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Scientific Games offers MONOPOLY Slots app

Scientific Games offers MONOPOLY Slots app

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that SG Social, the company’s social gaming division, is launching the MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide.

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Penn National gets extension to open mini-casino

Penn National gets extension to open mini-casino

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Penn National Gaming, the country’s largest regional gaming operator, will now will have until Sept. 12 to submit an application to open a mini-casino in York County, Pa. The original deadline was Thursday.

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VICI completes acquisition of tower at Caesars

VICI completes acquisition of tower at Caesars

posted on July 17, 2018 by

VICI Properties Inc., the real estate investment trust spinoff, controlled by Caesars Entertainment, has completed its previously announced $507.5 million acquisition of all the land and real estate assets associated with the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

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Wedding bells still chiming in Las Vegas

Wedding bells still chiming in Las Vegas

posted on July 17, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Wedding tourism, to the estimated tune of $900 million in economic benefit each year, is a sometimes an under appreciated segment of the Southern Nevada economy. There are now about 80,000 local weddings each year.

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Golden Ent. to acquire Edgewater Casino, Colorado Belle Casino

Golden Ent. to acquire Edgewater Casino, Colorado Belle Casino

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Golden Entertainment, Inc. today (Monday) has announced it is increasing its footprint in Laughlin with word that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Marnell Gaming to acquire the Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort and the Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort.

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Casino gambling, construction of proposed resorts delayed in Bermuda

Casino gambling, construction of proposed resorts delayed in Bermuda

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Casino gambling and construction of proposed resorts that might go along with it are still delayed in Bermuda where a key Bermuda legislator is questioning the status of the territory’s four-year old plan to introduce the first-ever casino/resort.

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The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino under construction in N. Calif.

The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino under construction in N. Calif.

posted on July 16, 2018 by

A Hard Rock casino project is now under construction by the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria in Northern California. To be called The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino, it will occupy a 40-acre site about 35 miles North of Sacramento.

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Del Mar’s 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles

Del Mar’s 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Del Mar’s Wednesday opening for the 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles, the track has announced. The Del Mar meet runs through Labor Day Monday, September 3.

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Riverwalk Casino unveils million-dollar update of hotel rooms

Riverwalk Casino unveils million-dollar update of hotel rooms

posted on July 14, 2018 by

The Riverwalk Casino in historic Vicksburg, Miss. has unveiled an extensive million-dollar update of its hotel, modernizing all of its 76 guests rooms.

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California racing handle up 19 percent in the month of June

California racing handle up 19 percent in the month of June

posted on July 14, 2018 by

At the California Horse Racing Board’s regular meeting Thursday, CHRB Executive Director Rick Baedeker reported that handle in California was up 19 percent in the month of June and increased more than 10 percent during the first six months of the year.

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Xernona Clayton to speak at 2018 Women's Leadership Conference

Xernona Clayton to speak at 2018 Women's Leadership Conference

posted on July 13, 2018 by

Civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, who broke race and gender barriers in national broadcast TV and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to end racial inequality in America, will expound on her life and experiences at the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference.

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Ohio beginning to establish framework for sports betting

Ohio beginning to establish framework for sports betting

posted on July 13, 2018 by

The process for establishing a framework for sports betting has begun in Ohio where two lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to legalize sports betting in the state.

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Cannabis Conference coming to Westgate Las Vegas April 1-3, 2019

Cannabis Conference coming to Westgate Las Vegas April 1-3, 2019

posted on July 13, 2018 by

See you in Las Vegas! That’s the word from sponsors of the “Cannabis Conference” now scheduled for April 1-3, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

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New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

posted on July 12, 2018 by

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state.

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Resorts World Las Vegas may see additional delays beyond 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas may see additional delays beyond 2020

posted on July 12, 2018 by

The Resorts World Las Vegas, the mega-casino/resort project on the Las Vegas Strip could face additional delays beyond the planned 2020 opening date. The delay could be result of concerns over Chinese tourism amid a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, Telsey warns.

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Mark Juliano named new GM at del Lago Resort and Casino

Mark Juliano named new GM at del Lago Resort and Casino

posted on July 12, 2018 by

Casino industry veteran Mark Juliano is the new General Manager at the del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes region upstate New York. The property also announced that Bradley Zimmer has assumed the role of Director of Sales.

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EquiLottery announces deal with Las Vegas-based RCN

EquiLottery announces deal with Las Vegas-based RCN

posted on July 12, 2018 by

EquiLottery, the company proposing to link horseracing results and lottery payoffs, has announced a deal with Las Vegas-based Roberts Communications Network (RCN) to provide video streaming services for its upcoming pilot project in Kentucky.

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Mike Smith helps to raise $25k for PDJF at Ruidoso downs

Mike Smith helps to raise $25k for PDJF at Ruidoso downs

posted on July 11, 2018 by

At Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, in excess of $25,000 was raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) thanks to an appearance Sunday by Hall-of-Fame jockey Mike Smith.

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EQT Partners cashes out its minority stake in Sportradar

EQT Partners cashes out its minority stake in Sportradar

posted on July 11, 2018 by

Private equity firm EQT Partners has cashed out, apparently for a significant profit, its minority stake in Sportradar, the Swiss sports data provider that has several major U.S. sports teams owners and the NFL as investors.

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Hard Rock Hollywood tops off colossal guitar-shaped hotel

Hard Rock Hollywood tops off colossal guitar-shaped hotel

posted on July 11, 2018 by

To the strains of “The Final Countdown” by the Swedish rock band Europe, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. topped off its colossal guitar-shaped hotel tower on Monday.

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