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Riverboat laws need hard look

Riverboat laws need hard look

posted on January 30, 2018 by

In Missouri, the St. Louis area’s six riverboat casinos collectively grossed $1,025,443,718 in 2017 amid concerns the various individual state laws regulating riverboat casinos are antiquated and need a massive update.

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Sands talking with MSG about arena

Sands talking with MSG about arena

posted on January 30, 2018 by

The Las Vegas Sands (LVS) last week provided some of the first details about the company’s proposed Las Vegas Sands-Madison Square Garden joint venture arena.

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MGM Cotai opening delayed again

MGM Cotai opening delayed again

posted on January 30, 2018 by

The MGM Cotai opening is delayed once more, according to the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the body responsible for authorizing hotel operations in the world’s largest gambling hub.

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With nationwide sports betting on the horizon it's important both sides work together

With nationwide sports betting on the horizon it's important both sides work together

posted on January 30, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Last week’s New York State Senate testimony by NBA attorney Dan Spillane suggesting the league receive a one percent share of all wagers on its games should sports betting be legalized has met with various reactions in the sports wagering world, all of it negative.

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Wynn Palace entering design phase two

Wynn Palace entering design phase two

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Wynn Palace has managed to successfully take what looks like huge potential in the so-called mass market of wealthy Chinese who have an appetite for a quality experience in the floral-themed resort.

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U.S. sports wagering under discussion at ICE Totally Gaming

U.S. sports wagering under discussion at ICE Totally Gaming

posted on January 29, 2018 by

The possibility of expanded sports wagering in the U.S. is among the major topics under discussion next week at ICE Totally Gaming 2018 trade show and conference Feb. 6-8, 2018 in London.

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Horseplayers at Gulfstream Park set N. American Pick 6 wagering record

Horseplayers at Gulfstream Park set N. American Pick 6 wagering record

posted on January 29, 2018 by

Horseplayers sent in the cash with both hands this weekend at Gulfstream Park near Miami setting a North American Pick 6 wagering record Sunday, following Saturday’s surpassing of last years Pegasus World Cup Day handle by 3.8 percent.

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Florida store clerk accused of keeping customer’s $600 winning lottery ticket

Florida store clerk accused of keeping customer’s $600 winning lottery ticket

posted on January 29, 2018 by

In Fort Myers, Fla., a liquor store employee is accused of keeping a customer’s $600 winning lottery ticket and paying him only $5.00. The winner was an undercover agent working undercover for the Florida Lottery Commission’s security division.

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Geoff Freeman to address NBA's betting proposal Tuesday

Geoff Freeman to address NBA's betting proposal Tuesday

posted on January 27, 2018 by

AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman will host a conference call with reporters Tuesday concentrating on answering questions regarding the NBA’s recent proposal that sports leagues receive a cut of all money legally wagered on sporting events.

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Desert Diamond Casinos & Ent. names Rudy Prieto as CEO

Desert Diamond Casinos & Ent. names Rudy Prieto as CEO

posted on January 27, 2018 by

In Arizona, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, part the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise, has announced the hiring of Rudy Prieto as its new chief executive officer. 

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IGT names Kim Barker Lee to VP of Diversity and Inclusion

IGT names Kim Barker Lee to VP of Diversity and Inclusion

posted on January 27, 2018 by

IGT has named Kim Barker Lee to the newly created role of Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Barker Lee’s new role will also include responsibility for developing and implementing the IGT’s first-ever global diversity and inclusion strategy.

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Russia’s government moves to help grow online sports betting market

Russia’s government moves to help grow online sports betting market

posted on January 26, 2018 by

Russia’s government has moved to help grow the online sports betting market in the country by allowing bookmakers to simplify the burdensome process associated with signing up for an online sports wagering account.

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Louisiana closer to allowing gambling riverboats to move onshore

Louisiana closer to allowing gambling riverboats to move onshore

posted on January 26, 2018 by

Louisiana has moved closer to allowing it’s gambling riverboats to move onshore when the chairman of a gaming task force said it would recommend that the State Legislature allow riverboats to place slot machines on land up to 1,200 feet from the shore.

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Wagering on California horseracing falls by less than 1 percent

Wagering on California horseracing falls by less than 1 percent

posted on January 26, 2018 by

All-sources wagering on California horseracing fell by less than 1 percent in 2017. Data released showed ontrack handle declined 2.8 percent to $340 million, while account wagering through online and telephone sources in California rose 4.4 percent to $644,443,657.

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Paradise Park to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Paradise Park to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

posted on January 25, 2018 by

Wynn Las Vegas will power its multi-use development, Paradise Park, with 100 percent renewable energy, the company announced Thursday. The development is in the early stages of construction behind Wynn Las Vegas on the site of the resort’s former golf course.

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NBA seeking 1 percent share of all money bet on its games

NBA seeking 1 percent share of all money bet on its games

posted on January 25, 2018 by

The National Basketball Association, long believed the major U.S. sports league with the least resistance to national sports wagering, is seeking a 1 percent share of all money bet on its games should sports betting be legalized in this country.

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Las Vegas Sands revenues exceeded consensus estimates

Las Vegas Sands revenues exceeded consensus estimates

posted on January 25, 2018 by

Las Vegas Sands revenues exceeded consensus estimates by more than 14 percent in the in the fourth-quarter of 2017. The company posted adjusted earnings per share of 88 cents and net revenues of $3.4 billion beating a consensus projection by 6.3 percent. 

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Lottery players in S. Carolina may be getting late Christmas present

Lottery players in S. Carolina may be getting late Christmas present

posted on January 24, 2018 by

Additional lottery players in South Carolina may be getting a late Christmas present now that lottery officials say they may have to pay out nearly twice as much in prizes than expected because of a Christmas Day glitch.

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Verizon considering possible foray into sports betting

Verizon considering possible foray into sports betting

posted on January 24, 2018 by

Verizon Communications Inc., the cell phone giant, is considering a possible foray into sports betting, should single-team wagering become legal in in the United states.

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Wynn to move swiftly to build new hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Wynn to move swiftly to build new hotel on Las Vegas Strip

posted on January 24, 2018 by

Casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn says he’ll move swiftly to build a new hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The new casino/resort will be built on the site of the former Frontier hotel, across Las Vegas Boulevard from Wynn’s two existing properties, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.

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