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Macau Gambling Still Struggling Amidst Crackdowns and Downturns

Sands Cotai Strip

Macau’s gambling industry is continuing to take a massive hit from anti-corruption moves from the Chinese mainland and a weakening economy. Arrests were made in Macau this week as part of an effort to halt illegal cash going into the gambling mecca, while at the same time a pact has been signed between the Macau…Read More

Optimal Payments Sees Revenues Soar in 2015

Optimal Payments profits Skrill 2015

Optimal Payments has found itself with a bigger presence in American markets over the past year, owing to increased usage of brands like Neteller in regulated markets. That seems to have paid off for the company, as revenues are up more than 40 percent for the company in the first half of 2015 when compared…Read More

Jim Murren Considering Taking MGM Off the Grid in Nevada

Jim Murren MGM Resorts power

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren wants to put his company’s Las Vegas operations on a greener path, using clearner, renewable energy sources to power its casinos and resorts. But he doesn’t want to have to pay NV Energy for the privilege of doing it. Murran told KSNV News 3 in Las Vegas…Read More

Union Barred from Beaming Messages to Walls of Carl Icahn Casinos

Taj Mahal union messages walls

Casino workers and billionaire investor Carl Icahn are involved in a battle that’s largely being fought with words, one over whether those workers should have their benefits reinstated and that could end in a strike. But thanks to a ruling by one New Jersey judge, there are now a few more rules about just where…Read More

Georgia Gambling Debate Intensifies, Two Legislative Meetings Scheduled

Georgia State Sen. Brandon Beach HOPE Scholarship

Georgia gambling might soon make its way out of prohibition and casinos could be welcomed to the Peach State, as lawmakers confirmed two hearings are slated for mid-September to discuss the merit of funding its HOPE Scholarship Program through gaming revenues. The State Senate’s Preservation of the HOPE Scholarship Program Study Committee will hold back-to-back…Read More