A new Six Senses resort has opened for business in Fiji featuring four treatment lounges. The resort, which relies on solar power, has outdoor wet facilities, such as a steam room, herbal sauna and cold and hot plunge pools.
MGM Resorts International has teamed up with Invenergy to build a 100-megawatt solar panel array that will power a large part of its 13 Las Vegas casinos. "Protecting the planet is a business imperative for MGM Resorts, and it is our responsibility to find innovative ways where we can use clean energy to power our resorts," said MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren.
Las Vegas Sands' Sands China in Macau is powering 25% of its shuttles with compressed natural gas, and its Venetian Macau and Paris Macau properties have their own fleets of energy-savings vehicles. Sands China plans to have 30% of its buses running natural gas by the end of the year.
Aristocrat Leisure's high exposure to mobile games gives it an opportunity to manage potential risk while monetizing its game portfolio, JP Morgan reports. The Liftoff Mobile Gaming Apps Report 2017 shows that casino mobile games have very high retention rates, JP Morgan added.
Pennsylvania expects to launch online gaming later this year to reignite gaming revenue growth. The state's Gaming Control Board is accepting applications from existing casino licensees and will open up the process to platform providers in June.
Venture capitalist Jon Yarbrough is behind the 600-acre property purchase in New Kent County, Va., that could be used for the Pamunkey Indian tribe's casino. Yarbrough has worked with tribal casinos as an investor and supplier of video game equipment, the tribal council says.
Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian says the hotel industry must serve the needs of a growing global middle class. "These are people who are working, and have jobs that take them on the road, but also people who are choosing to actually spend money on travel," he says.