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Goa casinos could be shipped out to airport entertainment zone

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Licensed casinos in the Indian state of Goa could be pushed to relocate to a specially designated ‘entertainment zone’, under draft proposals set out by public works minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar. Aminister in the Indian state of Goa has detailed new plans for the region’s licensed casinos to be based in a demarcated gambling zone near the airport, prompting concerns that...

Granada casino licence to be awarded between April and May

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Cirsa, Orenes, and Novomatic have each submitted competing proposals for a licence to operate a casino in the southern province Adalusia’s Minister of Finance and Public Administration has welcomed the participation of three major operators in the bidding process for a new casino in Granada. María Jesús Montero stated that the expressions of interest the regional government had received were “good...

TCS John Huxley supplies live gaming equipment to Resorts World Catskills

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Just 90 miles north of New York City, Resorts World Catskills opened its doors to an eager public at the beginning of February. The integrated casino resort boasts 100,000 square feet of casino gaming including 150 live table games, 2,150 state-of-the art slot machines, and a poker room. Offering VIP high-limit areas which include private gaming salons, as well as...

Hainan not poised to threaten Macau according to chief executive

Hainan
Fernando Chui Sai On, chief executive of Macau, has reassured the Legislative Assembly that Hainan is not in talks to establish a rival gambling industry. Speaking to the assembly on 17 April, Chui stated that the mainland territory, known as the Hawaii of China, does not intend to challenge Macau as a gambling hub. “Regarding lottery business, we’ve not exchanged any...

LDP and Komeito reach consensus on key IR policy issues

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In his 1979 release, Discovering Japan, Graham Parker sang that “after all the urges some kind of truth emerges”, which would seem to be the case for Japanese casino legislation as coalition partners LDP and Komeito reached a consensus on a number of key points, paving the way for a vote on the IR Implementation Bill by May. Following meetings...

Cambodia chasing the dragon: Government looks to boost Chinese investment and draw tourism into the fold

Cambodia
Cambodia’s casino industry looks likely to reap the benefits of increasing ties with China, as the government gets set to roll out legislative reforms aiming to attract further foreign investment in the gambling sector. In more ways than one, Chinese money keeps rolling into Cambodia’s gaming mar- ket, as the government hopes that new legislation will only add fuel to...

Casino Technology shows full range of gaming solutions at Caribbean Gaming Show

Casino Technology
Gaming equipment manufacturer Casino Technology showcased a full palette of offerings at the Caribbean Gaming Show in Cancun, Mexico. The company’s presentation focused on Ez Modulo series of slot machines and the online system solutions. “The Ez Modulo series of slot machines have recently made a spectacular inroad on Latin American market with reported excellent results by operators,” said Rossi...

Novomatic Americas build on game growth success in North America

Casino Review - Novomatic to unveil complete gaming solutions at ICE
The first to market launch of the FV-640 Dominator Curves at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Lebanon, Ohio, has seen Novomatic Americas continue to build on its game growth success in North Amrica. The first Novomatic Americas Dominator Curve games including the popular Asian Fortunes, Treasures of Tut and Big 5 were installed into Southwest Ohio’s newest gaming facility,...

Novomatic and Ainsworth to display new scope of products at G2E Asia

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Novomatic and Ainsworth Game Technology will present a joint stand for the second time at this year’s G2E Asia, featuring a range of new products for the Asia-Pacific markets. Half the Stand #501 will be dedicated to each company and showcase a wide scope of products such as new cabinets, linked and stand-alone progressives, licensed games and dedicated content. Novomatic...

Smash Smash Festival ‘top hit’ at Casinò Campione d’Italia

Casino Smash Smash Festival
Europe’s largest casino is celebrating the popularity surrounding Konami’s Smash Smash Festival linked games, launched at the lakeside venue last December. “The Smash Smash Festival games have been a big success from day one,” said Roberto Bernasconi, head of slot & tables technicians at Casinò Campione d'Italia. “In fact, performance volume on the machines is far and beyond average for...

TCS John Huxley to debut new innovations at G2E Asia

TCS John Huxley
Live gaming solutions supplier, TCS John Huxley, are to debut some “exciting new additions” at the forthcoming G2E Asia show, held in Macau from 15-17 May. The company is introducing GFL Bonusing Rewards which it says will “unlock the potential of progressive and mystery jackpots, providing an exciting twist to the existing Bonusing system”. The new system allows operators to...

Galaxy Entertainment’s Boracay plans finally succumb to Duterte’s decree

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Galaxy Entertainment Group’s proposed $500m Boracay island resort casino could finally be shelved after president Duterte issued a debarment. The Philippines resort, which was to be closed initially for a six-month environmental rehabilitation, will now be designated a land reform area. “Why would I give you a casino there,” said Duterte. “What will the Filipinos get out of it? Give it...

Licensed star of Bethlehem aims to extend license before Wind Creek sale

Sands Casino
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, in the state of Pennsylvania, has applied to renew its casino license for a further five years. Brian Carr, CEO of the casino operator, stated an extension to the license, first granted in 2009, will allow the venue to expand to 3,053 slot machines, 189 table games, and 26 poker tables. “Las Vegas Sands is pleased and...

Atlantic City celebrates magnificent seven amid slimmed casino competition

Atlantic City
Atlantic City’s seven operational casinos saw profits rise 22.5 percent year on year in 2017, with the GGR hitting $723m. The revenue increase hints at a resurgence for the New Jersey resort, which has seen five of its original twelve casinos close since 2014. “It was a very up year,” said James Plousis, chairman of the Casino Control Commission, adding “the...

Grosvenor Casino Newcastle host home town hero Kevin Keegan for live Q&A

Casino Review Kevin Keegan
Grosvenor Casino Newcastle played host to football legend, Kevin Keegan, and top sports commentator and columnist, Colin Murray. Football enthusiasts gathered at the casino to hear Keegan talk about his rise to the top; from his days as one of England’s finest footballers, managing Newcastle United, and later, his tenure as England manager. Fans were also treated to a three-course sit-down...

Galaxy plans in question as Duterte hits out at casinos once again

Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has thrown doubt over the construction of a $500m beachfront casino on the country’s Boracay island resort. Concerns were raised as to the future of the Galaxy Entertainment Group venture, approved by the country’s regulator Pagcor in March, following comments made by Duterte on 9 April. “I don’t have plans there for casinos,” said Duterte, referencing Boracay....

Future looking bright for Golden Entertainment

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With the company seeing a 75 percent rise in consolidated net revenues for Q4 2017, Golden Entertainment’s executives were optimistic for the future as they unveiled a $140m redevelopment plan for the Stratosphere. Golden Entertainment's deal to acquire American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) moved the firm further into the casino space, with the company's set to up the stakes...

Full House Resorts up on Cripple Creek

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Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts, which operates five casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Indiana, and Colorado, chalked up a disheartening Q4, reporting a $3.7m net loss which the company attributed to the impact of adverse weather conditions. Following a disappointing Q4, a weather-worn Full House Resorts is aiming to reduce costs in 2018, as the company rolls the dice on plans...

LDP and Komeito reach consensus on key IR policy issues.

LDP
In his 1979 release, Discovering Japan, Graham Parker sang that “after all the urges some kind of truth emerges”, which would seem to be the case for Japanese casino legislation as coalition partners, the LDP and Komeito reached a consensus on a number of key points, paving the way for a vote on the IR Implementation Bill by May. Following...

Extremadura Socialist Party throw backing behind future resort

Extremadura
The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) has lent its backing to a new bill which would allow the creation of integrated resorts in the Southwestern autonomous community of Extremadura. The proposal would create a legal framework which would allow for the construction of large tourist resort complexes, which could include casinos, bingo halls and slot parlours. If the bill finds support...

Virgin territory: Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas

Richard Branson
The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, has bought the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, while the property’s current casino management company, Warner Hospitality, will lease the casino portion of the business. In late March, Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, announced that his company had purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...

Rank Group profits dip after cautious consumer spending

Rank Group Grosvenor Casino
The Rank Group has warned that lower consumer spending has impacted the number of gamblers visiting its casinos and bingo halls with the drop in patrons leading to the company forecasting a lower full-year profit and dropping its shares to a more than three-year low.   The group said on Thursday that revenue at Rank's Grosvenor casinos and Mecca bingo venues...

London is a riddle, Paris an explanation

Casino Review France London Style Casino
January saw new legislation for clubs de jeux come into effect in the French capital, opening the doors for Paris to develop a handful of London-style high-end gaming venues, building on synergies with the tourist sector.   New Year 2018 saw the dawn of a new era for gaming in Paris, with new legislation for clubs de jeux (gaming clubs) coming...

BetConstruct introduces new Casino Marketing system

Betting Business - AGC Betconstruct Tribal Gaming Network casino system
BetConstruct’s latest addition, Casino Tournaments Management System allows B2C providers to create and publish online casino tournaments within minutes   BetConstruct’s Casino Tournaments Management System allows operators to create and hold online tournaments on any games from over 4,500 slots, live casino and virtual games. Using the single management backoffice operators can set up every detail of the tournaments such as...

Scientific Games system at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino set for upgrade

Scientific Games ChukChansi Gold
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has chosen to upgrade its Scientific Games comprehensive casino management system, as well as add a suite of marketing and customer service applications and devices.   Chukchansi Gold is owned by the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and is located in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite National Park. "We have been extremely pleased with the performance of our...

APEX to take solutions to “next level” at ICE London

ICE APEX GAMING DRAGON EGGS
APEX Gaming will present its portfolio including DRAGON EGG, iDROPs and more at the forthcoming ICE London (February 6th – 8th, ExCeL London, UK) from booth number # S4-250.   The DRAGON EGG game was formally introduced at last year’s ICE and since then casinos around the globe have installed the Pinnacle Premium Jackpot Island with the DRAGON EGG game alongside...

Playtech completes “largest ever” Live Casino customer migration

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Playtech has completed the delivery of Live Casino rooms to its next generation studio in Riga, Latvia.   The move to the world’s largest Live Casino studio began in mid-2016 with the acquisition of a prime 8,500-square metre capacity site built on top of the city’s fortified 16th century walls in the heart of Riga Old Town, a site that dwarfs...

Aristocrat gains sponsorship from Washington State’s Tulalip Tribe

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The Tulalip Tribe of Washington will sponsor Aristocrat Technologies Inc. to enter the Washington Tribal Lottery System market, allowing the company to sell its cabinets and games in the state.   “Tulalip Resort Casinos is pleased to welcome Aristocrat to the Washington market,” said Ken Kettler, president of Tulalip Resort Casinos. “Innovation, progressive products and strong brand awareness is what Aristocrat brings...

Thua Thien Hue province seeks approval for casino resort

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Provincial authorities in Thua Thien Hue have petitioned the central government to increase the investment capital threshold for the Lang Co Laguna beach resort to $2bn and to allow the project to include a casino.   The $2bn figure is necessary to qualify for a casino resort to be considered eligible, under the terms of a government decree issued in January,...

Caesars, Genting and Brookfield compete to run Toronto casinos

Caesars, Genting and Brookfield compete to run Toronto casinos
Ontario is preparing to hand over control of its gambling operations in the Greater Toronto Area, worth nearly $1bn, to a private operator as the government seeks to further develop the province’s gambling industry. Within a few weeks, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) will select a business to run its casino operations in the GTA for the...

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