IGT’s Resort Wallet Technology Leads Evolution of Cashless Gaming in New York State

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort (“Resorts World Catskills”) in Monticello, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Genting Group. Resort Wallet gives Resorts World Catskills patrons the option of a contactless, safe, and effortless cashless gaming experience. Players can use their physical Resorts World Catskills Players Club card to load cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cashier or any slot machine, and access those funds from any slot machine.

“Today’s casino guests are seeking a unique combination of gaming excitement, luxury, convenience, and safety. IGT’s Resort Wallet solution will help to ensure that Resorts World Catskills delivers every aspect of its brand promise,” said Bob DeSalvio,President of Genting

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HyperX Cloud Flight wireless gaming headphones just $100 for Prime Day

Prime Day deals are heating up, and we’re seeing plenty of discounts on gaming products. With rare deals on some of the best gaming headsets, there’s never been a better opportunity for you to treat yourself to a more immersive audio experience.

For a limited time, Amazon has the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset on sale for $99. That’s $40 off and one of the best Prime Day gaming deals yet.

HyperX Cloud Flight – Wireless Gaming Headset: was $139 now $99 @ Amazon
HyperX’s Cloud series headphones have made a name for themselves thanks to superior comfort, immersive audio and detachable noise-cancelling microphones. The wireless version of the Cloud Flight offers all of these features in addition to a 30-hour battery life. With Prime Day discounts applied, you can grab this headset for $40 off right now.View Deal

HyperX’s wireless headset remains a step ahead of the competition,

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Amazon Prime Day best laptop deals: $600 off Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop, plus savings on Asus, Microsoft, HP and more

2020’s Amazon Prime Day deals mix includes significant savings on tablets and laptops, and many of these discounts will be felt right up to Black Friday and into the holiday season. The number of students and employees now working from home has seen increased demand for everyone to have their own device, and the number of machines on offer has kept up.

Amazon’s Prime Day line-up of discounts for 2020 includes savings on gaming laptops, a two-in-one from HP, and even a dual-screen pc from Asus. It’s still early days though, so don’t fret if none of these machines are quite right — we expect more laptops and tablets to go on sale this week with offers to come from Newegg, Walmart and Best Buy. 

We’ll keep this list up to date with the latest from Amazon and others.

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Microsoft is offering discounts on several Surface Pro configurations,

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Boyd Gaming to lay off hundreds at downtown Las Vegas hotels

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The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. (June 4)

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LAS VEGAS – A decline in travel between Hawaii and Southern Nevada has led U.S. casino company Boyd Gaming to cut almost 300 workers at two downtown hotels.

In letters to Nevada unemployment officials, Boyd revealed 284 employees at the California Hotel and Casino and Main Street Station will lose their jobs on Nov. 13.

“As we are all aware, the pandemic continues with no predictable date for its end,” a Sept. 13 notice said. “The economy continues to struggle and extended travel-related restrictions are preventing many customers from visiting our properties.”

The layoffs – 116 at Main Street and 168 at California – impact every manner of casino worker, including bartenders, chefs, cocktail servers and card dealers.

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14-story hotel, new restaurants, more gaming space coming to ilani Casino Resort

A major expansion at ilani Casino Resort will add a 14-story hotel, two new restaurants and more gaming space, according to the casino’s operators. In addition, ilani’s new 2,700-space, six-story parking garage is set to open next month.

On Oct. 15, workers will begin the expansion projects by first adding about 17,000 square feet to the casino’s floor space, said ilani President Kara Fox-LaRose. Workers will remove an existing wall in the casino near the food court to reveal the expansion, which is already under the same roof as the casino, but it’s currently a dirt floor with exposed beams. The project will cost $30 million, she said.

The expansion will add roughly 200 jobs, 200 slot machines and additional table games. It is scheduled to open next summer. Ilani originally planned to open the expansion at the end of this summer along with the parking garage, but the COVID-19

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Turning Stone Resort Casino earns No. 1 best overall gaming award in New York

VERONA, N.Y. — Turning Stone Resort Casino has been named the No. 1 best overall gaming resort by Casino Player Magazine. They made the 2020 list of “Best in Gaming Awards”. 

Turning Stone was recognized for a record high of 27 total winnings spanning across the gaming industry. The Resort and Casino were recognized across the board for their games, luxury accommodations, sports book, golf, and staff. 

The magazine’s annual best of gaming award-winners are hand-selected by casino visitors themselves. 

Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, Ray Halbritter, spoke on the accomplishments. 

“Being named New York’s No. 1 Best Overall Gaming Resort is a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to our guests and dedicated employees for helping us stay on top,” said Halbritter. “This award is not something earned overnight – instead it is achieved through consistent dedication to exceptional guest service and providing the very best experience possible. As we

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