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12/15/2017

The gaming industry is embracing virtual reality, making online slot games more immersive and creating virtual casino experiences for players. Augmented reality also presents a major opportunity for operators, with many smartphone users eagerly adopting the technology for mobile games.

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TechSpective
12/15/2017

Founder Len Ainsworth was given approval to sell a roughly 52% stake of Ainsworth Game Technology to Novomatic AG. Ainsworth Game Technology focuses on North America and Australasia, and Novomatic operates mainly in South America and Europe.

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GGRAsia (Macau)
12/15/2017

Crown Resorts is seeking to decrease its debt through several divestment deals. For example, the operator has sold its interest in a Las Vegas location to Wynn Resorts for $300 million.

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12/15/2017

Revisions to the Criminal Code of Canada in the 1970s have led to more relaxed gaming restrictions in the country in recent years, allowing each province to license and regulate its own gaming. The changes have given rise to several new casinos, more sports betting centers and increased availability of online gaming sites.

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12/14/2017

Carnival Cruise Lines has started a new marketing push in New York City to get people thinking about a Caribbean cruise. In a warm tent with a live steel drum band playing, New Yorkers are treated to little cans of scented island air and asked to post on social media about the scents.

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TravelPulse, Travel Weekly
12/14/2017

The new Hotel EMC2 in downtown Chicago uses its design and outreach to promote science, technology, engineering and math education in the city's high schools. The hotel has donated $90,000 to a STEM program focused on underserved youths.

12/14/2017

United Airlines will begin offering nonstop service to Tahiti from San Francisco on Oct. 30, 2018.

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12/14/2017

Hotels under pressure to protect employees from sexual harassment and other abuse from guests have installed panic buttons for emergency alerts. Workers in New York City and Seattle have such devices, and the Chicago City Council has mandated implementation by summer.

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Chicago City Council
12/14/2017

There are many ways to detract from a great idea when presenting it, writes Geoffrey James. He provides 31 of them, including poor use of visuals, relying on jargon and overwhelming the audience with too much information.

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Inc. online
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12/14/2017

Celebrity Cruises will sail six ships to 25 Caribbean destinations during the 2019-20 season. The cruises will last up to 12 nights and will visit countries including Barbados, St. Maarten and Costa Rica.

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