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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MGM denies making improper advances

MGM denies making improper advances

posted on July 27, 2016 by

Well-connected casino hosts have always been valued assets at casinos hoping to attract high-rollers and casinos will sometimes take desperate measures to keep a host or customer from being lured to the competition.

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Pennsylvania casinos: thanks but no thanks

Pennsylvania casinos: thanks but no thanks

posted on July 27, 2016 by

Do they think we’re stupid or something? That may have been one of the questions lodged in the minds of Pennsylvania casino officials after state lawmakers recently gave them the right to extend liquor service through the early morning hours from 2 to 6 a.m.

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Macau market due for stress test

Macau market due for stress test

posted on July 27, 2016 by

The Macau casino market is about to get a stress test. The Wynn Palace will welcome its first customers near the end of August. The Parisian, a Las Vegas Sands property will open its doors about a month later in September.

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USFantasy at the gate for NFL season

USFantasy at the gate for NFL season

posted on July 26, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | USFantasy will start doing business near the end of August or first part of September at about 80 locations around the state, according to company co-founder Vic Salerno.

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Ouster of CG Technology's Amaitis leaves questions

Ouster of CG Technology's Amaitis leaves questions

posted on July 26, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | The forced departure of CG Technology boss Lee Amaitis and $1.5 million fine levied by the Gaming Control Board produced an explosion of interest at other companies where software development is important.

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