Overseas gamblers to be exempt from coming Japanese casino prize taxation

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In Japan and a prominent member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has reportedly pronounced that non-resident gamblers will not have to pay tax on any prizes they may win at the nation’s coming trio of integrated casino resorts. According to a Thursday report from Kyodo News, Akira Amari leads the party’s Tax System ...

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Flutter Entertainment increasing its interest in FanDuel Group

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British and Irish gambling behemoth Flutter Entertainment has reportedly agreed a deal worth about $4.2 billion that is to see it acquire a further 37.2% stake in American online sportsbook operator FanDuel Group. According to a Thursday report from the Financial Times newspaper, the London-listed firm already held a 61% stake in FanDuel Group ...

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Soft2Bet strengthens offering with Felix Gaming’s “user-centric” slot content

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Online casino and sportsbook group Soft2Bet has agreed a commercial deal with Bulgarian games studio, Felix Gaming. Under the terms of the agreement, customers of the group’s Curaçao-licensed online casinos will now have access to the immersive slots created by the Sofia-headquartered developer that is known for its “player-centric” approach. “Soft2Bet has continued to ...

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Singapore Casino Resorts Offering Voucher Promotions, as City-State Gives Residents Tourism Money

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Singapore is taking a page out of Macau’s playbook by issuing its residents tourism vouchers. Singapore is encouraging its residents to get out ...

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Los Angeles Councilman Vows to Address City’s Rising ‘Slaphouse’ Problem

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Los Angeles City Council will explore new measures to battle illegal gambling dens and so-called “slaphouses” in the city, per a new motion introduced this week by Councilman Bob Blumenfield. ...

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Las Vegas Investor Tony Hsieh Leaves Reported $840M Fortune But No Will: Court Filing

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Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh did not have a will when he died Friday, leaving an estimated $840-million fortune. This is according to a court document filed in Las Vegas on the family’s behalf to protect his estate. ...

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Casino operator share prices rise following United Kingdom vaccination news

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The share prices for some of the world’s most prominent land-based casino operators have reportedly risen following yesterday’s news that the United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the rollout of a vaccine against coronavirus. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, over 65 million people around the world have so ...

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Relax Gaming agrees premium content deal with 1X2 Network

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Relax Gaming has enhanced its “Powered By” partnership program, having inked a distribution agreement with UK-based independent software company 1X2 Network. The new partnership makes the British firm’s online casino content portfolio available to the B2B iGaming provider and aggregator’s rapidly growing distribution network. Included in the integration are games developed by 1X2 Network’s ...

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Spanish gambling industry enduring stark coronavirus-induced decline

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In Spain and aggregated gross gaming revenues for the first ten months of 2020 reportedly decreased by 50% year-on-year to approximately €4.3 billion ($5.2 billion) owing to the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a Wednesday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the disappointing figure was revealed via a special study conducted by the local ...

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Disappointing November for Paradise Company Limited

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South Korean casino operator Paradise Company Limited has announced that its net gaming revenues for November declined by 84.5% year-on-year to just under $8.9 million as a direct result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from GGRAsia, the Seoul-listed firm revealed that the figure represented a 56.4% drop when compared to ...

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Hard Rock International Becomes Official Casino Developer of Bristol Resort in Virginia

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Hard Rock International has been formally selected to build and operate a casino resort in Bristol, Va. The casino and hotel are owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. ...

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Las Vegas Execs and Economic Experts Increasingly Optimistic on Quick Recovery

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The Las Vegas business community, including those in the gaming industry, is becoming increasingly optimistic about a quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Everi Exudes Share Price Excellence on WinStar CashClub Deal, Analyst Lifts Target

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Shares of Everi Holdings (NYSE:EVRI) are soaring Thursday. That’s after the company said it will provide its CashClub Wallet cashless gaming solution to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma, one of the world’s largest gaming properties. ...

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Flutter Increases FanDuel Stake to 95 Percent in $4.17 Billion Transaction

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Flutter Entertainment Plc (OTC:PDYPY) is shelling out $4.175 billion to acquire 37.2 percent of FanDuel controlled by Fastball Holdings LLC. The transaction will increase the Irish gaming company’s stake in the sportsbook operator to 95 percent from 57.8 percent. ...

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Play’n GO launches new Ice Joker slot: latest addition to popular series

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Play’n GO has released the latest addition to its popular Joker series, with the new title, Ice Joker, putting a crisp twist on a classic Vegas-style fruit slot. The setting for the 5-reel, 3-row video slot with 20 fixed paylines is a frozen lake in the middle of a snow-covered mountain range where a ...

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BC Dirty Money Report Author Was Conflicted, Former SG Claims in Secret Recording

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The author of two explosives reports on British Columbia’s rampant money-laundering problem may not have been the right man for the job, according to secret recordings that surfaced this week. ...

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Relax Gaming Limited takes to the sky with new Frequent Flyer video slot

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Maltese online casino games developer Relax Gaming Limited has announced the widespread release of its Frequent Flyer video slot following the end of the title’s exclusive six-month run with sites operated by Kindred Group. Headquartered in the Valletta suburb of St Julian’s, the innovator used an official Wednesday press release to declare that the ...

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Betting and Gaming Council’s Covid action plan increases safer gambling messaging via betting operators

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When the Covid-19 pandemic first began, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) created a Covid action plan. The plan was first revealed when the lockdown started in March. It provided details on what standards members of the BGC should meet during the pandemic. The 10-pledge plan has been a success over the last few ...

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Kalamba Games releases new Christmas edition of Griffin’s Quest online slot game

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Kalamba Games has announced a new Christmas edition of its popular game Griffin’s Quest. For the holiday, spin the reels of this game and battle mythological creatures as you search for the Griffin. Travel up to Mount Olympus where the diabolical Goddess Medusa, as well as Manticores, dwell. This new version of the game ...

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President Donald Trump Hints at 2024 Run, Odds Favor Another Reelection Try

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President Donald Trump seems to be inching closer to acknowledging defeat in the 2020 presidential election. He also is prompting speculation that he will seek a second term in 2024. ...

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Sports-Centric Streaming Service FuboTV Buys Tech Firm in Preparation for Sports Betting Move

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Online streaming service fuboTV wants to get into the sports betting business, and on Tuesday, the company made its first move toward that goal by purchasing a startup co-founded by the son of legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana. ...

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Save the Date: Landcadia Investors Vote on Golden Nugget Online Deal Dec. 18

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It’s been a long road, but investors in Landcadia Holdings II, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCA), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) co-owned by Tilman Fertitta and investment bank Jefferies, will finally get a chance to vote on a proposed merger with Fertitta’s Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) during a virtual meeting scheduled for Dec. 18. ...

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MGM Hauls In $700 Million Following Second Redemption of MGP Units

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MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) raised $700 million in the second sale of units in gaming real estate investment trust (REIT) MGM Growth Properties (NYSE:MGP). ...

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Nevada Gaming Control Board Will Appeal Steve Wynn Court Ruling

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) voted during its Wednesday meeting to appeal a recent court decision that went in favor of disgraced casino tycoon Steve Wynn. ...

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Plaza Casino Unveils Downtown Las Vegas Redevelopment Plans

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The Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas plans to convert a soon-to-be vacated bus terminal into a space for entertainment and more. The move is yet another step in reviving the historic downtown casino district. ...

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Casino Operators Tell Chicago Integrated Resort Should Be Located Downtown

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Three of the world’s largest casino operators — MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Hard Rock International — as well as several other gaming companies are telling officials in Chicago that its forthcoming integrated resort (IR) should be located in or near downtown. ...

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Playson unveils new €200,000 Holiday Delights tournament series

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Playson is ringing out the bells this winter with its Holiday Delights tournament series, featuring a prize pool worth a whopping €200,000! Kicking off the countdown to Christmas, this three-part tournament series is set to spread seasonal cheer right on into the New Year, running from December 10th – January 10th, according to the ...

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Ireland begins the process to comprehensively update its gambling market

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The long-awaited reform of the land-based gambling and lottery landscape in Ireland has reportedly begun following the implementation from yesterday of the nation’s new Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019. According to a report from Gambling Insider, the legislation was passed a full year ago and aims to update the Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1956 ...

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October aggregated gross gaming revenues rise by 12.8% in Pennsylvania

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The eastern American state of Pennsylvania reportedly saw its aggregated gross gaming revenues for October rise by 12.8% year-on-year to approximately $320.21 million despite the considerable impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper citing official figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the twelve land-based casinos in ...

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Rivalo launches top-performing Red Rake games in Colombia via new partnership agreement

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In a move that further grows its footprint in Latin America, Red Rake Gaming has partnered with sports betting and iGaming operator Rivalo for the Colombian market. The content deal will make available a broad selection of the Spain-based developer’s “localized top performing games,” including Super 15 Stars, the most recent addition to the ...

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Wisconsin Man Gets Life for Ho-Chunk Casino Murder

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A gambler accused of stabbing an 88-year-old man to death outside the Ho-Chunk casino in Baraboo apologized to the victim’s family shortly before he was sentenced to life Tuesday. ...

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NetEnt AB shedding jobs following merger with Evolution Gaming Group AB

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Employees of NetEnt AB in Malta are facing an uncertain future after the online casino games developer reportedly disclosed that it intends to institute ‘a few hundred’ job cuts following its recent acquisition by Evolution Gaming Group AB. According to a Monday report from the Times of Malta newspaper, the Stockholm-listed firm was recently ...

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Las Vegas Investor Tony Hsieh ‘Trapped’ or ‘Barricaded’ During Deadly Connecticut Fire: Reports 

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Las Vegas investor Tony Hsieh did not respond to rescuers asking him to open the door to a storage shed where he was found in a Connecticut fire, according to media accounts. ...

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Crown Resorts Appoints Financial Crimes Officer, as Company Tries to Win Over Sydney Regulators

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Crown Resorts announced today the appointment of the Australian casino operator’s first-ever chief compliance and financial crimes officer. Crown Resorts continues to stress ...

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Michigan Lawmakers Approve Regulations for Mobile Sports Betting, Online Casinos

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As expected, Michigan lawmakers have signed off on regulations that will govern daily fantasy sports (DFS), online casinos, and mobile sports betting in the state. ...

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Monarch Casino Bets on Black Hawk After Colorado Scraps Table Bet Limits

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Monarch Casino & Resort (NASDAQ:MCRI) believes a recent vote in Colorado to eliminate table game wager limits is beneficial to the operator’s long-term prospects in the state. ...

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Los Angeles Card Room Closures Putting Communities on Financial Brink

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Following another wave of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles, local card rooms shuttered a second time last week, bringing more financial strain to the towns in which those venues operate. ...

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Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox Has ‘Roaring’ Prediction for Las Vegas, Talks New Company Culture

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Wynn Resorts operates in one of COVID-19’s hardest-hit industries. But the company’s CEO is optimistic that Las Vegas will come roaring back once a coronavirus vaccine is widely available. ...

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Nevada Sues Online Travel Booking Companies for Dodging Hotel Room Taxes

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The state of Nevada is suing some of the online travel booking sector’s biggest names for consumer fraud, alleging that for years they have avoided paying full tax on hotel rooms in the state. ...

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FSB Names Bob Akeret as their Vice President of Operations, North America

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On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 one of the premier sports betting as well as iGaming technology operators, FSB, has announced they are naming Bob Akeret as their new Vice President of Operations, North America. This decision comes just prior to FSB launching in to the North American market. The Job Expectations Akeret will now ...

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Marina Bay Sands included on undesirable coronavirus list

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In Singapore and local health officials have reportedly included the five-star Marina Bay Sands integrated casino resort on a list of locations recently visited by people who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the three-tower venue run by the Marina Bay Sands Private Limited subsidiary of American ...

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Intertops Poker announces Road to Christmas poker tournaments with $600 GTD

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The holidays are coming, and Intertops Poker thought it would be a good idea to celebrate early. From now until December 23, the online poker room will be offering Road to Christmas poker tournaments, not once, but twice a day! Each event will offer a $600 guaranteed prize pool with the winners getting a ...

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Red Tiger announces new Jingle Bells Power Reels online slot game

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Get ready for festive, feature-packed fun with Red Tiger’s new Jingle Bells Power Reels slot game! This new slot has an 8×6 grid with the possibility to win over 6,000x the bet! Spin the reels and watch out for special features like an extra spins’ bonus round, Raining Wilds, Santa’s Mega Wild, Winning Reels, ...

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FanDuel, Private Equity Backers Want Scottish Regime Applied in Founders Suit, But Judge Has Reservations

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FanDuel and private equity shops KKR and Shamrock Capital are asking New York Supreme Court Justice Andrea Masley to apply Scottish law in a suit brought by founders Nigel and Lesley Eccles and Thomas Griffiths, but the judge is indicating the defendants may be setting the bar too high. ...

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Golden Nugget Owner Tilman Fertitta Reportedly Weighs IPO of Casinos, Restaurants

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Tilman Fertitta is considering an initial public offering of his expansive Golden Nugget gaming and Landry’s restaurant businesses, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday. ...

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Former LA Deputy Mayor, Billionaire Chinese High Roller Indicted in $1.5 Million City Hall RICO Case

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The sprawling corruption case centered around a $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme allegedly masterminded by Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar took a new twist Tuesday, as new defendants were added to the mix. ...

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Sahara Las Vegas Ready for 2021 ‘Pandemonium,’ Reveals Forthcoming Attractions

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Sahara Las Vegas, like every casino on the Strip, as well as across the nation, endured a most difficult year. And though 31 days remain in 2020, the resort is already looking forward to 2021. ...

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Resorts World Las Vegas to Interview Candidates for 6,000 Jobs, As Tourism Remains Slow

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Job interview invitations are going out within days to potential employees for the 6,000 jobs at Resorts World Las Vegas. This is happening as tourism in Las Vegas is in a slump. ...

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Caesars Says Bye-Bye to Belle of Baton Rouge, Property Reeg Once Wouldn’t Stay At

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Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) continues divesting assets, with the company saying today it’s selling the Belle of Baton Rouge riverboat casino to CQ Holding Company, also known by the Casino Queen brand. ...

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