The Casino Control Commission has granted Ocean Resort Casino a special hearing eight days before its opening date in order to pursue a New Jersey casino license. "We will hear testimony, and they will discuss their plans to attempt to meet the burden of operating a casino, after which the commission will deliberate and make a decision," said Daniel Heneghan, the commission's spokesman.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment is backing a public service video about responsible gaming that will air on a local television station in Macau. "The healthy expansion of the industry is of utmost importance to the sustained development of Macau, and Melco is fully supportive of government policies encouraging responsible gaming," Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said.
FlowPlay has signed a deal with IGT to create games that have features from the gaming equipment manufacturer's portfolio. The agreement also means that the social casino games developer will generate ongoing licensing fees for IGT.
The $300 million joint tribal venture in East Windsor, Conn., will take the shape of a 188,000-square-foot casino with a five-story parking garage, restaurants, retail space and bars, according to new renderings from MMCT Venture. The renderings came ahead of a public hearing that took place June 13, and the company expects construction to take 18 months.
While attending the Japan Gaming Congress 2018 in Tokyo, Imperial Pacific International Holdings executives reaffirmed their commitment to building a permanent resort on Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. The group announced plans for the resort last summer and is seeking additional investors for the project.
Connecticut officials are asking for a more in-depth look at how the federal government is handling two tribal operators' proposals for a joint casino in East Windsor. The US Department of the Interior has yet to post a notice regarding the revenue-sharing agreement between the state and the Mashantucket Pequots about two weeks after publishing a notice for the Mohegan tribe.
Stanley Ho Hung-sun, the 97-year-old founder of Asia's largest casino empire, announced his retirement last week, turning over leadership to his heirs. SJM Holdings, which has controlled gambling in Macau for decades, will now be co-chaired by his wife, his daughter Daisy, and the son of a former business partner.
Seventy-three percent of Swiss voters approved the Gambling Act, a new law that blocks non-Swiss betting sites and gaming companies from operating in the country. The law, which will kick in next year, is expected to help curb gaming addition.