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MGM Resorts is MLB’s official gaming partner after NBA, NHL

MGM Resorts is MLB’s official gaming partner after NBA, NHL

posted on November 27, 2018 by

MGM Resorts has made its third deal in four months with a major U.S. sports league, becoming Major League Baseball’s official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan.

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Senate president says he’ll push for mobile sports betting

Senate president says he’ll push for mobile sports betting

posted on November 27, 2018 by

A top Democrat says he will introduce a bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island. A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports Monday. Bets must be placed in person.

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States eye sports betting, wrestle with regulatory details

States eye sports betting, wrestle with regulatory details

posted on November 27, 2018 by

Numerous U.S. states are considering jumping on the legal sports betting bandwagon, even as they struggle with the details of regulating it. How much to tax it, and how to regulate mobile betting on phones are emerging as thorny issues for states.

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Billings, Mont., is apparently a haven for casinos

Billings, Mont., is apparently a haven for casinos

posted on November 27, 2018 by

The State Department of Revenue Alcohol and Beverage Control Division informed the city that it has 33 more gaming licenses than the state’s mandated quota

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Can casinos and sports-betting help save Kentucky?

Can casinos and sports-betting help save Kentucky?

posted on November 27, 2018 by

That’s the hope of Andy Beshear, the state’s Attorney General. Beshear sent a letter to Kentucky lawmakers asking them to legalize both...

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Rhode Island casino launches sports wagering

Rhode Island casino launches sports wagering

posted on November 26, 2018 by

​A casino in Rhode Island has become the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports.

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 N.J. Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association wants damages

N.J. Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association wants damages

posted on November 26, 2018 by

A state horse racing association has claimed in legal filings that Monmouth Park was improperly prevented from implementing sports betting by a judge’s order...

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Ohio projections haven’t come close to reality

Ohio projections haven’t come close to reality

posted on November 26, 2018 by

The original estimate by proponents called for $1.9 billion in revenue before taxes, but last year’s adjusted gross revenue from the four casinos was less than half...

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Lawmakers in Virginia beginning sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Virginia beginning sports betting legislation

posted on November 26, 2018 by

Some state lawmakers in Virginia say they’re drafting legislation to allow sports betting in the state.

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Earnings down in expanded Atlantic City casino market

Earnings down in expanded Atlantic City casino market

posted on November 25, 2018 by

Along with the excitement over the reopening of two of the five Atlantic City casinos that had shut down in recent years came this concern: Can a city that only just recently...

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Resorts World Catskills in New York isn’t living up to expectations

Resorts World Catskills in New York isn’t living up to expectations

posted on November 24, 2018 by

Resorts World Catskills in New York isn’t living up to expectations. Revenue for the facility that cost $1B and has an 18-story hotel has been comparable since April to the Rivers Casino in Schenectady, which was built for $700M less and has nearly half the slot machines.

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Is another Station Casino coming to the Las Vegas valley?

Is another Station Casino coming to the Las Vegas valley?

posted on November 24, 2018 by

Is another Station Casino – Skye Canyon Station perhaps? – coming to the Las Vegas valley? The casino operator recently purchased around 40 acres of land for $36 million in the rapidly developing area of Skye Canyon in the upper northwest valley.

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SLS Las Vegas waives resort fees for Cyber Monday deal

SLS Las Vegas waives resort fees for Cyber Monday deal

posted on November 23, 2018 by

One of the most annoying parts of coming to Las Vegas for tourists is the daily resort fees charged by many hotels. Well, SLS Las Vegas is doing something about it, at least for a few days.

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New law aims to protect ‘skilled’ card players in Louisiana

New law aims to protect ‘skilled’ card players in Louisiana

posted on November 23, 2018 by

A Louisiana law intended to protect skilled gamblers from being kicked out of casinos appears to be enforced by the state. Act 451, which went into effect August 1, says that a casino can’t ban a person “based solely on the skill level of the person.”

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Bourbon Square Casino in Sparks, Nev., is being demolished

Bourbon Square Casino in Sparks, Nev., is being demolished

posted on November 22, 2018 by

The tear-down and clean-up of the 111,372 square-foot building is expected to take a couple months. Details on exactly how the land will be used haven’t been announced.

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New bill in Nevada would force tout services to register

New bill in Nevada would force tout services to register

posted on November 22, 2018 by

As sports-betting expands around the country, people trying to sell picks are likely to follow. Nevada Senate Bill 46 was introduced Wednesday in the state legislature

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Dead men can tell some amazing tales

Dead men can tell some amazing tales

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Vegas Vibe | I’m seated across from a darkly handsome man in his early 60s. We are on the patio of a municipal golf course in Mesa, Ariz. It’s late June, and the temperature is 114 degrees.

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Senator Petersen has good and bad news for sports bettors

Senator Petersen has good and bad news for sports bettors

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Petersen said he’s going to file a bill to legalize sports betting. What’s more, he wants the tax revenue to help reduce tuition at Virginia community colleges.

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Saints have had an impact on sports books in Mississippi

Saints have had an impact on sports books in Mississippi

posted on November 21, 2018 by

Sports-betting hasn’t been legalized in Louisiana yet so fans in that state have been flocking across the border to Mississippi. There are also a lot of Saints’ fans...

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Regional casino operators have suffered three-month slump

Regional casino operators have suffered three-month slump

posted on November 19, 2018 by

Stock prices for regional operators Penn National, Eldorado Resorts, Boyd Gaming and Caesars closed last week at or near year-long lows

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