Gaming

Kindred Group Leaves North America and Norway; Reduces Number of Employees

Kindred Group, an online gaming operator of casino, poker, bingo, and sports betting, announces that the group will continue to exit the North American market expecting to complete the process by the end of Q2 2024. The Company also announces that it will focus on core markets to ensure growth of its operations, as well […] Source: https://news.worldcasinodirectory.com/kindred-group-leaves-north-america-and-norway-and-reduces-number-of-employees-111276

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Veikkaus Announces Structural Changes And Tampere Casino Closure Ahead of Gambling Reforms in Finland

Veikkaus, Finland’s exclusive gambling operator, announces a series of changes to the company’s structure as the Finnish gambling market is getting ready for the transition to a multi-license gambling system scheduled to launch on 1 January 2026. As Helsinki Times reports, the transition outlined in the Finnish Government Program offers additional opportunities to the company but also poses certain challenges.

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Crown Melbourne Casino Workers Announce Strike During the Busy Racing Season

After four months of negotiations for a better terms and conditions of labor agreement, around 3600 workers of the Crown Melbourne casino might reportedly resort to a protected strike action during the busiest spring racing season unless they get a better deal on wages and working conditions from the company. Union’s Demands: As reported by Australian Associated Press (AAP),  the

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MGM Springfield Reaches $6.8 Million Settlement Agreement With The State

MGM Springfield reached a $6.8 million settlement with the Attorney General’s Office over the allegations that the company committed wage and hour violations to impact 2,036 workers. As Boston Herald reports, the settlement includes the obligation for MGM Springfield to compensate the workers for its alleged failures referring to overtime work and tip retention. Settlement Agreement Reached: According to the

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Gaming

Kansas Racing And Gaming Commission Votes Unanimously To Validate Ruffin’s Casino Proposal

On July 13, it was reported that the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission voted unanimously to award the state’s only license to Phil Ruffin’s group to officially open the historic horse racing casino, called Golden Circle, at Wichita Greyhound Park, giving the Wichita-born-and-raised casino mogul a chance to open a casino directly where Wichita Greyhound Park once stood, which officially

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Graton Resort & Casino Holds A Groundbreaking Ceremony To Celebrate New $1B Expansion Project

On June 16, a groundbreaking ceremony was held by the Graton Resort & Casino, the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading gambling facility owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, marking the official expansion of the Rohnert Park resort.  The expansion includes a new parking structure with solar panels that will begin construction tomorrow. In addition, other expansion projects are

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Gaming

Richard Brown Resigns as CEO of Gaming Innovation Group on Dec 31, 2023

A leading iGaming technology company and a solutions, products, and services provider to the industry, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) announce the change in the company’s leadership. According to GiG’s official release, Group CEO Richard Brown has agreed with the company’s Board of Directors to resign from the position on the 31st of December 2023. Strategic […] Source: https://news.worldcasinodirectory.com/richard-brown-resigns-as-ceo-of-gaming-innovation-group-on-dec-31-2023-109075

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Pat McAfee Leaves FanDuel for Lucrative ESPN Deal

Popular sport analyst and professional wrestling commentator, Pat McAfee, confirmed that he is leaving FanDuel, a flagship sports-tech entertainment company. According to the report from New York Post’s Andrew Marchand transferred by Yahoo Sports, the former NFL punter and kick-off specialist will continue his media career with ESPN, an American international cable sports channel owned by The Walt Disney Company

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Illinois Gaming Board Approves Relocation of Two Hollywood Casinos in Chicago

Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) has approved the relocation of Holywood Aurora and Hollywood Joliet casinos owned by Penn Entertainment. The parent company of the two suburban Chicago casinos and the Ameristar Casino facility located in Eastern Chicago received the approval to reconstruct Joliet and Aurora at more convenient locations. Significant Step: As KPVI reports,  Penn Entertainment plans to invest around

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Star Casino and United Workers Union Against the Tax Increase

The workers in Sydney’s Star casino are worried about their future – and with a reason. Since gaming taxes will be increased in July, many of them will lose their jobs. That’s why the Union decided to schedule a meeting with Daniel Mookhey, an NSW Treasurer, to discuss further steps.  Are the jobs jeopardized: Dario Mujkic, the Director of the

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Gaming

Ukrainian Online Betting Company Parimatch Halts B2C Operations After Ukrainian Government Intervention

Two days ago, Parimatch, the biggest wagering company in Ukraine, internationally known for sports wagering and online gambling, officially reported the cessation of operations in Ukraine and the blocking of its official website. Reason for suspension: The main reason for the official suspension of the company’s activities is that on Saturday, March 11, the Ukrainian government implemented the latest package

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Gaming

Full House Resorts Plans to Open Interim Casino in Waukegan On Friday

Full House Resorts, a flagship casino developer and operator based in Summerlin South, Nevada, has publicly announced that it plans to officially open its newest casino in Waukegan to the public on Friday at 8 PM (CT). Pre-Opening event: After receiving final approval from the Illinois Gaming Board on Thursday, the Temporary by American Place will host a private VIP

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Magic City Casino Sale Moves Forward; First Change Of Owner

Following a two-month postponement and an improved pitch, for so-called the biggest casino deal in Florida history, the Florida Gaming Control Commission on Wednesday, February 8, granted conditional approval for the sale of the gambling license from Miami-based Magic City Casino to an Alabama-based Native American tribe, Poarch Band Creek Indians. Completion of a multimillion- dollar purchase: This resolution by

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Novomatic America Expands Contract With Apex Pro Gaming; Receives Selected Apogee Gaming Resources

Novomatic America, part of NOVOMATIC’s worldwide conglomerate of gaming companies, has expanded its content distribution agreement with Austrian iGaming operator Apex Pro Gaming to include the regulated markets of North America and the Caribbean. However, that’s not all; as the company also welcomed the CEO of Texas-based Apogee Gaming to the team. New contract with Apex Pro Gaming: The new

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Culinary Local 226 Union pickets at Station Casinos head office seeking ”good faith” bargaining

Picketers from the Culinary union, partners from the Nevada AFL-CIO, and current and former Station Casinos employees tried to capture the public’s attention outside of Station Casinos’ corporate headquarters in Las Vegas on Thursday. The picketers called the operator of Red Rock Resort, Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch Resort, and other properties “unfair,” while the Station Casino spread banners across

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Gaming

Macau Faces Casino Employees Scarcity Ahead Of Chinese New Year

Ahead of Chinese New Year, casino workers in Macau may have to work overtime due to increased consumer demand following a three-year calm due to COVID-19, throughout which some gaming staff received promotions in other departments, according to one of the workers representatives. Due to advancement of existing workers, there are not enough workers to cover all required positions just

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Gaming

Ernst & Young report that compulsory affordability checks affect UK betting and gaming industry

After a recent study showed that affordability checks imposed by Government are already affecting revenues, Britain’s regulated betting and gaming sector has called on Government to publish a White Paper and set new laws for the gambling industry in the jurisdiction. Affordability checks reduce revenues: The research conducted by Ernst & Young (EY) for the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)

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Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino Shippensburg postpones opening date to 2023

On Tuesday, November 29th, Pennsylvania-based Parx Casino Shippensburg , a subsidiary of Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, reported that the casino will delay its originally planned November 2022 opening by several months, resulting in its grand opening in February 2023. The delay comes after unforseen construction delays and supply chain disruptions. First casino in Cumberland County: This casino is very significant

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