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Singapore Extends Licenses for Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa
May 9th, 2019 By April Bergman

Singapore Extends Licenses for Marina Bay Sands, Resorts World Sentosa

Singapore’s goverment recently extended the exclusive casino licenses for Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa. The casinos, owned respectively by Las Vegas Sands Corp and Genting Group, remain the only two land-based casinos in Singapore. In return, the two casinos pledged to invest a combined S$9 billion in new tourist attractions in the coming […]

MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands Apply for Osaka Casino
May 7th, 2019 By April Bergman

MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands Apply for Osaka Casino

MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands each filed applications for an Osaka casino license. Osaka began the request-for-concept application recently and the two Las Vegas casino companies were the first to file applications. The winner of the Osaka license process will build a casino on the artificial Yumeshima Island in Osaka Bay. Any developer will […]

Asian American Problem Gambling Rates Highest in the Country
May 6th, 2019 By April Bergman

Asian American Problem Gambling Rates Highest in the Country

Experts say Asian Americans might be more at-risk of problem gambling than other US gamblers. The National Council on Problem Gambling estimates as many as 8 million Americans deal with problem gambling — or about 2.42% of the population. Though alarming, the rate among Asian Americans in some communities is much higher. Luck and fortune […]

Leeds City Council Approves Outdoor Gaming at Grosvenor Casino
May 5th, 2019 By April Bergman

Leeds City Council Approves Outdoor Gaming at Grosvenor Casino

The Leeds City Council approved outdoor gaming for Grosvenor Casino. Paddy Whur, a spokesperson for Grosvenor, said the casino plans to install gaming machines in the outdoor smoking area. Councillors visited the casino to familiarize themselves with the layout, which helped them decide on the plan. Despite the approval, the application for outdoor gaming machines […]

Kenya Bans Social Media, TV, and Outdoors Gaming Ads
May 3rd, 2019 By April Bergman

Kenya Bans Social Media, TV, and Outdoors Gaming Ads

Kenya announced new gambling regulations on Thursday which bans social media advertisments. The Kenya gaming ad law bans all outdoors advertisements for gaming operations, too. Interior Minister Fred Matiangi (pictured) banned all tv advertisements between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. It also banned celebrity endorsements of any kind for gambling companies. The […]

Asian Countries with the Strictest Gambling Laws
May 2nd, 2019 By April Bergman

Asian Countries with the Strictest Gambling Laws

Asian high rollers account for 40% of the gaming revenue growth each year. Despite those statistics, several Asian countries boast the strictest gambling laws in the world. Asia is a huge continent, with 48 sovereign countries and over half of the population (4.4 billion) in the world. What’s interesting is, despite the breadth and scope […]

Sands Bethlehem Wins Casino Tax Lawsuit
May 1st, 2019 By April Bergman

Sands Bethlehem Wins Casino Tax Lawsuit

The Sands Bethlehem’s lawsuit against a 2017 gambling law successfully struck down part of the law. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court confirmed that a fund for redistribution of slots taxes violated the state constitution. In the law, the state took 0.5% of its slot tax revenue from each casino and racino in the state. The money […]

EGBA Wants Portugal to Lower Online Sports Betting Tax Rate
April 30th, 2019 By April Bergman

EGBA Wants Portugal to Lower Online Sports Betting Tax Rate

EGBA’s Secretary General, Maarten Haijer, suggested Portugal change its tax rate on online gambling. EGBA claims the “discriminatory” online gambling tax affects player signups and gaming site investment in the country. Most countries tax online gambling on the revenues they generate. Portugal taxes online sports betting on the turnover — that is, the gross amount […]

32Red Casino Says Blanket Ban on Club Sponsorships Won’t Work
April 29th, 2019 By April Bergman

32Red Casino Says Blanket Ban on Club Sponsorships Won’t Work

Top online casino 32Red issued a statement that “a blanket ban on sponsoring clubs will not stop problem gambling”. 32Red Casino is one of the oldest and most trusted online casinos in the UK market, with several top year-end awards through the decades. Its statement came in response to the UK Gambling Commission’s “National Strategy”, […]

Nevada #1 US State in Gambling Addiction
April 27th, 2019 By April Bergman

Nevada #1 US State in Gambling Addiction

Nevada ranks as the #1 state in the United States in problem gambling, according to a study done by WalletHub. The personal finance site conducted research on 20 broad categories which ranged from gambling-related arrests to the number of casinos. The top five states in the percentage of problem gamblers are Nevada, South Dakota, Montana, […]

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