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2/19/2019

Samana Salt Spa will debut this spring in Lewiston, Maine. Owner Cheryl Krouse describes her business as a wellness spa.

2/19/2019

Spa Nordik in Quebec is billed as the biggest spa in North America. It has nine saunas and 10 outdoor baths.

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2/19/2019

Legislators in Florida are considering a bill that would ban online lottery sales. The proposal, which would go into effect July 1 if passed, introduces new responsible gaming measures that would require warnings on all lottery tickets, advertising and promotional materials.

2/19/2019

South Korea's Jeju Shinhwa World will be the first stop on Triton Poker's 2019 Super High Roller Series in March. The tour stop will include six tournaments March 2-9.

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2/19/2019

The Norwegian Gaming Authority has ordered banks in the country to block payments to and from six Malta-based gaming companies. The companies were found to be marketing themselves and offering online gaming in Norway but lacked permission to do so.

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The Times of Malta
2/19/2019

The Coquille tribe has spent more than $6 million over three years to buy properties for a proposed casino in Oregon. The tribe has hopes for a casino called Cedars at Bear Creek but must wait to see whether the federal government will put the land into trust.

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2/19/2019

Women have made major strides in membership on corporate boards in recent years, rising in 2018 to 32% of new directors of Russell 3000 Index companies, according to estimates by ISS Analytics. However, representation of black and Latino corporate directors has not kept up with the growth for women, the report finds.

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2/19/2019

Companies in the UK are likely to be asked to perform an audit to examine if employees in ethnic minority groups or with disabilities are being paid as much as the rest of the workforce. This is a chance for companies to embrace a deeper definition of diversity and proactively look at compensation, Annie May Noonan writes.

2/19/2019

When politicians and brands get entangled in issues of race after clumsy actions, it shows that not enough of the right conversations are going on, Vann Graves writes. Brands especially need to embrace and learn from diversity before a crisis, not just turn to it once one has hit, he notes.

2/19/2019

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is pondering a run for the White House, recently answered a question about race in America by saying, "I honestly don't see color now." He likely meant to evoke a post-racial America, but for many who hear that, the tone is one of denial of reality and of people's experiences and innate biases, which can be seen as nonconducive to diversity and inclusion efforts, Janice Gassam writes.

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