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United Coin Machine changes name to Century Gaming Technologies

15 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Slot route operator United Coin Machine Company has changed its name to Century Gaming Technologies to reflect the name of its corporate parent and capitalize on changes made to the company’s product offerings. Under United Coin, the company operates 3,250 slot machines in 440 bars, taverns, restaurants and other locations in Southern Nevada. ... (read more)

Hacienda to transform into Hoover Dam Lodge

15 July 2014
Ally Estey grew up in Oregon, spending many weekends in rustic lodges at several of the state’s destinations, including Crater Lake. When it came time to help redesign the run-down Hacienda near Boulder City, which was purchased in December by Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. — parent company of the Dotty’s ... (read more)

International Mob-connected ring linked to illegal World Cup betting at Caesars

15 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- An FBI-led raid has shut down a multimillion-dollar illegal sports betting operation at Caesars Palace that authorities say was run by Malaysian and Chinese nationals who were taking wagers on the World Cup soccer tournament. Authorities have linked one of the ringleaders, Paul Phua, to a well-known Chinese crime syndicate. ... (read more)

Slot route operator "blindsided" by Gaming Control Board ruling

15 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The primary owner of a slot machine route operation, whose wife is an investor in a potential Clark County medical marijuana dispensary, said state gaming regulators “blindsided” him when they told owners of a Las Vegas restaurant — where he was set to manage five slot machines — to find a new partner. ... (read more)

General manager for downtown Las Vegas properties emphasizes customer service

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- To Michael Pergolini, there isn’t much difference between serving as the executive chef in a stylish Southern California restaurant or operating a venerable downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino. Both jobs revolve center on how you treat customers. “It all starts by being in the people business and ... (read more)

Isle of Capri Casinos shakes up corporate management

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. may have answered questions of whether or not the regional casino operator was for sale. On Thursday the St. Louis-based company announced a management shake-up at the corporate level, eliminating the executive chairman role with the board of directors and the chief strategic officer position. ... (read more)

Slot operator sanctioned over medical pot

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Gaming Control Board told owners of a Las Vegas restaurant Thursday to find a new slot machine route operator for the business’s games — one whose owner doesn’t have ties to medical marijuana. The decision marks the first time gaming regulators have ruled on a licensing matter concerning a gaming business in light of the state’s fledgling medical pot industry. ... (read more)

State gaming regulators recommend plan to link online poker websites

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- State gaming regulators tentatively approved a planned interactive gaming system that could house online poker websites for multiple casinos, potentially increasing the player pool in Nevada. Regulators said the technology, which is operated by Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings Plc, could be the ... (read more)

Speculation abounds on casino industry mergers, acquisitions

14 July 2014
LAS VEGAS -- IGT - International Game Technology is the most prominent gaming company with a “For Sale” sign planted in the front yard. But the slot machine giant is not alone. For the first time since the recession dried up credit markets and brought mergers and acquisition activity to a standstill, the casino industry is awash with speculation about transactions. ... (read more)

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