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The Japanese government is considering collecting some of the revenue from the operators of casinos to be set up as part of so-called integrated resorts, mainly for financing measures to help prevent gambling addiction, sources said Monday.

The collected money, which will be split between the central and local governments, is also slated to be used to beef up social welfare measures and promote art and culture, the sources said.

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Switzerland’s casinos reported modest a profit increase in 2016, snapping a nearly decade-long losing streak.

New figures released by the Swiss Federation of Casinos (SFC) show the country’s 21 licensed brick-and-mortar gaming venues reported gross profits of CHF 689m (US $711m) in 2016, 1.2% higher than 2015’s total. Twelve Swiss casinos posted year-on-year gains last year, while the other nine suffered slight declines.

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When it comes to show-stopping casinos unlike any other, Las Vegas and Monaco are often the first destinations that spring to mind.

However, that’s not to say that you can’t find a dazzling setting elsewhere – in fact, there are plenty of destinations worldwide upping the ante and choosing some seriously impressive settings to house their own casinos.

From renovated medieval banquet halls in the heart of the British countryside, to an underground hotel in the heart of the Australian outback, there a few which have caught the attention of visitors looking for a touch of adventure.

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The UK gambling industry generated record gross gambling yield of £13.8 billion in the period between October 2015-September 2016, the latest figures posted by the UK Gambling Commission show.

The amount of £13.4 billion was generated during the previous (April 2015-March 2016) reporting period.

Online gambling was the largest sector in the country for a second consecutive reporting period. Gross gambling yield from iGaming and sports betting services totaled £4.5 billion during the reviewed twelve months, up from £4.2 billion in April 2015-March 2016.

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A new decree specifying the conditions for operating casinos on board merchant ships that are carrying French passengers has been published in the Official Gazette.

The decree states that irrespective of the casinos installed on board and of their registration registry, the new regulations are effective starting July I, 2017 for vessels flying the French flag. According to G3Newswire, as many as 15 gaming machines may be operated by ships, such as ferries, which operate on a regular intra-community route. Those vessels which operate in international waters are permitted to operate in addition to traditional table games.

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Per la prima volta, il Principato di Monaco, famoso per i suoi prestigiosi casinò, accoglierà il “World Gaming Expo” (WGE) che si svolgerà dal 6 al 8 dicembre 2017 al Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Il WGE raccoglierà professionisti dell’industria del gioco provenienti da tutto il mondo per mostrare nuovi prodotti e scambiare opinioni con esperti del settore. L’evento sarà focalizzato sulle sfide e le nuove tendenze del settore: l’evoluzione dell’iGaming, il trading finanziario, i nuovi metodi di pagamento, i nuovi mercati di gioco e le nuove e più complesse aspettative dei clienti.


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A lot is happening on the north end of the Las Vegas strip these days.

The casino formerly known as the Sahara has new owners just a few years after a $415 million upgrade to the property, which included rebranding it as SLS Las Vegas. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Meruelo Group, which owns the Grand Sierra in Reno, have agreed to purchase SLS for an undisclosed price from Stockbridge Capital Partners.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a premier gaming property on the world famous Las Vegas Strip,” Meruelo said in a statement.

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Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd. owner Lawrence Ho told Bloomberg that the ideal scenario for his company would be to be allowed to build an integrated resort in Osaka, in case it wins one of the two Japanese casino licenses to be issued by the country’s government.

The Hong Kong businessman further dwelt on the topic, saying that Osaka and the Kansai region are “more fun” than Tokyo, for example, and it is is exactly fun and entertainment that Melco is focused on.

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