Melco bets on blockchain in innovation drive

Melco Resorts & Entertainment is increasingly bullish on the disruptive impact of blockchain technology on the casino floor, with projects already live and more in the pipeline. Heading up Melco’s blockchain activity is global chief information officer Avery Palos, who spoke to AGB about the way it can revolutionize the way casinos operate. Palos has spent almost six years with Melco, having joined from Las Vegas Sands in 2014, and he oversees the way technology is delivered across all facets of the company, with a focus on next generation tools including AI, big data, biometrics – and blockchain. “Melco CEO Lawrence Ho has been driving tech as an enabler for the casino industry for many years now,” Palos told AGB. “We recognise that blockchain technology has the potential to unleash a revolution across casino floors.” Palos initially became interested in blockchain technology a couple of years ago, reading and researching the topic against...

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