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4/5/2021

Casinos in Macao earned $1 billion in gaming revenue in March, which was a 58% year-over-year increase, according to government data. The boost is attributed to a loosening of pandemic travel restrictions.

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4/5/2021

Warning labels found on online casino games are often difficult to understand and hard to locate, according to a research study from CQUniversity Australia and the University of Warwick. The report analyzed 363 online roulette games from 26 gaming operators.

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4/5/2021

An Ohio sports betting bill is likely to be introduced this month following weeks of hearings held by the Senate Select Committee on Gaming, in which horse racing insiders, sportsbooks, casinos, lottery operators and professional sports teams weighed in on the potential proposal. Gov. Mike DeWine has expressed optimism that legalized sports betting is "inevitable" in the state.

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4/1/2021

The presence of casinos in Massachusetts is not related to a pattern of increasing crime, according to Christopher Bruce, a crime analysis consultant working with the state's Gaming Commission. Bruce's study data was based on Encore Boston Harbor in its first eight months of operation and the initial 18 months of MGM Springfield.

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4/1/2021

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, casinos in Manila will be closed through at least April 4, with an extension of lockdown measures beyond this date considered likely. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the National Capital Region under Enhanced Community Quarantine, which allows only essential services to continue, establishes curfews and caps gatherings at 10 people.

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4/1/2021

A pre-launch modular facility of the Two Kings Casino Resort in Kings Mountain, N.C., is slated to open this summer and will include 500 slot machines and limited dining options, with an introductory phase of the full casino to follow once a yearlong construction project has been completed. A revenue-sharing agreement between the Catawba Indian Nation, which will operate the casino, and North Carolina was approved last week.

3/29/2021

Caesars Enertainment is reportedly in talks with the stadium for the NFL's New Orleans Saints about the naming rights for the team's home, which has been known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 2011. If an agreement is reached, the facility would be the first NFL stadium branded with the name of a casino company.

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3/29/2021

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed off on a $405 million entertainment complex in Beloit, which will include a Ho-Chunk Nation casino, convention center, hotel and water park. The facility is expected to permanently employ 1,500 people and provide thousands of temporary jobs while the project is under construction.

3/29/2021

Although still awaiting a final decision by the government, Lotte Tour Development has earned approval from the Standing Committee of the Jeju Provincial Council in South Korea to move its casino from the Jeju Grand Hotel to the Jeju Dream Tower, a new 38-story building that houses a shopping mall, multiple dining options, two spas and a hotel. In the new location, the casino would have five times the gaming space and feature 300 machines and 150 tables.

3/29/2021

A bill that would legalize online sports betting in Wyoming has passed an initial Senate vote after previously passing the House, but two more votes will be required before the legislation makes it to the governor. The state's Gaming Commission, which estimates the value of the sports betting market to be $449 million, would place a 10% tax on wagers if the bill is approved.

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