Wynn Resorts is hard at work on its $2.4 billion project on the Mystic River in Massachusetts. The resort, which is expected to open in late June 2019, will include a casino, a 27-story hotel and a parking garage.
GameCo CEO Blaine Graboyes revealed that his company is working on a way to increase the frequency of bets for its skill-based games to make them as lucrative for operators as slots. The game developer is also educating traditional players by showing the odds of outcomes on the pay table and making help files easily accessible to explain rules.
Crown Resorts in Australia will be the subject of an investigation after allegations of tampering with poker machines at its Melbourne casino. The operator has also been accused of allowing domestic violence and drug use to occur on its property and encouraging players to disguise themselves to fly under the radar of the AUSTRAC anti-money-laundering agency.
Online casino operators often give players better terms than physical casinos because they do not have to make up money for drinks, rent and other amenities. Internet games also save players money on hotel stays and travel expenses and offer a wide library of games.
Salvatore Semola has stepped into the role of president and chief operating officer for the tribal Gun Lake Casino in Michigan. The property boasts more than 2,000 slot machines, a food court, 42 table games and a high-limit room.
MGM Resorts dropped its "Welcome to the Show" campaign in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings and has released a new campaign centered on healing and togetherness. The operator released a spot called "Together We Shine" during "Saturday Night Live" on NBC with #VegasStrong.
Although skill-based games have been presented as the answer to millennial engagement, the demographic may not be as on board with the new offerings as game developers are hoping, Elliot Frome writes. Instead, young casino guests might be more inclined to spend their money at resort bars or nightclubs.
Macau is planning to implement crisis training and hold simulated attacks for workers in response to the shooting in Las Vegas. In addition to the preparatory training, a designated action team with protective gear will be created to help casino staff in the event of an emergency, and metal detectors will be installed at all casino entrances.
California's Pala Casino Spa Resort is undertaking a $170 million remodel and expansion that is expected to finish in May 2019. The property will feature a new 349-room hotel tower, additional spa and casino space, a larger parking garage and a water-themed playground.
Indiana riverboat casino Tropicana closed Monday so its machines could make the transition to the new land-based Tropicana Evansville casino. It will contain all the slots and tables regulars are used to but will be adding new offerings in time for its Friday reopening.
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