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Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world

Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world

posted on July 19, 2018 by

More evidence has emerged that Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world with the announcement that a new combined jewelry and gemstone event, comprised of three trade shows, will “co-locate” near other exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center

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Caesars Ent. has broken ground on Caesars Forum and outdoor Forum Plaza

Caesars Ent. has broken ground on Caesars Forum and outdoor Forum Plaza

posted on July 18, 2018 by

Caesars Entertainment has now broken ground on its previously announced $375 million meeting and event space complex.

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Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting with a gain

Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting with a gain

posted on July 18, 2018 by

Despite some small fields compared to Santa Anita, and hot weather, Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting Sunday with a gain in average all-sources handle over the 2017 meet, the track announced. 

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The Open doesn't have a true favorite with the lowest golfer at 12-1

The Open doesn't have a true favorite with the lowest golfer at 12-1

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Vegas Sports Books | The 147th British Open tees off early Thursday morning at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland and just by looking at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds board, where no golfer is listed lower than 12-to-1, it appears this thing is wide open.

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How can +12% growth disappoint?

How can +12% growth disappoint?

posted on July 17, 2018 by

The Analyst | Over the last few weeks there have been stories popping up about how many analysts were disappointed Macau’s gaming revenues only grew 12 percent and how trade wars with the United States might have an impact on the region’s gaming revenues. 

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Meadowlands is lost already in new era of sports betting

Meadowlands is lost already in new era of sports betting

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | In New Jersey, the Meadowlands became the second race track to begin taking legal sports wagers this past weekend. I have been betting sports for close to 40 years; and I have never witnessed anything like what is now going on there.

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Casinos line up to join New Jersey sports betting picture

Casinos line up to join New Jersey sports betting picture

posted on July 17, 2018 by

The state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) received two applications for brick-and-mortar licenses and three for mobile sports wagering before a Monday deadline.

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DraftKings is well positioned to capitalize on New York sports betting

DraftKings is well positioned to capitalize on New York sports betting

posted on July 17, 2018 by

DraftKings Inc. and del Lago Resort & Casino announced today that they have entered into an agreement to provide a physical sportsbook at the del  Lago Resort & Casino located in Waterloo, N.Y.

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Sports betting options expanding

Sports betting options expanding

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | The menu of sports betting options in Nevada casinos and elsewhere will continue to expand as special interests scramble to keep pace with changing times. Imagination promises to take the business to places it has never been before.

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Scientific Games offers MONOPOLY Slots app

Scientific Games offers MONOPOLY Slots app

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that SG Social, the company’s social gaming division, is launching the MONOPOLY Slots mobile app worldwide.

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Penn National gets extension to open mini-casino

Penn National gets extension to open mini-casino

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Penn National Gaming, the country’s largest regional gaming operator, will now will have until Sept. 12 to submit an application to open a mini-casino in York County, Pa. The original deadline was Thursday.

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VICI completes acquisition of tower at Caesars

VICI completes acquisition of tower at Caesars

posted on July 17, 2018 by

VICI Properties Inc., the real estate investment trust spinoff, controlled by Caesars Entertainment, has completed its previously announced $507.5 million acquisition of all the land and real estate assets associated with the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

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Wedding bells still chiming in Las Vegas

Wedding bells still chiming in Las Vegas

posted on July 17, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Wedding tourism, to the estimated tune of $900 million in economic benefit each year, is a sometimes an under appreciated segment of the Southern Nevada economy. There are now about 80,000 local weddings each year.

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Golden Ent. to acquire Edgewater Casino, Colorado Belle Casino

Golden Ent. to acquire Edgewater Casino, Colorado Belle Casino

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Golden Entertainment, Inc. today (Monday) has announced it is increasing its footprint in Laughlin with word that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Marnell Gaming to acquire the Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort and the Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort.

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Casino gambling, construction of proposed resorts delayed in Bermuda

Casino gambling, construction of proposed resorts delayed in Bermuda

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Casino gambling and construction of proposed resorts that might go along with it are still delayed in Bermuda where a key Bermuda legislator is questioning the status of the territory’s four-year old plan to introduce the first-ever casino/resort.

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The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino under construction in N. Calif.

The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino under construction in N. Calif.

posted on July 16, 2018 by

A Hard Rock casino project is now under construction by the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria in Northern California. To be called The Hard Rock Fire Mountain Casino, it will occupy a 40-acre site about 35 miles North of Sacramento.

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Del Mar’s 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles

Del Mar’s 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles

posted on July 16, 2018 by

Del Mar’s Wednesday opening for the 79th racing season will include some new betting wrinkles, the track has announced. The Del Mar meet runs through Labor Day Monday, September 3.

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Riverwalk Casino unveils million-dollar update of hotel rooms

Riverwalk Casino unveils million-dollar update of hotel rooms

posted on July 14, 2018 by

The Riverwalk Casino in historic Vicksburg, Miss. has unveiled an extensive million-dollar update of its hotel, modernizing all of its 76 guests rooms.

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California racing handle up 19 percent in the month of June

California racing handle up 19 percent in the month of June

posted on July 14, 2018 by

At the California Horse Racing Board’s regular meeting Thursday, CHRB Executive Director Rick Baedeker reported that handle in California was up 19 percent in the month of June and increased more than 10 percent during the first six months of the year.

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Xernona Clayton to speak at 2018 Women's Leadership Conference

Xernona Clayton to speak at 2018 Women's Leadership Conference

posted on July 13, 2018 by

Civil rights leader Xernona Clayton, who broke race and gender barriers in national broadcast TV and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to end racial inequality in America, will expound on her life and experiences at the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference.

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