A share sale and commercial deal has ended a legal battle between UK bookmaker William Hill and Scientific Games. According to Scientific Games, William Hill made repeated attempts to block its acquisition of NYX through purchasing additional shares of the company.
MGM Macau will receive 12 gaming tables across six rooms this week as part of a new VIP gaming club from Tak Chun Group. "We will continue to take a cautious approach regarding possible new gaming facility openings -- should an opportune moment arise -- both on Macau peninsula and in Cotai," a Tak Chun Group representative said.
Macau Secretariat for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosario is urging the six casino operators in Macau to partner on a shared electric shuttle bus service to cut down on traffic congestion. Wynn Macau and MGM China Holdings launched a shuttle bus service in December 2016, while Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts and Sands China have been operating a joint Cotai circular service since June 2016.
California-based social gaming company Huuuge Games is on track to make more than $150 million in revenue for the year and recently received nearly $50 million in funding, according to CEO Anton Gauffin. "Instead of being all in on Huuuge Casino, we've been actively building new games and doing our best to bring more innovation to the market," he said.
Gaming revenue rose 11% for the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma to more than $1.44 billion for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. "Net profits from our businesses are the highest ever in Chickasaw Nation history," said spokesman Tony Choate.
Skill-based games are on the rise in the US, with GameCo's video gaming machines appearing in seven casinos since November of last year. Gamblit Gaming entered the market later than its rival but can now be found at 12 casinos in Nevada, four in Oklahoma, one each in New Mexico and California, and on three cruise lines.
GVC is in negotiations with UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Group to purchase a majority stake in the company. The talks come as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport considers lowering the maximum bet on fixed-odds terminals from $134 a spin to between $2.68 and $67 per turn.
The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill this week to legalize internet cafes at state racetracks. The proposal would allow racetracks to offer online gaming if they partner with an Atlantic City casino or an internet platform associated with one.
Construction began this week in on a Leech Lake tribal casino in Cass Lake, Minn. The gaming facility will cost up to $50 million and have four blackjack tables, 650 slot machines, 100 hotel rooms, a restaurant, brew pub and more.
Johnstown, Pa., City Councilwoman Marie Mock hopes to bring one of Pennsylvania's satellite casinos to the city. Bidding for the 10 Category 4 casino licenses is slated to begin in early 2018, with a minimum bid of $7.5 million, according to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board official Dan Stambaugh.