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Fireworks and a concert by rocker Lenny Kravitz heralded the opening of the SLS Las Vegas at midnight Aug. 22, signaling the entry of the stylish SLS Hotels brand—SLS stands for Style, Luxury and Service—popular in South Beach Miami, Los Angeles and New York...

If your goal is to attract new customers to your casino resort, you must offer clean, comfortable accommodations in conjunction with an engaged and knowledgeable staff. Obvious, right? Yet as an industry in general, while we are quick to recognize the need for well-trained staff, we tend to fall...

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) lived up to its nickname “The Biggest Little Trade Show in Indian Gaming” during its 20th anniversary annual conference Aug. 12-14 in Oklahoma City. With a record number of attendees topping 2,400, a sold-out exhibit floor...

The 2014 mid-term elections are only one month away, and 87 percent of Americans surveyed disapprove of the job Congress is doing, regardless of their party affiliations. Sounds like wholesale changes are in store in the U.S. House and Senate. Not necessarily so. Although there will...

Cyprus will grant its first casino license within a year, according to government sources. Aimed primarily at attracting foreign investors, the first casino resort will be large-scale and will be part of a five-star hotel with at least 500 rooms. Once complete, the new casino resort will be one of the largest...

The last 18 months have seen a tsunami of consolidation roll through the gaming supplier industry as companies snapped up a bevy of competitors and complementary businesses, and the wave may have yet to crest.

For the last six or so years, Todd Eilers, director of research for Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based Eilers Research, said he’s heard the chatter calling for consolidation on the gaming equipment side. “That there’s too many suppliers, and there’s too much duplicate R&D and overhead in the industry...

It’s midmorning, and Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs is breezing out the front door of the Las Vegas offices of WMS to say goodbye to a visitor. “You’re a bit early [for the interview], aren’t you?” he says as he passes by. “I’ll be right back.” And minutes later, he’s bounded back up...

Six years after the governor of Kentucky used an ancient anti-slot machine law to seize online gaming domain names, the owners of those names won a court victory: The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Interactive Gaming Council could represent the operators. After more than...

This year we have seen the complete transformation of the gaming manufacturer. In simple terms, there are now two massive groups: Scientific Games and GTECH, and what seems like a number of specialist companies. Both of these massive groups are, at least on the surface, very similar in their...