What Interesting Things Happened in the Gambling Industry? Latest News From Ukraine, USA and Japan
The active process of building up of a legal gambling market continues in Ukraine: the regulator issued licenses to two more operators, and venues that are already operational will obtain equipment from a well-known American provider. At the same time, Japan has identified a company that will develop one of the three casino resorts. And United States is going to legalize sports betting in Florida and hold a recruiting event for San Manuel casino in California.
Read more about the latest news in the gambling industry in our weekly digest.
CRGL issued new licenses on online poker and slot machine hall
At a regular meeting, the gambling regulator made a decision to issue a license to NSUS UA LLC to conduct online poker games. The company will operate under GGPoker brand. It became the third operator that can now legally engage in this type of gambling business in Ukraine.
First Win LLC, in turn, received another permit to conduct gambling activities in slot machine halls. A new establishment under the First brand will open at George hotel in Lviv.
At the same time, the regulator continues to issue licenses on gambling equipment. Based on the results of the last two sessions, licenses on slot machines were obtained by Premier Palace Casino, Volna 4444, Gamedev, Imperiya Azartu, in addition to license on the roulette table to Premier Palace Casino.
Scientific Games Corporation enters the Ukrainian gambling market
Scientific Games Corporation – an American company specializing in the development of gambling equipment has agreed with the Ukrainian operators to supply electronic slot machines, gambling tables and progressive jackpot systems for their establishments.
Products from the leading provider will appear in the slots network of Slots City, Shangri La Casino and Billionaire Casino in Kyiv.
According to Dmytro Grechko, Slots City project manager in Ukraine, cooperation with Scientific Games Corporation will allow the operator to expand the player base in the local market by providing popular high quality products.
Sports betting will be legalized in Florida in autumn
Back in May, Florida governor signed a series of gambling laws. In 45 days after that, the US Department of the Interior did not reject the document suggesting the conclusion of a 30-year gambling deal with the Seminole tribe. As a result, starting on October 15, tribal members can become eligible to provide sports betting services in the community territories and organize an additional list of table games in casinos.
The agreement assumes that Seminole Indians will be able to conduct betting business, including online, add roulette and craps to casinos. As part of the deal, during the first five years, they will have to transfer at least $2.5 billion to the Florida budget. In general, over a 30-year period, the state will receive about $20 billion.
Priority partner for the development of a casino resort in Nagasaki announced
According to the results of the competition held by the authorities of the Nagasaki Prefecture, the Japanese division of the operator Casinos Austria International became a partner for the development of a local casino resort.
Sasebo integrated resort is planned to be located within the Huis Ten Bosch theme park and will occupy 31 hectares. It will include a hotel, exhibition and conference halls, as well as a casino and other facilities. The project is set to receive about 550 billion yen in investments.
In accordance with the Japanese law on integrated resorts, only three objects of this type will be able to operate on the territory of the country.
San Manuel casino organizes recruitment event in California
The event will take place in Ontario, San Bernardino County and will last for three days – from August 14 to August 17, 2021. As part of the event, San Manuel will be recruiting various specialists for its hotel, shops, catering establishments and other facilities.
The casino resort will be looking for booking operators, massage therapists, front desk staff, etc. San Manuel will be considering candidates with experience, students and graduates as candidates for various positions.
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