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Chances Casino Kelowna has dabbed its last bingo card

Chances Casino Kelowna has shut down bingo for good. The owner Stan Walt made the announcement on the casino's website on Aug. 15. He cited declining attendance numbers and living under a pandemic for over two years as reasons for the permanent discontinuation of bingos. Some customers are upset and are considering taking their business elsewhere.
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Macau casinos to reopen Saturday after COVID-19 shutdown

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Crystal Wealth Group launches new crypto casino BetCoco in Canada and Brazil

BetCoco is a new crypto online casino platform that Crystal Wealth Group has launched. It offers live casino, casino and sports betting to its consumers. The project has already launched in Canada and Brazil. Its focus is now on India, Malta, Gibraltar and Nigeria. Long-term ambitions are to launch in the EU and Asia.
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New leader takes helm at Atlantic City casino trade group

Mark Giannantonio has been president and CEO of Resorts casino since 2012. He succeeds Joe Lupo, who is leaving to run the Mirage casino in Las Vegas. Gianantonios takes the reigns amid a crucial summer season for Atlantic City's casino industry. The industry's profitability increased in the first quarter of this year compared to before COVID-19. However, only four of the nine casinos individually reported higher gross operating profits. All nine have reached new contracts with the industry’s main employee union in recent weeks.
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New leader takes helm at Atlantic City casino trade group

Macao casino relicensing occurring as region recovers from shutodown of properties

Macao's government wants to build theme parks, theme hotels, water parks and other family attractions as a condition of relicensing. The government also wants casino companies to develop nearby Hengqin Island. New law bumps the gaming tax up from 39 percent to 40 percent. There is a tax break for attracting foreign visitors to the area. The Chinese central government will have a seat at the table on all strategic plans. It will also have an eye on any potential changes on the horizon. Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts Ltd. and MGM Resort International are confident they will be successful in the relicensed process.
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Macao casino relicensing occurring as region recovers from shutodown of properties

Gambling in the New Era

The recent market size of the online casino and betting industry worldwide reached 61.5 billion US dollars in 2021. It is predicted to reach 114.4 billion dollars by 2028.
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Slot machine revenues beat expectations

Pari-mutuel facilities in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have slot machines. The rest of the state cannot offer the games. Slot-machine tax collections totaled $241 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Revenue Estimating Conference expects it to grow slowly in the current fiscal and upcoming years.
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Slot machine revenues beat expectations
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Covid-19 impact on the online gaming industry

Covid-19 has affected the online gaming industry. Online casinos have been able to attract more players. New casinos are springing up every other day. The website Rajbet.com advises people to avoid shady sites without a license. If there are issues with technical assistance, this is one of the symptoms of a dishonest club. It is also a sign of shady clubs. The company urges people not to gamble illegally. They also warn people about shady websites without licenses.
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Alberta agricultural society objects to relocating casino from Camrose to Edmonton citing legal concerns

Alberta agricultural society objects to relocating casino from Camrose to Edmonton citing legal concerns. The society claims the casino's owners owe it money. Mayfield Investments Ltd. is seeking $500,000 in punitive damages. The dispute arose between the parties regarding the operation of the Casino and the indebtedness owed by Mayfied to Camros. It was settled in 2015, but the society is still owed money, as part of a public health restrictions. They were imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In March, the association filed a statement of claim seeking more than $1.7 million from Mayfields.
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Alberta agricultural society objects to relocating casino from Camrose to Edmonton citing legal concerns

Lithuanian Gambling Revenue Up 66% to €89.3M in H1 2022

Lithuanian Gambling revenue increased 66% to €89.3M in H1 2022. Land-based gaming revenue was up 1139. 3% from €2.8m in 2021 to $34.7m. Lottery ticket sales reached €65.2m, up 3. 2%. Online gambling revenue grew 7. 7% YoY at €54.9m and category A slots generated €15.5m while category B slots €683,313.
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Lithuanian Gambling Revenue Up 66% to €89.3M in H1 2022

GoM on casinos, online gaming to submit report to FM in 1-2 days: Report

GoM on casinos, online gaming to submit report to FM in 1-2 days. The GST Council is likely to meet towards the end of this month or early September and discuss the report of the Group of Ministers (Gom). The GoM, under Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, proposed to the GST council to levy 28 per cent GST on gross sales value as horse racing, and casinos are akin to betting or gambling. Goa wanted further discussions with regard to casinos and the Gom will submit a final report by July 15.
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GoM on casinos, online gaming to submit report to FM in 1-2 days: Report

Macau Casinos Win Just $49 Million From Gamblers In July

Macau casinos had their worst month ever in July. The total winnings were $49 million. It's the worst performance ever over a single month since Macau began casino gambling reporting in 2009. Covid-19 restrictions are to blame for the extreme plummet. Macao casinos were reopened on July 23 after a multi-week closure to try to contain the virus.
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Tipping point: Land-based casinos and local reach

The Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the casino industry. France experienced the highest number of days lost at 199, Hungary the lowest at 54. London’s Hippodrome Casino reopened following several rebranding periods as a casino and entertainment venue in 2012. Simon Thomas, chief executive of the Hippo, believes that casinos must become part of local area”s fabric if they are to survive and thrive.
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Tipping point: Land-based casinos and local reach

Century Casinos' revenue hits $111.1m, up 21% for Q2

Century Casinos has seen a double-digit increase in revenue for the six months and three months ended June 30 this year. Earnings from operations for six-month period increased from $26.4m to $33.8m. Net earnings for shareholders increased 67% from the $5.1m reported for same period in 2021. The company's operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2021, but it's not currently impacted. The duration and ultimate impact of the pandemics remains uncertain.
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Century Casinos' revenue hits $111.1m, up 21% for Q2

How To Choose the Best Bitcoin Casino In 2022?

The Covid 19 pandemic helped Bitcoin casinos to become more profitable. The online gambling industry worldwide was worth $61.5 billion in 2021. It is forecast to double to $114.4 billion by the year 2028. Bitcoin casino scammers are a problem in the sector. Choosing the best bitcoin casino in 2022 is a challenge.
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US Gambling Companies Going Virtual

US gambling companies are going virtual thanks to the relaxation of online gambling laws in the country. The industry is generating billions of dollars in revenue. searches for “online casino’ reached an all-time high during lockdown. US companies raked it in as long-established gambling firms are raking it.
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Study: Who gambles and who experiences gambling problems in Canada

In 2018, 64% of people aged 15 or older reported gambling at least once in the past year. The majority of them did not harm themselves. 2% were at a moderate-to-severe risk of gambling-related problems. Men, people living in lower-income households, who were single, divorced or separated, or who participated in many different gambling activities were found to be at higher risk.
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Here's How Much Revenue the New Casino in Morgantown Generated Last Month

In March, the Keystone State's gaming industry brought in a record $462.7 million. The brick-and-mortar revenue of $309 million from 16 casinos is almost the same as in March 2019 ($309.1 million). March was the last pre-pandemic month when only 12 facilities were operating. Four new casinos made up for the 14.2 percent drop in earnings by the state's first 12 gaming venues. Hollywood Casino Morgantown brought $5.3 million in revenue for March.
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Here's How Much Revenue the New Casino in Morgantown Generated Last Month

Solaire casino the star for Bloomberry

Bloomberry Resorts Corporation's GGR rose 131% year-on-year to US$235m in the quarter ending December 31. EBITDA rose by 277% to $70m and net profit was $32m.
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Taken a Beating on Bitcoin? Try a Trip to Vegas

There is a boom in casino gambling in Las Vegas despite the economic downturn. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International reported record-high performances for their Las Las properties in the latest quarter. Nevada gambling revenue was about $1.3 billion in June. The Wall Street Journal reports that people are flocking to the entertainment and gambling oasis. The inflation rate is at a four-decade high.
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History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.
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History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Have Good News for Royal Caribbean, Carnival

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Have Good News for Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Report offers a cruise for guests staying in Las Vegas for a few days. Caesars Entertainment has a similar deal with a casino chain as MGM Resorts International. Since the pandemic, some customers that are important to the cruise industry and Las Las have stayed away.
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Las Vegas Strip Casinos Have Good News for Royal Caribbean, Carnival

Microchip lack felt by slot makers says MGEMA boss Chun

Microchip shortage is biggest challenge for gaming machine manufacturers, says Jay Chun, president of the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association. The association has 100 members, including slot machine and casino equipment manufacturers and suppliers. Regulators make it difficult to source components more quickly. Logistics has improved recently. He also chairs Hong Kong-listed casino and gaming management services firm, Paradise Entertainment Ltd. which produces gaming technology under the LT Game brand. It's a big problem to get all the components certified before using them. They can't use one chip today and another tomorrow.
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Microchip lack felt by slot makers says MGEMA boss Chun

Banned Australian Gambler Who Lost $950,000 Sues Casino

Kim Huyen Tran Nguyen lost AU$950,000 at The Star casino in Sydney. She was banned for one year and cannot work there. The casino is still holding $2500 of her money. It has asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit and award them legal costs. The St has been embroiled in several controversial incidents in recent years. A highroller is suing the casino for more than $12 million in unpaid debts. Last year, a baccarat dealer was jailed for two years after cheating the Star out of about AUD$500,00.
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Las Vegas Advisors: 3 closed Vegas casinos set to be razed and sold

Station Casinos announced that Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson will not be brought back. The buildings will be razed and the land sold to noncasino companies. Pepsi Ice Arena adjacent to Fiesta rancho will continue to operate until it is sold. Eastside Cannery, owned by Boyd Gaming, is still in limbo.
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Las Vegas Advisors: 3 closed Vegas casinos set to be razed and sold

Resorts Casino signs new union agreement

Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has reached a new agreement with the casino workers union. The Golden Nugget remains the last casino in the area without one.
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Resorts Casino signs new union agreement

This Week in Gambling: Las Vegas losing millions to Macau COVID lockdown

Macau casinos reopened over the weekend after a two-week lockdown due to the latest coronavirus outbreak. Las Vegas casinos and US gambling companies have already lost millions due the lockdown. Macau's casinos are operating with 50% of their usual staff and profits are down nearly that much for the year. The restrictions will probably last for a few more months. It's time to renew gambling licenses and taxes on gaming revenue just went up. The situation is difficult for businesses.
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Gambling Software Market Revenue Poised for Significant Growth During the Forecast Period of 2021-2028

The global gambling software market size reached USD 54.84 billion in 2020 and is expected to register a revenue CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period. Rising popularity of online gambling and introduction and use of gambling Software are expected. Factors such as increasing legalization of Online Gambling, easy access to a number of online Gaming games, rising number and number. of sites and rapid development of the online gaming industry are also driving the market.
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Gambling Software Market Revenue Poised for Significant Growth During the Forecast Period of 2021-2028

Macao's Casino Stocks May Never Recover From COVID-19

Entertainment venues in the U.S. have opened and are running full speed ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted business, but we don't see lockdowns and restrictions that bring entire operations to a screeching halt anymore. Same can't be said for China and Macao, where lockdown are still a regular occurrence. Casinos in Macau are coming off another lockdown.
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Macao's Casino Stocks May Never Recover From COVID-19

It Took New Casinos To Set PA Record For Slots, Tables Revenue

It took new casinos to set a new record for Pennsylvania's slot machines and table games revenue. The state's casinos generated $3.43 billion from slot machine and tables games in the last year. Online casinos and sports betting have boosted the industry. Traditional casinos have been operating since 2006. They employ nearly 15,000 people. They made a record $5.04 billion in revenue in last 12 months.
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It Took New Casinos To Set PA Record For Slots, Tables Revenue

Casino.online Goes the Extra Mile in Teaching Casino Games

Casino.online provides training materials that will help beginners in casino gaming. The training includes Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, and Pai Gow. It also includes the Frequently Asked Questions. Online casinos are the next big thing in entertainment. According to the Gambling Commission of the United Kingdom, 18% of gamblers who participated in any gambling activity within the last 12 months say their gambling has increased since the pandemic began. This is also contributed to introducing supporting features such as crypto-currency, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. As of March 2021, as of early 2020, when the Covid-19 pand epidemic struck, the world had to embrace the idea of doing things remotely.
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More money rolling into state's casinos, less tax being collected

Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady got a slot machine tax reduction. The reduction allowed the casino to hire back furloughed staff and continue its contributions to the economic revitalization of Scenectad. The Daily Gazette submitted a FOIL request to New York State Gaming Commission for documents explaining the slot tax cut. It provided copies of four communications between the commission and the Casino in the spring of 2021. Rivers itself was willing to comment. Its CEO Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming, said the move came down to fairness and circumstance.
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More money rolling into state's casinos, less tax being collected

Concordia-led team is recognized for its research into online gambling

The Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) selected "A Governmentality of Online Gambling: Quebec’s Contested Internet Gambling Website Blocking Provisions" for its annual prize for best article published in its journal. The article was co-authored by associate professor Martin French, professor Sylvia Kairouz, and professor Annie-Claude Savard.
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Concordia-led team is recognized for its research into online gambling

Goa CM intends to ‘take action’ against online gambling apps

Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant intends to take action against online gambling apps. The Opposition claims that these apps including Rummy Circle are addictive to the youth. Goa is home to one of the largest legal casino operations in the country. The coastal state has around six offshore casinos and nine onshore casinos. Nearly eight million tourists visited Goan in 2019. It was before the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the travel and tourism industry in Goans.
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Goa CM intends to ‘take action’ against online gambling apps

Nova Scotia rolls the dice on online casino

Nova Scotia has launched an online casino. The platform is accessed through the lotto corp's website. Finance Minister Allan MacMaster said the platform went live Thursday. He had extensive discussions with his cabinet colleague Brian Comer, the minister responsible for addictions and mental health, and officials from Comers office. Macmaster said it became difficult to overlook how prevalent online gambling has become.
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Global Analysis on Online Casino and Game Software Market With IGT, Playtech, Microgaming, Betconstruct, Softgamings

A2Z Market Research published a report on Global Online Casino and Game Software Market. The report covers the micro-level of analysis by competitors and key business segments. Listed companies are the largest Online casino and game software companies in the world by market cap. The market is dominated by large cap companies. Top companies mentioned in this report are IGT, Playtech, Microgaming, Betconstruct, Softgamings, Betsys, BetRadar, SBTech, Digitain, GammaStack, EveryMatrix, and SB Betting Software.
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Global Analysis on Online Casino and Game Software Market With IGT, Playtech, Microgaming, Betconstruct, Softgamings

The Jury’s Out: What Do Aussies Prefer; Console or Casino Games?

Australians love playing games. Australia is home to the most casino gamblers on the planet. According to 2020 Digital Australia report, 2 out of 3 Australians play video games and the gaming industry is estimated to have 9.2 million players by 2025. NoDepositHero.com provides AU no deposit casino bonuses for over 5 years.
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The Jury’s Out: What Do Aussies Prefer; Console or Casino Games?

Macau to extend shutdown of casinos amid COVID-19 outbreak

Macau's COVID-19 outbreak has surpassed 1,700 cases. The government extended the shutdown of casinos until Friday, July 22. Gross gaming revenue for last month amounted to MOP2.48 billion or $307 million. Macau is going to try and tie the SAR's casino concessionaires’ licensees with a clause that expects them to diversify away from gambling and focus on overseas travelers. JP Morgan Securities says the Q4 GGR for the Macaese SAR was at significant risk. S&P Global Ratings expects the impact of this outbreak to be felt throughout 2023.
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Macau to extend shutdown of casinos amid COVID-19 outbreak