In the Philippines, billionaire businessman Enrique Razon has reportedly earned approximately $74.58 million after selling off 3.18% of his stake in local casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation. According to a report from The Philippine Star newspaper, 57-year-old Razon completed his sale of some 350 million shares via an overnight placement yesterday although his Prime Metroline Holdings Incorporated investment vehicle remains...
For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida are teaming up for the very first time. The casino will play host to the WSOPC starting from September 21st, offering a full two weeks of tournament gaming action. According to a recent press release, the WSOPC will...
In Cambodia, draft legislation that would establish a new regulatory regime for casinos and gambling is reportedly due to be sent to the nation’s cabinet for deliberations by the end of the month. According to a report from the local Khmer Times newspaper, the proposed legislation has been in the works for almost three years and has been designed to...
In Michigan, online gambling legalization is one step closer to becoming a reality, again, as a new piece of legislation was introduced earlier in the week and a hearing regarding the measure took place on Wednesday. H 4926 was introduced by Representative Brandt Iden before the state House Regulatory Reform Committee, to legalize iGaming and along with it, online poker. According to PokerNews,...
The Berlin Affiliate Conference is expected to break even more records this year as the iGaming Business organized event welcomes delegates from nearly 100 countries to the four-day super summit at the Messe Berlin Nov 1 through 4. Last year saw 3,000 delegates in attendance and registrations so far indicate at least an additional 250 industry professionals will be in...
After being removed as Chairman for Universal Entertainment Corporation and its casino-operating Tiger Resort, Leisure and Entertainment Incorporated subsidiary in the summer, Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada is now being sued by the firm for an alleged breach of contract. According to a report from GGRAsia, septuagenarian Okada is facing a bill in excess of $890,600 after Universal Entertainment Corporation filed...
In July this year, the Legislative Assembly approved a new regime in regards to public smoking. On Monday, the government of Macau announced the details of the newly-amended Regime on Tobacco Prevention and Control, which will reportedly be effective from January 1, 2018. As part of the new regime, tableside smoking is no longer allowed in gambling areas for VIPs....
PokerStars is considered to be the top online poker room available today so it is surely a big achievement to be etched in the history of the brand. Just recently a player made history by becoming the first to win a new PokerStars event. The brand recently hosted the first ever Sunday Million Live, with the King’s Casino of...
Genting Cruise Lines celebrated the launch of their new World Dream vessel on Saturday, August 26. The ship was floated out of Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Although not its maiden voyage, the float out marks the first time the new and second member of Dream Cruises went from dry land to the sea. The celebration also marked...
Landing International Development Ltd, a real estate developer based in China, announced Thursday via press release that their Jeju Shinhwa World project will have its “official opening” on December 8. The South Korean casino facility at the resort project will be ready for gaming on that day. The developer of the project has been working hard to see the resort...