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Kentucky Downs Racetrack and Gaming Parlor Sold to Thoroughbred Owner, Former Casino Executive

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The Kentucky Downs horse racetrack and gaming parlor featuring 750 historical racing terminals is being sold to a thoroughbred owner and former casino executive. The undisclosed deal transfers the venue from its current owners Kentucky Downs Partners to a recently formed entity called Kentucky Racing Acquisition. The latter is owned by Ron Winchell, a prominent…Read More

Former Las Vegas Casino Executive Alex Yemenidjian Sells Marijuana Business for $290M

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Alex Yemenidjian, a former Las Vegas casino executive who worked extensively with MGM Resorts as well as Tropicana, is selling his Nevada marijuana business to a Chicago company for $290 million. Essence Cannabis Dispensaries, the largest marijuana cultivation and dispensary business in Nevada, is being bought by Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries. The deal includes Yemenidjian’s…Read More

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Says He’s Still Mayor Following Casino Nightclub Fight

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Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam (D) says his participation in a casino nightclub brawl over the weekend hasn’t yet cost him his job. After meeting with New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver (D) on Tuesday, Gilliam responded to reporters asking if he was still the mayor of Atlantic City. He answered with a smile, “Today.”…Read More

Billionaire Dan Gilbert Sells Greektown Casino to Caesars REIT and Penn National for $1B

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Dan Gilbert, the billionaire founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, is selling his Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit to Caesars’ real estate investment trust (REIT) and Penn National Gaming for $1 billion. Caesars’ REIT, VICI Properties, is paying $700 million for the land and real estate assets, and Penn National is…Read More

Maryland Voters Support Sports Betting, But Their Voices Won’t Be Heard Until 2020

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Maryland voters want sports betting legalized, but state law, which requires any form of gambling expansion to be approved through a ballot referendum, will keep the issue at bay until at least 2020. A poll released this week by the University of Maryland and Washington Post finds that 53 percent of registered voters approve of…Read More

Macau Government Praises Remaining Junkets, Operators Request Tax Break

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The Macau government says the remaining junket companies catering to China’s mainland elite are playing a vital role in the resurgence of the enclave’s gaming industry, and are doing it while better adhering to the appropriate regulations than in years past. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau Director Paulo Martins Chan said this week there’s…Read More

Nevada Prostitutes Rally for Las Vegas Super Bowl in 2025 with Pledge of Extra Fun for Fans

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Nevada prostitutes are appealing to the NFL for Las Vegas to land the Super Bowl in 2025 by promising a massive party that the league has never seen before. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. But in adjacent Nye County, brothels are permitted. And the licensed sex workers at Sheri’s Ranch…Read More

Commercial Casino Revenue Up Four Percent Nationwide in September, Sports Betting Provides Boost

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Commercial casino revenue climbed four percent in September nationwide, and the analyst who compiled the report gives credit to the introduction of sports betting in four new states. Reno-based gaming analyst Ken Adams says in his September report, which he amasses for CDC Gaming Reports, that gaming revenue in the monitored 21 states was more…Read More

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Match Tees Up Various Sports Betting Opportunities

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tee off at noon PT the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) in a winner-takes-all $9 million match from Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. The golf spectacle will come with an abundance of betting opportunities, with the two superstars wagering their own money in various side bets during the round….Read More

Wynn Resorts Forecasts Macau Slowdown, Analysts Downplay Concerns

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Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox delivered investors a rather gloomy forecast for Macau during last week’s third quarter conference call, but not all analysts are sold on the idea that the gaming enclave is headed for a slowdown. Maddox revealed that since Golden Week kicked off October, the company’s three Macau casinos have struggled. We’ve…Read More

Ho-Chunk Tribal Casino Resort in Beloit Moves Forward, Wisconsin Governor-Elect Supports $405M Project

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A tribal casino planned for Beloit, Wisconsin, by the Ho-Chunk Indians is closer to receiving full authorization from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Late last week, the City of Beloit announced that the $405 million Native American casino resort is making progress on the federal level. Town officials say the development will soon be…Read More

New York Jets Partnership With MGM Resorts Condemned by Circling Mystery Airplane Banner

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The New York Jets and MGM Resorts reached a multiyear gaming partnership late last month that integrates the casino company with the NFL franchise, but not everyone in the area is happy about it. During the Jets game on Sunday against the visiting Buffalo Bills, an airplane circled MetLife Stadium with a banner that read,…Read More

DraftKings Launches Sportsbook Pools Targeting Daily Fantasy Players, Casual Bettors

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DraftKings has launched a product in New Jersey that targets new sports gamblers, and ideally draws its daily fantasy sports customers to new full-fledged sports wagering. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools removes the necessity for one to understand sports betting odds traditionally found in Las Vegas. Instead of calculating a bet’s payout, players participating in the new…Read More

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says No Boracay Casino ‘Voice of God’

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte doubled down on his position that Boracay Island won’t be permitted to welcome casinos, and the controversial leader now says the decision is the “voice of god.” Boracay reopened in October after a six-month island-wide cleanup directed by Duterte, who called the popular vacation destination a “cesspool” that “smelled of sh*t.”…Read More

Las Vegas October 1 Shooting Survivor Killed in Thousand Oaks, California Bar Massacre

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In the ultimate tragic irony, a survivor of the Las Vegas October 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay mass shooting was killed in a Thousand Oaks, California massacre that took place Wednesday night at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a popular country music venue. Telemachus Orfanos, 27, was at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in…Read More