Casinos

Chicago-based gambling ring’s alleged key player Todd Blanken avoids prison term

Todd Blanken, alleged mastermind of “multi-million dollar” Chicago-based gambling ring, has avoided prison time as a district sentenced the 44-year-old to just six months in a community center.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall also allowed Blanken, a resident of Cary, Illinois, to work while staying in the community center. The judge also ordered him to remain on two years of probation.

Macau Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau to deploy more casino inspectors

The Macau Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau (DICJ) is reportedly going to increase the number of inspectors to regulate the gaming properties in the world’s richest casino hub. The Executive Council of Macau recently approved an amendment designed to allocate more funding to DICJ and improve its operational structure. The change will take effect in the near future.

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Chicago Posts Solicitation for Long-Awaited Casino Project

Chicago city authorities have finally released the long-awaited request for proposals (RFP) for the casino license that the Windy City received as part of the state’s expanded gaming law passed a couple of years ago.

City officials announced that the RFP solicitation seeking an operator to develop a casino was released on Thursday, with an aim to see a state-of-the-art gaming property ready to operate by 2025.

Macau’s casino industry continues to recover from last year’s pandemic-related slump

Macau, the world’s leading casino hub, has reported a jump of more than 13 per cent in aggregated gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month of March this year, dropping a strong a hint that the casino hub is slowly recovering from last year’s COVID-19 pandemic-related slump.

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Lawsuit filed against Alabama gambling expansion bill is ‘a flat-out lie,’ argues Senator Marsh

A recently-filed lawsuit that accuses Alabama State Senator Del Marsh (R-12th) of taking kickbacks from a tribal casino operator in return for pursuing gambling expansion legislation is nothing more than ‘a flat-out lie,’ the Republican senator said.

Caesars to resume 7-day-a-week hotel service at Planet Hollywood, The LINQ later this month

American hotel & casino giant Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that two of its Las Vegas Strip properties, The Planet Hollywood Resort and The LINQ Hotel + Experience, will resume 7-day-a-week hotel operations before the end of this month.