Archive for January, 2019

Ugandan Officials Say No More Licenses for Foreign Gaming Sites
January 31st, 2019 By April Bergman

Ugandan Officials Say No More Licenses for Foreign Gaming Sites

Ugandan Junior Finance Minister David Bahati, while attending an event for President Yoweri Museveni, said his country has a gambling problem and its officials will no longer license gaming companies. Mr. Bahati suggested Uganda’s gambling problem is part of a growing trend in East Africa. Most Ugandans gamble using their mobile smartphones. Android sports betting […]

Only 3 Japanase Prefectures Apply for a Casino License
January 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

Only 3 Japanase Prefectures Apply for a Casino License

Japan’s casino development plan faces a twist when only three prefectures applied to be considered for casino development: Osaka Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture (pictured), and Nagasaki Prefecture. Japan has 47 prefectures, each of which has the right to bid on a casino license. Including suburbs of major cities like Tokyo and Osaka, Japan has 12 cities […]

New York Gaming Commission Backs Sports Betting Legalization
January 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

New York Gaming Commission Backs Sports Betting Legalization

The New York State Gaming Commission approved a 32-page set of proposed sports betting rules in a unanimous 7-0 vote on Monday. While the ruling does not have the force of law, it is considered a huge hurdle that has been cleared by proponents of New York sports betting. The commission approve a “Notice of […]

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect UK Gambling Operators?
January 28th, 2019 By April Bergman

How Would a Hard Brexit Affect UK Gambling Operators?

Now that the likelihood of a “hard” Brexit appears to much higher, UK-based gaming operators and bettors are wondering how a hard Brexit would affect the UK’s gambling industry. Gaming operators might face several consequences from a hard Brexit, though industry experts say the upheaval would be limited due to the UK’s strict regulations. Companies […]

Olympic Entertainment Sues Ukraine over 2009 Closure of Casinos
January 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Olympic Entertainment Sues Ukraine over 2009 Closure of Casinos

Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) filed a lawsuit against the Ukrainian government this week in response to its ban of gambling and closure of OEG’s casinos in the country. Olympic Entertainment, which is listed on the NASDAQ Baltic Market, is based in Estonia and has offices in Latvia and Lithuania. In 2009, the government of Ukraine […]

Namibia’s State-Run Gambling Halls Announce Record Revenues
January 26th, 2019 By April Bergman

Namibia’s State-Run Gambling Halls Announce Record Revenues

The African country of Namibia’s state-owned gambling halls generated $2.84 million in revenue in 2018, according to Romeo Muyunda, an official with the Ministry of Environment & Tourism. In 2017, Namibia’s state-run gambling operators generated $2.15 million, so 2018’s numbers represent a 32% increase year-to-year. Last year, the Gaming and Entertainment Control Bill (2018) transformed […]

William Hill Closes 900 Betting Shops in the United Kingdom
January 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

William Hill Closes 900 Betting Shops in the United Kingdom

William Hill plans to close up to 900 betting shops over the next 2 years, a move which could cost up to 4,500 jobs in the United Kingdom. William Hill said it is concerned about new UK gambling laws and tax rates, which come into effect on April 1 of this year. The biggest impact […]

Lawrence Ho Says Melco Resorts Sold Out for Lunar New Year
January 24th, 2019 By April Bergman

Lawrence Ho Says Melco Resorts Sold Out for Lunar New Year

Lawrence Ho, the chief executive of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said he expects to see growth in 2019 from the Macau casino industry. Mr. Ho said Macau’s casino operators are sold out already for the upcoming lunar new year holidays — the biggest holiday of the year. In remarks to discuss the 2019 fiscal year, […]

AGLC Wants to Launch Alberta Online Casino and Poker Site
January 23rd, 2019 By April Bergman

AGLC Wants to Launch Alberta Online Casino and Poker Site

Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis (AGLC) wants a role in the province’s online gambling action. Officials at Alberta’s gambling regulatory agency issued a request for proposals (RFP) for an experienced contractor to provide online gaming services on behalf of the government agency. The commission said it wants to provide Alberta citizens with a safe gaming […]

Corona Casino in Phu Quoc Allows Play from Vietnamese Gamblers
January 22nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Corona Casino in Phu Quoc Allows Play from Vietnamese Gamblers

The Corona Resort & Casino in Phu Quoc became the first Vietnamese land-based casino to have unrestricted gambling for local residents. For the past several decades, Vietnamese casinos have had legal gambling for foreign tourists, but not for domestic residents. For the past couple of years, Vietnam’s government has experimented with policies that allow high-income […]

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