3M Shutters Touchscreen Business NORTH AMERICA

Technology giant, 3M, has decided to exit its Touch Systems business and plans to discontinue all Surface Capacitive, Projected Capacitive and display products

3M announced 2,000 job losses in April as the company realigns its product offering amid massive legal suits for long-standing issues


CALIFORNIA – San Manuel Casino is the chosen venue for Aristocrat Technologies’ new Dragon Cash slot game to make its its west coast premiere.

“San Manuel Casino has been a long-time partner of Aristocrat’s, and we are very excited to have our new Dragon Cash product make its west coast premiere at the property,” said Jon Hanlin, senior vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics. “At Aristocrat, our designers have an incredible passion for play, and Dragon Cash is just the latest example of what sets our creative teams apart.”

Dragon Cash is the latest game in Aristocrat’s award-winning Dragon Link franchise, now offering mid and high denomination sets beginning with $0.05, $0.10, and $1.00 options. Available on the Arc Single and Helix+ cabinets, Dragon Cash provides a wide variety of bet structures and jackpot configurations for placements throughout the floor and in high limit areas.

NEVADA – Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, is on course to open on time in November, but will likely delay the opening due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Construction of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas remains on schedule and the operations team is expected to receive the keys to the property in early November,” stated Richard Bosworth, President and CEO of JC Hospitality, owner of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. “However, due to current COVID-19 regulations, market conditions and recent event and convention cancellations, the ownership group is carefully evaluating the previously announced Fall 2020 opening date. The ownership group expects to have a date identified by mid-September at which time we will provide full details.”

The reconceptualisation lifestyle resort will feature innovative design and function with 1,505 appointed Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites in three luxurious towers, Ruby, Opal and Canyon. All Chambers will include the Virgin Hotels patented bed and in-room technology. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be home to the first tribal casino in the city, Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, an immersive 60,000sq.ft casino, operated by Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment. The completely reconceptualised casino floor will feature a striking design, mirroring the property’s modern desert vibe. The 24-hour casino will offer players a variety of experiences including slots, table games, high-limit areas and a race and sportsbook. An impressive restaurant portfolio, complete with some of the country’s hottest restauranteurs, will take guests on an inspired culinary journey.


Technology giant, 3M, has decided to exit its Touch Systems business and plans to discontinue all Surface Capacitive, Projected Capacitive and display products currently in production. According to details from suppliers, the last shipments of 3M screens is expected to be completed by the end of March 2021, though the company is to stop taking orders from October 31.

According to 3M, the decision was made to allow the Display Materials and Systems Division to focus on significant growth areas that are better aligned to 3M’s fundamental strengths. Te reality is that numerous suppliers capable of providing product, ranging wildly in price and quality, have been flooding the p-cap component market.

Te quality of product offered by other component manufacturers across the market space has improved considerably over the past few years, which has meant that improvements in quality and availability has also put significant cost pressure on 3M. 3M anticipates a

FanDuel expands DFS offerings with Best Ball and Daily Snake Drafts


FanDuel has expanded its fantasy sports products with the launch of Best Ball and Daily Snake Drafts ahead of the football season.

Best Ball contests are the simplest way to play fantasy football bringing the popular season-long fantasy game on to FanDuel’s fantasy platform. Te Pro Football Best Ball slates are small, single-entry contests with a shared player pool. Users draft a 20 player fantasy team before or during the football season, then keep that team for the remainder of the season. Unlike other FanDuel contests, there is no salary cap and one player per team.

Tere are also no trades or waiver claims like other season long fantasy football products. Every week, FanDuel automatically combines the

smooth product discontinuation process and is committed to a high level of customer service throughout the product discontinuation process. Tough the deadline for end-of-life is a little way away due to the volume of machines and equipment utilising 3M touch technology, the demand is extremely high putting pressure on the ability to produce 3M touch products in a timely manner.

UK-based E-screen is advising all customers to place orders as soon as possible. E-screen Managing Director, Jonathan Temple stated: "I want to reach out to all users of 3M touchscreens, both manufacturers and operators that need support for last time buys and transition to new technology. We currently have good stock levels and future orders scheduled for delivery, though these are selling quickly. We have alternative brands of PCAP and Surface capacitive touch screens coming into stock which have been designed to match the performance and sizes of 3M products as well as a range of PCAP and surface capacitive touch screen monitors."

scores of your best players at each position (nine players in total) to generate your score for that week. Tere are only two- 12 users in each contest, and the user with the highest cumulative score at the end of the season wins. As of today, Best Ball contests are available on or via the FanDuel DFS app, and you can choose from a variety of contest sizes and entry fees starting at $1.

“Best Ball games are perfect for sports fans looking to play fantasy for the first time, or who love the season-long fantasy format,” said John Griffin, General Manager Fantasy, FanDuel Group. “Tese contests are a hybrid of season- long and daily fantasy, and users can draft a team once and never have to set their lineups again or watch waiver wires, which is incredibly appealing to fans of all levels.”

To celebrate the launch, FanDuel will debut a new advert featuring former NFL Football Coach, Jeff Fisher.


Scientific Games has launched retail sports betting for FireKeepers Casino, owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP), and is working with FireKeepers to expand that effort to include digital sports betting and iGaming when regulation opens within the state of Michigan.

Te first stage of FireKeepers’ launch includes the deployment of Scientific Games’ OpenSports product suite for retail sports betting at ‘Dacey’s Sportsbook’, which opened in June, offering hundreds of markets across all US sports, including international soccer and baseball and golf. Te go-live signals the first tribal operator to launch sports betting in Michigan.

Following a new bill passing in the state of Michigan, Scientific Games will also deliver its OpenGaming and OpenSports products to launch FireKeepers’ new digital sports betting and casino offering.

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