Caesars' new CEO shocked with lack of casino innovation LAS VEGAS (AP) -- New Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora said he's been shocked at the casino industry's lack of innovation in appealing to younger would-be gamblers. "The time is now," he said, speaking Wednesday on a panel at the industry's annual trade show, the Global Gaming Expo, in Las Vegas. Frissora described himself as an outsider during one of his first public appearances since joining Caesars in February after leading car-rental company Hertz. Source: Yahoo Website
Zynga buys Rising Tide startup, bringing back one of its former casino game execs Zynga has acquired Rising Tide Games, a free-to-play social-casino-game company started by former Zynga and Playtika executives, GamesBeat has learned. The startup is headed by Maytal Olsha, a former executive at Zynga who left last year, and casino slot game veteran Stuart Zoble. Zynga confirmed the acquisition via an exclusive with GamesBeat. The social casino game market will be about $3.5 billion worldwide in 2015, according to Eilers Research. Source: Venturebeat Website
Crazy Gambling Story: Casino Dealers In Singapore Jailed For Cheating At Poker Two dealers at three-card poker tables in Genting Group’s Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore received jail time on Wednesday for their roles in a cheating scheme. According to a report from The Straits Times, Chinese national Zhang Zhijiu, 40, and Malaysian Choo Hui Yong, 27, received eight months and four months behind bars respectively. Both cheating schemes involved the same patron, 65-year-old Singaporean Chua Lai Huat. Source: Cardplayer Website
Nevada casinos add Archie Karas to gambling Black Book Nevada gaming regulators have added the man known as Archie Karas to the Nevada List of Excluded Persons – it’s better known as the Black Book – meaning he is barred from entering a Nevada casino. There are any number of high stakes poker players in Nevada who may have shed a tear or two at that news because when Karas had a bankroll his only goal seemed to be the next big game wherever it might be. Source: Gamingtoday Website
Greens push support of MONA high roller casino in Tasmania, urge Government to dump any extension to Federal gambling 'mate's deal'
Treasurer Peter Gutwein confirmed in State Parliament that the Federal Group had withdrawn its bid to extend its monopoly on poker machines, after MONA founder David Walsh took his proposed tourist-only casino off the table. Mr Walsh said he could not fight on if the project was locked into a deal that promoted or enhanced poker machines. Source: Abc Website