Two Kentucky legislators have introduced a casino bill as a solution to the state's $33 billion pension deficit. The proposal would allow as many as 10 gaming facilities and permit the state's seven racetracks to pursue limited casino licensing.
Table games led the charge in August for Pennsylvania's 2.5% overall gaming growth. The state's approximately 1,258 active gaming tables contributed nearly $12 million in tax revenue for the month.
Gaming equipment manufacturer Novomatic has signed a multiyear deal with Miramax to create casino games inspired by the film "From Dusk Till Dawn." The company will debut its first movie-branded slot game in October at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
India has become a key growth spot for online gaming even though most forms of gambling are illegal there. Local businesses have taken to acting as middlemen for UK casino sites, which citizens turn to for their gaming outlets.
Frontier Capital Group is pursuing a third party to take over operations for its Casablanca Casino in the Philippines. Gaming activities were halted during the first quarter of 2016, but the 239-room hotel has continued accepting guests.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas began teaching a lab and academic course on esports last fall, offering class time in local gaming facilities. "This is a chance to get in on the ground floor -- you're one of the trailblazers who can figure out how this works into this big gaming industry that surrounds us," said Robert Rippee, director of the International Gaming Institute's Hospitality Lab.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment hopes its new hotel tower, Morpheus, will give its City of Dreams operation a competitive edge in Cotai. The 780-room hotel will be the fifth for the Macau casino resort and will open in early to mid-2018 with as many as 50 gaming tables, CEO Lawrence Ho says.
Mobile browser gaming is becoming more popular among smartphone users as a way to circumvent storage issues. Online gaming operators have sought to make their titles accessible by offering mobile-friendly versions of their websites alongside app-based games.
Fontainebleau in Las Vegas will soon have a hotel operator such as Marriott or Hilton, some speculate. Other operators and Nevada officials have high hopes for the transition and what an enlivened Fontainebleau will mean for the surrounding properties.
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