” In those […]

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