The operator of the Macau Jockey Club has submitted an investment plan after being granted a 24-year extension for its horse racing monopoly. The company is required to invest $186 million to open more nongaming venues and improve its facilities.
Authentic Gaming is hoping to extend its international reach past its partnerships with UK-licensed operators such as Mr Green, LeoVegas and Kindred Group. The company recently obtained a UK gaming license and opened a new studio called ARENA in Malta with half a dozen live auto roulette tables.
Macau businessman Chan Meng Kam is rebranding several casino hotel properties that he controls to put "dragon" in their names. The move comes as the media speculates about his intentions to pursue a casino license of his own.
Hilton, MGM, Marriott and others are reporting strength in group bookings. "In North America, we continue to see strength in leisure and corporate demand, particularly in the energy, retail and professional-services sectors," Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson says.
Of the nine Pennsylvania casinos that applied for interactive gaming licenses last month, three were approved. Mount Airy Resort Casino, Harrah's Casino Philadelphia and Parx Casino will be able to offer online table games, poker and slot machines in the days to come.
Although both Hard Rock Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino debuted in late June, their performances differed strongly. The former raked nearly $32.4 million while the latter brought in $15.8 million, falling behind the city's other eight casinos.
Solaire Resort and Casino now allows players in Manila to pay for lodging, entertainment, food and more using WeChat Pay and Alipay. Players can link the payment platforms to the Asia United Bank PayMate application for instant payments.
Server issues during the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament eventually led the operator to halt games and issue refunds. Players have expressed outrage over refund amounts that didn't reflect a variety of factors after the problem began.
Gaming advertising has been outlawed in all forms in Italy by a measure called the Dignity Decree. The move comes shortly after The Guardian noted that gaming was the subject of 17% of the World Cup's television ads.
A union called MoveUP has granted certification to surveillance employees at Cascades Casino Resort in Langley, British Columbia. The move is the most recent sign of the industry's increasing union popularity across the province.
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