Trial basis for Vietnamese citizens to gamble

Trial basis for Vietnamese citizens to gamble

During a recent meeting with local authorities in Quang Ninh province, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced that Vietnamese citizens will be permitted to gamble at two casino resorts on a two-year trial basis, according to local reports. The two...
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Japan’s Pachinko market towers over the Strip

Japan’s Pachinko market towers over the Strip

While the Japanese government’s enactment of “Act Promoting Implementation of Specified Integrated Resort Areas” late last month will allow high stakes gambling in Japan for the first time, currently, public sporting events such as horse and bicycle race...
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Minimum $10 billion investment planned by Las Vegas Sands for Japan Casino Resort

Minimum $10 billion investment planned by Las Vegas Sands for Japan Casino Resort

Japan is finally on its way to offering an integrated casino resort. The country has long been considered an area that would do well with casino gaming, possibly becoming the second-largest casino market in the world. Several companies have shown...
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New Indiana House bill could see changes to state casino industry

New Indiana House bill could see changes to state casino industry

Indiana State Representative Todd Huston recently introduced House Bill 1350 for consideration, a bill that would see changes to the casino industry of the state. To begin, a $3 admission fee per visitor would be done away with but an...
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Pennsylvania Senator summons casino officials to Harrisburg Jan. 3

Pennsylvania Senator summons casino officials to Harrisburg Jan. 3

Sen. Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, has called on officials from Pennsylvania’s 12 gambling concerns to meet in the Capital soon after the holidays. The senator says changes are needed in the state’s gambling laws and she plans to tackle the problem...
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Georgia pros and cons ready for another gambling fight at statehouse

Georgia pros and cons ready for another gambling fight at statehouse

The Georgia House of Representatives will convene on January 9 for the first legislative day of the New Year and after lawmakers failed to bring casino legislation to the House floor for a vote by a key deadline last year, supporters...
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Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association

Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association

Representatives from the New York horseracing industry and residents of the city of Saratoga Springs reportedly used a committee meeting on Tuesday to urge state lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo to return control of the New York Racing Association to...
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North Dakota legislators to consider casino expansion proposition

North Dakota legislators to consider casino expansion proposition

Lawmakers in North Dakota are soon reportedly set to decide whether to authorize proposed legislation that would ask voters to approve the licensing of up to six state-owned casinos with all of the new venues’ profits going to help fill...
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State-sponsored slot machines in Israel shut down in Finance Ministry win

State-sponsored slot machines in Israel shut down in Finance Ministry win

After failing to reach an agreement to renew the operating license of Israel’s national lottery, Mifal Hapayis, the country’s 150 keno machines and 500 slot machines were shut down at midnight on Saturday, according to Israel news agency Haaretz. The...
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Guam legislator proposes measure to close Tiyan fairgrounds “loophole”

Guam legislator proposes measure to close Tiyan fairgrounds “loophole”

In the United States territory of Guam, a local lawmaker has reportedly proposed legislation that would shut down the practice of weekend gambling at a fairgrounds facility located near the small community of Tiyan. According to a report from local...
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Pennsylvania budget proposal contains $250 million in “gaming expansion” revenues

Pennsylvania budget proposal contains $250 million in “gaming expansion” revenues

The long-running debate on whether to legalize online casinos and daily fantasy sports wagering in Pennsylvania took an unexpected turn yesterday after governor Tom Wolf revealed that his budget proposal for the next fiscal year is set to include $250...
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