Pumpkin Smash online slot game — YGGDRASIL | 2017-10-30



Yggdrasil Gaming’s new slot is far from a Halloween horror, with the supplier serving up a colorful Day of the Dead-themed fiesta of colors in Pumpkin Smash. The new slot challenges players to hit sugar skull paylines and bonus game pumpkins for prizes, and is themed around the famous Mexican holiday. Getting at least two bonus pumpkins in the base game takes players to the free spins round where they can smash pumpkins to reveal an endless stream of prizes, ranging from simple coin wins, to symbol multipliers and extra free spins.

“Opening a gift to see what is inside is a popular feature in all types of games, and we have integrated this mechanic in an innovative new fashion in Pumpkin Smash, said Jonas Strandman, head of slots. “The bonus is both frequent and rewarding, with the pumpkins regularly containing free spins. Combined with simple rules and a familiar concept, this is a great game for beginners. The slot is also visually stunning, with dazzling colors and sharp audio combining to create an engaging Day of the Dead holiday feel.”



Yggdrasil Gaming’s new slot is far from a Halloween horror, with the supplier serving up a colorful Day of the Dead-themed fiesta of colors in Pumpkin Smash. The new slot challenges players to hit sugar skull paylines and bonus game pumpkins for prizes, and is themed around the famous Mexican holiday. Getting at least two bonus pumpkins in the base game takes players to the free spins round where they can smash pumpkins to reveal an endless stream of prizes, ranging from simple coin wins, to symbol multipliers and extra free spins.

“Opening a gift to see what is inside is a popular feature in all types of games, and we have integrated this mechanic in an innovative new fashion in Pumpkin Smash, said Jonas Strandman, head of slots. “The bonus is both frequent and rewarding, with the pumpkins regularly containing free spins. Combined with simple rules and a familiar concept, this is a great game for beginners. The slot is also visually stunning, with dazzling colors and sharp audio combining to create an engaging Day of the Dead holiday feel.”

The Cordish Companies completes exterior structure of Flagship Live! Hotel | 2017-10-25



The Cordish Companies recently completed the exterior phase of construction on the FLAGSHIP LIVE! HOTEL with the placement of the final steel beam in a traditional “Topping Off” ceremony.

The 350,000-square-foot luxury hotel, located adjacent to LIVE! CASINO, features a 17-story hotel tower, 310 guest rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, a day spa/salon and David’s Café, a 24/7 dining establishment. It is the first hotel in the country to carry the Live! brand, world renowned for its spirit of fun and spontaneity.

Located within the Arundel Mills Commercial District next to Arundel Mills Mall, Live! Casino & Hotel will offer guests premier gaming entertainment at one of the country’s top commercial casinos, along with luxury accommodations and world-class customer service. Live! also operates LIVE! LOFTS, a boutique hotel minutes from the casino. Together, the properties will offer guests 560 rooms for overnight accommodations and multiple spaces for events and private meetings.

“We are now one step closer to creating an experience that does not currently exist in the region today,” said David Cordish, chairman of The Cordish Companies. “Nowhere else can you find this mix of dynamic gaming, first-class accommodations, entertainment, dining, and retail, plus our trademark customer service. Guests know that when they come here, they are treated like part of our family.”

“We can do things differently because we are a family-owned company,” said Blake Cordish, vice president of The Cordish Companies and head of the real estate division. “The combination we are now offering with the luxury Live! Hotel, Live! Lofts boutique hotel, and one of the nation’s top casinos is unmatched. We are especially excited to be introducing this concept in our family’s hometown, where we have received so much support and worked very hard to give back to the community.”

With completion scheduled for early 2018, Live! Hotel will feature comfortable guest rooms designed with a modern, contemporary flare; along with public spaces showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings accented with striking chandeliers, and wood and polished marble throughout.

The Grand Event Center will house a 1,500-seat concert venue with built-in performance stage and banquet seating for up to 800 guests. Dining options include David’s Café, with dishes inspired by Chairman David Cordish’s world travels. Guests can relax at the Live! Spa luxury day spa & salon, featuring high-end products, a full menu of spa services, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

Live! Hotel represents a massive additional investment in Anne Arundel County, additional gaming revenue and taxes to the State of Maryland, approximately 400 new jobs for local and regional residents, approximately 550 construction jobs, nearly 1,000 new parking spaces, and numerous new vendor opportunities for local, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned business.



The Cordish Companies recently completed the exterior phase of construction on the FLAGSHIP LIVE! HOTEL with the placement of the final steel beam in a traditional “Topping Off” ceremony.

The 350,000-square-foot luxury hotel, located adjacent to LIVE! CASINO, features a 17-story hotel tower, 310 guest rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, a day spa/salon and David’s Café, a 24/7 dining establishment. It is the first hotel in the country to carry the Live! brand, world renowned for its spirit of fun and spontaneity.

Located within the Arundel Mills Commercial District next to Arundel Mills Mall, Live! Casino & Hotel will offer guests premier gaming entertainment at one of the country’s top commercial casinos, along with luxury accommodations and world-class customer service. Live! also operates LIVE! LOFTS, a boutique hotel minutes from the casino. Together, the properties will offer guests 560 rooms for overnight accommodations and multiple spaces for events and private meetings.

“We are now one step closer to creating an experience that does not currently exist in the region today,” said David Cordish, chairman of The Cordish Companies. “Nowhere else can you find this mix of dynamic gaming, first-class accommodations, entertainment, dining, and retail, plus our trademark customer service. Guests know that when they come here, they are treated like part of our family.”

“We can do things differently because we are a family-owned company,” said Blake Cordish, vice president of The Cordish Companies and head of the real estate division. “The combination we are now offering with the luxury Live! Hotel, Live! Lofts boutique hotel, and one of the nation’s top casinos is unmatched. We are especially excited to be introducing this concept in our family’s hometown, where we have received so much support and worked very hard to give back to the community.”

With completion scheduled for early 2018, Live! Hotel will feature comfortable guest rooms designed with a modern, contemporary flare; along with public spaces showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings accented with striking chandeliers, and wood and polished marble throughout.

The Grand Event Center will house a 1,500-seat concert venue with built-in performance stage and banquet seating for up to 800 guests. Dining options include David’s Café, with dishes inspired by Chairman David Cordish’s world travels. Guests can relax at the Live! Spa luxury day spa & salon, featuring high-end products, a full menu of spa services, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.

Live! Hotel represents a massive additional investment in Anne Arundel County, additional gaming revenue and taxes to the State of Maryland, approximately 400 new jobs for local and regional residents, approximately 550 construction jobs, nearly 1,000 new parking spaces, and numerous new vendor opportunities for local, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned business.

Wind Creek Hospitality purchases Caribbean Casino Resorts | 2017-10-25



PCI Gaming Authority d/b/a Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) recenlty announced that a subsidiary of WCH has acquired the Aruba Renaissance Resort & Casino and the Curacao Renaissance Resort & Casino.  The upscale resorts will continue to operate under the Renaissance brand and all team members are expected to remain in place.

The resorts are situated in downtown Oranjestad, the capital city of Aruba, and adjacent to the port and downtown Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao.  Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, owners of Wind Creek Hospitality, said “We are thrilled to add these incredible properties to our Wind Creek portfolio.  We look forward to being part of the communities in Aruba and in Curacao.  I know our guests will love being able to travel to two of the best Caribbean destinations as part of our Wind Creek Rewards program.”  

Located minutes from Queen Beatrix Airport, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino resort sits in the middle of downtown Orangestad, Aruba’s capital city, and overlooks the marina and cruise ship terminal. The property is well positioned to provide guests an opportunity to escape from their daily routines and experience something truly extraordinary. The resort offers two hotels with 431 rooms; numerous choices for dining; two shopping malls that include luxury retailers Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Burberry, Rolex, and Bulgari; two casinos; and the private Okeanos Spa. The adjacent 40-acre private island offers exquisite beaches and is an ideal location for tropical weddings while business conferences and trade shows are at home in 22,000 square feet of event space.

The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is set amidst the historic Dutch Caribbean city of Willemstad. It stretches from the Otrobanda waterfront all the way to the main cruise ship terminal.  Built within and around the fascinating Rif Fort – a 19th century landmark designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site – Renaissance Curaçao offers a variety of boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants, including the open-air boulevard of Renaissance Mall. The hotel offers 237 rooms and suites designed in a contemporary Caribbean flavor.  Exclusive to the guests of the Renaissance Curacao is the Infinity Beach Club.  It features an exceptional beach experience, infinity pool, spa cabanas, sweeping views of the Caribbean and a beachside bar & grill.



PCI Gaming Authority d/b/a Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) recenlty announced that a subsidiary of WCH has acquired the Aruba Renaissance Resort & Casino and the Curacao Renaissance Resort & Casino.  The upscale resorts will continue to operate under the Renaissance brand and all team members are expected to remain in place.

The resorts are situated in downtown Oranjestad, the capital city of Aruba, and adjacent to the port and downtown Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao.  Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, owners of Wind Creek Hospitality, said “We are thrilled to add these incredible properties to our Wind Creek portfolio.  We look forward to being part of the communities in Aruba and in Curacao.  I know our guests will love being able to travel to two of the best Caribbean destinations as part of our Wind Creek Rewards program.”  

Located minutes from Queen Beatrix Airport, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino resort sits in the middle of downtown Orangestad, Aruba’s capital city, and overlooks the marina and cruise ship terminal. The property is well positioned to provide guests an opportunity to escape from their daily routines and experience something truly extraordinary. The resort offers two hotels with 431 rooms; numerous choices for dining; two shopping malls that include luxury retailers Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Burberry, Rolex, and Bulgari; two casinos; and the private Okeanos Spa. The adjacent 40-acre private island offers exquisite beaches and is an ideal location for tropical weddings while business conferences and trade shows are at home in 22,000 square feet of event space.

The Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino is set amidst the historic Dutch Caribbean city of Willemstad. It stretches from the Otrobanda waterfront all the way to the main cruise ship terminal.  Built within and around the fascinating Rif Fort – a 19th century landmark designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site – Renaissance Curaçao offers a variety of boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants, including the open-air boulevard of Renaissance Mall. The hotel offers 237 rooms and suites designed in a contemporary Caribbean flavor.  Exclusive to the guests of the Renaissance Curacao is the Infinity Beach Club.  It features an exceptional beach experience, infinity pool, spa cabanas, sweeping views of the Caribbean and a beachside bar & grill.

Aristocrat to install Oasis 360 System at New Rain Rock Casino | 2017-10-24



Aristocrat Technologies Inc. (Aristocrat) recently announced that it has won a contract to install its award-winning Oasis 360 casino management system at the soon-to-open Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, Calif.

Owned and operated by the Karuk Tribe, Rain Rock Casino is expected to open this January with a 36,000 square-foot gaming facility housing 349 gaming machines, eight table games, a 100-seat restaurant and on-site parking.

Built on a platform with open architecture, Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 casino management system is as flexible as it is powerful. Among the modules the Karuk Tribe has chosen for Rain Rock Casino are Oasis 360 core modules, nCompass version 6.2, Personal Banker, OmniView, SpeedMedia marketing modules and SpeedGames to include Play n Win, Splashdown Countdown, Richochet Rewards, Jackpot Announcer and nRich. The tribe also selected the Trackit table games management module.

“We decided to commit to the Aristocrat Oasis system because we were looking for a strong partner with a proven system partnered with high performing games,” said Mike Rose, general manager of Rain Rock Casino. “During the selection process Aristocrat provided pricing that was very competitive and their service and responsiveness was the best! Aristocrat provides a product that works fantastic for our guests and provides our employees with a system that generates excitement on the floor and stability with our users. We are investing in the future with Aristocrat because they continue to invest in their systems, as well as bonusing and content that elevates the experience for our players.”

“Oasis 360 is the system more tribes rely on than any other, and we are grateful for the trust the Karuk Tribe has placed in Aristocrat,” said Clark Warren, Aristocrat’s vice president of system sales. “Robust and flexible, Oasis 360 empowers operators to reward their guests for their loyalty across the entire operation, while also providing cutting-edge and essential management and compliance tools.”



Aristocrat Technologies Inc. (Aristocrat) recently announced that it has won a contract to install its award-winning Oasis 360 casino management system at the soon-to-open Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, Calif.

Owned and operated by the Karuk Tribe, Rain Rock Casino is expected to open this January with a 36,000 square-foot gaming facility housing 349 gaming machines, eight table games, a 100-seat restaurant and on-site parking.

Built on a platform with open architecture, Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 casino management system is as flexible as it is powerful. Among the modules the Karuk Tribe has chosen for Rain Rock Casino are Oasis 360 core modules, nCompass version 6.2, Personal Banker, OmniView, SpeedMedia marketing modules and SpeedGames to include Play n Win, Splashdown Countdown, Richochet Rewards, Jackpot Announcer and nRich. The tribe also selected the Trackit table games management module.

“We decided to commit to the Aristocrat Oasis system because we were looking for a strong partner with a proven system partnered with high performing games,” said Mike Rose, general manager of Rain Rock Casino. “During the selection process Aristocrat provided pricing that was very competitive and their service and responsiveness was the best! Aristocrat provides a product that works fantastic for our guests and provides our employees with a system that generates excitement on the floor and stability with our users. We are investing in the future with Aristocrat because they continue to invest in their systems, as well as bonusing and content that elevates the experience for our players.”

“Oasis 360 is the system more tribes rely on than any other, and we are grateful for the trust the Karuk Tribe has placed in Aristocrat,” said Clark Warren, Aristocrat’s vice president of system sales. “Robust and flexible, Oasis 360 empowers operators to reward their guests for their loyalty across the entire operation, while also providing cutting-edge and essential management and compliance tools.”

Bank it poker-based gaming machine — PROJECT | 2017-10-23



Project has expanded its portfolio with a double launch comprising Bank it alongside Multi-Poker, a high play appeal compendium featuring four of the company’s most popular and proven models.

“Bank it is a dedicated game which will enable operators to provide the very latest product to sites which have dedicated poker playing customers,” said Tony Boulton, managing director. “Poker sales are at a three year high and we estimate there are in the region of 3,000 of our poker themed games out in the field and performing well, a strong sign of the enduring appeal that poker has with the player base. The Multi-Poker compendium features Free Hand Poker, Jacks or Better, Find The Lady Ultimate Gamble and Chase The Ace No Limits. These represent four proven games available in a single cabinet and is the recommended route for operators who want to provide a poker option but possibly have a limited number of positions available on their gaming floor. Multi-Poker also creates an opportunity to grow a poker following. Poker is a differentiated income stream and when this strategy is employed it grows bottom line profits by attracting new revenue as opposed to cannibalising existing spend. The fact that poker sales are at their highest level since 2014 clearly demonstrates the appetite for both new and proven poker games and the importance of poker to a segment of the AGC market that has its own characteristics and motivations.” 



Project has expanded its portfolio with a double launch comprising Bank it alongside Multi-Poker, a high play appeal compendium featuring four of the company’s most popular and proven models.

“Bank it is a dedicated game which will enable operators to provide the very latest product to sites which have dedicated poker playing customers,” said Tony Boulton, managing director. “Poker sales are at a three year high and we estimate there are in the region of 3,000 of our poker themed games out in the field and performing well, a strong sign of the enduring appeal that poker has with the player base. The Multi-Poker compendium features Free Hand Poker, Jacks or Better, Find The Lady Ultimate Gamble and Chase The Ace No Limits. These represent four proven games available in a single cabinet and is the recommended route for operators who want to provide a poker option but possibly have a limited number of positions available on their gaming floor. Multi-Poker also creates an opportunity to grow a poker following. Poker is a differentiated income stream and when this strategy is employed it grows bottom line profits by attracting new revenue as opposed to cannibalising existing spend. The fact that poker sales are at their highest level since 2014 clearly demonstrates the appetite for both new and proven poker games and the importance of poker to a segment of the AGC market that has its own characteristics and motivations.” 

NRT Technology completes acquisition of VisuaLimits | 2017-10-11



NRT Technologies, Inc.,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp. (together, NRT) recently announced the successful completion of its acquisition of VisuaLimits, LLC (VL).   On September 20, NRT and Sightline Payments announced an agreement to merge, with the combined entity to be called NRT Sightline (the Transaction).  Following close of the Transaction, which remains subject to gaming regulatory approvals, Sightline’s CEO and Founder, Kirk Sanford, will assume the role of CEO of NRT Sightline. NRT’s current Founder, President and CEO, John Dominelli, will become chairman of NRT Sightline and will remain active in leading the overall company strategy with a keen focus on driving the technology roadmap.

The acquisition of VL complements NRT’s innovative and expansive payment product vision for casinos, which now includes VL’s unique 12-in-1 solution.

“Just in the last year alone VL has tripled its installed base and will finish this year with over 4000 ‘intelligent’ VL-Focus devices, adding some well recognized names to its roster of casino customers, including 8 of the top 10 Global casino operators,” said Dominelli.  “And we couldn’t be happier with the people that will be joining NRT as part of this acquisition.  They bring a real passion and unparalleled expertise to our organization that will truly enable NRT to Connect the Guest Experience across the entire casino resort.”

“The VL platform is like nothing else out there. We deliver actionable insights to operators, delivering tangible business improvements, transactional lift from payments, automated workflows, operational performance improvements and dynamic regulatory compliance. And operators love VL because our solutions consolidate the typical array of table games hardware to de-clutter and improve the overall ’look and feel’ of gaming tables,” said Ryan McClellan, VL’s co-founder and former COO who now takes on the role of  SVP table game solutions for NRT.   

“We have received such overwhelmingly positive feedback from operators about the VL product and this, coupled with the excitement of the recently announced VL integration with Sightline’s Play+ solution, convinced us that acquiring VL made more sense than continuing under a partnership arrangement,” said Michael Dominelli, VP product and marketing for NRT.  “Ryan McClellan and his team have built a truly amazing product suite.  The VL platform, along with our slot machine and redemption kiosk integrations, and pending merger with Sightline, will allow the combined entity to provide a frictionless payment experience throughout the entire casino ecosystem.”



NRT Technologies, Inc.,  a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRT Technology Corp. (together, NRT) recently announced the successful completion of its acquisition of VisuaLimits, LLC (VL).   On September 20, NRT and Sightline Payments announced an agreement to merge, with the combined entity to be called NRT Sightline (the Transaction).  Following close of the Transaction, which remains subject to gaming regulatory approvals, Sightline’s CEO and Founder, Kirk Sanford, will assume the role of CEO of NRT Sightline. NRT’s current Founder, President and CEO, John Dominelli, will become chairman of NRT Sightline and will remain active in leading the overall company strategy with a keen focus on driving the technology roadmap.

The acquisition of VL complements NRT’s innovative and expansive payment product vision for casinos, which now includes VL’s unique 12-in-1 solution.

“Just in the last year alone VL has tripled its installed base and will finish this year with over 4000 ‘intelligent’ VL-Focus devices, adding some well recognized names to its roster of casino customers, including 8 of the top 10 Global casino operators,” said Dominelli.  “And we couldn’t be happier with the people that will be joining NRT as part of this acquisition.  They bring a real passion and unparalleled expertise to our organization that will truly enable NRT to Connect the Guest Experience across the entire casino resort.”

“The VL platform is like nothing else out there. We deliver actionable insights to operators, delivering tangible business improvements, transactional lift from payments, automated workflows, operational performance improvements and dynamic regulatory compliance. And operators love VL because our solutions consolidate the typical array of table games hardware to de-clutter and improve the overall ’look and feel’ of gaming tables,” said Ryan McClellan, VL’s co-founder and former COO who now takes on the role of  SVP table game solutions for NRT.   

“We have received such overwhelmingly positive feedback from operators about the VL product and this, coupled with the excitement of the recently announced VL integration with Sightline’s Play+ solution, convinced us that acquiring VL made more sense than continuing under a partnership arrangement,” said Michael Dominelli, VP product and marketing for NRT.  “Ryan McClellan and his team have built a truly amazing product suite.  The VL platform, along with our slot machine and redemption kiosk integrations, and pending merger with Sightline, will allow the combined entity to provide a frictionless payment experience throughout the entire casino ecosystem.”

Pronto dining establishment — CHEF GIADA DE LAURENTIIS | 2017-10-13



Celebrated chef, author and television personality, Giada De Laurentiis, is anticipated to open her second restaurant, Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace in early 2018. Taking a page from her highly-successful, GIADA, at The Cromwell also in Las Vegas, Pronto, will offer guests De Laurentiis’ signature Italian fare with California influences but in a fast, casual format.

“With Pronto by Giada being my second restaurant, I wanted to do something a little different, with a more casual approach than my first restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell,” said De Laurentiis. “This will be a great introduction to my food and brand, as it’s the lighter side of Italian with a fresh, California influence. It will be perfect for a fast bite, and then guests can go across the street for a finer-dining experience.”

“Caesars Palace prides itself on having the most impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants—the addition of Giada De Laurentiis and Pronto by Giada brings our culinary empire to an even higher level of excellence,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president. “Pronto will offer something for every guest—from those looking to grab a quick bite or an artisanal coffee, to those wanting to enjoy the chic space while leisurely enjoying charcuterie and a glass of wine, all conveniently positioned steps away from our convention center and Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis.”

Pronto will be located adjacent to the world-famous Bacchanal Buffet and MR CHOW, and will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options, made of the freshest ingredients and prepared in an abbreviated time, perfect for guests on the go or those looking for a leisurely bite. Once guests receive their dishes, a variety of seating will be available from counter and bar seating to casual lounging. Not only will the food offerings be fast and refreshing, but the beverage offerings will be as well, from the coffee program to wine-on-tap to a full service bar with signature cocktails.

Breakfast offerings will include house-made pastries featuring traditional and unconventional flavors including Italian Cornetti, as well as breakfast sandwiches and made-to-order smoothies; lunch and dinner will feature fresh-pressed Paninis, salads, De Laurentiis’ twist on sandwiches with her lobster roll and gooey grilled cheese, antipasti and Formaggi and Salumi platters. For those with a sweet tooth like De Laurentiis, the dessert selections will be the perfect combination of light and decadent with gelato and sorbetto in both familiar and Giada-fied flavors to her famous lemon ricotta cookies and a selection of eye-catching cakes sold by the slice. Coffee fans will delight in the artisanal selections available around the clock, featuring traditional fresh brews to nitro options and eye catching foam art.

Pronto will be an open, light space encouraging guests from all areas of Caesars Palace to place an order, take a seat and enjoy the scenery. As she did with her first restaurant, De Laurentiis took inspiration for the look and feel from her own home. With natural elements such as wood and marble quartz, coupled with pops of color in the Italian-inspired tile.



Celebrated chef, author and television personality, Giada De Laurentiis, is anticipated to open her second restaurant, Pronto by Giada, at Caesars Palace in early 2018. Taking a page from her highly-successful, GIADA, at The Cromwell also in Las Vegas, Pronto, will offer guests De Laurentiis’ signature Italian fare with California influences but in a fast, casual format.

“With Pronto by Giada being my second restaurant, I wanted to do something a little different, with a more casual approach than my first restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell,” said De Laurentiis. “This will be a great introduction to my food and brand, as it’s the lighter side of Italian with a fresh, California influence. It will be perfect for a fast bite, and then guests can go across the street for a finer-dining experience.”

“Caesars Palace prides itself on having the most impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants—the addition of Giada De Laurentiis and Pronto by Giada brings our culinary empire to an even higher level of excellence,” said Gary Selesner, Caesars Palace regional president. “Pronto will offer something for every guest—from those looking to grab a quick bite or an artisanal coffee, to those wanting to enjoy the chic space while leisurely enjoying charcuterie and a glass of wine, all conveniently positioned steps away from our convention center and Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis.”

Pronto will be located adjacent to the world-famous Bacchanal Buffet and MR CHOW, and will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner options, made of the freshest ingredients and prepared in an abbreviated time, perfect for guests on the go or those looking for a leisurely bite. Once guests receive their dishes, a variety of seating will be available from counter and bar seating to casual lounging. Not only will the food offerings be fast and refreshing, but the beverage offerings will be as well, from the coffee program to wine-on-tap to a full service bar with signature cocktails.

Breakfast offerings will include house-made pastries featuring traditional and unconventional flavors including Italian Cornetti, as well as breakfast sandwiches and made-to-order smoothies; lunch and dinner will feature fresh-pressed Paninis, salads, De Laurentiis’ twist on sandwiches with her lobster roll and gooey grilled cheese, antipasti and Formaggi and Salumi platters. For those with a sweet tooth like De Laurentiis, the dessert selections will be the perfect combination of light and decadent with gelato and sorbetto in both familiar and Giada-fied flavors to her famous lemon ricotta cookies and a selection of eye-catching cakes sold by the slice. Coffee fans will delight in the artisanal selections available around the clock, featuring traditional fresh brews to nitro options and eye catching foam art.

Pronto will be an open, light space encouraging guests from all areas of Caesars Palace to place an order, take a seat and enjoy the scenery. As she did with her first restaurant, De Laurentiis took inspiration for the look and feel from her own home. With natural elements such as wood and marble quartz, coupled with pops of color in the Italian-inspired tile.

Nigel Balcarres joins Global Gaming as head of compliance | 2017-10-16



Global Gaming has appointed Nigel Balcarres as the company’s new head of compliance for its expanding Malta operations. Balcarres has more than 30 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry, where he has been involved in all aspects of jurisdictional solutions to create and maintain sustainable relationships with operators.

He joins Global Gaming from NetEnt, where he previously held the position of compliance officer for more than three years. He played a pivotal role in securing the company’s first UK licence, and was responsible for managing compliance with the jurisdiction, in addition for the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Curacao and its Asian operations.

Balcarres will be responsible for overseeing the group’s licensing applications, as well as preparing the future expansion plans for its leading B2C brand Ninja Casino and the company’s B2B operations.

“Nigel brings with him the experience we need to secure and successfully operate licences in new markets, along with the vital skills required for us to continue to offer innovative services that are fully compliant,” said Mark Wadsworth, director of the group’s companies in Malta. “His understanding of gaming and regulatory frameworks around the world is of significant advantage for us, and we look forward to his contribution to the business.”



Global Gaming has appointed Nigel Balcarres as the company’s new head of compliance for its expanding Malta operations. Balcarres has more than 30 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry, where he has been involved in all aspects of jurisdictional solutions to create and maintain sustainable relationships with operators.

He joins Global Gaming from NetEnt, where he previously held the position of compliance officer for more than three years. He played a pivotal role in securing the company’s first UK licence, and was responsible for managing compliance with the jurisdiction, in addition for the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Curacao and its Asian operations.

Balcarres will be responsible for overseeing the group’s licensing applications, as well as preparing the future expansion plans for its leading B2C brand Ninja Casino and the company’s B2B operations.

“Nigel brings with him the experience we need to secure and successfully operate licences in new markets, along with the vital skills required for us to continue to offer innovative services that are fully compliant,” said Mark Wadsworth, director of the group’s companies in Malta. “His understanding of gaming and regulatory frameworks around the world is of significant advantage for us, and we look forward to his contribution to the business.”

NYX Gaming Group appoints new group chief technology officer | 2017-10-16



NYX Gaming Group Limited appointed Chris Armes as group chief technology officer.  Armes joins from Oracle where he held the position of vice president, engineering for systems. He brings over 25 years’ experience of managing high performing global teams, covering the full delivery experience for large-scale international projects, across both hardware and software.

In his new role, Armes will oversee the company’s support and product development teams across sportsbook, lotteries, bingo and casino, bringing together these different products under one cohesive delivery model, enacting the company’s product-led strategy.  

“I’m thrilled to be joining NYX Gaming Group in what is a very exciting period of growth for the company,” said Armes. “I’m looking forward to working closely with NYX customers to ensure that our product innovation is in line with their current and future needs.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Chris to the team, and we look forward to him providing technical direction across numerous areas of our product-led strategy,”  said Matt Davey, CEO.



NYX Gaming Group Limited appointed Chris Armes as group chief technology officer.  Armes joins from Oracle where he held the position of vice president, engineering for systems. He brings over 25 years’ experience of managing high performing global teams, covering the full delivery experience for large-scale international projects, across both hardware and software.

In his new role, Armes will oversee the company’s support and product development teams across sportsbook, lotteries, bingo and casino, bringing together these different products under one cohesive delivery model, enacting the company’s product-led strategy.  

“I’m thrilled to be joining NYX Gaming Group in what is a very exciting period of growth for the company,” said Armes. “I’m looking forward to working closely with NYX customers to ensure that our product innovation is in line with their current and future needs.”

“We’re pleased to welcome Chris to the team, and we look forward to him providing technical direction across numerous areas of our product-led strategy,”  said Matt Davey, CEO.

Scientific Games signs agreement with Apigee | 2017-10-19



Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the company) recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Apigee, a subsidiary of Google, to utilize its full lifecycle application programming interface (API) management platform, as part of the Company’s portfolio of casino management technology solutions for the gaming industry. 

This agreement allows Scientific Games to deploy Apigee API management software in its suite of casino and slot management systems solutions and will enable Scientific Games to design, secure, deploy, monitor and scale APIs. Apigee’s industry-leading solution will make integration with third-party applications easier, more secure, more reliable and more operationally efficient.

“Scientific Games is committed to providing the best possible technology solutions for our customers and this agreement with Apigee, along with our newly launched Partner Program, underscores that commitment,” stated Catherine Burns, senior vice president of gaming systems for Scientific Games. “The Apigee API platform will help us to open up the door for more flexibility in working with third-party providers, enabling smoother integration and better security between our systems’ products and third-party products. This gives our casino clients the ability to more easily integrate ‘Best of Breed’ product combinations to meet their specific operational needs, as well as enhance their interactions with their customers.”



Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the company) recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Apigee, a subsidiary of Google, to utilize its full lifecycle application programming interface (API) management platform, as part of the Company’s portfolio of casino management technology solutions for the gaming industry. 

This agreement allows Scientific Games to deploy Apigee API management software in its suite of casino and slot management systems solutions and will enable Scientific Games to design, secure, deploy, monitor and scale APIs. Apigee’s industry-leading solution will make integration with third-party applications easier, more secure, more reliable and more operationally efficient.

“Scientific Games is committed to providing the best possible technology solutions for our customers and this agreement with Apigee, along with our newly launched Partner Program, underscores that commitment,” stated Catherine Burns, senior vice president of gaming systems for Scientific Games. “The Apigee API platform will help us to open up the door for more flexibility in working with third-party providers, enabling smoother integration and better security between our systems’ products and third-party products. This gives our casino clients the ability to more easily integrate ‘Best of Breed’ product combinations to meet their specific operational needs, as well as enhance their interactions with their customers.”