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Guest Comment Issue 137 ICE: Opportunity in Diversity

Simon Thomas, CEO, Hippodrome Casino

Two years ago, the subject of diversity dominated proceedings at ICE – and not in a way that cast the gambling industry in a particularly positive light. As host (at the Hippodrome Casino) of the Magic Mike Live Show, I accept that my views on what people should be permitted to wear (or not wear) may not be shared by all. However, issues of moral outrage aside, I have always considered diversity to be a key ingredient of the ICE show.

Casino Life Issue 136 Guest Comment by Brigid Simmonds Chairman of the UK Betting and Gaming Council (BGC)

 

The Betting and Gaming Council launched last November, and we’ve brought together betting shops, online operators and Casinos as one voice, representing 90% of the overall gambling sector.

It’s an exciting opportunity for everyone, to raise standards across the industry, and highlight all the work we do together to make gambling an enjoyable and safe leisure activity as we can for all of our customers, wherever and however they choose to gamble.

3 Ways Online Casino Operators Can Stand Out

 

The casino industry is thriving in 2019 and looks set to continue that way in 2020. Indeed, the industry, on the whole, is set to be worth $94.4 billion by 2024. The online sector of the casino industry is seeing more sites appear yearly, and a huge boom in customers to take advantage of the industry’s overall growth. As such, there are a lot of casino operators online that customers have to choose from. So, what can casino sites do to ensure they stand out from the pack?

JANUARY HAPPENINGS AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City, N.J. (January 2, 2020)Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is kicking off 2020 by extending their “Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge,” launching a new menu in Hard Rock Cafe, offering Dim Sum for the Chinese New Year and introducing NuFace and NuBody products in Rock Spa® & Salon. Entertainment continues to hit a high note with the return of boxing and Latin-music icon Marc Anthony taking center stage among many others performing at the resort destination.

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The shape of things to come with UK Gambling Legislation 2020

By:  David Clifton, Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited

he UK General Election is behind us and, despite all four major political parties choosing to highlight future gambling policy in their respective manifestos, the truth is  that relatively few voting decisions will have been swayed one way or another on that front alone. The media headlines in relation to each of those policy proposals particularly focused on controversial features within the online gambling sector, as too they had done in the period since FOBTs departed from betting shops to

Ukraine’s Path To Legalization Of Gambling Business

By: Natalia Pakhomovska, Partner, head of IP&T practice at Kyiv office of DLA Piper & Ivan Shatov, Associate, IP&T practice at Kyiv office of DLA Piper

More than 10 years in a row gambling in Ukraine is officially prohibited and any gamble except for national lotteries is recognized illegal. This means that organizing of gamble of any type in Ukraine entails legal liability unless it is a state lottery

Hard Rock sets out to change Casino culture

Interview with Paul Pellizzari, Vice President of Global Social Responsibility for Hard Rock International by: Victor H. Royer

Casino Life magazine recently had the opportunity to interview Paul Pellizzari, Vice President of Global Social Responsibility for Hard Rock International, which is the first US-based gaming company to develop its own fully-immersive, branded casino-and-player interactive program for responsible gaming, called the PlayersEdge.