Lower house of parliament passes bill promoting casinos

Japan takes step toward legalizing casino gambling

Japan prohibits casinos but permits gambling in other forms.

Japan | 06/12/2016

Japan on Tuesday took a major step toward legalizing casino gambling, an unpopular gambit in the country that is favored by U.S. casino companies and by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who hopes it will boost tourism.

Borgata is AC's top-performing casino

MGM CEO: Atlantic City's darker days are behind

Atlantic City has struggled economically in recent years and several of its casinos have closed as a result.

United States | 06/12/2016

The chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International said he expects Atlantic City to stop hemorrhaging casinos and begin traveling on the road to recovery.

Letter sent to Trump, Pence targets Wire Act 'Restoration'

State AGs sign letter supporting online poker ban

In late 2011, the 1961 Wire Act was re-interpreted by the Obama Department of Justice to allow states to launch real-money online casinos and internet lottery services within their respective borders as long as it didn’t include sports betting.

United States | 06/12/2016

Despite Nevada already having a regulated online poker industry, the attorney general of the Silver State has joined nine others from across the country in supporting a Sheldon Adelson-backed plan to outlaw the activity across the country.

Las Vegas

Despite new industry trend, Hooters Casino continues to offer free-parking

United States | 06/12/2016

MGM Resorts International began charging for parking back in the summer months and now Caesars Entertainment Corp. has followed suit, with the launch of self-parking charges and valet parking later on this month.

In vote to accept CEOC's reorganization plan

Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. receive creditor support

United States | 06/12/2016

Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. and its Chapter 11 debtor subsidiaries announced that substantially all voting creditor classes have voted to accept CEOC's proposed plan of reorganization.

Exclusive interview with Justin Silverstein, International and Domestic Sales Team, Grandview Products

"Brazil market could explode"

Argentina | 06/12/2016

Justin Silverstein is part of the International and Domestic Sales Team at Grandview Products. Following the company' attedance to the 2016 edition of the SAGSE Latin America trade show in the city of Buenos Aires, Mr. Silverstein discussed with Yogonet the latest trends and news in the gambling industry, including the result of the US presidential elections.

Casinos win USD 174M

Mississippi: Casinos experience best October since 2011

United States | 06/12/2016

October was another winning month for Mississippi casinos, with statewide gambling revenue increasing nearly 7% thanks to strength along the Gulf Coast.

Bill now heads to the House for further consideration

Ohio Senate green lights casino employees legislation

United States | 06/12/2016

Casino operators and employees would be able to enjoy slots, card tables and gaming at other facilities, under legislation OK'd by the Ohio Senate this week.

Three suspects arrested

South Africa's "Hawks" dismantle illegal online gambling sites

South Africa | 06/12/2016

An intelligence driven operation led by the Northern Cape Hawks has led to the closure of 19 gambling sites which borders two provinces, local media reported.

Palms improves guest experience by offering customized promotions and incentives

IGT to provide casino management systems to Palms Resort Casino

United States | 06/12/2016

International Game Technology PLC confirmed an agreement with Station Casinos LLC to provide Palms Resort Casino with IGT Advantage casino management systems with IGT Universal Game Adaptor and Service Window solutions and applications.

Live on more than 12,000 Self Service Betting Terminals across Ladbrokes and Paddy Power shops

BGT and Racing Post partner to create exclusive retail product with top bookmakers

United Kingdom | 06/12/2016

Racing Post and Best Gaming Technology (BGT) have combined to launch a new horseracing and greyhound product that is now live on more than 12,000 Self Service Betting Terminals across both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power retail estates, as well as a large selection of independent operators including BoyleSports, Jennings Bet, Chisholms and Corbetts.

Massachusetts

Regulators assessing the impact of marijuana on casinos

United States | 06/12/2016

Gambling regulators in Massachusetts are looking into the possible impact of legalized marijuana on the state’s emerging casino industry.

Tribe's South Bend site may challenge existing gaming operations

Pokagon tribe ramps up pressure on casinos

United States | 06/12/2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ entrance into the casino business and its expansions in that industry have all been in Michigan — a state where tribes own more than 20 casinos.

Aims to improve transparency

Jeju strengthens supervision of foreigner-only casinos

South Korea | 06/12/2016

Jeju Island will intensify its management and supervision of foreign-only casinos there.

An apology wouldn't hurt either, he says

Chinese legal expert believes Crown should confess

China | 06/12/2016

A Chinese legal expert has offered some unsolicited advice to Crown Resorts, the Aussie gambling group that is still trying to arrange the release from almost two months in detention of 17 of its employees – including three visiting Australian managers – arrested on gambling promotion-related accusations.

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