02, Oct, 2017

At least 58 people have been killed and more than 500 injured after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas in what has been called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, according to press reports.

29, Sep, 2017

Although far from mainstream, some big names have recently announced they are taking a bet on skill-based products to draw in the younger demographic.

Australia’s Crown Resorts and Chill Gaming – a 50/50 joint venture between Crown and New Gaming Pty Ltd, owned by Wymac Gaming Solutions – plans to deploy a suite of skill-based electronic games after showcasing prototypes at gaming shows.

29, Sep, 2017

The technological changes to gambling are too numerous to mention. Notable examples include virtual reality, augmented reality, betting on professional video games (esports), gambling with virtual items (skins), gambling using blockchain and cryptocurrencies, skilled video gambling machines, and of course social media as a marketing and communication platform.

29, Sep, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions in the social casino space have been rife since the turn of the decade, with blockbuster deals worth hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars becoming commonplace.

But not many industry observers foresaw Sydney-listed Aristocrat Leisure’s recent takeover of  sraeli-headquartered strategy and role-playing games developer Plarium. The deal includes a US$500 million upfront payment plus an earn-out arrangement, which implies a multiple of 10x the last 12 months’ EBITDA at year end.

29, Sep, 2017

The Innovation Group (TIG) is pleased to announce that Michael Zhu, senior vice president of the company’s international division, has become a partner in the firm.

28, Sep, 2017

Gaming solutions supplier Aristocrat Technologies will commence direct sales and service to Class 3 operators in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg as of October 1, 2017.

28, Sep, 2017

International Game Technology (IGT), has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Ainsworth Game Technology.

28, Sep, 2017

Aristocrat in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will premiere the WESTWORLD Slot Game based on HBO’s hit TV show WESTWORLD at Global Gaming Expo 2017 (G2E) in Las Vegas.

28, Sep, 2017

Casinos appear to be struggling to appeal to the next generation of gambler, with slots in particular looking tired to the younger audience. So could skill-based games be the answer, or will the savvy millennial gamer quickly see the odds are still stacked in favor of the house?

Although far from mainstream, some big names have recently announced they are taking a bet on skill-based products to draw in the younger demographic.

27, Sep, 2017

Gaming supplier Novomatic says it has halted its plans for an initial public offering over regulatory uncertainty in Germany, one of its most important markets.

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