The VIP gaming sector at Crown Melbourne in Australia increased 37.5% in the six months leading up to December. The boost is thanks in large part to the return of foreign high-rollers, many from Asia.
Gamblica is entering the blockchain world on March 1 with 80 million GMBC tokens for sale. The gaming platform will roll out the same amount during four more sale stages and plans to open an alpha version of its casino in June.
Online poker rooms in New Jersey hit an all-time revenue low for January, falling to $1.95 million. Meanwhile, virtual slots and other online casino games hit more than $20 million during the month.
LongRunn International Group has reportedly set its sights on Yeongjong Island in South Korea for a new casino resort. The company has purchased an 818,000-square-foot property in the area for its $4 billion Diamond City project, which will include a casino, hotel, mall, theme parks, schools and residential units.
Endorphina has launched a digital five-reel slot game called "Little Panda" at online operators like Videoslots Casino. The title allows opportunities to double winnings with additional betting during base play and special bonus rounds.
The recent opening of MGM Cotai and MGM Resorts' ongoing expansion in Las Vegas could spell good news for the company during the rest of the year. "We think that 2018 is going to be a very strong year for our company based on what we see here in Vegas and in Macau and in our regional properties," CEO Jim Murren said.
Artificial intelligence is changing the casino landscape, with virtual agents now able to understand players better and offer a more personalized experience than ever before, Tony Bradley writes. The technology also allows operators to identify players who may be headed toward gaming addiction or pinpoint cheating in online casinos.
Quasar Gaming has signed a deal to offer games from Oryx Gaming across its OVO Casino and Quasar Casino brands. The deal will give Quasar Gaming access to titles from Amatic, Microgaming, Reel Time Gaming, Evolution, Game Art, Gamomat and Kalamba Games.
The tribal Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Arizona will hold a grand opening ceremony Friday for its 122-room hotel. The hotel houses an indoor swimming pool, an entertainment and conference facility, coffee shop, retail outlet and meeting space.
The Southside Economic Development District in Louisiana is hoping for a riverboat casino in Monroe to cash in on extra jobs and money lost to casinos in Shreveport and Vicksburg. To make a new casino a reality, the state would have to declare the Ouachita River a gaming waterway and issue a license to the city.
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