On Wednesday, United Airlines started service from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport. The airline also launched service between Washington, D.C., and Edinburgh, Scotland.
FedEx names its planes after children of its employees, a tradition that started with Wendy, a plane named after the daughter of FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith. A plane named Zachary, for the child of FedEx pilot Jim Baas, rolled off the Boeing assembly line in January.
As online gaming companies continue to embrace new innovations, mixed reality technologies are expected by 2021 to be worth $108 billion, according to industry experts. Virtual reality roulette and poker have begun to take off, leaving room for augmented reality slots to boom.
Legislators in Vietnam are set to discuss a proposal to reduce tax incentives for gaming facilities in so-called planned special economic zones. Under the bill, casino resorts, until 2030, would be required to pay 17% of their revenues to the government for the first five years they generate taxable income.
The American Gaming Association could soon break its silence on online gaming following the Supreme Court decision to allow sports betting. In a letter to federal lawmakers, the association stated that it would dedicate itself to eliminating the illegal gaming market, prioritizing intrastate mobile wagering for sports betting.
PokerStars has agreed to discontinue its real money play for residents of Hong Kong after mainland legislation banned apps offering social poker games. Parent company The Stars Group has also signed a deal with International Entertainment Corp. to license its brand for land-based live events and Asian poker rooms.
The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise gave $10 million to the Navajo Nation for its Gaming Distribution Fund last week. The funds came from Flowing Water, Fire Rock, Twin Arrows and Northern Edge casinos.
Urban hotels are inviting families to take "staycations." The Conrad Indianapolis, for example, has partnered with the city's children's museum to promote family experiences.
The Proper Hotel San Francisco, which opened last year, features "an eclectic (yet cozy) mishmash of artwork, furnishings and preserved original details (the lobby marble, for example, is over 80 years old)," writes Katie Chang.