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Nevada casino winnings jump back above $1B mark in May

Nevada casino winnings jump back above $1B mark in May

posted on June 30, 2018 by

Nevada casino winnings jumped back above the $1 billion mark in May. State gambling outlets won $1.04 billion in May, a 9.4 percent increase from April and 5.3 percent ahead of May 2017.

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Atlantic City officially regains two of its closed casino/resorts

Atlantic City officially regains two of its closed casino/resorts

posted on June 29, 2018 by

Atlantic City officially regained two of its closed casino/resorts Thursday as The Hard Rock, which was the former Trump Taj Mahal, and the Revel, now the Ocean Club, reopened for business. 

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Plan to allow historical racing terminals being advanced by Illinois Board

Plan to allow historical racing terminals being advanced by Illinois Board

posted on June 29, 2018 by

A plan that would allow “historical racing” terminals at Illinois racetracks is being advanced by the Illinois Racing Board. This, despite the board’s attorney cautioning that such machines would be illegal.

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Tribal gaming revenue in the U.S. grows 3.9 percent in 2017

Tribal gaming revenue in the U.S. grows 3.9 percent in 2017

posted on June 28, 2018 by

Led by its Sacramento region that includes all of California and a smattering of small casinos in Northern Nevada, tribal gaming revenue in the U.S. grew 3.9 percent in 2017 to $32.4 billion. 

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Venetian Macao honored with Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award

Venetian Macao honored with Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award

posted on June 28, 2018 by

Environmental efforts by the Las Vegas Sands’ The Venetian Macao have again been honored with the presentation of the Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award. The Venetian Macao is now the first and sole hotel in Macao to earn the new top designation of platinum.

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Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods

posted on June 27, 2018 by

Gamblers from around the world can now play roulette at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Through Authentic Roulette, an online platform has been introduced enabling casino players around the world to play a live table game from the floor of the Connecticut casino.

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Scientific Games completes early testing of OpenBet Sportsbook Platform

Scientific Games completes early testing of OpenBet Sportsbook Platform

posted on June 27, 2018 by

Scientific Games, under the auspices of its SG Digital division, has announced successful completion in Mississippi of pre-compliance testing of its OpenBet Sportsbook Retail Platform under that state’s Gaming Commission's proposed sports and race pool regulation.

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McCarran International Airport has record-breaking May

McCarran International Airport has record-breaking May

posted on June 27, 2018 by

It was a record-breaking May for Southern Nevada’s McCarran International Airport. During the busiest month ever recorded, more than 4.36 million airline passengers utilized the facility to visit and depart from Las Vegas.

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Road full of bumps in Rhode Island

Road full of bumps in Rhode Island

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Vegas Sports Books | Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill last Friday that made sports betting legal within the state, and then inked a $9.6 billion budget package that includes $46.05 million in sportsbook win off $910 million in expected write.

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I love horse racing, but it doesn’t love me back

I love horse racing, but it doesn’t love me back

posted on June 26, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my “unrequited love” for horseracing. The daggers the Sport of Kings has thrust into my aching heart over the past few years and especially in the last few months have made me question my passion for the sport.

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Rhode Island set to begin sports betting

Rhode Island set to begin sports betting

posted on June 26, 2018 by

In Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo legalized sports betting in the state as part of a $9.6 billion budget she signed off on Friday for fiscal 2019. The budget for the fiscal year starts July 1 and estimates $23.5 million of new revenue from sports betting.

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Santa Anita handle tops $1B

Santa Anita handle tops $1B

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Business has significantly improved at the Santa Anita Winter/Spring Thoroughbred meeting. Buoyed by a closing day Pick 6 pool of $6,022,040, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day stand that began Dec. 26 exceeded the $1 billion mark.

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Leagues’ rhetoric evolving on sports betting

Leagues’ rhetoric evolving on sports betting

posted on June 26, 2018 by

The Analyst | Many a decade ago when things were a bit less ridged, one of the customers of the casino I was associated with happened to own a professional sports team. He also loved betting on his own team, but because of image and reputation he always did it discretely.

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Former Park Place Hotel in Kansas City demolished

Former Park Place Hotel in Kansas City demolished

posted on June 25, 2018 by

A Kansas City Hotel that served as an important part of the plot for the essential Las Vegas-centric 1995 movie “Casino” was demolished early Sunday. The former Park Place Hotel, had become blighted since the hotel closed in 2016.

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Massachusetts Gaming Commish extends alcohol service

Massachusetts Gaming Commish extends alcohol service

posted on June 23, 2018 by

When MGM Resorts International opens its MGM on Aug. 24th, gamblers only will be able to drink alcohol until 4 a.m. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Thursday, in an apparent compromise decision, approved extending alcohol service to those actively gambling.

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Casinos advertise for sportsbook personnel in Mississippi

Casinos advertise for sportsbook personnel in Mississippi

posted on June 23, 2018 by

As expected, the Mississippi Gaming Commission Thursday approved sports betting regulations in a move that could result in some state casinos taking sports bets in as few as 30 days. 

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Otis to build and install people-moving products for Resorts World

Otis to build and install people-moving products for Resorts World

posted on June 22, 2018 by

Genting Group, the major international hospitality company currently building Resorts World Las Vegas, has selected Otis to build and install various people-moving products at its massive entertainment casino/resort complex on the Las Vegas Strip.

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The Ocean Resort Casino has a clear path to open on Thursday

The Ocean Resort Casino has a clear path to open on Thursday

posted on June 22, 2018 by

The Ocean Resort Casino now has a clear path to open on Thursday with the granting a casino license yesterday by New Jersey regulators. 

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The major overhaul of The Linq’s casino floor

The major overhaul of The Linq’s casino floor

posted on June 21, 2018 by

The major overhaul of The Linq’s casino floor is moving quicker than originally planned, according to local media reports. The remodel includes significant upgrading of the property’s sportsbook operation including so-called “living rooms” available for hourly rental.

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MGM Resorts’ next sports wagering operation in Mississippi

MGM Resorts’ next sports wagering operation in Mississippi

posted on June 21, 2018 by

MGM Resorts International expects to open its next sports wagering operation in Mississippi, according to Jay Rood, the company’s vice- president for race and sports.

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