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Gold Coast Casino plans quashed by State Government

On Tuesday, the Southport Spit casino building plans were terminated by Queensland Government. The Chinese consortium ASF had originally planned to build a five-tower development. The pan included entertainment venues, a casino, hotels, theatres and residential apartments. More development is needed in the Southport area. A new master plan is now under way and industry […]

Crown’s ‘high rollers’ targeted by Union in job cut feud

James Packer’s Crown Resorts has sacked a crew of 16 casino technicians. This work has been outsourced to a business where the wages and conditions will be reduced. As a result, Crowns have since faced assertive campaigning from several Unions. The Unions have also targeted Crown’s high rollers and corporate clients. Tensions have been boiling […]

Hard Rock partner up with PortAventura and Value Retail on Spanish Project

Hard Rock International are recognised as one of the global leaders in the gaming industry. On Monday they revealed some information about their €2 billion plan for one of Europe’s biggest integrated resorts which will be located in Vila-seca and Salou, Spain. Spanish Casino Project Last week, Melco International Development Limited officially abandoned the Spanish […]

Melco pulls out of bid for the Spanish project

Melco International Development Limited has officially abandoned its Spanish project. This news comes a week after they signed a contract to bring the first integrated casino resort  to Cyprus. Melco International Development Limited, formerly known as The Macao Electric Lightning Company Limited, is one of the 100 oldest companies in Hong Kong. It was established in 1910 […]

Imperial Pacific to Launch Saipan Casino

Imperial Pacific International Holdings (IPI) have a new permanent gaming venue. They recently got the go ahead to launch from local regulators and have announced that they will be opening their doors on in July. The Long Road Marianas variety reported that the Commonwealth Casino Comission (CCC) gave IPI the nod to launch gaming operations […]

Resorts World casino sued for offering steak instead of $43 million jackpot

Katrina Bookman was playing Sphinx Slot machine in Resorts World, a casino in New York city last year, when she won what looked like a $43million jackpot. In her excitement, she quickly snapped a selfie with the winnings being displayed on the slot machine. When she tried to claim her winnings, she was told by […]

Crown Resorts Employees Charged with ‘Promotion of Gambling’

Crown Resorts is recognised as one of Australia’s largest gaming and entertainment groups. Last year, in October 2016, Chinese officials carried out raids across four cities and a number of Crown staff were detained in Shanghai for ‘gambling crimes’. James Packer, Chairman at Crowns, recently announced that a total of 17 Crown employees, have now […]

Gunman identified in horrendous Manila Casino attack

On Friday June 2nd, a man set fire to a Manila Casino, killing 37 people. He has been identified as Jesse Carlos, 42, he was a Filipino and a heavy gambler who was in a huge amount of debt and had lost his job. Carlos was also a father of three and a former employee […]

Luxor Casino in Las Vegas announces Poker room closure

MGM Resorts International own a plethora of casinos in Las Vegas. In recent years, the revenue growth from poker rooms has stagnated and this has led to a total of 22 poker rooms closing in the last six years. MGM officials recently announced that Luxor Casino will close its poker room doors on June 18th. […]

Fixed-odds betting under fire as UKGC publish gross gambling yield statistics

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently published their gambling industry statistics. They have provided information on each of the sectors it regulates. Statistics are published bi-annually in May and November. The statistics have been released just weeks before the UK Government will present its gambling industry review. In response to fixed-odd betting risks, there will […]