Macaus Paradise Entertainment issues positive profit alert

first_img RelatedPosts The positive results are due to “an increase of approximately 10% in the group’s revenue from provision of casino management services as a result of an increase of approximately 10% in total gross gaming revenue from the casinos under the group’s management” as well as “an increase of approximately 160% in the group’s revenue from sale of electronic gaming equipment and systems.”Inside Asian Gaming reported in April that Paradise had already deployed 364 new Live Multi Game (LMG) terminals to the city’s casinos in the first few months of 2018 – almost five times the number of terminals it deployed through all of 2017. Hong Kong airport shut down as analysts warn protests having negative impact on Macau GGR Caesars slips back into loss in 2Q19 but US properties showing growth ahead of Eldorado merger Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Macau’s Paradise Entertainment Ltd has issued a positive profit alert for the six months ended 30 June 2018.In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Paradise said it expects to record a profit for the period, compared with a HK$35 million loss in the first six months of 2017. Load Morelast_img read more

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2019-09-16

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Youths body found in Joypurhat

first_imgPolice recovered the severed body of an unidentified youth from near a rail track at Koktara in Panchbibi upazila on Sunday evening.Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi police station said that locals spotted the body of the youth, aged around 30, beside the rail track around 6:00pm and informed police.On information, police recovered the body.Police suspected that the young man might have been crushed under train.last_img

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2019-09-03

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3 Growth Strategies for Mobile Gaming

first_img There are seemingly an infinite number of mobile games in app stores these days. So much so that finding good games is often a struggle for consumers. While ranking charts and app store recommendations help, it’s easy to create a game and have it get lost in the sea of options before getting a single user. Some game developers have hacked the process and established suites of successful titles, while others have created one-off hits. Whatever the method, achieving success in gaming will depend on how the market develops in the coming year.Related: Infographic: The Gaming IndustryMarket research found that there are more than180 million mobile gamers in the U.S. as of 2016, and that number is projected to grow by at least another 12 million in 2017. With so many gamers, the opportunity to grow gaming franchises is significant. There are also countless opportunities to leverage the popularity of mobile gaming for marketing efforts, brand development and educational interests.Data shows that market penetration for mobile gaming is only at 55 percent, which means there are plenty of opportunities for developers and gaming companies to reach new consumer segments with successfully targeted games. There are a few proven strategies that have been successfully implemented by established gaming companies.“The app stores have changed significantly over the years and are now more competitive than ever before,” says Ilya Nikolayev, founder and CEO of Tapinator (TAPM), a mobile gaming company. “To control your own destiny, your game’s metrics need to be good enough to allow you to profitably acquire users for your title.” That is the goal of any gaming developer — to create titles that support long term growth. The following strategies will help any company in the mobile gaming space grow in 2017.1. Quantitative approach before creative.Games are a creative and recreational outlet for most players. Most people play for a chance to suspend reality and enjoy experiences they would not otherwise have time for. Many game companies start the development process with a creative approach in mind. If they want to create games that generate value, however, they would do better to start with a quantitative approach.Related: Has the Mobile Gaming Frenzy Caught in India Yet? This Entrepreneur Says Yes.The challenge is assessing whether or not the investment in development will result in the expected financial outcomes. Nikolayev explains how to engage with this problem. “This is a quantity-driven business where each engine allows us to quickly release new titles while minimizing additional development work for each game,” he says. “The main challenge here is building an install base for each game that is sufficiently large so as to monetize the product via advertising.”2. Create fast, iterate often.Another way to accelerate growth is by developing games quickly and making constant improvements. Nikolayev says that Tapinator has worked to develop two key categories of games — full-features and rapid-launch. Full-feature games are titles that keep people engaged with longer form content, while rapid-launch games tend to entice users by capitalizing on current trends.With the ability to make upgrades and additions over time, developers can deliver a simple gaming experience and improve it with time. This is not to say that you should develop a substandard game and improve it as you go. Everything has to start at a high quality. Otherwise, you risk upsetting users. Developing methods for creating games fast, however, helps maintain your competitive advantage.3. Create an ecosystem of apps for marketing.While some games start as singular successes, it is much more common for games to succeed as a part of a larger collection or franchise. Examples like PokemonGo are a rarity, and it is important to note that most one-off hits come from existing entertainment franchises. To ensure the success of a game, it is best to develop and release a series of similar titles under the same developer. In doing so, anytime a player enjoys one of your games, there is another waiting for them to try.“For rapid-launch games, the calculation is much simpler,” Nikolayev says. “We do not utilize paid marketing here and rely exclusively on our own cross-promotion network.” Brands looking to expand offerings in 2017 would benefit from a similar strategy.Related: This Entrepreneur Quit His Job to Start a Company — Any Company — After He Held an iPhone for the First Time. Now His Weight Loss App Has 30 Million Users.Whether you are a developer, marketer, gaming entrepreneur or something in between, these strategies will help you launch more successful brands in 2017. Focus on your audience, their unique needs and what kind of games will keep them engaged. Develop games with their revenue potential in mind, and you are more likely to create sustainable titles that deliver value in the long term. Always consider to how your existing users can inform the development process to ensure future games are just as successful. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals October 17, 2017 5 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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NVIDIA announces preorders for the Jetson Xavier Developer Kit an AI chip

first_imgNVIDIA Jetson Xavier is an AI computer designed to be used in autonomous machines. It delivers the performance of a GPU workstation in an embedded module while consuming power under 30W. It can also operate at 10W and 15W. The Jetson Xavier is supported by NVIDIA’s SDKs like JetPack and DeepStream. It also supports popular libraries like CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT. Per NVIDIA, Xavier has 20 times the performance and 10 times the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the NVIDIA Jetson TX2. Everything needed to get started with Nvidia Jetson Xavier is present in the box, including the power supply and cables. The Jetson Xavier is designed for robots, drones and other autonomous machines and is also suitable for smart city applications. An important use case NVIDIA considered while designing the chip was robot prototyping, that meant making it as small as possible while delivering the maximum performance and options for I/O. The module itself without the thermal solution is just about the size of a small notebook. You can run a total of three monitors at once with the two USB 3.1 type C ports and the HDMI port. The chip consists of six processing units. It includes a 512-core Nvidia Volta Tensor Core GPU and an eight-core Carmel Arm64 CPU. The chip capable of 30 trillion operations per second. The specifications of the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier are: GPU 512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores DL Accelerator (2x) NVDLA Engines CPU 8-core ARMv8.2 64-bit CPU, 8MB L2 + 4MB L3 Memory 16GB 256-bit LPDDR4x | 137 GB/s Storage 32GB eMMC 5.1 Vision Accelerator 7-way VLIW Processor Video Encode (2x) 4Kp60 | HEVC Video Decode (2x) 4Kp60 | 12-bit support Camera 16x CSI-2 Lanes (40 Gbps in D-PHY V1.2 or 109 Gbps in CPHY v1.1) 8x SLVS-EC lanes (up to 18.4 Gbps) Up to 16 simultaneous cameras PCIe 5x PCIe gen4 (16GT/s) controllers | 1×8, 1×4, 1×2, 2×1 Root port and endpoint Mechanical 100mm x 87mm with 16mm Z-height (699-pin board-to-board connector) The Xavier is available for preorder for $2,499, but if you are a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program you can get your first kit at a special price of $1,299. For more details, visit the NVIDIA website. Read next NVIDIA open sources its material definition language, MDL SDK NVIDIA shows off GeForce RTX, real-time raytracing GPUs, as the holy grail of computer graphics to gamers Video-to-video synthesis method: A GAN by NVIDIA & MIT CSAIL is now Open sourcelast_img read more

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2019-08-26

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Trafalgars 2020 USA Canada includes new State Explorer trips

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Trafalgar << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by TORONTO — Trafalgar has released its 2020 USA & Canada program, including new trips and experiences. The company says clients can save 10% off per person on select 2020 USA & Canada trips when paid in full by Dec. 18, 2019. The release of the 2020 program includes the introduction of new ‘Active’ itineraries featuring a walk or a hike most days. Guests can take on different trails best suited to their fitness levels, says Trafalgar. Meanwhile ‘State Explorer’ trips, as the name suggests, give clients a deeper look at specific states and what makes them so unique, in Hawaii, Colorado, California and Massachusetts, home of Martha’s Vineyard.Trafalgar has also announced a brand new concept for its ‘City Explorer’ trips to San Francisco and New York. Trafalgar travellers can choose from included ‘Daily Choice’ options, to tailor their days with hand selected inclusions. New York’s various boroughs and San Francisco’s various districts are all explored with the expertise of ‘Local Specialists’ who are experts in each of these areas, says Trafalgar.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next month“Canadian guests today want a deeper travel experience, as well as seeing all the sights they’ve always dreamed of, and Trafalgar has the balance right,” says Trafalgar’s Global CEO, Gavin Tollman. “We are constantly innovating to offer our guests new, eye-opening experiences expertly planned out by our passionate North American team and are so excited to share the connections we have in this part of the world. Our new JoinTrafalgar trip, deep diving into USA’s Native American culture in particular is something truly different, which we know guests will absolutely love.”Highlights for the 2020 lineup include the new Scenic Wonders of Newfoundland, Labrador and Ile Saint Pierre, an overnight stay in Martha’s Vineyard as part of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays with Stories’ collection and a visit to a family-owned Okanagen Valley winery on The Great Trans-Canadian Journey.center_img Trafalgar’s 2020 USA & Canada includes new ‘State Explorer’ trips Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

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2019-08-19

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