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Las Vegas hotel rooms always improving

Las Vegas hotel rooms always improving

posted on July 31, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | The recent flurry of hotel room re-modeling initiatives in Las Vegas certainly is nothing new, but it does indicate local resort operators understand that keeping their room inventory up to date is a key element of financial success.

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Legal sports betting finally belongs in the mainstream

 Legal sports betting finally belongs in the mainstream

posted on July 31, 2018 by

VIP On the Mark | Thanks to Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and the rest of the Supremes, sports betting on a national level moved from the outhouse to the penthouse with their recent thumbs up vote.

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Illinois Racing Board moves forward on historical horse racing terminals

Illinois Racing Board moves forward on historical horse racing terminals

posted on July 30, 2018 by

The Illinois Racing Board, in an effort to throw a lifeline to the state’s struggling horseracing industry, has agreed to move forward with planning for implementation of wagering on historical horse racing terminals at the state's three remaining racetracks.

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MGM, GVC to create sports betting and online gaming platform

MGM, GVC to create sports betting and online gaming platform

posted on July 30, 2018 by

MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings today formally announced the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture to create a sports betting and online gaming platform in the United States.

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Boyd will look to bring sports betting to the Valley Forge Casino

Boyd will look to bring sports betting to the Valley Forge Casino

posted on July 28, 2018 by

Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp., as part of its earnings call to investors this week, has revealed some of its sport betting plans outside of Nevada.

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GVC Holdings Plc, confirmed talks about venture with MGM International

GVC Holdings Plc, confirmed talks about venture with MGM International

posted on July 28, 2018 by

British betting group GVC Holdings Plc, which owns the Coral, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet brands, confirmed today (Saturday) it was in advanced talks about a joint sports wagering venture with MGM International, British media outlet Sky News is reporting.

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues

posted on July 26, 2018 by

The NCAA remains unenthused about the expanding legalization of sports betting in the U.S., but nevertheless has no choice but to respond. One response was the creation of a team of experts to “explore how best to protect game integrity...

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MGM Resorts International ranked high for Best Employer for Women

MGM Resorts International ranked high for Best Employer for Women

posted on July 25, 2018 by

MGM Resorts International (MGM) was ranked No. 199 on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Women 2018. The survey measured participants’ feelings about their employers in a variety of categories, including topics relevant for women. 

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A peek at the future of sports wagering; Japan reaches an exciting level

A peek at the future of sports wagering; Japan reaches an exciting level

posted on July 24, 2018 by

The Analyst | As more states continue to add sports wagering to their legalized gaming options, old dinosaurs such as myself find their phones ringing with calls from a range of regulators, legislators, inventors and speculators trying to understand sports wagering will look like in their respective areas.

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Before sports betting is legal in NY regulations must be approved

Before sports betting is legal in NY regulations must be approved

posted on July 23, 2018 by

New York Lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session last month without passing regulations for sports betting but that’s not stopping casinos and sports wagering companies from lining up for a piece of the action.

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Mississippi legal sports betting is not quite ready to commence

Mississippi legal sports betting is not quite ready to commence

posted on July 22, 2018 by

Word from Mississippi that legal sports betting, expected to begin this weekend, is not quite ready to commence in the Magnolia State.

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Japan’s parliament has approved integrated casino/resorts

Japan’s parliament has approved integrated casino/resorts

posted on July 20, 2018 by

As anticipated for months, Japan’s parliament has now approved a new law allowing integrated casino/resorts to open in a renewed effort to increase foreign visitors.

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 Number of historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming to increase

Number of historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming to increase

posted on July 19, 2018 by

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has given its approval to Churchill Downs Inc. to increase the number of historical racing machines at its new Derby City Gaming facility in Louisville.

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Foxwoods Resort Casino assigns Interim CEO

Foxwoods Resort Casino assigns Interim CEO

posted on July 19, 2018 by

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has now named an interim CEO following the sudden death last month of its previous CEO, Felix Rappaport. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council revealed Tuesday that Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler will assume that role.

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Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world

Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world

posted on July 19, 2018 by

More evidence has emerged that Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world with the announcement that a new combined jewelry and gemstone event, comprised of three trade shows, will “co-locate” near other exhibitors in the Las Vegas Convention Center

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Caesars Ent. has broken ground on Caesars Forum and outdoor Forum Plaza

Caesars Ent. has broken ground on Caesars Forum and outdoor Forum Plaza

posted on July 18, 2018 by

Caesars Entertainment has now broken ground on its previously announced $375 million meeting and event space complex.

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Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting with a gain

Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting with a gain

posted on July 18, 2018 by

Despite some small fields compared to Santa Anita, and hot weather, Los Alamitos finished its 12-day summer meeting Sunday with a gain in average all-sources handle over the 2017 meet, the track announced. 

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The Open doesn't have a true favorite with the lowest golfer at 12-1

The Open doesn't have a true favorite with the lowest golfer at 12-1

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Vegas Sports Books | The 147th British Open tees off early Thursday morning at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland and just by looking at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds board, where no golfer is listed lower than 12-to-1, it appears this thing is wide open.

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How can +12% growth disappoint?

How can +12% growth disappoint?

posted on July 17, 2018 by

The Analyst | Over the last few weeks there have been stories popping up about how many analysts were disappointed Macau’s gaming revenues only grew 12 percent and how trade wars with the United States might have an impact on the region’s gaming revenues. 

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Meadowlands is lost already in new era of sports betting

Meadowlands is lost already in new era of sports betting

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | In New Jersey, the Meadowlands became the second race track to begin taking legal sports wagers this past weekend. I have been betting sports for close to 40 years; and I have never witnessed anything like what is now going on there.

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Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.

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Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday.  There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday.

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