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American Gaming Association to Make Second Stop on American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour

Nationwide tour focuses on gaming’s impact on small businesses Washington, DC, May 25 – As a part of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign, the American Gaming Association (AGA) will take its American Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour to Regents Maintenance Supply in Missouri. The tour highlights casino gaming’s commitment to small businesses around the country, where 350,000 jobs are supported. AGA’s tour centers around a new report that details how the casino industry positively impacts small businesses nationwide. The report, The Gaming Industry’s Impact on Small Business Development in the United States, completed by Spectrum Gaming Group and commissioned by AGA, was released earlier this year. It examines nearly a dozen U.S. gaming markets and assesses casino gaming’s direct and indirect impact on local, small businesses. Researchers concluded that gaming’s widespread impact is felt in markets across the country, but has the largest impact in small to mid-sized… [continue reading]

Scientific Games to Provide End-to-End Gaming Solutions for Baha Mar Casino in The Bahamas

Company Awarded 30 Percent Floor Share; Provides Games, Systems, and Table Products For Opening Of Luxury Bahama Casino Resort LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2017 — Scientific Games Corporation today announced new agreements to provide an expansive range of casino systems solutions, table products, games and platforms at Baha Mar Casino in Nassau, The Bahamas for its 100,000 square foot casino, which held its soft opening on April 21, 2017. Alex W. Pariente, Executive Vice President, Casino Operations and Marketing at Baha Mar, said, “We are pleased that Scientific Games is our technology partner at our new sophisticated casino. Scientific Games provides us with a one-stop-shop, helping us efficiently run our gaming operations while delivering an engaging experience to our international guests.” Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said, “Our agreement with Baha Mar Casino truly showcases our ability to provide a floorwide gaming experience across an entire casino enterprise…. [continue reading]

Global Gaming Women Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2017 MGM Leadership Conference

GGW is proud to announce that it will award 15 scholarships to this year’s MGM Women’s Leadership Development Conference that will be held August 7 & 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This annual conference, presented by the MGM Resorts Foundation, is the nation’s forum to promote women’s personal and professional development and advancement. The purpose of the conference is to inspire women to seek their highest level of personal and professional growth. The Global Gaming Women Charitable Education Fund provides educational opportunities to women pursuing a career in gaming, and every year GGW offers assistance to attend MGM’s Women’s Leadership Conference to women employed privately in the gaming industry or by government agencies responsible for its regulation. The award will cover the registration cost of two day conference on August 7 & 8, 2017: it does not include any related travel expenses that may… [continue reading]

Konami Showcases Concerto SeleXion Multi-game at Peru Gaming Show 2017

Las Vegas, NV, May 23, 2017 – Konami Gaming, Inc. announced Concerto SeleXion as the focal point of this year’s Peru Gaming Show at Lima’s Jockey Exposition Center on June 21 to 22, 2017. Konami will feature a variety of leading Concerto KP3+ game themes and multi-game options for gaming professionals of the region to see and explore firsthand. The company’s Concerto video slots have seen outstanding global performance, which Konami is now combining with its popular SeleXion multi-game technology for even greater operator value and player entertainment. “Konami’s SeleXion multi-game has a strong track record of performance and profitability that our casino customers across Latin America have long recognized since it first arrived on Podium,” said Eduardo Aching, vice president, international sales at Konami Gaming, Inc. “Our Concerto SeleXion is created with the same commitment to quality and proven game math that customers have enjoyed with Podium; and because… [continue reading]

AGA CEO Geoff Freeman to Deliver Opening Keynote at East Coast Gaming Congress

Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman will deliver the opening keynote address at the East Coast Gaming Congress next Thursday, May 25, in Atlantic City, NJ. Freeman will discuss what the Trump Administration means for the gaming industry and outline areas where the industry can expand in the months and years ahead. WHO: American Gaming Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman WHAT: Opening Keynote at East Coast Gaming Congress WHEN: Thursday, May 25 8:30 A.M. ET WHERE: East Coast Gaming Congress, Harrah’s Resort Casino Waterfront Conference Center, 777 Harrah’s Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 MEDIA: For media inquiries, please email press@americangaming.org About AGA: The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities… [continue reading]

Konami’s New Smash Smash Festival Bonus Game Celebrates its World Premiere

All-new linked slot bonus game innovation arrives to players for the first time. Las Vegas, NV – May 18, 2017 – Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the debut launch of its Smash Smash Festival linked bonus game at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. The colorful fiesta-themed game attracted hundreds of participants for its Cinco de Mayo world premiere event. Packed with six jackpot levels and random credit prizes, Smash Smash Festival features a creative new twist on the traditional linked progressive by increasing the total number of mystery piñata prizes in a winner-takes-all jackpot pool in lieu of incrementing meters. Players at San Manuel are the first in the world to enjoy this new release and celebrated the debut launch complete with live performing mariachis. “We here at San Manuel offer an exciting gaming and entertainment experience to our guests every day,” says Loren Gill, general manager of San Manuel… [continue reading]

IGT Slots Mint Four Millionaires in April

Four life-changing jackpots totaled a combined $7.8 million in payouts LONDON, U.K. – May 10, 2017 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) awarded four lucky players life-changing jackpots in April. The winnings totaled more than $7.8 million in combined payouts. IGT awarded the following million dollar-plus jackpots last month: A $1,649,252 jackpot was awarded on IGT’s Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot 7’s™ slots at The Palazzo® in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 3. A $1,351,716 jackpot was awarded on Wheel of Fortune Double Times Pay 3x4x5x® slots at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., on April 8. A $3,066,215 jackpot was awarded on Megabucks® Double Diamond Deluxe® slots at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in Highland, Calif., on April 10. A $1,737,626 jackpot was awarded on Powerbucks® Powerhits™ at Casino de Montréal in Québec, Canada, on April 30. No one pays jackpots like IGT. The Company has… [continue reading]

GLI to Contribute Strong Global Presence at G2E Asia 2017

MACAU, China (10 May 2017) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that their experts will be attending G2E Asia 2017 at Venetian Macau May 16-18, 2017. The company has had a strong presence in Asia for the past 10 years, and they are excited to speak with local clients about current challenges and industry trends in the region. Located in booth #906, GLI’s experts will be discussing the company’s wide range of global services, including (but not limited to): Network Risk Assessments Network Security Review iGaming Testing Regulatory and Jurisdictional Consultation Quality Assurance Testing GLI’s Vice President of Global Services Ian Hughes said, “We are very pleased to be attending G2E Asia again this year and are excited to speak to new and existing clients about the GLI difference. Our experts not only have global knowledge of the gaming industry, but they are also local in focus… [continue reading]

Golden Entertainment’s First Quarter Net Revenue Rises 17.1% to a Record $106.6 Million

NET INCOME RISES 138.6% TO $5.3 MILLION AND ADJUSTED EBITDA RISES 28.6% TO $13.6 MILLION LAS VEGAS – May 9, 2017 – Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) (“Golden Entertainment” or the “Company”), today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, as summarized below. Blake L. Sartini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Entertainment, commented, “Golden Entertainment’s record 2017 first quarter financial results were driven by significant year-over-year growth across our distributed gaming and casino businesses. We generated first quarter consolidated net revenue and net income growth of 17.1% and 138.6%, respectively, and reflecting the strong operating leverage in our model, Adjusted EBITDA rose 28.6%. The first quarter 2017 financial performance of our distributed gaming segment benefited from last year’s Montana acquisitions as well as contributions from our new tavern openings. In March, we opened the first of our seven planned taverns for this year and our… [continue reading]

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Puts Guests First With New Hard Rock Rewards Member-Only Rate

ORLANDO, Fla., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos announces its Rewards Member Rate, offering Hard Rock Rewards® members exclusive discounted room rates when booking directly on HardRockHotels.com. Rewards members will receive guaranteed low prices when booking direct, with participating properties offering minimum five percent off the best available rates. The brand’s exclusive guest loyalty program is free to join for all Hard Rock Fans worldwide, and was developed to recognize and reward Hard Rock’s dedicated fans with special privileges when they stay and play at participating Cafes, Rock Shops and Hotels. “The days of searching endlessly online for the lowest price are no longer necessary, when booking direct saves time, money, and allows our fans to focus on the anticipated excitement of their upcoming stay,” said Amy Ceriani-Nelson, director of loyalty marketing, Hard Rock International. “We want to thank our loyal Hard Rock Rewards members… [continue reading]