July 22, 2015
 
 
 

INDUSTRY NEWS
 

Scientific Games to rollout world's largest installation of wide area progressive system for table games within a single operator
CGB
Scientific Games Corporation today announced it has signed an agreement with The Rank Group Plc to supply Rank with its Operator Wide Area Progressive System for table games at its casinos in the United Kingdom to increase performance and excitement in the pit.


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Pro Wave takes an electrifying new spin with a stunning digital wheel!
CGB
Scientific Games proudly introduces the Bally Pro Wave with Digital Wheel. This striking new cabinet takes the high-performing Pro Wave for an electrifying spin with the addition of a full 1080p high-definition wheel that plays as big as it looks.

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) releases June 2015 Index
CGB
The AGEM Index fell to 192.28 in June 2015, which represents a decline of 4.70 points (-2.4 percent) compared to the prior month. The latest performance represents the second consecutive month-to-month decline after the composite index fell 3.70 points (-1.8 percent) in May 2015.

 
 
Product Spotlight

 
Ainsworth Game Technology
Flying Horse™ is the latest addition to Ainsworth’s popular Sweet Zone™ brand. In this exciting game, special ‘Sweet Zones’ appear on reels 2 & 4 of the main and feature games.  When ‘Horse’ appears in both ‘Sweet Zones’ the entire game array transforms to wild symbols.  Flying Horse also boasts a Wild Re-Spin Feature and a Free Games Feature with an expanded 9x5 symbol array. Read More
 
 

Chanz partners with Income Access
CGB
Chanz, an Estonia-based online casino operator, has announced its partnership with Income Access, a technology and digital marketing firm that specializes in serving the global iGaming industry.

Scientific Games appoints Marco Herrera Managing Director, Gaming in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
CGB
Scientific Games Corporation today announced the appointment of Marco Herrera in an expanded role as Vice President, Managing Director of Gaming for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

 
 
Product Spotlight
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CashTech’s wide range of equipment and solutions allow business owners, controllers and accountants to decrease currency losses, increase security and reduce labour costs related to counting and processing cash and coin. CashTech’s large selection of cheque scanning equipment makes depositing quicker and easier increasing your company’s cash flow. Read more
 
 

Sebastian Salat, President of WMS International, WMS Gaming, departs Scientific Games
CGB
Scientific Games Corporation today announced Sebastian Salat, President of WMS International, WMS Gaming, departed Scientific Games effective June 30, 2015. This move was mutually agreed by both parties.
 

NYX Gaming Group Limited announces closing of $105-mil bought deal public offering of securities and closing of $25-mil concurrent private placement
CNW
NYX Gaming Group Limited today announced the closing of its previously announced bought deal public offering of 13,500,000 equity subscription receipts and 45,000 debt subscription receipts, for total gross proceeds $105,075,000.  


GAMING BUSINESS
 

Toronto City Council approves Woodbine Casino
CASINO NEWS DAILY
The Toronto City Council approved on Wednesday the addition of a casino at the Woodbine Racetrack and rejected a plan for the construction of a similar gambling venue downtown city.

New casino set to open in Salmon Arm
KAMLOOPS BC NOW
A new Salmon Arm casino is ready to open its doors to players on Monday. Chances Salmon Arm, in collaboration with the Adams Lake Indian Band and Berezan Management, will officially open its doors on July 20th.


Jackpot Digital launches horse racing contest site at DerbyTournaments.com
CGB
Jackpot Digital Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of DerbyTournaments, a brand new fantasy horse racing site. DerbyTournaments allows players to enter a horse racing contest by picking the horses they think will “win” or “place” from real-life professional racetracks. Winners get paid instantly when their selections score higher than other players in the contest.


Lotto Max hits new record breaking jackpot
CBG
For the first time ever, LOTTO MAX players had the chance to win the largest jackpot in LOTTO MAX history!

ENGAGEMENT
 
Social media engagement: How can social media enhance the player experience?
CGB
As social media and mobile technology continue to alter today’s marketing landscape, gaming organizations increasingly find themselves challenged with new ways to engage players and create a loyal following both online and off.

Direct marketing: Stick to the fundamentals - they work
CGB
Direct Marketing — the perception of its value seems to have lost traction these days in a never-ending haze of multi-channel messaging that is not planned or coordinated with overall marketing and revenue goals.
  

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
 
Delta Gaming: Continuing to transform
CGB
Delta Gaming is modernizing as it builds on its customers’ experiences, moving from the past stigma of smoked-filled rooms to fresh and inviting modern gaming environments.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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