The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may consider applying for a commercial license in Massachusetts after a legal battle over land that paused their Region C casino resort in 2016. The tribe has promised a minimum of $8 million each year to Taunton, Mass., if its First Light Resort & Casino is allowed to open and also would fund the hiring 20 firefighters and 20 police officers.
E-sports will take a while to fully integrate into the casino world but are worth investing in for the long term, Fifth Street Gaming CEO Seth Schorr said at the Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas last week. "I don't think slots will go out of business ... but slots will evolve and change," he said.
Gaming operations are still on hold at the Hotel Stotsenberg and Casablanca Casino in the Philippines as Australian owner Frontier Capital Group continues fundraising efforts. The investor group is required by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp to settle an escrow account for $4.5 million before operations may continue.
Star Vegas Resort and Club in Cambodia will gain about 100 new gaming tables in the coming months. The move comes after parent company Donaco International struck a deal permitting Vivo Tower to bring junkets to the property from Malaysia, Macau and Hong Kong.
The US Department of Interior has given the green light on an amended gaming compact between Arizona and the Tohono O'odham Nation. It allows the tribe to begin construction on a casino in Glendale later this year.
Thanks to racinos, Ohio's gaming industry is growing more quickly than in the surrounding states of Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to a Cleveland.com analysis. Gaming revenue from Hard Rock's Northfield, Ohio, racino rose $38.2 million in the last year compared with the same time frame two years ago.
The Bloomberg Intelligence Macau Gaming Index fell 4% in July after police froze junket operator accounts and looked into suspect money transfers. The move has investors fearful of another VIP crackdown.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is considering applying for a Massachusetts commercial gaming license for a $1 billion casino. The tribe is facing legal hurdles regarding land put into trust for them that would allow them to open a casino without a state license.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed ceremonial documents this week allowing the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to jointly build a casino in East Windsor. The gaming agreements designate 25% of slot revenue to the state each month.
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