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South Australia's pokies lobby takes a bet each way to stop Nick Xenophon
As Tasmania’s Liberal government was comfortably re-elected on Saturday evening, in South Australia the pokies industry would have been celebrating like they had hit the jackpot. The gambling lobby had spent big on advertising to prevent the realisation of Tasmanian Labor’s promise to ban pokie [...]
City of Dreams lifts Belle Corp’s 2017 bottom line to $67.5M
Vibrant gambling activity at City of Dreams Manila has lifted the consolidated net income of Philippine-listed gaming and property firm Belle Corporation by 13 percent in 2017. City of Dreams lifts Belle Corp’s 2017 bottom line to $67.5MIn a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Belle repo [...]
Battle for third Connecticut casino back to square one
Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes may find themselves back to the drawing board after a bill seeking to open casino expansion to a competitive bidding process has been filed in the State Capitol. Battle for third Connecticut casino back to square oneIt also turns out that the n [...]
Crown Melbourne ‘terrorist’ turns out to be drunk ‘pork chop’
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts’ flagship Melbourne property was the scene of an aborted terror attack this week, or at least what initially appeared to be one. On Tuesday, police rushed to Crown Melbourne after receiving calls about a backpack-wearing man who was said to be acting ‘er [...]
SJM Holdings’ Macau market share falls to record low in 2017
Macau casino operator SJM Holdings endured double-digit declines in earnings and profit last year, while its share of the overall Macau market fell to a new record low. Figures released Wednesday show SJM’s 2017 gaming revenue was essentially flat at HKD41.3b (US$5.3b), while adjusted earnings fe [...]
Gaming-fueled Macau economy at its fastest pace since 2013
Macau’s economy came roaring back at its fastest pace in 2017, spurred by robust gambling activity in the former Portuguese enclave. Data from Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that Macau’s gross domestic product jumped 9.1 percent to MOP404.2 billion (US$50 billion) while p [...]
Goa casinos face relocation to airport entertainment zone
The Indian state of Goa is contemplating forcing its casino industry to relocate en masse to a new ‘entertainment zone’ planned for a local airport. Last week, Goa’s Public Works minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar informed the state legislature that the government planned to open a designated ent [...]
Brazil deputy fights sudden casino-only legislative push
Brazil’s long-stalled efforts to legalize online gambling could come to nothing after the government made a surprise push to legalize only land-based casinos at integrated resorts. On Tuesday, Joao Carlos Bacelar (pictured right), a deputy in Brazil’s lower legislative body, gave an impassioned [...]
Nevada sportsbooks have second-best January on record
Nevada casinos topped the $1b gaming revenue mark in the first month of 2018, thanks in part to a near-record January at the sportsbooks. Figures released Wednesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show statewide gaming revenue hitting $1.015b in January, a 2.5% decrease from January 2017. The de [...]
‘Labor thinks you’re stupid’: pokies lobby fights hard in Tasmanian election
It’s a blunt message for a blunt campaign, plastered on billboards above pubs across Tasmania. “Labor and the Greens think you’re stupid. What’s next? Don’t let them tell you what to do.” The ads are the work of Love Your Local, a campaign by pubs and clubs set up to fight Labor opposi [...]
Greece to launch casino tender for €8b Hellinikon resort project
Greece is pressing forward with plans to get into the integrated resort casino business, motivated by the government’s need to ensure its international lenders keep the cash coming. On Thursday, the Council of State, Greece’s top administrative court, approved the development plan for a major i [...]
FactCheck: are 5,000 jobs at risk if pokies are banned in Tasmania?
The future of electronic gaming machines – commonly known as poker machines or “pokies” – in Tasmanian pubs and clubs has become a key battleground in the state’s upcoming election. The incumbent Tasmanian Liberals have promised to end the monopoly on poker machine licences currently held [...]
William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission
Betting group William Hill has been fined £6.2m by the gambling industry regulator for failing to protect consumers and prevent money laundering. The Gambling Commission said that over the two years to August 2016, the company failed to spot obvious signs of problem gambling, and in doing so breac [...]
Gambling: Tougher new rules for 'bet now' adverts
Gambling firms are to face tougher new advertising rules - including a ban on telling customers to "bet now", the advertising watchdog has said. The new rules, which will restrict adverts during live events, aim to protect "vulnerable" gamblers, the Committee of Advertising Practice said. CAP, whi [...]
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