5% of Japanese adults addicted to gambling Japan gambling addiction

A study carried out by the Health Ministry in Japan estimated nearly 5pc of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate five times that of most other nations.

Back to the Future added to IGT’s 24hr Trade Show

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  • 22 Aug 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
  • Taking players on an epic casino adventure, Back to the Future Back in Time™ Video Slots is added to IGT’s 24-hour trade show. Players join Marty and Doc as they spin their way through time, into the Wild West, and beyond.

    SLS Las Vegas® opens Saturday on the Strip


  • 22 Aug 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
  • SLS Las Vegas® will open its doors on the northern end of the Strip at midnight as the first casino resort debuting in Las Vegas in several years.

    IGT expands Powerbucks® jackpot pool to Nevada


  • 22 Aug 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
  • Today marks a powerful moment in gaming history as Nevada joins IGT’s Powerbucks® commercial multi-state Wide Area Progressive (WAP) link.

    Canyon Casino selects Konami Synkros®


  • 22 Aug 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
  • Konami Gaming announces Canyon Casino in Colorado has selected its Synkros® casino management system to replace its existing system.

    Bally launches interstate progressive link in Nevada and New Jersey


  • 21 Aug 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
  • For the first time, Bally Technologies has connected its Cash Connection wide-area progressive slot link across Nevada and New Jersey.

    Showboat Atlantic City to shut its doors August 31

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  • 21 Aug 2014 | Atlantic City, NJ
  • The Caesars Entertainment-owned Showboat Atlantic City was issued a final closing order this week and will shut down at 4pm on August 31.

    Scientific Games appoints Deron Hunsberger to WMS


  • 21 Aug 2014 | New York, US
  • Scientific Games has appointed industry veteran Deron Hunsberger to become Senior Vice President of North America Sales for WMS Gaming.

    RAY launches Playtech live casino


  • 21 Aug 2014 | Douglas, UK
  • Finland’s national gaming operator today launched Playtech’s cutting-edge live casino solution located in its own purpose-built studio.

    Japanese railway operator wants casino


  • 20 Aug 2014 | Tokyo, JP
  • Keikyu Corporation, a 100-year railway operator, is the latest in a string of local companies looking to capitalise on Japan casino legislation.