Paddy Power Betfair has tapped Romania for its new responsible gaming initiative. The Alpha Hub startup accelerator will create prototype products utilizing data and analytics, customer matching, identity verification and other technologies.
Two Illinois House subcommittees are scheduled to meet today to discuss sports betting, online gaming, casino growth and daily fantasy sports. A Senate bill regarding gaming prospects in the state was introduced in early 2017 and could be addressed after the elections next month.
Playtech has been designated the monopoly provider of random-number-generator casino games to online gaming operators in the Philippines by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.
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.