Gaming Insider | Las Vegas remains the largest U.S. metropolitan area without a major league sports team but that appears headed for change. The possibility that Oakland Raiders' owner Mark Davis will actually pull the trigger on a plan continues to get lots of attention.
Officials say five of seven people accused in a cheating conspiracy at a Detroit casino have plead guilty. The case involved hundreds of dollars of individual payouts to players on lost bets during games of Texas hold’em at MotorCity Casino.
The name still reads “Trump,” but Carl Icahn wants to make the Taj Mahal casino great again. He isn’t sure whether he’ll spend the $100 million he promised, but there are certain things the new owner is doing right away to make the casino a place of his own.
The casino industry’s Washington, D.C.-based trade group has added eight new members, including companies from Las Vegas. The American Gaming Association said three of the additions are board members and five are general members.
Nevada gaming regulators have accused CG Technology (CGT) of a series of violations, including underpaying winners, accepting bets after a match and knowingly withholding information even after authorities warned them.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is offering dissident creditors a package worth about $4 billion to get its operating unit out of bankruptcy. The latest offer was spelled out in an updated reorganization plan.
A bill that would legalize and regulate online gambling in Pennsylvania has been approved by the House Gaming Oversight Committee. Pennsylvania would join Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey as the only states where online gambling is permitted.
Nevada state regulators are expected to approve a $2M fine against Las Vegas Sands Corp. to settle a complaint that the casino company didn’t properly account for millions of dollars paid to a Chinese consultant and received from a high roller.
The private management company operating the Hoosier Lottery says it expects to sell enough tickets to avoid a penalty for a third straight year but not enough to receive an incentive bonus.
Las Vegas has long prided itself as the top convention destination in the country, checking in at No. 1 on Trade Show Week’s rankings every year for the past 22 years. But Las Vegas has fallen to No. 3 behind Orlando and Chicago for hosting shows.
Las Vegas remains the largest U.S. metropolitan area without a major league sports team but that lonely state of being appears headed for change. The scent of change is in the air as pro sports leagues and the big thinkers behind major events of all kinds peer toward Las Vegas with new respect. It all translates as opportunity.