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Scientific Games launches Play4Fun Network with FireKeepers Casino Hotel

FireKeepers will leverage the SG Universe products to entertain players between trips to the casino floor via a branded web portal and the casino’s customized native iOS and Android apps.

United States | 26/05/2015

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of its Play4Fun Network social gaming platform with FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan.

"It would reflect a gross misunderstanding of casinos"

Gaming group ‘troubled’ by possible government credit card ban at casinos

Geoff Freeman, president of the gaming association, wrote in a letter to Defense Department officials Friday that while his group agrees “wholeheartedly” that government workers should be responsible with their card usage, it is “troubled” by recommendations of a ban at casinos.

United States | 26/05/2015

A recent report that found federal employees improperly used government credit cards at casinos could have unnecessary consequences for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association warned Friday.

“We continue to deliver the best in player experience”

Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan & Tom Dwan attend Poker King Club Macau Grand Opening

"The Venetian Macau is no doubt one of the most prestigious integrated resorts in Macau. This move allows us to take advantage of its upscale entertainment, dining, shopping and hotel options," said Winfred Yu, President of Poker King Club.

Macau | 26/05/2015

Back in September, the Poker King Club (PKC), which plays host to the famed Macau Big Game, relocated from its long-time home inside StarWorld Casino to The Venetian Macau. However, the club had to use a temporary space as they waited for a newly renovated poker room to open.

“Interest was high”

Suzo Happ showcased its iDROP system at G2E Asia

Macau | 26/05/2015

The Asian market is characterized by its strength in live gaming – a form of gaming loved by the local people. Suzo Happ thus placed great emphasis on the iDROP – the revolutionary cash management system for live gaming tables.

Bill HB 2155 passed by 37-1

Kansas to legalize fantasy sports gaming

United States | 26/05/2015

Kansas State Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will legalise fantasy sports gaming activities in the US state.

Earlier this year Ladbrokes posted Euro 5 million in 2014 losses from its Irish retail network

Boylesports eyes Ladbrokes retail Irish business

Ireland | 26/05/2015

According to a report in the business section of the Irish Times, local betting group Boylesports is making moves aimed at taking over Ladbrokes’ loss-making Irish retail business, placed under High Court protection earlier this year at Ladbrokes request.

Casino is competing with Crown Resorts new venue

Echo Entertainment to give The Star a USD 100M luxury makeover

Australia | 26/05/2015

Australian casino operator Echo Entertainment is giving its flagship Sydney property The Star a USD 100M makeover.

Casino has until July 5 to appeal

Bangor says casino’s valuation when changing hands doesn’t justify abatement request

United States | 26/05/2015

Hollywood Casino is seeking to have the taxable value of its Bangor properties reduced to USD 61.38M, a cut of USD 36.8M.

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Pacquiao-affiliated VitalBet goes live

United Kingdom | 26/05/2015

VitalBet.com, an eSports betting site officially affiliated with professional boxer Manny Pacquiao, has launched its services in the online gaming market.

Site will close on June 3

Bwin.party to halt WPTPoker.com operations

United Kingdom | 26/05/2015

Online gaming operator bwin.party has announced that it is to close its WPTpoker.com internet poker operations in order to focus on its PartyPoker and bwin poker brands.

“Soon, most of our gaming machines will set foot on Plaza Casino’s floor in Curacao”

EGT pleased with feedback in Panama

Panama | 26/05/2015

The booth of Euro Games Technology at SAGSE Panama 2015 welcomed a multitude of clients and prospects from a wide range of countries and the show resulted in many new partnerships from Latin and Central America.

Moscow

Endorphina brings Russian tradition-themed video slot to RGW

Russia | 26/05/2015

On 3-4 June 2015 Moscow will host the 9th year of an international specialized gaming expo-forum Russian Gaming Week Moscow. Representatives of gambling industry companies from the CIS and other countries will get together to discuss the presence and future of gambling. Endorphina will showcase its Gzhel slot.

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EiG returns to Berlin with M&As under the spotlight

Germany | 26/05/2015

Clarion Events has announced that EiG (Excellence in iGaming) will return to Berlin in October, with mergers, acquisitions and consolidation set to be high up on the agenda.

Manila

Okada sells entire land stake to local hotel operator

Phillipines | 26/05/2015

Kazuo Okada’s Universal Entertainment Corp has sold its entire 40% stake in Eagle II Holdco Inc. to All Seasons Hotels & Resorts Corp. for USD 2.9M.

Hans Cornehl

ZEAL Network chief executive to step down

United Kingdom | 26/05/2015

ZEAL Network, the online lottery firm that rebranded from Tipp24 last year, has announced that Dr is to step down from his role as chief executive officer of the company at the end of this year.

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HIGHLIGHTS

66% of respondents would welcome legalized online gambling

Pennsylvania poll shows support for online gambling

HIGHLIGHTS

Firm’s London-listed shares rose 6% on Thursday

Bwin.Party expects conclusion to takeover talks in 'coming weeks'

HIGHLIGHTS

“We will work hard to offer the right games to match local preferences”

Casino Campione chooses Ainsworth

HIGHLIGHTS

“Substantial insider shareholders are resistant to explicit board”

Shareholder ends proxy fight with MGM Resorts

HIGHLIGHTS

“My legislation will allow our casinos to hold their own fantasy tournaments”

Two U.S. states make progress on fantasy sports

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