Cambodia's gaming industry could face a threat as Vietnam works to legalize gaming and could see further competition if Thailand follows suit. "There are 140 casino licenses placed on the borders with Vietnam and Thailand and the government sees that as bringing revenue into the country from overseas," says Ha Tien Vegas managing director Rhys Jones.
Game aggregator Solid Gaming has agreed to supply games from online games developer Habanero to casinos in Asia. Games to be distributed include "5 Mariachis", "Rolling Roger" and "London Hunter."
A customized esports experience could help attract and engage a fan base that tends to be different from the traditional gaming crowd, says to Herocoin CEO Paul Polterauer. Differentiated marketing campaigns on social media targeted at esports fans and YouTube videos using influencers are other ways to set the experience apart.
Legislation being considered by Louisiana lawmakers would allow riverboat casinos to move onto land within 1,200 feet of their spots on the water. If passed, the proposals would also eliminate the requirement that riverboat casinos be paddlewheel-driven and limit facilities to 2,365 gaming positions.
New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Mississippi have already passed legislation to pave the way for sports betting should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the activity. Federal law prohibits sports betting in all states except Nevada, Montana, Delaware and Oregon, which all offered sports betting before federal rules were enacted.
Las Vegas Sands is hoping to construct more hotel rooms in Macau, according to company executive Daniel Briggs. Sands China is planning to expand and rebrand its Sands Cotai Central property and expects to have more than 13,400 rooms in its portfolio by the end 2020.
Online rock casino Metal Casino has brought on rock stars Nita Strauss and Gary Holt as brand ambassadors, joining the likes of Ozzy Ozbourne, Scott Ian and Ryan Roxie. "There will be prizes to be won, guitars, meet-and-greets, concert tickets and more - if you're into metal and into games of chance, how could it get any better!" says Holt.
PartyCasinoNJ launched this week as an improvement to the company's previous online offering, PartyPoker Casino. The site offers around 250 games and is promoting its new commitment to superior customer service with welcome bonuses and daily deals.
Dragon Inc. is aiming to address the security and convenience problems of high-stakes international gaming with its own crypto-tokens that can be exchanged for Dragon Global Chips at partner casinos. Players can convert chips back into the company's tokens and exchange the tokens for local currency when they return home.
The Cambodian government is expected to pass new legislation aimed at attracting foreign investors to its gaming industry after its general elections, setting the tax rate for casino games at between 4% and 5%. The country boasts 65 licensed casinos and a booming VIP sector.