Players in Colombia now have access to online casino content from Microgaming through Wplay.co. The website is operated by Aquila Global Group, the first company to be given an online gaming license from Colombian regulator Coljuegos.
Tribal operations are responsible for almost half of all gaming revenue in the US, and tribal gaming operators can be found in 28 states, the American Gaming Association says. A recent report shows that tribal casinos contribute $20 billion to California's economy and create jobs for close to 75,000 people in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma's Quapaw tribe hopes to be granted a permit for a new casino in Pine Bluff, Ark., by the end of April in order to set an opening date for early 2020. If approved, the facility likely would have a restaurant, hotel and sports book in addition to a casino floor.
Voters in Florida passed Amendment 3 this week, shifting the power to approve or deny future casino expansion from the state to residents. Amendment 13, which also won voter approval, bans placing wagers on dog races, which will cease by 2020.
Voters in Arkansas approved an amendment to grant casino licenses to four operators and tax casinos 13% on the initial $150 million in net gaming receipts and 20% after that. Oaklawn Jockey Club, Southland Racing and two applicants for upcoming projects in Jefferson and Pope counties are getting the licenses.
SkyCity will sell its Darwin casino in Australia's Northern Territory to US-based Delaware North for $188 million. The gaming facility features 600 poker machines, VIP accommodations with gaming suites and upward of 30 gaming tables.
Online casino Leader-Bet has partnered with Inbet Games to offer InBet's customized and original games in the country of Georgia. The Georgian market has increased to 60,000 or more online players.
Wynn Las Vegas has a guaranteed prize pool of $695,000 for its Nov. 28-Dec. 10 Wynn Signature Series poker tournament. It will have 11 events.
The Christmas Casino & Inn at Bronco Billy's has opened its doors in Cripple Creek, Colo. The holiday-themed facility, which is open year-round, features 150 slot machines, nutcracker soldiers, guest rooms decorated in the Christmas spirit and even eight live reindeer outside.
Select titles from 1X2 Network have been certified for use in Spain. The company will roll out games such as "Neon Jungle" and "Blood Queen."