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“We believe something in Atlantic City and North Jersey could complement each other”

Hard Rock gains preliminary approval for casino license

By a 3-0 vote, the commission granted Hard Rock’s application for a statement of compliance, a preliminary step for securing a full-fledged New Jersey casino license if the company takes the plunge in Atlantic City.

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- Hard Rock still has interest in the Atlantic City market, but also has its eyes on another potentially bigger site for a New Jersey casino — the Meadowlands. The global entertainment and casino company positioned itself to enter Atlantic City by winning regulatory approval Thursday from the New Jersey Casino Control Commission.

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Yogonet enhances its platform for mobile devices and tablets

“Top perfoming companies from the region have been giving us their supports ever since we began this journey twelve years ago," said Fiz and Zuppi.

Argentina | 30/01/2015

(Argentina).- From today on, Yogonet readers will have access to a fully customized platform especially designed for both mobile devices and tablets. As such, the #1 online global gaming journal continues both its success and growth.

Move redeems an election pledge by President Maithripala Sirisena to cancel the Crown Resorts licence

Sri Lanka blocks Australian magnate Packer's USD 400 M casino project

Besides Lake Leisure, Packer's Sri Lankan joint venture, the blocked projects are the $300-million Queensbury resort planned by Sri Lanka's Vallibel One Plc, and the $850-million Water Front Properties of John Keells Holdings Plc.

Sri Lanka | 30/01/2015

(Sri Lanka).- Sri Lanka's new government has blocked three casinos approved by the previous administration, among them a USD 400-million project by Australian gaming mogul James Packer's Crown Resorts Ltd.

Served as Chief Executive at TCS John Huxley for 16 years until retirement in 2012

Abbiati to retain David Heap’s services

Italy | 30/01/2015

(Italy).- Mr Giorgio Abbiati, CEO of Abbiati Casino Equipment has announced that, after following extensive discussions, he has decided to retain the services of Mr David Heap as non-executive Special Strategic Adviser and company consultant.

Check presentation will take place at Booth N3-140

Aristocrat gets ICE Target25 fundraising campaign off to a flying start

United Kingdom | 30/01/2015

(UK).- Aristocrat Technologies Europe has got Target25, the fundraising campaign launched by Gamesman in support of Mesothelioma UK and The Royal Marsden Hospital, off to a great start with a donation of 2,500 pounds– 10 percentof the campaign target. Launched by Gamesman, Target25 is in honor of the company's Technical Director James Cove, who was diagnosed last year with Mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer.

Casinos will replace them with table games

State approves slots reductions at Maryland Live and Horseshoe

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved requests by the state's largest casinos — Maryland Live and Horseshoe Baltimore — to eliminate 300 slots machines each and replace them with more profitable table games.

Affiliates will be able to meet leading operators from major iGaming verticals

Income Access to showcase at both LAC and ICE

United Kingdom | 30/01/2015

(UK).- Income Access has announced that they will exhibit at both the London Affiliate Conference (LAC), in London, from January 31 to February 3, as well as the ICE Totally Gaming event, also taking place in the UK capital, between February 3-5. Income Access executives will be presenting at both conferences, where the company will also be providing demonstrations of its acquisition-tracking software, including the recently launched mobile app-tracking solution.

Legalized online gambling in:Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware

Sheldon Adelson renews efforts to ban online gambling

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- Reports recently surfaced that Sheldon Adelson, the renowned Republican casino magnate, held a private briefing in the second week of January with Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee. The meeting signifies that Adelson, who has been the driving force behind the opposition to federal legislation of online gambling, is not planning on curtailing his efforts any time soon.

Will also exhibit mobile and online solutions

Noble Gaming to showcase I-PAX in London

United Kingdom | 30/01/2015

(UK).- Developer and supplier of server-based gaming systems and platforms Noble Gaming will be exhibiting its innovations at ICE Totally Gaming, at Booth N1-310. The highlight at the Noble Gaming stand this year will be their new VLT concept I-PAX - modern modular slot cabinet withit high-tech features, providing the option for easy modifications and components replacement.

"On the upswing"

Mohegan Sun casinos report 1Q rise in both revenue and profit

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- The Mohegan Sun casinos delivered some good news, as it reported increases in first quarter revenue and profit. In its fiscal quarter ending Dec. 31, revenue was USD 316.7 million, up 1.2 percent from the same period in fiscal 2014. Their profit was USD 14.8 million, compared to a net loss of USD 67.3 million in the same three months of 2013.

“Reflects our commitment to bring the latest and most innovative technology for guest’s enjoyment”

JCM installs N. America’s largest curve video wall at Tachi Casino

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- JCM Global has installed the largest curved video wall in North America at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino. The video wall was created using flexible Nano Curve LED displays from NanoLumens and it is visible throughout the entire Casino of the Moon.

“A game changer for poker”

Microgaming creates ‘Babelfish’ technology to change the face of online poker

United Kingdom | 30/01/2015

(UK).- Microgaming is yet again making gaming headlines. The industry software supplier has now invented a brand new technology, which operators can use to customize online poker software. The technology has been named after the wild translation fish, ‘Babelfish’ from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and the new API is quite amazing.

To discuss recent progress on responsable gambling initiatives

Bookies urge Minister to get strict with rivals

United Kingdom | 30/01/2015

(UK).- The bosses of Britain's biggest bookmakers have urged the Government to extend advertising curbs across the industry as they seek to avoid "an unlevel playing field" with smaller rivals.

City of Dreams fined USD12,524 for breaching city’s smoking ban

It’s official: Macau proposes full smoking ban in casinos

Macau | 30/01/2015

(Macau).- Macau’s Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, has announced that the government would propose a full ban on smoking inside casinos. The ban would impact VIP rooms and mean that smoking lounges on mass floors would no longer be allowed.

First games expected later this year

MGA brings its Spanish slots and video bingo to mobile in HTML5 via Odobo

Spain | 30/01/2015

(Spain).- MGA has selected the Odobo Developer Program as a key player in bringing online games to mobile players using the latest HTML5 technologies.

Will bring in upwards of 100M euros in direct taxes but...

Romania: new gambling regulations and high tax rates

Romania | 30/01/2015

(Romania).- Romania is seeking to rescue its struggling economy with new gambling regulations through a risky program of high tax rates.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. made more than USD 12M from bets in 2014

Republican mogul Sheldon Adelson rakes in USD 3.8m in casino profits

United States | 30/01/2015

(US).- Casinos owned by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson made profits of USD 3.8m last year as revenue increased to a record USD 14.6m, leaving Adelson “extremely pleased”.

Finance Minister had urged Senate to approve amendment

Ontario Premier believes passage of sports betting bill would help industry

Canada | 30/01/2015

(Canada).- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said a change to sports betting rules would benefit the gaming industry, but stopped short of shaming the Senate for taking so long to approve the legislation.

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