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SLS Las Vegas bought by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group

SLS Las Vegas bought by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group

posted on May 24, 2017 by

SLS Las Vegas announced Tuesday it will be bought by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group. They currently own the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino in Reno.

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Macau Chinese gambling up 11 percent from last year

Macau Chinese gambling up 11 percent from last year

posted on May 24, 2017 by

The Macau Statistics and Census Service says the number of visitors arriving in Chinese gambling enclave during April saw an 11 percent year-on-year increase, to 2.74 million.

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A suburban Toronto woman had her trespassing case adjourned

A suburban Toronto woman had her trespassing case adjourned

posted on May 24, 2017 by

A suburban Toronto woman, Pasqua DiGianni, Monday, had her trespassing case adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

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Borgata Atlantic City announces M life Rewards loyalty program

Borgata Atlantic City announces M life Rewards loyalty program

posted on May 24, 2017 by

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, now controlled in its entirety by MGM Resorts International (MGM), announced Tuesday that on June 7th it will be initiating the company’s M life Rewards loyalty program.

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​Las Vegas’ Steve Wynn among top 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2016

​Las Vegas’ Steve Wynn among top 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2016

posted on May 24, 2017 by

Las Vegas’ Steve Wynn, Chairman of Wynn Resorts, is among the top 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2016, according to The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. Wynn, 75, checked in tenth in the calculation released Tuesday.

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Jobs, taxes rule, help spread legal gaming

Jobs, taxes rule, help spread legal gaming

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Recently a reader wrote: “I would like to see you do an article regarding government protections of the U.S. gaming industry particularly how legislation such as UIGEA has prevented foreign businesses and Americans from engaging in competitive gaming commerce.”

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Vegas’ Chinatown brings back fond memories

Vegas’ Chinatown brings back fond memories

posted on May 23, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | An often-overlooked part of the visit was the exposure given to then unfamiliar regions of the mainland and their cuisine. The increased popularity of Chinese food exploded when new varieties and tastes were introduced in the U.S.

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Skill-based games at Foxwoods

Skill-based games at Foxwoods

posted on May 23, 2017 by

GameCo, Inc., creator of the world’s first skill-based, video game gambling machines announced Monday six video game gambling machines are now in operation at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

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Prime Strip land for sale

Prime Strip land for sale

posted on May 23, 2017 by

Crown Resorts Limited has retained CBRE to list a 35-acre parcel of prime real estate on Las Vegas Blvd., directly across from Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Resorts, just north of Fashion Show mall.

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Free buses in downtown LV set to start

Free buses in downtown LV set to start

posted on May 23, 2017 by

One of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s pet projects, a free bus service from the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets to the Fremont East district with stops at other downtown venues will begin in the next few weeks.

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Palace Casino Hotel moving to larger site near Cass Lake

Palace Casino Hotel moving to larger site near Cass Lake

posted on May 22, 2017 by

Members of the Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Indians in northern Minnesota have voted overwhelmingly to move the tribe’s Palace Casino Hotel to a new and larger site nearer to the city of Cass Lake.

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Penn. State Legislature is expected to 'fix' state gaming law

Penn. State Legislature is expected to 'fix' state gaming law

posted on May 22, 2017 by

Media reports from Pennsylvania indicate the State Legislature is expected to soon act on bills to “fix” an unconstitutional section of the state gaming law and keep millions of dollars routed to municipalities with casinos. 

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In Michigan, mobile off-track betting is gaining legislative support

In Michigan, mobile off-track betting is gaining legislative support

posted on May 22, 2017 by

In Michigan, a bill that allows pari-mutuel horse racing bets through mobile devices is gaining legislative support, despite opposition from casinos in the state.

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Connecticut voters support competitive bid process

Connecticut voters support competitive bid process

posted on May 20, 2017 by

Connecticut voters support legislation that would establish a competitive bid process for a third casino, according to a recent statewide survey commissioned in part by MGM Resorts International. The survey shows that 71 percent of likely voters want such a bid process

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Legislation expanding gambling in Illinois passed Senate

Legislation expanding gambling in Illinois passed Senate

posted on May 20, 2017 by

After years of discussion in Illinois, legislation that would expand gambling in the state that includes a provision for racetracks to operate slot machines passed the Illinois Senate on Thursday, reports the Daily Racing Form (DRF).

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Freeman to speak at East Coast Gaming Congress

Freeman to speak at East Coast Gaming Congress

posted on May 20, 2017 by

Remarks from two prominent individuals from the gaming world will highlight next week’s East Coast Gaming Congress. The NexGen Gaming Forum will be held for the 21st time, this year in Atlantic City. 

 

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Caesars Entertainment plans to expand on The Strip

Caesars Entertainment plans to expand on The Strip

posted on May 19, 2017 by

Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora has offered up more information to Bloomberg TV about the company’s plans on the Las Vegas Strip.

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U.S. fantasy sports has yet to open up properly

U.S. fantasy sports has yet to open up properly

posted on May 19, 2017 by

The U.S. fantasy sports market, worth an estimated hundreds of million of dollars according to Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), may prompt the company to expand its reach in this country.

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Monopoly situation in Macau expected to continue

Monopoly situation in Macau expected to continue

posted on May 19, 2017 by

Asian Gaming Brief says a report from a gaming regulator in China shows that about a billion U.S. dollars was bet last year just in Macau on football and basketball alone.

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US District Court rules on Horse handicapping contests

US District Court rules on Horse handicapping contests

posted on May 19, 2017 by

A U.S. District Court has ruled that entry fees paid in horse handicapping contests are considered wagers under the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978.

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Palace Casino Hotel moving to larger site near Cass LakePalace Casino Hotel moving to larger…

Members of the Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe Indians in northern Minnesota have voted overwhelmingly to move the tribe’s Palace Casino Hotel to a new and larger site nearer to the city of Cass Lake.

Penn. State Legislature is expected to 'fix' state gaming lawPenn. State Legislature is expected to…

Media reports from Pennsylvania indicate the State Legislature is expected to soon act on bills to “fix” an unconstitutional section of the state gaming law and keep millions of dollars routed to municipalities with casinos. 

In Michigan, mobile off-track betting is gaining legislative supportIn Michigan, mobile off-track betting…

In Michigan, a bill that allows pari-mutuel horse racing bets through mobile devices is gaining legislative support, despite opposition from casinos in the state.

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