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Katie Barlowe

Katie Barlowe

Katie has forgotten more about slots than most people know. Not only does she follow the latest online happenings and developments, but she also knows her way around offline slots too. She's a collector too and enjoys restoring old slot machines when she's not writing news stories for

Connecticut Satellite Casino Blueprint Leaves Some Locals Underwhelmed

East Windsor satellite casino Connecticut

The Connecticut satellite casino in East Windsor being jointly developed by the state’s two Native American tribes will come with 2,000 slot machines and up to 150 tables, and a five-story, 1,800-parking space garage. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Sun tribes submitted initial drawings this week to the town for the $300 million development. The…Read More

Okada Manila and Wynn Litigation Lead to $125.4 Million Loss for Universal Entertainment Corp

Kazuo Okada and Universal Entertainment

Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation posted a net loss of $125.4 million for the first three-quarters of the financial year, somewhat short of the $141 million profit it predicted in May 2017. The company cited expenses related to the completion of Okada Manila, its integrated casino resort in the Philippines’ Entertainment City, the total construction costs…Read More

Connecticut Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos Start 2018 Sluggishly

Connecticut casinos Foxwoods Mohegan Sun

Tribal Connecticut casinos Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun kicked off January with a less-than-amazing month, as slot revenue was down at both properties. After paying out winnings, Foxwoods kept $33.9 million from the gaming terminals, a 2.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2017. Mohegan Sun won $44.9 million, which equates to 5.3 percent…Read More

No Online Poker Bill in California This Year, Tribes Turn Against Sports Betting Instead

Reggie Jones-Sawyer not submitting California poker bill this year

California appears to have given up on regulating online poker, at least for 2018. Friday is the deadline for filing bills in the California legislature and thus far no champion has emerged to fight the cause. Perhaps that’s because the effort required to unite the state’s powerful but squabbling tribal operators over what regulation should…Read More

Wynns’ He Said, She Said Battles Continue About Who Did What to Whom and When

Elaine Wynn denies she set out for revenge against Wynn Resorts

In the fight between Elaine Wynn and her ex-husband Steve, it all depends who you believe as allegations continue to fly, even more than a week after the dishonored CEO left his position at Wynn Resorts. For example, Todd Bice, a lawyer representing her ex-husband Steve, claims that Elaine once told the Wynn Resorts general…Read More

Winds Causing Chills, Spills, and Postponements at Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics winds

Athletes know they’ll face stiff competition when they show up for the Winter Olympics. But in many events, the biggest challenge hasn’t been beating the times of a fellow competitor, but rather remaining upright in the face of severe winds. On Wednesday in PyeongChang, spectators were told that they should seek shelter because of the…Read More

Palms Marquee Signage Comes Down in $485 Million Revamp

Palms marquee sign comes down

The familiar Palms marquee sign on Flamingo Road off the Las Vegas Strip is no more. On Tuesday, the 14-foot letters were removed by a 120-foot crane, as part of ongoing $450 million renovations to the Palms Casino Resort by new owner Red Rock Resorts, the Station Casinos parent. The old-school “message board,” style sign,…Read More

Chloe Kim Lives Up to the Hype, Wins Snowboarding Halfpipe Gold as Oddsmakers Predicted

Chloe Kim snowboarding Olympics odds

Chloe Kim emerged on Tuesday as the next Shaun White of US snowboarding. The 17-year-old phenom, entering her first Olympics after she was too young to compete four years ago, took to the halfpipe in PyeongChang under an exorbitant amount of expectation. She did not disappoint. Despite it being her first Olympics, and the average…Read More

Tinian Dynasty Operator Broke, Can’t Afford Lawyer

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, Northern Mariana Islands, money-laundering

Hong Kong Entertainment, owner of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, told a federal judge this week that its financial situation was so bleak that it could no longer afford a lawyer to represent it in ongoing legal claims filed by creditors. The casino on the Pacific island of Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana…Read More

Las Vegas ‘What Happens Here, Stays Here’ Slogan Faces New Scrutiny in Light of Steve Wynn and #MeToo Movement

Steve Wynn scandal Las Vegas marketing

“What Happens Here, Stays Here.” The very well-known ad slogan that kicked off as the Las Vegas mating call in 2003 may now be going the way of the Dodo bird: towards extinction. Is there still time to pull it back and save it? The iconic catchphrase, which the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s…Read More

New Jersey Lottery Game Hurts Atlantic City Casinos, State Lawmakers Contend

New Jersey Lottery Quick Draw

The New Jersey Lottery game Quick Draw poses a serious threat to Atlantic City casinos, so says two state lawmakers arguing this week before the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee. A keno-like format that costs $1-10 per play, Quick Draw debuted last year in an effort to grow lottery revenues. Players select from 1…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Opens with Promise to Rejuvenate Region

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul opens Resorts World Catskills

Resorts World Catskills flung open its doors on Thursday morning. And nine minutes after the biggest of New York State’s four new commercial casinos opened for business, we had a winner from among the throng of people checking out upstate New York’s newest attraction. “It was so exciting to be the first one to cash…Read More

Canada Favored to Win Gold Across the Board in Olympic Curling

Olympic curling Canada

Canadians are known for taking their curling very seriously. It’s the one country where the game is a major spectator sport, after all, the majority of the world’s curlers reside there. So it is little surprise that Canada is favored to win in each of the three curling disciplines at this year’s Winter Olympics. This…Read More

2018 Winter Olympics Ready to Kick Off in PyeongChang

Winter Olympics Preview

The opening ceremonies won’t take place until Friday night, but the Winter Olympics have already begun in PyeongChang, South Korea. A handful of events started play on Thursday, with the bulk of the competition scheduled to get underway this weekend. The Olympics are, of course, all about the spirit of friendly international competition, but there…Read More

Nevada Judge Orders Las Vegas Shooting Records to Be Released

Las Vegas shooting records

Police records of the Las Vegas shooting must be released within 30 days after a Nevada judge ordered their disclosure on Wednesday. The March 9 deadline requires Metro Police to disclose public 911 calls, officer body camera and dash-cam footage, surveillance video, evidence logs, dispatch information, interview reports, police purchases related to the investigation, and…Read More