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Catalonian government approves €2B Hard Rock resort

Published by Casino | 29-05-2018

If anyone was ever skeptical that Spain’s Hard Rock’s Catalan Casino Resort plans would come to fruition, they can rest their doubts now. The colossal €2 billion project has just been given the green light by the government of Catalonia, meaning that this Spanish region, which recently made headlines for the turbulent independence struggle, will soon […]

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Fraud and perjury charges against Okada dropped in Philippines

Published by Casino | 29-05-2018

Last week in the Philippines, fraud and perjury complaints filed in January against Japanese entrepreneur, Kazuo Okada (pictured), by the promoter of the giant Okada Manila integrated casino resort have reportedly been dropped by prosecutors in Parañaque City and Makati in Metro Manila, due to a lack of evidence. GGRAsia reports that the Universal Entertainment […]

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NetEnt continues progressive jackpot streak

Published by Casino | 28-05-2018

You all know and possibly love NetEnt’s progressive jackpot title, Mega Fortune. You’ve probably become used to hearing about it and some of the brand’s other popular progressives in the news with life-changing wins awarded to unsuspecting players. Well, it’ done it again, and this time, the big win changed the life of a player […]

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Washington DC to legalize sports betting?

Published by Casino | 28-05-2018

The issue of sports betting is being debated by every state in the U.S. at this moment and lawmakers in Washington D.C. have opened a discussion about legalizing wagering on football, baseball, softball, basketball and other sports. The Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as illegitimate has helped […]

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Japan’s House of Representatives clears anti-gambling addiction bill

Published by Casino | 28-05-2018

Prior to the weekend, the lower parliamentary chamber of Japan’s National Diet, the House of Representatives, passed an anti-gambling addiction bill. The measure was then sent to the House of Councillors, the upper house of the Diet, for further review and to be voted on, according to GGRAsia citing its Japan correspondent. Deemed a necessary […]

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Lightning Box enters Portuguese market with nine slots

Published by Casino | 28-05-2018

Independent video slots developer and a multi-channel supplier from Sydney, Lightning Box Games, has just secured approval for entering the market of Portugal via the SG Digital platform which will include its brand of fun slot titles. This was granted by Portugal’s leading regulatory body, Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SIRJ), who has […]

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New Jersey race track sues NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over $150m in lost revenue

Published by Casino | 27-05-2018

A lawsuit filed Thursday by the operator of Monmouth Park, the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA), against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the four major sports leagues alleges that the leagues legal action [Murphy v NCAA] in August 2012 to enjoin New Jersey’s Sports Wagering Act cost the thoroughbred horse racing track […]

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California’s Sycuan Casino celebrates major expansion milestone

Published by Casino | 27-05-2018

In southern California, Tuesday saw the federally-recognized Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation hold a ‘topping-off ceremony’ as the final beam was lifted into position as part of the $226 million expansion of its Sycuan Casino. Began in March 2017, the redevelopment is set to see the San Diego County facility add a twelve-story hotel […]

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William Hill US to operate sports book at Ocean Resort Casino

Published by Casino | 26-05-2018

The largest sports book in Nevada, William Hill US will reportedly run the sports book at the Ocean Resort Casino slated to open at June’s end this year. The partnership between the London-based sports book and the resort casino at 500 Boardwalk was confirmed on Thursday by Jordan Deifik, principal of Ocean Resort Casino, who […]

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Chilean gaming regulator analyzes bids for planned Pucon casino

Published by Casino | 26-05-2018

In Chile, the Superintendencia de Casinos de Juego (SJC) gaming regulator was reportedly due to hold a meeting on Friday to analyze bids from those interested in operating a new casino due to be licensed for the central city of Pucon. According to a report from G3Newswire, the SJC has also been tasked with picking […]

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