Solaire Resort and Casino now allows players in Manila to pay for lodging, entertainment, food and more using WeChat Pay and Alipay. Players can link the payment platforms to the Asia United Bank PayMate application for instant payments.
Server issues during the PokerStars Sunday Million tournament eventually led the operator to halt games and issue refunds. Players have expressed outrage over refund amounts that didn't reflect a variety of factors after the problem began.
Gaming advertising has been outlawed in all forms in Italy by a measure called the Dignity Decree. The move comes shortly after The Guardian noted that gaming was the subject of 17% of the World Cup's television ads.
A union called MoveUP has granted certification to surveillance employees at Cascades Casino Resort in Langley, British Columbia. The move is the most recent sign of the industry's increasing union popularity across the province.
A social casino game company is harnessing the power and speed of blockchain technology to allow players to purchase its KamaGames Tokens at a discounted rate. CEO Andrey Kuznetsov points out this isn't a strategy to raise funds for the company, but rather a service that allows players who like offers and discounts to buy using cryptocurrency.
The Mechoopda Indian tribe of the Chico Rancheria reportedly has signed a gaming compact with California that could lead to a new casino. The tribe hopes to build a gaming facility in Butte County with up to 2,000 slots.
The landmark deal between the NBA and MGM will lay the groundwork for the future of sports wagering and sponsorships across all major sports. Matt King, the new chief executive at FanDuel, envisions similar deals between gambling entities and sports leagues in the next 90 to 180 days.
The Viva Vision canopy at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience will become seven times brighter and offer displays 24 hours a day. The work will begin in February and wrap up by the end of 2019.
Roulette game-maker Authentic Gaming has launched a new studio in Malta and also is planning a UK expansion. "The UK is a key market for us as we continue to expand into regulated jurisdictions around the world," Authentic Gaming CEO Jonas Delin said.
PokerStars is expanding into Pennsylvania via the Mount Airy Casino Resort to offer sports wagering and online casino gaming. The move could lead to the further expansion of online poker in the US, Dustin Gouker writes.