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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Steve Wynn’s imagination still creating winners

Steve Wynn’s imagination still creating winners

posted on December 05, 2017 by

Gaming Insider | It will take Wynn Resorts about two years to complete Paradise Park – whatever the final name may be. That means it could be open and doing business about the time the Raiders begin playing games in their new $2 billion stadium. 

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Could NFL move to Vegas affect PASPA?

Could NFL move to Vegas affect PASPA?

posted on November 21, 2017 by

Gaming Insider | I wonder how this business with the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas sits with nine U.S. Supreme Court justices who will hear arguments in December on New Jersey’s efforts to overturn federal law that keeps the state from offering sports betting?

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Committee aims to maintain integrity in dealing with marijuana

Committee aims to maintain integrity in dealing with marijuana

posted on November 07, 2017 by

Gaming Insider | The strain has become evident as gaming officials struggle to deal with the booming demand for marijuana in Nevada amid a mass of conflicting state and federal rules. The feds still consider the use of weed a felony and there is no sign this attitude will be reversed.

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Will Supreme Court decision open door to the future?

Will Supreme Court decision open door to the future?

posted on October 24, 2017 by

Gaming Insider | Nevada-based companies will have big decisions to make if the door is opened to sports betting in other states as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether Congress trampled a states’ rights approach to government.

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Las Vegas officials look to safeguard future of Las Vegas’ appeal

Las Vegas officials look to safeguard future of Las Vegas’ appeal

posted on October 10, 2017 by

Gaming Insider | Give free rein to your inner child in Las Vegas. Let her rip and see what happens because what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. These familiar marketing lines fall kind of flat because of what happened across the Strip from Mandalay Bay.

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