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.
E-Gaming has installed more than 4,000 gaming terminals in Spain, expanded its online casino software capabilities and plans to release its games on three virtual casinos in Belgium shortly. "We are seeking to increase our manufacturing capacity to fulfill the demand from several markets," the company's Urbain Thewissen said.
Tangelo Games has garnered more than 1 million monthly users with its social games geared toward Spanish-speaking players. The company wants to collaborate with physical casinos and intends to roll out a new mobile suite for Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking players soon, according to President Vicenc Marti.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has agreed to regulate skill-based games and is expected to apply new license fees and rules by the end of April. "Our goal is to make it easy to identify the people doing this legitimately and make it easy to weed out and shut down the illegal slot machines," said spokeswoman Jessica Franks.
The unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas property will become a casino resort called The Drew Las Vegas with around 4,000 rooms, retail, dining, convention and meeting space and other amenities. Construction will begin this year, and the new resort will open in 2020.
Caesars Entertainment will soon adopt a new policy in which it will check guests' hotel rooms once a day, regardless of "Do Not Disturb" signs. The operator is also considering giving employees panic buttons to use whenever they feel they could be in danger.
The D Las Vegas will be the first casino in downtown Las Vegas to welcome a mechanical horse racing game from Konami called "Fortune Cup." "'Fortune Cup' is our way of paying homage to the games that made us fall in love with Las Vegas in the first place," D Las Vegas CEO Derek Stevens said.
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino General Manager Shannon Keel is looking for more ways hourly employees can become involved in the community and in charitable events such as roadside cleanups in Reno, Nev. In addition, the casino is getting new carpeting, additional table games, more slots and devices at each table that help reduce cigarette odor.
Atari is planning to debut a cryptocurrency called the Atari Token, along with the retro-themed Pong Token, through a deal with Infinity Networks. The company has also partnered with Pariplay to operate casino platforms in which players can use either existing cryptocurrencies or real money to bet.
The Parisian Macau has topped 5 billion social media impressions since it opened its doors in September 2016, CEO Sheldon Adelson says. The owner, Sands China, also welcomed 25% more visitors to its Macau properties last year, logging 92 million visits.
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