2018 has been an eventful year for the American gambling industry. The strike down of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 has opened up new avenues for those looking to explore new platforms and start fresh ventures. So far, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been the only three to have […]
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When so many gaming operators are vying for sports betting licenses, how can DraftKings Sportsbook lag in the race? The operator was already the “king” of daily fantasy sports in New Jersey, but it also stepped into the realm of sports betting early in August 2018. It became the first full-service mobile sports betting platform […]
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UK-based online betting behemoth, Bet 365, has linked the operations of its second casino in the US with New York-based Empire Resorts. Last Wednesday saw Bet365 announce a “strategic alliance” with Resort World Catskills, a property of Empire Resorts which opened for business this spring, which would be valid for 20 years. Plans for […]
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NetEnt has entered into an agreement with UK operator William Hill Plc to deliver a wide selection of its Live Casino offering. NetEnt is increasing its footprint in the UK market and is very proud to announce a new agreement where it will deliver its network tables offering, including Roulette and Blackjack to William […]
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Gaming operator ComeOn has launched Blitzino.com, a new brand targeting the German market. Blitzino combines the local word for lightning, “Blitz”, with Casino, offering deposits, withdrawals and casino play all at lightning speed. Blitzino.com operates under a Malta Gaming Authority licence and allows customers to benefit from faster casino play and withdrawals without time-consuming […]
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Relax Gaming has expanded its presence agreeing a deal that will see both Relax Gaming’s proprietary games and partner content rolled out with online casino operator, Hero Gaming. The partnership will grant Hero Gaming full access to Relax Gaming’s growing suite of premium studio games, including its proprietary BlackJack, Roulette and forthcoming slot content. In […]
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In yet another crackdown, Chinese police have shut down an illegal gambling ring operating through the popular messaging app, WeChat. According to the South China Morning Post, the operators had lured gamblers using digital red envelopes – an important object in Chinese culture. On special occasions and holidays, it is Chinese tradition to gift […]
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The Japanese Diet’s Lower House Panel has finally passed the Integrated Resort Implementation Bill in the face of severe criticism from opposition parties, according to a report published by the Japanese Times. The bill is now waiting to receive approval from the full Lower House, after which it will be forwarded to the Upper House. […]
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The Michigan Online Poker Bill is closer to becoming actual law, the bill has been updated with a few amendments and now covers sports betting as well. Rep. Brandt Iden and other sponsors of the Michigan House Bill 4926, also known as the Michigan Lawful Internet Gaming Act, worked on amending the law to […]
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Licensed online gambling now accounts for 50% of the overall gambling revenues in Denmark. The results were obtained from the annual report published by the local regulator. Earlier this week, Denmark’s gambling regulator, Spillemyndigheden, published the 2017 Annual Report. According to the data in the report, the total gambling revenue for Denmark was $1.53 […]
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The State of Pennsylvania has been in the news a lot lately, especially with regard to online gambling. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since it’s no news that the state has been desperately trying to establish its online gambling industry. Its most recent effort was made earlier this week when it rolled […]
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South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos have been given a new lease of life, thanks to gambling patrons from Japan. The casinos had been facing a tough time after the recent diplomatic dispute between South Korea and Beijing. According to Korean news site Yonhap, the revenue generated by the foreigner-only casinos went up by 15.9% in […]
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The Department of Tourism (DoT) in the Philippines announced that the Galaxy Entertainment Group will not be building a casino on the island of Boracay. According to Tourism Asst. Secretary Frederick Alegre, Galaxy Entertainment was looking for another location, which, he added, was a welcome decision. Alegre issued the statement earlier this week during […]
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Reports from US newspaper The New York Post suggest that MGM Resorts is the latest possible suitor to acquire Wynn Resorts. Ever since Steve Wynn the founder of Wynn Resorts sold his entire stake of 8 million shares in the company following accusations of sexual harassment that Wynn denies, rumours have been flying around that […]
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In 2017 all the excitement was about Pennsylvania joining the exclusive club of online gambling in the US where only Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware were members but with the state late in the year passing legislation to allow for online gambling all eyes now look to the next state that could join in 2018. […]
The Odawa Casino in Mackinaw finally had its request for a Class III gaming license granted. Earlier this week, the casino sent out a press release in which it stated that the new license will allow it to offer patrons a better gaming experience by offering slot machines that were exclusive to its casino in […]
The rivalry between Las Vegas casinos and California casinos is not an unknown matter. Casinos in the two places have been vying with each other to be the best in the US, resulting in some of the most spectacular casinos the world has seen. However, it is no big surprise that it is the Vegas […]
With the launch of the MGM Springfield Casino on the horizon, the need to fill up resulting job positions only grows greater. Fortunately, it won’t be too much of a challenge, thanks to the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and the Holyoke Community College (HCC). The institutions have joined hands to open a gaming […]
A new casino slated to open in the Spring of 2019 had its ceremonial ground breaking ceremony this week. The Chemehuevi Indian Tribe are spending $40 million on the new casino resort in California. Actual planning for the resort started back in 2014 but with construction starting the resort will have 320 gaming machines along […]
Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment just closed its $850 million deal to purchase 4 casinos in Southern Nevada. One of the casinos includes The Stratosphere, which is expected to help the company double its revenue and triple its cash flow. Golden Entertainment, which currently operates PT’s Pub chain, slot routes in Montana and Nevada, a […]