Industry analysts believe that Australia's casino industry will see more high rollers from Asia soon. The recent trade war between China and the US has caused a decline in Asian high-roller traffic at most of the country's gaming venues.
New Zealand is fighting back against offshore gaming platforms that claim to be based in the country and even use .nz domains. The department of internal affairs has contacted several global online gaming operators to order them to take down their sites.
The Palms resort in Las Vegas has completed a $690 million renovation under new owner Red Rock Resorts. "We've gone from having the world's largest Hooters and very low table minimums to a property for a very different kind of guest," Jon Gray, general manager, says.
Legislators in Missouri are considering a bill that would bring more video slot machines to businesses across the state. Missouri Lottery retailers that sell alcohol would be able to install as many as five video slot machines, while fraternal and veteran groups would be permitted to have 10.
Japan is taking strides to protect citizens from gaming addiction ahead of any casino openings. Government-operated gaming venues, as well as slot machine and pachinko parlors, have been asked to remove cash machines from their properties, and the law requires treatment and consultation services to be established in 20 major cities and 47 prefectures.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says online gaming will launch July 15 in the state. Ten of the state's casinos have been awarded permits to offer slot machines and table games online, and seven have secured online poker licenses.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined Sands Casino Resort $120,000 for underage gaming and $110,000 related to free slot play. Meadows Racetrack and Casino was fined $12,500 for an underage gaming violation.
New Zealand is looking to pass two bills to boost its horse racing industry. They would create reforms and require offshore betting operators to contribute funds for domestic racing.
Washington's Quinault Indian Nation has filed a lawsuit against game developer and distributor Valve over skins gambling on the Steam video game platform. The Washington State Gambling Commission ordered Valve to stop skins gambling in 2016.