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Officials have been emphasizing the need to scrutinize gambling activities in Macau to be sure money laundering is not taking place. Such concern has been on top of the agenda in Canada, where some feel, money laundering has been increasing.
International Game Technology (IGT) is becoming multi-jurisdictional with its Wide Area Progressive jackpot link. The company announced that its Powerbucks will be available to Boyd Gaming and Caesars Ent. casinos in Nevada and in New Jersey.
A delay in issuing a casino license for the Boston, Massachusetts, area could have a short-term impact on the Commonwealth’s finances. The state’s budget for the fiscal year ending on June 30 anticipated $195 million in casino-related licensing fees.
During its months of struggling against Internet Cafes in Ohio, police confiscated hundreds of computers used in what was later determined to be illegal gambling. Now, the public officials have found a use for the computers.
Maine’s Indian tribes haven’t fared well lately. Three bills that would have allowed tribal casinos have been killed. Instead, the state plans a major study of the state’s gambling operations with advice on how to proceed in the future.
Ohio's casino revenue figures show March was a good month for the state's four casinos. The numbers show each casino had a significant increase from February. The bump mirrors a similar boost in casino revenues last March following winter slumps.
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino room reservations are now open. The first rooms are available for booking beginning August 25. Guests can make reservations online at the newly launched property website, SLSLasVegas.com.
A Borgata Casino poker tournament cheating scandal has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.
Recently, Chinese officials have been emphasizing the need to scrutinize gambling activities in Macau to be sure money laundering is not taking place. This has prompted the various Macau casino operators to increase their vigilance regarding the illegal activity.