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50,000 Las Vegas casino employees to vote on ’town crippling’ strike

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The union representing 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers, whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the month, has announced members are to vote on whether to strike from any time starting 1 June. “On May 22, thousands of union members will show casino employers that workers are going to fight for security and that they are not...

Las Vegas Sands sees strong Q1 performance in Asia

Sands’ CEO Sheldon Adelson suggested that the company could be a shoe-in for a new local-facing integrated resort in South Korea, while the company’s properties in Macau and Singapore helped boost its first quarter results. Las Vegas Sands Corp reported a 202.7 percent surge in profit for Q1 2018, driven by a strong year-on-year performance from its operations in Asia. Sands...

New Responsible Gaming Collaborative is launched in US

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has gathered together leading gaming industry organisations, academic professionals and advocacy groups to chart a new course on the issue of responsible gaming. The Responsible Gaming Collaborative will focus on the best programs and polices that focus on proven, effective solutions and aims to deepen the sector's commitment to responsible gaming. “It’s time to comprehensively review...

Star Vegas rebuilds revenue after Donaco International fends off competition

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Donaco International has reported its Star Vegas venture in Cambodia “continues to rebuild” with a 30 percent rise in visitors, an average of 4,462 daily, across the first quarter of 2017. The casino had suffered competition from the neighbouring Star Paradise venue, run by Star Vegas’ previous owners despite a non-compete agreement, which saw Donaco recently file for $120m in...

Everi to showcase gaming technology solutions at Indian Gaming Tradeshow in Las Vegas

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Gaming products and payments solutions, Everi, has announced it will bring its comprehensive portfolio of gaming technology offerings to the 33rd annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA) to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on booth 1146 in Las Vegas, Nevada from 17-20 April, 2018. Michael Rumbolz, president and chief executive officer of Everi, said: “The entire...

BMM Testlabs named in top workplaces for Native Americans at NIGA 2018

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Gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy firm BMM Testlabs, has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Workplaces for Native Americans in STEM at NIGA 2018 on 17-20 April in Las Vegas. BMM's director, Tribal Gaming, Jodi DiLascio said the company was honoured to be recognised as a 'Top 50 Workplace for Native Americans in STEM' in the 2018...

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

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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...

Marriott and Witkoff revive dormant Fontainebleau as The Drew Las Vegas

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Featuring nearly 4,000 rooms, The Drew Las Vegas is scheduled to open in late 2020, while Witkoff is reportedly in discussions to create a bridge between the property and the Las Vegas Convention Center.   Marriott International and global development firm Witkoff have announced plans to open a new resort at the site of the unfinished Fontainebleau casino project. Scheduled to open...

Gamesman celebrate Esterline anniversary at ICE

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Gamesman, the industry’s leading gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer has got 2018 off to a memorable start setting new sales records in January followed one month later with its most successful showing at ICE London an event where it celebrated its fifth anniversary as part of the Esterline Corporation.   Reflecting on a memorable first 60 days of the new...

Non-gaming activities boost Nevada revenues

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Statistics compiled in the annual Gambling Abstract report show that Nevada’s largest casinos have at last turned the corner to profitability, but surprisingly not solely through growth in gaming.   They generated $1.6bn against total revenue of $26.2bn over the year ended June 30 2017, with the lion’s share of that income driven by rooms, food, beverage and other elements of...

MGM Cotai opening will see ‘a level of cannibalisation’

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  Glenn McCartney, Associate Professor in International Integrated Resort Management at the University of Macau, considers the prospects for MGM Cotai and discusses the effect of concession expiration on the territory's operators.   International Casino Review: What is your view on the MGM Cotai opening - how will it impact the Cotai Strip and is there a risk of cannibalisation at the...

Nevada goes to pot in the face of regulatory grey areas

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In September, the governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval signed an executive order directing the state’s Gaming Policy Committee to discuss and recommend policy on how casinos should work with marijuana businesses.   “Gaming regulators have been clear on the prohibition of marijuana consumption on licensed gaming properties, but there are additional policy considerations such as industry events and business relationships that...

AGA’s Freeman responds to tragedy

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Geoff Freeman has set the tone as the industry comes together in Las Vegas   Geoff Freeman, President and CEO, American Gaming Association, has taken a characteristically statesmanlike position on the appalling atrocity that took place in Las Vegas and has reverberated around the world. In an open communication to the international gaming industry, Freeman appealed for a unified industry response,...

Tragedy strikes Las Vegas on eve of G2E

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A gunman opened fire on a crowd of people outside a hotel on the Las Vegas strip as the global gaming industry gathers for G2E.   Police later identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, 64. In what has been one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history, at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 injured before Paddock turned...

Gaming Standards Association to be key regulator at G2E

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The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) will be at G2E 2017 in booth #4100. As the premier organisation for technical collaboration in the gaming industry GSA will bring together operators, regulators, and suppliers and to discuss its latest initiatives in Europe, Online Gaming and Education.   GSA, together with Howard & Howard, will host a GSA Cocktail Reception on October 4, from...

Gene Chayevsky joins BMM Testlabs senior ranks for Europe and South America

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Las Vegas-based BMM Testlabs has named Gene Chayevsky as executive vice-president for Europe and South America.   Chayevsky has over 25 years of executive management and investment banking experience, and served as chair and CEO of Cadillac Jack, a gaming manufacturer. BMM's President and CEO, Martin Storm said: "Europe and South America are both fast developing gaming regions with many countries already...

The attack of TITAN ™: Casino Technology’s new cabinet to debut at G2E

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Casino Technology is set to roll out its new Arch Titan ™ cabinet at G2E, Las Vegas next month.   As a successor of the company’s Arch ™ slot machine, the Arch Titan ™ includes an added 43” vertical curved top box above the 43” horizontally curved monitor. The slot machine comes with Five Blessings Deluxe ™, the latest multilevel progressive...

Vegas gets ready for G2E outing

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The Global Gaming Expo (G2E), presented by the American Gaming Association, is one of the preeminent shows for the worldwide gaming and entertainment industry, and will be returning for its 16th edition this year in fabulous Las Vegas.   Taking place at the world famous Sands Expo Center 3-5 October, G2E couldn’t be better positioned to showcase the technologies, services and...

Gamesman to complete expo trilogy at G2E

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Gamesman, the London-based gaming equipment components and systems manufacturer, part of the Esterline Corporation, will complete its third major exhibition of 2017 at the forthcoming G2E Las Vegas. The company’s appearance in the cultural capital of land based gaming and where it has an office and service integration centre, follows successful showings at G2E Asia and before that at ICE...

Merkur Gaming to present 100 games at G2E

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Having recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Gauselmann Group, Merkur Gaming will bring a ‘games landscape’ to G2E in Las Vegas, the company says. Taking place from 3-5 October, the expo will see Merkur present 100 games, displayed on its line-up of products including the Avantgarde, Avantgarde Trio, Merkurstar, the Evostar and Black Series cabinets. “These units will...

Spintec to debut new solutions at G2E 2017

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The electronic table game designer and provider, Spintec, has confirmed it will make its regional debut of new generation gaming solutions at G2E Las Vegas 2017.   Spintec has announced it will show their latest innovations, including the new generation of compact and amphitheatre gaming solutions, from booth no. 2046 at G2E Las Vegas, October 3-5, at the Sands Expo. The company...

FBM, Wins and Zitro team up for “The Great Pack Party”

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The companies, FBM, Wins Systems and Zitro have joined forces to bring “The Great Pack Party” to Las Vegas on October 3, 2017 to coincide with G2E.   Under the tagline "The Great Pack Party", the three companies will host a unique event, to be held in one of the most emblematic venues in the city. "There is no better city in...

Boyd Gaming confirms key growths during Q2 2017

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Boyd Gaming Corporation latest financial results saw strong progress alongside the best Q2 results in nearly 10 years for Las Vegas Locals.   The Boyd Gaming Corporation, which owns and operates 24 gaming entertainment properties across the United States, has reported a number of significant areas of growth in its financial results for Q2 2017. Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer...

Boyd Gaming selects Scientific Games’ systems at Aliante

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Scientific Games Corporation’s Slot and Casino Management System has been installed within the Aliante Casino and Hotel Spa in North Las Vegas.   The casino resort, which was acquired by Boyd Gaming in September 2016, has installed Scientific Games’ core casino and slot management solutions to manage its 1,860 slot machines and 40 table games. Included in the installation was Scientific Games'...

Crossing the Rubicon: What’s Next for Caesars?

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Sixteen years, in gaming industry terms, could almost qualify as ancient history, but with Galaxy Entertainment boss, Francis Lui Yiu Tung, raising the possibility of borderless travel between Macau and Hengqin and thus the potential for further growth in the Macau market, how will odd-man-out Caesars Entertainment redefine itself asks Casino Review. Caesars Entertainment’s newly minted CEO Mark Frissora focused...

The games are done and Caesar is returning

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Caesars Entertainment saw a small rise in its net revenue, as the company continues to pursue its “cornerstone initiatives” including room refurbishments and express check-ins. Caesars Entertainment announced a 1.4 percent growth in revenue year on year, with the figure rising to $963m for the first quarter of 2017. The company attributed this growth to improved hotel performance, particularly in...

Tribal disparity leading some to pot

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The results are in, and American tribal gaming now dwarves its commercial opposition, showing that whilst Vegas may stay the epoch of gambling in the minds of many, the plethora of smaller premises have finally chipped away at the sleeping giant. However, if this is to continue rampant performance disparity must be allayed and a more cohesive, national force...

Business wins for TCSJOHNHUXLEY

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TCSJOHNHUXLEY lights up Las Vegas Casinos with Saturn Glo & Roulette Blaze TCSJOHNHUXLEY has reported the recent installation of its latest innovation, the SaturnTM Glo roulette wheel into two Las Vegas casinos. First unveiled at G2E 2016, the SaturnTM Glo incorporates the same cutting-edge features as the acclaimed Saturn™ roulette wheel, but with the addition of LED technology providing in-rim lighting...

CBRE eyes Las Vegas strip for 35 acre site

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The world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE, has listed a 35 acre plot of prime real estate in Las Vegas for Crown Resorts Ltd.   Situated directly across from Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Resorts, just north of Fashion Show mall, the 35-acre property, with approximately 1,300 feet of strip frontage, traded for...

Millennial Esports: Updating Vegas

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We all know how big sporting events, especially boxing, attract huge crowds in at Las Vegas Casinos with a subsequent spike in the activity in the Nevada sportsbooks. For Alex Igelman at Millennial Esports, in the future esports, and especially the big tournaments, will play a vital role in Sin City’s resurgence.   Tell us why Vegas casinos are looking at...

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