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.
Casino gaming content provider 1X2 Network has made its way to the Georgian market, thanks to a deal with online gaming operator Lider-Bet.com. The operator will add slot and table game titles from Iron Dog Studio and 1x2gaming, plus Leap Gaming's virtual sports content.
A rise in nongaming revenue helped push Arizona's tribal income to $2.23 billion for 2016, according to Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report. The boost came despite a slight fall in casino revenue during the year.
Dover International Speedway in Delaware allowed betting on most of its track activities for the first time over the weekend, including the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday. Dover Downs and the speedway also offer wagering on professional baseball, hockey, basketball, football, golf and soccer.
Casinos along the Strip anticipated a boost in business during the weekend, thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship match between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov and enjoyed elevated room rates Friday and Saturday. Close to 90% of people with tickets to the fight said they would not have visited Las Vegas for the weekend if they had not come for the match.
Starting in mid-October, casinos in the Philippines must begin keeping digital records of patrons to help combat money laundering. The new guidelines from the Anti-Money Laundering Council expand upon a measure from earlier this year that requires operators to file reports regarding suspicious transactions or those greater than about $100,000.