Adjacent hotel is under construction

New York begins new gambling era with upstate casino opening

It remains to be seen if the casinos can fulfill those expectations, as the gambling industry around the nation has struggled in recent years in a market saturated with casinos and slot parlors. Additional casinos are set to open in Schenectady, the Finger Lakes and the Catskills in 2017.

United States | 02/12/2016

After a gaming license pursuit that has spanned more than three years, Tioga Downs has announced it will officially open the new casino to the public on Friday at 3 pm.

Washington

Lucky Bridge Casino calls it quits

The Lucky Bridge building was constructed in 1964. The property is owned by Pasco-based Lucky Bridge, and is valued at USD 950,000. 

United States | 02/12/2016

Lucky Bridge Casino, 101 S. Gum St., closed Thursday, according to a notice posted by management at the entrance. Manager Raelynn Gallegos cited financial struggles, including “lease problems” with the casino and restaurant’s 7,500-square-foot building as well as rising operational costs for the closure.

Continues to strengthen its lottery business

Novomatic completes purchase of Albanian National Lottery

Harald Neumann, CEO of Novomatic.

Albany | 02/12/2016

Novomatic has completed the final required steps for the successful acquisition of the Albanian National Lottery.

“If you can’t fit your highest-spending customers in your parking areas, it’s an issue”

No more free parking at Las Vegas' biggest casinos

United States | 02/12/2016

Free parking, a long-running perk offered at most of Las Vegas' Strip properties to keep money at the tables, will be coming to an end starting this month and continuing into 2017 at eight casino companies.

All players must be accredited by an agent

Philippines issues 35 offshore online gambling licenses

Philippines | 02/12/2016

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) has issued about 35 offshore gaming licenses as part of the initial roll-out of the Duterte administration’s newly created gaming regime.

Available as of December 15

Grupo Slots debuts Jugadon.com at SAGSE 2016

Argentina | 02/12/2016

Grupo Slots and Loteria San Luis presented Jugadon.com - an online betting platform with a wide range of games - at SAGSE. More than 100 slot machines, online casino games and even the possibility to play them live interacting with real croupiers behind your screen. The entertainment company launched the new platformat the industry show that took place at Costa Salguero, in Buenos Aires.

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Inspired engages in partnership with Aintree

United Kingdom | 02/12/2016

Inspired to collaborate with Carm Productions and the Jockey Club to create a suite of Virtual Grand National themed products

Focus placed upon market segments in Eastern Europe

GeWeTe hails “great impact” at BEGE 2016

Bulgaria | 02/12/2016

GeWeTe made a strong impression on visitors to the BEGE (Balkan Entertainment and Gaming Expo) that took place on November 23 – 24 at the Inter Expo Centre exhibition hall in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ontario

Majority of Peterborough residents say no to casino - poll

Canada | 02/12/2016

76% of city residents don't want a casino, according to a new poll. The survey of 300 citizens also revealed that 60% want to see a change at City Hall, too.

Left company in 2012

Former Berjaya boss to seek casino license application in Malaysia

Malaysia | 02/12/2016

Berjaya Group founder and billionaire tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan may submit a fresh application for a licence to operate a casino in Malaysia and break the monopoly of Genting Malaysia Bhd.

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GLI forecasts “great potential for iGaming” in Argentina

Argentina | 02/12/2016

The gaming testing expert took part in the recent SAGSE exhibition in Buenos Aires, and Yogonet took the opportunity to chat with Karen Sierra-Hughes about the future of the market. “There may be a possibility in the long term for a national regulation with the agreement of all the provinces that will greatly benefit the country and allow for a strong industry,” she pointed out.

At recent BEGE expo in Sofia

EGT takes accolade for its slot cabinet portfolio

Bulgaria | 02/12/2016

BEGE Expo 2016 went off with an official award for Euro Games Technology and many compliments from the visitors for the fine product selection of the company.

As of January 1, 2017

Dutch gambling watchdog toughens sanctions on iGaming operators

Netherlands | 02/12/2016

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelaanbieders announced that it is changing its ways towards violators of the Netherlands’ gambling regulations. The regulatory body will be imposing heavier fines to those operating in the country without being allowed to do so.

Aided by new products and projects

Intralot sees climbing revenue in Q3

Greece | 02/12/2016

Intralot, an international gaming solutions and operations leader, has announced its financial results for the nine-month period ending September 30th, 2016.

Show organizers launch 220 square meter ICE Bingo Pavilion

Bingo to take more space at ICE 2017

United Kingdom | 02/12/2016

True to its 'Totally Gaming’ pledge, ICE 2017 will feature a new and expanded area dedicated to meeting the specific needs of the land based Bingo sector.

Amid China arrests scandal

Crown delays demerger plan

Australia | 02/12/2016

James Packer’s Crown Resorts remains committed to the multi-billion-dollar break-up of its gaming empire, but the transaction is expected to take longer than the initial nine-month timeframe given to the market in June by its chief executive Rowen Craigie.

Due to construction-related issues

Suffolk OTB casino delayed until early 2017

United States | 02/12/2016

The developers of a Long Island off-track betting casino planned for Suffolk County have announced that the opening of the betting hall has been delayed until early 2017.

FATF recommendation

Manila MPs to discuss casinos' inclusion in anti-money laundering law

Philippines | 02/12/2016

Senator Francis Escudero on Thursday said proposed amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) are expected to be approved by Congress during the first quarter of 2017 ahead of the scheduled plenary session of Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in June.

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