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China – Macau’s casinos could close over Coronavirus breakout

The feared spread of the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus, which has seen 26 people die with over 800 infected in China, could see Macau’s 39 casinos close.Macau’s Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, said: “Honestly, from the experience of SARS, if the situation is so serious, no-one will go to a casino. We appeal to the public not to go out unless it’s absolutely necessary. That’s the best prevention. We had no choice but to cancel the New Year celebrations even when everything ...

US – 2019 proves a record year for Detroit’s trio of casinos

Detroit's three casinos; MotorCity Casino Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and Greektown Casino-Hotel generated $1.454bn in revenue last year, beating the previous record set in 2018 by $10m.MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino Hotel both enjoyed ...

Chile – Court rules against Sun Dreams in Puerto Varas case

The Ninth Chamber of the Court of Appeals of Santiago de Chile has rejected the claim of illegality presented by Sun Dreams against the Superintendence of Casinos (SCJ), for granting the operating permit in Puerto Varas in the south of Chile, in ...

US – Betfred to power Saratoga Casino Black Hawk’s sports betting

Betfred will launch a full sports book at Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Colorado as ell as well as offering mobile and internet betting for customers ...

UK – Genting unveils £1.6m Oriental refurb in Glasgow

Genting UK has unveiled the results of a £1.6m refurbishment of its casino in Glasgow. The refurbishment has seen a complete revamp of one of the city’s ...
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Malta – Matej Zupancic joins Win Systems as the Sales Director of the Gaming Division

Win Systems has appointed Matej Zupancic as the Sales Director of the Gaming Division, which includes the prestigious Gold Club premium electronic roulettes and its renowned brand GameStar gaming and slot machines.Matej Zupancic joins Win Systems after more than a decade of successful commercial career in the gaming sector, both in ...

ICE – Former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson confirmed as ICE VOX keynote

ICE VOX, widely regarded as the most influential learning and networking event on the international gaming industry calendar, has achieved a major coup by ...

Bulgaria – EGT ranked as one of Bulgaria’s most successful businesses

For another year in a row Euro Games Technology is recognised as one of the most successful companies in Bulgaria, ranking 11th in the Top 300 Business ...

US – Virgin Voyages selects Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System

Konami Gaming's SYNKROS casino management system has been selected by Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand that is shaking up the travel industry. ...

ICE – IGT to show Scarab Grand and Scarab Link at ICE

Building on the success of one of its top-performing titles, IGT will highlight its latest version of the player-favourite Scarab game with two new ...
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Germany – German Lotto and Totoblock welcome agreement on new State Treaty on Gaming

The 16 member companies of the German Lotto and Totoblocks (DLTB) have welcomed the agreement of the 16 countries on a new gaming treaty."We see the new regulation as a further confirmation of the lottery monopoly in Germany that is ...

Mexico – Crippling Quintana Roo casino tax law revoked after 19 days

Amidst a growing public outcry lawmakers for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo have repealed a new law which would have exempted the payment of taxes to those companies interested in setting up casinos. The law was in effect for only 19 days ...

Spain – Minister agrees that advertising rules need urgent reform

Alberto Garzón the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs has announced that the government intends to regulate advertising on a national level.According to Mr. Garzón the Ministry will work alongside the autonomous communities and meet with ...

Japan – Bribery scandal to delay Japan’s publication of Basic Policy

Japan will delay publication of the Basic Policy for its future casino industry until February, following the 500.com bribery case, with the government saying it needs more time to assess any change in public opinion.Four opposition parties; ...
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Malta – Play’n GO release vampiric slot sequel

Play’n GO have released their latest title, Wild Blood II, a fantasy-themed vampiric sequel to their 2013 slot Wildblood.The release continues the slot specialists commitment to releasing a record number of games for 2020, with a wide range of themes and game types in the pipeline. Wild Blood II sees the action upgraded from the original 5x3 grid with 15 paylines, to a 6x4 payways grid featuring over 4,000 payways.Set during the era ...

Malta – Betsoft releases Super Sweets slot

Betsoft Gaming is reinforcing its reputation for cinematic gaming with its latest release Super Sweets. A 5 x 3 video slot experience with 5 reels and 10 ...

Italy – EGT Interactive’s online casino slots make Italian debut with Bgame Srl

EGT’s portfolio of online casino slots has gone live in Italy for the first time through the operator network of Bgame Srl.EGT Interactive has secured ...

US – Scientific Games launches Free Rounds feature in New Jersey

Scientific Games has launched its Free Rounds feature to operating partners in New Jersey. Free Rounds delivers on the promise of the company’s OpenGaming ...

ICE – nanocosmos to present new ABR support to nanoStream Cloud

At ICE 2020, nanocosmos will be presenting the new Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) support to its nanoStream Cloud, including nanoStream H5Live Player for ...
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