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Gaming attorney sees danger in update of Wire Act May 26, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | Las Vegas gaming attorney Greg Gemignani was looking through the short list of federal legislation proposals that relate to gaming when he spotted an item that jumped out at him.

Loveman, Wynn see opposite gaming quarters May 26, 2015 by GT Staff

The Analyst | Gary Loveman sees optimism, while Steve Wynn sees pessimism for the second quarter and beyond.

Florida gaming revenue already past 2013-14 May 26, 2015 by Casino Doctors

Florida Gaming Report | With 10 months in the books Net Slot Revenue and state tax revenues already exceed the 2013-2014 fiscal year totals.

MGM Resorts' Monte Carlo due for attention May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​MGM’s Monte Carlo may be the next asset due for special attention as the company continues pouring money into its string of Strip-side resorts.

Competitive pressures concern officials May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

When is a little competition too much competition? It’s a question getting attention by developers and casino regulators in Massachusetts and Rhode Island because of a proposal for a Rhode Island casino.

Gulf Coast casinos would 'feel the pain' May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Legal casinos in Alabama would tighten the competitive pressure that is already being felt on those along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to industry leaders who are watching the progress of a plan to allow casinos at four Alabama dog tracks.

Las Vegas Caesars trends looking good May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman feels “pretty good” about where business trends appear to be headed during the second and third quarters of 2015.

Macau rebound not in sight this year May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Fitch Ratings says there is nothing to suggest a “strong rebound” in Macau casinos through the rest of 2015.

UNLV wants pit bosses for oral history project May 25, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research is looking for former and current pit bosses to participate in an oral history project.

Criminal activity dampens moods in Macau May 25, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Authorities are reporting an increase in casino-related crime as gaming revenues continue at lower levels and Beijing’s war on corruption has high rolling gamblers and others avoiding Macau and its casinos.

Illinois gambling expansion talks heat up May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Arlington Park GM Tony Petrillo says slot machines would be nice but an assortment of table games such as craps and 21 would be much nicer. The Chicago, area track has been struggling.

Nevada Gold and Casinos to acquire Club Fortune Casino May 24, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada for $14.2 million in cash and 1.2 million shares of the Company's common stock.

Plainridge Park Casino nears opening day May 23, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Penn National’s Plainridge Park Casino appears ready for its June 24 opening, but Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he will not be in the crowd looking for a chance to play a slot on the first day of legal gaming in the state.

Defense Department questions spending in casinos May 22, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Proposed restrictions concerning the use of government credit cards in casinos represent another  “misperception of the casino industry,” according to the American Gaming Association.

Boston lobs amended complaint at Wynn May 22, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The city of Boston has amended its complaint that challenges the decision of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts.

MGM Resorts remains bullish on Macau May 21, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​MGM Resorts has no interest in reducing or eliminating its stake in MGM China Holding Limited, and a second resort on the Cotai Strip that is due to open next year.

AGA fully engaged in Japan debate May 21, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The American Gaming Association is now “fully engaged” in the debate about legalizing casinos in Japan. The AGA’s chief executive Geoff Freeman told attendees at the Global Gaming Expo Asia in Macau this week. 

Atlantic City Tropicana rolls out red carpet May 21, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Tropicana Entertainment is rolling out the red carpet for its best casino customers with the 4th Annual Slot Star Challenge Tournament June 26-27 at the Las Vegas-based company’s flagship property in Atlantic City.

Kansas approves fantasy sports May 20, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Sports wagering as it is known in Nevada is illegal across most of the country, but Kansas lawmakers have no problem with it, according to a bill signed into law this week by Gov. Sam Brownback.

Melco Crown Ent. approves stock repurchase May 20, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, a developer and operator of casino resorts throughout Asia, announced Wednesday that its board of directors has authorized a 2015 stock repurchase program for shares with an aggregate value of up to $500 million.

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Gaming needs plan for skill-based games

Skill-based games will probably be coming to a casino near you, but don’t hold your breath. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done. That’s the consensus of opinions shared by a handful of experts.

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