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Mississippi Gov. Bryant pushes for state lottery

posted on February 25, 2017 by

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants legislators to make a renewed effort to enact a state lottery that might generate tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue.

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Plaza Event Center celebrating grand opening with March Mania Viewing Party

posted on February 25, 2017 by

The new Plaza Event Center, a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. special event space at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating its official grand opening with a March Mania Viewing Party Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19.

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Location for jointly owned casino could be announced soon

posted on February 24, 2017 by

Media reports in Connecticut say officials from that state’s two federally recognized tribes could announce within days a location for a proposed jointly owned casino near the Massachusetts border.

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Legislation that would allow casino gambling in Georgia takes hit

posted on February 24, 2017 by

Enabling legislation in Georgia that would allow that state’s voters to decide if they want casino gambling took a hit late this week in the state Senate. However, the bill’s sponsor says he’s confident he can revive it over the weekend.

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Sands China Ltd. has launched a new credit card

posted on February 23, 2017 by

Sands China Ltd. has launched a new credit card called ICBC Sands Lifestyle Mastercard. The new card allows cardholders to earn points when shopping or travelling anywhere in the world and then use them for purchases at any of the Sands Macao resorts.

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MGM Resorts adopts BCLC's GameSense program

posted on February 23, 2017 by

MGM Resorts has announced the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) award-winning GameSense program will soon be an integral part of its efforts to advance responsible gaming efforts across all of its North America properties.

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Wilton Rancheria Indians moving ahead with gaming development

posted on February 23, 2017 by

The Wilton Rancheria Indians are moving ahead with a long-awaited gaming development in northern California now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs placed the recently purchased 36-acre site of the propose casino in trust.

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Casino companies willing to commit significant dollars to open casino in Japan

posted on February 22, 2017 by

As expected the major casino companies seeking to do business in Japan under new gambling legislation say they are willing to commit significant dollars to secure casino rights in that country.

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Public forum on gambling to be held in Connecticut

posted on February 22, 2017 by

Under intense legislative pressure from lobbyists, Connecticut’s State Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public forum on gambling before any bill authorizing commercial gaming in the state is drafted.

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Two best friends in England sharing £15million lottery winnings

posted on February 22, 2017 by

Two best friends in England who are sharing £15million lottery winnings after taking down the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing say buying first-class flight tickets to Las Vegas is at top of their shopping list.

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Everything old is new again having impact on the casino industry

posted on February 21, 2017 by

The Analyst | The cliché “everything old is new again” is becoming manifest on the casino slot floors. We will start seeing more and more old familiar video games of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s get modified for gambling purposes and start hitting the casino floor for real wagering action.

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Simply saying it's so doesn't make it so

posted on February 21, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | I’m having a hard time digesting a new report that predicts the iGaming industry, also called online gambling, will grow by more than 10 percent yearly and become an industry worth almost $100 billion by 2024.

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Parking fees bite dust at Tampa Hard Rock casino

posted on February 20, 2017 by

In what The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa says is a response to guest demands, the company is bringing back free self-parking in all of its garages this week.

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Penn. table games see more gross revenue in January

posted on February 20, 2017 by

Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during January 2017 was 2.1% higher than January 2016. This was revealed in figures released late last week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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Wynn, Encore named as one of the world’s most gorgeous casinos

posted on February 20, 2017 by

The famed publication Architectural Digest has named Las Vegas’ Wynn Las Vegas and companion property Encore as one of the world’s most gorgeous casinos.

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Rivers Casino Resort generates $3M in gaming revenue in its first week

posted on February 20, 2017 by

The new Rivers Casino & Resort in upstate Schenectady generated  $3 million in gaming revenue in its first week of business, according to data released Friday by the New York State Gaming Commission. 

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Mississippi operators concerned over gambling expansion plans

posted on February 20, 2017 by

Local operators in Mississippi are now increasingly concerned over gambling expansion plans being considered in Florida as well as gambling legislation under discussion in Georgia. Local media report there’s also concern that state casinos have been cannibalizing each other.

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Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reaches settlement

posted on February 20, 2017 by

A long running legal dispute in Wisconsin has been resolved after a settlement has been reached between the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and several parties.

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New casino gaming legislation has been approved in Bermuda

posted on February 18, 2017 by

In Bermuda, new casino gaming legislation has been approved in the Senate, overcoming concerns about the high initial cost for prospective operators.

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Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO resigns

posted on February 18, 2017 by

Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and former president of Mohegan Sun Pocono, resigned from his position this week. The tribal authority is continuing to grapple with an investigation into financial irregularities.

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Daily Racing Form announces new…

The Daily Racing Form (DRF) has announced new tournament partnerships that include Boyd Gaming’s venerable Horse Player World Series and the Wynn Handicapping Challenge in Las Vegas. The Del Mar Handicapping Challenge is also joining DRF’s latest contest initiative.

Plaza Event Center celebrating grand…

The new Plaza Event Center, a nearly 5,000 sq. ft. special event space at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is celebrating its official grand opening with a March Mania Viewing Party Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 19.

Location for jointly owned casino…

Media reports in Connecticut say officials from that state’s two federally recognized tribes could announce within days a location for a proposed jointly owned casino near the Massachusetts border.

Legislation that would allow casino…

Enabling legislation in Georgia that would allow that state’s voters to decide if they want casino gambling took a hit late this week in the state Senate. However, the bill’s sponsor says he’s confident he can revive it over the weekend.

Willy Wilcox first PGA player to…

Professional golfer Willy Wilcox is now the first PGA player to officially sign a contract with a fantasy sports site by inking a deal this week with DraftKings, the fantasy sports gambling website.