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5/24/2019

The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino is on track to debut next month. "With the commission's approval, we plan on opening June 23rd at 10," said Bob DeSalvio, president of the Wynn Resorts-owned casino.

5/24/2019

JCM Global is expanding its technology offerings for casinos, including a solution to track banknotes. The company's Fuzion technology gives casinos "the ability to see real-time images in high resolution of every single note" on their floor," said company executive Dave Kubajak.

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5/24/2019

MGM Resorts is focusing on Osaka, Japan, for its next major development, with plans to pursue a $9 billion casino project if granted a license.

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5/24/2019

The rise of online gaming has meant growing demand for PayPal as a secure way to fund accounts and receive payouts. Cryptocurrency is another option, as regulators in the UK and US move toward banning debit and credits cards to fund accounts.

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5/23/2019

Operating profits at Atlantic City's nine casinos are down this year due to the opening of two new gaming venues. "While the market has grown, profit margins remain tight, reflecting the competitive landscape," New Jersey Casino Control Commission Chairman James Plousis said.

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5/23/2019

Interactive gaming, holograms and interactive art are the latest technology features coming on line at The Linq Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. "We saw that the industry was changing, and the customers were changing -- how they consume, content, the type of experiences they wanted," said Matthew Kenagy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.

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5/23/2019

Bloomberry Resorts says that it will not participate in Osaka's selection process for a casino resort development but that it is interested in developing a casino in another part of Japan. Tokyo or Yokohama may be future options for a project, according to the company.

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5/23/2019

A casino proposal by the Catawba Indian Nation is receiving pushback from North Carolina legislators and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokee tribe operates the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel.

5/22/2019

Sustainability is a priority and key part of the brand for 1 Hotels, which is cutting down on its use of plastic and created the "Save Our Shores" campaign. "I wanted to capture the beauty of nature in a hotel and commit to safeguarding it as best I can, a responsibility that I believe we all share," CEO Barry Sternlicht said.

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5/21/2019

Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia 2019 opened today and is expected to attract 18,000 visitors from around the globe this week. About 200 exhibitors are filling 151,000 square feet during the three-day event at the Venetian Macao.

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