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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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