22 Jun 2023
Japan has approved an incredible $8.1 billion (1.08 trillion yen) deal for a resort to be built in Osaka. This will be the countries first ever casino, following a recent law that was passed in 2018 to legalise gambling in the country.
The project has many backers. The U.S casino operator MGM Resorts and Japanese based ORIX Group both own a 40% stake each, and a further 20 companies share the additional 20% share. The Osaka IR Project, as it is known will predominantly be managed by both MGM and ORIX.
However, as groups such as MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp will also be providing significant funds, they will also be contributing to the development, according to the local government.
17 May 2023
Casinos have been the backdrop for scores of movies featuring gambling over the years. From A-list heavy blockbusters like Ocean’s Eleven and The Sting, to independent features like Croupier and Rounders, cinema and the casino have been productive bedfellows. Okay, now dim the lights, open the curtains, grab that popcorn. The trailers are over and the main feature is about to begin. Are you sitting comfortably? Here is our top ten list of the greatest casino movies ever!
10. Rain Man
9. The Sting
8. The Cincinnati Kid
5. Casino Royale
4. Ocean’s Eleven
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
9 May 2023
A racino would typically be described as the dream of all gamblers, as its facility provides an avenue for them to enjoy the best of both worlds as they get to participate in gambling in the casino while horses race on the track outside.
Long ago, the racetrack wasn’t getting a lot of attention from punters, but with the advent of the racinos, this particular niche of iGaming has continued to grow more significant, with bettors willing to place their bets on the horses or dogs, and still enjoy the thrill of playing traditional casino games.
Racinos these days have so much to offer players. As the industry continues to expand, more features and amenities, such as multiple games, restaurants, hotels, etc., are being incorporated to make it a more attractive form of entertainment.
You’ll find racinos in many places all over the world, but some of the largest and best to visit for a pleasant experience and a safe gambling experience include the following:
1. Oaklawn Racing Casino and Resort
2. Delaware Park Casino and Racino
3. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino
4. Indiana Grand Racing and Casino
5. Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
3 Mar 2023
Construction has begun on a new $450 million casino development spearheaded by Tohono O’odham Nation Gaming Enterprise outside of Glendale, AZ. Work started on Phase 1 of the newest Desert Diamond Casino with an official ground-breaking ceremony on April 12, 2023.
Desert Diamond has four existing locations in Southern Arizona,(West Valley, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why). Desert Diamond Casinos is an Enterprise of the Tohono O’odham Nation with a proven track record of operating successful casinos in harmony with stated Tribal values and goals.
CEO Mike Bean noted “With this latest major investment in the West Valley, our new Desert Diamond Casino will bring more jobs, economic opportunity, and entertainment options to this vibrant region. We’re excited to continue the local partnerships we’ve developed over the past 10 years and build new relationships to benefit the West Valley community.”