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Bloomberry to build second casino resort

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Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, a gaming and hospitality company based in the Philippines, is going to build a second integrated resort in the Metro Manila region. The move is part of the strategy to gain from the Philippines’ fast-growing tourism industry and growing mass segment in the north.

Enrique K. Razon, Chairman and CEO of Bloomberry, confirmed that news of the construction on their new property, after the annual general meeting on Tuesday. The construction of the resort is likely to begin by mid-2019 and to be completed by 2022.

The resort will be constructed on a portion of land in Quezon City, a city located northeast of the capital Manila where Bloomberry’s core operation – Solaire Resort & Casino – is based. Mr. Razon said Tuesday that they will expand the Solaire brand with their new property in Quezon City.

The businessman further pointed out that they are yet to estimate the project’s budget, and that a master plan is in the works and is expected to be presented by January 2019.

The planned hotel and casino resort will be constructed on a 1.5-hectare site within the 45-hectare Vertis North mega-project. Bloomberry bought that portion of land from the Philippine National Housing Authority for nearly PHP2 billion back in 2015.

Mr. Razon said they are planning to build a high-rise property as the land they own in Quezon City does not allow for a sprawling resort.

Bloomberry’s Quezon City operation will look to cater to the growing mass market in the north, the company’s top official pointed out Tuesday. Mr. Razon went on to say that they believe 2018 would be a banner year for the Philippines’ integrated resort industry and tourism’s role in the development of that industry will be keep growing.

According to the businessman, the rise in middle-class income and the constantly improving connectivity across the region would, too, play a significant role in the future development of the casino resort segment. As mentioned above, Bloomberry’s new Solaire resort would look to tap namely the mass market segment in the northern part of the country.

The gaming and hospitality company also believes that it would further benefit from the rising number of daily flights from China, there are 32 of them currently, and from the multiple visa relaxations rolled out over the past several years. China’s middle class is expected to become an important driver of growth within the casino gambling and integrated resort sector in the next few years, and more and more countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines included, have been looking to develop properties that would appeal to that particular demographic.

In a separate announcement from earlier this week, Bloomberry announced that it has completed the purchase of the portion of land where its Solaire Casino & Resort is located. The company paid the amount of PHP37.33 billion (approximately $710.3 million) to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to assume ownership of the site. Solaire was the first integrated resort to open doors in Entertainment City, a multi-billion scheme initiated by the Philippine government for the construction of four hotel and casino properties in the heart of Manila to boost tourism and bring international visitors to the country. 

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Ganapati to Launch Manny Pacquiao Slot Game in September

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Ganapati PLC is going to launch boxing legend Manny Pacquiao themed slot game in September. Proceeds from the game will go to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, supporting children’s education in the Philippines.

The game’s focus on fighting represents the local communities’ fight for a brighter future, something that Pacquiao strives for in his role as a senator of the Philippines. Elected to the Philippine Senate in 2016, he was firmly established as a leading figure in politics.

“This opportunity is extremely exciting for us as it represents Ganapati’s considerable growth within the industry. We’re delighted to be involved in this project with the octuple champion Manny Pacquiao – a true global superstar. It is wonderful to know the extent to which Ganapati is now being recognised in the industry,” Juliet Adelstein, CEO of Ganapati Europe Holding and Ganapati Malta said.

“Manny Pacquiao has defeated countless powerful players in the past – no matter how strong his opponent, he always faces them head on and without fear. This mental strength of his can be seen not only in his role as a pro-boxer, but also as a politician and future leader of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao is the most successful and respected athlete in Asia and an incredibly skilled and determined politician. It is an honour to be able to produce his official game,” Hayato Terai, CLO of Ganapati PLC and Ganapati Malta said.

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iMovo becomes First Premier Implementation Partner for Zendesk in EMEA

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iMovo Ltd, an acknowledged leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM), Business Intelligence (BI), Workforce Management (WFM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), is pleased to announce that it has achieved Zendesk Premier Implementation Partner status, the first such partner in the EMEA region to do so.

Building on its previous Premier Solution Provider status and having achieved a 100% successful track record of numerous implementations of the Zendesk customer service solution, iMovo’s Customer Service Engagement consultants underwent additional study and certification leading to the Premier Implementation Partner status.

With expertise across many industries and business functions, combined with a team of certified consultants, iMovo has helped organisations improve their customer service operations, foster satisfied customers and build loyal relationships as well as create new efficiencies and generate value and cost savings.

Commenting on this achievement, Emmanuel Buttigieg, Zendesk Line Advisor at iMovo said “This new status has us extremely happy and we see this as a clear sign of the commitment the two companies are making towards bringing cutting edge customer service across multiple markets including the UK, France, Malta, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. Customer experience management has been a key focus for iMovo since its inception in 2010 and, with more than 60 successful projects under our belt, our team has demonstrated our vision, culture, and passion for customer experience and service management. As Premier Implementation Partners we look forward to continue working closely with Zendesk across the EMEA region.”

For more information please visit www.imovo.com.mt or send an email to info@imovo.com.mt.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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Rush Street Launches Online Sports Bets and Casino Games on iOS Devices in Pennsylvania

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Rush Street Interactive has launched online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices in Pennsylvania. Players are finally able to place online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices, via Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.

The launch has been facilitated by GeoGuard Location Validator, a new app launched through a partnership between GeoComply, a geolocation specialist.

“As we launch our casino site today, we are excited to offer Apple users a way to enjoy the innovative experiences we offer by betting from their mobile devices in Pennsylvania. We’re pleased that players with Apple mobile devices will be able to use the mobile web to play with PlaySugarHouse.com,” Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive said.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer loyal users with Apple devices, such as iPhones, a way to get online and begin playing on our award-winning platform,” Schwartz added.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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