The Corona Resort and Casino, which opens Saturday, will be the first in Vietnam to permit locals to gamble immediately after its launch. It offers 1,000 slot machines, 100 table games and about 1,000 electronic gaming machines.
MGM Springfield had close to double the incidents of crime in the last four months of 2018 as Plainridge Park experienced all year, according to Massachusetts State Police data. Springfield had 208 incidents from September through December, while Plainridge Park Casino had 115 for the entire year.
Gaming developer Microgaming is rolling out its suite of games to Betsson.es. Its now 400-strong catalog with titles such as "Thunderstruck II," "Immortal Romance" and "Book of Oz" makes Betsson.es "one of the largest providers in the Spanish market," the company says.
Zen Cruises will start offering casino cruises in India in April under the Jalesh Cruises brand. The first casino cruise aboard the Karnika will travel between Mumbai and Goa while also offering entertainment and adventure activities.
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association says local tribal nations do not want to add sports betting to their existing operations. Chairman Charles Vig says the tribes intend to oppose any legislation that would legalize the activity.
Three gaming bills were filed Wednesday in Massachusetts -- two of which deal directly with sports betting and one that would commission a gaming impact study. One of the proposals would tax sports betting gross revenue at 12.5% and charge operators an initial fee of $500,000 and an annual renewal fee of $100,000, while the other sports betting plan would tax sports betting at 6.75%.
International Game Technology has signed a seven-year contract with the South Dakota Lottery that will start on Nov. 3. The company will provide an updated central system, new point-of-sale and self-service terminals, business intelligence tools and retailer training for the state lottery.
The Hellenic Gaming Commission in Greece has issued a call for industry responses to its proposed online gaming regulations. New rules to consider include increased player protection measures and location verification as well as updated guidelines for advertisements.
Fortuna has introduced an online casino brand called Slotzo to the Aspire Global platform. The slots-focused site also offers table games and live dealer experiences.
Millennials will book elsewhere if hotels aren't up to speed online or don't have a strong social media presence, a survey commissioned by the UK furniture maker Knightsbridge indicates. The poll of 1,000 18-to-34-year-olds found 80% located hotels via Google and that more than half would forgo a reservation if a hotel's website wasn't quick and easy.
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