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Macau records 14th straight rise in monthly gross gaming revenues

Despite still recovering from the impact of the previous month’s Typhoon Hato and the comparably weaker tropical storm Pakhar, the over 30 casinos in Macau reportedly saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for September rise by some 16.1% year-on-year to reach approximately $2.65 billion. According to a report from GGRAsia citing official figures from the...

Macau Billionaire Poker to host new event Oct 25 & 26

This month, the Babylon Casino located at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf will play host to a new tournament ahead of the 2017 Boyaa Poker Tour Macau Finals. The finals begin on October 28th, but before the five-day event starts, Macau Billionaire Poker will be offering a new event titled the MBP 50K Fall Classic. This...

Nektan premieres German-language front-end at Vegas Baby

In response to client demand, mobile real-money gaming solutions and services provider Nektan has announced that the online casino at Vegas Baby has become the first to launch its front-end entirely in German. Last month saw Gibraltar-headquartered Nektan agree a deal to integrate its Evolve Lite aggregation innovation onto the HTML5 platform from Tyche Digital...

WSOPC Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event win goes to Justin Boggs

The Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino recently played host to the World Series of Poker Circuit, offering poker players the opportunity to enjoy quality tournament gaming. The most anticipated event on the schedule had to be the Main Event with a buy-in of $1,675. The event had 424 players competing, creating a total prize pool...

Construction on Live! Hotel and Casino expected to start next year

In Pennsylvania, the joint venture behind the proposed Live! Hotel and Casino has reportedly announced that it intends to start construction on the Philadelphia facility next year before opening the new $600 million property in 2020. According to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, the revelation from Stadium Casino LLP came after lawyers for...

No timetable yet for Japanese casino legislation

Despite being re-elected as the Prime Minister of Japan last month, Shinzo Abe (pictured) has reportedly yet to set a timetable for his government to bring the proposed casino-enabling Integrated Resort Implementation Bill before the nation’s legislators for debate. According to a report from Asia Gaming Brief, Keiichi Ishii from the coalition Komeito political party...

iGaming bill introduced at Michigan committee hearing

In Michigan, online gambling legalization is one step closer to becoming a reality, again, as a new piece of legislation was introduced earlier in the week and a hearing regarding the measure took place on Wednesday. H 4926 was introduced by Representative Brandt Iden before the state House Regulatory Reform Committee, to legalize iGaming and along with...

WeChat Pay payments to be accepted at three Galaxy Entertainment properties

Three properties of Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd in Macau will now offer a new payment method, thanks to a new partnership with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau) Ltd. Visitors to the Macau properties will now be able to use a mobile payment method known as WeChat Pay to enjoy the facility’s offerings. According...

AGEM Index reveals positive September results

The latest monthly investigation from the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) into the stock performance of major listed casino equipment suppliers has reportedly revealed that the overall sector chalked up a 24th consecutive increase for September. According to a report from GGRAsia, the group’s AGEM Index report for last month showed that the composite...

Ho-Chunk Nation holds ribbon cutting for casino expansion

After winning a major victory in federal court on October 25, the Ho-Chunk Nation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg casino on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The Ho-Chunk Nation broke ground on a $33 million casino expansion project at its Wittenberg facility in Wisconsin in September 2016. The now completed gaming expansion increases...
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