Both nominees for New Jersey's 2017 race for governor are in favor of legalizing marijuana to tap into the $6.7 billion industry. The idea comes on the heels of the state's downsized gaming market, which has seen the loss of five casinos and 11,000 jobs since 2006.
Gaming Laboratories International has been approved to test and certify gaming systems for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator licensees. The Philippines was home to 42 approved offshore gaming operators as of Sept. 5.
Without widening its consumer base with options like strategy games and skill-based titles, the social gaming industry will likely stagnate, Daniel Kashmir writes. A sense of adventure with an engaging narrative and updates to content through live operations can serve to freshen the market and spark new interest.
Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and the Poker Players Alliance have voiced support during a legislative hearing for a bill to legalize internet gaming. The proposal likely needs revision, however, because it has received opposition from tribal gaming operators and has not won over any land-based casino or the gaming control board.
Viaan Industries has signed on eight franchisees for a one-time Rs 50 lakh fee and a Rs 50 lakh yearly license charge. The move comes before the debut season of the Match Indian Poker League, which is the nation's first poker tournament approved by the International Federation of Poker.
Google Play has welcomed real-money poker apps from 888poker, partypoker and PokerStars in the UK. Operators have been submitting applications for real-money apps in France, Ireland and the UK, after Google relaxed restrictions in July.
A 130-acre extreme sports park called The Edge, by Australian developer Josh Kearney, secured unanimous approval from commissioners in Clark County. The $800 million Las Vegas project will feature a 15-story hotel-casino, manmade whitewater rapids, cable wake-boarding lakes, an indoor mountain-biking track, a skydiving attraction and more.
With casinos transitioning to full Internet Protocol systems, the industry is likely to continue operating separate Pit Cam systems for surveillance. The dual systems allow casinos to watch the camera feed that best suits their needs.
Cambodia's ministries of Economy and Finance and the Interior will present a draft gaming law to the cabinet this month with the aim of gaining more international investment in its gaming industry. The draft comes on the heels of a 2017 US State Department saying Cambodia's gaming industry was largely unregulated, making it unlikely US casinos would invest in that country.