Hotels that are in hurricane-prone locations must be prepared before, during and after storms. "[F]or each of our Baltimore hotels, we know how many sandbags we need and where they will go; and we have dams, dikes, and auxiliary pumps to deal with flooding," said Justin Jabara of Meyer Jabara Hotels.
The Arkansas Supreme Court dismissed two lawsuits filed in an attempt to keep a casino question off the November ballot. Voters will be able to decide whether the state constitution should be amended to allow two new casinos and to expand gaming at two racetracks.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, alumnus Bill Hengler was awarded $10,000 and a free booth at the 2019 Global Gaming Expo after coming in first during the "Shark Tank"-inspired competition held at this year's event. His DoorPro Doorstop device props a hotel room door open at the hinges, and he has already sold more than 200,000 units since 2010 to companies like Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts.
Junkets contributed $42.1 million in taxes to Macau's government in 2017, according to a budget execution report. The amount is a 23.6% increase from 2016, while gross gaming revenue for the year rose 19.1%.
Mohegan Sun has entered into a multiyear partnership with concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment for its upcoming casino resort in South Korea. The company will seek to attract top talent to Project Inspire for performances at the resort's outdoor performance area and 15,000-seat indoor arena.
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.