Wisconsin's first sportsbook has opened at Oneida Casino in Ashwaubenon following a gaming agreement made in July between the Oneida Nation and Gov. Tony Evers. In-person wagering on professional and collegiate sports is available via kiosks or cashiers, and improvements are being made at the facility's sports bar to make it more conducive to betting.
Set to open Dec. 22, Hollywood Casino Morgantown in Pennsylvania will include a Barstool Sportsbook with a bar and restaurant, 750 slot machines and 30 table games. The $111 million, 80,000-square-foot facility will also feature cashless wagering through an app.
SkyCity Auckland plans to resume operations of its casino Dec. 3, having closed in August after New Zealand experienced a COVID-19 outbreak. All staffers and guests will need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the casino, hotel or entertainment facilities.
A new sportsbook is set to open at Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, N.D., after legal sports betting is launched in the state, which could be as soon as Dec. 1. Wagering at a kiosk or with a clerk will be available right away, with a Las Vegas-style lounge, wall-to-wall video screen and dining options to come in time for the Super Bowl.
A proposed change in gaming rules by the Nevada Gaming Control Board would allow guests to register for cashless payments without needing to verify their identification in person. If the measure is approved, patrons could set up their betting accounts on an app and upload identification remotely.
A vaccine passport program in Vietnam enabled a group of fully vaccinated travelers from South Korea to visit Corona Resort and Casino on Phu Quoc island for the first time since the pandemic began. Going forward, about 20 international flights per month will arrive at the island.
Maryland is likely to launch sports betting within 45 days, according to the state's lottery and gaming director, after applications for licensing were approved for Horseshoe Casino, Oceans Downs Casino, Maryland Live!, MGM National Harbor and Hollywood Casino. Twelve other gaming locations are still awaiting approval, and mobile gaming licenses will not be issued until sometime in the future.
Resorts World Manila in the Philippines earned gross gaming revenues of $97.5 million in the third quarter, representing a 53% year-over-year increase, according to Alliance Global Group data. In addition, the resort's hotel revenue remained steady, with occupancy rates coming close to what they were prior to the pandemic.
DraftKings has opened a 12,000-square-foot sportsbook at its permanent location in the Great Cedar area of Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Ledyard, Conn., following its temporary set-up at the facility. The new venue, which is the company's first sportsbook in the state, features betting windows and kiosks, VIP rooms and a restaurant.
A gaming permit has been issued to the Cherokee Nation Businesses, which is the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma's gaming unit, and Legends Hospitality, paving the way for the construction of Legends Resort and Casino in Russellville, Ark., after a three-year wait that included extensive litigation. The $225 million facility will include a casino, sportsbook and 200-room hotel.
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