The Analyst | June is traditionally one of the weaker gaming months for Nevada, so it did surprise some that the state’s June gaming revenues were so high and showed strong growth in table games over slots.view
Wynn Resorts, further distancing itself from problems associated with former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, on Monday named Phil Satre vice chairman. Reuters reports the move is part of a settlement reached with Elaine Wynn, who had been pushing to reorganize the board.view
In New Jersey, The Stars Group announced a partnering with Resorts Casino Hotel to offer mobile and online sports betting. Sports betting in New Jersey is now currently operational at five Atlantic City casinos.view
Illinois State Rep. Bob Rita announced he will lead a series of hearings in a bid to build consensus on online poker, online casino, daily fantasy sports, and sports betting ahead of the next legislative session,view
International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions, has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Michigan Lottery. The gaming giant will provide new lottery technology and ongoing services through January 2031.view
William Hill, the British-controlled gambling company has announced it now has sports betting agreements with eleven casinos in Mississippi and an unnamed casino partner in West Virginia.view
The long-shot possibility of casino gambling in Georgia will again come under legislative consideration with word that Republican State Rep. Ron Stephens, plans to attempt to introduce legislation during the next General Assembly.view
In Arizona, that state’s Department of Gaming reports contributions from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that ended on June 30.view
In Colorado, the state’s Attorney General said Thursday that a legislative solution rather than a constitutional alteration would be needed to allow sports betting in the state.view
Arlington Park general manager Tony Petrillo has told a local newspaper that the northwest suburban Chicago racetrack views historical racing machines as insufficient to compete against nearby casinos or bars and restaurants that have slot machines.view
Las Vegas-based Scientific Games Corporation says its Open Bet sports wagering platform processed 177 million wagers during the 2018 World Cup without incident.view
As the calendar turns to August, we’ll soon see the rollout of legal Mississippi sports betting at several of the dozen-plus properties that have applied for a license. MGM’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi and the Gold Strike in Tunica will go first.view
MGM Resorts International and the National Basketball Association announced Tuesday a multi-year agreement providing the worldwide casino/resort operator with access to official NBA and WNBA data, in addition to other league promotional materials.view
Nevada casinos gross gambling revenue (GGR), as calculated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), totaled $933 million last month, a 4.2 percent increase over June 2017. The total represents the state’s fifth consecutive monthly gain.view
Red Rock Resorts, Inc., parent company of Las Vegas locals powerhouse Station Casinos, has reported net revenues of $416.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent, or $6.1 million, from $410.1 million during the same period of 2017.view
The Analyst | As has been flooded in casino and general business news, Japan has approved laws permitting up to three integrated casino resorts. While this is not new news, I am wondering if the laws of mathematics have recently changed.view
Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U.S. sports betting market, taking steps to expand their footprint and strengthen their positions as more states approve necessary regulations and people become more interested in legal gambling.view
Feist Facts | It’s time to kick off a new football season! College football begins Saturday, so here’s a look at the top 40 teams, working our way to No. 1 next week. Let’s get started with teams 40 through 21.
NFL Previews | From top to bottom, there isn’t a more tightly wound division than the AFC South. Last year the South had a wild card for the first time in five years when Tennessee advanced with a 9-7 mark.
Poker Profiles | Station Casinos’ Green Valley Ranch has a new poker room manager. We asked for an interview. Her name is Kathy Raymond and she was previously the executive director of poker operations at the Venetian poker room
GamingToday, the Las Vegas sports and gaming publication, has been acquired by gaming visionary Bill Paulos. This will mark the end of an era for the sports and gaming publication that was founded over 40 years ago by Chuck and Eileen DiRocco.
Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action.