Author / Adam Morgan

Sacramento County casino plan delayed by Donald Trump review

In California, a plan from the Wilton Rancheria to build a $400 million casino resort in southern Sacramento County reportedly remains in jeopardy despite the tribe announcing last week that the United States Department of the Interior had approved its land-into-trust application. According to a report from The Sacramento Bee newspaper, the federal agency had […]

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Mixed financial results for Las Vegas Sands Corporation

American casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corporation has released its financial results for the twelve months to the end of December showing a 2.3% decrease year-on-year in overall revenues to $11.41 billion while its net income fell by some 15.5% to hit $2.02 billion. The Las Vegas-based firm operates casinos in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Singapore and […]

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Great Yarmouth residents to get first glimpse of The Edge on Monday

Following many years of planning, Monday is reportedly set to see residents of the English seaside resort town of Great Yarmouth given their first glimpse at projected designs for a coming multi-million-dollar casino, hotel and leisure development. According to a report from the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, local firm Pleasure And Leisure Corporation won the […]

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The Rank Group reports “challenging” six months

In the United Kingdom, casino operator The Rank Group has released its interim unaudited financial results for the six months to the end of 2016 showing that it experienced a 9% decline year-on-year in operating profit to $45.89 million. The Rank Group is responsible for the Grosvenor Casinos chain of casinos and revealed that its […]

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Tonga refutes Red Warrior Entertainment casino licensing claim

The government for the archipelago nation of Tonga has reportedly been forced to counter a claim that it recently awarded a first-ever casino license to an American firm known as Red Warrior Entertainment. According to a report from the Matangi Tonga news domain, Ronald Pate, Chief Executive Officer for Red Warrior Entertainment, announced earlier this […]

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Tonga refutes Red Warrior Entertainment casino licensing claim

The government for the archipelago nation of Tonga has reportedly been forced to counter a claim that it recently awarded a first-ever casino license to an American firm known as Red Warrior Entertainment. According to a report from the Matangi Tonga news domain, Ronald Pate, Chief Executive Officer for Red Warrior Entertainment, announced earlier this […]

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Hooters Casino Hotel announces $20 million makeover

In Las Vegas, Hooters Casino Hotel has reportedly announced plans for a $20 million renovation that will see the Nevada venue open a pair of new restaurants and upgrade every one of its 657 rooms. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the Las Vegas Strip property is to moreover premiere the […]

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Proposed Florida casino legislation passes first hurdle

After being introduced less than two weeks ago, proposed legislation that would expand gambling in Florida and renegotiate the southern state’s stalled compact with the casino-operating Seminole Tribe Of Florida has reportedly been passed unchanged by an influential Florida State Senate committee. According to a report from the Miami Herald newspaper, the proposed measure, which […]

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Proposed legislation for new Indiana casino to be scrutinized by committee

In Indiana, recently-proposed legislation that would permit the city of Terre Haute to host a casino complete with up to 700 slots and 17 gaming tables has reportedly been scheduled for a preliminary committee hearing. According to a report from the Tribune-Star newspaper, Senate Bill 354 was introduced by local Indiana State Senator Jon Ford […]

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New gaming tax draws protests in Mexican state of Nuevo Leon

In Mexico, local representatives from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party have reportedly formally asked the governor for the northern state of Nuevo Leon to halve the amount senior citizens must pay under a new 10% gambling tax. According to a report from G3Newswire, the new tax endorsed by state governor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon came into […]

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Vietnamese legislation could spell “death knell” for Cambodian border casinos

Last week’s decision by Vietnam to partially lift its long-standing ban on locals gambling at casinos in the Asian nation could reportedly help to spell the “death knell” for numerous border casinos in neighboring Cambodia. According to a report from The Cambodia Daily newspaper, a draft decree published by the Vietnamese government on Friday plans […]

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Read ’em and weep; Libratus computer program holds advantage over human opposition

After kicking off two weeks ago, the 20-day man-versus-machine poker tournament taking place in Pennsylvania has seen a computer program developed by scientists from Carnegie Mellon University race into a commanding lead. According to a report from The Washington Post newspaper, the Brains Versus Artificial Intelligence: Upping The Ante event began on January 11 at […]

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Empire Resorts Incorporated completes financing for coming Montreign Resort Casino

After starting construction on its Montreign Resort Casino in the summer, Empire Resorts Incorporated has closed on the final pieces of financing needed to complete the $1.2 billion development in upstate New York. Empire Resorts Incorporated revealed that its Montreign Operating Company subsidiary has secured a $485 million loan facility that consists of $70 million […]

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South Korean group arrested for running illegal Thai online gambling operation

In Thailand, police reportedly arrested four South Korean men over the weekend for operating an alleged illegal online sportsbetting operation out of a rented house in the resort city of Pattaya. According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, the detained are aged between 35 and 26 and were named locally as Jeong Kyu-Jin, Han […]

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South Korean group arrested for running illegal Thai online gambling operation

In Thailand, police reportedly arrested four South Korean men over the weekend for operating an alleged illegal online sportsbetting operation out of a rented house in the resort city of Pattaya. According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, the detained are aged between 35 and 26 and were named locally as Jeong Kyu-Jin, Han […]

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Jack Lam alleged to owe almost $279 million to Philippines government

In the Philippines, the Philippines Amusement And Gaming Corporation regulator has reportedly disclosed that controversial Chinese businessman Jack Lam owes the state around $278.3 million in unpaid licensing fees. According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, 55-year-old Lam, whose given name is Lam Yin Lok, saw 1,316 of his workers arrested in November in […]

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Campaign continues to bring a third casino to Maine

The push to bring a third casino to the north-eastern state of Maine is reportedly continuing apace with proponents still hoping to collect the required 61,000 signatures by the first day of February in order to have the issue placed before voters via a November referendum. According to a story from the Bangor Daily News […]

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BetSoft Gaming Limited inks games supply deal with Suprnation

Three-dimensional online games innovator BetSoft Gaming Limited has signed a content supply deal with iGaming operator Suprnation that will see its range of Slots3 titles brought to players at VoodooDreams. Under the terms of the agreement, which also covers the Swedish developer’s full line of ToGo mobile slots, the gaming center is to market its […]

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Macau accelerates locals-first casino hiring deadline

In Macau, the government has reportedly pushed forward by almost three years the deadline to its requirement that at least 85% of all middle and upper-level casino management positions be filled by local residents. According to a report from local television and radio broadcaster Teledifusao De Macau, the locals-first strategy was first announced in September […]

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Michigan enters fight for legalized sportsbetting at casinos

As New Jersey continues its efforts to overturn the federal Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and bring sportsbetting to its casinos, Michigan could now reportedly become the latest battleground in the fight for legalized nationwide sports wagering. According to a report from Legal Sports Report, Robert Kosowski from the Michigan House […]

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Study predicts Wisconsin tribes to lose out from Project Forward

In Wisconsin, a new economic impact study commissioned by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band Of Mohican Indians has reportedly found that the casino-operating tribe stands to lose about 37% of its annual gambling revenues as a result of the Project Forward expansion scheme being implemented by the rival Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe. According to a report from the […]

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Utah tribe hoping to bring Colorado casino to Dinosaur

After failing in a bid to bring a casino to the small Colorado border town of Dinosaur in 2011, the Ute Indian Tribe Of The Uintah And Ouray Reservation has reportedly returned with a second proposal that would involve it purchasing some 2,453 acres of land contiguous to its reservation in the neighboring state of […]

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