Philippines Gaming Regulator Considers Privatization of Its Casinos

This Tuesday, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) announced that it eyes the possibility of selling all 41 casinos it operates to raise $1.47 billion in government revenue and focus on its responsibilities. The country’s gambling sector is still recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, during which most gambling and entertainment facilities were forced to […]

New Jersey Introduces Measures to Curb Gambling Problems

As gambling revenue has dramatically increased in New Jersey, legislators decided to pass a series of measures to tackle problem gambling this Monday. If approved, companies will be prohibited from advertising their services at public colleges and universities, a gambling treatment diversion court program will be created, and schools will be required to explain the […]

Massachusetts Mulls Over Prohibiting Third-Party Sports Betting Marketing Deals

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has started considering banning third-party sports betting marketing deals after Attorney General Andrea Campbell urged the regulator to establish guidelines on sports betting advertising. If approved, the new measure will focus on limiting the number of advertisements that encourage people to gamble more. On 3rd March, Massachusetts’ gaming authority agreed to […]

Post-Pandemic Prices Remain Low on Las Vegas Strip, MGM Casino Officials Say

Two of the biggest casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip – including MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment – will keep room rates low even after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, casino executives said at the recent J.P. Morgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant & Leisure Management Access Forum held on 7th March in Las Vegas. […]

More Women Gamble Online During Covid-19 Pandemic, Montreal Researchers Say

A Montreal study revealed that more women started participating in online gambling activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers found that women tend to prefer luck-based games, while men are more into games that require skills and knowledge. Sylvia Kairouz, a professor in Concordia University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, commented on the study’s finding that […]

Sports Betting Bill May Soon Come to a Vote in Georgia’s Full Senate

This Thursday, a Georgia Senate committee revived a proposal to legalize sports betting as part of a bill, which originally sought to designate the Southeast Soap Box Derby in Lyons as the state’s official Soap Box Derby. The future of the proposal is still unclear, but if all goes as planned, online sports betting could […]

Vegas-Style Casino in Toronto to Hit Tourism in Niagara Falls

The upcoming opening of a luxurious Vegas-style resort and casino in northwest Toronto will negatively impact Niagara Falls’ tourism, according to city officials. The $1-billion resort, which will operate as “Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto”, is expected to welcome its first visitors this summer. The flashy Vegas-style resort is expected to appear as a strong […]