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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China company eyes Caesars online unit

China company eyes Caesars online unit

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Bloomberg is reporting that a consortium including China’s Giant Interactive Group, backed by billionaire Shi Yuzhu, is in talks to acquire Caesars Entertainment’s online game unit for more than $4 billion.

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Larry Flynt gets Normandie Casino deal

Larry Flynt gets Normandie Casino deal

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Larry Flynt won a high-stakes gamble with Gardena, Ca., over the future of the the city’s oldest casino after the City Council voted last week night to give him the economic package he sought for his newly acquired business.

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Louisiana's June winnings slide 2.6 percent

Louisiana's June winnings slide 2.6 percent

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The Harrah’s casino in downtown New Orleans continues feeling the pressure of the city’s smoking ban. Revenue at Harrah’s dropped by 6.1 percent to nearly $19.5 million from $20.7 million. 

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Wynn Boston Harbor clears final hurdle

Wynn Boston Harbor clears final hurdle

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The start of construction on the $2 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino resort has been given a green light by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

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Former Wynn partner plans Manila resort

Former Wynn partner plans Manila resort

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Steve Wynn’s former partner Kazuo Okada, plans to challenge Macau by wooing Chinese gamblers to his Manila casino resort that could cost $4 billion and is scheduled to open in November.

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