In November, Floridians will vote on an amendment that would transition the decision to approve or deny new gaming operation requests from state lawmakers to voters. Polls currently show that the amendment is supported by 54% of the population, but it needs at least 60% approval to pass.
The prime minister of Albania announced that all betting venues will be required to move out of residential areas and into the outskirts of cities and towns by Dec. 31. He also cautioned broadcasters and media outlets to stop airing gaming advertisements within 24 hours or be subjected to closure.
The UK Gambling Commission has fined Rank Group $$657,400 for violating problem gaming regulations. The fine revolves around a customer who lost $1.32 million within 24 hours after exhibiting problem behaviors and who was contacted by the operator during a self-exclusion period.
Online poker site Winning Poker Network now gets up to 60% of its payments through cryptocurrencies. The company accepts more than 60 different cryptocurrencies and has seen a rise in popularity for the currency thanks to more affordable processing fees compared to traditional banking methods.
Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel will launch New Mexico's first legal sports book Tuesday. The Santa Ana Pueblo and USBookmaking have teamed up to offer betting on the NFL, college sports, NASCAR, minor league baseball and more.
At least 500 card clubs in Bangalore, India, have been ordered to close by police. The clubs in question offered high-stake rummy games and had licenses, but officials cited concerns over the businesses attracting illegal activity.
The operator of Thunder Valley Casino Resort in California has signed a partnership deal with GVC and MGM Resorts in the event that the state allows them to offer sports betting and online gaming. The United Auburn Indian Community would gain access to the companies' brands and technology.
The Spa & Salon at Park MGM in Las Vegas has opened with a full range of services. "The boutique feel, coupled with the warm, personable staff, only serve to enhance the amenities offered in the spa," spa Director Laura Wood says.
The three Atlantic City properties owned by Caesars Entertainment have been successful with the Gender Equity Initiative designed to boost women's representation among company leadership. Forty percent of female employees at Bally's Caesars and Harrah's are in managerial roles or higher positions, according to Harrah's Resort General Manager Karie Hall.
Play'n Go has agreed to supply its suite of games to customers in Italy through a deal with PokerStars. After the titles are rolled out in Italy, the company plans to expand the partnership to cover markets in Spain and Denmark.