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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
The Analyst | Three accounting events are impacting gaming operators this year. Two unexpected ones came from the surprise tax reform act passed in December and the expected one was a change to revenue recognition practices.view
One Mann's Opinion | Most of Nevada’s major casino/resort operators supported President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. There’s no great surprise there, but now it’s worth noting how his words on immigration might be impacting their billion dollar businesses.view
Major hospitality company Delaware North is expanding in West Virginia with the purchase of Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Nitro. The facility also includes a greyhound racetrack. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.view
The New York-New York Hotel & Casino’s Big Apple roller coaster will unveil a new “wow factor” in the form of a virtual reality upgrade starting in Feb. 7.view
MGM Springfield, the nearly $1 billion casino/resort to open in just over six months, is seeking to provide employment opportunities to area residents who relocated to Western Massachusetts after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico four months ago.view
Two Mississippi legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit all sports betting except fantasy sports in the state. Recent trends have seen many other states act to embrace the possibility of legal sport wagering.view
Add Wyoming to the growing list of states seeking to bolster its budget by tapping gambling revenue through its lottery. Wyoming’s budget difficulties have been created by dwindling revenue from mineral taxes, its main source of revenue.view
Visitation numbers in Macau were significantly greater in 2017. Overall, Macau welcomed a total of 32.6 million visitors in 2017, a 5.4 percent increase over 2016.view
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will offer 15 stakes worth $3.7 million in purses during its spring meet. The meet opens on Thursday, May 10 and is highlighted by the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 19, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.
The U.S. hotel industry should continue to enjoy gains on both the top and the bottom line. The report notes that consumer spending grew 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter after a 2.2 percent boost in the third.
A possible South Dakota constitutional amendment on the November ballot that might have allowed voters to decide the fate of a proposed casino complex in Yankton has been voted down by a branch of the State Legislature.
On a night when the U.S. Olympic men's curling team captured gold in South Korea, the Knights capped a 7-game home stand by "sweeping" past Vancouver, 6-3, Friday at T-Mobile Arena.
William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock says the company is readying a war chest to invest into marketing in the U.S. should the Supreme Court end the ban on sports betting.