Phil Hevener

Gaming Today Phil Hevener

Phil Hevener has been writing about the business, politics and leading personalities of the U.S. casino industry for more than 30 years.

He has been a columnist and editor for major casino-related publications and was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in gaming communications fin 2005 rom the American Gaming Association.

He continues to publish his Phil Hevener's Gaming Hotline, a bi-weekly newsletter that for the last 14 years has followed current gaming issues and the personalities who drive them.

He also currently writes a weekly column for GamingToday as he works on his second mystery novel.

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Strip casino win surges during June

Strip casino win surges during June

posted on July 31, 2016 by

June was a good month on the Las Vegas Strip as gaming revenues posted by casinos along the Strip corridor increased 9.74 percent to $488.92 compared to the same month a year ago, according to figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

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Wynn’s Boston construction begins

Wynn’s Boston construction begins

posted on July 30, 2016 by

“Full scale construction” of  the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor hotel and casino will begin Wednesday, the morning after the company expects to have its state environmental permit in hand.

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Penn plans new features at Tropicana

Penn plans new features at Tropicana

posted on July 29, 2016 by

Penn National Gaming’s Las Vegas Tropicana will continue to get additional non-gaming amenities over the next two to three years as it increases its ability to attract customers in one of the most hotly competitive neighborhoods along the Strip corridor.

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Arkansas group pushes plan for three casinos

Arkansas group pushes plan for three casinos

posted on July 28, 2016 by

A group hoping to see casinos legalized in three Arkansas counties has been given extra time to get the roughly 22,000 additional signatures needed to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Boyd pulls out of Florida

Boyd pulls out of Florida

posted on July 28, 2016 by

Boyd Gaming has ended its relation with its Florida-based lobbyist, another indication that no one should  hold is breath counting on legislative action to expand casino gaming in any for in the Sunshine State.

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