Casino Insider

Mar 31, 2014 8:59 PM

Nevada’s Clark County Commission will once again tackle the problem of regulating slot machines in bars and taverns, according to a Monday announcement.

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO has told the Investor’s Business Daily that he was confident that his company would win a casino license in Japan, when that country expands its gaming menu, and he expects to open a casino-resort before the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Analysts at Credit Suisse, who believe a casino bill will be passed in Japan this June, say they look at MGM, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) and Genting a the most likely foreign operators to be selected for licenses.

Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI) said it has been notified by the Macau Public Prosecutor’s Office that there is no evidence that the former company, SHFL, infringed either of the two patents that LT Game Limited had alleged. BYI has acquired the former Las Vegas casino game maker.

A Kenosha, Wisconsin, newspaper reports that the state has agreed to pay a Michigan law firm up to $1.5 million to study the proposal made by the Menominee Tribe to build a casino on the property left vacant by a defunct greyhound racetrack.

Wynn Macau, an offshoot of Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN), says it plans to offer 1,000 shares in the company to all 7,500 of its employees.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI), the REIT created by Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN), will hold its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, June 19 at the offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

An Iowa House panel has proposed legislation that would end greyhound racing in that state.

The Colville Confederatnd Tribes of Washington have announced plans to build a $40 million casino resort near Omak.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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