Chicago Advocacy Group Backs Bally’s Casino to Boost Riverfront Revitalization

Chicago Advocacy Group Backs Bally’s Casino to Boost Riverfront Revitalization

Tide finally turning After years of fighting tooth-and-nail against a never-ending chorus of naysayers, the tide is finally turning in favor of Chicago’s first downtown casino. could play a major role in the ongoing revitalization of Chicago’s riverfront According to an in-depth WBEZ Chicago feature on Tuesday, an advocacy group called Friends of the Chicago…

Okada Manila Resort Victim of Failed Coup by Rivals of Japanese Billionaire

Okada Manila Resort Victim of Failed Coup by Rivals of Japanese Billionaire

Power struggle  The Okada Manila resort in the Philippines has fallen under controversy again as rivals are attempting to pry it away from Japanese mogul Kazuo Okada. Videos of altercations between 50 fake employees have been leaked amid an attempted coup on the property. Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) employees, despite their positions, were…

Kansas Sports Betting Finally Live With Six Online Sportsbooks

Kansas Sports Betting Finally Live With Six Online Sportsbooks

Kansas sports betting now live Kansas sports betting is now officially live, allowing bettors to place wagers in one of four casinos or six apps. there will be a “full launch” in exactly one week Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 84 earlier this year, allowing for the September launch. There will be a “full…

Vietnam, Cambodia Launch Crackdown on Casino Human Trafficking

Vietnam, Cambodia Launch Crackdown on Casino Human Trafficking

Joint operation Less than two weeks have passed since 40 Vietnamese workers completed a dramatic river-crossing escape from forced labor at a Cambodian casino. Now, authorities from the two bordering Asian countries have announced they’re working together to combat the rise in human trafficking. Vietnamese citizens duped into working in dubious establishments The spokeswoman for…

VICI Properties Purchasing Rocky Gap Casino Resort in a $260m Deal

VICI Properties Purchasing Rocky Gap Casino Resort in a $260m Deal

Real estate, operations separated VICI Properties Inc. is buying the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland from Golden Entertainment in an all-cash deal worth $260m. The real estate investment trust (REIT) announced its plan on Thursday. It will lease the operations of the casino resort to Century Casinos. Century Casinos will pay annual rent…