Gaming Insider | The American Gaming Association has what may be a game changer, strategy that could conceivably have the fuddy-duddies at the National Football League abandoning their badly worn don’t-give-an-inch opposition to sports betting.
The Analyst | In attending all days of the gaming industry’s trade show, G2E, I was intrigued by the differences of this year’s show vs. shows of the past and the obvious direction in which the industry is headed.
Winning Strategies | The 2015 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is over. On a positive note, I found more table games on display than I recall in the past few years. On a negative note, I don’t think there were any independent inventors in their own booths.
The public’s declining appetite for harness and thoroughbred racing has been blamed for the pending closure of Illinois’ historic Balmoral Park. Balmoral, which has hosted horse racing since 1926, will be forced to close next year.
The head of MGM Resorts International is heading to Springfield this week to shore up support for its $800 million resort casino. President William Hornbuckle visits the city on Monday to “reaffirm” his company’s commitment to building the downtown complex.
Churchill Downs Incorporated and Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. have completed the previously announced transaction whereby CDI has acquired a 25 percent membership interest in Saratoga Casino Holdings, LLC for approximately $24.8 million.
MGM CEO Jim Murren says his company is adjusting its operation to a changing market in Macau and the adjacent Cotai Strip. That’s the same approach that Las Vegas operators have taken over the years as they responded to changing market conditions.
The PokerStars and Full Tilt poker brands owned by Amaya Inc., have been approved to become part of the online gaming business in New Jersey. How much momentum this may add to the gaming business in Atlantic City remains to be seen.
Macau casino revenue fell 33 percent during September, the 16th straight month of losses that have been well into double digits. The Macau September total compared to the some month a year ago was $2.2 billion.
Nevada gaming regulators have added the man known as Archie Karas to the Nevada List of Excluded Persons – it’s better known as the Black Book – meaning he is barred from entering a Nevada casino.
Gaming Insider | The legalization of wide open sports betting is close to the moment when it will spill over Nevada’s state borders and spread across other states.
The legalization of wide open sports betting is close to the moment when it will spill over Nevada’s state borders and spread across other states. That’s the thinking of Florida sports attorney Daniel Wallach who has been following New Jersey’s so far unsuccessful efforts to open sportsbooks and the explosive evolution of fantasy wagering.
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