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China – Sands rules out any involvement in mergers and acquisitions

With a host of rival operators currently tipped to be on the verge of takeover, most notably Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands' top executives have ruled out the possibility of any mergers or acquisitions on the horizon. The operator has said instead it is 'building not buying' and wants to focus on investing on its existing portfolio with expansion in Singapore and Macau earmarked alongside its desire to develop the potential Casino IR in ...

US – Penn National Gaming to close Resorts Casino Tunica

Penn National Gaming has confirmed it will close the Resorts Casino in Tunica, Mississippi effective June 30, 2019, due to 'increased competition' in the region. Penn National acquired the operations of Resorts Casino Tunica, along with Bally’s Casino Tunica (subsequently renamed “1st Jackpot”), in March 2017. Penn National leases the underlying real property associated with the ...

China – Record mass gaming in Macau drives Sands’ Q1 increase

Record mass gaming results in Macau helped offset falls in VIP gaming in Singapore for Las Vegas Sands, who reported net revenues of $3.65bn, up nearly two per cent, in its first quarter. In Macau, Adjusted Property EBITDA increased 8.7 per cent to $858m, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, EBITDA was $423m whilst in Las Vegas it was $138m. Net income came in at $708m during the ...
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Spain – FER proves the importance of Spain to Merkur

From 9 to 10 April, Merkur Dosniha and GeWeTe presented their newest product highlights for the Spanish market at the Feria Internacional del Juego in Madrid. At the IFEMA Convention Centre, the Gauselmann Group subsidiaries showcased the latest games, multigamers and cash handling technologies ‘made in Germany’ on over 700 square metres of exhibition space. “Spain is a very important market for the Gauselmann Group, and one in which Merkur Dosniha and GeWeTe are ...

Argentina – Zitro charts ‘unprecedented’ rise of Link King in Argentina

A few days before the great event of the gaming industry, Zitro Experience, in Argentina on April 25, Zitro has reviewed the progress made since the last edition of this event last year that have made their Bryke Video Slots a safe bet for any operator from Argentina, from Latin America or anywhere worldwide. Alejandra Burato, Regional Director of Zitro for Latin America, said: ...

US – GLI oversees the world’s first private manager transition project

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has successfully overseen the world’s first Private Manager Agreement Transition Project, working on behalf of the Illinois Lottery. Acting Director of the Illinois Lottery Harold Mays said: “GLI ensured all parties stayed informed and coordinated throughout the two-and-a half-year-long project. We could not have successfully completed ...
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Brazil – Organisations come out in support of new gaming laws

A number of organisations have expressed their support for gaming new gambling laws. During an event held by The Tourism Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association in Rio de Janeiro members of both the Brazilian Legal Game Institute (IJBL) and ...

US – Indiana House of Representatives passes sports betting bill without online

A sports betting bill in Indiana has cleared the Indiana House of Representatives by a vote of 78-15 and is now heading to Governor Eric Holcomb to sign in. Senate Bill 552 would allow sports betting in-person at casinos, racetracks and OTBs ...

Canada – Canadian Gaming Association welcomes online move

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has welcomed a move by the Ontario government to establish a regulatory system for online gambling in Ontario to give ...

US – Missouri Gaming Association slams bill for street slots

The Missouri Gaming Association has said that a bill being considered by Missouri legislators is 'irresponsible.' Bill HB 423 would authorise the ...
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US – Scientific Games unveils OpenSports

Scientific Games has launched OpenSports, the company's 'unparalleled suite of sports betting technology.' OpenSports signals the transformation of its sportsbook product vision through an enhanced stack of solutions and speed to market delivery with player experience at the core of the proposition. The completely redesigned sportsbook solution offers customers a modular portfolio of products that can be mixed and matched to meet specific needs. OpenBet remains the ...

Switzerland – Sportradar and SportsGrid to launch free, 24-hour betting network

Sportradar, the global leader in analysing and leveraging the power of sports data, and SportsGrid, the leader in original programming for both daily fantasy and sports betting, are partnering to launch the first free, 24-hour network dedicated ...

Bulgaria – Kambi signs extended contract terms with Bulgaria’s National Lottery JSC

Kambi will power the international sports betting expansion of Bulgaria’s National Lottery JSC after the two companies today strengthened their partnership by signing an extended sportsbook agreement. The new deal will see Kambi continue to ...

Malta – Wazdan slots soon available through InBet Games

Wazdan's games will go live with InBet Games white-label platform in the second quarter of 2019. InBet Games is a B2B software solutions provider for ...

Malta – Hacksaw Gaming goes live with LeoVegas

Hacksaw Gaming's portfolio of scratch cards will be showcased on the leading mobile operator, LeoVegas.com, available in selected markets. LeoVegas, the ...
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