A Senate committee in Virginia voted in favor of a bill regarding casino projects in Portsmouth, Danville and Bristol, plus a Pamunkey Indian facility in Richmond or Norfolk. If passed, the cities would need to hold voter referendums before any casinos could be built.
The president of Uganda has ordered a halt to issuing or renewing gaming licenses in response to concerns raised about young people being harmed by gaming. Many young citizens in the country engage in risky betting behaviors and bet away their earnings, Finance Minister David Bahati says.
Portugal's land-based casinos brought in $362 million in revenue during 2018, a 3.1% rise from the year before. Slot machine revenue rose 3.4% and has been reported as a driving factor in casino growth.
Dreambox Games, Ellmount Gaming, Legolas Invest, Pixel Digital and More Tech Group have been awarded online gaming licenses in Sweden. The companies will operate Chanz.com; CasinoRoom.com; Legolas.bet and Mobile.Legolas.bet; Pixel.bet; and SuperLottoClub.com, respectively.
Wynn Macau last week won a legal battle for $4.21 million plus interest from a fund manager. Malaysia doesn't allow casinos to recover gambling dues, but this dispute involved money owed from a credit arrangement.
A bill being considered in the Indiana Senate would permit one Gary casino license to be sold and relocated at least 100 miles away from Gary and the other to move to a land-based casino in the city. In recent years, the state's gaming industry has faced new competition from Illinois, Michigan and Ohio as well as a tribal casino in South Bend.
In 2018, reports of 2,087 suspicious transactions were filed by Macau gaming operators with the Financial Intelligence Office, close to the 2,074 filed the year before. However, the office's 3,176 total reports included an increase in filings from organizations outside Macau's gaming sector.
Atlantic City will host the Esports Travel Summit June 25 to 27 at an undetermined location. "By hosting this high-caliber event, it will help guide the future growth of esports tournaments and events in our destination," Meet AC CEO Jim Wood says.
Hotels are ripe for cyberattacks, such as the one recently perpetrated against Marriott International Inc., and they must prepare accordingly, security experts advise. Acquisitions are especially vulnerable, illustrated by the hacking of Starwood after its merger with Marriott, one expert said.
The Corona Resort and Casino, which opens Saturday, will be the first in Vietnam to permit locals to gamble immediately after its launch. It offers 1,000 slot machines, 100 table games and about 1,000 electronic gaming machines.
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