Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in California is adding to its gaming space, upgrading amenities and creating a new bar and lounge. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians also plans to install 800 new machines and table games and construct a second parking garage.
Roughly 3.4 million visitors arrived in Macau in August, a boost of 18.7% from 2017, according to the Statistics and Census Service. Monthly casino gross gaming revenue in August jumped 17.1% year over year to almost $3.29 billion.
FunFair Technologies has introduced a blockchain casino called CasinoFair based on the concept of fairness. "It will never hold custody of player funds, with all gaming session funds held in escrow and distributed immediately to the player and house when the game ends, while its FairChecker feature ensures provably fair gameplay, preventing either party from tampering with the outcome," the company says.
Two surveys showed that Enid, Okla., residents would support a casino. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is hoping to develop a gaming venue and presented its proposal to authorities last week.
The luxury sector can take a lesson from lifestyle hotels that have attracted guests by offering unique experiences. "The new luxury hotel is defined by the offering of high-quality, one-of-a-kind hotel experiences, which focus on what is important to the guest whilst forgoing the superfluous," said Guy Cooke of WATG Strategy.
Atlantic City visitor counts rose by more than 260,000 this summer compared with last year. Gaming revenue rose $54.8 million, and the casino industry hired close to 6,700 more people.
Mainland China saw an increase in lottery sales of 61.9% to $7.99 billion in July compared with the same month last year. The boost was aided by sports lottery sales, which rose 117.5%, thanks to the FIFA World Cup.
Online operator Casino GrandBay has signed a deal with Betsoft Gaming to offer several of Betsoft's titles. The Curacao-based company will roll out games from the popular Slots3 series as part of a promotion.
Colombia's gaming regulator, Coljuegos, has granted an online gaming license to Meridian Gaming, which will offer betting on sports events. Two more licensed websites could be up and running by year's end.
Melco International's Cyprus satellite casinos in Larnaca, Nicosia and Paphos will open later this year. A fourth facility in Ayia Napa will welcome guests in the spring.
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