Japan about to Delay Taking Bids to Host Casino Resorts

According to The Japan Times reports, Japan has suspended the acceptance of bids to host casino resorts in various municipalities. The process is supposed to commence from the 1st day of January 2021 for seven months. The reason for the postponement is not unlikely – COVID-19. No doubt, this will affect some prospective investors negatively. Before now, the laws in Japan prohibited the establishment of casino resorts in the country. It seemed like the country would not lift the ban

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Online Casino Limits in Sweden Declining Sales by 30%

Remarkably, a lot of changes have been made in all sectors of the Swedish economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the recent changes, the Swedish government outlined some restrictions on the online casino industry. Consequently, they aim to regulate the activities of online casinos and reduce gambling-related harm. Although the purpose of imposing the restrictions is well, it may have negatively affected the industry. According to CalvinAyre.com, most licensed online casino operators in Sweden have

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Svenska Spel Sport & Casino Partners with NetEnt to Launch Live Casino

NetEnt has experienced consistent progress within the gaming industry. This progress is because they aim to have a continuous expansion of their presence. Their latest work in achieving these objectives is a recently completed technical integration that allows NetEnt’s live casino games to be featured on Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. Players can now have access to live casino games like Auto Roulette Studio, Blackjack (Blitz and Perfect) on their state-owned Svenska Spel Sport & Casino. It is among the

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Michigan’s Gun Lake Casino Added Sports Betting

Gun Lake Casino has become the latest casino to introduce sports betting to its offerings. The casino is located along US 131 in Allegan County, and it recently announced its intention to introduce sports betting on the 3rd of October 2020. This is good news for West Michigan players as it will provide them with a wide range of betting options to select from, besides the numerous options already available at the online casino websites. According to the news release,

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Vibra Gaming Extending the Gaming Partnership with First Look Games

Vibra Gaming has just signed a deal that strengthens its partnership with First Look Games. This partnership is meant to have the Latin American focused gaming software developer white-labeling First Look Games’ client area. Their first interaction was in July, and they are looking to create an even stronger relationship. This extension permits Vibra to take advantage of First Look Games’ completely brandable clientele in its display of work such as table games and online slots free to current and

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Five Steps to Recognize the Best Online Casinos Welcome Bonuses

There is stiff competition among casinos when it comes to attracting new players. Each casino offers exciting sign-up offers to lure the new players and to outdo its competitors. This makes it very tricky for gamblers to decide on which sites to open a new account. The welcome bonuses are not very common in the other parts of the gaming industry but are most commonly featured on a lot of casino websites. Casino bonuses are designed to give players extra

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Sydney Probe of Crown Casino-License Worthiness

According to Blomberg.com, it seems the ongoing probe of Crown Resort Ltd.’s activity has revealed some lack of transparency in their operations. However, the investigation is billed to continue with the evidence of notable members of the company. Kenneth Barton, the CEO of Crown Resort, testified on Wednesday at the court hearing. His evidence was quite revealing. No wonder the press got the impression that the company’s operation seems not to be transparent. Barton’s evidence seems he was not aware

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South African Gambling Regulator: Online Casinos Are Illegal

The National Gambling Board is now concerned that interactive or online gaming has become the subject of debate in some circles. This is because there has been increased interest in playing online casino games among most South Africans, and most believe it is a legal activity. However, the National Gambling Board in South Africa has made things clear regarding safe online gambling. It has stated that online or interactive gambling in South Africa is illegal; hence South Africans have been

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Bitcoin Association President: Bitcoin’s Usage in Gambling

No one thought that cryptocurrency, especially Bitcoin, will gain a lot of acceptance in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinstated the need for a cashless society. Presently, most industries, including the gambling industry, are embracing the use of cryptocurrency for their transaction. During Jimmy Nguyen’s interview with Fundsrat’s Tom Lee, according to CalvinAyre.com, Nguyen proposed that a Bitcoin SV can be used for many things. For instance, he suggested that a Bitcoin SV can be a viable means of

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Health Insurance for Las Vegas Casino Workers Can Be Kept until March

Thousands of employees at two of the biggest Las Vegas casino companies, Caesars Entertainment Inc. and MGM Resorts, can keep on enjoying their family benefits up to at least March 1. Officials said that this decision came about after an agreement featuring various unions representing culinary workers and bartenders. This was agreed upon on Monday, August 31, affecting approximately 36,000 workers in twenty-two Las Vegas strip properties. What Does This Mean for the Casino Employees? This is good news for

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San Jose Lawmakers Decided to Reopen Casinos

According to the San Jose Spotlight, lawmakers have approved the reopening of casinos like other businesses. It is no longer news that was shut down since the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, casinos were not among the list of companies that were permitted to reopen to play free casino games. Although industry watchers had predicted that casinos will reopen soon but didn’t expect it to happen now, however, according to business experts, the reason for the reopening could be

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Sun International Is Planning to Cut Jobs in South Africa and Chile

The current lockdown restrictions have negatively affected almost all industries. However, some of the hard-hit industries are the casino and hotel industries. This is because these industries mostly rely on international travelers and the sale of alcohol to survive. Sun International Casino has become one of the latest casinos that have decided to take strict measures to ensure that they survive the lockdown restrictions imposed by various countries. For this to happen, the casino is planning to cut 3,300 jobs

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Cambodia Official: Casinos Near Angkor Wat Are Barred

Through an official, the Cambodian government stated that casino establishments were prohibited in the Angkor Wat region within Siem Reap situated Northwest of Cambodia. On August 27, the casino investor NagaCorp, listed as a HongKong company, filed interim results. Within this, it was apparent that they planned on exploring the possibilities of IR development in Sihanoukville and Siem Reap areas. For the longest time, NagaCorp has enjoyed a casino monopoly within Phnom Penh - Cambodia’s capital and neighboring areas. Integrated

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Vietnam Casino Revenue up 60% in 2019

There is excitement in the air as Vietnamese casino operators celebrate gains from 2019. It also permitted revenue generated from gambling to contribute to the state’s treasury. The Ministry of finance released reports showing income records from 8 different casinos running within the country last week. Within them, it could be seen that VND 2.5t (USD 107.4m) was generated in 2019. From this, VND1.3t was added to the country’s budget. Gambling is still illegal in most Vietnam cases, although foreigners

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Gamblers’ Luck Helped Locked-Down Bars to Survive

Many pubs and bars in South Africa have run dry since the selling of alcohol was banned. However, some of these bars have survived through other means, such as taking advantage of the legal slotting machines. Most bars with slot machines have been able to continue operating, and make some profits by keeping the slotting machines open for gamblers. Despite banning the sale of alcohol, these bars still serve the players with soft drinks and other refreshments as they play

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Indian Online Casino Expansion

In the last couple of years, India's gaming industry has been experiencing rapid growth. The country has become a haven for online casinos and sports betting companies. As Indians have developed a habit of playing online games, particularly gambling and casino games, the market has been expanding at a very unexpected place. This is as a result of a high rise in the number of players in the last decade. In 2019, India's online gaming industry had valued 62 Billion

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IGT’s Playsports Will Be Deployed by Boyd at Nevada Casinos

Casino operator, Boyd Gaming, which partners with sportsbook operator FanDuel in its regional casinos, has announced the signing of a long term sports betting technology agreement with International Game Technology. Through this deal, IGT will be providing its sports platform for Boyd Gaming’s retail sportsbook in Nevada, which will be another addition to its online sports betting, online casinos, and sports app in Nevada. Besides, Boyd Gaming is also aiming to deploy Playsports kiosks all over its Nevada venues. The

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Colombians May Enjoy the Casino Games Again

No doubt, Colombians have long awaited the reopening of casinos. According to IGamingBusiness, the Colombia Ministry of Health approved the reopening of casino and bingo halls within the jurisdiction. However, to forestall the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, these casinos and bingo halls must comply with strict health and safety measures. Consequently, before the approval was made in July, the Ministry also approved a pilot program. The pilot program authorized the local municipalities to approve venues suitable for reopening. Meanwhile,

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New Jersey’s Casinos & Tracks Won $264m in July

The casinos and horse tracks in New Jersey won a total of $264.5 million in July after reopening. These figures were recorded in the CoronaVirus outbreak, a figure that went down by 21% compared to what was recorded a year ago. However, this comes as a relief to the gambling industry after several months of inactivity. Recent figures produced by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement are reflections of the first month of operation. This is besides being allowed to

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Bo-Kaap Residents Are against of Opening up a Casino in Their Area

No Casinos Allowed in Bo-Kaap Bo-Kaap means “above the Cape” in Afrikaans. It is located in Cape Town. It was previously called the Malay Quarter, a former township. Residents of the area are mostly Muslim, and they took up arms this week in response to news that there was a casino applying to open within the community. This protest was triggered by notice within the provincial gazette that online casino South Africa - ClevaBets had submitted an application for a

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