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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Graton Resort readies new hotel

Graton Resort readies new hotel

posted on August 08, 2016 by

Reservations are being taken for the 200-room hotel that is due to open in California’s wine country at the Graton Resort & Casino about Nov. 15. Station Casinos of Las Vegas is operating the $175 million project.

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Maryland casinos post July increases

Maryland casinos post July increases

posted on August 08, 2016 by

Maryland casino revenues increased 5 percent in July to $103.8 million compared to the same period last year. The July total was the third time that the monthly has passed $100 million since the state’s first casino opened in 2010.

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MGM Resorts continues Connecticut protest

MGM Resorts continues Connecticut protest

posted on August 08, 2016 by

MGM Resorts has accused the Connecticut Airport Authority of not being transparent in its pitch for Bradley Airport becoming the site of a casino to be jointly owned and operated by the two Indian tribes now running casinos in the state.

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Boyd’s Las Vegas casinos post second quarter gains

Boyd’s Las Vegas casinos post second quarter gains

posted on August 05, 2016 by

Boyd Gaming executives stressed the company’s strengthened position in the strong Las Vegas locals market Thursday during a third quarter conference call with financial analysts and shareholders.

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MGM studies New Jersey expansion issue

MGM studies New Jersey expansion issue

posted on August 05, 2016 by

MGM Resorts is not yet ready to say whether it will go after one of the New Jersey casinos that will be possible assuming voters decide in November to allow casinos north of the Atlantic City area.

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