Top stories this week from GTECH and Scientific Games, as well as industry news from Caesars, Crown Resorts and the state of California.

There were two major buy outs taking place recently with GTECH and their planned merger with with International Game Technology, or IGT. Also, Scientific Games is planning to acquire Bally Technologies for over $3 billion.

Crown Resorts have also purchased prime real estate on the Las Vegas Strip where the New Frontier casino used to stand, while in New York Caesars was submitting an application to develop an $880 million luxury casino in Woodbury north of New York City.

Online news from Amaya Gaming and their regulatory approvals for the Rational Group acquisition. Also, the first regulated tribal online poker website in the United States has been launched in California.