Friday, September 24, 2021

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Drive for privatisation gathers momentum in Ontario

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Four more Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) properties have handed over operational duties, as the region’s gaming landscape continues its shift toward private ownership to drive development.   Great Canadian Gaming and Clairvest Group have been chosen to run four properties west of Toronto including the OLD Casino Brantford and three other racetrack slot properties. The deal gives them the exclusive right...

Market insight: Canada, the true north strong and free

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The Canadian gaming market looks set to represent a new found land of opportunity, not only for those who have braved the cold snap of recent recessions, but for the multinational entities setting sights north of the border.   Like many on the North American continent, the casino operators of Canada have endured rough times of late. Regional regulatory differences, provincially...

Michigan casino expansion kicks off

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Reports have indicated that a $33.5m expansion to the Marquette Ojibwa II casino in Michigan will commence in late July 2017.   Construction on the $33.5m expansion of the Marquette Ojibwa II casino in Michigan’s upper peninsula is to start in late July, with the casino portion set to open within 18 months, according to reports. It’s certainly important to us to...

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'...

The games are done and Caesar is returning

Caesars Entertainment
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...

Juegos Miami wins widespread gaming media support

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16 gaming media from throughout Latin/South America, as well as colleagues in Europe and North America, will be in attendance and reporting on events taking place at Juegos Miami which runs across May 31st – June 2nd at The Biltmore, Miami.   The C-Level gaming event, which is in its second year, has attracted widespread support from the community of gaming...

All eyes are on San Diego as thought leaders converge on GiGse

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Thought leaders from the North American gaming industry are converging on San Diego for the 2017 edition of GiGse, which runs across 26 – 28 April at the Marriott Marquis Marina. GiGse delegates will be presented with three days of information, insight and networking, with the accent firmly on the future of gaming on the continent. Speaking ahead of the opening,...

Vantiv Entertainment Solutions confirmed as GiGse headline sponsor

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The entire leadership team of Vantiv are to support North America’s pre-eminent education and learning event, GiGse, in April.   Cincinnati-based Vantiv Entertainment Solutions has been confirmed as the headline sponsor of the 2017 edition of GiGse, which is being held for the first time at San Diego’s Marriot Marquis Marina (26 – 28 April). The company’s entire leadership team, comprising Joe Pappano,...

Yakama Nation Legends Casino opens hotel expansion

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The $90m expansion within Washington’s Yakama Nation Legends Casino has officially opened 200 new rooms within the hotel complex.   The Yakama Nation Legends Casino has opened its new 200 room hotel complex as part of a $90m expansion by the tribe. The six-floor hotel in Washington features suites ranging from 450 to 800 sq. ft., alongside amenities such as an indoor...

iGNA Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation at GiGse

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The organisers of this year’s GiGse have confirmed the closing date for iGNA nominations closes next Friday, 17 March.   The closing date for entries to the iGaming North America Awards, (iGNA) which, for the first time, are being held as part of GiGse, close on 17 March. Celebrating their third anniversary, the Awards, which comprise seven categories, recognise excellence and...

Aristocrat’s RELM™ cabinet strikes a chord with US

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The debut of Aristocrat’s latest RELM™ cabinet is set to bring new levels of choice to North American operators.   The leading casino provider, Aristocrat, has teamed up with VGT to offer wider levels of choice for stepper players with their new RELM™ cabinet. Built from the ground up specifically for traditional stepper players, the company claims the RELM™ cabinet bring new...

City of Lights shines brightly in Aristocrat’s Fantastic Jackpots™

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Aristocrat releases its latest J*Series™ titles across North America drawing inspiration from the entertainment capital of the world.   The leading gaming industry manufacturer, Aristocrat, has launched its newest Class III game across North America, Fantastic Jackpots™. The latest collection of games in Aristocrat’s famous J*Series™ will be released across in two base game titles: Fantastic Fantasy™ and Fantastic Fortunes™, each of...

Lightning Box Games signs North America distribution deal with Everi Games

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The independent slot game designers, Lightning Box Games, will roll out its titles in North America following an agreement with supplier Everi Games Inc.   Sydney-based slot design specialists, Lightning Box Games, has confirmed a new distribution deal with Everi Games Inc to supply its games in North American casinos. Everi Games, a leading supplier of Class II and Class III electronic...

Aristocrat feel the heat with new Quick Fire Flaming Jackpots™

Aristocrat announce the release of their latest Class III slot, the Quick Fire Flaming Jackpots™, to be rolled out to the North American market.   Aristocrat has confirmed it is “all about jackpots” with the release of its newest Class III product, Quick Fire Flaming Jackpots™. The company claim that its new title combines the Wonder 4™ with the J*Series™ product line...

World Champion showcase for Novomatic at G2E 2016

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G2E 2016 was the perfect opportunity for the Novomatic Group to present its latest efforts in North America through its subsidiary Novomatic Americas.   At this year’sG2E in Las Vegas, Novomatic Americas’ exhibition booth increased in size to make way for the vast array of product innovation on display for both North American and international markets, as well as dedicated areas...

Casino lobby group receives support for additional licences in Arkansas

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A pro-casino campaign in Arkansas has exceeded the qualification threshold to place the prospect of an increase in casino count in the state before voters in the US election this November.   Voters in the US state of Arkansas look set to decide on whether to permit regulated casino gaming in three additional counties, after a campaign submitted the signatures of...

Dates unveiled for second Shuffle Master event

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Building on the success of the 2015 inaugural promotion, Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the 2016 Shuffle Master Classic Three Card Poker event will take place in Las Vegas on September 26. Qualification for this year’s event will take place at 219 participating casinos across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas through August 31. The Shuffle Master...

Genting proposes expansion at NYC property

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Genting New York, the New York-based subsidiary of Malaysia’s Genting Group, has stated its intention to expand facilities at its Resorts World Casino New York property, which is positioned within the Aqueduct Racetrack complex. The company has outlined plans to add another 750,000 square feet in floor space at the site – spending a total of $400m (E363m) on additional gaming...

Are big things in store for SLS Las Vegas?

SLS Las Vegas
An increase in development on the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, as well as a new deal in place with Starwood Resorts, have made executives at SLS Las Vegas confident of increased visitation over the coming months.   Opened in August 2014, SLS Las Vegas is the still the city’s most recent major integrated resort - and an early...

Missouri haul sees profits up at Isle of Capri

Isle of Capri
St. Louis-based casino operator Isle of Capri Casinos has published financial results for the fourth quarter of its financial year, which show that the majority (eight of 13) of its properties reported higher year-on-year profits - due primarily to continued strong performance throughout Missouri. Overall, IOC’s adjusted EBITDA increased by $400,000 (E355,000) to $65.8m (E58.4m), representing a like-for-like climb of...

Full House completes bid to purchase Cripple Creek resort

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Paperwork is now completed on Full House Resorts’ acquisition of Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado - as the company sets new timelines to payback its creditors.   Nevada-based casino operator Full House Resorts (FHR) has completed its acquisition of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado, having paid $30m (E26.6m). Coinciding with the acquisition, FHR has...

Numbers are up at Galaxy Gaming for Q1 2016

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Las Vegas-based table game and systems supplier Galaxy Gaming has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2016, detailing major like-for-like gains across the board, despite ongoing legal difficulties with its financiers. The company’s quarterly revenue of just under $3m (E2.7m) was up 15 per cent, whilst its profit saw a dramatic 49 per cent surge to $1.23m...

World gears up for Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas 2016

G2E Las Vegas Global Gaming Expo
The Global Gaming Expo will once again return to the Sands Expo in Las Vegas this coming September, boasting the largest gaming show floor in North America. G2E 2016 will see over 450 different companies exhibit their wares, including Abbiati Casino Equipment, Alfastreet, Aristocrat Technologies, BMM Testlabs, Casino Technology, Crane Payment Innovations, Euro Games Technology, Gamesman, Gaming Laboratories International, Gaming...

Nebraska to vote on racinos in 2016?

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Stakeholders in Nebraska’s gambling trade seem close to putting the issue of legalising racinos before local voters on Election Day this November.   A campaign to legalise casinos at horse racing tracks in the US state of Nebraska is expected to successfully put the issue before residents at the coming presidential election. Pro-casino group Keep the Money in Nebraska (KMN) has raised...

Nevada regulators approves DFS programme

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In a unanimous vote, the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the licensure of Sanderina to provide daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to all major casinos in the state. Under the terms of the agreement, casinos in Nevada will soon be able to subscribe to Sanderina’s USFantasy platform through a licensed supplier, which will distribute the contests to race and sports...

New venue for the Dominican Poker Classic

Dominican Poker Classic
This year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic takes place from October 25-31 at the luxurious Meliá Caribe Tropical resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – a departure from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which has hosted the event since its inception. The Punta Cana Poker Classic parks a Las Vegas-style, Texas Hold’em tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000...

Poker flounders in New York whilst fantasy sports open up

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An online poker bill has failed to pass the New York assembly despite approval from senators – just as the state opts to regulate DFS.   Despite the New York Senate having voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing online poker within the state’s jurisdiction, a draft bill has failed to find traction in the state’s lower house. Local senators voted to pass senator John...

Atlantic City revenues down slightly in May

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Gross gaming revenues in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were down 0.6 per cent for the month of May, as increased performance in the table game and online sectors failed to offset a continued decline in slots. Overall revenues for the city’s eight casinos totalled $219.8m (E198m), according to figures released by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. That included $16.5m...

Nevada legislators consider permitting wagering on eSports

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As Nevada State governors scratch their heads over how to attract a younger crowd to Las Vegas’ flagging casinos, legislators are turning towards the eSports industry for answers.   Casinos in Nevada could soon begin taking bets on eSports after regulators considered proposals to make the state’s gaming establishments more popular with millennials. Members of the state’s newly established Gaming Policy Committee...

Canadian Gaming Association to host cross-state convention

Canadian Gaming Association
Taking place on both sides of the Ottawa River, this year’s Canadian Gaming Summit will bring together attendees from all gaming sectors, disciplines and regions throughout North America.   On June 13-15, gaming delegates from across North America and beyond will take to the show and conference floor of the 2016 Canadian Gaming Summit. Organised by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA),...

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