Resorts World Manila is hoping to soft-launch a new gaming area to replace its repurposed second-floor casino in December or the first quarter of next year. The new 129,166-square-foot space will house about 650 gaming tables and 4,000 slots machines.
Playtika has signed a sponsorship deal with Spain's Sevilla soccer club. The PlayWSOP logo will be printed on players' shirts, and the team's bus and stadium will also sport branding for the gaming operator.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will manage the new Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc hotel in Vietnam. The integrated resort's 522-room hotel will open before the end of the year, but the casino doesn't have a start date yet.
Russia's Tigre de Cristal could see a boost after the entry of two rival operators in the Primorye Integrated Entertainment zone by 2019. The Russian promotion of the district "will accelerate the already explosive growth of foreign tourism," according to operator Summit Ascent Holdings.
A judge ruled in favor of the Flandreau Santee Sioux, saying South Dakota cannot require the tribe to charge a use tax on nontribal-member purchases relating to the Royal River Casino. The ruling covers the tribe's gift shop, recreational vehicle park, hotel and more.
Two Kentucky legislators have introduced a casino bill as a solution to the state's $33 billion pension deficit. The proposal would allow as many as 10 gaming facilities and permit the state's seven racetracks to pursue limited casino licensing.
Table games led the charge in August for Pennsylvania's 2.5% overall gaming growth. The state's approximately 1,258 active gaming tables contributed nearly $12 million in tax revenue for the month.
Gaming equipment manufacturer Novomatic has signed a multiyear deal with Miramax to create casino games inspired by the film "From Dusk Till Dawn." The company will debut its first movie-branded slot game in October at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
India has become a key growth spot for online gaming even though most forms of gambling are illegal there. Local businesses have taken to acting as middlemen for UK casino sites, which citizens turn to for their gaming outlets.
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