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Puerto Rico- Casino revenue on the rise in Puerto Rico

According to data provided by the Gaming Commission of the Government of Puerto Rico, casinos reported profits that exceeded US$355 million, which is equivalent to a growth of 38.89% in relation to the fiscal year 2021, in which more than US$256 million was reported. Miguel Vega, president of the Casino Committee of the Puerto Rico…

Chile – Gaming board renews ten licences

The Chilean Gaming Board (SCJ) renewed the operating license of ten casinos during the Public Hearing for the opening of the economic bids on Friday. Operators had been invited to submit their bids as part of the licensing process for twelve licences that will be available as of July 2023.   All of the permits…

Europe – New Year continues to pile the pressure on ECA members

The European Casino Association has released details of its latest member survey, which tracks the impact of Covid-19 measures recently introduced by European governments. Following the devastating consequences of the pandemic on the land-based casino industry in Europe over the last two years, ECA members continue to operate under strict governmental controls and mandates at…

Japan – ‘Long-stay tourism’ the goal for Japan’s Integrated Resort casinos

The Japan Casino Regulatory Commission has reiterated that the goal of Integrated Resort casino in Japan is to generate ‘long-stay tourism.’ Its approach to casino regulation was updated on its official website with four sections detailed: Concept/Approach to Casino Regulations, Overview of Casino Regulations, Summary of Casino Regulations and Measures against Adverse Effects, and Main…

Japan – Japan’s new Prime Minister gives his support to casino initiative

Fumio Kishida, Japan’s new Prime Minister, has spoken out for the first time about casinos in Japan saying they are a vital step in transforming tourism in the country. Responding to questions from Kiyomi Tsujimoto, Deputy Representative of the Constitutional Democratic Party, on the viability of Integrated Resorts casinos, he said: “It is an important…

France – Mayor of Saint-Jean d’Angely goes all in on casino spa project

A casino in the French town of Saint-Jean d’Angely is nothing new with potential projects being discussed for the last 15 years, however, momentum is building again with Mayor Françoise Mesnard (PS) officially reactivating plans from 2007. At that time the small town of 7,500 inhabitants of Charente-Maritime was waiting to be recognised as a…

US – North American casinos driving the recovery with greater share of leisure spend

Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli has said that North American casinos and other forms of gambling are leading the recovery from the pandemic with gaming now outpacing the revenues earned in 2019, when $109bn was spent in casinos and $142bn on wider betting channels. Since March of this year, gaming has beaten its 2019 rate…

Japan – Former government official sentenced to four years in 500.com bribery case

The Tokyo District Court has handed out a four year prison sentence to Tsukasa Akimoto a former vice-minister in charge of tourism and casino promotions, for taking bribes from Chinese gambling company 500.com. Mr. Akimoto was found guilty of accepting Y7.6m ($69,200) in bribes and gifts from 500.com as it looked for a share of…

US – Chicago forced into extending deadline for casino applications

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot confirmed that the City of Chicago has extended the deadline to respond to the casino Request for Proposal (RFP) to Friday, October 29. This extension gives potential bidders more time to fully assess the Chicago casino opportunity; conduct additional due diligence; assemble more competitive bid packages; and explore financing opportunities. “This…