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Suncity Group to close Australian junket operations

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Asian junket firm, Suncity Group, has reportedly decided to abandon the Australian casino market following allegations that its VIP operations in Melbourne and Sydney may have aided Chinese organized crime syndicates in illegally laundering money. According to a report citing an earlier story from The Age newspaper, the revelation follows the initiation of an ...

Online Casino launches in New Zealand thanks to SkyCity and Gaming Innovation Group Partnership

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Late last week, an online casino was launched via the Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) with SkyCity Malta. Customers in New Zealand will now have access to a first-class online casino gaming experience via GiG fully managed by the gaming company. SkyCity Partnership: Its Malta branch is a subsidiary of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited, ...

Scout Gaming Group launches its new Betflex enhanced “player odds sportsbook”

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Swedish B2B fantasy sports and pool betting provider, Scout Gaming, has pre-released its proprietary built ‘player odds sportsbook’ alongside cross-selling tool, Betflex, on FanTeam.com, its partner website. The unique solution is targeted on cross-selling, both to and from traditional match and player odds sportsbooks as well as daily fantasy sports (DFS). Unique solution: Scout ...

Suncity Group Holdings Limited refutes Australian investigation rumors

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Asian casino firm, Suncity Group Holdings Limited, has reportedly released an official statement to refute recent claims that it is being investigated by authorities in Australia over alleged links between its controlling shareholder and Chinese organized crime syndicates. Scrutiny stories: According to a Monday report, the Hong Kong-listed firm’s apparently name came up late ...

Microgaming strengthens presence in Italy courtesy of new agreement with SKS365 Group

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After its record-pace slots launch in July, top software development company, Microgaming, has entered into a commercial deal with international sports betting and gaming company, SKS365 Group, via its Planetwin365 brand. The agreement has seen a range of the Isle of Man-based developer’s online casino games go live with the brand that is one ...

Community advocacy group pushes new proposal for casino in downtown Rockford

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Downtown Rockford is the location a coalition of community advocates has targeted for a proposed entertainment district to include a casino and an aquarium. The Rock River West casino group recently announced that the proposed casino would be located in Rockford’s “Waterpower District,” adjacent to the anticipated Amtrack train station and Amerock Embassy Suites ...

Ladbrokes Coral Group ordered to pay $7.1 million Gambling Commission fine

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In the United Kingdom and giant land-based and online bookmaker, Ladbrokes Coral Group, has reportedly been hit with a fine of £5.9 million ($7.1 million) for failing to fulfill its social responsibility obligations and prevent money laundering. Historical inadequacies: According to a report from The Guardian newspaper, the financial penalty represents one of the ...