Australian Senator calls for official inquiry into “pokie” machines

In Australia, federal Senator and long-time gambling antagonist Nick Xenophon has reportedly announced that 2017 is set to be a “very unhappy year for the gambling industry” after he pledged to conduct an official...

Brazil: New gaming bill now being debated by Lower House

The ongoing debate among deputies in the lower house both for and against new gaming legislation in Brazil means further delays for the issue that has been pending for 25 years. In early November the...

Landmark legislation in Japan legalizes casinos for first time

Early Thursday, in an extended session of the Diet, Japan‘s parliament passed a bill making casinos legal in the country. The bill originated in the lower house and was passed there on December 6....

PAGCOR responds to UNLAD lawsuit and asserts authority to be online gambling overseer

The Union for National Development and Good Governance-Philippines (UNLAD-Philippines) filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court on November 7 against the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) stating that PAGCOR did not have the...

Sault St. Marie Tribe says Lansing casino project still has legs

Plans for the Kewadin Lansing Casino in Michigan remain in limbo but the Sault St. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians say there is still hope for the almost four-year-old casino proposal, according to...

Jack Lam flees the Philippines to avoid being arrested for illegal online gambling operations

Authorities in the Philippines arrested over 1,000 Chinese nationals who were alleged to have been involved in illegal online gambling operations and violating their working visas. Local media reports stated that these Chinese nationals...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and opposition clash over proposed casino bill

Gaming analysts and political pundits have predicted that Japan could lift the ban on the gambling industry as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are in favor of legalizing ‘integrated...

Most Iowa gaming operators want to make annual audit information confidential

Casinos operators in the state of Iowa face annual audits each year of the gaming facility operations. The information derived from the audit is released to the public and a group of operators wants...

Philippines casino operator calls for changes to Chinese visa policy

The boss for Philippines casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation has reportedly suggested that his government should adopt a visa-on-arrival policy for visitors from mainland China instead of requiring such tourists to secure a permit...

Georgia legislators still contemplating casino gaming

Casino gambling has been on the mind of legislators in the state of Georgia for some time now. Even though efforts are stalled for this year, the option will most likely be up for...

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