Andrew Tottenham - September 24, 2018

Casinos in Italy May Be an Endangered Species

Italy, with a population of nearly 70 million, has only four casinos, all of which are located in the north of the country and are owned and regulated by local municipalities. Despite their shared monopoly they have fallen on hard… [see full article]

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A casino gaming revival is taking place in Paris

Something has been happening in Paris, and few in the international gaming industry have heard about it. Casino gambling has historically not been legal in the city of Paris. In 1920, a French government decree stated that no casinos could… [see full article]

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Bad times for gambling in Bavaria

Results released recently by the Bavarian State Lottery Corporation, owner of Bayerische Spielbanken, which operates the nine casinos in Bavaria, show that only three – Feuchtwangen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Bad Wiessee – are profitable. That profit totals around €8.3 million. Bad… [see full article]

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Think before you legislate!

With the impending Supreme Court of the United States opinion regarding whether the States have the right to offer sport betting, and whether Congress overstepped its powers with PAPSA in 1992 in limiting the number of States that can do… Continue Reading

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Thoughts from ICE 2018

That is ICE, now the largest gaming show in the world, over for another year. It is funny to think that this all started in 1987 when Jeff Lindsay, the founder of John Huxley Casino Equipment, decided to exhibit at the Amusement Trades Exhibition, the only casino supplier amongst “Whack-A-Mole” games, fairground rides and pub […]

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A quick European tour

The French land-based casino industry saw another year of growth in 2017. Overall gross gaming revenues (GGR) increased by 2.4% to €2.3 billion, but within that there were definite winners and losers. Lucien Barriere, the country’s largest operator by GGR, saw its gaming revenues increase by 3.6% to €695 million. Groupe Partouche, the second largest […]