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Far East Consortium reports 4.6 percent increase in annual gaming revenue

Far East Consortium reported a 4.6 percent year-on-year increase in its gaming revenues for the year ending March 31, 2020. The firm noted that “gaming...

SA Gaming launches new side bet for Baccarat

SA Gaming has announced the launch of “Lucky Six” a new Side Bet for Baccarat, which features a maximum payout of up to 20x.  Lucky...

Habanero cooks up a feast with Hey Sushi

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has launched its latest immersive slot title, Hey Sushi. Set to be one of Habanero’s summer highlights, this...

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Trade body seen as way to improve industry image in Asia

Asian gaming firms may benefit from forming a network, or trade association, to promote the positive effects of IRs and overcome negative perceptions of the industry, a leading corporate image specialist says.

Caesars requires masks-on at all times at its properties

Caesars Entertainment Corp has implemented a universal mask policy across all of its properties starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020, according to a company announcement.  The...

Nomura ups estimates for Hilton/Marriott as outlook “less dire” 

Nomura said it’s raising its estimates for the Hilton and Marriott hotel groups as occupancy has shown slow but steady growth and been better than its “original more dire outlook.”

Ukraine parliament committee approves tax framework

A Ukraine parliamentary committee has approved the initial tax framework for its nascent gambling industry, setting a rate of 5 percent of gross gaming revenue for sportsbooks.

G2E Las Vegas to go ahead as planned

G2E Las Vegas will be one of the first major gaming exhibitions to run in 2020 since the global coronavirus lockdown.  In a press release,...

OMI adds another boost to QTech Games’ premier platform

QTech Games, Asia’s leading games distributor, has announced its latest supplier partnership with Swedish igaming provider, OMI Gaming. The Stockholm-based software studio has seamlessly integrated...

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