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The last of the four new full-service casinos to open in Upstate New York has a new name: Resorts World Catskills.

The $1 billion project, under construction at the site of the former Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake near Monticello in Sullivan County, was initially pitched as Montreign Resort Casino. It is expected to open in early 2018.

The casino and hotel will be operated by Empire Resorts, which recently entered into a licensing agreement with Resorts World, a global casino and resort developer that is part of the Genting Group of Malaysia. Empire currently owns the Monticello Raceway, a harness track and racino in the area.
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Pennsylvania casinos pull in more total gaming revenue than Atlantic City, and nearly a third of what Nevada does each month. And April was yet another strong month for Commonwealth’s 12 gambling destinations.

The dozen casinos collected $285.25 million in April, a 1.44 percent increase compared to 2016. Table games were responsible for the bump, as they set an all-time monthly high by winning $79.5 million, their best 30-day period since the state legalized tables in 2010.

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Melco Crown Philippines Resorts Corp. is the best-performing casino stock in the world this year. To punters playing baccarat at the company’s City of Dreams venue in Manila, that’s no surprise.

“Foreign players have multiplied and they’re mostly Chinese,” said Fernando, 49, a Filipino supply manager who has been gambling at City of Dreams — which boasts gold-tinted windows and a children’s theme park — since it opened officially in 2015. He didn’t want to give his surname. “There are times that you need to wait to get a seat at the tables and when there’s a thick crowd it’s not rare that you’re playing with a Chinese tourist.”

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Western Fair District could soon become home to a massive new casino, after a B.C. company last week took over provincially operated gaming sites across Southwestern Ontario.

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd.’s planned $200-million investment in the region will include more slot machines, and full gaming tables and dealers at the fair site, if the city approves.

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From 6 to 8 December 2017, the First World Gaming Expo will take place at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, a forerunner in the Gaming Industry in Europe.

An innovative concept:
World Gaming Expo is a B to B tradeshow gathering professionals in the gaming industry; suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers.

The programme will include: Conferences, workshops and presentations addressing challenges and new trends in the industry.

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As the current earnings season starts to wrap up, investors will note that some of the most interesting results this round came out of the gaming and casino industry. Thanks to continued domestic strength and improvements in Macau, casino stocks are finally rolling again.

In fact, the overall gaming industry currently sits in the top 16% of the Zacks Industry Rank, and according to our industry-based data , this group of stocks has returned an average of more than 15.9% year-to-date.

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German poker pro Julian Stuer steamrolled the end of the 2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® €25,750 High Roller on Friday night to claim €1,015,000 and his first PokerStars Championship title.

The third and final day of the tournament saw 27 hopefuls out of a 187-entry strong field return to the tables at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, and each of them guaranteed a portion of the massive €4.5 million prize pool.

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MONACO PLAYS THE GAME!

From 6 to 8 December 2017, the First World Gaming Expo will take place at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, a forerunner in the Gaming Industry in Europe.

An innovative concept:

World Gaming Expo is a B to WGE_300x250_WebB tradeshow gathering professionals in the gaming industry; suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers will be part of it. This event will bring together all major players from the equipment manufacturer to Casinos as well as all gaming representatives in the field. Programme will include: Conferences, workshops and presentations addressing challenges and new trends in the industry.

Most suitable location:

The Principality of Monaco is not only the world’s premier destination for Luxury, it’s also renowned for its prestigious casinos, its congresses and events. Every year, famous medical pharmaceutical, automobile and many other companies come to Monaco to organise their event. The gaming tradeshow market is not developed yet in the Principality of Monaco and in the Mediterranean, “World Gaming Expo” can position itself as the not to be missed event for major players in the field. The quality of the infrastructure, the flourishing market on the Casinos and their attractiveness, as well as a strong luxury hotel industry make the Principality of Monaco, the ideal location to host “Word Gaming Expo.” The Principality of Monaco welcomes every year around seven hundred events. These qualitative and diverse events contribute to the strong international reputation of Monaco. Thereby “World Gaming Expo” will contribute too. The large number of exhibiting companies, the expected conference attendees and tradeshow visitors would generate strong revenues especially for hotels when the period of the year may be less busy.

A professional local organiser

This project is led by an ambitious and dynamic Monegasque, Igor Gamba, founding manager at Monaco International Events. Experienced entrepreneur for ten years in communications and media he created “Monte-Carlo Pass+” ( the Monegasque publication) and in 2009 he took over the “Monaco Yachting Guide” publication.

How the idea of the World Gaming Expo came from?

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While I was in business trips I observed the best practices in many sectors. I had the Idea in 2015 when I realised that there was not, in Europe, an event answering the gaming industry challenges. I have decided to develop my career in organising events and World Gaming Expo, is the ideal professional trade show to be held in our Principality.

Was the decision to organise this event at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco logical?

Yes definitely, it’s a natural move as the competences and professionalisms of the various teams at the Grimaldi Forum are recognised by everyone. We are convinced that the GFM will deliver qualitative service to our exhibitors, presenters and visitors.

 

What are the relationships and synergies investigated between the ‘Société des Bains de Mer’ (SBM) and the World Gaming Expo?

As everyone knows, the SBM is historically a major actor in the Principality. The SBM made Monaco shine beyond the boundaries for more than 150 years, thanks to its Hotels, Casinos and its aura. It will be a great pleasure to develop a close collaboration and synergies together.

“WGE” seems to be aligned with the Principality interests. Moreover, this tradeshow is intended to be a reference in Europe and beyond.

 


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Macau, the world’s largest casino hub, is expanding into Africa. Macau Legend, led by billionaire and former Macau legislator David Chow, is building a $275 million casino complex in Cape Verde, a set of islands off Africa’s west coast.

The 152,700 square-meter (1.6 million square feet) complex, which will house a resort, casino, office buildings, and a museum in Cape Verde’s capital city of Praia, is now in its first phase of construction. So far, a seawall has been built and construction of the hotel is expected to start soon, according to a Macau Legend spokesperson. The massive complex will be partially built on reclaimed land, area that was once under the sea. It should take at least another two years.

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