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Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

Handle sounds simple, but there are many elements to factor

posted on January 02, 2018 by

The Analyst | In gaming the notion of handle is to estimate the volume of business on a particular game. It sounds simple but there are a lot of elements that factor into determining handle.

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Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Tropicana Evansville revenue zoomed upward in November, its first full month in operation as a land-based casino. It was previously a riverboat facility, but moved ashore after the Indiana State Legislature revised its gambling laws.

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Finnish slots to require ID

Finnish slots to require ID

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Some slot machine players in Finland will soon have to verify their identity before using a gaming terminal.

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Spokane Tribe of Indians to open casino Jan. 8

Spokane Tribe of Indians to open casino Jan. 8

posted on January 02, 2018 by

In Washington State, the Spokane Tribe of Indians in Airway Heights have announced the delayed first phase of their casino project would open Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. Construction began in mid-November 2016, with hopes of a 2017 opening.

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Las Vegas is forever re-inventing itself

Las Vegas is forever re-inventing itself

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | What’s the best response to assumptions based on what appears to be solid evidence aimed at tourists and prospective investors?

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Additional gaming tables in use today in Macau by WYNN, Sands China

Additional gaming tables in use today in Macau by WYNN, Sands China

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Additional gaming tables are in use today in Macau by two major operators, Wynn Macau Ltd and Sands China Ltd. Each now has 25 new-to-market live-dealer gaming tables for their casino resorts Wynn Palace and Parisian Macao.

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For online gaming in Michigan, it’s a matter of how and when

For online gaming in Michigan, it’s a matter of how and when

posted on January 02, 2018 by

For online gaming in Michigan, it’s just a matter of how and when. That’s the message from Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee and representative for Michigan’s 61st District.

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Palace Station to provide charging capabilities at each seat at gambling tables

Palace Station to provide charging capabilities at each seat at gambling tables

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Palace Station, the popular locals-centric casino, is in the process of providing charging capabilities at each seat at numerous new gambling tables as part of the property’s continuing remodeling project.

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Crown Resorts to to sell its 62 percent stake in CrownBet for $117M

Crown Resorts to to sell its 62 percent stake in CrownBet for $117M

posted on December 30, 2017 by

Crown Resorts, in a filing with the Australian Stock Exchange, has revealed it has entered into agreement with a buyer to sell its 62 percent stake in online betting company CrownBet for $117 million (US).

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Chicago Tribune writer Steve Chapman calls for sports betting legalization

Chicago Tribune writer Steve Chapman calls for sports betting legalization

posted on December 30, 2017 by

Chicago Tribune editorial board member Steve Chapman, in a recent opinion piece in the iconic newspaper generally known for its conservative views, has called for the legalization of sports wagering nationwide. 

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Bingo is alive and well in downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza

Bingo is alive and well in downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza

posted on December 30, 2017 by

Bingo is alive and well in downtown Las Vegas where the Plaza Hotel & Casino has announced that the only Bingo room downtown will host six Super Bingo tournaments in 2018, each offering higher jackpots and affordable entry fee.

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Tax revisions will allow Steven Witkoff to move quickly to develop Fontainebleau

Tax revisions will allow Steven Witkoff to move quickly to develop Fontainebleau

posted on December 29, 2017 by

New York-based developer Steven Witkoff has revealed in an interview with Bloomberg News that the nation’s new tax revisions means he will be able to move ahead more quickly with his plans to develop the dormant Fontainebleau property in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas will see increase in officers on duty during New Year's Eve

Las Vegas will see increase in officers on duty during New Year's Eve

posted on December 29, 2017 by

In Las Vegas, a significantly increased number of public safety officers will be on duty to assist in a safe New Year’s Eve celebration. Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on the Las Vegas Strip to ring in 2018.

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Nevada’s November gaming revenue dipped 2.3 percent

Nevada’s November gaming revenue dipped 2.3 percent

posted on December 29, 2017 by

Nevada’s November gaming revenue dipped 2.3 percent. The data, however, reveals that most Southern Nevada casinos saw increases, with the exception of the Strip, where revenue was down 6.04 percent in November compared to November last year.

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Santa Anita to move quickly to fix inaccurate multi-race 'will-pays'

Santa Anita to move quickly to fix inaccurate multi-race 'will-pays'

posted on December 28, 2017 by

Tim Ritvo, Santa Anita Park CEO, says the track will move as quickly as possible to fix an issue involving the posting of inaccurate multi-race "will-pays” after a late scratch in the last race Tuesday, caused significant confusion for bettors.

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Horse racing has been suspended at Palermo, Sicily racetrack

Horse racing has been suspended at Palermo, Sicily racetrack

posted on December 28, 2017 by

Horse racing has been suspended at the Palermo, Sicily racetrack after Italian police investigating mafia activity say they discovered illegal gambling and evidence that Cosa Nostra bosses were fixing races.

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Delaware may beat N.J. to legalized single-team sports wagering

Delaware may beat N.J. to legalized single-team sports wagering

posted on December 28, 2017 by

Speculation has arisen that Delaware could beat New Jersey to the punch when it comes to legalized single-team sports wagering should the U.S. Supreme Court allow sports betting nationally.

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Santa Anita, Tim Ritvo to investigate irregular 'will-pays'

Santa Anita, Tim Ritvo to investigate irregular 'will-pays'

posted on December 27, 2017 by

Santa Anita and the Stronach Group's chief operating officer, Tim Ritvo, says he’ll investigate what appears to be irregular "will-pays" from the last race on the iconic track’s opening-day card.

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Ladbrokes Coral agrees to be bought by online rival GVC

Ladbrokes Coral agrees to be bought by online rival GVC

posted on December 27, 2017 by

The recently merged gambling giant Ladbrokes Coral has now agreed to be bought by online rival GVC in a deal worth up to £4bn. If approved by regulators, shareholders in GVC will hold 53.5% of the combined group.

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MGM Resorts releases video in advance of Monte Carlo transformation

MGM Resorts releases video in advance of Monte Carlo transformation

posted on December 27, 2017 by

MGM Resorts International has a released a striking new video in advance of its transformation of the Monte Carlo into Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas, what MGM calls a hotel within the hotel.

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