Casino and Gambling news stories from May 2009

Singapore casino considers options to whale shark exhibit - Saturday 30th of May 2009

A Singapore casino developer said yesterday it was considering alternatives to its plan to exhibit whale sharks, the worlds largest fish, which had run into strong opposition from animal welfare groups. "We have started to explore plans for an altern....


Go-ahead for casino - Saturday 30th of May 2009

Plans for a casino in Bath have come a step closer after politicians voted in favour of cracking on with the licensing process for the hotly-debated venture.Bath and North East Somerset councillors agreed that local authority officials should start t....


Casino plan concern for Faith Forum - Friday 29th of May 2009

MEMBERS of Solihullís Faith Forum have voiced concerns about building a casino in Solihull.Father Patrick Gerard, curate of St Alphege Parish Church, will be airing his views at a public meeting taking place next week.The event has been organised by ....


Brumby deal to increase Crown gaming tables - Friday 29th of May 2009

The Brumby Government has announced a 10.5 per cent increase in taxes on poker machines at Crown Casino over the next six years in exchange for an additional 150 gaming tables for the casino.Gaming Minister Tony Robinson announced the changes this mo....


Casinos praised for efforts to stop underage gambling - Friday 29th of May 2009

Early last year, Qullder Ariel Rodriguez Solls of Flanders, N.Y., tried to collect a $3,400 jackpot he won at Mohegan Sun. He not only failed to collect, but at 19, he was arrested and charged with underage gambling.Rodriguez Solls was one of 30 mino....


Goa casino operators unite against pressure from political and civil groups - Friday 29th of May 2009

Casino operators in Goa have decided to collectively stave off the sustained pressure heaped on them by civil society groups and political parties, who want offshore casino vessels to sail away from the state. John Snowball, Spokesperson for the newl....


State lawmakers OK new deal on gambling - Friday 29th of May 2009

Lawmakers overcame gambling resistance and passed a historic plan to allow the Seminoles to continue offering casino games.After resisting gambling expansion for decades, Florida lawmakers approved a bill Friday that offers a new gambling deal to the....


US congressman moves to legalize online gambling - Friday 29th of May 2009

A US congressman unveiled legislation on Wednesday which would legalize online gambling in the United States.Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, said the bill would "enable Americans to bet online and put an end to an inapprop....


Gambling deal near, but not for blackjack - Friday 29th of May 2009

Under deadline pressure, legislators inched closer to a gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe but remained at odds over blackjack games.Negotiators in the two houses traded counteroffers Tuesday in their search for common ground on key issues: blackj....


Move to end US ban on online gambling - Friday 29th of May 2009

Gaming companies from PartyGaming to 888 will hope their luck finally turns this week as a law is proposed in the US aimed at overturning the countrys ban on online gambling. Barney Frank, the chairman of the US House of Representatives Financial Ser....


New casino hub a safe bet - Friday 29th of May 2009

WHILE we are loathe to compare Adelaide to Melbourne - they are two vastly different cities - sometimes it is worth looking over the border to see what they do well.Southbank is one example. Many South Australians who have visited Melbourne will have....


Barney Frank to the Rescue - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

Exciting progress was made today to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in the US. Representative Barney Frank, chairman of the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee has said that legislation will be int....


Sands to sell Macau casino - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

LAS Vegas Sands is considering selling one of its Macau casinos, a report said on Monday, as revenues plummet in the worlds biggest gaming market. It plans to put the Sands Macao up for about US$1.3 billion (S$1.95 billion) after failing to sell its ....


Casino hopes to open doors 24 hours a day in Northampton - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

A casino in the centre of Northampton has bid to become the towns first 24-hour, seven-day a week gambling venue.The owners of the Gala casino at the Sol Central complex in Marefair have already been awarded a 24-hour gaming licence and have now appl....


Gambling sites have friendly, fun rivalry - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

For more than a month, the Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach has promoted a drawing for a Buick LaCrosse, at 7 p.m. Sunday.For three months, rival Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has advertised a "mystery car giveaway," with details to be announc....


Grosvenor buys up casino - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

Grosvenor Casinos, which is owned by leading British leisure gaming company, The Rank Group Plc, has completed the £650,000 acquisition of the casino at Coventrys Ricoh Arena from current operators, Isle of Capri. The company plans to invest a furthe....


Sold Ricoh casino in £1m revamp - Wednesday 13th of May 2009

The casino at Coventrys Ricoh Arena is to see a £1m revamp after being sold. The casino was bought by UK firm Grosvenor Casinos in a £650,000 deal, two months after Isle of Capri Casinos said it would pull out of the site. Grosvenor Casinos, which is....