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William Hill US’ extended partnership with Golden Ent. takes effect


Monday, February 18, 2019

British bookmaking giant, William Hill, has via its U.S. subsidiary, taken over Golden Entertainment Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GDEN) Nevada race and sports book operations. According to a press release… On February 13, 2019, William Hill U.S. began operating the Las Vegas-based company’s sportsbooks at its Aquarius Casino ...

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‘Osaka-first strategy’ for MGM Resorts International


Friday, February 15, 2019

The boss for American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has used a recent conference call with investors to detail that his firm is hoping to be given permission to build an integrated casino resort in the Japanese city of Osaka. Building local alliances: According to ...

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Novomatic expands footprint in Asia-Pacific with IPG deal


Friday, February 15, 2019

In a move that will expedite its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, gambling technology group, Novomatic (NVMTC.UL), has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Asian gaming equipment supplier and gaming operator, Indo Pacific Gaming (IPG). According to the official press release on ...

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MGM Cotai helps MGM China Holdings Limited


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Asian casino operator, MGM China Holdings Limited, has released its financial results for 2018 showing that it had experienced a 33% increase year-on-year in group-wide revenues to $2.44 billion alongside an associated 4.3% rise in adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization ...

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Topping-off for coming California casino


Thursday, February 14, 2019

In northern California, the federally-recognized Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of Enterprise Rancheria reportedly held a topping-off ceremony for its coming Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento yesterday some 17 years after first envisioning the project. Autumnal appearance: According to an official press release and a ...

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BtoBet announces partnership with US based social casino leader H5G


Thursday, February 14, 2019

In its ongoing effort to increase its presence in the European online casino market, Malta-headquartered iGaming and sportsbook platform and services provider, BtoBet, has announced that it has partnered with New York-based content developer High 5 Games (H5G). According to a press release… In addition ...

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Casino bid coming from Osaka


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In Japan, the city of Osaka is reportedly set to launch a formal proposal later this week in hopes of capturing one of the three casino ...

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Okada Manila considering name change


Monday, February 11, 2019

In the Philippines, local casino operator, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated, has reportedly announced that it may change the name of its Okada Manila venue in order to sever all of the giant property’s remaining links with its former Chairman, Kazuo Okada. Imminent ...

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Osage Casinos complete $160m expansion project at Tulsa property


Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Osage Nation has completed construction of the Skyline Event Center at its Tulsa, Oklahoma casino. The 45,000 sq ft facility was the last phase of a four-phase $160 million expansion that began on November 17, 2016, when the tribe broke ground ...

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Sub-committee consent for Indiana casino legislation


Saturday, February 9, 2019

In Indiana, proposed legislation that would allow local casino operator, Spectacle Entertainment, to relocate one of its riverboat gambling licenses to a land-based site in the city of Terre Haute has reportedly passed its first hurdle after being approved by the Indiana ...

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All change for Ocean Resort Casino


Friday, February 8, 2019

In New Jersey, the state gaming regulator has reportedly consented to a complex agreement that is to eventually see a private equity fund assume a majority stake in Atlantic City’s struggling Ocean Resort Casino. Increasing stake: According to a Thursday report from The Press ...

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Ocean Resort Casino deal to be discussed


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In New Jersey, the state gaming regulator is reportedly scheduled to meet later today in order to decide whether it should approve an interim deal that would eventually lead to a private equity fund taking over control of the struggling Ocean Resort ...

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John Kaplowitz joins team at Interactive Gaming as Sheffield successor


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Operator of casinos and racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:Nasdaq) recently announced that its has found a successor for the exiting, Chris Sheffield, and has appointed Jon Kaplowitz to the position of Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming. According ...

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Casino referendums may be coming to Virginia


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Virginia State Senate has reportedly passed amended legislation that could see casinos authorized for up to five independent cities so long as their local populations have approved of such venues via a referendum. Legislation’s next step: According to a Monday report from the ...

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Stratosphere to be renamed The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod


Monday, February 4, 2019

As part of its $140 million upgrade, Golden Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) has announced it will rebrand the iconic Stratosphere resort that has called Las Vegas Boulevard home since April 1996. The new name of the property that at 1,149 feet boasts the tallest freestanding observation tower in ...

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Japan may be planning to go big


Monday, February 4, 2019

As it prepares to begin the licensing process for its three coming integrated casino resorts, the government for Japan has reportedly outlined the minimum requirements it may expect in terms of the future venues’ conference and hotel space. Large footprints: According to a report ...

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Building of $400m Wilton Rancheria Resort in motion


Monday, February 4, 2019

In northern California, work has reportedly begun to demolish a portion of an unfinished shopping center in order to make way for a planned $400 million tribal casino from the federally-recognized Wilton Rancheria. Extensive development: According to a Friday report from The Sacramento Bee ...

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Encore Boston Harbor debut unchanged


Monday, February 4, 2019

The boss for American casino operator, Wynn Resorts Limited, has reportedly reassured investors that his company is planning to open its under-construction Encore Boston Harbor property on schedule despite the fact that the firm has yet to receive a green light from the ...

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Steve Hand, casino executive, dead at 61


Friday, February 1, 2019

Stephen Hand, a pioneer in the casino industry has died at the age of 61. Hand introduced the World Casino Directory to G2E in Las Vegas in 2002, after teaching himself the ropes and building the site for about two years. Not much ...

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Hollywood Casino Morgantown to be discussed


Friday, February 1, 2019

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that it will be holding a public meeting in the community of Morgantown early next month in order to accept input from citizens regarding the plan to bring a miniature casino to southern Berks County. March ...

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Long Beach Harbor Resort plan progresses


Friday, February 1, 2019

The Gulf Coast region of Mississippi could reportedly soon become home to a 13th casino after Wednesday saw the southern state’s gaming regulator approve the site for the proposed Long Beach Harbor Resort. Abandoned plot: According to a Wednesday report from the Sun Herald ...

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