5 Concerns AI Developers Need to Prevent from Materializing

Artificial intelligence, like all innovative technologies, is a double-edged sword in the sense that it has the potential to do both a lot of good and a lot of harm. But just what harms and pitfalls should we be looking for? Jason Toy, founder of AI image generator 88stacks, offers five concerns that developers need to be aware of sooner rather than later.

Showtime at G2E 2023

The annual Global Gaming Expo drew more than 25,000 attendees for a display of new games, new technology and both land-based and online products.

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PAGCOR Casino Sale to Be Complete by 2028

Alejandro Tengco (l.) of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., has confirmed the agency’s plan to divest of 41 casinos by 2028. Before the sale, PAGCOR will work to enhance the value of its assets.

AGA Study: Gaming Has $329 Billion Economic Impact

A new study released by the American Gaming Association showed the casino gaming industry contributes $329 billion in annual economic impact to the U.S. economy, generates $53 billion in tax revenue and directly employs more than 700,000 people.

Gambling Lobbyists Target Irish Lawmakers

The updating of Ireland’s gambling laws, some of which have been on the books for more than a century, is sparking interest by lobbyists. They are targeting the country’s lawmakers.

Virginia Reinstates Skill Games Ban

The Supreme Court of Virginia has once again banned skill games in the state, reversing an order from a lower court judge that allowed the games to resume while a challenge to the ban was being heard.

FANTINI’S FINANCE: Looking Back at G2E

Just like that, another G2E has come and gone, and as always, there were a multitude of takeaways and observations to be gleaned from one of the industry’s most important weeks. Here are just a few that piqued our interest.



IPI Hit with Two Petitions Regarding Non-Payment

Imperial Pacific International, which has long been scrambling to preserve the license of its Imperial Palace casino (l.) in Saipan, was recently served with two petitions regarding nonpayment of judgement amounts.


Kentucky Rakes in $72.5 Million in First Month

Kentucky completed one month of sports betting, including three days of mobile betting. The handle for the month topped $72.5 million. $68 million came from mobile wagering in just a few days.


Howard Hughes Holdings Proposing Sky High Casino

The booming success of the Las Vegas Strip continues to pique the interest of developers and investors alike, and now another non-gaming entity, Howard Hughes Corp., appears to be the latest suitor with a proposal for a casino built over the Fashion Show Mall on the Strip.

Caesars Virginia Set to Open Late Next Year

The $650 million Caesars Virginia in Danville (l.) is set to debut in late 2024, creating 1,300 permanent jobs and generating up to $38 million tax revenue for the city. The temporary Danville Casino, which employs 400 workers, opened May 15.



iGB L!VE Details 5-year Growth Plan

The organizers of iGB L!VE, Clarion Gaming, have released details of a five-year growth plan. The plan centers around moving the international show from Amsterdam to London.