Melco International's Cyprus satellite casinos in Larnaca, Nicosia and Paphos will open later this year. A fourth facility in Ayia Napa will welcome guests in the spring.
The FanDuel sports book in New Jersey will distribute payouts to several gamblers who made bets based on large, mistakenly generated odds. Player Anthony Prince will receive $82,000 for his $110 sports bet related to the recent Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game, and 11 other players will receive money too.
PokerStars' new online virtual reality poker experience will allow players from around the world to play together in a virtual card room using avatars. The product is in beta testing and will operate in a free-to-play capacity on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Steam platforms for the foreseeable future.
A study by Cornell University finds that guests miscalculate which hotel amenities will get the most use, focusing on in-room dining and spas when real demand is for lobby seating and concierge services. The data was gathered from 724 guests and 33 US properties.
The Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL team to sign a deal with a sports book operator. The Knights have partnered with William Hill US to cross-promote each other and collaborate on watch parties for away games.
A lawsuit filed against Pennsylvania's Rivers Casino last month claims the casino used its security video system to look at two gamblers' text messages, e-mails and financial information. The information was allegedly recorded and given to an attorney representing the former husband of one of the players in a custody dispute.
Phase II of Tigre de Cristal in Russia's Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone will add an indoor beach club and shopping center to the gaming facility. Developers hope to begin construction this spring and open the phase during the second half of 2020.
The Quapaw tribe has given $191,000 to the Driving Arkansas Forward committee in support of getting a constitutional amendment to allow four new casinos in Arkansas on the ballot. The newest contribution puts the tribe's total monetary support at $1.4 million, while Cherokee Nation Businesses in Oklahoma has provided $1.05 million.
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox promised that the Encore Boston Harbor casino would donate $100,000 to relief efforts in the wake of last week's Merrimack Valley gas explosions in Massachusetts. The announcement came at the opening of the Greater Boston Gaming Career Institute, a program to train casino dealers created in tandem with Cambridge College.
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