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.
The European Casino Association has teamed up with Passport Technology to expand gaming payment solutions like CashValet, which works to stop money laundering. The technology provider could gain a foothold in Canada, too, with help from its membership to the international Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.
Officials in Thua Thien-Hue are hoping the Vietnamese government will allow a casino to be built at the Laguna Lang Co beach resort. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Defense have each reportedly given their approval to the project.
Three plots of land in Russia designated for casinos have been put up for auction by Primorsky Krai Development Corp. All bids must be submitted by Aug. 28, and winners must commit to building a hotel and casino facility on each one.
Authentic Gaming will stream live cabaret performances to casino operators and online players for two weeks from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3. The shows will be streamed from Casino International in Batumi, Georgia.
The Saginaw Chippewa tribe plans to spend $26.5 million to renovate its Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Michigan. The additions should be finished by spring and will include a nightclub and sports bar, enclosed nonsmoking area, updated entertainment hall and high-limit and VIP lounge sections.
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