The Riviera casino-hotel will come tumbling down but at an expected cost of $42 million and not for at least six months if a recommendation to the Las Vegas Convention and Tourism Authority is approved.
Macau appears to be headed for a loosening of the proposed ban on smoking in casinos that will allow the continued presence of smoking lounges. There had been a lot of behind-the-scenes conversations aimed at achieving this compromise.
Proposed bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives will promote programs that many casino gaming companies already implement to help workers boost language skills, further their education and apply for citizenship.
Did Macau casinos become a tool used by U.S. intelligence agencies “to entrap and blackmail” Chinese officials? A “highly confidential report” cited by The Guardian said Beijing believed U.S.-owned casinos in Macau were working in league with the CIA.
Florida’s top gaming regulator has written a letter to the Seminole Tribe of Florida asking for a meeting at which Seminole leaders are expected to provide a timeline for closing the table games that the tribe operates at most of its seven casinos.
The chief of the Catawba Indian Nation said his tribe is negotiating with Hard Rock International to use the brand for a proposed casino in North Carolina. The Seminoles are the “gold standard” for tribal gambling operations.
Since the passage in Nevada of the law to liberalize and modernize slot machines, commonly referred to as the Skills Based Slot Machines law, much has been said about how current slot machine products are not in keeping with the desires and interest of the current and coming generations of casino patrons and how the new creative games are needed to attract younger patrons.