If MGM Resorts switches its attention to Boston, industry experts believe the tribal operators of Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino are top candidates to take over its Springfield, Mass., casino. The company is reportedly in talks to purchase an upcoming casino being built outside Boston by Wynn Resorts, which would prohibit it from continuing its Springfield project due to license limitations in Massachusetts.
The Horseshoe Southern Indiana riverboat casino has gained approval from Harrison County to move onto land. The casino will present its plans for a $90 million facility to the Indiana Gaming Commission next week.
An eco-friendly shuttle bus service will roll out from Sociedade de Jogos de Macau in May. More buses powered by electricity and compressed natural gas will be introduced in phases to support the government's mission of replacing casino shuttle bus fleets with new-energy transports.
Evolution Gaming saw a 30% first-quarter profit growth year over year. The provider of live-dealer online casino technology launched new products during the quarter, including "RNG Roulette" and "Lightning Roulette," and opened its first studio outside Europe.
Junket operators in Macau have denied working with Lantai Digital Application Technology, which announced this week that its digital tokens could be used in Macau casinos. The company has since issued an apology for asserting otherwise but plans to continue to trade its cryptocurrency.
The "Reels of Wealth" slot game will be released April 28 by online software provider BetSoft. The game includes the "Megastar Jackpot" mini game and boasts themed images of jewels, cash and gold.
Wynn Resorts' largest shareholder, Elaine Wynn, has called for an overhaul of the company's board to help the company restore its reputation. She recently settled litigation against her ex-husband for $25 million and agreed to drop her claims against Wynn Resorts.
Pennsylvania's sixth mini-casino auction ended without any bids Wednesday. The state's Gaming Control Board could decide to hold another auction round that would welcome bids from an expanded pool of qualified bidders.
Sands China is hopeful that its $1.1 billion transformation of Sands Cotai Central into The Londoner will help its case when Macau begins issuing new gaming licenses in the coming years. The renovation should be completed in 2020, two years before the company's gaming license expires, along with those of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Wynn Macau and Melco Resorts.
A proposal under consideration in Sweden would put stronger measures in place against operators who run illegal online gaming websites. The new legislation could come into effect in January and set the license for a combined casino and sports betting operation at about $84,000.