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Hard Rock Las Vegas to close fully from February 2020

Hard Rock Las Vegas
Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas is set to close for the majority of 2020 from February onwards, during a $200m renovation project to relaunch the resort as..

It can-can be saved: Moulin Rouge forms centre of $1.6bn development

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Moulin Rouge Casino, the first desegregated casino and hotel in Las Vegas, is to be saved from becoming a Clark County government office after..

Las Vegas airport can take 10m more visitors, officials say

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The Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is capable of dealing with 10m more visitors per year, according to aviation officials. The primary Las Vegas airport, McCarran International has the ability to welcome an additional 10m passengers per year to the city - should infrastructure be ready for it. Rosemary Vassiliadis, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation made the claim...

SLS Las Vegas could be renamed Sahara Hotel and Casino

SLS Las Vegas rebranding Sahara
Meruelo Group is pulling the Sahara Hotel and Casino brand out of mothballs as part of the company’s efforts to revitalise SLS Las Vegas.

Lucky for summer: Shuttered Lucky Dragon set for July reopening

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas
The new owner of the ill-fated Las Vegas venture Lucky Dragon has claimed the property’s nine-storey, 203-room hotel tower will reopen before mid-July..

Tony Rodio takes the reins at Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Tony Rodio takes reins
The Las Vegas-based company has appointed veteran gaming executive Tony Rodio as its new CEO, while its board has formed a committee to look at the..

New owner finally gets teeth into unfortunate Lucky Dragon

Lucky Dragon Don Ahern purchase
The Lucky Dragon Casino, Las Vegas, has finally found a new owner, after the shuttered venue was purchased for $36m by Ahern Rentals CEO Don Ahern, despite

Merkur Gaming sun set to shine in San Diego

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Merkur Gaming will be showcasing a new games range developed by its Las Vegas-based design studio, Sunshine Games, at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention this April explains David Orrick, Director of Industry Relations. Casino Review: What will be some of the product highlights on your stand at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention 2019 David Orrick: The Games! First, last...

Lagos to become Las Vegas of Africa

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Global Gaming Africa has announced plans to co-host the maiden Lagos International Poker Tournament as part of an initiative to establish the city as the Las Vegas of Africa. To be held in the third quarter of this year the event will be a showpiece event for Nigeria, a region often overlooked on the world poker circuit. “It has been endorsed...

Wynn Resorts looks to get out of the bunker in Las Vegas

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Wynn Resort Q3 figures were boosted by a solid performance in Macau, while in Las Vegas the company has opted for a new 18-hole golf course over Steve Wynn’s vision for the $3bn Paradise Park development. While Wynn Resorts reported a 10 percent increase in operating revenues year-on-year for Q3 2018, the quarter was a tale of two halves for...

Lucky Dragon fails to find a bidder

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Following two foreclosure auctions in September and October, The Lucky Dragon has failed to attract any bidders. The off-strip foreclosed property went up for auction again on 30 October with an opening bid of $35m but while three individuals had pre-qualified to participate, in the end no one put forward a bid. Situated near the north end of the Las Vegas Strip,...

Eye of the storm

Macau, casino, revenue, financials
This month we have ventured into the eye of the storm to bring you hard hitting reports on toilet cubicles, hotel towers and the indomitable Macau spirit. Kicking things off in Las Vegas, naturally we find news coming from KTNV that a bathroom break ended up with a Utah couple getting turfed out of the Venetian casino. Fear not, for this...

MacGyver mania on the NOVOMATIC booth at G2E

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Product highlights for North America were in great abundance on the NOVOMATIC booth at G2E in Las Vegas last week, with targeted cabinets, content, progressives and systems, confirming a clear focus of accelerated growth into the market. The new slot title based on the iconic TV show of the 80s – MacGyver – created a standout impression at G2E. Presented...

Spintec with one key goal in mind for G2E Las Vegas

First days of Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas 2018 brings interest to Spintec's stand. In the centre of this year’s stand at #2046 is Spintec’s new and enhanced product line, Karma Second Generation which is making its US market debut at Las Vegas. Visitors are able to marvel at Karma Roulette and Karma SicBo with 8 playing stations and stand-alone playing...

Living the Las Vegas lesson in post-PASPA America

The repeal of PASPA has opened a new world of hope for European gaming execs. But as Ismail Vali, former CMO at PokerStars and now senior consultant at iGamingLeaders.com, reminds us: American politics is complex, and gaming is still as controversial as ever. Those that have stayed the course, he argues, have made gambling secondary to the player experience.   The...

Casino Technology Interactive heads to G2E Las Vegas with Neon Games and white label solution

Casino Technology Interactive heads to G2E Las Vegas with the new series of HTML5 games - Neon Games and its latest and constantly upgraded white label solution – LEOPARD online gaming platform. The next generation of online Neon Games with improved fast and responsive interface, winning game math and attractive animations are coming with free spins and many opportunities for...

Betinvest sets its sights on US expansion at G2E

Betinvest-G2E Las Vegas
Betinvest has announced that its team will go to Global Gaming Expo 2018 Las Vegas, the largest gambling industry event. Having a wide range of products, solutions and services, the company aims to provide G2E visitors with Special Exhibition Offers of its core products – Sportsbook Online Platform and Data Feed. At 4618 Stand Betinvest will give an opportunity to...

Novomatic to showcase comprehensive range of gaming solutions for US

Novomatic’s extensive product range featuring brand new games and game mixes, a series of advanced cabinets, progressive jackpots, ETGs, sports betting and system solutions, and online gaming developments will be on display for the US and surrounding markets at G2E 2018. With Novomatic set to present its wide-ranging portfolio of solutions at G2E Las Vegas this October, commercial and tribal...

Mediawatch: God works in mysterious ways

This week Mediawatch has gone Biblical in Australia, channelled a Hollywood Blockbuster in Las Vegas and seen the best laid plans shot down in the West of England and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Picking up our first hand in Las Vegas we find an ace of clubs and news that a plane landed on a freeway near...

Gaming Arts to Showcase Exceptional Lineup of Innovative Slot, Bingo and Keno Products at Global Gaming Expo

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Gaming Arts, LLC has announced that it will debut an array of transformative end-to-end gaming solutions at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9-11 in booth no. 4447. The Company, known as the world leader in bingo and keno games and technology, is now reinventing the casino floor with a multitude of unique and innovative video reel...

MGM Springfield chooses Gasser Chair

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Gasser supplied more than 5,000 chairs for the new Massachusetts casino resort. Youngstown, Ohio-based Gasser Chair Company’s seating solutions are now helping enhance customers' experience at the new $960m MGM Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts. Spanning three downtown city blocks, MGM Resorts International opened its 14-acre casino hotel and resort on 24 August. After securing the orders in late 2017, totalling more than...

Nevada Gaming Control Board releases draft of new anti-sexual harassment guidelines

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has proposed that the state’s licensees utilise a 16-point checklist to ensure their anti-sexual harassment policies are adequate. Nevada's Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has published a draft of new regulations to be used as a benchmark for licensees in drafting their anti-sexual harassment policies. Th proposed minimum standards checklist, detailing 16 elements which would help illustrate...

EGT Interactive to attend G2E Vegas 2018

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In one of the largest gatherings of gaming professionals in America, EGT Interactive is to showcase its variety of online casino propositions and business solutions. “With more than 150 video slots, extra successful RTP (return-to-player) strategy and quality support, we’ll be glad to welcome visitors on our interactive stand and show some of the latest successful propositions and software solutions...

Red Rock Resorts celebrates solid Q2

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Despite ongoing construction disruptions at the Palace Station and Palms Casino Resort, Red Rock Resorts CFO Stephen Cootey stated the company remains “very bullish” on both projects. red rock resorts, palms casino resort, las vegas, usa Red Rock Resorts acknowledged that its solid second quarter operating results were partially offset by ongoing construction disruptions at both the Palace Station and Palms...

Abbiati returns to Vegas as Italian design drives American demand

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With both land-based and shipboard American casinos a priority for expansion, Italian casino furniture manufacturer Abbiati will demonstrate its design-focused range at this year’s G2E Las Vegas. With America representing a growing market for Abbiati, the Italian casino equipment provider will display its full range of gaming furniture and layouts at this year’s G2E Las Vegas. The Rosta-based company, founded in...

Could Vegas and Macau feel the impact of US-China trade war?

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With a range of options at China’s disposal to respond to president Trump’s new trade tariffs, Edward Lowton considers what the consequences could be for Las Vegas and US operators in Macau. When it comes to diplomacy, US president Donald Trump seems to have based his negotiating strategy on the 1955 James Dean film, Rebel Without a Cause. Whether having an...

Konami announces new senior leadership promotions 

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Top casino gaming manufacturer elevates its senior management team with recent internal appointments Konami Gaming, Inc. has announced several key promotions in senior management, resulting from continued growth and expansion of the organisation.

Clouds on horizon for US casinos amid brewing trade war

Las Vegas clouds US casino trade war
With China on track to become the third largest overseas visitor market for the US by 2020, the gaming industry could feel the repercussions of president Donald Trump’s push to enact tariffs on a range of Chinese goods...

Lucky Dragon sale could ‘move forward’ by the end of June

In mid-May, a Bankruptcy Court judge approved bid procedures for the bankrupt Lucky Dragon in Las Vegas, clearing the way for a potential sale of the off-Strip resort. Speaking to local media, the property’s developer Andrew Fonfa stated that he had recently returned from Beijing, which “gives you an idea of some of the investment groups I’ve been talking to”....

MGM Resorts reach agreement deal with union amid Las Vegas strike threat

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The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 says it has reached a tentative agreement with MGM Resorts International. The news was announced by the union - which covers half of the 50,000 employees threatening to strike in Las Vegas - in a tweet late Saturday. This comes after Friday’s announcement labour union and the other big casino employer threatened by the...