It will have a 119-room hotel, 800 slots, 25 VIP tables and 40 mass-market gaming tables
(Russia).- Macau casino developer Lawrence Ho Yau Lung has clinched an equity financing operation targeted at a Russian casino investment, two of his companies announced late Thursday. Summit Ascent Holdings told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange it has paid USD 9.02 million for 46 percent of an entity called Oriental Regent.
A switch in tactics will help boost conversion rates
(Ireland).- Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is to alter the marketing strategy for its mobile gaming apps within the Apple App Store to a more brand-led approach in an attempt to improve conversion rates in a competitive market. According to Marketing Week, the firm aims to attract iOS users searching for gaming apps using generic terms like “casino” by more prominently featuring its gaming brands in its initial results.
For technical operations services in Sweden
(Sweden).- GTECH announced that its subsidiaries SPIELO International UK (SPIELO) and Boss Media AB (Boss Media) have met all closing conditions of the agreements signed on September 13, 2013 with HCL Technologies and HCL Sweden AB (HCL).
Five year licenses to be available for suitable applicants
(Slovenia).- Slovenian land and online gambling will be regulated under a new Gaming Act overseen by a regulator reporting to the Finance Ministry from next year. The government has, as a member of the EU, taken the first mandatory steps in notifying the European Commission of its intentions and presenting a draft proposal for comment.
Electronic Gaming Machines to feature prize winning content
(Spain).- Evolution Gaming has announced that it has teamed up with Codere to introduce Live Roulette on EGMs (Electronic Gaming Machines) in Latin America. The move brings Evolution’s multi award-winning Live Casino content to EGM screens for the first time.
Poland’s Totolotek starts deploying games as Internet betting goes live in the country
(Poland).- Intralot’s subsidiary in Poland, Totolotek successfully launched its interactive operations in the country on October 23rd , following its receipt of a 6-year Internet betting license in July from the Polish Ministry of Finance.
(Malta).- This year’s event is being held on the 12th and 13th of November at the Le Meridien Hotel & Spa, and will host a number of influential speakers who will engage in discussion about the latest issues facing the industry. Organisers of the Malta iGaming Seminar announced that this year’s 5th annual event is on course to become their largest and most successful conference to date.
Romanian State Lottery awards lucrative contract
(Romania).- Novomatic and Loteria Romana have entered into a partnership as part of which the former will supply Romania with 10,000 video lottery terminals. Under the terms of the agreement revenues from the contract will be split evenly between the two entities.
(Italy).- VNE took part in the ENADA Rome show, where it presented its innovations. The event proved to be a real success, even if it was much smaller than planned, according to VNE sources. Change machine manufacturers were all keen to present their remote possibilities.
Dedicated change machines for AWP and VLT were on show
(Italy).- GeWeTe – German premium change machine manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group – was present at the recent ENADA show, where it unveiled its solutions for the Italian market.