MGM Resorts dropped its "Welcome to the Show" campaign in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings and has released a new campaign centered on healing and togetherness. The operator released a spot called "Together We Shine" during "Saturday Night Live" on NBC with #VegasStrong.
Although skill-based games have been presented as the answer to millennial engagement, the demographic may not be as on board with the new offerings as game developers are hoping, Elliot Frome writes. Instead, young casino guests might be more inclined to spend their money at resort bars or nightclubs.
Macau is planning to implement crisis training and hold simulated attacks for workers in response to the shooting in Las Vegas. In addition to the preparatory training, a designated action team with protective gear will be created to help casino staff in the event of an emergency, and metal detectors will be installed at all casino entrances.
California's Pala Casino Spa Resort is undertaking a $170 million remodel and expansion that is expected to finish in May 2019. The property will feature a new 349-room hotel tower, additional spa and casino space, a larger parking garage and a water-themed playground.
Indiana riverboat casino Tropicana closed Monday so its machines could make the transition to the new land-based Tropicana Evansville casino. It will contain all the slots and tables regulars are used to but will be adding new offerings in time for its Friday reopening.
Proposed legislation to forgo property taxes on a hotel and conference center could give Maryland Live owner The Cordish Cos. a $36 million tax break. If passed, the deal would begin in fiscal 2019.
VIP baccarat revenue in Macau rose 35% from last year during the third quarter, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Mass-market gross gaming revenue saw a 7.4% year-over-year boost.
The owner of Okada Manila resort in the Philippines could be gearing up for a backdoor listing as a result of reported discussions between its owner and local holding firms. The owner, Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment, is in final talks to purchase Bright Kindle Resources & Investments, according to people familiar with the matter.
Tribal operators in Connecticut saw a rise in slot revenues in September. Foxwoods Resort Casino had a 3.8% boost at $40.1 million, and Mohegan Sun's slot earnings rose 2% to $51.8 million.
New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada have signed a deal to allow players across state lines to compete with each other online. Before interstate play is possible, however, an operator's application will need regulatory approval.