A social card game called Teen Patti is being released by social mobile poker operator KamaGames. Teen Patti is already popular in India, and the new launch is part of efforts to expand the company's reach in the country.
Plans are moving forward with the Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino and water park in Beloit, Wis. The city and Ho-Chunk Nation are set to hold a public hearing for the project in the next 60 days before the plan is presented to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and then the governor for approval.
US hotels are embracing the issuance of small panic buttons to staff members as a way to protect them against sexual harassment. Hotel groups have resisted punitive measures against guests, such as blacklisting.
The midterm elections brought more gaming news, such as daily fantasy sports being authorized in 47 of Louisiana's 64 parishes. In Idaho, voters struck down a measure to allow historical horse racing kiosks.
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.