The Grand Lisboa Hotel sponsored Macau's first international esports competition recently at the University of Macau. The MDL Macau Dota2 International Elite Invitational boasted a prize pool of about $300,000 and featured nine teams.
Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino began testing the Patscan Cognitive Microwave Radar this week. The unit can be hidden in existing infrastructure such as turnstiles and doorways and can scan visitors for weapons such as guns, bombs and knives.
Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has proposed a new casino resort for Delta, British Columbia, with 24 table games and 600 slot machines. The operator plans to break ground on the new gaming facility next fall, if approved.
Galaxy Entertainment is pursuing a new casino resort in the Philippines to benefit from the nation's growing Chinese tourism. The company is in talks with Leisure & Resorts World to potentially begin construction next year, pending permit approval.
"Eye of the Amulet," the latest slot game from UK-based supplier iSoftBet, was released on LeoVegas and today will be available to the wider gaming market. The Egyptian-themed game is available simultaneously on mobile and desktop platforms.
Station Casinos properties welcomed the new 4D "Sphinx" slot game from IGT last week. Players can move and occasionally feel the butterflies, jewels and rings floating on the screen with their hands while they sit in chairs with built-in speakers that pulse and rumble in time with game events such as jackpots and bonus rounds.
A share sale and commercial deal has ended a legal battle between UK bookmaker William Hill and Scientific Games. According to Scientific Games, William Hill made repeated attempts to block its acquisition of NYX through purchasing additional shares of the company.
MGM Macau will receive 12 gaming tables across six rooms this week as part of a new VIP gaming club from Tak Chun Group. "We will continue to take a cautious approach regarding possible new gaming facility openings -- should an opportune moment arise -- both on Macau peninsula and in Cotai," a Tak Chun Group representative said.
Macau Secretariat for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosario is urging the six casino operators in Macau to partner on a shared electric shuttle bus service to cut down on traffic congestion. Wynn Macau and MGM China Holdings launched a shuttle bus service in December 2016, while Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Resorts and Sands China have been operating a joint Cotai circular service since June 2016.
California-based social gaming company Huuuge Games is on track to make more than $150 million in revenue for the year and recently received nearly $50 million in funding, according to CEO Anton Gauffin. "Instead of being all in on Huuuge Casino, we've been actively building new games and doing our best to bring more innovation to the market," he said.