Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment has turned a favorable eye to Carlisle, Pa., as the potential site of a new satellite casino. To move forward, Carlisle Borough Council officials would have to revisit a decision declaring it a no-casino town.
CasinoCoin, which has plans to form a universal gaming cryptocurrency, is under new management and has adopted the Ripple payment protocol. Ripple is being used by various financial institutions.
Virtual reality, live gaming, skills-based games, security and gamification are up-and-coming trends that will have a large impact in the years ahead, David Cash writes. For example, with the recent attention regarding security issues at Facebook, sites like Casinos Killer help players steer clear of fraudulent and poor-quality online casinos.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. intends to build its first hotel in Mexico, in Puerto Los Cabos. The $200 million resort will be a noncasino beachfront hotel with 500 rooms and suites, three restaurants, a spa, two golf courses and a 40,000-square-foot convention center.
MGM Resorts International has teamed up with Invenergy to build a 100-megawatt solar panel array that will power a large part of its 13 Las Vegas casinos. "Protecting the planet is a business imperative for MGM Resorts, and it is our responsibility to find innovative ways where we can use clean energy to power our resorts," said MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren.
Las Vegas Sands' Sands China in Macau is powering 25% of its shuttles with compressed natural gas, and its Venetian Macau and Paris Macau properties have their own fleets of energy-savings vehicles. Sands China plans to have 30% of its buses running natural gas by the end of the year.
Aristocrat Leisure's high exposure to mobile games gives it an opportunity to manage potential risk while monetizing its game portfolio, JP Morgan reports. The Liftoff Mobile Gaming Apps Report 2017 shows that casino mobile games have very high retention rates, JP Morgan added.
Pennsylvania expects to launch online gaming later this year to reignite gaming revenue growth. The state's Gaming Control Board is accepting applications from existing casino licensees and will open up the process to platform providers in June.
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