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Michael Sullivan No Longer William Hill Australia CEO, Ralph Topping Set to Leave
May 21st, 2014 By April Bergman

Michael Sullivan No Longer William Hill Australia CEO, Ralph Topping Set to Leave

William Hill Australia is undergoing a significant reshuffle. Both the chief executive officer, Michael Sullivan, and chief operating officer have left the Aussie manifestation of the UK gaming giant in the past few weeks. The management change is seen as part of a wider reshuffling at William Hill’s subsidiaries around the globe. Michael Sullivan Profile […]

Controversial UK Gambling Bill Set for Final Vote in the House of Commons
May 20th, 2014 By April Bergman

Controversial UK Gambling Bill Set for Final Vote in the House of Commons

Three related taxes on gambling revenues are making business difficult for gaming operators in the British market. Two of the levies were applied in March 2014, but the largest and most far-ranging of the three taxes has yet to go into effect. On December 1, 2014, the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill will be […]

Japan May Not Pass Casino Gaming Law before Legislative Session Ends
May 18th, 2014 By April Bergman

Japan May Not Pass Casino Gaming Law before Legislative Session Ends

The Japanese Parliament might not vote on the much-anticipated casino gambling bill observers have been expecting. For months, gaming industry experts have said that Japan’s lawmakers would pass a “study bill” before the session ends on June 22. The study bill would set the legal framework for casino betting in Japan. At the Japan Gaming […]

Singapore’s $6 Billion in 2013 Gambling Revenues Still Trails Las Vegas
May 15th, 2014 By April Bergman

Singapore’s $6 Billion in 2013 Gambling Revenues Still Trails Las Vegas

Singapore recently released revenue figures for the 2013 fiscal year. The yearly figures showed winnings in excess of $6 billion, a 3.8% increase over the 2012 numbers. Singapore remains behind Las Vegas in total yearly gaming revenues, though both cities are behind Macau in terms of gaming revenues and profits. Singapore two casinos produced $6.077 […]

Neil Bluhm and Sheldon Adelson Invest in Potential Japanese Casino Developments
May 14th, 2014 By April Bergman

Neil Bluhm and Sheldon Adelson Invest in Potential Japanese Casino Developments

Two American billionaires are positioning themselves to receive a first-mover advantage in the nascent Japanese casino industry. Japan’s parliament has yet to legalize casino gambling, but gaming experts sense that new laws will be passed in the near future to make casinos possible. In anticipation of new legislation, gaming companies from several countries are preparing […]

UnionPay Announces Crackdown on Online Gambling Transactions in China
May 11th, 2014 By April Bergman

UnionPay Announces Crackdown on Online Gambling Transactions in China

UnionPay is the only Chinese bank-card network operating in China. On Friday, the company announced it would look into money laundering and capital flight “in and around the booming casinos” of Macau. The money laundered in “cloaked gambling revenue” is estimated to be in the $90 billion range. UnionPay says their bank cards are being […]

Crown Limited Received Approval for Casino at Its Sri Lanka Hotel
May 8th, 2014 By April Bergman

Crown Limited Received Approval for Casino at Its Sri Lanka Hotel

Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd received approvalon Friday to build a $400 million integrated resort-casino in Sri Lanka. When the project is complete, the Crown Colombo Hotel & Casino will become one of the most recognizable landmarks in Colombo. It was not a sure thing the casino would be built. The projected development had received significant […]

Nine Alleged Illegal Gaming Operators Arrested by Honolulu Authorities
May 7th, 2014 By April Bergman

Nine Alleged Illegal Gaming Operators Arrested by Honolulu Authorities

Oahu police have charged 9 people with owning or operating illegal gaming operations in the past couple of weeks. Meanwhile, a Hawaiian grand jury indicted all 9 people on a combined 414 counts. Those involved in the case claimed they believed the arcade style gaming machines they used were legal, but a federal court judge […]

New York Raceway Supporters Criticize Orange County, NJ Suit Reaches Supreme Court
May 4th, 2014 By April Bergman

New York Raceway Supporters Criticize Orange County, NJ Suit Reaches Supreme Court

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is the latest New Yorker who thinks a casino in Orange County would be bad for casino industry growth in the rest of the state. Mike Spano says he is not necessarily concerned about their racetrack being put out of business. The real danger is about growing revenues and offering visitors […]

Sheldon Adelson Adds Two Newspapers to His Israeli Media Investments
May 2nd, 2014 By April Bergman

Sheldon Adelson Adds Two Newspapers to His Israeli Media Investments

Sheldon Adelson continued his expansion into the Israeli media market this week, as he bought two more news outlets. Israel’s antitrust authority had been reviewing his proposed purchases and gave its approval on Wednesday. With the Las Vegas Sands Corp’s Chinese revenues reaching record heights, Adelson is now the 8th-richest man in the world, with […]

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