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Kangwon Land hiring scandal in South Korea nets two indictments

A hiring scandal at South Korea’s only casino accessible to locals, Kangwon Land (pictured), has reportedly resulted in the indictment of two lawmakers from the nation’s conservative Liberty Korea Party. The indictments bring to a close an investigation by an independent probe team that lasted two and a half years. KBS World Radio, the official […]
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Palace Station unveils new contemporary Feast Buffet
The historic Las Vegas property debuts next-generation Feast Buffet with new look, feel, location and menu.
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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...
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Foreign operators to take minority stakes in Japan
Foreign operators to take minority stakes in Japan

According to Delta State Holdings managing partner David Bonnet, international companies won’t hold the majority of Japan’s first IRs.

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Thought leaders welcome 2019 launch of ICE North America

Clarion Gaming has announced the 2019 launch of ICE North America, which will bring together GiGse and ICE Sports Betting USA into a single consolidated event for the interactive gaming industry

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Ontario casinos heading for American stewardship

In Canada, it looks like the future operators of Casino Niagara and the nearby Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort are set to be American after local casino firms Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited reportedly withdrew from the bidding process. According to a Sunday report from The Globe and Mail newspaper cited […]
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Pala Casino releases free event schedule for August
Pala Casino Spa & Resort will continue its FREE Events series in August featuring the 60+ Club at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and the underground wine CAVE; the new, expanded Luis Rey's; and Bar Meets Grill on weekends.
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MGM National Harbor unveils expansion
MGM National Harbor unveils expansion

The Baltimore casino has opened a US$48 million expansion on Saturday, which includes a larger poker room.

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State gets 5 more sports betting applications
New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September ...
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Resorts World Catskills posts disappointing revenues
Resorts World Catskills posts disappointing revenues

After its opening back in February, the New York casino has failed to rake half its projected revenue.

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Top 10 facts, figures and observations from the WSOP Main Event final table
Casino City's Gary Trask empties out his notebook full of nuggets from a week in Las Vegas covering the World Series of Poker.
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MGM National Harbor inaugurates $48 million expansion

In Maryland, American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, reportedly inaugurated a $48 million expansion of its MGM National Harbor on Sunday that encompasses a larger poker room as well as 285 additional slots. According to a Sunday report from The Baltimore Sun newspaper, the Prince George’s County venue also now features an off-track horseracing sportsbetting […]
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John Cynn defeats Tony Miles for 2018 WSOP Main Event win

The 2018 World Series of Poker’s most anticipated event has come to an end. With 7,874 players competing, the Main Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino generated $74,015,600 in total prize money with the first-place winner taking home $8.8 million. In the end, it was John Cynn and Tony Miles competing in heads-up play, […]
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Off-Strip Westgate casino, union reach tentative labor deal
Unionized workers in Las Vegas have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Westgate casino-resort a week after guests and others encountered picket lines outside ...
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John Cynn wins World Series of Poker Main Event after marathon heads-up battle
The 33-year-old from Illinois outlasts Tony Miles, taking home $8.8 million and his first WSOP Gold Bracelet in dramatic fashion in Las Vegas.
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Red Tiger Gaming introduces Tiki Fruits

On the heels of its partnership deal with multi-brand online casino operator, Pomadorro, top developer of casino games, Red Tiger Gaming, has sweetened its video slots offering with the premiere of its fresh Tiki Fruits. Playable on all devices, the Isle of Man-based supplier’s most recent title is a cluster-type game played on a unique […]
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Wazdan puts a DELUXE spin on Highway to Hell

Leading online casino games developer Wazdan continues pumping out the hits with its latest title, Highway to Hell Deluxe, just in time for iGB Live! and during the same month AC/DC’s famous road song was released back in 1979. While the new slot game pays homage to the song penned by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and […]
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Cordial atmopshere at WSOP Main Event final table is a welcome change for players
This year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table has been absent of past bitterness and tanking, which has been embraced by every player involved.
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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcases Industry-Leading iGaming Expertise at iGB Live! 2018

GLI’s veteran team of iGaming experts eager to share nearly 30 years of interactive gaming experience

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WSOP Main Event final table format changes with the times
With the November Nine a distant memory, the World Series of Poker Main Event final table has scaled back the theatrics in exchange for world-wide exposure and live coverage on ESPN.
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Philippine authorities confirm Boracay casino ban
Philippine authorities confirm Boracay casino ban

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año ratified President Duterte’s comments on the casino restriction for Boracay island.

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Super Early Bird registration goes live for ICE Sports Betting USA

US-facing gaming professionals planning to attend the first ICE Sports Betting USA (27th – 28th November, Convene, New York) can take advantage of Clarion’s Super Early Bird rate which offers delegates a 38% discount on the cost of attendance. 

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MGM to buy Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for $1.06B

In a news release Thursday afternoon the Vegas casino giant MGM Growth Properties (MGP) announced it will buy the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for $1.06 billion. 

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Resort World Las Vegas to face delays
Resort World Las Vegas to face delays

The Genting Americas’ project for the US is set to be delayed beyond its 2020 opening goal, the Telsey Advisory Group assessed.

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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...
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Andrew Wilkie criticizes Victoria gaming regulator

In Australia, independent politician and anti-slot campaigner, Andrew Wilkie (pictured), has reportedly criticized the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for completing its quinquennial review of a casino license held by Crown Resorts Limited without first hearing the testimony of a whistleblower. According to a Tuesday report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, […]
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BetConstruct premieres Big Ben Hall for live online casino gaming

Online and land-based gaming technology solutions firm, BetConstruct, has announced that its live casino games platform has just been further enhanced with the launch of its new Big Ben Hall setup. According to an official Wednesday press release, London-headquartered, BetConstruct, stated that Big Ben Hall has been designed for English-speaking live casino aficionados and allows them […]
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Tropicana, unionized workers reach tentative labor agreement
One more casino-hotel in Las Vegas has reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized housekeepers, bartenders and other workers ..
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Wynn rejects Elaine Wynn’s chairman candidate
Wynn rejects Elaine Wynn’s chairman candidate

The board of casino operator Wynn Resorts didn’t approve Elaine Wynn’s candidate for chairman or vice chairman of the firm.

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ZITRO Unveils Bryke Video Slots In Portugal

Bryke video slots from Zitro have now arrived at Portuguese casinos. 

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SUZOHAPP appoints Mike Sigona as Global Gaming Product Manager and Business Development Manager Europe

SUZOHAPP is pleased to announce that, effective July 2nd, Mike Sigona assumed the role of Global Gaming Product Manager and Business Development Manager for Europe.

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Japan gets closer to IR bill
Japan gets closer to IR bill

The parliament passed the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures and is set to complete legislation on casinos.

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Century Casinos secures 8th Polish casino license

In a July 2, 2018 press release, Colorado-based Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) announced that its 66.6 percent-owned Polish subsidiary, Casinos Poland Ltd., now holds eight casino licenses in Poland, further growing its footprint in the eastern European country’s gambling market. The firm further communicated that the eight licenses have been awarded and renewed where […]
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MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today it would have to be an "extremely unique situation" for officials to ...
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Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service
When guests order an item to their room at one Las Vegas resort, a robot is likely to show up at their door ...
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IPI hires night workers to hurry Saipan casino project
IPI hires night workers to hurry Saipan casino project

Imperial Pacific International is trying to get its resort in Saipan by its August deadline and has hired more workers to do so.

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