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Mohegan Sun makes a play for Wynn Resorts’ Everett Casino

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Mohegan Sun has expressed its interest in acquiring Wynn Resorts’ $2.5bn Encore Boston Harbor project if the latter is found unsuitable to hold a casino licence following an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Connecticut-based Mohegan Sun has set out its stall in a bid to buy the $2.5bn Encore Boston Harbor development, as Wynn Resorts awaits the outcome of...

Apex to present new Clover Link innovations at ICE

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Apex Gaming will be demonstrating its Clover Link jackpot solution along with the iDROP cash handling solution for live gaming tables and more in London this February. Apex Gaming reports that 2018 has been one of its most successful years on record thanks to the global popularity of its complete jackpot game solution Clover Link. Clover Link is that it is...

ACT rejects Aquis’ Canberra Casino expansion plans

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Following 17 months of uncertainty, the government of the Australian Capital Territory confirmed it has decided not to sign off on Aquis Entertainment Group’s proposal for a AU$330m ($236.8m) redevelopment of Canberra Casino. ACT chief minister Andrew Barr stated that the government has instead invited the Hong Kong-based company to “consider a number of alternatives to progress a smaller scale...

Apex Gaming marks major order from Harrah’s Cherokee casinos

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Apex Gaming will provide all three versions of its jackpot islands along with additional Apex Player Station electronic roulettes and individual Pinnacle slots for the two North Carolina properties. Apex Gaming has received a major order from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in North Carolina. “At Apex we strive to take gaming to the next level -...

Casino Technology named finalist in the Casino Supplier category of Global Gaming Awards, 2019

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Casino Technology has been shortlisted for the Global Gaming Awards, London 2019 in the Casino Supplier of the year category. Following the recently given accolades, including in the Slot Machine of the Year category at 2018 BEGE Expo Awards and The Best Multi game for 2018 Award, now the company tracks its path to the next peaks. Elena Shaterova, Global Sales...

Melco’s third Cyprus casino touches down at Larnaca International Airport

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Situated in two different spaces at the Airport terminal, C2 Larnaca offers a total of 42 slot machines, while the opening follows on the heels of C2 Nicosia earlier in December. Integrated Casino Resorts Cyprus - a joint venture between Melco Resorts and Entertainment and Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki) Ltd - has launched C2 Larnaca at the Larnaca International Airport. It is...

Aristocrat installs its first Tribal Lottery System games in Washington

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Aristocrat has installed its first Tribal Lottery System (TLS) games in the State of Washington at the Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino. The new games – Birds of Pay, Buffalo Gold Collection, Wild Lepre’Coins, and Wild Panda Gold – are the first games in the state provided by Aristocrat on the TLS platform. The games come to...

Conajzar cancels Alto Paraná tender

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The president of Paraguay’s national regulator Conajzar has confirmed the decision to cancel the tender for a casino licence in Alto Paraná. José Antonio Ortiz Báez, the recently appointed head of Conajzar, stated that the regulator plans to hold a completely new tender for a licence in the department in 2019. He explained that Conajzar had taken the decision during the...

November marks 28th consecutive month of growth for Macau

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Macau’s casino revenue exceeded analysts’ predictions in November, with GGR coming in at MOP 25bn($3.1bn), a rise of 8.5 percent year-on-year. The figure was confirmed by Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, beating analysts median growth estimates by four percent. However, while November was Macau’s 28th consecutive month of growth, it also marked the third month in a row which saw...

Casino Pride buys ‘substitute’ casino vessel

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Casino Pride Group has marked the addition of the Argosy IV riverboat casino to its fleet, following the company’s $8.5m acquisition of the vessel earlier this year. The three-deck Argosy IV previously operated in Kansas City, Missouri and Sioux City, Iowa. In September, the boat was towed to New Orleans, where it was loaded onto a semi-submersible boat before making...

Tenerife casino tender continues to generate controversy

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The Council of Tenerife is proceeding with the sale of the island’s three publicly-owned casinos but while the move has been welcomed by politicians across the political spectrum, it has met with staunch opposition from Podemos and the Spanish General Worker’s Union. Speaking during a plenary section of the Council of Tenerife, the body’s president Carlos Alonso stated that the...

Academic suggests casinos could resolve Taiwan’s tourism deficit

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An academic in Taiwan has called on the government to reconsider its policy on gambling in the face of new figures indicating that the tourism deficit topped TWD300bn ($9.7bn) for the first time in 2017. A report published by the national Tourism Bureau at the beginning of October showed that the country’s tourism deficit has continued to grow each year...

Suzohapp and Everi team up to offer casino cash management solutions

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Suzohapp and Everi’s integrated solution will streamline cash management operations using advanced automation technology. Cash management solutions provider Suzohapp has partnered with Everi Payments to provide a fully integrated solution which will accelerate and advance cash management and automation within the gaming industry. The casino industry handles millions of dollars in cash transactions per day. Kiosks, cash cages, retail POS systems,...

Eventus International announces new speakers, Hot Topics and “Movember Specials” for BiG Africa 2019

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“The BiG Africa Supershow brings together industry providers, operators, regulators, key government officials and industry advisors to discuss current and future state of the sports betting and casino industry in Africa. Next year, the BiG Africa Supershow

Buenos Aires mayor weighing the options ahead of Casino Puerto Madero’s licence expiration

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Debate is ongoing regarding whether a floating casino in Buenos Aires will be able to renew its licence after it expires in October 2019. The issue is complicated by divided attitudes in Argentina’s governing Cambiemos coalition regarding gaming. Casino Puerto Madero is owned by a consortium made up of Cirsa - still controlled by the company’s founder Manuel Lao in...

Arkansas casino expansion to go to vote

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A proposal that would see the expansion of land-based casino operations in the state of Arkansas will go before a public vote in November. If it plans were to come to pass the legislative amendment would allow for the operation of casino gaming at horse racing track in Oaklawn and a greyhound track in West Memphis as well as allowing...

Mohegan gaming wins on Canadian casino bundle

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Tribal gaming giant Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has come out on top in its bid to operate a bundle of Canadian casinos, including the nation’s largest such property. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation announced early in September that the company had been chosen as the service provider for its Niagara Gaming Bundle of properties. As a result of the...

Court declares Casino di Campione bankrupt

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A tribunal has ruled that Casino de Campione d’Italia is bankrupt, the decision came after a restructuring plan presented by the casino’s management and the municipal authorities was rejected. In late July, the casino’s manager, Marco Ambrosini, requested that the court suspend its judgement until September, but this proposal was dismissed by judges. The casino - the largest in Europe -...

EGT ready to make ‘long-lasting impression’ at SAGSE Buenos Aires

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Euro Games Technology says its ready to present to the gaming audience in Argentina its latest slot, multiplayer and online product developments at booth 312 during this year’s SAGSE Buenos Aires on 11-13 September. The P-42V St Curved and Super Premier cabinets will show some of the latest trends in EGT’s portfolio with their 42-inch curved displays, attractive LED illumination...

Eventus International announces agenda for 6th Annual BiG Africa Supershow

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Eventus International has announced its agenda format and prospective speakers for the 6th Annual BiG Africa Supershow, which will be held at Emperors Palace from 5-6 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. To say that Africa is an untapped market for the gaming sector would be an understatement. More and more operators join the competition every year, and Africa’s rapid...

Evolution to power Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Live Casino

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Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has today announced Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as its latest U.S. licensee. The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, situated on the iconic Boardwalk, has undergone a $500 million complete transformation and opened on June 28. The new property’s online Live Casino service will go live in summer...

Sun Dreams challenges SCJ over municipal licence decision

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Chilean operator Sun Dreams has launched a legal challenge against the Superintendencia de Casinos y Juegos (SCJ), over the regulator's decision to award two concessions in the recent tender for the country's seven municipal licences, to its rival Enjoy. Sun Dreams filed a legal challenge with the Santiago Appeals Court, disputing the SCJ’s resolutions awarding the casino resort concessions for...

SkyCity begin construction on Adelaide Casino upgrades

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Adelaide Casino has begun a $245m period of renovation, as part of a redevelopment of the city’s Riverbank area first proposed in 2016. The upgrades, recently approved by the Adelaide State Government and scheduled to be completed by 2020, include the addition of VIP gaming facilities on the casino floor, as well as the construction of 123 hotel rooms. "The South...

Boracay Island once again proves battleground for Duterte

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Leisure and Resorts World Corp has stated that its proposed $500m casino resort on Boracay Island, a partnership with Galaxy Entertainment Corp, is “on track to open in 2021.” The claim was made during the Philippines-based developer’s annual stockholders meeting on 27 July, despite contrary assertions from the office of president Rodrigo Duterte. “We’ve been working on the initial plans for...

Land-based casino industry engages with key topics for future development in Europe at annual forum in Monaco

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Promoting equal career opportunities and tackling money laundering were the key issues at the annual industry forum organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) and Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer at the Casino de Monte-Carlo and Hôtel Hermitage…

Winner of Andorra casino announced

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Andorran firm Jocs SA has secured the licence for the microstate’s first casino, with the new venue scheduled to open its doors by the end of 2020. Andorra-based Jocs SA has emerged as the winner of the tender to build and operate the principality's first casino, which will be situated in the capital, Andorra la Vella. Launched in 1994, Jocs SA,...

EveryMatrix introduces Turbocharged CasinoEngine

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EveryMatrix is set to present its new casino integration platform at the inaugural iGB Live! show in Amsterdam, taking place on the 17 to 20 July. For online operators seeking to improve their operation, increase game offering, or find ways to deliver the most relevant content, EveryMatrix will be introducing Turbocharged CasinoEngine, its new high-performance iGaming Integration Platform. CasinoEngine helps operators...

New casino on the Horizon in Leicester Square

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One of the West End's best-loved casinos, Napoleons, has been transformed and re-opened as Horizons. Located in Queens House, Leicester Square, the venue has been expertly re-designed to include new games and slot machines while retaining its intimate feel. Horizons re-launched on 15th July. The site measures 3,817 sq ft and has a 400-person capacity (including staff) and says it...

Arica City Center to act as a ‘benchmark’ for Luckia

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Luckia’s president, Jose Gonzalez Fuentes, suggested that the company’s new property in Arica, could serve as a model for its future developments in Latin America. Spanish gaming firm Luckia has invested €82m in a casino resort project in Arica, Chile's northernmost city, which the company’s president suggests could serve as a benchmark for future investments. Arica City Center includes a 129-room...

Possible reprieve for Necochea casino

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While the deadline for the closure of Complejo Casino in Necochea has come and gone this June, the venue remains in operation, at least in the short-term. “The casinos which was going to close remain open, and we hope that situation will continue,” said Roberto “Chucho” Páez, secretary general of trade body, Casinos y Maestranzas. “We want to establish...

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