Dinero Talks | Last week in this spot, we began our NBA preview series by telling you to ride Toronto over Boston in the Atlantic. The Westgate LV Superbook released their projected win totals for all 30 teams and undoubtedly labeled the Southeast as both the weakest and most competitive division.view
There it was, former NBA commissioner David Stern and American Gaming Association president Geoff Freeman on stage together last Thursday at the Global Gaming Expo. And yet, it just didn’t seem possible.view
Beyond the Arc | Football is in full swing, but the NBA season is on the horizon. Teams across their league held their annual Media Day on Monday, which is always accompanied by optimism in what can best be described as a rebirth of sorts.view
The annual Global Gaming Expo continues today through Thursday at Sands Convention Center, highlighted by the keynote address from former NBA commissioner David Stern. Stern is slated to speak on Thursday with American Gaming Association president Geoff Freeman.view
Beyond the Arc | Preseason football is on tap for Sunday with the Hall of Fame Game scheduled, so this will be the last basketball column for a while. Fortunately, we can look ahead to the upcoming Rio Olympics, which take place Aug. 6-21.view
I'm Just Saying | Finally, the city of Cleveland seems to be on a roll… starting with LeBron James and the Cavaliers winning their first NBA championship this year. Then the city hosted the Republican National convention.view
Beyond the Arc | There simply wasn’t enough negativity in last week’s NBA column. The offseason recap was far too positive. The Pacers got so much love that there weren’t enough words allotted to disparage those teams that took steps backward.view
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.
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.
Slot Club Spotlight | When we reported on Eldorado Resorts last August, there was no universal slot club. Eldorado’s new distinctive loyalty program ONE Club now rewards guests with exclusive benefits nationwide.
Reel Deals | Go while you “can!” The Cannery and Eastside Cannery are offering up to $200 in gambling losses for new members joining the clubs.
Dye-ing to Know | It’s been 3½ months since Blaine Graboyes’ skill-based, video-game gambling machines hit the casino floors in Atlantic City. Within a few more months, Graboyes expects to be in casinos here in Nevada.