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Nevada casino revenue down 5 percent in August

posted on September 29, 2016 by

Nevada state officials report gambling revenues were down 5 percent in August. Revenue on The Las Vegas Strip, now said to be in an entertainment over gambling mode, took a large hit retreating 15 percent year-over-year, to $450 million.

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DraftKings investigating if two brothers used 'illegal strategy' to win contest

posted on September 29, 2016 by

Expect a resumption of heated national discussion of fantasy sports rules and regulations now that major industry player DraftKings is investigating if two brothers used what is being termed an “illegal strategy” to win last weekend’s “Football Millionaire” contest.

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Lobbyists for casino industry moving to exert their influence

posted on September 28, 2016 by

The upcoming retirement of Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D) has lobbyists for the casino industry moving to exert their influence beyond the man the Washington Post calls “the most influential player on Capitol Hill.”

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European teens have latched onto a new vice: online gambling

posted on September 28, 2016 by

Some troubling news from Europe where it’s being reported that European teens have latched onto a new vice: online gambling.

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Caesars Ent. takes giant step towards emerging from bankruptcy

posted on September 28, 2016 by

Caesars Entertainment Corp. took a giant step towards emerging from bankruptcy Tuesday when an agreement was reached with representatives of its largest creditor groups.

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G2E: A place to cement old ties, make new ones

posted on September 27, 2016 by

The Analyst | Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is upon us again and while it is categorized as a trade show, it isn’t an ordinary trade show. G2E is “THE” gaming industry trade show. It brings just about every gaming and gaming related supplier of goods and services under one roof for a show-and-tell session.

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Former NBA commissioner Stern highlights Global Gaming Expo

posted on September 27, 2016 by

​The annual Global Gaming Expo continues today through Thursday at Sands Convention Center, highlighted by the keynote address from former NBA commissioner David Stern. Stern is slated to speak on Thursday with American Gaming Association president Geoff Freeman.

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Brians bring their AGame to casino marketing

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | Husband and wife first, business partners second. That’s the approach Bobby and Sheila Brian have taken to run their company, AGame Marketing, which is based in Las Vegas and serves as a middle man for casinos that want to protect themselves by taking out prize insurance in some of these big-money promotions.

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Aristocrat showcases power of diversity at G2E

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Aristocrat’s diverse portfolio – a deep and broad collection of cabinets and games with industry-leading content, comparability and configurability – enables operators to appeal to every type of player. At G2E 2016, Aristocrat brings powerful innovations.

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Vanna White to receive key to the city

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will present TV and entertainment icon Vanna White with a key to the City of Las Vegas in honor of the 20th anniversary of IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Slots today (Sept. 27) at 2 p.m. at IGT’s booth 3659 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Convention Center.

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Las Vegas Strip needs to take care of locals

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | I miss the days when Caesars Palace had an outdoor parking lot with close access to the casino. It was so big they conducted Grand Prix races in that parking lot in the early 1980’s. I miss parking behind the Frontier Hotel, walking past the swimming pool, and dining at their wonderful “Gourmet Room.” 

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Industry issues draw 25,000

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Influential CEOs in the casino-gaming industry will gather for a public debate on the industry’s most important issues at American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo 2016 on Thursday at 9 a.m. at The Venetian Ballroom inside the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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GameCo rolling out 2017 projects

posted on September 27, 2016 by

GameCo, Inc., creator of the world’s first skill-based video game gambling machines (VGM), announced it has raised both Seed and Series -- a financing totaling $8.25 million with the latest round led by Javelin Venture Partners

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2016 Playmate of the Year Eugena Washington attends G2E

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Lovely 2016 Playmate of the Year Eugena Washington will be at the Scientific Games’ G2E exhibit on Thursday. Fans and spectators attending the Global Gaming Expo on Thursday will have a chance to mingle and interact with Washington. 

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Everi to host slot tournament at G2E

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Everi, the casino industry’s single-source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, will host its annual TournEvent for Charities slot tournament, pitting celebrities and media-about-town against each other in the ultimate slot machine showdown benefitting each player’s charity of choice.

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Behold the new Hollywood Casino

posted on September 27, 2016 by

Beyond the Numbers | The new Hollywood Park Casino (HPC), located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California, provides a unique gaming experience that embraces the future but also honors its historic past.

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Northern N.J. casinos appear doomed

posted on September 26, 2016 by

Although the active campaigning for increased casino gambling in northern New Jersey has been discontinued, one of the businessmen leading a group trying to garner support for a November ballot referendum says even if, as expected, voters do reject the ballot question, he plans to revive his proposal to build a casino at his Meadowlands Racetrack in two years.

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West Virginia lottery commission reports revenue declines

posted on September 26, 2016 by

In West Virginia, the state lottery commission is reporting lottery revenues in August continued an ongoing decline. Monthly revenue of $89.35 million slipped nearly $6.1 million from August 2015.

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G2E begins four-day run at Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas

posted on September 26, 2016 by

Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the international gaming trade show and conference “by the industry and for the industry” began its four-day run this morning at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Penn. continuing to examine ways to expand gambling

posted on September 26, 2016 by

Pennsylvania is continuing to examine ways to expand gambling as a means to avoid a budget shortfall next year. The state House of Representatives has scheduled public hearings this week to take a look at states that currently have fantasy sports and/or i-Gaming.

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Nevada casino revenue down 5 percent…

Nevada state officials report gambling revenues were down 5 percent in August. Revenue on The Las Vegas Strip, now said to be in an entertainment over gambling mode, took a large hit retreating 15 percent year-over-year, to $450 million.

Historic Santa Anita Park is off and…

Historic Santa Anita Park is off and running Friday as the iconic track begins it stakes-packed 23-day meeting. There are seven graded events from Friday through Sunday. All seven are preps leading up to the Breeders’ Cup races at the Arcadia, California venue Nov. 4th and 5th.

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