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Arkansas Regulators Reopen Casino License Applications

The Arkansas Racing Commission will accept applications for the Pope County casino license between May 12 and June 11, and award it by July 24. It’s the commission’s third attempt to grant the license since voters approved four casinos in 2018.

Alabama Gambling Bill Died When Session Closed

A gambling bill allowing a lottery, previously approved by the House, died Thursday when the session closed. The Senate voted down the bill April 30, then tabled the issue, but never had a re-vote.

Wynn Plans 2027 Opening for Al Marjan IR

Wynn Resorts plans a 2027 opening for its Al Marjan integrated resort (l.) in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The 300-meter tower would be the first casino in the UAE and could be finished late 2025.


Genting Faces Pressures from Thailand, New York

Genting faces potential new competition from casinos in Thailand, which would compete with Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The Malaysian gaming giant must also wait on full-scale casinos in New York City.


Southampton Casino to Expand

The Genting Casino in the U.K. community of Southampton (l.) will expand from its one-floor operation in Terminus Terrace, a building that started as a train station. The second floor is currently vacant office space.


Gambling Could Expand in Vancouver, BC

The two casinos operated by British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) in Vancouver could expand their operations. The Parq and Hastings racinos are considering adding gaming tables and slots.

Buenos Aires Cracks Down on Underage Gaming

Buenos Aires, Argentina lawmakers have amended the city’s code to add penalties for allowing underage gambling. They argue that excessive gambling harms families, causes social issues and mental health problems.

Ontario Casino Move Could Imperil Horse Racing

Canadian casino operator Gateway is planning to relocate its Innisfil, Ontario gaming facility before the lease expires in 2029. That concerns the operator of Georgian Downs (l.), a racetrack at the same facility.


Brazil Establishes Requirements for Online Gambling

Brazil’s agency responsible for gaming has published technical and security requirements for online gaming and sports betting. They will all be under the Prizes and Betting Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

Illinois Online Casino Bill Stalls

A bill legalizing online casino gambling has stalled in the Illinois House, but still could come up before the session ends May 24. State Rep. Dan Didech said the state budget is stable so lawmakers aren’t seeking other revenue sources.


AGA Signs PGA for Responsible Gaming Campaign

The goal for the American Gaming Association campaign to foster responsible gaming is to sign up as many partners as possible. The latest is the PGA of America, signed just ahead of the PGA Championship.


Caesars Virginia Costs Soar

Caesars Virginia in Danville originally was estimated at $400 million but the company and the city signed a revised agreement with a $750 million price tag, due to construction issues and inflation.

Missouri Casino Group Submits Signatures

A group seeking a new Missouri casino near the Lake of the Ozarks submitted more than enough signatures to place the issue on the November ballot. The project would include a casino, hotel, convention center and other attractions.


Gun Lake Casino Expansion to Open in 2025

By this time next year, Michigan’s Gun Lake Tribe expects to complete a multimillion-dollar expansion at its eponymous casino in Wayland. The project will add a hotel, three pools and a nightclub to the existing resort.

Washington Tribe Presents Development Proposals

The Nisqually Indian Tribe presented plans for a casino resort and a mixed-use development on 250 acres it owns in Lacey, Wash. First the tribe must apply to the Department of the Interior to get the land into federal trust.




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