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Atlantic City casino revenues down 9.9 percent in January

Atlantic City casino revenues down 9.9 percent in January

posted on February 15, 2018 by

Poor weather is being blamed for Atlantic City’s weak showing in January as gambling revenue was down by nearly 10 percent. The figures show the seven casinos won $184.3 million in January, down 9.9 percent from January 2017. 

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Pechanga Temecula to celebrate grand opening March 3

Pechanga Temecula to celebrate grand opening March 3

posted on February 15, 2018 by

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians has announced that Saturday, March 3 it will officially celebrate a grand opening with a ceremony and concert to mark the completion of its $300 million expansion of its Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

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$28.5M upgrade for Fremont Street Experience to move forward

$28.5M upgrade for Fremont Street Experience to move forward

posted on February 14, 2018 by

A planned $28.5 million upgrade for the Fremont Street Experience video canopy in Downtown Las Vegas is expected to move forward with a $9.5 million contribution from The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

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MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

posted on February 14, 2018 by

MGM Cotai, the 1,390-room casino/resort just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, is now open and expecting huge crowds. The new casino/resort cost $3.4 billion with displays of large public art pieces and the latest in architectural design.

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Steve Witkoff reveals plans to reopen, rebrand dormant Fontainebleau

Steve Witkoff reveals plans to reopen, rebrand dormant Fontainebleau

posted on February 13, 2018 by

New York developer Steve Witkoff  has revealed his plan to reopen and rebrand the dormant Fontainebleau project on the Las Vegas Strip, just five months after purchasing the shuttered property.  

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Why gaming continues Wynn investigation

Why gaming continues Wynn investigation

posted on February 13, 2018 by

The Analyst | After Steve Wynn’s recent resignation from his various officer and director positions at his name sake company, I was asked “why the various regulating bodies would even bother to investigate the various allegations around Mr. Wynn if he resigned from the company?”

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Where will Wynn story go now?

Where will Wynn story go now?

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | We have not seen the last of Steve Wynn. You can count on it. There was no mention of his future plans when the chairman and CEO of the resort company in which he is a significant shareholder resigned last week.

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Sports betting not panacea

Sports betting not panacea

posted on February 13, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Sports wagering following the “Nevada model” is a wonderful thing but is not the revenue-generator the uninformed seem to think it is. It’s unlikely to fill budget gaps in all the states where government continues to spend more money than it takes in. 

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TITO took down all the casino tokens

TITO took down all the casino tokens

posted on February 13, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Bear with me, as we need to read a little about the history of tokens before we can discuss where they went. Tokens have been used for gaming for approximately 150 years. The earliest were somewhat disguised in their usage

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The Sphere to debut in 2020

The Sphere to debut in 2020

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Madison Square Garden Co.’s proposed 18,000-seat MSG Sphere arena in Las Vegas is expected to be open in 2020, the company announced late last week in New York City. The site is behind the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. 

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Racetracks delay integrity rules

Racetracks delay integrity rules

posted on February 13, 2018 by

There’s a delay being reported for implementing the groundbreaking plan by Woodbine and The Meadowlands to adopt new integrity rules that greatly increase the penalties against horse owners if their trainer is caught cheating.

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Rebuck: Now is time to apply for N.J. sports betting license

Rebuck: Now is time to apply for N.J. sports betting license

posted on February 13, 2018 by

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) director David Rebuck last week told online sports betting operators the time to apply for a New Jersey sports betting license is right now. 

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Examples of how misguided sports betting in other states might go

Examples of how misguided sports betting in other states might go

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Gaming Yesterday | Continuing with last week’s theme where I discussed how impossible it will be to cut the sports betting pot with multiple leagues and how uncomprehending politicians will interfere, especially those who consider themselves sports experts.

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Arrests made for conspiracy, theft in poker scam at Harvey Boomtown Casino

Arrests made for conspiracy, theft in poker scam at Harvey Boomtown Casino

posted on February 12, 2018 by

In Louisiana, the State Police Bureau of Investigations Gaming Enforcement Division has made two arrests for conspiracy and theft in a poker scam at the Boomtown Casino in Harvey.

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Casino companies eyeing Georgia, contributing to political campaigns

Casino companies eyeing Georgia, contributing to political campaigns

posted on February 12, 2018 by

Major casino companies eyeing Georgia in general and Atlanta in particular as new gambling markets are contributing to state political campaigns. MGM Resorts International was among the major donors to elected officials and candidates.

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Macau authorities working to stop illegal betting on WeChat

Macau authorities working to stop illegal betting on WeChat

posted on February 12, 2018 by

Macau authorities say as 2018 progresses they will continue to work with law enforcement agencies in Mainland China to stop the use of Chinese social messaging service WeChat for illegal betting. 

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Northern Nevada Wa She Shu Casino to expand gambling offerings

Northern Nevada Wa She Shu Casino to expand gambling offerings

posted on February 10, 2018 by

An intergovernmental negotiation between the Washoe Tribe of Nevada, California and the state of Nevada has resulted in a new gambling compact recently approved by the United States Secretary of the Interior. 

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Table games now available at Rideau Carleton Raceway

Table games now available at Rideau Carleton Raceway

posted on February 10, 2018 by

There are now increased casino offerings in Ottawa, Canada where, after years of debate, table games have been added to the Rideau Carleton Raceway ending Casino du Lac-Leamy’s table game monopoly in neighboring Gatineau, Quebec.

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IGT wins 'Lottery Product of the Year'

IGT wins 'Lottery Product of the Year'

posted on February 09, 2018 by

International Game Technology (IGT) has won "Lottery Product of the Year" honor at the 11th Annual International Gaming Awards in London for IGT PlaySpot, the company’s mobile lottery innovation.

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Philippines halts approval of new casinos to prevent oversupply

Philippines halts approval of new casinos to prevent oversupply

posted on February 09, 2018 by

In the Philippines, a direct order from President Rodrigo Duterte to the gambling regulator Pagcor has resulted in a moratorium on new casino licenses nationwide. Only applications received before Jan. 13, 2018 to build new casinos in the Philippines will be considered.

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