Facial recognition technology is making its way to properties on the Las Vegas Strip for both security and data collection purposes. The technology can be integrated into table games to collect data, and, in the future, it can help prevent people from entering restricted hotel areas, said Alec Massey of PwC's Connected Solutions.
Malta-based Gaming Innovation Group has launched its first in-house-developed game, called "Wild Reels," and will roll out up to eight more titles before July. The news coincides with the company moving forward with a Hard Rock International partnership that will establish an omni-channel sportsbook platform in New Jersey.
The China Duty Free Group will open its first nonairport store in Macau at Grand Lisboa Palace. The approximately 81,000-square-foot space will be an anchor for the resort's 570,487-square-foot mall.
Pragmatic Play has signed on to offer its games through online operator ComeOn. The Malta-based company will gain access to titles like "Wolf Gold," "Da Vinci's Treasure" and "Peking Luck."
Hotels that are in hurricane-prone locations must be prepared before, during and after storms. "[F]or each of our Baltimore hotels, we know how many sandbags we need and where they will go; and we have dams, dikes, and auxiliary pumps to deal with flooding," said Justin Jabara of Meyer Jabara Hotels.
The Arkansas Supreme Court dismissed two lawsuits filed in an attempt to keep a casino question off the November ballot. Voters will be able to decide whether the state constitution should be amended to allow two new casinos and to expand gaming at two racetracks.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, alumnus Bill Hengler was awarded $10,000 and a free booth at the 2019 Global Gaming Expo after coming in first during the "Shark Tank"-inspired competition held at this year's event. His DoorPro Doorstop device props a hotel room door open at the hinges, and he has already sold more than 200,000 units since 2010 to companies like Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts.
Junkets contributed $42.1 million in taxes to Macau's government in 2017, according to a budget execution report. The amount is a 23.6% increase from 2016, while gross gaming revenue for the year rose 19.1%.
Mohegan Sun has entered into a multiyear partnership with concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment for its upcoming casino resort in South Korea. The company will seek to attract top talent to Project Inspire for performances at the resort's outdoor performance area and 15,000-seat indoor arena.
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