Monday, February 19, 2018

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

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Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, the multiple-award winning and leading mobile operator. As Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, Nolimit City games will be showcased on LeoVegas.com and will be included in their ever-growing portfolio of premium mobile slots games, following a distribution deal established in 2017. LeoVegas has agreed to release Nolimit City games through the established platform, ...

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

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Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from $11.26 billion in 2016 to $11.57 billion for the 336 nonrestricted locations across Nevada.

A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

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A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room

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Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room
Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday's fire at the Tropicana casino injured ...

Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

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Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition
It's a good thing tomorrow's Saturday, because we really need some down time after all that happened in the past week.

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

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Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC sign a deal under which Yggdrasil will be able to enter the Spanish igaming market later this year. After reaching an agreement with its existing partner GVC. Yggdrasil will offer its games in the Spanish market during Q2 2018, in full compliance with Spanish requirements. GVC has a strong presence in Spain including its leading bwin ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

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Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

In the swelling wake of sexual harassment allegations against former chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, a second group of shareholders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the resort company and its board of directors.

Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show

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Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show
The country-rock band will bring its energetic hits to the casino's stage next week.

South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

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South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

South Point plans a $40 million remodel plan to its guest rooms in the property’s three towers, the company said Thursday in a statement.

Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

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Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

Lawyers for Kazuo Okada said the Japanese billionaire signed a consent to allow Elaine Wynn to sell her shares in Wynn Resorts on the presumption the company would lend him money. The loan never materialized and Okada now claims it resulted in increased financial costs for his Philippines casino project.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

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iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

Popular online and mobile casino content provider, iSoftBet deals with Optibet and strengthens its hold in Eastern Europe. Since iSoftBet deals with Optibet, the supplier’s full suite of games are certified for launch in Latvia and Estonia. Prior the launch, all games were rigorously tested for compliance by third-party auditor Quinel M Limited, and has also been approved by each ...

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey
The brand earned the single largest monthly haul by a New Jersey online casino since online gambling was legalized in the state.

AGEM extend contracts for two key executives

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AGEM extend contracts for two key executives
Under new contracts, Marcus Prater and Connie Jones will remain with the organization as Executive Director and Director of Responsible Gaming, respectively.

Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

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Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

Betsoft deals with Snaitech to further expand into the Italian market. As Betsoft deals with Snaitech, the popular provider will bring content to leading Italian gaming operator. Since Betsoft deals with Snaitech, Snaitech gets access to Betsoft’s suite of AAMS certified games via the GAN platform. The portfolio of games includes Betsoft’s Slots3™ and ToGo™ series of HTML5 games developed ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns
The locations are the company's 58th and 59th wholly owned traditional neighborhood taverns in Nevada.

With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?

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With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?
Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The Sands, four miles down The Strip, Sinatra would escape to this neighborhood joint, the ...

Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

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Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

The board of Wynn Resorts Ltd. is weighing its options in figuring out its next step, experts say.

MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms

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MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the Chinese gambling haven ...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

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Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. board of directors that said it no longer needed independent outside counsel to complete an investigation of allegations against Steve Wynn on Monday hired a new law firm to assist in its review.

Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

Golden Entertainment has opened two new PT’s Gold taverns, raising the company’s neighborhood tavern count to 59 in Nevada.

Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name

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Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name
he Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based ...

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

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Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers.  The inaugural edition of the yearly The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit event which focuses on the Baltics and the Scandinavian region has already made the headlines on many industry related news portals and the organizers have confirmed that key industry stakeholders are going to attend the event. The ...

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

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Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

If the allegations against Steve Wynn are just the tip of an iceberg, it could create a very tough balancing act for Southern Nevada’s tourism bureau and its use of the familiar slogan “what happens here, stays here,” according to several marketing experts.

Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

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Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

Steve Wynn is a smart and charismatic speaker who can paint a vivid landscape of words from his imagination. How could somebody that smart allow himself to be cornered into the position of having to quit now?

Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

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Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

Playtech has secured a contact to power Portugal’s leading online operator, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais.  Playtech will supply its IMS player management platform and new sportsbook offering to the operator.  The new Sociedade de Apostas Sociais sportsbook is planned to go online shortly and it will deploy Playtech’s online and mobile sports betting platform.  “New and emerging regulated markets are ...

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

Steve Wynn says he no longer disputes a 2010 shareholder’s agreement that gave him control over his ex-wife’s stake, opening the door for both of them to sell their stock in Wynn Resorts.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow

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Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow
On 27 and 28 February, the casino will hold a ceremonial gathering of indigenous people of the Coast Salish Tribes.

Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere

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Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment events, according to developers Madison Square Garden Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The MSG Sphere Las Vegas, behind the ...

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek

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Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek
Baxley is currently the highest ranking team member who is also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

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Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

Expenses from Penn National Gaming’s planned $2.8 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment put a dent in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, Penn officials reported Thursday.

After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future

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After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future
As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who did not understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is ...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

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Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

In his reign as the architect of the Vegas mega-resort, Wynn merged his personal wealth and his zeal for business with his passion for live entertainment.

First US Poker Open event comes to a close

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First US Poker Open event comes to a close
Justin Bonomo, a 32-year-old poker pro, bested a field of 68 entries to win the first-place prize of $190,400.

SIS expands to Denmark

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SIS expands to Denmark

SIS has made an agreement to provide its Greyhound Service in a ‘Watch & Bet’ format to Danske Spil in Denmark. Under the terms of the agreement, Danske Spil will gain access to the Greyhound Service, while SIS will also provide live pictures, commentary and data for British and Irish greyhounds across retail and online. The company’s greyhound service now ...

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

Inspired Entertainment has expanded its offering into the Finnish market after securing a new deal with Veikkaus. Veikkaus, which is owned by the Finnish State, operates as the Finnish National Lottery and holds an exclusive gambling licence on lottery and casino games along with sports and horse betting. Finnish punters will now have the opportunity to access seven Inspired virtual ...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims

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Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims
Steve Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. The company said Wynn's resignation was effective immediately ...

The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials

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The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials
Guests can take inspiration from gift ideas, do some shopping and enjoy dining specials at the Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show Las Vegas.

UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

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UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

Representatives of UNLV say they’ll wait until the state Gaming Control Board has completed its investigation of Steve Wynn before determining whether they would take away honors bestowed upon him over the years.

11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

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11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018

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Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018
As the opening of the international gaming show draws near, event organizers are prepared to host 411 regulators from 65 jurisdictions.

Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

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Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

1X2 Network Iron Dog Studio has entered into partnership with Quickfire to distribute its slots portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement, such products as ‘Blood Queen’, ‘Cherry Blast’ and ‘Neon Jungle’ will now be available via Quickfire. The agreement builds on a partnership that began in 2015, when 1X2 gaming became the first provider aggregated on the Quickfire ETI ...

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa
The casino's luxury tower opened last week as part of the third phase of its development plans.

New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports

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New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports
A pyramid formed from shining black glass with a powerful beam of light blasting from its pinnacle sounds like it could be a video game landscape. Esports Arena Las Vegas is not just the first ...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

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Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

The special committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd. independent board members has hired a Los Angeles law firm with a special emphasis on workplace sexual harassment cases to assist in investigating allegations of sexual impropriety by Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

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Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

Pat Christenson expects when the Raiders get to Las Vegas, every home game is going to be like Super Bowl Sunday with parties that could include appearances by Raider legends and massive screens showing the action.

bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway

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bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway
Players earn prize draw tickets for every £10 cash staked on qualifying games and two on Double Ticket Games.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

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Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

The $7.5 million settlement payment Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn paid to a former employee involved a paternity claim, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend

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311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...

Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes

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Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes
Resort casino in Washington state to offer Mardi Gras Party, Valentine's Day dinner, spa specials and Golf Series Finale at Salish Cliffs.

UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees

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UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees
The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

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CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ (Productos Electronicos del Juego) from Barcelona, Spain, a to appoint it as its distribution and service partner for the Spanish gaming market. As CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ, CasinoFlex Systems will serve a further key gaming market and respond to the enquiries from Spanish gaming operators who wish to make use of the systems advantages ...

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

A winning Powerball ticket worth almost $2 million was sold at the California-Nevada border.

University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute

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University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute
The University of Iowa has announced plans to remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from the school's Institute for Vision Research in light of sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn. The university in Iowa City announced ...

Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

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Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

A settlement reached in a 2016 case involving sportsbook operator CG Technology could provide a roadmap for regulators as they work their way through investigating allegations that Wynn resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn demanded sexual favors from and assaulted female hotel employees over the last three decades.