GCA and Multimedia Games re-brand into a new, single entity
GCA and Multimedia Games re-brand into a new, single entityThe gaming industry is still trying to wrap its collective mind around the record number of manufacturer mega-mergers that have occurred over the past year. A panel of slot operators and vendors attempts to shine some light on the future of the slot machine market. When it comes to slot games on the casino floor, the penny denomination continues to be the primary choice. Read these stories and more in this July/August 2015 issue of Slot Manager.

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Richard N. Velotta – Nevada's new tourism panel has begun meeting
Richard N. Velotta – Nevada’s new tourism panel has begun meetingWhile average daily room rates and hotel occupancy rates are below historic highs, Las Vegas is seeing the highest level of visitation in its history, economist Jeremy Aguero told members of a new committee this week.Aguero, of Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis, also outlined historic and projected trends in population, employment and visitation, and how their dramatic growth over the past six decades is creating the need to develop infrastructure to support the accompanying visitor volume as the community grows.The 11-member panel’s mission is to recommend projects to keep Las Vegas at the top of the tourism industry worldwide and suggest how to pay for them.On Tuesday, it charted a course to discuss possible improvements for McCarran International Airport and the future of transportation; stadiums, arenas and event centers; convention centers; roads, highways and mass transit; and pedestrian movement within the resort corridor.The committee, formally known as the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, is headed by Steve Hill, director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.Next month, the committee will dig into its first area of focus with reports on McCarran and the future of transportation. Presentations are planned on passenger carriers, air tour operators, cargo carriers, taxi, shuttle and ground transportation companies and resorts. Transportation experts from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the U.S. Department of Transportation and CityLab are expected to make presentations.Hill said the committee would meet monthly and hear from experts before concluding on recommendations for a report to be delivered to Gov. Brian Sandoval.The finished report could lead to efforts to seek legislative help on federal, state and local levels.Committee members include Hill, UNLV President Len Jessup, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kristin McMillan.Committee membership also includes resort industry leaders Tom Jenkin of Caesars Entertainment, Bill Noonan of Boyd Gaming, Bill Hornbuckle of MGM Resorts International, Kim Sinatra of Wynn Resorts, George Markantonis of Las Vegas Sands and Mike Sloan of Station Casinos.Six nonvoting community experts will assist the committee: Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell, Clark County Manager Don Burnette, Regional Transportation Commission General Manager Tina Quigley, Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and financial expert Guy Hobbs.Copyright GamingWire. All rights reserved.

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Two Great Casino Promotions Running Now
Two Great Casino Promotions Running NowThere are two fantastic promotional offers running in July over at Omni Casino (a Playtech powered casino) and Golden Riviera Casino (a Microgaming powered casino). Let’s start by taking a look at Omni’s Sizzlin’ Grill Promotion. This extended promotion will start on Monday 6th July and it will run right up until the end of Friday 31st July. You can play to win some great prizes included one of three BBQ’s, cash prizes, deposit specials and much more. One of these BBQ’s is a charcoal grill of your choice worth up to the value of $150. There is also a portable gas grill of your choice worth up to $250 and also a top of the range complete gas grill of your choice worth up to the value of $400. All you need to do is take part in the special activity days from now until the end of the promotion and for each activity that you do participate in, your account will be credited with X amount of activity points. The points will accumulate and then the higher up the leaderboard you climb, the greater your chances of winning one of these prizes will be. With the Spinnin’ Monday’s promo, simply wager $/€/£0.75 or more on any 15 to 50 paylined slot machine of your choice and you will receive 1 activity point. With the Deposit Wednesday’s Promo, your account will be credited with 1 activity point for every $/€/£1.00 that you deposit in to your account. The other special offer is the Wager-Up Friday’s promo. For every $/€/£1.00 that you wager on the slots you will receive 1 activity point. Take part in these activities to be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes. Over at Golden Riviera Casino you can play to win one of five gadget packages. This is a prize draw promotion which will take place on August 3rd. You can earn prize draw entries for every €50 that you wager on the new Hot as Hade slot machine from July 9th to August 2nd. Let’s take a quick look at what some of these gadget package prizes include. The fifth, fourth and third prizes comprise of Bose Mini Bluetooth speakers and iPhone 6’s. The second prize gadget package is worth more than €2,500 and this includes Bose Mini Bluetooth speakers, an iPhone 6, a Games Console package worth up to the value of €700, an iPad 3 mini and a MacBook air. The top prize is a gadget package worth more than €6,000. This prize includes the same prizes as the second gadget package, plus it also contains a massive 55 inch TV. The new Hot as Hades slot will arrive at Golden Riviera Casino on July 8th and remember that the sooner you start playing, the more prize draw entries you will be able to earn.

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