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Scientific Games adds $900 million to Private Offering

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Scientific Games has confirmed it is upsizing and pricing of a Private Offering of an additional $900 million of 5.000% Senior Secured Notes, €325 million of 3.375% Senior Secured Notes and €250 million of 5.500% Senior Unsecured Notes   Scientific Games International, Inc. has priced an additional $900 million principal amount of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 (the "New...

LeoVegas approved for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

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LeoVegas AB's has been formally approved for listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm regulated market by Nasdaq Stockholm's listing committee.   The approval is conditional upon fulfilment of customary conditions. The last day of trading on First North Premier is expected to be 2 February 2018, and the first day for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm is planned to be commenced on 5...

Scientific Games confirms proposed private offering of secured notes

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The company has announced a proposed private offering of an additional $500 million of 5.000% Senior Secured Notes, €325 million of Senior Secured Notes and €250 million of Senior Unsecured Notes   Scientific Games International, Inc. intends, subject to market and other conditions, to offer an additional $500.0 million of its 5.000% senior secured notes due 2025 €325.0 million of senior...

Macau casinos surging forward on sixteenth month revenue growth

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Macau casinos are heading towards their first annual growth in three years, after posting 16 consecutive months of revenue gains in November 2017.   Data from Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau showed revenues for November reached $2.87bn, the second highest amount for 2017, and a 22.6 percent increase from the corresponding figure in 2016. Morgan Stanley had forecasted gross gaming revenue...

Positive signs for South Africa casinos

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An official report issued by the South African national gambling board has marked considerable casino growth year-on-year for 2016, highlighting the great gaming potential in the country.   Already standing as a strong market in the face of strict regulation, land based casinos have steadily posted positive results and been a catalyst for continued commercial investment. The latest figures from the gambling...

Delta Corp’s $11.44m profit driven by landbased and online expansion

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India’s only publicly traded casino operator Delta Corp saw its profits grow by 94.7 percent in the 2016-2017 financial year, driven by an expansion of its operations and efficient marketing.   Delta Corp, India’s only publicly traded casino operator, saw its profits grow by 94.7 percent in the 2016-2017 financial year. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, the company...

Plainridge sees revenue rise thanks to expanded events offering

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Massachusetts’ sole casino is holding its own thanks to a marketing strategy targeting a younger demographic, but the slots parlour is set to face increasing competition with two large-scale venues due to open their doors in the state.   As Plainridge Park Casino - Massachusetts’ first, and so far only casino - approaches its two-year anniversary, a new marketing strategy aimed...

Gauselmann toasts success but new German legislation a concern

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The Gauselmann Group recorded strong sales and profits during 2016 but the group’s founder and chairman has expressed concern over new German legislation.   Westphalia-headquartered Gauselmann Group closed the 2016 financial year on an extremely positive note. Cumulative sales of all entities in the group were up by 14.2 percent to E2.53bn, while adjusted for intragroup sales, sales revenues climbed by...

Melco becomes leading stakeholder in Cyprus casino project

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Casino operator Hard Rock International has sold off its stake in its Cyprus integrated resort joint venture - with Melco International Development becoming the majority stakeholder in the project.   On 26 June, the Republic of Cyprus government officially signed its contract with a consortium consisting of Hard Rock, Melco and Cyprus Phasouri (Zakaki) Limited to build Europe’s first integrated resort...

Aquis remains optimistic despite losses

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Aquis Entertainment has reported that its Canberra casino made a worsening loss of $5.84m in 2016, with the firm waiting on government approval for a significant redevelopment plan which could see the introduction of slot machines.   Casino Canberra reported a loss of AUD7.7m ($5.84m) for 2016, which, in turn, puts Aquis in a negative position with liabilities of AUD31.3m ($23.76m)...

AGEM Index in February reaches record high

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The AGEM Index reached another record high in February, continuing the momentum from previous months.   The composite index stood at 351.4 points at the close of February 2017, which represents an increase of 21.3 points, or 6.5 percent, when compared to January 2017. The AGEM Index reported a year-over-year increase for the 17th consecutive month, rising 155.4 points, or 78.4...

Boyd Gaming Reports Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year 2016 Results

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Las Vegas locals same-store adjusted EBITDA and margins reach 9-Year high.   Boyd Gaming Corporation has reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: "The fourth quarter was the culmination of an eventful and successful year, as we further positioned our Company for long-term growth. Our...

The Rank Group posts encouraging digital results in half-year report

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The latest half-year results have been announced by The Rank Group Plc, with strong showings across digital operations.   The British gambling company, The Rank Group Plc, has confirmed its latest half-year results with a focus on digital operations and strategic progress in 2017. Rank’s group revenue saw an overall rise of 2% during the period with digital revenue performing strongly with...

INTRALOT announces aggressive revenue growth during Q3

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The integrated gaming systems provider, INTRALOT, has confirmed positive growth in its Q3 results with substantial revenue secured through new product and service launches.   INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris has made an upbeat statement following the announcement of the 3Q 2016 results. In a press release issued to gaming and financial media, he said: “INTRALOT Q3 was marked by aggressive organic...

PAGCOR’s profits stable for nine month period as it looks to sell casinos

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PAGCOR, the Philippines’ regulator/operator, has released its financial results for the nine months to the end of September showing only a slight increase in net income from the prior-year period.   Following a tumultuous nine months, state-run regulator/operator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) reported a net income of PHP3.20bn (E59.8m) in the period from January to September, up by 0.32...

Macau draws full house in third quarter of 2016

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Mass market gamblers helped Macau achieve 8.8 percent gaming growth in October, smashing expectations and pushing some to predict double figure gains in November.   An influx of holidaymakers drove gaming revenue growth beyond expectations for the third consecutive month in Macau - the most compelling endorsement to date of the city’s transition to a mass market destination. Figures released by Macau’s...

Cherry Interim report shows profitability across brands for 2016

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The latest Cherry Interim Report for Q3 highlights revenue increases across group with significant profits for Game Lounge and Yggdrasil.   The Cherry Interim Report recorded Q3 revenue growth of 39 percent year-on-year to MSEK 214.0 across the Cherry Group which follows revenue increase of 64 percent to MSK583.0 for the first nine months of 2016. Cherry’s latest report, which covers 1...

Macau draws full house in third quarter of 2016

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Macau’s GGR driven up by 8.8 percent in October thanks to mass market gamers.   Mass market gamblers helped Macau achieve 8.8 percent gaming growth in October, smashing expectations and pushing some to predict double figure gains in November. An influx of holidaymakers drove gaming revenue growth beyond expectations for the third consecutive month in Macau - the most compelling endorsement to...

Sun Dreams takes E135m loan for Latin American expansion

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Following its merger, newly created Latin American casino operator Sun Dreams has agreed to the terms and conditions proposed by several local financial institutions for a $150m loan (E135m) which the company stated would support its expansion across the region.   The company will reportedly use the loan, borrowed from local financial institutions BCI, BBVA, Banco Estado and Banco de Chile,...

Galaxy heads to year-end with renewed confidence

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Robust third-quarter growth for Galaxy Entertainment suggests Macau’s gaming market might be finally bottoming out.   Galaxy Entertainment Group has booked a five per cent increase in revenues for the third quarter of 2016, as the Macau casino operator shifts its focus to mass-market gamblers. In the three months to September 30, group-wide revenues for Galaxy totalled $12.9bn (E11.8bn), with the five...

Olympic exits Belarusian gaming market

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Eastern European casino operator, Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), has liquidated its subsidiary in Belarus due to “inefficient operations caused by the macroeconomic situation and poor prospects to increase profitability in the country”   In the first half of 2016, the revenues and income of Olympic Casino Bel IP amounted to E200,000 and operating loss amounted to E150,000.The company’s Belarusian division, which...

Shares in Scientific soar on growth strategy

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SG’s restructuring announcement goes down a treat with the electronic herd, with shares jumping 22 percent in Wednesday trading. Global gaming beast, Scientific Games saw its shares rocket over 22% on a heavy trading volume through yesterday as the company mooted a range of growth opportunities in its interactive business including joint ventures, acquisitions and IPO. The Las Vegas-based company, which...

Revenues up for Holland Casino in H1 2016

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Holland Casino, the Netherland’s state-owned gaming group, saw its revenues rise by six per cent in the first half of 2016, due primarily to an increase in both visitor numbers and higher average spend per guest.   In the six months to June 30, revenues for the group totalled E203m. Operating income reached E48m, up on the E41m in the prior-year...

Best Sunshine VIP turnover drops, as predicted

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Rolling chip volume took a tumble at the Best Sunshine casino on Saipan last month – as owner Imperial Pacific Holding’s earlier prediction of market saturation rings true.   August saw VIP revenue at the Best Sunshine casino in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) dip to its second-lowest monthly level, according to the latest filing from operator Imperial Pacific...

RAY sees double-digit casino growth in first half of 2016

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Finland’s state-owned gaming monopoly, Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY), continues to benefit from growth across all digital channels and game categories, with the group reporting a 16.3 per cent rise in active customers in the first half of 2016. “The digital casino gaming business income rose by 13.8 per cent,” RAY said in August. “Mobile gaming channel margin almost doubled, with growth of...

888 keeps door open for mergers after H1 profit growth

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888 Holdings has praised the “outstanding momentum” of its online sportsbook and casino operations as pre-tax profits rose by 39 percent in the first half of the year, while CEO Itai Frieberger has insisted the firm is still “open for business” after its failed acquisition bid.   The CEO of 888 Holdings has brushed off a disappointing summer that saw its...

Extra weekend in July helps Nevada gaming win top $1bn

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Five full weekends in July, including a three-day Independence Day holiday weekend, helped Nevada casinos to win $1bn (€897m) during the month, a 10 percent increase compared to July 2015.   In the first billion dollar month since May 2015, The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority also reported the city had the best July visitor volume on record, with 3.8...

Macau rebound underway, says Galaxy owner

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Macau has weathered the worst of its economic woes and is now on the bounce-back – according to one of the city’s most prominent gaming stakeholders.   Galaxy Entertainment owner Lui Chee-Woo made the remarks to assembled press following the release of encouraging interim financial results for the company. “Macau’s gaming sector has hit rock bottom and a rebound is already on the horizon,”...

In the pink: acquisitions drive growth for Great Canadian

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An encouraging set of financial results from the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation showed that the company enjoyed a 25 per cent surge in revenue during the second quarter of the year, with a concurrent 18 per cent leap in earnings.   GCG amassed just over C$140m (E96.8m) from its 20 gaming properties spread throughout British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia...

DEQ’s second quarter results show $2.4m revenue

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While its operating and administrative expenses have increased, the table gaming company expects to see higher revenues over the next quarters following casino openings in Macau.   Table gaming company DEQ have released their Q2 results, showing a 2 percent increase in total revenue to $2,355,000 (E2,103,106) from Q2 of the previous year. While revenue from table systems remained flat at $1,469,000...

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