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France – Japanese owners of GPI to axe 80 jobs

The Japanese owners of Angel France, a French subsidiary of Gaming Partners International corporation (GPIC (formerly Bourgogne & Grasset),want to lay off 80 employees out of 105. They have presented a PSE to elected staff presented a collective redundancy project for economic reasons concerning 80 of the 105 employees at its two sites in Savigny-les-Beaune…

Japan – Matsui releases chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect

Matsui Gaming has developed a new line of casino chips with Nova Guard Chip Protect which kills microorganisms, stopping their growth or spread. The antimicrobial material is added into the plastic rim and center decal, but doesn’t alter the look, feel or weight of the chip. Managing Director of Matsui Asia Shigeki Machida, said: “We…

Costa Rica – TCS John Huxley America working with Casino Concorde to re-open safely

Casino Concorde is located in the heart of San Jose the capital of Costa Rica, and one of the most well-known casinos in the region. Although casinos in Costa Rica have yet to be given a date to reopen, Casino Concorde has been working on a range of health and safety measures that will provide…

UK – NRM Group presents ‘life-changing’ CHIPS chair

NRM Group has celebrated its partnership with industry charity CHIPS, presenting the first NRM/Connected Entertainment funded bespoke powered wheelchair to 12-year-old Sofie Davidson from Middlesbrough. The presentation to Sofie and mum Lisa took place at NRM’s Head Office in Hessle, near Hull. Sofie lives with Spina Bifida and Scoliosis which severely restricts the movement in…

US – Encore Boston Harbor chooses GPI for its live gaming

Gaming Partners International (GPI), a leading provider of casino currency, playing cards, dice, table layouts, gaming tables and accessories announces they have received a significant order from Encore Boston Harbor in Massachusetts. The Wynn Resorts property is slated to open in June 2019. GPI is supplying the property with over 200 custom (Wynn) designed gaming…

UK – CHIPS confirm September date for flagship Charity Golf Tournament

CHIPs, the gaming industry charity that’s raised over £2m to fund a total of 535 bespoke powered wheel chairs for children with severe mobility issues, has confirmed that its flagship charity golf tournament will once again be held at the prestigious Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd September. The CHIPS Charity Golf day, which attracts…

Asia – Angel completes acquisition of Gaming Partners

Gaming Partners International has now completed the closing of the previously announced merger contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 27, 2018, with Angel Holdings Godo Kaisha and AGL Nevada Corporation, pursuant to which GPIC became a wholly owned subsidiary of Angel. GPIC stockholders are entitled to receive $13.75 in…

UK – Clarion Gaming to present CHIPS powered wheelchairs at ICE London

Clarion Gaming will be using ICE London, its flagship event, to present two bespoke powered wheelchairs as part of its partnership programme with children’s charity CHIPS. Born out of the gaming industry, CHIPS has donated 520 wheelchairs to children with severe mobility issues. Chairs, which are designed for the specific needs of each child, cost…

Japan – Angel Holdings buys Gaming Partners International for $110m

Angel Holdings Godo Kaisha, an Asia-facing playing card manufacturer, has bought Gaming Partners International for $110m. GPI confirmed it had entered into a ‘merger agreement with Angel pursuant to which Angel will acquire GPIC for cash.’ The consideration to be paid to GPIC’s stockholders will be $13.75 in cash for each share of GPIC common…