The Indian state of Goa could see a casino gaming industry worth as much as $1 billion in gross gaming revenue as it makes the transition from riverboats to land-based casinos, according to Union Gaming Securities Asia. "The introduction of the country's first true integrated resorts should result in expansive growth in gaming revenue given significant pent-up demand for a high-quality gaming/entertainment experience," analyst Grant Govertsen said.
TGG Takara Gaming Group will soon allow programmers in Cambodia to develop games through its open-source technology. The company is sending its machines to Cambodia's Golden Crown Casino and Super Rich Casino and Resort.
Casino Cosmopol in Sweden has signed a deal to receive slots, poker, tables, visitor registration, cash desk and business intelligence management systems from Playtech's Intelligent Gaming Systems. "This success underlines our position as the leading systems supplier to the European casino industry," said Martin Sykes, Intelligent Gaming Systems' managing director.
New Jersey's online gaming revenue rose 30% last year to $221.3 million compared with 2016, according to the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement. Another $24.3 million came from online poker, bringing the total tax dollars earned from online games in 2017 to $43 million.
A virtual reality experience is headed to the "Big Apple" roller coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas starting Feb. 7. The 4,777-foot-long ride will be upgraded with 3D footage of an aerial ride over the Nevada desert and the Strip amid an alien invasion.
The Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force issued recommendations this week urging lawmakers to allow Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to move onto land. The task force also proposed that the gaming floor cap of 30,000 square feet be traded out for a gaming positions number of up to 2,365 gaming seats.
PokerStars became the first online poker business to allow players in Spain and France to play alongside each other in cash games and tournaments this week. "Having a strong, competitive regulated offering -- which comes from combining player pools -- has proven to be attractive to consumers who might otherwise be choosing to play on un-licensed and potentially unsafe sites," said Guy Templer of Stars Interactive Group.
The $920 million Resorts World Catskills is due to open in February, and the owners are adding the $150 million Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark. The project is expected to create 250 construction jobs and is 35% complete, but an opening date hasn't been announced.
MGM Growth Properties has made an offer to buy Vici Properties, which manages 20 properties operated by Caesars Entertainment. Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip is among them.
Ourgame Holdings is in the process of purchasing three Chinese companies involved in creating mobile gaming products. By 2019, the gaming giant also intends to build 10 esports arenas in China and the US, starting with the Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino, which will debut March 22.
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