Archive for March, 2019

Hainan’s Deputy Governor Denies Plans for Gambling, Horse Racing
March 31st, 2019 By April Bergman

Hainan’s Deputy Governor Denies Plans for Gambling, Horse Racing

Hainan Island’s deputy governor said his province would neither develop horse racing nor gambling this year. Mao Chaofeng made the remarks before he set off for Beijing, where he is designated to serve as Hainan’s delegate to the annual parlimentary session of the National People’s congress. In his comments, Mao Chaofeng reiterated that Hainan’s proposed […]

Kosovo Bans Betting Shops for 10 Years after 2 Gambling-Related Murders
March 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

Kosovo Bans Betting Shops for 10 Years after 2 Gambling-Related Murders

After two casino staff members were murdered in two separate incidents in the past week, the Republic of Kosovo banned all gambling in the country of the next ten years. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said only a state-controlled lottery would be allowed to operate in the coming years. Kosovo is a tiny nation of 1.8 […]

Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Approves Japanese Casino Regulations
March 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet Approves Japanese Casino Regulations

The government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ratified the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill this week, the final hurdle to Japan developing three commercial casinos for the first time. The Fourth Abe Cabinet, a 24-member group, ratified the casino bill. It is a big step forward and one which took a certain amount of political […]

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Changes Position on Sports Betting
March 28th, 2019 By April Bergman

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Changes Position on Sports Betting

In the past 7 years, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has done a 180-turn on the subject of sports betting. That fact became apparent this week when Bettman attended the American Gaming Association’s sports betting conference at the MGM National Harbor. When asked about his former anti-sports gambling position, Gary Bettman drews laughs when he replied, […]

MGM Resorts Partners with Orix, Focuses on Osaka Casino License
March 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

MGM Resorts Partners with Orix, Focuses on Osaka Casino License

MGM Resorts International plans to pursue an Osaka casino license in this year’s battle for one of three casinos licenses from the Japanese government. Osaka is the largest Japanese prefecture to seek a casino license. Longtime MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said during a recent earnings report, “We just recently opened up an office in […]

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Wants to Legalize Sports Betting in Canada
March 26th, 2019 By April Bergman

Ontario Premier Doug Ford Wants to Legalize Sports Betting in Canada

Ontario Premier Doug Ford wants to modernize the gambling laws of his province, especially in the wake of liberalization of sports betting in the United States. Doug Ford (pictured: right) says he wants to make it legal for Canadian gambling sites to take sports bets, much like their American counterparts can. In the opinion of […]

Brazil Hotel Operators Want the Right to Apply for Casino Licenses
March 25th, 2019 By April Bergman

Brazil Hotel Operators Want the Right to Apply for Casino Licenses

Brazilian hotel executives want to be included in licensing applications for land-based casinos and it appears Brazil’s government approves of the idea. Previously, lawmaker Paulo Azi submitted a bill to develop 32 new casinos throughout the country. For such a plan to come to fruition, 81 Brazilian senators and President Jair Bolsonaro need to approve […]

Jockey Club Opens Conghua Racecourse, a First in Mainland China
March 24th, 2019 By April Bergman

Jockey Club Opens Conghua Racecourse, a First in Mainland China

The Jockey Club held a five-race card at Conghua Racecourse on Saturday, which chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges characterized as a big success. The horse races were the Jockey Club’s first official meeting in mainland China. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of the oldest institutions in modern China. It was founded in 1884 during […]

Portugual Forms Panel to Review Online Gambling Tax Rates
March 23rd, 2019 By April Bergman

Portugual Forms Panel to Review Online Gambling Tax Rates

Government officials in Portugual are reconsidering the country’s huge online gambling tax in an effort to spur more foreign investment in the country’s iGaming industry. Portugual appointed a 6-member panel to study the country’s gambling taxes and make recommendations on changes, if needed. The panel members are drawn from the country’s gambling regulator, Servico de […]

Phil Ivey Files Argument in Borgata Appeals Case
March 22nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Phil Ivey Files Argument in Borgata Appeals Case

Phil Ivey’s lawyer, Louis Barbone, filed a legal brief in the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia which suggested players should be able to “flip the odds” on the house at times. Louis Barbone filed the brief as part of Phil Ivey’s appeal in the Borgata lawsuit over edge-sorting. In the document, Barbone […]

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