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Casino companies willing to commit significant dollars to open casino in Japan

posted on February 22, 2017 by

As expected the major casino companies seeking to do business in Japan under new gambling legislation say they are willing to commit significant dollars to secure casino rights in that country.

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Public forum on gambling to be held in Connecticut

posted on February 22, 2017 by

Under intense legislative pressure from lobbyists, Connecticut’s State Legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public forum on gambling before any bill authorizing commercial gaming in the state is drafted.

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Two best friends in England sharing £15million lottery winnings

posted on February 22, 2017 by

Two best friends in England who are sharing £15million lottery winnings after taking down the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing say buying first-class flight tickets to Las Vegas is at top of their shopping list.

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Everything old is new again having impact on the casino industry

posted on February 21, 2017 by

The Analyst | The cliché “everything old is new again” is becoming manifest on the casino slot floors. We will start seeing more and more old familiar video games of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s get modified for gambling purposes and start hitting the casino floor for real wagering action.

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Simply saying it's so doesn't make it so

posted on February 21, 2017 by

One Mann's Opinion | I’m having a hard time digesting a new report that predicts the iGaming industry, also called online gambling, will grow by more than 10 percent yearly and become an industry worth almost $100 billion by 2024.

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Parking fees bite dust at Tampa Hard Rock casino

posted on February 20, 2017 by

In what The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa says is a response to guest demands, the company is bringing back free self-parking in all of its garages this week.

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Penn. table games see more gross revenue in January

posted on February 20, 2017 by

Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during January 2017 was 2.1% higher than January 2016. This was revealed in figures released late last week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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Wynn, Encore named as one of the world’s most gorgeous casinos

posted on February 20, 2017 by

The famed publication Architectural Digest has named Las Vegas’ Wynn Las Vegas and companion property Encore as one of the world’s most gorgeous casinos.

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Rivers Casino Resort generates $3M in gaming revenue in its first week

posted on February 20, 2017 by

The new Rivers Casino & Resort in upstate Schenectady generated  $3 million in gaming revenue in its first week of business, according to data released Friday by the New York State Gaming Commission. 

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Mississippi operators concerned over gambling expansion plans

posted on February 20, 2017 by

Local operators in Mississippi are now increasingly concerned over gambling expansion plans being considered in Florida as well as gambling legislation under discussion in Georgia. Local media report there’s also concern that state casinos have been cannibalizing each other.

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Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reaches settlement

posted on February 20, 2017 by

A long running legal dispute in Wisconsin has been resolved after a settlement has been reached between the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and several parties.

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New casino gaming legislation has been approved in Bermuda

posted on February 18, 2017 by

In Bermuda, new casino gaming legislation has been approved in the Senate, overcoming concerns about the high initial cost for prospective operators.

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Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority CEO resigns

posted on February 18, 2017 by

Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and former president of Mohegan Sun Pocono, resigned from his position this week. The tribal authority is continuing to grapple with an investigation into financial irregularities.

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MGM Springfield still on schedule for September 2018 opening

posted on February 18, 2017 by

City chief development officer Kevin Kennedy has speculated that MGM Springfield could open earlier than expected, perhaps in the summer of 2018. However, Carole Brennan, MGM Springfield spokeswoman says that it’s still on schedule for a September 2018 opening.

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MGM Resorts reports improved fourth-quarter earnings during 2016

posted on February 17, 2017 by

Buoyed by revenue generated by its new National Harbor casino near Washington D.C. and the recovering performance of its 10 Las Vegas properties, MGM Resorts International has reported improved fourth-quarter earnings during 2016.

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Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts named on World's Most Admired Companies list

posted on February 17, 2017 by

Both Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts International have been named on the new listing of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies. The annual list is a ranking of the world's most respected and reputable companies, as judged by peers in their industry.

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Proposal to allow casino in Terre Haute failed to clear Indiana legislative committee

posted on February 17, 2017 by

A proposal to allow a casino in Terre Haute failed to clear an Indiana legislative committee Wednesday as a state Senate committee split 5-5 in a vote on the bill. The deadlock means the proposal will not advance to the full State Senate.

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China’s squelching of overseas VIP casino play is being felt in Australia

posted on February 16, 2017 by

China’s squelching of some VIP play at overseas casino operations is being felt in Australia where Sydney’s Star Entertainment Group Ltd. reported a downturn in its international high-rollers business following the detention in China of employees at rival Crown Resorts Ltd.

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Overseers for Atlantic City have announced deal with Borgata

posted on February 16, 2017 by

New Jersey overseers for Atlantic City have announced a deal with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa that pays the casino $72 million. That’s less than half of what the city owed the casino/resort.

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Officials warn Oregon Lottery may be in jeopardy

posted on February 16, 2017 by

State officials in Oregon are warning the Oregon Lottery, which includes a video element offering games in many restaurants, bars and pubs, may be in jeopardy. Aging players, increasing competition from tribe-operated casinos and a shrinking retail base are threatening to trim critical revenue the state budget depends on.

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