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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
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.view
The Ocean Resort Casino now has a clear path to open on Thursday with the granting a casino license yesterday by New Jersey regulators.view
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.view
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.view
NASCAR is on its way, Sept. 13 thru Sept. 16, to the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas, with a series of “fan-centric” events to promote the South Point 400, this year’s kick off event for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
The Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas will soon be home to the largest single video screen in the world. The upgraded canopy will deliver a screen that is up to seven times brighter than the original and four times sharper.
Ed Burgart, the voice of Southern California Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos Race Course, says he will continue as the track announcer for the night racing action here through the end of 2019.
Expanding casino gambling in Florida may be decided by Sunshine State voters, with word that Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are continuing to fund an effort to pass a constitutional amendment that would make it difficult.
Resorts Casino Hotel and the Golden Nugget Atlantic City officially joins four other operating sportsbooks in Atlantic City today (Wednesday).