In the immortal words of Yogi Berra: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Despite this, some things may safely be said about the future of the gaming market in Atlantic City. One thing we know for certain is that Atlantic City will never return to its heyday, when gaming revenues there rivaled those of the Las Vegas strip. Competition from neighboring states is probably the greatest single factor that caused the downturn, resulting in the closing of several casinos.
It’s not surprising that the initial response by the authorities in Manila to a rampaging gunman, setting fire to gaming tables in the Resorts World casino was to suspect an act of terrorism - especially as ISIS opportunistically claimed the attack as their own. As the investigation progressed, the authorities have dismissed any terrorist or political motivation. The attack was simply a someone with a gambling problem intent on stealing chips! Regardless of the motivation, the outcome was dreadful: 37 people killed and many more injured.
The companies, FBM, Wins Systems and Zitro have teamed up to offer a great party full of fun and excitement during the week of the international trade show G2E in Las Vegas. Under the motto "The Great Pack Party", these three companies will offer all their guests a unique event, to be held in one of the most emblematic venues in the city.
Ahead of next week’s Sports Betting USA webinar on the 15th August (register here) exploring how leagues are preparing for possible scenarios coming out of the Supreme Court ruling in the New Jersey sports betting case, Ewa Bakun, Head of Content at Clarion Gaming, shares her insights.
South Korea wants casino expansion but is its economic model viable? By David McKee
With Japanese casinos still somewhere in the hazy yon and the Chinese government turning the pressure on Macao up and down like the burners on a stove, South Korea and Singapore are where the action is. However there’s one significant difference between the two: if you’re a South Korean you can’t gamble in your native land. Almost.
Glyn Thomas catches up with Derik Mooberry, Group Chief Executive – Gaming, Scientific Games, at the recent G2E Asia event in Macau
The data centre industry looks set to cash in on the rapid growth of the online gambling businesses. With online gambling accounting for 33 per cent of all gambling in Britain, data centres with the low-latency and high uptime expected by online corporations stand to make the biggest gains. This is according to colocation provider, Aegis Data.
Online IPS, which provides payment solutions to business owners struggling with the routine merchant services, will be making its presence felt at Juegos Miami in a creative fashion. The company’s Brazilian Co-Founder, Witoldo Hendrich Jr., discusses the central role of Juegos Miami to the development of gaming in the region, the importance of engaging with governmental decision makers and what inspired them to sponsor a cigar event.
AGB today announced the winners of Asia Gaming Awards 2017, recognizing achievements from Asia’s leading land-based operators, suppliers and entrepreneurs.
European Casino Association announces 2017 European Dealer Champion as UK representative is named Maths Master