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The future of integrated resorts

The hybrid working model

Kangwon land ordered to pay up to $6,750 to victims of labor misconduct

Gambling amendment bill in Northern Ireland reaches Assembly

Former England striker Paul Merson relives the darkest moment of his gambling addiction on Good Morning Britain

Macau draft gaming law revisions announced at press conference

Yokohama integrated resort bid hits pause

Anti-betting lawsuit challenged by Arizona tribes

Tabcorp backs potential credit card online gambling ban in Australia

Brazil’s Adelson Bill calls for legisation of casino resorts in the country

How has the closure of Atlantic City casinos impacted New Jersey online casino revenue?

How has the closure of Atlantic City casinos impacted New Jersey online casino revenue?

How has the closure of Atlantic City casinos impacted New Jersey online casino revenue?

The Government of Malta renews new Dragonara Casino’s 10-year concession

EvenBet Gaming to sponsor inaugural SiGMA Americas virtual summit

Panamanian casinos, waiting for the green light to reopen

Three land-based casinos in Colorado rebranded

Post-COVID travel leads to records for Nevada casinos

Australian casinos forced to lockdown once again

MGM stock upgraded to Buy” by Deutsche Bank”

Land-based casinos: what does the future hold?

Russia: Shambala Casino averaged $116 check per game in 2020

No more bonuses for Ukrainian gamers

Citizens’ Association calls for transparency in Nagasaki’s IR documents

SPiCE India to Take Place in March 2022

EveryMatrix partners with leading Mexican land-based operator Foliatti Casino

Japan’s Yokohama concludes casino RFP submission process

Casino giant Genting pays $10 million up-front rent for its to-be-built Resorts World Miami

Zitro gets a repoker of SAGSE Awards

Crown Melbourne casino stays closed

Malaysia’s IR to remain shut

Nagacorp to reduce monthly operation costs by $2M

Plans of first Papuan casino cause protest

Domain Academy now available in Dubai and India

37% of casino goers want masks worn by staff

Wakayama nods Clairvest $4.3 billion IR plan

Despite posting US$102m profit in 2020 NagaCorp lays off over 600 workers

EGBA combats German gambling tax in court

May 2021 GGR of Macau quintuples

Eventus International welcomes Mondogaming LTD to a Selection of 2022 Events

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment Appoints Ray Pineault as New President and CEO

Steve Wynn faces lobbying allegations

ICasinos may be hurting land-based gambling

China: 914 mainland suspects surrender for cross-border gambling

Resorts World Genting halt operations in Malaysia due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vietnam’s domestic gambling programme unlikely to be extended

HK$2 million in fake casino chips seized in Macau this year

US experiencing historic expansion in land-based gaming

Galaxy Entertainment drops out of the Yokohama IR race

Manila casinos to remain shut despite easing of quarantine measures

BGC: re-opening of UK casinos and easing of betting shop restrictions to boost economy

Proposed site for a mega vaccination facility near Solaire Resort & Casino raise concerns over future land occupancy

Duel for the Crown round two: Blackstone’s offer rejected

Gambling giant MGM Resorts given state approval to open casino floors at 100% capacity

Grosvenor Casino to reopen all 52 venues from 17 May

Suncity Group withdraws from the Wakayama IR race

Gaming industry is back in the US as record revenue registered in Q1

Greentube gets important breakthrough in Luxembourg

McCann crowned CEO of Australia land-based giant

Commission on Crown Casinos investigates gaming regulator lacking key competencies

Bally’s and Gamesys £2bn merger to terminate in Q4 2021

Another one bites the dust: COVID-19 forces Okura Holdings to close 2 Pachinko Halls

Star Entertainment proposes $12 billion merger to strong competitor Crown Resorts

Cross-border gambling in China leads to wave of arrests

Star Entertainment shines with domestic gaming revenue rising 37%

$650 million for Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort

Great Canadian Gaming: ‘significant progress’ made in Apollo Funds buyout

Caesars Entertainment reports $423.0m net loss in Q1

[WATCH] I think it’s very important to keep up with the fast-paced shift to the digital landscape – Andrea Domingo, CEO PAGCOR

Domingo confirms: three Philippine IRs to start offering “online table games and slot machines”

Wynn Resorts at full capacity with vaccinated staff

Dara Sakor casino announces delayed opening due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19

INDIA: Casino “super spreader” events put into the spotlight by health professionals

Cambodia shutters all casinos to prevent COVID spread

Crown Resorts fined $1m for junket conduct

PAGCOR green lights Okada Manila’s online operations

Facelift at Atlantic City to boost competition

MGM Cotai scores the first three-star rating in Green Building Design and Operation Label

Japan’s Pachinko Parlors ordered to halt operations amid “Fourth Wave” of COVID-19

[WATCH] DFNN on the Philippines taking over the Asian gaming market: ‘we are now the leader’

Las Vegas Strip to get new iconic resort after a decade

Japan loses more than a hundred pachinko parlors in March 2021

Ryan Pace appointed new MGA Chairman

Chairman Fujiki declares war on politicians supporting casino in Yokohama IR

Okada Manila GGR plummeted 41% in Q1 of 2021

Las Vegas to reopen at full capacity in June

NUSTAR: Cebu’s New Casino Resort to open in 2022

Sands China distances itself from an online gaming group illegally operating under their brand name

Maryland’s new sports betting bill to host 60 online operators

Bally’s snaps up Tropicana casino in Las Vegas for $308M

Alabama Senate greenlights gambling bill

Tasmania’s land-based Federal Group under ransomware attack

US gaming figures pointing towards industry rebound

[WATCH] Greentube’s Trevor De Giorgio: ‘tech is at the heart of the gaming industry’

Betting shops across England and Wales open doors to patrons after months-long shutdown

Crown Resorts: Bruce Carter aka Mr. Fix it” to the rescue”

Richmond casino-hotel bid to be decided by city voters in November referendum

US$10 million in shares granted to Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts

Pachinko operator Okura Holdings buys share in Nagasaki IR development

Universal Entertainment terminates the sale of land near Okada Manila

May 22 will see Melco Resorts launch new “Water Park” at Studio City, Macau

Las Vegas gaming mecca coming back to life as casinos vaccinate employees

NSW Regulator says Australia’s Crown Resorts could regain its Sydney licence in ‘months’

Sri Lanka’s new project looking to establish gaming in the coming weeks

Japanese politician Tsukasa Akimoto pleads not guilty to IR graft scandal charges

Tabcorp to carry out strategic review of its business with possibility of selling its wagering and media division

Asia Pioneer Entertainment looks to launch new business segment in response to COVID-19 related losses

Las Vegas-based casino operator MGM offers $750m in senior notes

Macau regulator asked to lift mandatory social distancing rules in casinos

Cambodia terminates NagaCorp’s $350m non-gaming IR project

Cambodia’s casino tax revenues drop to 53% in 2020

Vietnam: Vingroup to officially open its long-awaited $2.8bn Phu Quoc United Center on April 21st

Land-based gaming in Asia back on track after a turbulent 2020

India gambles to bring casinos back: Nepal’s Lemon Tree hotel confirms new casino

Las Vegas waking up from Covid-19 woes

We will continue to take tough measures”- Japan minister confirms continued efforts to combat online illegal activities”

Closed for good: Ladbrokes and Coral to shutter up to 300 shops after 2021’s online boom

David Beckham: Sports icon turned business magnate

Melco’s IR City of Dreams Mediterranean to open in Cyprus, summer 2022

Okada Manila receives five star rating for second consecutive year

Sands leaves Las Vegas after agreeing huge $6.5billion deal

Denmark: casino and gaming halls shut until 5 April

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will not charge resort fees””

Exclusive: Pixel Companyz race to the Nagasaki IR finish line with a seven-time Olympic medalist as their brand ambassador

Japan IR developments: a review

Resorts World Genting reopens its doors since January

The $1billion hotel casino

Shambala Casino under investigation by Primorskoe OFAS Russia

Is investing in gambling and casino stock worth it?

The Dutch Gaming Authority finalises guidelines ahead of online gaming launch

Let the on-line guys take over

Early celebrations as Macau casinos confirm employee bonuses

Ash Wednesday sees former Trump Plaza and Casino turn to dust

Casino Canberra not eligible to claim Australia’s JobKeeper scheme benefits

First Ukrainian gambling licences to be issued by the end of this month: what you need to know

Hard Rock to open new London casino after acquiring The Ritz Club casino licence

American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, passes away at age 87

Landing International inspect $13.4M vanished in Jeju, South Korea

Macau reports highest number of visitors in 11 months

Hawaii governor at odds with new casino proposal

iGaming Cafè: The Betting Coach interviews Borja Méndez-Villamil, Spanish website manager from Leadstar Media

Ukraine sets licensing conditions for gambling activities

Slovakia’s Bratislava issues ban on gambling

Holland Casinos closed until January

Scotland reopens betting stores: BGC urges casinos to resume operations too

New management company acquires Carousel Casino; reopening mid-December

Maxim Kiryukhin: Fonbet plans to keep its betting shops business

[WATCH] Fifth installment on IR’s with Alidad Tash

Africa: Why now is the best time to invest online

EveryMatrix onboards land-based supplier JVL on RGS Matrix

An analysis on COVID-19 cases around the globe from March to December

Global ambitions

A vision for the future: SiGMA 2020 in Manila

Staying afloat in turbulent times

Next steps: a united front

It’s hard to see land-based gaming going back to 2019 levels until 2023 when a full return happens.” – Joe Pisano”

SCCG Management establishes office for the UK and Europe in London

Referendum proposals as part of rising opposition to Yokohama IR

Prestige for Pixel as they throw their hat in the ring for Japan’s Nagasaki IR race

Nagasaki IR update: Pixel Companyz set to meet the original schedule date

Top 5 countries to kick off an offshore online casino

Lagos State plans to develop local and foreign tourism

Zimbabwe officially green-lights resumption of tourism activities

Traditional casinos – how to prosper in a changing environment?

Rwanda gaming companies allowed to resume operations

SiGMA’s double assignment for its land based gaming segment

SiGMA’s double assignment for its land based gaming segment

SiGMA’s double assignment for its land based gaming segment

Philippines’ casinos vie for survival as PAGCOR approves their online operations

[WATCH] US versus EU: COVID-19 cases through 27 October

Las Vegas Sands puts $6 billion price-tag on Strip properties

DPW halts Imperial Pacific International hotel and casino project in Garapan

A quantum leap in regulation for the gaming industry as IAGR and IGSA herald collaboration

PAGCOR pondering the possibility of online gaming for local casinos

Occupancy rate of Macau hotels down to 16.4% in September

Sport Betting Consensus Fails In Arizona, Shelved For 2021

Skycity’s main priority for 2021 is to “just stay open”

Belle Corporation’s nine-month profit sinks 96% due to the pandemic

Kangwon Land Casino under fire for procurement favoritism

Amendment 77 Could See Coloradans Betting Bigger And Higher

The paradigm shift in Africa

Casinos in Salta flirting with critical reopening

Crown Chairman and CEO admits casino ‘enabled’ money laundering

New Mexico tribes raise concerns over proposed gambling expansion

Casinos in Chile steadily working towards prior tentative reopening

Land-based casinos in France hopeful of tax exemptions as new lockdown measures kick in

Rawson, Argentina recloses its casinos

Rawson, Argentina recloses its casinos

Mendoza’s online gambling bill passes and awaits approval by the Senate

Casino owner says Vegas won’t be Vegas until 2022

Casino owner says Vegas won’t be Vegas until 2022

Resort World Casino to open hotel at Aqueduct Racetrack, New York

Fire ravages part of Bingo Charaima on Margarita Island

Detroit casino revenues picking up despite strict capacity restrictions

Casinos and gambling halls in Mexico City reopen this week

Mauritius opens to tourism as it enters ‘new normal’

UK casinos propose alcohol ban to avoid further closures

Mohegan Gaming offers €150m for Greek casino licence

Casino Luckia Bogotá, and its sanitary measures, qualified as “excellent” by the Minister of Commerce and Tourism of Colombia

SkyCity Auckland Casino Resort: the first major gaming property to fully lift COVID-19 restrictions

Russia’s Shambala Casino soft-launces in preparation for grand opening

Chile’s Dreams Temuco Casino workers oppose continued closure of installations after security measures have been met

Walter Martos excludes slot machines and casinos operations in Peru

Net profit of Naga World Holdings fell 52.33% in the first three quarters

Puerto Rico’s casinos request extension on their imposed closing time

LuckyStreak empowering land-based casinos to beat Covid-19

Clandestine establishments have 133 casino machines confiscated in Tamaulipas

IEC obtains provisional 3 month licence approved by PAGCOR

Bloomberry Solaire expected to break even at EBITDA level by Q4, Solaire North likely to open by 2024

Okada Manila deploys robots for COVID property disinfection

Horse racing to resume in Buenos Aires on October 1st

Supported by local tourism, Genting Malaysia expects a turnaround in the fourth quarter

With restrictions and protocols in place, casinos in Misiones Argentina reopen

High Rollers casino backs END 2 END’s central management system for re-opening in Alabama

Detroit casino revenues drop 42% for the month of August

Puerto Rico casinos operating 25% above pre-pandemic capacity in their first weekend of reopening

Novomatic land-based sees 36% revenue decrease in H1

(WATCH) From gaming monopoly to the gaming capital of the world: Spotlight on Macau’s evolution

Uruguay’s announcement of new 5 star-casino-resort will be a first for Rocha

Casino operator Genting Malaysia to inject $150 million to Empire Resorts

Puerto Rico kickstarts casino reopening process

Suncity launches new office as a promotional base for Wakayama IR2.0 concept

The Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino announces reopening of its venues

COVID closure lifted at Paradise City, after staff testing

Hong Kong’s new phase of reopening to begin today

Northern Mariana Islands and Imperial Pacific accuse each other of violating Casino Licence Agreement

PAGCOR extends deadline for envisioned Landing International IR development

South Korean lawmakers push for online horse bets

NagaCorp casino net profit jumps to US$20.6 million in 1H20

Mozambique to reopen land-based casinos from September in bid to boost socio-economic activity

BGC says Welsh casino reopening’s was “the right move”; hoping to boost the UK economy

Looming layoffs for Jeju casinos employees following the COVID-19 crisis

Imperial Pacific International vs the CCC of Saipan; timely payment of licence fee “non-negotiable”

Father left unemployed by COVID-19 revealed as $5.8 million mystery lotto winner

Sun International to sell Sun Dreams to partner, ending dispute

Kangwon Land to close temporarily as government restrictions tighten

Casino workers in Caleta Olivia Argentina fearing job loss over casino reclosing

Imperial Pacific fights for its Saipan casino monopoly

Supreme court ruling bans Okada from returning to Universal board for 30 years

Casino Necochea in Argentina catches fire, motive still unclear

Suncity’s Alvin Chau transfers US$500 million in Suncity Group loans

Only four out of seven casinos in Guadalajara Mexico had the necessary sanitary protocols in place

Casinos in England given green light to resume operations

Pixel partners with Groupe Partouche for Japan IR bid

City of Dreams Manila reports US$50 million loss in 2Q20

Dominican Republic expected to return to casino activities next week

Bloomberry Resorts & Entertainment proceeds with its Solaire North expansion project in hopes of post pandemic recovery

Bloomberry Resorts Corp report net loss of US$96 for 2Q20

Casino de Tandil could be the first to reopen in Buenos Aires

Grand Korea Leisure Casino reports US$20 million loss in Q2

Japan IR application may be postponed due to COVID-19, says Minister for Tourism

Local RWS employees keep jobs as foreign workers suffer layoffs

South Africa: Table Bay Hotel and Sun City to remain closed

Matsui Gaming releases COVID-19 resistent casino chips

Delays predicted for Singapore casinos as COVID-19 grips construction industry

Macau’s gambling licence expiry may be the bargaining chip between China and US

21 casinos request reopening in Cambodia

Controversy over new bidding process for 12 casino operators in Chile

Detroit casinos to reopen on August 5 at 15% capacity

Reopening of casinos in England delayed after Boris Johnson postpones lockdown easing

Metro Manila’s quarantine status reverted to strict MECQ after frontliners’ plea

Colombia to put into action pilot plans to reopen casinos and bingo halls

Casino Central Mar del Plata employees call for full payment of salaries

Legalisation of land-based casinos in Brazil given priority by the Ministry of Tourism

Casino de Tucumán in Argentina could reopen if security measures are met

Cape Verde: the future gaming hub of Africa

MGM Resorts International notifies staff of mass furloughs

Italian bookmakers face closure over unpaid taxes

Expected loss of MOP 1.412 billion for SJM Holdings

Municipalities in Chile face hardships due to closure of casino premises

Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa casino to use cutting-edge Canon products for a world-class IR

Jeju gambling island’s economic income in crisis due to COVID-19

Ciudad del Este casino workers in Paraguay call for reopening of casinos in protest

Mexicali City’s casinos on the road to recovery

Scottish Government criticised after reimposing ban on gaming machines

Suncity issues US$148 million loan for its Westside City Resorts World Inc. development in Manila

Gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson’s net worth shrinks $12.9 billion in six months

Online Gambling market expected to double to $94.4bn by 2024 – report

Eldorado Resorts take over Caesars Entertainment in $17.3 billion buyout

Protesters in Nigeria surround Lagos Court demanding ‘justice for lottery operators’

Visitation to Malaysia’s RWG recovers to more than 50% of pre-COVID levels

Casinos in Peru await authorisation to resume activities in August

Buenos Aires lottery agencies on the road to recovery

NagaWorld Casino in Cambodia is back to business

First round of mass COVID-19 tests for 4,000 casino employees in Macau

Casinos in Puerto Rico re-shutter as COVID-19 cases surge

Casinos in England set to reopen August 1

Macau reaches 2,000 tourists daily following quarantine relaxation measures

Criminal charges laid against National Lotteries Commission in South Africa over hiding beneficiaries for two years

Suncity’s Tigre De Cristal casino in Russia granted reopening

Resorts World Sentosa announces layoff plans amid pandemic

Surge in the number of visitors after San Juan casinos reopened

Gamblers in Macau to provide nucleic acid detection test results before entering casinos

Pachinko Parlors May revenue plummeted to 77.5% year-on-year

Ukraine gives the green light for both online and land-based gambling

Tanzania cracks down on illegal slot machines

Macau Golden Group to permanently shutter 3 VIP clubs by the end of the month

South African Caesar’s Emerald Casino reopens

Holland Casino reopens all of its venues to the public

MGC drafts stricter health and safety protocols for Massachusetts casinos set to reopen this July

Sun International casinos to reopen with restrictions

Kambi Group plc collaborating with Four Winds Casinos

The Cruise and Airplane Industries Return to Business, While Finland Introduces Changes to Land-Based and Online Casinos

Ceasars Entertainment reports 58% drop in revenues

The profile of the modern Casino player in a post-COVID era

Leading bookmakers sign up with SIS to stream Saudi Cup

SIS promotes William Morris to Head of International Racing

Fire & Ice 2020 Rhythm & Beats comes to life

MGA identifies skills gap in iGaming