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New Zealand – SkyCity staff to strike in Auckland over pay for ‘unsociable hours’

Over 850 members of staff at New Zealand operator SkyCity have voted to strike in Auckland in the hope it will convince the operator to pay more for working unsociable hours.Almost 900 of the casino’s employees are members of Unite Union with 97 per cent voting for strike action from August 31 to September 1.Lead negotiator and Unite ...

US – Mohegan Gaming to enter Las Vegas as Virgin’s casino operator

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has confirmed it will enter the Las Vegas casino market with a multi-year agreement with JC Hospitality to operate the 60,000-square foot gaming space at the soon to be Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio ...

Philippines – NayonLanding needs new home as land lease deal is cancelled

Landing Resorts has just six months to secure new land for its proposed US$1.5bn casino resort and theme park called NayonLanding, having seen its lease agreement at the Entertainment City in Barangay Tambo, City of Parañaque, ...

China – Macau’s incoming Chief Executive pours doubt on further satellites and sub concessions

Macau’s incoming Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has lent his support to an upper limit on the number of casino ...

US – Blackstone in talks to buy and lease back Bellagio and MGM Grand

Bloomberg has reported that New York-based private equity company Blackstone is looking to buy and lease back two ...

US – Tracinda Corp. sells Kirk Kerkorian’s shares in MGM

MGM Resorts has informed that Tracinda Corp., the holding company of MGM Resorts' late founder Kirk Kerkorian, has ...

Paraguay – Fishermen dispute holds up construction of mega resort in Paraguay

Construction of a new mega resort and casino on San Francisco Island, near the city of Limpio has now suspended due ...

US – Tribal gaming reaches record high with revenues of $33.7bn

The National Indian Gaming Commission has confirmed that the 520 tribal casinos, operated by 247 tribes across 29 ...

France – French casinos want to prevent FDJ from offering slot play

Three French land-based casino associations; Casinos de France, Syndicat des Casinos Modernes de France and the ...