Las Vegas Revenue Quiz: what do you think each game makes?

Is it the slots or baccarat that really makes Vegas the big bucks? Las Vegas has always been the pinnacle of the casino lifestyle in many players’ eyes, with glamorous hotels and suites comped for the high rollers, all the games you could want and world class entertainment. Ever since 1931, when the city first legalised gambling, Vegas has always lived up to its reputation as the ’Entertainment Capital of the World’. But recently, there’s been a shift in availability when it comes to casino games. What started as a monopoly for Vegas has gradually been supplemented by fantastic resort locations like Macau, Singapore and others, all drawing the attention of the wealthy high-rollers! Not to mention that the more casual gamers can easily play casino on Paddy Power from the comfort of their own home!

With so many new sources of games, how can Vegas compete? What are their revenues looking like? Well, we’ve had a look at the Nevada Gaming Commission’s figures for last year and can tell you that Vegas is… doing pretty well, actually. But do you think you can guess how well? Take this quiz and find out! Give us your nearest estimate and let’s see how you do!

Which member of the Suicide Squad are you?

Later this month, a new Suicide Squad slot game will be released at all the best sites like bgo online casino. And to celebrate, we want to find out which member of the despicable gang of villains you’re most like using a fun personality quiz!

Created by DC Comics, the Suicide Squad are a troop of fictional super villains assembled by the government to save the world from disaster. The squad consists of six members, including The Joker’s twisted love interest Harley Quinn, deadly hitman Deadshot and genetic mutant Killer Croc.

The wicked bad guys made their first appearance in a 1959 comic book, but most of you probably know them from the 2016 blockbuster Suicide Squad film featuring Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

Each villain will star in the upcoming online video slot game as they appear on the big screen. And, being a release in Playtech’s acclaimed DC Super Hero Jackpot series, it will feature no less than four progressive jackpot prizes!

To get you even more excited for the game’s release, we’ve designed a fun quiz to establish which Suicide Squad you are most like based on your personality traits. Are you crazy and loveable like Harley Quinn? Are you super confident and always hitting your targets like Deadshot? Or are you someone hiding behind a tough exterior, like Killer Croc?

Take our quiz now to find out now.

Macau 2018 growth forecast at 5.8%

The Macau economy is expected to grow 5.8% for this year, followed by 3.9% growth in 2019, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Macau 2018 growth forecast at 5.8%News outlet The Macau Hub reported on the EIU’s forecast that the special administrative region’s growth in gross domestic product (GDP) will continue to be fueled by the gaming sector, which itself has seen below-expected gross gaming revenue (GGR) the past year.

Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) had previously released data for the first half of the year, showing 7.6% GDP growth year on year.

The EIU said that the Macau government’s attempts at diversifying the economy outside of gambling would remain largely unsuccessful. However, according to the EIU, the government should continue working to grow its non-gambling tourism activities to boost the entertainment sector.

With Typhoon Mangkhut hitting the city the other weekend, several analysts had adjusted their GGR forecasts for the quarter. The overall effect on the economy, however, is seen to be negligible.

The EIU expects a slowdown in mainland China’s economy will affect Macau; however, this will be offset somewhat by increased incomes to be spent by visitors from China.

Chinese tourists remain the hugest population among those visiting Macau, with 2.53 million Chinese visiting last August, a 25.3% increase from August last year. A total of 3.4 million people visited in August, a 18.7% increase year on year.

Macau’s strong 2017 performance, much on account of growth in the VIP gaming business, was preceded by three years of contraction owing in part to the Chinese government’s anti-corruption drive where it cracked down on outflows to Macau.

According to the EIU, inflation for 2018 is expected to hold at 2.9%, lowering to 2.8% the following year. The budget balance will be at 10.3% for 2018, and 9.4% in 2019. The unemployment rate is projected to stay at 1.9% for the two years.

Crown Casino sees 10% drop in revenue

Crown Perth has fallen out of favor with rich Asian gamblers. The result is a drop in revenue of almost 10%, according to an announcement by the Gaming and Wagering Commission. From July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the casino saw its gross gaming revenue (GGR) fall to AU$564 million (US$409.8 million).

Crown Casino sees 10% drop in revenueThe drop was propelled by a staggering 24% decline in revenue from baccarat, a standard favorite among Asian gamblers and typical for those with extremely deep pockets. In total, the casino’s baccarat GGR was $163 million (US$118.4 million). Since 2014, baccarat GGR has fallen a total of 57% at the casino. At its highest, it was bringing in $383 million (US$$278.3 million).

The Crown Resort company, owner of Crown Perth, had hoped to promote itself as the ultimate gambling destination for rich Asian gamblers as part of a $650 million (US$472.5) million redevelopment plan. That plan got off to a strong start, but a crackdown on foreign gambling companies by Chinese officials has resulted in a decrease in popularity.

That crackdown hurt baccarat, as well as Crown. In 2016, 19 Crown employees were arrested for participating in crimes that went against China’s stiff anti-gambling policies. The employees, one of whom was Crown senior executive Jason O’Connor, were eventually released and Crown agreed to pay a hefty fine for their actions.

Crown revenue also dropped due to a slowdown in other gaming sectors. Blackjack and roulette slipped to 8% and 11%, respectively, only attracting $34 million (US$24.7 million) and $53 million (US$38.5 million).

The electronic gaming machine sector shored up the company’s revenue in spite of a drop to $263 million (US$191.2 million) in turnover.

Crown has had a rough couple of years. Revenue has been sliding and public scandals have continued to plague the company. It has been called out for allegedly fixing slot machines, a claim that it has repeatedly denied in spite of several whistleblowers coming forward to confirm the activity. It has also lost almost US$500 million due to failed investments over the past decade.

The biggest surprise was when James Packer announced that he would be giving up his position of Crown Resorts executive chairman. Packer, who owns just under 50% of the company, made his announcement earlier this year, stating that he needed to relinquish the position due to mental health issues.