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Macau casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment and Philippine property developer Belle Corp have signed a "memorandum of agreement" to develop a $1 billion casino resort in Manila.

Under the agreement, Melco, owned by Australian billionaire James Packer and Hong Kong businessman Lawrence Ho, and Belle, owned by the Philippines' richest man Henry Sy, will jointly develop and manage the 100-hectare casino resort in Manila's gaming hub at Aseana Boulevard in [...]

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida has become the world's sixth-largest casino after completing a $75 million expansion.

The casino has now also become larger than any in Las Vegas, with its casino floor now bigger than five football fields combined and featuring over 5,000 slot machines, 110 table games and 50 poker tables. Read more » [...]

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Delaware has become the first US state to legalise online gaming after the governor's approval of legislation on Thursday allowing for full-service betting websites.

Governor Jack Markell signed the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act of 2012 a day after the bill passed the state Senate, USA Today reported. Read more » [...]

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Casino magnate Steve Wynn has come forward as the previously anonymous casino owner who donated a total of $2 million - $500 to 4000 needy families - to a Nevada-based charity over recent months.

Steve Wynn's donation is the largest donation the United Way of Southern Nevada has ever received, according to the Associated Press. Read more » [...]

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In some bizarre casino news, a Las Vegas casino pulled off incredibly unlikely odds after a roulette wheel hit the same number seven times in a row.

The Rio Hotel and Casino's roulette wheel hit the number 19 for seven straight spins - and then again on the ninth spin, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Read more » [...]

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The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is planning a $50 million upgrade to “re-energise” its celebrity pull factor, according to the Associated Press.

Commencing in July 2012, all 428 rooms and suites in the original Palms Tower will be renovated to reflect a “sensual and edgy” design, casino resort president Joseph Magliarditi stated. Read more » [...]

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American casino magnate Steve Wynn stated at a press conference at his Macau casino today that Wynn Macau Ltd's latest casino resort in Cotai would cost $4 billion.

Despite the economic downturn, the chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd and Wynn Macau was confident the new casino resort world provide a return on investment. Read more » [...]

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Ohio's second casino, Hollywood Casino Toledo, opens its doors to the public today - two weeks after the US state's first casino opened in Cleveland.

Invitation-only guests were given a glimpse of the new casino last week, to rave reviews. Read more » [...]

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US hotel and casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp announced it will buy Peninsula Gaming LLC for $1.45 billion.

The deal will add five casinos to Boyd's portfolio, including one in Kansas, two in Iowa and two in Louisiana, according to the Associated Press. Read more » [...]

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American business magnate Steve Wynn won government approval to build a casino resort in Macau's Cotai area.

Once complete, the casino will be the second Wynn casino in Macau, the world's largest gambling market. Read more » [...]

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