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MGM Resorts reaches agreement to acquire Yonkers Raceway

MGM Resorts reaches agreement to acquire Yonkers Raceway

posted on May 30, 2018 by

MGM Resorts International, through the company’s real estate investment arm, MGM Growth Properties has reached an agreement to acquire Empire City Casino's Yonkers Raceway and casino just outside of New York City for total consideration of $850 million.

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Bet on gold rush to California for sports bettors

Bet on gold rush to California for sports bettors

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Beyond the Numbers | It takes zero experience to bet sports. I should know. I’ve been betting sports for over 50 years.

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Collectibles show this month at South Point

Collectibles show this month at South Point

posted on May 29, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Hello readers! We now will delve into the upcoming casino collectibles show at the South Point Casino, June 21-23. Trust me, it’s worth the trip!

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Ameristar ‘lands’ in Indiana

Ameristar ‘lands’ in Indiana

posted on May 29, 2018 by

Ameristar Casino in East Chicago is now the first Northwest Indiana casino to utilize a 2015 state law allowing casinos to move some gaming operations onto land. Ameristar unveiled its new high-limit slots and table games room late last week.

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Twin River Casino opening moved forward to September 1

Twin River Casino opening moved forward to September 1

posted on May 28, 2018 by

The projected opening of a new casino in Tiverton, Rhode Island has been moved forward from Oct. 1. to Sept. 1. The Twin River casino was initially set to open in July but was pushed back because of work site issues.

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The Resort Tower at Bally's Las Vegas refresh is now complete

The Resort Tower at Bally's Las Vegas refresh is now complete

posted on May 28, 2018 by

The Resort Tower at Bally's Las Vegas refresh is now complete to the tune of a $125 million renovation of its main hotel tower, including 2,052 rooms and suites. 

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Boyd Gaming unveils 90 NINETY Bar + Grill at Suncoast Casino

Boyd Gaming unveils 90 NINETY Bar + Grill at Suncoast Casino

posted on May 28, 2018 by

Locals casino giant Boyd Gaming continues to upgrade its dining options at all of its Las Vegas properties with the unveiling of the 90 NINETY Bar + Grill at its Suncoast Hotel and Casino.

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New Zealand considering use of facial recognition software to curb problem gambling

New Zealand considering use of facial recognition software to curb problem gambling

posted on May 26, 2018 by

New Zealand gambling stakeholders are considering their efforts to curb problem gambling by expanding the use of facial recognition technology. The system monitors people entering gaming rooms and checks their face against a voluntary photo database.

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Group of British racehorse owners, breeders to purchase share of Tote

Group of British racehorse owners, breeders to purchase share of Tote

posted on May 26, 2018 by

A group of British racehorse owners and breeders are going into the pari-mutuel bookmaking business.Known as the Alizeti consortium, the group says it has reached an agreement to purchase a share of the Tote, a prominent UK horseracing bookmaking brand.

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Encore Boston Harbor will bring guests to resort by yacht

Encore Boston Harbor will bring guests to resort by yacht

posted on May 26, 2018 by

Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts has chosen a Charlestown, Mass.-based custom luxury yacht builder to construct three “European-style, low-profile motor yachts” to transport passengers to and from its $2.5 billion Encore Boston Harbor gaming resort in Everett.

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N.J. Horsemen: Sports leagues, NCAA betting block cost Monmouth more than $130M

N.J. Horsemen: Sports leagues, NCAA betting block cost Monmouth more than $130M

posted on May 25, 2018 by

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has gone to court against the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA, claiming the leagues cost Monmouth Park more than $130 million in lost revenue by obstructing legal sports betting.

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Contingent of Nevada sports betting authorities to appear at NCLGS

Contingent of Nevada sports betting authorities to appear at NCLGS

posted on May 25, 2018 by

A contingent of major Nevada sports betting authorities will journey to Cleveland in July for the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), July 13-15.

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What’s next for sports betting?

What’s next for sports betting?

posted on May 24, 2018 by

The Analyst | Now that the celebrations of the Supreme Court’s ruling that PASPA is unconstitutional are settling down, it is time to look forward as to what happens next for sports wagering.

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Massachusetts lawmakers: slow and steady on sports betting

Massachusetts lawmakers: slow and steady on sports betting

posted on May 24, 2018 by

Don’t expect to be able to place a sports wager in Massachusetts any time soon. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo on Wednesday quashed the notion that the state is in a hurry to legalize Massachusetts sports betting.

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Some gubernatorial candidates take strong stance on sports betting

Some gubernatorial candidates take strong stance on sports betting

posted on May 24, 2018 by

It’s been little more than a week since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, thereby making sports betting a states’ rights issue. And politicians across the country have wasted little time taking the issue and taking a position on it.

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PrivateFly ranks Vegas 10th most popular destination for private jets

PrivateFly ranks Vegas 10th most popular destination for private jets

posted on May 24, 2018 by

Las Vegas is now ranked as the 10th most popular global destination for private jet travelers using PrivateFly, the global private jet charter broker company with services in 19 countries. 

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Bellagio shuttering its gilded, crystal-adorned The Bank nightclub

Bellagio shuttering its gilded, crystal-adorned The Bank nightclub

posted on May 24, 2018 by

Bellagio is shuttering its gilded and crystal-adorned The Bank nightclub on June 3 ending a nearly 11-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. MGM Resorts International did not announce a replacement for the nightclub.

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New York state sports betting plans, picture: It’s a bit complicated

New York state sports betting plans, picture: It’s a bit complicated

posted on May 23, 2018 by

Last Monday’s Supreme Court decision lifting the 1992 federal ban on sport betting outside Nevada has sent more than two dozen states into a race to decide how or if to introduce legal, regulated sport betting.

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Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

posted on May 23, 2018 by

Though the Connecticut state general assembly adjourned for the year in early May with no action on sports betting, Governor Daniel Malloy isn’t willing to let the issue linger.

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IGT beats market expectations for its first quarter

IGT beats market expectations for its first quarter

posted on May 23, 2018 by

International Game Technology (IGT), the major gaming and lottery services and products provider, beat market expectations for its first quarter company-provided 2018 results revealed.

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