USD 950M project

MGM Springfield could be ready sooner than expected

The most recent official word from MGM Springfield is that the casino will open in the fall of 2018.

United States | 20/02/2017

MGM Springfield could open earlier than expected, possibly in the summer of 2018, city chief development officer Kevin Kennedy has revealed.

India is world's largest receiver of remittances

India's Central Bank against bitcoin as legal tender - report

Bitcoin will not be included as a valid payment system under India's new act, according to recent reports.

India | 20/02/2017

Merely weeks after cautioning residents that bitcoin companies weren’t authorized or licensed to operate in the country, India’s central bank is reportedly not including bitcoin under the purview of regulations for digital payments. In essence, the cryptocurrency will not be legitimized as a legal form of payment or settlement in an economy which is the world’s largest receiver of remittances, anytime soon.

Property to offer 200 to 300 gaming tables along with 300 to 400 slots

Imperial Pacific's Saipan casino to open on March 31

A recent contractor’s report to the Commonwealth Casino Commission estimated that construction of the ground floor Saipan casino is now 47% complete while the development’s attached 350-suite hotel is expected to be open before the end of August.

United States | 20/02/2017

In the Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings Limited has reportedly declared that the first phase of its new Imperial Pacific Resort And Hotel Saipan will have its “soft opening” by March 31.

Platform integrated into Playtech offering, using game mechanics, machine learning and behavioral economics

Playtech and Captain Up agree strategic partnership

United Kingdom | 20/02/2017

Playtech has secured a strategic partnership with Captain Up, a real-time engagement and retention platform, that will enable licensees to further incentivize, analyze and reward their players using gamification, social and communication tools.

Third large gaming company to leave in recent month

Caesars to pay USD 44M to quit Nevada Power

United States | 20/02/2017

Caesars Entertainment Corp. has reached agreement to pay a USD 44M “exit fee” to leave as a retail customer of Nevada Power and purchase its own power supplies on the wholesale market.

On March 2 at Sheraton Asuncion

Alan Burak confirms GET IN Paraguay event

Paraguay | 20/02/2017

GET In Paraguay will be the official launch of the Events of GET in Events with a formula that mixes networking with pleasure.

Sales up by 53% in Q4

Mobile penetration leads Evolution Gaming to 2016 profit surge

Latvia | 20/02/2017

Evolution Gaming saw their revenue increase by more than a half in the three months ending December 2016, according to a financial report released by the company last week. As the figures show, revenue grew by 54% to €34.3 million in the said period, while their profit saw a 30% increase to €9 million and their earnings went up by 39% to €13 million.

IMF team visited the former Portuguese colony for 12 days

Macau economy recovering, expected to grow this year - IMF

Macau | 20/02/2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised its economic growth forecast for Macau in 2017 upwards from 0.2% to 2.8%, according to a report released in Washington.

At Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs

Lucky player wins big with IGT's Megabucks

United States | 20/02/2017

International Game Technology delivered a USD 5,026,176 jackpot to a lucky player on Megabucks Pink Ice video slots at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, Calif., on February 11.

Would license up to two “destination resort” casinos in state

Georgia's casino bill to face committee vote this week

United States | 20/02/2017

After months of talk and enough rewrites to paper a blackjack table, Georgia’s casino bill is coming to a committee vote this week.

New slant top slot machine soon to be installed in Europe and South America

Casino Technology reports high demand for its TOWER machine at ICE Totally Gaming 2017

United Kingdom | 20/02/2017

The release of the new TOWER slant top slot machine with 43” vertical monitor was a clear winner at the ICE 2017 in London, as reported by Casino Technology. The first ever released in that format multigame set with 40 games was amongst the most admired products at company's booth.

On March 7 – 8 in Dublin

EGT brings “memorable” mix of products to Irish Gaming Show 2017

Ireland | 20/02/2017

Small in size, but great in gaming options will be the booth of Euro Games Technology during this year's Irish Gaming Show. The Bulgarian manufacturer will present a “memorable” mix of some of its best performing slot and multiplayer products.

Australia

ASF project would bring in USD 544M a year to Queensland economy

Australia | 20/02/2017

The game-changing casino resort planned for The Spit on the Gold Coast would ­inject a staggering USD 544M (AU$710 million) a year into the state economy, new research shows.

After securing license approval from the Czech State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries Department

PokerStars rolls the dice in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic | 20/02/2017

PokerStars.cz has officially launched in the Czech Republic, offering players online poker and multiplayer casino games, making the Amaya Inc. brand the first international poker site to market.

Cash-Center-Compact-Casino solution on display

GeWeTe says “best ICE ever”

United Kingdom | 20/02/2017

GeWeTe has reported its “best ICE ever”, with the interest for its solutions continuing to rise. Customers from around the world appreciated having the possibility to see a wide selection of the GeWeTe product range at the international exhibition.

Receives top score for quality of products/services

Wynn Resorts makes it to Fortune's list of World's Most Admired Companies

United States | 20/02/2017

Wynn Resorts has been once again honored as the highest ranking casino resort on Fortune Magazine's 2017 World's Most Admired Companies list in the hotel, casino and resort category, ranking number three out of 12 internationally distinguished hospitality companies.

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