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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Taj Mahal headed for closure

Taj Mahal headed for closure

posted on August 04, 2016 by

Carl Icahn who hauled the Atlantic City resort created by his friend Donald Trump out of bankruptcy decided this week he has reached a line he is not going to cross and the Taj will close sometime after Labor Day.

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New York governor signs DFS bill

New York governor signs DFS bill

posted on August 04, 2016 by

Daily fantasy sport betting is again legal in New York as a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo putting his signature on legislation passed during the recent session.

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Caesars Palace, celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend.

Caesars Palace, celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend.

posted on August 03, 2016 by

Chief Executive Mark Frissora said Tuesday, “The property has a lot to celebrate with its ebitda performance in the second quarter reaching the highest level in its history.”

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Penn puts focus on Tropicana

Penn puts focus on Tropicana

posted on August 03, 2016 by

Penn National expects to remain alert to the possibilities for other acquisitions even as it pumps about $200 million  into improvements at its Las Vegas Tropicana over the next two or three years.

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Penn National boosts Tropicana number amid uncertainty

Penn National boosts Tropicana number amid uncertainty

posted on August 03, 2016 by

Penn National gaming executives see a slow moving cloud of uncertainty moving across the casino business during the next several months as they try to anticipate the impact of presidential politics on consumer spending

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