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In the Spotlight, August 2014

By Nikki Villoria

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Nikki Villoria

He has entertained on stage and television, now he’s revealing years of entertainment on digital screens accompanied by music and motion. David Copperfield, named by Forbes as “the most commercially successful magician in history,” is at it again, this time on the casino floor. The illusionist...

Latin American News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

Puerto Rico has seen the closure of another casino as illegal gaming continues to spread throughout the island with lawmakers and industry professional calling for urgent action on the issue. The Mayagüez Resort & Casino, one of the oldest casinos on the island, was the latest casino to close its...

In the Spotlight, July 2014

By Marian Green

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Marian Green

With its sleek lines and infinity-edge, high-definition monitors, Aristocrat Technologies’ Helix slant-top cabinet looks more akin to a high-end television or smartphone than a piece of gaming hardware.
The high-tech features and cutting-edge aesthetics represent a major part of its appeal, said Matt Wilson...

FinCEN Calls for Industry Compliance

By Marian Green

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Marian Green

The gaming industry got a wake-up call at last year’s Global Gaming Expo when Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, called for increased commitment from the industry toward its compliance responsibility to help protect the financial system...

European News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

In the Spotlight, June 2014

By Staff Reports

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Staff Reports

Drexel University students interested in casino operations management now have an opportunity for hands-on learning in a new, on-campus training lab, thanks to Bally Technologies’ donation of gaming machines. “We’re proud to partner with Drexel University to donate our gaming machines to their...

Latin America News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

A study carried out by this research group Quali on behalf of the Colombian Gaming Control Board (Coljuegos) has revealed that in 40 percent of households someone has gambled at least once within the last three months. The study, which was carried out in the cities of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín...

Las Vegas Sands Announces New Global Corporate Citizenship Program

By Marian Green

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Marian Green

Kicking off its new global corporate citizenship program called Sands Cares in April, Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced major commitments to the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the international nonprofit organization Clean the World...

European News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

Latin America News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

According to reports surfacing in local media, the government could soon green-light online betting on local soccer matches, but offshore operators will not be invited to bid for a license. Under current rules, only a very small number of local interactive betting sites are permitted to offer their services...