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 | 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?view
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.view
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.view
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.view
Gaming Insider | Jack Binion says no one outside Nevada was pressuring Las Vegas to explain the city’s appeal when his family arrived here from Texas more than 60 years ago and took the first steps toward opening the Horseshoe gambling hall.view