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AGE seminars highlight determination to overcome crisis

AGE seminars highlight determination to overcome crisis

The opinions shared during the Australasian Gaming Expo seminars highlighted the industry’s collection determination to overcome the challenges of Covid-19 and get back to business, according to Chris Muir, CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association. 

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When the pandemic hit, the gaming industry was particularly vulnerable as it’s based on tourism, entertainment and human interaction. Everything began to shut down worldwide with many furloughed workers. We were in uncharted territory with numerous unknowns.

Crown Sydney on track for Dec. opening

Crown Resorts said its new luxury resort in Sydney is still on track to open in December this year, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19.

Lotto NZ apologizes for poor tech

Lotto NZ CEO Chris Lyman has apologized for some of the glitches in online services amidst a spike in gambling activity and said the company expects to have completely revamped its technology by 2024.

Matsui introduces antimicrobial chips

The Matsui Group has launched a range of antimicrobial casino chips designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. 
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Singapore sees delays in casino expansion

Singapore Tourism Board CEO Keith Tan said he expects the island nation’s two IRs to move ahead with their plans to expand their resorts, but that delays are “inevitable” given the Covid-19 situation.

Wynn says Macau marketing war unlikely

Wynn Macau doesn’t foresee Macau’s six operators undertaking a major marketing push or promotional push to win back clients and expects there to be plenty of business once travel resumes.

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Regulating the Game organizers mulls postponing event 

The organizers behind the “Regulating the Game” seminar, held during the week of the Australasian Gaming Expo says it has begun exploring the possibility of “pushing the course back to later in the year.”
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LVS-AAEC Macau court case continuation scheduled for September

After hearing further testimony, the Macau court judging the $12.1 billion court case between Asian American Entertainment Corporation (AAEC) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has scheduled the continuation of the proceedings for September 20th.

PAGCOR H1 gaming income down 20%

The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has announced a near 20 percent drop in income from gaming operations in H1 as the Covid pandemic forced the closure of properties.

WDTS gets $35m investment from Beach Point

Walker Digital Table Systems has announced a $35 million strategic investment by Beach Point Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar investment manager with a sizable portfolio in the casino gaming industry.

Star says Sydney closure extended, Queensland eases

Australia's Star Entertainment said its casino in Sydney will remain closed until August 28th due the government's lockdown restrictions for the city and surrounding area, but operating restrictions have eased in Queensland.