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Billion $, Branson & Bitcoin

Billion $, Branson & Bitcoin

posted on April 03, 2018 by

The Analyst | IThis past week I received some questions on topics ranging from the significance of Nevada’s billion dollar win in February, to the Branson led group buying the Hard Rock, to the wisdom of gaming companies accepting crypto currencies.

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Plaques a rare sought out collectible

Plaques a rare sought out collectible

posted on April 03, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | My guess is many folks who read this column have no idea what plaques are. They function in the same manner as casino chips and have been used in casinos around the world for quite some time. 

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Rivers Casino pays $4.2M toward expenses for PPG Paints Arena

Rivers Casino pays $4.2M toward expenses for PPG Paints Arena

posted on April 02, 2018 by

Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) have announced that Rivers Casino has paid $4.2 million toward the construction expenses for PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Macau posts 22 percent gambling revenue gain for March

Macau posts 22 percent gambling revenue gain for March

posted on April 02, 2018 by

The Chinese territory of Macau has posted a 22 percent gambling revenue gain for March, as the region continues to benefit from the high demand for gambling in the country's only legal casino hub.

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Richard Branson, partners are new owners of Vegas Hard Rock Hotel Casino

Richard Branson, partners are new owners of Vegas Hard Rock Hotel Casino

posted on March 31, 2018 by

Billionaire business tycoon Richard Branson and partners are the new owners of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip will eventually be rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

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Wynn Resorts Everett casino considering renaming property

Wynn Resorts Everett casino considering renaming property

posted on March 30, 2018 by

A key executive at the under construction Wynn Resorts casino near Boston have told local media they are "absolutely" considering renaming the property.

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Lucky Dragon financial difficulties good news for April travelers

Lucky Dragon financial difficulties good news for April travelers

posted on March 30, 2018 by

The recent financial difficulties of the off-Strip Lucky Dragon has resulted in good news for April travelers where its now possible to find luxury rooms for as little as $35 during the week and $99 on weekends. 

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Plaza Hotel and Casino unveils new casino-floor carpeting

Plaza Hotel and Casino unveils new casino-floor carpeting

posted on March 30, 2018 by

The Plaza Hotel & Casino, the newly revitalized Downtown Las Vegas landmark, has unveiled new casino-floor carpeting featuring a colorful tribute to the various elements and icons associated with gaming, the desert and the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas passenger traffic up about 4 percent for February

Las Vegas passenger traffic up about 4 percent for February

posted on March 29, 2018 by

The Clark County Department of Aviation reported Wednesday that passenger traffic, attributable to both domestic and international increases, was up about 4 percent for February.

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Nevada casino gambling win tops $1 billion again in February

Nevada casino gambling win tops $1 billion again in February

posted on March 29, 2018 by

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) revenue data for February shows that casinos statewide earned $1.02 billion from gamblers during the month. The figure represents a 7.7 percent increase compared with the same month last year.

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Judge rules card maker in Phil Ivey-Borgata flap liable for $27

Judge rules card maker in Phil Ivey-Borgata flap liable for $27

posted on March 29, 2018 by

Ruling that flawed cards were just one of many factors, a federal court judge said the Borgata in Atlantic City could recover only $27 from the card manufacturer, roughly the cost of replacing the cards.

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The del Lago casino in New York requesting improved tax deal

The del Lago casino in New York requesting improved tax deal

posted on March 28, 2018 by

The del Lago casino in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State is requesting an improved tax deal from state legislators because of struggling revenue. The casino is just over a year old.

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City of Las Vegas honored for its traffic control efforts

City of Las Vegas honored for its traffic control efforts

posted on March 28, 2018 by

The city of Las Vegas was honored earlier this week for its traffic control efforts during the 2018 Smart 50 Awards held in Kansas City. Las Vegas was recognized for efforts the city has made to better understand data related to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

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Esports Arena Las Vegas now open at Luxor Hotel Casino

Esports Arena Las Vegas now open at Luxor Hotel Casino

posted on March 28, 2018 by

Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first permanent esports venue on The Strip, is now open at Luxor Hotel and Casino elevating Las Vegas as a leader on the global esports stage and providing gaming fans with an experience unlike anywhere else.

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What will each Wynn do now?

What will each Wynn do now?

posted on March 27, 2018 by

The Analyst | Asking what is next for Wynn almost deserves an automatic rhetorical retort of which one – Steve, Elaine or the resort company?

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Fremont Street Experience upgrade to cost $33M

Fremont Street Experience upgrade to cost $33M

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Funding for the revamping of downtown Las Vegas’ popular Fremont Street Experience has now been authorized by Las Vegas City Council as part of nearly $44 million in bonds that will fund several large-scale projects citywide.

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GVC Holdings, Ladbrokes Coral to merge

GVC Holdings, Ladbrokes Coral to merge

posted on March 27, 2018 by

In the United Kingdom, competition regulator, the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA), last week green lit the takeover that would create one of the world’s largest publicly traded betting companies.

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Las Vegas comes in third as top destination

Las Vegas comes in third as top destination

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Travel site TripAdvisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards listing U.S. top travel destinations ranks Las Vegas third behind New York City and Maui, Hawaii noting that April is a good month for bargain hunters looking to stay in Las Vegas.

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Will Cardinals fans see red over yellow color change?

Will Cardinals fans see red over yellow color change?

posted on March 27, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | The St. Louis Cardinals, always a contender in Major League Baseball’s National League, are mulling over a major shift in their branding effort by altering their primary team color and logo from All-American Red to yellow.

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What’s next in Wynn saga?

What’s next in Wynn saga?

posted on March 27, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | Nevada gaming regulators have generally earned respectable grades for their handling of the unexpected crises and industry opportunities that land on their desks.

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