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

Email: PhilHevener@gamingtoday.com

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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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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