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Cashless Gaming and Artificial Intelligence Will Reshape Casinos

Cashless gaming, artificial intelligence, and facial recognition technology will reshape casinos, but regulation will remain a key hurdle for years to come, said a panel of experts in Las Vegas last week.

MGM Asset Sales “Dry Powder” for Japan Bid

MGM Resorts’ accord to divest two major assets will raise US$4.3 billion in net proceeds and potentially raise funds for a development in Japan, according to analysts at Bernstein Research.

California Indians Select Konami’s Casino Management System

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, owners and operators of the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, California, have selected Konami Gaming’s Synkros casino management system for all of their expanding casino operations.

JCM Global to Use Facial Recognition Tech to Enhance Casino Security

JCM Global, an Osaka-based firm which supplies cash transaction technologies to the gaming industry, has announced a partnership with Las Vegas-based eConnect to utilize facial recognition technology to enhance casino security.

JCM Global Gains a Technology Partner and a New Casino Client

JCM Global, an Osaka-based firm which supplies cash transaction technologies to the gaming industry, has made two announcements in recent days, one regarding a new technology partnership with a German firm, and the other regarding the provision of products to a soon-to-open casino in California.

Wynn Resorts Hit by Second Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Wynn Resorts has received a second lawsuit, this time from nine female employees, over the way it handled sexual harassment allegations against former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

MGM Reaches Settlement for 2017 Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

MGM Resorts on Thursday agreed to pay up to US$800 million to victims of the 2017 mass shooting outside its Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.

Konami’s Casino Management System Selected by Two More US Casinos

Konami Gaming has announced that two more US casinos have selected its Synkros casino management system, following a similar announcement earlier this month.

Konami’s Casino Management System Selected by Northern Michigan Indians

Konami Gaming has announced that its Synkros casino management system has been selected by Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos, owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Northern Michigan.

Mohegan Revenues Flat in April-June 2019 Period

In the April-June 2019 period, revenues edged up only slightly for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, rising 0.8% year-on-year to US$347.6 million, according to a report from the company.

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Anti-Casino Mayoral Candidate Emerges in Wakayama

The issue of Wakayama’s IR bid will be a leading point of contention in the city’s July 29 mayoral election after a decidedly anti-casino challenger, Kumiko Shima, announced her candidacy.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law against sports betting, paving the way for states to introduce legislation and opening a multi-billion dollar market.

Star Entertainment VIP Revenue Surges

Star Entertainment Group said its international VIP rebate business has continued to show strong growth into the second quarter, with turnover jumping almost 64 percent year to date.

Judicial Scriveners’ Association Calls for Scrapping IR Bill

The Japan Federation of Shiho-Shoshi Lawyer's Associations, the leading group for the nation’s judicial scriveners who specialize in legal registration procedures, issued a statement on June 5 calling for the IR Implementation Bill to be scrapped.

Opposition Makes Last Ditch Appeal against IR Bill

Five House of Representatives lawmakers from five separate opposition parties held a press conference within the Diet Building on June 12 in a last ditch attempt to prevent the passage of the IR Implementation Bill through the Lower House.