The state of New York, a town and area counties have received more than $53 million from del Lago Resort and Casino in the 14 months since it opened, according to company officials. The facility has hired more than 1,200 people, and some nearby businesses have seen positive revenue results.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho gave the keynote address to kick off the first day of this year's G2E Asia. The industry trade event boasts a 398,265-square-foot exhibition floor this year and is welcoming more than 220 exhibitors.
City of Dreams Macau will soon boast a rebranded hotel tower called Libertine, while Melco Resorts' Cotai flagship resort is gaining a $1 billion hotel tower called Morpheus. The retail landscape at City of Dreams Macau will also be transformed into a pop-up concept to host the world's trendiest brands, according to CEO Lawrence Ho.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has become the second tribal operator in Connecticut to announce plans to pursue a casino license in Japan. "As a development partner we see much synergy between our development in Korea, Project Inspire, and our future resort in Japan," company executive Jennifer Ballester wrote.
A Louisiana Senate committee has advanced a contract extension proposal that would allow Harrah's to operate its New Orleans location for up to 30 years. Amendments to the contract would mean a $40 million renewal fee and a $100 million annual payment to the state, up from $60 million.
Codeta has unveiled a live dealer gaming innovation called Skill Score, which evaluates players' performance to create a leaderboard and provides tips for achieving a better score. "If we see they are performing well at blackjack but not so well at roulette, we can send them tutorials to help improve their roulette skills, for example," co-founder Edward Ihre said.
If Japan grants Wynn Resorts an integrated resort license, the company has said it plans to develop an entertainment district instead of just one facility. Company executive Chris Gordon's vision involves several hotels, two theaters, nightclubs and an outdoor public green space.
Tribal operator Foxwoods has become the latest company to declare interest in a Japanese integrated resort as it looks to international expansion. "All of the locations being discussed ... have their own individual charm and appeal but we certainly can't help but notice that in some of the regional areas there is somewhat of an overlap in terms of what we've built in Connecticut," Foxwoods CEO Felix Rappaport said.