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AGEM releases December 2018 Index

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The AGEM Index decreased in December 2018 by 41.73 points to 402.51 points, a 9.4 percent decline from November 2018. The AGEM Index's December 2018 decline was due in large part to a 6.7 percent decrease in the stock price of Aristocrat Leisure Limited

EGT Multiplayer to set the gaming agenda for 2019 at ICE

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In the run-up to this February’s ICE 2019, Casino Review caught up with Borislav Marinov, EGT Multiplayer’s sales and marketing director, who explained that the company will be presenting two “game changing” new products at this year’s show, the S32/55 multiplayer terminal and the T86 roulette. Casino Review: EGT Multi-player will be exhibiting at ICE London 2019. What makes the...

Colombia’s gaming industry looks to the future

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In an abridged version of his keynote address at the Gaming: An Innovative Industry forum, Evert Montero Cárdenas, president of trade body Fecoljuegos, highlights the progress Colombia's gaming industry has made in recent years and identifies the challenges still ahead. On this occasion the business people in the industry, headed by Fecoljuegos, want to use this forum to show the...

BetConstruct enters the crypto-sphere with Fasttoken solution

This transparency is beneficial not only for industry-leading companies but also for less mature markets, where gaming firms can use the blockchain technology to dramatically boost their reputation when making their first steps in the market. In addition to fostering greater levels of trust between operators and players, Fasttoken also eliminates the human error factor, creating a much smoother gaming...

Colombia’s gaming industry calls upon government to address tax concerns

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Speaking at the second edition of Gaming Market Colombia this October, Evert Montero Cárdenas, president of trade body Fecoljuegos, called on the government and the regulator to take a fresh look at the current tax rate for gaming operators. “We urgently need to revise and consider a tax rate to help this business to become both more competitive...

SPiCE 2019: Interview with Christina Thakor-Rankin

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Christina Thakor-Rankin has over 25 years’ experience in the betting, gaming and gambling industry. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, internet and mobile, cross all aspects of betting and gaming operations, holding senior roles with some of the world’s best-known brands (such as William Hill and Virgin) and responsible for managing multiple business disciplines,...

Association Of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announces eight new members

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The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of eight new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world’s leading gaming suppliers to a total of 166. The new AGEM members are: • Aon, based in London, with offices in Las Vegas and 120 countries, is a leading global...

TCS John Huxley toasts 45 years of table gaming innovation at G2E

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TCS John Huxley will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in style this October, with the company set to debut a new addition to the Gaming Floor Live platform, along with the Saturn Triple Zero Roulette wheel, and the all new Chipper Champ Pro. 2018 continues to be an important year for TCS John Huxley as the company celebrates 45 years...

South African gaming amendment bill derided

South Africa Parliament
A gaming amendment bill which if actioned could bring forth a considerable shake up of the South African gaming environment has been been derided by some as a complete mess. The tabling of a gaming amendment bill in South Africa has been derided by those in the industry as an ill-thought-out move that could put dampeners on the sector. Tabled by...

GLI marks three decades of partnership with the South Dakota Commission on Gaming

Rapid City, South Dakota
GLI is celebrating its 30th anniversary working in partnership with the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. To mark the occasion, GLI president and CEO James Maida presented the Commission with a special plaque commemorating the renewal of GLI’s consulting contract during the Commission’s quarterly business meeting in June. “As we began the process of implementing gaming throughout the state, we needed...

Outcome of presidential elections could define Brazilian market opening

With the first round of the Brazilian presidential elections set to take place on 7 October, pro-gaming candidate Geraldo Alckmin will face off against Jair Bolsonaro, a congressman known for his anti-gaming stance. Latin America’s largest economy has lived through a turbulent decade since the 2008 financial crisis, with proponents for the legalisation of gaming contending that the industry could...

BMM’s Travis Foley Promoted to Chief Operations Officer

BMM Testlabs, the world's leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has announced that Travis Foley Executive Vice President, North America, has expanded his role to Chief Operations Officer, BMM International. Foley has been at BMM Testlabs since 2011, following a 13-year career at the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) as Technology Chief for the NGCB lab. Martin Storm, President &...

Europe roundup: Monaco, France and new Vikings casino in Sanary-sur-Mer casino

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In Monaco, Societe des Bains de Mer reported an operating loss of €27.1m for the 2017/2018 financial year compared to an operating loss of E32.8m for the previous year. The company attributed the loss to the renovation of the Hotel de Paris and said it was in line with forecasts. Societe des Bains de Mer and its subsidiaries generated sales of...

Goa’s chief minister rules out establishing gaming regulator

SD visits New Dehli, India
While plans to establish a regulator for Goa’s casino industry were first announced six years ago, the state’s chief minister Manohar Parrikar stated that there were already “enough provisions to impose restrictions” on the gaming industry this July. More than a year after Goa’s Legislative Assembly announced plans to shift the state’s six offshore casinos to “a land-based designated entertainment...

This continent is uniquely positioned for Blockchain, argues ICE Africa panelist Harmen Brenninkmeijer

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Ahead of his seat on the ‘Blockchain in Africa: a pipe dream or dream come true?’ panel at the inaugural ICE Africa, Harmen Brenninkmeijer, Managing Partner for Dynamic Partners International Ltd, discusses gaming’s vanguard position in the world of technology...

Spintec to present amphitheatre innovation at AGE 2018

Following its success at G2E Asia in May, Slovenia-based Spintec is set to showcase its innovative amphitheater solution for the Australian gaming market at the upcoming Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), which takes place between 14-16 August.

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia

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13 – 15 August, 2018 L’ Aqua, Darling Harbour, Sydney

EGT Spain with a prestigious accolade from Azar plus magazine

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Euro Games Technology in Spain received the prize “Company with outstanding annual results” in the 17th consecutive edition of Azar Plus Awards. The competition is held every year by one of the most respected regional media with over 30 years’ experience in the gaming sector and includes 15 categories, distinguishing the successful enterprises and managers in the industry. The accolade...

Eventus-International presents all encompassing event on Indian gaming industry

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Whilst gambling and betting in India is heavily restricted, there have been periodic discussions on the need to reform and regulate the industry. With the national general elections scheduled to be held in April-May 2019, many believe that the time is ripe to discuss and deliberate on the possible options before law and policy makers, and to brainstrorm the investment opportunities...

Legal experts suggest sub-concessions and satellite casinos could be reformed in Macau

As the deadline for concession expiration in Macau nears, discussion among industry stakeholders regarding what the new concession process will look like and how many licences should be issued remains ongoing. As the deadline for concession expiration in Macau draws closer, there is ongoing debate in the local industry about what form the new concession process will take. Gaming concessions expire...

Goa’s casino industry in a ‘state of flux’

With the industry no clearer as to when Goa’s floating casinos will move to a new land-based entertainment zone, Ranjana Adhikari of Nishith Desai Associates, gives an insight into the factors affecting state’s gaming industry. On a basic level, India’s political structure is similar to that of the US, with powers divided between the central government and the states. According to...

Clarion gets ICE Africa timing right, argues Hollywoodbets

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Hollywoodbets COO Rowan Cross has heralded the importance of this year’s ICE Africa explaining the nuances of doing business, the burgeoning technology market and why even the landscape sets Africa apart as the continent to watch in 2018...

The 13 Hotel faces fresh delays

The 13 Hotel, a project on the Cotai-Coloane border of Macau, looks set to miss another opening deadline, as ongoing works at the property have caused delays in obtaining its hotel licence. The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) - responsible for licensing hotel operations - told the property’s management in June that it will need to apply for a further...

South Africa tackles debt amid new optimism

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Much in line with the economic roadmap of the country itself, South Africa’s two largest gaming operators - Tsogo Sun and Sun International - are seeking to tackle rising debt levels in order to best position themselves ahead of future prosperity. The largest hotel and casino operator in South Africa Tsogo Sun saw a period of concentrated growth in the...

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia 2018 Returns with the First Ever New Gaming Technologies & Innovation Day

Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia 2018
The 9th Annual Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA) will return on 13-15 August 2018 at L’ Aqua, Darling Harbour in Sydney. This year GRWA will host its first ever Gaming Technologies & Innovation Day on conference day one discussing the disruptive technologies including cryptocurrencies, blockchain, ICOs and other payment solutions. Mark Crawley, Compliance Manager from AUSTRAC will kick off...

EGT will centre on AWP products and online games at Expojoc 2018

“For this year’s edition of Expojoc we have prepared a set of AWP, slot and interactive products at our booth 11 that correspond to the overall focus of the event – to present mainly equipment for gaming halls and hotels,” stated Gergana Chelebieva, director of EGT Spain. “Our slot cabinets – P-24/24 Up AWP and P-27/27 St Slim AWP, as...

G2E Asia ‘extraordinary success’ for Abbiati Casino Equipment

Italian live gaming supplier, Abbiati Casino Equipment, has said this year’s G2E Asia show was an “extraordinary success for the company”, having presented its most recent products and technologies. “Asia is an extremely vibrant market for us and is strategically very important as our business continue to expand and develop. The G2E Asia show provides us with a unique opportunity...

Ortiz Gaming outperforms in Philippines video bingo sector

Fabio Moretti, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ortiz Gaming explains that the future is looking bright for the company in the Philippines market. International Casino Review: From Ortiz Gaming's perspective what makes the Asia-Pacific market so attractive at the moment? Fabio Moretti: The gaming industry in the Asia Pacific continues to enjoy growth: the economic indicators are positive for most...

IGT debuts new market-specific content in Macau

Exhibiting under the theme “IGNITE – A New Direction”, IGT fired up attendees at G2E Asia with a comprehensive presentation of gaming content and systems solutions for the APAC market. The 2018 edition of G2E Asia saw IGT present a host of gaming solutions specifically designed for Asia-based casinos. “G2E Asia is a major show on the landscape,” stated Walter Bugno,...

The problem with populists and gaming and why they don’t mix

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s recent turn-around on Galaxy Entertainment Group’s IR project on Boracay, and the rise of anti- casino candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico’s presidential race, serve to highlight that populism and gaming don’t mix, suggests Edward Lowton. 2016 arguably inaugurated the age of the populist, with both Duterte and Donald Trump taking the top seat in the...