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Konami Gaming Division Revenue Gaining Ground

Konami Holdings reported a 0.9% decline in revenue for the six month period of April to September 2019, despite a strong performance from its gaming and systems division.

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.

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Fears of the Pachinko Industry Apocalypse on the Rise

Televised comments by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the second most powerful man in the country, suggesting that pachinko is effectively a form of gambling and that it has already created major, untreated gambling addiction problems, has sent shivers through the already struggling pachinko industry.

Australia Resorts Upgrading to Woo Asia Tourists

Australia’s integrated resorts have been upgrading their facilities to capture a greater proportion of the expanding China outbound tourism market, as competition around Asia grows.

EY Wins Yokohama IR Consulting Contract

Ernst & Young ShinNihon has won another consulting contract with the Yokohama municipal government for the project titled “Investigation of New Strategic Urban Development Such as an Integrated Resort.”

Mombetsu Racecourse Disrupted by Hokkaido Earthquake

Mombetsu Racecourse, one of the three National Association of Racing tracks in Hokkaido, was significantly damaged in the September 6 earthquake, with care of its roughly 800 racehorses a particular area of concern.