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The great Japanese casino race

posted on December 06, 2016 by

The Analyst | It was expected that with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high popularity in Japan he would have gotten his personally desired casino legislation passed last year. However the legislation was blocked by the Buddhist-backed Komeito party.

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Study: Casino environment impacts gambling

posted on December 06, 2016 by

One Mann's Opinion | A recent study by a pair of New Zealand-based academics confirms what experienced casino operators have known for decades: the casino environment impacts how much and how often a guest gambles.

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'Play at the Pump' lottery sales have been off to slow start

posted on December 05, 2016 by

Although providing convenience, “Play at the Pump” lottery sales have been off to a slow start in North Carolina. After almost two years, the option is available at only 208 of the roughly 6,330 gas stations in the state.

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MGM Springfield exceeding their goals for diversity hiring

posted on December 05, 2016 by

Representatives of MGM Springfield reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that they are exceeding their goals for diversity hiring as they distribute construction work to dozens of companies.

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Decision on casino gambling in Japan closer than expected

posted on December 05, 2016 by

Media reports indicate a sooner than initially expected decision on the legalization of casino gambling in Japan. Major U.S. casino/resort companies including Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts International, and Hard Rock have all expressed a desire to build in Japan.

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W Hotels Worldwide has officially opened the new W Las Vegas

posted on December 05, 2016 by

W transformed a 289-room tower of SLS Las Vegas, providing guests an elevated hotel-within-a-hotel experience, located near the recently opened Lucky Dragon on Sahara at the North End of the Las Vegas Strip.

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First non-stop commercial flight from Beijing arrives in Vegas

posted on December 03, 2016 by

The historic first-ever non-stop commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas Friday was celebrated with the glitz and glamour that made Las Vegas famous around the world.

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Iowa nonprofit suing owner of former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino

posted on December 03, 2016 by

An Iowa nonprofit based in Sioux City wants what it says is its money and it wants it now. Community Action Agency of Sioux City is suing the owner of the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino for nearly $2 million in revenue-sharing payments.

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Friday marked long-awaited opening of Tioga Downs Casino

posted on December 03, 2016 by

Friday marked the long-awaited opening of the Tioga Downs Casino. It’s the first of four new gambling halls launching in upstate New York amid what some industry watchers say is an increasingly saturated gambling market.

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Fitch Ratings estimates Las Vegas Strip will see solid growth in 2017

posted on December 02, 2016 by

The financial information services company Fitch has released its 2017 Outlook for the U.S gaming industry and the Las Vegas Strip. The Fitch Ratings estimates the Las Vegas Strip will continue to see solid, if unspectacular growth in the new year.

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Financial Action Task Force releases report for United States

posted on December 02, 2016 by

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that grades countries’ efforts to prevent money laundering has released its mutual evaluation report for the United States.

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Concerns arise for casino companies with holdings in Macau

posted on December 02, 2016 by

More concern this morning for casino companies with holdings in Macau where travelers to and from the Chinese enclave may soon need to submit a currency declaration form to customs.

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Developers in Mo. launch effort to build casino in Downtown St. Joseph

posted on December 01, 2016 by

Developers in Missouri have launched an effort to build a casino in Downtown St. Joseph, as well as a new expo center. Inner Circle Investments LLC owns about 14 hotels nationwide including the Radisson in St. Joseph.

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Wynn, Encore to start charging for valet parking

posted on December 01, 2016 by

Wynn Resorts’ Wynn and Encore properties on the Las Vegas Strip will soon begin to charge guests for valet parking, the company announced Thursday. Self-parking is expected to remain free for now, the company added.

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Macau notched 14.4 percent rise in gambling revenue in Nov.

posted on December 01, 2016 by

Macau, the world's biggest casino center, notched a 14.4 percent rise in gambling revenue in November. It’s the fourth consecutive month of growth after more than two years of decline, with new resorts helping to bring in more casual gamblers to the southern Chinese territory.

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MGM's National Harbor must pass two tests before it can open

posted on November 30, 2016 by

Before it can open Dec. 8th, the billion-dollar MGM National Harbor casino must pass two “controlled demonstration” tests.

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House luck drives Nevada casino win up 11 percent in October

posted on November 30, 2016 by

Nevada’s gaming win in October moved significantly upward. The Gaming Control Board reported an 11.1 percent win increase over last year to $986.2 million. The Strip continued a revenue roll with a 14 percent increase to $562.7 million.

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Caesars Ent. to start paid parking program

posted on November 30, 2016 by

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has revealed plans to begin a paid parking program on the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars will join MGM Resorts International in charging guests for valet and self-parking. The Rio, not on the strip, will continue to offer guests parking at no charge.

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eSports appears ready to explode

posted on November 29, 2016 by

The Analyst | When rumors started circulating that Major League Baseball’s Advanced Media Group (MLBAM) was looking to do a deal with Riot Games for the streaming rights to their League of Legends eSports events, it seemed to make total sense and be a particularly interesting fit.

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I-15 to Southern California anything but boring

posted on November 29, 2016 by

One Mann's Opinion | Permit me this holiday season to take notice of Las Vegas’ and its gambling industry’s somewhat forgotten friend: Interstate 15. Roughly 318,000 people were expected to visit the Las Vegas Valley during the holiday weekend, with about 60 percent of those travelers making the trip by car.

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NFL hasn't been very kind to books…

Vegas Sports Books | Congratulations to all the bettors who keep their joyous holiday season full of cheer with an increasing bankroll. To all my buddies running sportsbooks across Las Vegas, I feel your pain.

Plaza becoming the hot spot for bingo

Dye-ing to Know | Jonathan Jossel, the CEO at the Plaza, isn’t buying into the perception that bingo is in decline because it’s only played by the older generation.

Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resort…

Slot Club Spotlight | Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are sister casinos owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, both located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.

Horseplayers helped usher in…

Horseplayers around the country helped usher in the eagerly anticipated Gulfstream Park Championship Meet on Saturday. The first card of the season was dedicated to the Claiming Crown, a series of high-money events for claiming horses with purses totaling $1.1 million. 

MGM Springfield exceeding their goals…

Representatives of MGM Springfield reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that they are exceeding their goals for diversity hiring as they distribute construction work to dozens of companies.

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