Paul Butcher

  • Royal Dragon Casino Will Open In Macau Under An SJM Holding License

    Royal Dragon Casino Will Open In Macau Under An SJM Holding License

    September 25, 2017
    Macau’s casino industry is slowly returning to normal after Typhoon Hato hit the peninsula in late August and caused immense destruction and devastation to property and businesses. Macau will see the opening of yet another casino as the Royal Dragon Casino is expected to officially open its doors to the public on September 27. The ...
  • MGM Resorts Launches ‘Welcome To The Show’ Branding Campaign

    MGM Resorts Launches ‘Welcome To The Show’ Branding Campaign

    September 20, 2017
    MGM Resorts needs no introduction in the United States (US) as the company owns 27 gaming properties and the majority of them are based in the U.S. The company owns some of the most iconic casinos in the world including MGM Grand Resort, Bellagio Las Vegas, Mirage Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort and Borgata Hotel ...
  • Casino Operator Kangwon Land Facing Fresh Flak For 2015 Scandal

    Casino Operator Kangwon Land Facing Fresh Flak For 2015 Scandal

    September 14, 2017
    Kangwon Land Inc, the company which runs the Kangwon Land casino in South Korea has come under fire for a past scandal in which it was found that the company had hired hundreds of employees based on political connections. The casino is located in an upland province around 150 kilometres (93 miles) away the capital ...
  • Las Vegas Casino Operators Fail To Show Up At First eSports Conference

    Las Vegas Casino Operators Fail To Show Up At First eSports Conference

    September 11, 2017
    A majority of Las Vegas casino operators located on the Strip chose to sit out the first ever eSports conference which took place last week. The Casino eSports Conference was conceived as a way to bring together members from the casino and esports industry and explore the opportunities available to integrate esports within the casino ...
  • MGM Resorts Sells National Harbor To Subsidiary With Share Buyback

    MGM Resorts Sells National Harbor To Subsidiary With Share Buyback

    September 7, 2017
    MGM Resorts International has sold its new casino MGM National Harbor in Maryland to a subsidiary firm MGM Growth Properties (MGP). The subsidiary was formed in 2015 to act as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and holds several MGM properties such as the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Excalibur Luxor and New York – ...
  • Macau’s Casinos Donate To Typhoon Relief & Help City Cleanup

    Macau’s Casinos Donate To Typhoon Relief & Help City Cleanup

    September 5, 2017
    Macau’s gaming regulator met with the six major casino operators in the city along with senior representatives from the local Labour Affairs Bureau. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DJIC) said in a subsequent statement that it had been closely following the efforts taken by casino operators to protect and ensure the safety of their ...
  • UK Gambling Commission Fines 888 For Lapses In Responsible Gaming

    UK Gambling Commission Fines 888 For Lapses In Responsible Gaming

    September 1, 2017
    The UK Gambling Commission has fined online gaming operator 888Holdings, a record penalty of £7.8 million for failing to protect vulnerable gamblers. The Commission found serious flaws in 888’s social responsibility processes which allowed vulnerable players continued access despite having self-excluded themselves. A technical failure in the operator’s systems enabled over 7,000 customers who had ...
  • Imperial Pacific Plans For Additional VIP Gaming Rooms At Saipan Casino

    Imperial Pacific Plans For Additional VIP Gaming Rooms At Saipan Casino

    August 29, 2017
    Imperial Pacific International Holdings Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed gaming firm has said that it is planning on opening more VIP gaming rooms by the end of 2017 at its casino located on the Pacific island of Saipan. Saipan is the main island of the U.S.- administered Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Imperial Pacific ...
  • MGM Resorts Initiates Rollout Of Responsible Gaming Program

    MGM Resorts Initiates Rollout Of Responsible Gaming Program

    August 17, 2017
    MGM Resorts International is on the verge of rolling out ‘GameSense’, a new responsible gaming program for all of its properties in the United States. The initiative will see the use of the GameSense platform which has been developed by the British Columbia Lottery Corp (BCLC). The product has been licensed to MGM Resorts for ...
  • Pinnacle Looking To Expand Presence With New Casino Acquisitions

    Pinnacle Looking To Expand Presence With New Casino Acquisitions

    August 15, 2017
    Las Vegas-based casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc has said that it is open to acquisitions that fit into its portfolio. Pinnacle currently operates gaming properties in 10 states nationwide including Nevada. Company officials said that they had been encouraged by the performance of their newest acquisition, The Meadows Casino in Pennsylvania, adding that the company ...
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