Archive for February, 2019

Wynn Resorts Receives Record $20 Million Fine in Nevada Gaming Probe
February 28th, 2019 By April Bergman

Wynn Resorts Receives Record $20 Million Fine in Nevada Gaming Probe

The Nevada Gaming Commission fined Wynn Resorts $20 million for failing to investigate claims against its former chief executive, Steve Wynn. It is the largest fine ever assessed by Nevada gaming regulators. Wynn Resorts will keep its license to operate casinos in Nevada, which is the key takeaway for Wynn shareholders. The company, which owns […]

Marina Bay Sands is the World’s Most Profitable Casino
February 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Marina Bay Sands is the World’s Most Profitable Casino

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands was named the world’s most profitable casino recently, but Motley Fool’s Travis Hoium predicted the Las Vegas Sands casino’s best days might be behind it. Hoium claimed business is starting to slow down at Marina Bay, which opened in 2010 and cost $8 billion to develop. Las Vegas Sands derives a […]

Republic of Latvia Adds 20 Illegal Gaming Sites to Its Blacklist
February 26th, 2019 By April Bergman

Republic of Latvia Adds 20 Illegal Gaming Sites to Its Blacklist

The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia (IAUI) added 20 more gaming sites to its blacklist. The IAUI blocked access to all twenty illegal gambling sites. The IAUI updated the list of banned sites on its official website, bringing the total number of blacklisted sites to 1548. The twenty banned sites, […]

Bangladeshi Regulators Call for ISPs to Block Online Casinos
February 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

Bangladeshi Regulators Call for ISPs to Block Online Casinos

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) asked all the Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunications departments in the country to block online gambling websites in the country. The head of the BTRC is thought to have received instructions from the Bengladeshi government to block online gambling. An official with the BTRC said their agency has […]

Hellenic Gaming Commission Solicits Hellinikon Project Applicants
February 24th, 2019 By April Bergman

Hellenic Gaming Commission Solicits Hellinikon Project Applicants

The Hellenic Gaming Commission called for casino companies to submit tenders for a 30-year license to operate the €8 billion Hellinikon mega-resort. The call by the HGC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on Friday. The deadline to submit licenses to the Hellenic Gaming Commission is until 11 am GMT+2 on […]

How Casinos Should Market to Millennial and Gen X Players
February 23rd, 2019 By April Bergman

How Casinos Should Market to Millennial and Gen X Players

During the recent Western Indian Gaming Conference at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, a panel discussion was held on how to convince more millennial and Gen X gamblers to play slot machines. The panel members discussed five different strategies for spiking interest from the latest generations of gamblers. The panel discussed tactics like changing the gaming […]

Sands Cotai Central is the Scene of Grisly Murder
February 22nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Sands Cotai Central is the Scene of Grisly Murder

Macau’s Judiciary Police are investigating the murder of a man on the grounds of the Sands Cotai casino. The murder took place at the Conrad Macao at Sands Cotai Central, a hotel on the grounds of the LVS China’s resort. The Judiciary Police have not released the name of the man murdered. All that is […]

Crown Shares Decline after Disappointing 2018 Revenue Report
February 21st, 2019 By April Bergman

Crown Shares Decline after Disappointing 2018 Revenue Report

Crown Resorts’ 2018 revenues report sent company shares plummeting this week, due to a weak play from the Chinese VIP sector. Crown Resorts is the top casino company in Australia, but has faced troubles in the past few years. Net profits for Crown in the final six months of 2018 were US$139.2 million, which represented […]

Netherlands Senate Approves Online Sportsbooks, Casinos
February 20th, 2019 By April Bergman

Netherlands Senate Approves Online Sportsbooks, Casinos

The Netherlands Senate voted to legalize online gambling, clearing the way for Dutch and foreign firms to apply for gaming licenses. Both houses of the Dutch States General have approved the measure, because the House of Representatives passed the online gambling bill in 2014. The Dutch government must submit secondary legislation to the European Commission […]

Sochi Casinos Boast 11% Growth in Foreign Tourism in 2018
February 19th, 2019 By April Bergman

Sochi Casinos Boast 11% Growth in Foreign Tourism in 2018

Sochi wants to take its place alongside Macau, Las Vegas, and Monaco as a premier casino destination spot in the coming years. That is the message that Dmitry Anfinogenov, a spokesman for the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone in Russia, has for the world. Krasnaya Polyana is one of four special gambling zones in the Russian […]

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