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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 Casino.org.

Northern California Wine Country Casinos Offer Shelter Following Firestorm Devastation

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Northern California’s wine country casinos are providing temporary shelter for those recently displaced by the  wildfires that have burned over 36,000 acres in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties. Twin Pine Casino in Middletown and Graton Casino in Rohnert Park both became evacuation centers earlier this month, as a dozen large fires simultaneously broke out on October…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Breaks His Silence with Ellen DeGeneres Interview, Says He’s Doing Better Each Day

Jesus Campos Las Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first to respond to the 32nd floor the night of October 1, is finally opening up publicly, more than two weeks after mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The media has been hounding…Read More

Macau VIPs Still Very Important, Represent 58 Percent of Casino Revenue

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The Macau VIP segment continues to account for the biggest chunk of gaming revenue on the region’s casino floors. Despite junkets being included in People’s Republic President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption crusade, with smaller touring companies ceasing operations in recent years, the high roller demographic is still placing more bets than the general mass market population….Read More

NBA Season Begins With Golden State Overwhelming Favorites to Repeat

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If the oddsmakers are right the Golden State Warriors should have no problem repeating as NBA Champions. They are listed as 5-12 to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy as the regular season begins Tuesday. They opened at 5-12. Cleveland is next at 4-1 with Boston at 10-1 and San Antonio, Houston and Oklahoma City at…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Begins Bollard Installation Project to Protect Pedestrians Against Possible Terror Attacks

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The Las Vegas Strip sees the kickoff of installation of the first 700 bollards today, Tuesday, following a decision made earlier this year by the Clark County Commission to invest $4 million to install the solid metal sidewalk barriers on the world-famous promenade. A move to bump up Strip pedestrian security came in August, after…Read More

Aaron Rodgers Suffers Broken Collarbone, Could Miss Rest of Season

Aaron Rodgers injures collarbone

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone early in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, an injury that could sideline the superstar quarterback for the remainder of the season. The injury occurred on Rodgers’ fourth pass attempt of the game. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr landed a hit on the two-time NFL…Read More

New Jersey Enters Online Gaming Player Liquidity Compact With Nevada and Delaware, Will Allow for Expanded Play

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Anyone who’s regularly played online poker in one of the three states where it’s legalized has experienced the problem of inadequate player pools (known as “liquidity”), but that will be at least partially alleviated now that New Jersey is joining Nevada and Delaware in sharing such pools. New Jersey, the internet gambling state with by…Read More

Pennsylvania Sands Bethlehem Has New Investment Suitor, Bid Expected Within 30 Days

Sands Bethlehem possible sale

The Sands Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s largest and most profitable casino, has become the acquisition target of New York investment firm Keating & Associates LLC. The company, which also recently made a bid of $225 million for the former Revel Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, says it will make an offer for the Sands within the…Read More

Puerto Rico Casino Resorts Provide Relief, as President Trump Threatens to Cut Off Aid

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Almost 90 percent of Puerto Rico remained without power this week, more than three full weeks since Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm and the 10th-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, struck the US territory. Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20. The powerful cyclonic storm caused catastrophic damage, and resulted in a…Read More

Crown Resorts High Rollers Return One Year on from China Arrests

Crown Resorts VIPs return after China arrests

VIP gamblers are slowly returning to the Crown Melbourne, according to a note by Morgan Stanley that comes a year to the day that a group of Crown employees were arrested in China on suspicion of marketing gambling to Chinese citizens. Seventeen Crown employees and two former employees were detained in night-time raids in at…Read More

LeBron James Aggravates Ankle Injury, Might Miss NBA Season Opener

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NBA superstar LeBron James is in danger of missing Cleveland’s home opener against Boston after aggravating an ankle injury he suffered nearly two weeks ago. He did not practice on Wednesday and will not play in the team’s final preseason game on the road against Orlando. The 32 year old initially sprained his left ankle…Read More

Disney Wants Voters, Not Politicians, in Charge of Florida Casino Expansion

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Disney, Florida’s largest employer, is leading the campaign effort to strip state legislators from having the power to decide whether to expand casino gambling in the Sunshine State. Last month, Disney Worldwide Services, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, made three donations totaling $575,000 to a political committee called Voters in Charge. The group,…Read More

Maryland Casinos Tell Lawmakers to Back Sports Betting

Maryland State Delegate Frank Turner lukewarm about sports betting

In December, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to begin hearing New Jersey’s plight to repeal PASPA, the law that forbids sports betting at a federal level. The upshot is, there’s a very real chance that states could be granted the right to legalize sports betting within their own borders. Representatives of Maryland’s six casinos…Read More

Average Macau Casino Visitor is 36, Male, Earns $34,000 Per Year

Average Macau gambler is 36 and earns $34,000

Macau’s average gambler is a 36-year-old male, hails from one of China’s most economically developed cities (such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Shenzhen) and earns 19,000 Chinese yuan, or US$2,900 per month. His gambling budget is US$3,035 per trip. That’s according to a study by analyst Sanford C. Bernstein and Co, which aimed to “dig…Read More

MGM Resorts Disputes Las Vegas Metro Revised October 1 Shooting Timeline

MGM Resorts Joe Lombardo Las Vegas

MGM Resorts, the parent company of Mandalay Bay where the October 1 shooting that killed 58 people took place, is now taking issue with the latest timeline of events as laid out by Las Vegas Metro police head and Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. On Monday, Lombardo said that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos…Read More