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Japan – Diet Day for Japan with IR Implementation Bill expected to pass imminenetly

Today is expected to be the day that Japan’s IR Implementation Bill becomes following the approval of a second piece of legislation yesterday in the upper chamber for Japan’s parliament. The IR Implementation Bill is being widely tipped to be approved today in a plenary session of the House of Councillors. It will then be…

France – Rouen reclassified as a tourist resort allowing it to open a casino

The city council of the French city of Rouen, the capital of the northern region of Normandy, has approved an application to reclassify the city as a tourist resort to enable it to establish a casino. These recent steps to open a casino are part of a comprehensive project to rehabilitate the banks of the…

Poland – Polish operators trade accusations over fake revenue predictions

Polish casino groups ZPR and Casinos Poland are locked in a war of words concerning giving over exuberant revenue predictions when competing for casino licences. Casinos Poland has slammed the tactic used by its rival as an ‘unfair market practice,’ claiming that providing unrealistic revenue predictions in its applications to the finance ministry is an…

Mexico – Big Bola place large order for Zitro’s Bryke

Mexican casino operator Big Bola Casinos has ordered 250 Bryke slot machines from Zitro for its 16 venues. Johnny Viveiros Ortiz, Founder of Zitro, said: “These new instalments demonstrate the confidence that Big Bola Casinos is placing in our diverse product lines. Our differentiated gaming experiences for different player profiles, with games like Link King,…

US – Delaware’s casinos to launch sports betting next week

Delaware’s three casinos; Dover Downs, Delaware Park and Harrington Raceway will launch full-scale sports books next week, following the Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to rule on the legality of sports betting for themselves. The speed to market has been helped massively by the fact that pre-existing sports betting laws have been in place…

Latin America – Cirsa’s Lat Am casinos hit by Euro devaluation

Spanish gambling company Cirsa has reported an operating profit in the first quarter of 2018 of €106.8m, 0.7 per cent more than the same period in 2017. The improvement was despite the unfavourable impact of €16.1m, as a result of the devaluation against the euro of all Latin American currencies. Operating income stood at €423.5m,…

Chile – Mayor of Coquimbo opposes new casino licence

The Mayor of the Chilean city of Coquimbo, Marcelo Pereira Peralta, has come out in opposition to statements made by the mayor of the city of La Serena Roberto Jacob Jure who wants permission for a casino licence for his city. Peralta believes that another casino in the Coquimbo Region is unnecessary as the present…

Chile – Chile’s casino revenues dip slightly in March

Gross Gaming Revenues in Chile including revenue generated by the seven municipal casinos stood at $42,793m (US$69,454,059) in March. This is a decrease of -0.9 per cent compared to the same month last year while the cumulative gross gaming growth rate stood at -1.1 per cent over the last twelve months. According to the Chilean…

UK – British casino operators promoting responsible gambling

British casino operators are working together more closely than ever to promote responsible gambling across the land-based industry, according to the industry’s independent assessment panel. Playing Safe, the casino sector’s responsible gambling body, presented its annual report at a House Commons reception on Monday April 23, attended by Lord Ashton, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State…