Polish Century Casinos Extended Closure Because of COVID-19

According to CasinoBeats, the Century Casinos have extended the closure of their operation till the 31st of January 2021. The Polish government has increased the restrictions in a bid to combat the pandemic. Recently, there has been a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Poland. In December 2020, the company shut down temporarily, hoping to resume in early January. However, the latest figures show that Poland has recorded 1.44 million cases and 33,407 deaths. The pandemic has crippled

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Portuguese Casinos: 2020 50% Fall in Takings & 2021 Forecasts

According to Macau Business, after the historic drop in revenue of land-based casinos in Portugal last year, they face 2021 with pessimism. Also, the closure of casinos during the lockdown brought the industry to its knees. Right now, it appears that 2021 may not be different from last year since the pandemic is not going anytime soon. An operator said it is impossible to look forward to 2021 with optimism, considering the challenges last year. Considering that gamblers are switching

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Casino Magnate and Politician Sheldon Adelson Dies at 87

According to BusinessDay, billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson is dead. His company Las Vegas Sand in a statement, said the casino magnate died on Monday. He was reported to have suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Before his death, Adelson was one of the most prominent casino entrepreneurs in the world. Although Adelson had other investments, his brand was synonymous with South African casinos. In early January 2021, Adelson took a leave of absence to attend to his ailment. Unlike some billionaires, Adelson

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Seoul Casinos Closure Extended until 17 January 2021

According to Gambling Insider, all the casinos in and around Seoul will be closed for another two weeks. This follows the announcement made by Kwon Deok-Cheol on Saturday following the present viral resurgence of the pandemic in the country. Deok-Cheol is the South Korean Health Minister. Apart from other non-essential sectors, the gambling industry in South Korea has been the worst hit since the pandemic broke out. Usually, players visit the casinos during the December holidays more. But the present

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South Africa’s Carousel Casino Reopened under New Management

According to Gambling News, Carousel Casino will kick start its operations under new leadership. Also, they have integrated a new casino management system from International Gaming Technology (IGT). Meanwhile, IGT is known for creating advanced technology to boost business operations. Carousel Casino is a popular gaming venue patronized by South Africans and visitors to the country. Although their past operations were profitable, with IGT coming on board, they aim to improve. Nonetheless, with the numerous challenges faced by land-based South

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Dutch Casinos to Close Venues until January

According to YogoNet Gaming News, Dutch is about to enter their strictest lockdown since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This also means that even safe casinos and entertainment venues such as amusement parks, cinemas, museums, etc., will be closed down. This third lockdown is expected to elapse on the 19th of January 2021. Meanwhile, before this third lockdown, the first lasted for more than three months. Within the week, the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that non-essential shops

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Players Can Start Drawing Credits from Slot Machine in Las Vegas Soon

According to Las Vegas Sun, a new technology that allows players to draw credit from a slot machine has been launched. The technology was created by the owner of a small Las Vegas casino. With this technology, a player can establish a line of credit within five minutes. Gary Ellis had nursed the idea for a while. However, Ellis created the technology in 2018 and named it Marker Trax. Although the Marker Trax has been tested and up for sale,

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Global Online Gambling Market Estimated Size by 2027 Is $125 Billion

According to Cision, the global online gambling market will be worth $125 billion in the next seven years. Meanwhile, in 2019, it was estimated to be worth $53.7 billion. With the breakout of the pandemic, most people were surprised by this projection. However, some industry watchers believe that 2020 is the best year for online gambling. Could it be because of the shutdown of the land-based casinos during the lockdown? Partly so, but other factors are expected to propel the

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Despite California’ COVID Cases Spike, New Year’s Parties to Be

According to Sacramento Bee, it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic will not halt the annual New Year’s parties at California casinos. Tribal casinos in the state are making plans to hold overnight cross parties. The frightening part is that thousands of revelers and gamblers will be packed in one place. The California officials’ duties will only be to enforce COVID-19 regulations. Nonetheless, a lot of casinos have promised to entertain less than 20 percent of their regular capacity into the

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DCMS’ Gambling Act Review May Affect UK Online Casinos Negatively

According to Casino Beats, the United Kingdom plans to review the Gambling Act 2005. However, considering the development and growth of the online gambling industry, the government wants to limit online stakes and review other aspects of their operations. The department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has already sent in a proposal. Also, it is expected that the Gambling Act of 2005 will be altered to accommodate some of the changes. Some online stakeholders in the UK believe

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2021 Lobbying Blitz: Bringing Casinos to Texas

According to Texas Tribune, in a bid to seek the legalization of gambling at casinos in Texas, Las Vegas Sands has put together a group of powerful lobbyists to help achieve their goal. The lobbying for a casino in Texas is expected to start in January next 2021. Meanwhile, in the past, Joe Deshotel, a state representative, made efforts to legalize gaming at casinos in Texas, but it fell on hard rock. In 2015, Gov. Gregg Abbott wholeheartedly supported the

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Secrets of European Online Gambling Market Growth

According to MicroSmallCap, it appears as if the European online gambling market has a secret ingredient that is making its industrial boom. The European online gambling market is among the top two biggest earners in the world. What then is the secret? The regulations and monitoring of online gambling sites activities are far better in the European Union. In other words, it is almost impossible for an online site to operate without a license or not pay taxes. Is strict

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Cashless Gaming Solutions Tendency in Casinos

According to CasinoBeats, the number of casinos operating a cashless policy has increased. This is particularly so across the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic is the reason most casinos are adopting this policy. The pandemic has become a major challenge for casinos and other industries in 2020. Meanwhile, it appears that some casino players are not in total support of the casino digital payment policy. This year, the American Gaming Association (AGA) had called for a rapid drift to a

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EA’s New Tool Introduces Gaming Restrictions on FIFA 21 Players

According to ScreenRant, Electronic Arts (EA) recently introduced a new FIFA 21 game tool called FIFA Playtime. The new tool allows FIFA 21 players or their parents to monitor the amount spent on purchasing FUT points. Furthermore, the FIFA series has a gaming feature known as the Ultimate Team mode. To access more exciting features on the Ultimate Team mode, you can purchase them with real money. In some quarters, the use of real money on Ultimate Team mode has

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BetBoom Online Casinos Partners with Betsoft Gaming in New Deal

According to iGaming Business, BetBoom online casinos have partnered with Betsoft gaming to provide a quality gaming experience for their customers. Meanwhile, both companies are reputable and internationally recognized. BetBoom online casinos have been partnering with top companies in the gambling industry to expand their jurisdiction. Sometimes partnership between two reputable companies doesn’t yield the expected result. Nonetheless, industry watchers are hoping that BetBoom online casino and Betsoft Gaming cooperation will deliver results. Will this partnership be fruitful? Let’s take

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New Tax Revenues from Online Gambling Industry in New Jersey

According to CBS Philly, New Jersey lawmakers intend to expand their international online gambling industry to increase their tax revenues. No doubt, this will afford gamblers a better chance to explore new games and win more. During the Betting on Sports America online conference, lawmakers and gambling executives agreed regarding the possibility of earning new revenue from online gambling. Some lawmakers who spoke to the press said that the COVID-19 pandemic had created a vacuum in the state’s budget. Therefore,

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Lottery and Online Gambling Offset UK’s Slot Machine Collapse

According to CalvinAyre, the United Kingdom slot machine revenue took a little dip 12 months preceding the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, lotteries and other gambling activities experienced an upsurge. Some experts in the UK gambling industry believe that online slot gambling sites are the reason for the dip. The UK gambling revenue for the last 12 months showed that slot machines’ earnings slightly decreased. For instance, the revenue for slot machines (also referred to as fixed-odds betting terminals) slumped by 99

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Casinos Could Control Sports Betting Market in Massachusetts

According to MassLive, it appears that with the overwhelming support of the members of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts, casinos may control the sports betting market in the state. In case you don’t know, sports betting is not lawful in Massachusetts. During a recent debate about the legal status of sports betting at the floor of the House of Representatives, lawmakers authorized lawful sports betting in their economic development bill. However, the Senate didn’t support the bill. Nonetheless, there

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Nebraska Casinos Possible Impact on Iowa Gambling Industry

Casino officials in Iowa are concerned because they feel they may lose a big part of their casino business to the Nebraska state. This comes after the residents of Nebraska allowed commercial gambling in the state. Some Iowa casino officials have expressed their fears that establishing commercial casinos in Nebraska could significantly hurt Iowa’s state gaming revenues. Nebraska Passed Three Casino-Related Constitutional Amendments Last week, Nebraska voters approved three constitutional amendments designed to legalize casino gambling at the six licensed

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Arctic Adventure & Fun in IC Wins Slot by Springbok Casino

According to BusinessWire, Springbok Casino offers players a fun, and rewarding gaming experience via their IC Wins Slot game. The game is set to launch on the 16th of December 2020. The slot game is powered by RealTime Gaming. In other words, the IC Wins slot game promises to be fun. Players will receive free spins and re-spins until they win. However, according to Daniel Van Wyke, players have to be brave to get into the wilderness and seek numerous

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