Hard Rock Considering Takeover of Beleaguered Australian Casino Company Star Entertainment


Expressing interest Hard Rock is reportedly eyeing a takeover of the embattled Australian casino company Star Entertainment. The latter confirmed on Monday that while non-substantive discussions were had about a possible deal, it has not received a direct proposal from the Seminole Tribe of Florida-owned entity. shares closed 20% higher following the news Star shares […]

VSO Analysis: Macau Retaining Global Gambling Crown Despite Non-Gaming Direction


Up and down for Vegas If you say the word “casino” to people in the Western world, they are probably most likely to think about the bright lights of Las Vegas. However, as you move further East across the globe, the chances are that same word will conjure a very different image – one of […]

Genting Is Latest Major Company to Express Interest in UAE Casino


Monitoring developments Casino companies are keeping a close eye on discussions going on in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) about allowing integrated resorts to have gaming areas. Talk of gambling expansion began last year and led to the creation of a new federal regulator in the UAE, despite the region prohibiting the activity as it […]

Genting Chairman Lim Expresses Interest in UAE Casino


Add Genting Group to the list of global gaming giants that could pursue entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) if casino resorts are approved there. Genting Chairman Lim Kok Thay said the company could be interested in a United Arab Emirates (UAE) gaming project. (Image: The Independent) At the company’s annual meeting last month, […]

Washington Grocery Store Sells Three Winning Lottery Tickets in Eight Days


A grocery store in Washington’s Spokane Valley is a one-stop shop for groceries, pharmacy, flowers, alcohol — and for three recent lottery players — great fortune. The Yoke’s Fresh Market grocery store in Spokane Valley recently sold three winning lottery tickets in a little over a week. The Washington Lottery says a $4.6 million Lotto […]

Australian Soccer Players Accused of Match-Fixing for South American Crime Group


Three Australian A-League soccer players have been arrested as part of an investigation into betting corruption. The players are accused of manipulating the number of yellow cards received in at least four games that took place in the past six months. A former Mexico international who was once signed by Chelsea, Macarthur captain Ulises Dávila […]

New Jersey Gaming Revenue Nearly $511M in April, Atlantic City Casinos Struggle


New Jersey’s gaming industry enjoyed its best April in over a decade, the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reveals. Atlantic City casino revenue was down 6% in April 2024 from April 2023. The New Jersey gaming beach town is ready for the summer months, typically the destination’s busiest time of the year. (Image: Casino.org) […]

New Netherlands Government Considering Significant Gambling Tax Hike


Four parties – led by the controversial right-wing politician Geert Wilders – have come together to form a new coalition government in the Netherlands after a six-month impasse, saying they are committed to making significant changes. would generate an estimated €202m ($219m) in additional revenue One of the proposals in the cards is increasing the […]

Scottie Scheffler Out of Jail Following Arrest on Way to PGA Championship


Scottie Scheffler, the world’s top-ranked golfer and betting favorite at this week’s PGA Championship, is out of jail following his arrest early Friday morning. Scottie Scheffler’s booking photo after being arrested on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Louisville. Scheffler was detained after he tried to drive around a police barricade on his way to the […]