Las Vegas becomes the tea capital of the world this week with the opening of the 16th Annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow focused on advancing the business of tea. The confab takes place June 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.view
Lightening apparently can strike in the same place twice. Reports from France say a frequent lottery player using the same numbers and buying his tickets at the same location has now defied the odds by winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months.view
Wynn Resorts has said in a statement that it will stop charging overnight guests for parking at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore effective July 1st and that non-hotel guests can again park for free if they spend a total of $50 at the resorts.view
New Jersey's casinos and racetracks remain in a holding pattern in their effort to begin offering sports betting to residents after the state Legislature on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to legalize it.view
The June 23, 2018 “Jockeys and Jeans,” event, the now yearly benefit to raise funds for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF) will be held this year at Canterbury Park near Minneapolis.view
Macau government officials have advised financial institutions to step up enforcement on the illegal use of UnionPay Automatic Teller Machine cards to evade exchange controls. It’s the latest move by China to try and halt the illegal movement of money out of the country.view
Preserving the “integrity of the game” has been the NFL’s and fellow leagues’ rallying cry that pushed Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, which banned full-fledged sports betting outside Nevada.view
The New Jersey Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would legalize sports betting. The bill approved Thursday now goes to the state Senate, which also is expected to approve it, and then to the desk of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.view
The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City may be frozen out of the state’s new sports betting commerce. A new law would allow the Golden Nugget to open a sports book after betting is legalized but Fertitta would have to sell his majority interest in the Houston Rockets.view
Major online gaming and financial trading systems provider Playtech has announced that it has sold its entire stake in multinational sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings.view
Unincorporated areas of Cook County, Illinois will allow video gambling after commissioners voted Wednesday to allow the terminals in the cash-hungry county. The measure doesn’t impact Chicago where such terminals remain illegal.view
The Louisiana Legislature's 2018 General Session, which wrapped up early on May 18, 2018, greatly impacted the Louisiana gaming industry with approximately 30 bills being filed, addressing almost every aspect of gaming – from riverboats to horse racing.view
Las Vegas and Charlotte, North Carolina, are the finalists for the site of the 2020 Republican National Convention, reports political reporter Jon Ralston in the Nevada Independent.view
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that that CEO Geoff Freeman has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the leading representative of the $2.1 trillion food industry.view
One Mann's Opinion | As we await Saturday’s historic try by Justify at Belmont Park to win horseracing’s elusive Triple Crown, I remain as confused as ever as to how my favorite sport can get back on its feet once more.view
Vegas Sports Books | The dream of legally betting sports outside of Nevada finally becomes a reality Tuesday morning in Delaware as they’ll accept their first wager just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the Professional Sports Protection Act now allowing all states the opportunity to get the betting ball rolling.view
Gaming Insider | Casino companies hungry to grow are monitoring the opportunities that may come their way as Wynn Resorts adjusts to the expectations of new leadership and doors are opened to sports betting across the U.S.view
The Analyst | Ever since the Supreme Court opened the door for other states to take advantage of sports wagering, interested gaming operators have been faced with a series of decisions: Operate their own book, partner with an existing sportsbook operator or outsource sportsbook operations.view
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has announced a late June date for the ground breaking on a new Arizona casino project. Construction on the 166,341-square-foot casino will begin late this summer and is expected to be complete by spring 2020.
Mississippi is being tabbed by those following the roll out of legal sports betting in the U.S. as the next state, following Delaware and New Jersey, to begin legal sports betting operations.
Don't look for New York to join New Jersey and Delaware in offering Nevada-style sports betting in 2018. That’s the word from the speaker of the New York state Assembly who says there isn't enough support to pass legislation authorizing sports wagering this year.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission, just eight days before Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino scheduled June 28 opening, has granted a special hearing needed to provide final approval for a state casino license.
Emerald Downs, in honor of Father's Day, is presenting one of the most unique races in thoroughbred history. The race is only open to horses whose trainers are at least 90 years old, of which Emerald Downs, near Seattle, extraordinarily has several.