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Vantiv sets out education agenda for GiGse

Cincinnati-based Vantiv Entertainment Solutions is the headline sponsor of the 2017 edition of GiGse, which is being held for the first time at San Diego’s Marriott Marquis Marina (26 – 28 April).

Joe Pappano, SVP & Managing Director, looks ahead to the event and provides his views on the evolution of the gambling landscape in the United States as well as the challenges facing payments solution providers.

Why experts are calling Hard Rock casino a 'win-win' for Atlantic City, but still 'cautious' on Shore town's future

Gaming experts are bullish on Atlantic City and the empty Taj Mahal after its new owner, Hard Rock International, unveiled its nearly $400 million plan to transform the property into a "true entertainment destination."

Experts, however, remain "cautious" about the Shore town's future and warned that recovery won't happen overnight.

A rendering shows some of the changes coming to the former Trump Taj Mahal casino 

Greek casino market hit by delays at Elliniko

A series of delays and setbacks jeopardize the largest privatization in Greece and one of the biggest real estate projects in Europe: the redevelopment of Athens’s former airport area at Elliniko. This affects in a great way the already crisis-hit Greek casino market, because one of the first construction projects that is to be built on the land is an integrated casino resort facing the Agios Kosmas marina.

Greece's leading Gaming & Lotter company, OPAP to raise 200m in expectation of VLT operation

OPAP, Greece’s leading gaming and lottery company aims to raise up to 200m through a bond issue in order to finance it’s investment of 35.000 VLTs.

The bond issue, is expected to roll out until the end of March, not only will provide the state-run with much needed liquidity in a cash-starved economy, but will also act as a vote of confidence, just before the launch of the much-anticipated VLT operation.

Real Money Casino Games vs Fun Casino

The online gambling market has seen consistent growth since the early days when online casinos offered little more than portals to place fairly basic bets. The first online casino came into being in 1996 and gave players the chance to play 18 games. Since those days, the industry has expanded rapidly and there are now thousands of reputable places where you can play casino games online like webxcon for example