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New openings drive Genting gaming volume: RHB

The rollout of new facilities at Resorts World Genting has helped to boost gaming volumes in Q1 and the operator is well placed to...

Genting launches VR zone with The Void

Genting Malaysia has added a virtual reality zone to its Resorts World Genting property, in conjunction with The Void, which plans “aggressive expansion” across Asia.

Nazara Games snaps up casual gaming startup

India-based Nazara Games has acquired a majority stake in a Chennai-based gaming startup - NextWave Multimedia, local media reports. The deal represents the company’s first...

MGM Grand brings VR arena to Las Vegas

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is bringing a “free-roaming” VR experience to its property, powered by Australia-based VR company Zero Latency. Launching on September...

Unity Technologies to contribute to VR/AR gambling conference

Amir Ebrahimi, the main programming engineer at Unity Technologies, will speak in the Developer stream at the inaugural VR/AR technologies in gambling conference. Ebrahimi will...

Bigger and brighter seen as short-term future of game design

Gaming suppliers, facing the challenge of changing audience demographics and new technology, needs to move to “bigger and brighter” machines to lure clients into...

The year ahead – David Green

1) Regulators and policymakers alike will come under increasing pressure to address issues such as the integrity of sports betting, whether social gaming should...

VR gambling to grow 800 percent by 2021

Gross wagers from virtual reality gambling will grow nearly 800 percent over the next five years, according to a report released by Juniper Research...

Off to the races with virtual reality

What do virtual reality, touchscreens and social media have to do with the future of racing? According to experts, it’s this type of technology that could be key to ensuring the "old fashioned" sport of racing keeps up with the times, and as usual the Hong Kong Jockey Club is leading the way. But will others in Asia follow? 

Taking gaming to a new reality

Virtual reality is being tipped for huge global expansion as operators and suppliers seek to lure the tech savvy millennial market, and while Asia is seen as lagging the U.S. in introducing VR machines onto casino floors they won’t be far behind. According to JPMorgan, the development of the VR industry is still in its early stages, but the potential global market could reach $13.5 billion by 2020. The virtual experience won't appeal to all gamers, but if developers can get the product right, there is a sizeable niche. 

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