19/01/2018 | (Exclusive GMB) - Brazilian businessman president and founder of Zitro, Johnny Ortiz, comments that the participationof the company in ICE 2018 will be very important to leverage its growth in the European market. "We will show for the first time an important range of gaming machines based on the BRYKE family. Our booth will be a meeting place to talk about Brazil and we are very excited to realize that everyone understands that regulation will be beneficial to the country," he says.
19/01/2018 | (Exclusive GMB) One of the largest bingo companies in Brazil in the 2000s, Vaprel announced its return to the country after more than ten years. During his travel to Brazil for the final details of this return, the firm’s president Ramón Aznar gave an exclusive interview to GMB. He underscored his confidence in the national market and had a meeting with Sergio Jardim, president of Clarion Brasil, where he expressed his support for the Brazilian Gaming Congress next April.
19/01/2018 | Police in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau have arrested a croupier and a security guard over a massive casino heist where almost HK$48 million ($6 million) in gaming chips were stolen from a VIP room. The heist happened early Tuesday morning at mega casino Wynn Macau.
19/01/2018 | Australian slot machine maker Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd announced on Thursday that Mike Dreitzer, president of Ainsworth Game North America, has resigned. Mr Dreitzer will leave the company on February 16, the firm said in a filing to the Australian Securities Exchange.
19/01/2018 | The Cirsa Group has announced it has put forward two bids for the casino licence now available in the Principality of Andorra. The deadline to submit offers to manage the single Andorran casino ended on the 31 October and the bidding process is being organised by the Andorran Gaming Control Board (CRAJ).
19/01/2018 | Microgaming is adding another branded title to its portfolio with Playboy™ Gold. The new title joins Playboy’s enormously popular original Playboy online slot which launched five years ago, as well as the revolutionary Playboy Live Dealer, the industry’s first branded Live Dealer studio.
19/01/2018 | Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO has acquired gaming supplier Proactive Gaming Scandinavia AB. The purchase sees Play’n GO follow its strategic growth plan by adding a company which can provide additional gaming products and verticals, with the aim of appealing to operators in regulated markets looking for a varied gaming solution.
19/01/2018 | Globally renowned casino architect Paul Steelman says that Japan must create a casino cluster rather than award single casino licenses to individual cities. He has already developed a range of preliminary design ideas for potential Japanese integrated resorts ahead of the expected passing of the country’s IR Implementation Bill in mid-2018.
19/01/2018 | Lars Lien and Mike Stevens, both previously of PokerStars, have joined forces to launch a new esports betting platform. Due to go live this year, Luckbox.com will run as a Bitcoin-based start-up that allows punters to wager on professional eSports events.
19/01/2018 | After closing its casino and restaurants this month, the Lucky Dragon hotel and casino now faces foreclosure, local media reports. The Chinese-themed hotel in Las Vegas is scheduled to be sold, or repossessed at a foreclosure auction on February 6.
19/01/2018 | Melco Resorts & Entertainment Japan invited journalists and others to its offices in Tokyo to show off its new “MelGuard” system, which promises to provide secure entry to casinos utilizing biometric technology. This is intended to demonstrate the seriousness with which Melco approaches the issue of problem gambling as it seeks a license within the anticipated Japanese IR market.
18/01/2018 | As Kentucky looks to fill an estimated $200m budget hole and shore up its ailing public pension systems, could casino gambling offer a solution? Lawmakers in the Bluegrass State are studying proposals to amend the state’s constitution to allow for four casinos and expanded gaming at racetracks in order to offset the impact of budget cuts proposed by Republican governor Matt Bevin.
18/01/2018 | Konami Gaming announced a diverse array of original progressive games and video slot themes featured at the 2018 ICE Totally Gaming event in London. “The depth of Konami’s creative bonus features and progressive mechanics on display is our most exciting ICE yet,” said Steve Walther, firm’s Senior Director, Marketing & Product Management.
18/01/2018 | The company, which has a new management team since last Friday, ruled out growing through purchases and is not interested in participating in Cirsa's open sales process but in taking away market share. Codere wants to grow in markets such as Mexico and Italy and trusts that a new regulation of the activity in Brazil will allow the development of the Internet area for online gaming.
18/01/2018 | MGM Growth Properties’ offer to buy a Caesars Entertainment real estate investment trust spinoff that serves as a landlord to 20 properties, including Caesars Palace, has been unanimously rebuffed by the board of Vici Properties. Vici CEO Edward Pitoniak said that his board believes shareholders would have superior value in not taking the MGP offer of $19.50 a share, which is worth an estimated $5.85 billion.
18/01/2018 | Scientific Games Corporation announced that the Company has gone live with the first of 28 casinos throughout the Canadian province of Alberta that will install the SC's system solution. The Grand Villa Casino Edmonton went live with the system on November 20.
18/01/2018 | The 200 French casinos operating in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year generated total gaming revenues of €2.292bn, up 2.48% from the previous year with operator Lucien Barrière dominating the top five. The other leading operators in the market were Groupe Partouche, and Joa.
18/01/2018 | The Dutch government is ready to move forward with the privatization of the state-run casino operator Holland Casino, local media reported. Dutch State Secretary of Finance Menno Snel said on Wednesday during a Lower House consultation that the planned privatization could be completed by mid-2020.
18/01/2018 | The online poker sector will grow by 30% after the entry into force of the resolution authorising shared liquidity according to Jdigital – The Spanish trade association of digital gaming. The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) approved shared liquidity with France, Italy and Portugal at the end of December meaning that licensed operators in Spain may merge cash game pools from the three countries starting later this month.
18/01/2018 | The top-performing bingo slot for the omni-channel gaming software, systems and services supplier over the past decade, its five-reel, five-payline design has an Irish-luck theme. The development of the game into retail is part of the Playtech ONE Omni-channel strategy, supported by collaboration between the supplier’s UK-based bingo and retail divisions including Playtech Bingo, ECM and Psiclone Games.
18/01/2018 | PlayAGS Inc is seeking to raise as much as US$184.5 million via an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm is a Las Vegas-, U.S.-based designer and supplier of electronic gaming machines and other products and services for the gaming industry.