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.
Gaming Insider | Remember when Boyd Gaming was a small handful of mostly locals oriented gambling halls? Times have certainly changed as the company charged into states where gaming in some form appeared likely to emerge.view
Gaming Insider | Gaming continues its warp-speed cruise toward the mainstream of American business and legal sports betting will help fuel the journey. The number of deals linking legal bookmakers with business is all the evidence I need in support of this view.view
Gaming Insider | The prospect of a congressional hearing this week that could lead to legislation affecting legal sports wagering across the U.S. promises to suck up the attention of industry followers.view
Gaming Insider | The picture is coming together for a number of the Strip’s biggest operators as decision-makers cease their agonizing over visions that are still developing and reach for the future. Will mistakes be made? Will there be satisfying discoveries?view