The Tigre de Cristal casino resort in Russia will gain villas and apartments as well as a small restaurant in the summer, according to Chief Operating Officer Stylianos Tsifetakis. A later phase will include an additional gaming venue and 300 rooms.
NetEnt has signed an online gaming agreement with Churchill Downs in New Jersey to offer its games to the operator. The move comes after news that NetEnt will debut in Lithuania and wants a Pennsylvania license.
MGM Springfield took in $26.95 million in gaming revenue during September, according to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and it was the casino's first full month of business. The number falls far short of expectations, and the property will have significant catching up to do if it is to reach its $418 million annual forecast.
A service called One Bus will take passengers between Kowloon, Hong Kong, and three Sands China casino resorts in Macau and Cotai. The buses will make 38 trips each day.
The UK Gambling Commission has fined Paddy Power Betfair $2.9 million for failing to address customers who were exhibiting problem gaming behaviors and failing to conduct satisfactory anti-money-laundering checks.
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."