Hurricane Irma significantly damaged South Florida's Mardi Gras Casino, forcing the facility to remain closed for the foreseeable future. A hole in the roof ruined the slot area's carpets, and replacing them could take months.
Regulations for integrated resorts in Japan weren't slated for implementation this year and likely won't be taken up until the 2018 Diet session, governmental adviser Toru Mihara said. "It's just markets' anticipation without reason," he explained.
MGM China is still offering volunteer efforts and donations to provide relief throughout Macau after August's Typhoon Hato. The company has paid for Caritas de Macau employees to enroll in disaster management training in Nepal to prepare for future catastrophes.
The Seneca Nation of Indians has responded to an arbitration demand from New York by calling for hearings in the western part of the state instead of New York City. The sides disagree over whether the tribe's payment schedule was lengthened to 2023 during an agreement renewal.
Resorts World Manila is hoping to soft-launch a new gaming area to replace its repurposed second-floor casino in December or the first quarter of next year. The new 129,166-square-foot space will house about 650 gaming tables and 4,000 slots machines.
Playtika has signed a sponsorship deal with Spain's Sevilla soccer club. The PlayWSOP logo will be printed on players' shirts, and the team's bus and stadium will also sport branding for the gaming operator.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group will manage the new Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc hotel in Vietnam. The integrated resort's 522-room hotel will open before the end of the year, but the casino doesn't have a start date yet.
Russia's Tigre de Cristal could see a boost after the entry of two rival operators in the Primorye Integrated Entertainment zone by 2019. The Russian promotion of the district "will accelerate the already explosive growth of foreign tourism," according to operator Summit Ascent Holdings.
A judge ruled in favor of the Flandreau Santee Sioux, saying South Dakota cannot require the tribe to charge a use tax on nontribal-member purchases relating to the Royal River Casino. The ruling covers the tribe's gift shop, recreational vehicle park, hotel and more.
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