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3/21/2019

Ireland's government is poised to create a new gaming regulator and introduce a social fund to address problem gaming. Legislators also are expected to approve a bill this week that would clarify licensing rules and update stake and prize limits as well as set the minimum betting age to 18.

3/21/2019

The Philippines' gaming regulator says local authorities in Quezon City aren't permitted to require a casino entry fee. Bloomberry Resorts plans to break ground on a casino resort in the city, which has insisted on the fee.

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3/21/2019

Borgata Casino Hotel and Bwin.party entertainment have been fined $81,000 in New Jersey for failing to block 12 people who had self-excluded from the companies' online gaming sites. Borgata recently was instructed to give up almost $68,000 in winnings from 36 people who were prohibited from betting, abandoned specific assets or didn't produce proper identification upon request.

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3/21/2019

A bill introduced in the US Senate would help the Catawba Indian Nation establish a new casino in North Carolina. "Our gaming operation in Kings Mountain, N.C., will create up to 4,000 jobs and not only provide much needed employment for our people, but also for residents of Cleveland County," Catawba Indian Nation Chief William Harris says.

3/20/2019

About 47 million Americans collectively will bet $8.5 billion on this year's NCAA's March Madness men's basketball tournament, according to an American Gaming Association-commissioned study. More than 5 million people are expected to bet online, while more than 4 million likely will place their bets using a legal app at a casino sportsbook.

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3/20/2019

MGM Resorts International has signed a deal with Major League Soccer to make Roar its official sports betting partner. MGM Resort also has partnerships with the NBA, MLB and NHL.

3/20/2019

Atlantic City's Showboat hotel could soon have a gaming facility next door, which would circumvent a rule that prohibits betting on the property. The casino would be part of an expansion of an adjoining lot, and the hotel would transform its bus terminal a family entertainment center.

3/20/2019

The UK Gambling Commission is hoping to implement tougher ID and age checks involving an online bettor's date of birth, name, address and email address. The stricter measures are designed to help cut off loopholes in the upcoming Gamstop self-exclusion program that could allow problem gamers to use a different name to open new accounts.

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3/19/2019

Climate change will continue to bring severe weather events at the elevated frequency of recent years, and hotels must take steps to protect themselves and house the displaced, STR executive Jan Freitag writes. Resiliency of building design, emergency provisions and communication, and adequacy of insurance are among questions Freitag poses.

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3/19/2019

Hilton has teamed with Clean the World on a soap recycling program that's expected to generate 1 million new bars by mid-October. Used soap will be collected from guest rooms and recycled in time for Global Handwashing Day.

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