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Mexico – Codere and Hard Rock flirt with second guitar-shaped hotel

Codere has signed an agreement with Hard Rock to grant it some land in Mexico and build a tourist complex valued at close to US$1bn. Codere will receive 40 per cent of the project in return. According to sources close to the talks, Codere has agreed to transfer land in Mexico City for the US group to build their second guitar-shaped ...

Argentina – New hotel and casino opens in Chaco

A four-star hotel and casino has opened in Charata a city in the province of Chaco, Argentina. With a $145m price tag the four-star Casino Platinum hotel was inaugurated last Thursday. The investment was made by Hogar S. A, a gastronomic company ...

France – Illegal poker tables closed in Cannes

The judicial police of Nice has closed an underground gaming circle offering illegal poker tables in Cannes. Three people were arrested, two in their forties and one in their fifties who were presented to the Criminal Court on August 2. They ...

Malta – Casino executives slam Dragonara’s 64-year licence extension

Malta’s Dragonara casino has been given a 64-year extension to its lease agreement without a competitive tender, ...

US – William Hill opens four Iowa sportsbooks on first day of legalised sports betting

William Hill opened and accepted wagers at four sports books across Iowa on the first day of legalised sports ...

Finland – Slot ID verification will see Veikkaus reduce slot numbers

Veikkaus, the state-owned Finnish operator, is planning t slash its number of slot machines across the country is ...

Australia – Profit falls at Star Entertainment as VIP spending slips

Australian casino group Star Entertainment saw profit from its VIP segment slide by 35 per cent over the year to ...

US – Genting steps up interest in Empire resorts despite bankruptcy rumours

Genting Malaysia has said it hasn’t been put off from a potential takeover of Empire Resorts’ Resorts World ...

Chile – Enjoy files lawsuit against Sun Dreams over casino delays

Enjoy has filed a lawsuit before the Tribunal for the Defence of Free Competition (TDLC), against its competitor ...