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Golden Entertainment closes in on $850 million acquisition

After the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the deal last Thursday, Golden Entertainment is closing on a $850 million deal to purchase four new land based casinos. It’s anticipated that the acquisition of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, as well as the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, will double the revenue of …

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Forward Momentum… Caesars Entertainment announces new Board of Governance

Having completed the final chapter of its two-year Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) bankruptcy restructure, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) has appointed a new Board of Directors to lead its business. The high profile CEC board will be led by former Walt Disney and Ernest & Young leadership executive James S Hunt, who has extensive experience in corporate governance for leisure …

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Scientific Games buys Blackjack security specialist Tech Art Las Vegas

Issuing a market update, Nasdaq-listed gambling technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) continues its M&A expansion acquiring Las Vegas Blackjack ‘hole reader’ and games specialist Tech Art Inc for an undisclosed sum. Updating stakeholders, SGC governance detailed that the acquisition would boost the firm’s casino-based security provisions. Tech Art is a fully licensed casino equipment manufacturer for all US jurisdictions. …

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Golden Race to introduce new competition games in Las Vegas

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Golden Race has chosen Las Vegas, “the city of casinos par excellence”, as the place to introduce its new competition games to the sports betting and gaming industry. The virtual sports supplier, a Gold sponsor at the recent Betting on Sports conference, will be showcasing its new American Football and 3×3 Basketball products at next month’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) …

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Saving Las Vegas: Can esports be the hero casinos need?

As casinos look to counteract an aging demographic of customers and players, one industry many operators are looking to is esports. This is understandable given the typical demographic of esports fans, which in particular titles’ scenes at least, is notably older than many outsiders would (and regularly do) presume. They aren’t all kids. A recent story on Fox Business opened …

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Vegas portfolio gains see Boyd Gaming confident of hitting 2017 targets

New York-listed US Casino group Boyd Gaming Plc (Boyd) is confident of hitting its 2017 full-year corporate targets and expectations, following its best ‘quarter results’ in nearly ten years. Updating investors of Q2 2017 results (period ending 30 June), Boyd reported a 10% uplift in group new revenues to $599 million (Q2 2016: $544 million). Driven by enterprise growth across …

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Galaxy Gaming promotes Todd P Cravens to CEO

US Nasdaq-listed casino games developer Galaxy Gaming has confirmed the promotion of Todd P Cravens to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking over leadership of the firm from Robert Saucier. Cravens is promoted to CEO, having most recently served as President of Business Development for the Las Vegas based games developer. A seasoned US gambling industry executive, Cravens has held senior …

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McGregor’s punchy press performances proving popular with punters

Almost as anticipated as the fight itself, last week’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor press conferences have evoked the imagination of punters. The tenacity of McGregor appears to have renewed faith from punters that he has something unpredictable planned for 26 August. Paddy Power’s Lee Evans told SBC: “We were forced to cut the odds on McGregor …

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Las Vegas relocation sees Toni Korsanos step down as CFO of Aristocrat Leisure

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology firm Aristocrat Leisure is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following the decision of current incumbent Toni Korsanos not to relocate to Las Vegas. Following a corporate restructure, Aristocrat has plans to relocate its executive management team to Las Vegas, moving the company closer to its main market. However, Korsanos who has acted as CFO …

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Mark Frissora pushes for Caesars global comeback

Mark Frissora ,CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC), is set to implement an aggressive global expansion strategy with CEC looking to grow its corporate assets ‘beyond gambling’. Last week, Frissora confirmed the appointment of two key executive hires, placing former Hard Rock International VP Marco Roca as new ‘President of Global Development’ and leisure sector M&A veteran Michael Daly as ‘VP …

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