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Trump Taj Mahal dramas escalate Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons after owner Carl Icahn withdrew an offer to restore health insurance for the property’s striking workers. Having come into the spotlight as part of the current US Presidential campaign – with Democrat...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:15
2016 WSOP the biggest of all time The 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has officially become the biggest of all time, attracting a record 107,833 entrants across its 69-event schedule. Players from 107 different nations descended upon Las Vegas’ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with 15,767 players receiving prize money after th...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:13
Portugal launches first online casino Portugal’s gaming regulator, Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ), has issued the nation’s first online casino license following recent moves to build and regulate an online gaming market. The SRIJ announced on 25 July that it had issued an online games of ch...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:09
Counter-Strike developer clamps down on illegal skins betting Video game developer Valve has issued cease and desist letters to 23 websites that use the company’s Steam platform to enable the betting of weapon “skins” in its popular game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Valve gave the companies 10 days to comply with the order or face further action in...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:06
MGM Resorts debuts mobile tournaments MGM Resorts has signalled its intent to utilize the latest gaming technologies with the launch of a new mobile gaming platform at its nine Las Vegas properties. The platform, called easyPLAY Mobile Tournaments, allows guests at any of MGM’s resorts to compete against one another using their smartp...
Monday, 22 August 2016 05:02
Sri Lankan PM says no to new casinos Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly put an end to immediate hopes of an expanded casino industry in the country, revealing that no investor will be allowed to build new casinos under his watch. Speaking to the media during the International Enterprise Singapore Global Conv...
Monday, 22 August 2016 04:59
DICJ to introduce electronic table game regulations in 2017 The Director of Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Paulo Martins Chan, says the gaming regulator will look to introduce new regulations for electronic table games (ETGs) in 2017. Noting a 2015 Union Gaming report that suggested ETGs enabled Macau’s casino operators to sid...
Monday, 22 August 2016 04:57
Australian slots body slams anti-gambling politicians The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA), an industry body representing the interests of domestic and international gaming machine manufacturers in Australia, has accused Australian anti-gambling politicians of falsely questioning the integrity of local slot machine manufacturers amid a push to tig...
Monday, 22 August 2016 04:53
Manila IRs enjoy record profits in June Manila’s reputation as an Asian gaming hub continues to grow with its trio of existing integrated resorts enjoying a third straight month of record gross gaming revenue in June. According to brokerage CLSA, the three properties – Resorts World Manila, Solaire Resort & Casino and City of Dre...
Monday, 22 August 2016 04:50
Macau greyhound industry given ultimate ultimatum Macau’s Gaming Coordination and Inspection Bureau (DICJ) has ordered Macau (Yut Yuen) Canidrome Co Ltd to relocate its controversial greyhound racing track within two years or shut down operations for good. In a move that has been welcomed by animal rights activists across the region – who for ...
Thursday, 18 August 2016 07:04