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US – Sands says ‘great strides’ have been made despite Texas hold up

Efforts to bring resort casinos and sports betting to the state of Texas have failed at the legislative committee stage with discussions on proposed new laws not being held before a legislative deadline set by the State Affairs Committee. The vote to discuss House Joint Resolution 133 before the May 31 end to the legislative…

US – Sands launches multi-million dollar ad campaign to bring casinos to Texas

Las Vegas Sands will launch a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to promote its aim of opening a casino in Texas with a series of TV and radio ads. Sands is financing the campaign under the banner of its new Texas Destination Resort Alliance, which has unveiled a website. The first half-minute ad to launch informed Texans…

US – Sands says a casino being developed in Texas is ‘inevitable’

Las Vegas Sands has said the Dallas-Fort Worth area would be its preferred location for a casino resort in Texas, adding that legalising casinos in the the Lone Star State is ‘inevitable.’ The Dallas Morning News quoted Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of government affairs for Las Vegas Sands, as saying: “We’ll look at the…

US – AGS completes move into slot route operating with Integrity purchase

PlayAGS has completed the purchase of Integrity Gaming, increasing AGS’ recurring revenue footprint by more than 2,700 Class III and Class II games in Oklahoma and Texas, including slot machines manufactured by various slot suppliers in approximately 30 tribal casinos. AGS Senior Vice President of Slot Products Andrew Burke said: “We are thrilled to have…

US – AGS buys Integrity Gaming to get a strong foothold in Oklahoma and Texas

AGS has bought Integrity Gaming, a company that has already worked with many of the tribal gaming operators in in Oklahoma and Texas, for US$49m Integrity generated revenue of USD$16m and pre-synergy EBITDA of approximately USD$9m in 2017. As a result of revenue optimization and other efficiencies, the Company expects that adjusted EBITDA will grow…

US – AGS buys installed base of 1,600 Class II Games

AGS has acquired an installed base of approximately 1,600 Class II gaming machines across the United States that were operated by Rocket Gaming Systems. This all-cash asset purchase expands AGS’s already extensive Class II footprint and will position the Company for further growth in the Class II market with its industry-leading slot content and platforms…

US – Choctaw Nation completes expansion in Grant

Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant in Texas has completed a $50m expansion project that has created more than 100 new jobs for local residents. The expanded resort and gaming amenities include the new West Wing tower with 96 well-appointed rooms, including 23 suites, a deluxe resort pool, an exclusive poker room, the country’s only Chili’s…

China – Wynn Resorts makes pledge to disasters in Macau and Texas

Wynn Resorts will contribute MOP30m ($3.75m) to assist families and local businesses in recovery from the affects of the typhoon in Macau. The company said it will ‘continue its aggressive community volunteer efforts, which began immediately after the typhoon, in which hundreds of Wynn employees distributed water and supplies to the community, and now continue…

US – Texas and Illinois considering casino bills

Texas, the second largest state in the United States, and Illinois, the sixth most populous, are both looking at the economic benefits of introducing casino gaming with new bills this week. Chicago is in the running to get its first ever casino as part of a proposal to expand gambling in Illinois that would see…