The possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas inched a bit closer to reality when owner Mark Davis not only pledged to move the Raiders to the city, but put $500 million into the proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium.
Since its opening six months ago, the Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center has nearly doubled its booked meetings and conventions through 2019 and expects to bring nearly 300,000 conference attendees to Atlantic City.
More than four million people traveled through McCarran International Airport during March, a 5.5 percent increase over March a year ago. It was the airport’s best March total in eight years.
Clark County’s gaming win fell 3.59 percent to $796.69 million during March during the same period a year ago. But the rest of the state did not do any better as the statewide win for March was also 3.04 percent lower at $922.27 million.
Leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes have received preliminary assurances from federal officials that gambling agreements with the state would not be jeopardized by the proposed third casino they hope to open.
A strengthening southern Nevada economy got the credit from Boyd Gaming Tuesday as the company explained the recent burst of activity that has seen it commit to the purchase of the Aliante and two Las Vegas properties of Cannery Resorts.
Beyond the Numbers | The Normandie Casino has been rumored to be an acquisition of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Casino. If this happens, the Gardena poker legacy will be gone, and all that will be left is one corporation controlling the remaining two.
The Analyst | Joe Asher, who currently heads the operations of bookmaker William Hill here in Nevada, has been in a very protracted legal battle with his former partners and employers at Cantor Gaming and their affiliated companies, collectively called Cantor.
Gaming Insider | Casino owner Bob Stupak was not always inclined to let the facts get in the way of an interesting story. I made that discovery over lunch with the late casino owner at his Vegas World Casino on a day in the early 1990s.
Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta appear to be holding winning hands as their Red Rock Resorts prepares for its upcoming initial public offering this week. Frank and Lorenzo are chief executive officer and director, respectively, of Las Vegas-based Red Rock.
Donald Trump’s ownership of a Gary, Indiana casino more than 10 years ago is getting renewed attention. Trump was awarded one of two state licenses to build Lake Michigan casinos in the early 1990s. The Trump Casino later filed for bankruptcy.
High roller activity has decreased but the volume of visitor arrivals to Macau during March increased by 4.2 percent compared to a year ago to nearly 2.37 million. The number of overnight visitors in March rose by 14.1 percent to approximately 1.17 million.
The answer: a definite maybe but probably not in the next few years with one possible exception, according to my informal survey of sportsbook officials who made it clear they were not necessarily speaking for top officials.