Crown Resorts has filed suit against New South Wales, Australia, over planned buildings for a government agency that could obstruct the property's view of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its own casino resort is anticipated to reach 75 stories tall when construction is complete.
FIFA saw $158 billion wagered on the World Cup in Russia. The governing organization worked with Sportradar to keep tabs on more than 550 betting operators around the world for the tournament and did not find signs of fraud.
Macau authorities have approved 10 smoking lounges across the Ponte 16 casino hotel and another gaming property so far. Operators have until Sept. 28 to submit applications for new smoking lounges if they are to be approved before the city's new smoking rules are in place in casinos on Jan. 1.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of California in a case involving the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel's Desert Rose online bingo site that debuted in November 2014. Although the tribe's decision to accept payments for online bingo was found to be in violation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, several questions remain unanswered regarding wider online gaming implications.
Eldorado Resorts has acquired Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois from MGM Resorts and its partner for $327.5 million. MGM Resorts still intends to operate in the state, however, thanks to a partnership with Boyd Gaming that will mean sports betting at Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino.
The American Gaming Association is broadening the scope of its code of conduct regarding responsible gaming in the wake of sports betting legalization. "We want to work in partnership with the larger stakeholders in the community, including the broadcasters and the leagues to ensure that advertising that is happening around sports betting is being done responsibly," said AGA's Sara Slane.
MoPlay has signed a multiyear deal with English football club Manchester United to develop exclusive content and collaborate on co-branded activations globally. The company introduced its sports, casino and games portfolio in June and is preparing for the start of the English Premier League season this weekend.
Moments after Landing International broke ground on its $1.5 billion integrated casino project in the Philippines this week, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said he would nix the resort. The announcement follows a decision in April to halt a $500 million integrated casino from Galaxy Entertainment Group on Boracay island.
Newport Grand Casino will close in Rhode Island on Aug. 28, and its gaming license will be transferred to the Tiverton Casino Hotel, which will open Sept. 1. Tiverton will have up to 1,000 slot machines, 32 table games, a handful of dining options and 84 hotel rooms.
Singapore enjoyed a visitor spike of 7.6% to 9.2 million during the first half of 2018, according to the Singapore Tourism Board. Visitors coming from China made up the largest increase at about one-quarter of the total.