Osaka pushes back IR deadline by six months, delaying opening of casino until 2028

Osaka officials confirmed on Thursday that they pushed back the request-for-proposal (RFP) deadline for Integrated Resort (IR) project by another six months, a move that is expected to delay the opening of a casino in the city until 2028.

Caesars Entertainment selected to construct massive Casino Resort in Danville City

American casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been selected by Danville City officials to construct a massive casino resort, if local voters approve the plan during a ballot referendum scheduled to take place in November this year.

Las Vegas Casinos’ June 4 reopening plans stay on track despite violent protests

While some casino industry experts have repeatedly warned that the ongoing violent protests in Las Vegas could discourage guests from heading back to casinos in the city, casino operators have declared that their reopening plans are still on track and they will not be deferred.

Macau suffers more than 93% decline in Gross Gaming Revenue in May due to lockdown

Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia, continued to experience the brunt of COVID-19-induced prolonged lockdown as its gross gaming revenue (GGR) slipped 93.2 per cent in May. Strict travel controls continued to impede the Special Administrative Region’s recovery efforts and even with relaxation for specific regions, Macau casinos are waiting to welcome crowds at pre COVID-19 levels.

France begins reopening casinos following weeks-long COVID-19 shutdown

Gamblers and sports betting community in France will once again be able to try their luck and have fun in casinos as the French authorities have started working on reopening some of the entertainment venues that have remained closed since March due to corona virus pandemic.

Suncity boosts stake in Russia’s largest casino operator Summit Ascent to majority position

Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd. has confirmed that it has boosted its stake in Russian casino operator Summit Ascent Holdings from 24.74 per cent to 69.78 per cent at a cost of approximately HK$1.24 billion (US$160m).