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Pouring it on foolishness of charges

posted on March 28, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | As predicted, after major Las Vegas Strip casino/resorts instituted automobile parking charges in recent months, word has emerged indicating additional “pour-on” charges for ketchup will soon be instituted at many Southern Nevada resort restaurants.

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Who will buy CG Technology?

posted on March 28, 2017 by

The Analyst | CG Technology (CGT) and its sportsbook operations has been the subject of numerous rumors and speculations about being up for auction by its majority owner Howard Lutnick, with suggested opening bids ranging from $15 million to $50 million.

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Aaron Fisher in charge of strategy at MGM Resorts

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Aaron Fischer is the new chief strategy officer for MGM Resorts International (MGM), the company announced Monday. Fischer is presently based in Hong Kong serving as senior vice president of corporate development.

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New Jersey online gambling geolocation tech improves

posted on March 28, 2017 by

Although players still have to be in New Jersey to play on that state’s online gambling sites, improved geolocation technology is cutting back on “false negatives” that had been hampering play in areas near New Jersey’s borders.

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Mohegan Sun convention center a 'go'

posted on March 28, 2017 by

The Mohegan Tribe has confirmed it is proceeding with construction of an $80 million convention center at its flagship property in southeastern Connecticut. Tribal officials say the project is scheduled for completion by next summer.

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Brunetti breaks ground on development that will include jai-alai fronton

posted on March 27, 2017 by

The owner of Hialeah Park in Florida has broken ground in Florida City on a development that will include a jai-alai fronton, and later, he hopes, a poker room that will draw in tourists, as well.

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High rise building that may include casino facing opposition in Spain

posted on March 27, 2017 by

In Málaga, in southern Spain, opposition to a proposed high rise building that may include a casino is being heard. Opponents say the approximately 443-foot-tall building would transform the city’s image drastically and would overshadow other important buildings.

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Kansas Lottery may soon sell tickets from vending machines

posted on March 27, 2017 by

Kansas Lottery players may soon have a new way to buy tickets: from vending machines. The Kansas House voted last week in support of the option which had been sought by the state lottery for the last years.

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FLC Group receives permission to build $2B casino/resort in Vietnam

posted on March 25, 2017 by

The chairman and co-founder of FLC Group, billionaire Trinh Van Quyet says his company has received permission to build a $2 billion casino/resort in Vietnam. Permission was granted to the Hanoi-based firm by the northern provincial government of Quang Ninh.

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House majority leader loses bid for North Dakota casinos

posted on March 25, 2017 by

Despite a Republican House majority in North Dakota, their leader’s plan to establish more casinos in the state was been defeated Thursday by a 63-28 vote. Fargo Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal would have authorized to up to six state-regulated casinos. 

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Officials ask OLGC to stop looking for new operator of two casinos

posted on March 25, 2017 by

Canadian officials have unanimously passed an official motion asking the Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation (OLGC) to stop the current process for selecting a new service provider to run the day-to-day operations of two area casinos.

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W. Virginia warned that if funding cut, greyhound industry won't survive

posted on March 24, 2017 by

Steve Sarras, president of the West Virginia Kennel Owners Association, is warning West Virginia legislators that if the State Legislature eliminates the state’s Greyhound Breeding Development Fund to save $15 million, the industry won’t survive.

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Mich. Senator Kowall 'cautiously optimistic' about legalizing online gaming

posted on March 24, 2017 by

Michigan Sen. Mike Kowall, R-Oakland County, who is sponsoring legislation that would legalize online gaming in the state, is "cautiously optimistic" his proposal will pass muster in the state's Senate and House of Representatives and make it to  Gov. Rick Snyder for signature.

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Ark. bill prohibits Alcoholic Beverage Control from enforcing gambling machine laws

posted on March 24, 2017 by

In Arkansas, a bill already approved in the Senate came out of the House Rules Committee this week without comment. The bill, championed in the State Senate by Sen. Scott Flippo, prohibits the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division from enforcing laws regarding gambling machines.

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CityCenter Board of Directors approves $250M dividend

posted on March 24, 2017 by

CityCenter Holdings, LLC, a venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development Corp, Friday announced that the CityCenter Board of Directors has approved a $250 million dividend. CityCenter is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Wynn Resorts unveils significant changes to Everett casino project

posted on March 23, 2017 by

Robert DeSalvio, Wynn Resorts’ lead Massachusetts’ executive, has unveiled significant changes to a portion of the company’s $2.4 billion casino project in Everett.

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Casino revenue falls sharply across Mississippi in February

posted on March 23, 2017 by

Mississippi casinos in February showed a significant revenue decline, falling 10 percent compared with the same month last year. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $172 million last month, compared to $190 million in February 2016.

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Harrah's New Orleans claims $70M in losses from smoking ban

posted on March 23, 2017 by

Caesars Entertainment president and CEO Mark Frissora says Harrah's in New Orleans lost about $70 million in revenue during the two years after the start of the controversial smoking ban in New Orleans in April 2015.

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EquiLottery announces agreement with Mountaineer Park

posted on March 22, 2017 by

EquiLottery has announced an agreement with Mountaineer Park, the thoroughbred and casino complex New Cumberland, West Virginia, that allows its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer’s annual racing calendar.

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Another effort underway to legalize casino gambling

posted on March 22, 2017 by

In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed the effort to authorize casinos in the state for the past 18 years.

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The owner of Hialeah Park in Florida has broken ground in Florida City on a development that will include a jai-alai fronton, and later, he hopes, a poker room that will draw in tourists, as well.