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Ouster of CG Technology's Amaitis leaves questions

posted on July 26, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | The forced departure of CG Technology boss Lee Amaitis and $1.5 million fine levied by the Gaming Control Board produced an explosion of interest at other companies where software development is important.

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USFantasy at the gate for NFL season

posted on July 26, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | USFantasy will start doing business near the end of August or first part of September at about 80 locations around the state, according to company co-founder Vic Salerno.

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Vegas could hit surprising baccarat record

posted on July 26, 2016 by

The Analyst | In strolling through a few baccarat rooms this month it was extremely obvious business activity was up. If both the pace of action holds up and the win percentages do not turn downward, July could prove to be one of the best months ever for baccarat.

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China company eyes Caesars online unit

posted on July 25, 2016 by

Bloomberg is reporting that a consortium including China’s Giant Interactive Group, backed by billionaire Shi Yuzhu, is in talks to acquire Caesars Entertainment’s online game unit for more than $4 billion.

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Larry Flynt gets Normandie Casino deal

posted on July 25, 2016 by

Larry Flynt won a high-stakes gamble with Gardena, Ca., over the future of the the city’s oldest casino after the City Council voted last week night to give him the economic package he sought for his newly acquired business.

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Louisiana's June winnings slide 2.6 percent

posted on July 25, 2016 by

The Harrah’s casino in downtown New Orleans continues feeling the pressure of the city’s smoking ban. Revenue at Harrah’s dropped by 6.1 percent to nearly $19.5 million from $20.7 million. 

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Wynn Boston Harbor clears final hurdle

posted on July 25, 2016 by

The start of construction on the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino resort has been given a green light by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

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Former Wynn partner plans Manila resort

posted on July 25, 2016 by

Steve Wynn’s former partner Kazuo Okada, plans to challenge Macau by wooing Chinese gamblers to his Manila casino resort that could cost $4 billion and is scheduled to open in November.

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Las Vegas Trump Hotel pickets seek higher wages

posted on July 25, 2016 by

Union workers demonstrated for higher wages in front of Las Vegas’ Trump International Hotel, some 1,500 miles from where Trump was taking center stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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Strikers turn up pressure on Atlantic City's Taj Mahal

posted on July 25, 2016 by

Striking resort workers in Atlantic City are turning up the pressure at the Trump Taj Mahal as the walkout by workers heads toward the fourth week with no end in sight.

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UK’s William Hill fires CEO James Henderson

posted on July 22, 2016 by

William Hill CEO James Henderson has been ousted, paying the price for the U.K. bookmaker’s struggle to keep pace in the fast-moving world of online betting.

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Aristocrat's Lightning Link named industry's top game

posted on July 22, 2016 by

U.S. gaming operators continue to respond positively to Aristocrat’s high-performing products, with the leading gaming technology company delighted to have received outstanding customer feedback in the findings of two recent high-profile surveys.

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Control Board levies $1.5M fine against CG Technology

posted on July 21, 2016 by

CG Technology Holdings and the Gaming Control Board have reached a tentative settlement to a complaint that will have the company paying a $1.5 million fine and its CEO Lee Amaitis resigning by the end of August.

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Casino revenue rises in all regions across Miss.

posted on July 21, 2016 by

Casino revenue continued to grow statewide in Mississippi in June, with gamblers losing more at casinos along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast. Figures show casinos won $175 million in June, up 1.4 percent from $173 million in June 2015.

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Trump Taj Mahal owner withdraws insurance offer

posted on July 20, 2016 by

Trump Taj Mahal owner Carl Icahn withdrew an offer to restore health insurance for striking workers after the union refused to put the measure up for a vote 18 days into a walkout.

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Pennsylvania revenue tops $3.2B for fiscal year

posted on July 20, 2016 by

Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos hit a record high in the just-completed fiscal year, with revenue from slot machines and table games rising  3.6 percent to more than $3.2 billion for the 12 months ending June 30.

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With MGM's new app easyPlay, signing up is a breeze

posted on July 19, 2016 by

The Analyst | Last week MGM Resorts started more aggressively marketing their version of mobile gaming using slot tournaments. Their system, called easyPlay, is actually a fairly simplistic iteration of mobile gaming.

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Vegas domed stadium for NFL's Raiders needs focused committee

posted on July 19, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | There’s gotta be an easier way to build a stadium, a thought that had me turning back the pages to memories of a long ago conversation and mixing that with the recent approach MGM took to its new T-Mobile Arena.

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Seminole CEO James Allen gets lifetime achievement honor

posted on July 18, 2016 by

Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International Chairman James Allen has received the casino marketing lifetime achievement award presented at the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference.

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Nevada content with spectator's role to UK talks

posted on July 18, 2016 by

Nevada officials are following the course of discussions that could lead to an agreement linking Internet gaming player pools in New Jersey with those in the United Kingdom. A.G.Burnett said he does not expect the state to become a party to the talks.

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