Boyd Gaming has added its 10th Southern Nevada hotel and its first in North Las Vegas with completion of its $380 million purchase of the Aliante Hotel. Transition to the Boyd sports book management is the most significant change planned, the company said.
An online gaming bill in the Pennsylvania legislature will be discussed at a House Gaming Oversight Committee on Oct. 18. Even though the House passed the online gaming proposal this past summer, the hearing is meant to urge action in the Senate.
Gaming technology and innovations hold the promise to fuel industry growth globally, according to casino operators and suppliers. "We are trying to make slots experiential rather than just the pushing of the product," said IGT International CEO Walter Bugno about focusing on innovating content within slots.
The four-day Global Gaming Expo is underway in Las Vegas, and an estimated 25,000 industry professionals will view the latest innovations in the gaming industry. Millennials, e-sports and financial compliance concerns are some of the big topics.
Pennsylvania poker rooms took in $4.9 million last month, according to the state Gaming Control Board. Ten casinos have a total of 226 poker tables in 10 rooms, resulting in a collective tax bill of $691,000.
Research firm Technavio predicts online gaming in the US could hit $4 billion in revenue by 2020. It ranked the US as the eighth-largest market in the world for online gaming.
The UK has charged two men with illegal gambling on the FIFA video game. Dylan Rigby and Craig Douglas allegedly advertised the illegal gambling via YouTube videos.
Sands China successfully marketed the opening of the Parisian Macao, according to a Buckingham Research Group analyst. "The awareness of the Parisian [Macao] among gamblers was high, with Sands having blanketed the region with social media impressions of the new property over the last couple months," analyst Christopher Jones said.
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