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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.

Lucky Man Hits Virtual Horse Racing Miracle After Ungreedy Act at ATM

Colin Banks

It took Colin Banks no time at all to decide what to do when he saw £30 ($40.50) sticking out of an ATM. He turned it in to a store employee, of course. Whether it was instant karma or just a good promotional story for a new form of betting, less than an hour later…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Revenues Fall in October, Mandalay Bay Tragedy Continues to Impact Casinos

Las Vegas shooting Strip win

The Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1 led to a decrease in gambling revenue last month, as Strip casinos saw their wins lowered by six percent. The lower intake was anticipated following the Mandalay Bay shooting that slaughtered 58 country music concert attendees. Strong performances off the Strip, including a 10 percent jump in…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Appeal in Defamation Suit over Prostitution Practices in Macau

Sheldon Adelson defamation Macau

Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s reputation was not harmed by a Democratic Jewish group’s claims in 2012 that the casino magnate allowed prostitution to take place inside his Macau resorts. That’s according to the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which on Tuesday upheld earlier court rulings. During the 2012 presidential election,…Read More

Man Robs Bellagio Poker Room at Gunpoint, Suspect Still at Large

Bellagio robbery suspect

Las Vegas police are still searching for a man who robbed the Bellagio’s poker cage at gunpoint on Tuesday afternoon. The robbery took place around 3:50 pm local time, with several games going on in the poker room at the time hardly interrupted. According to police, the robbery was a straightforward operation. A man brandishing…Read More

Clemson No.1 in College Football Playoff Rankings, Alabama Out

Clemson football

Clemson was named No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Rankings Tuesday night, followed by Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Former top team Alabama fell out of the Top 4, sliding to fifth. The Crimson Tide was upset by Auburn last Saturday, 26-14. The Tigers, who were also named No. 1 in the Associated Press Top…Read More

Financial Analysts Bullish on Macau, Predict ‘Roughly 20 Percent’ Growth for November

Lionel Leong of Macau

The rebounding Macau gaming market shows no signs of slowing down. That’s the news from analysts at several major brokerage firms, agreeing that year-over-year gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the Chinese casino enclave will increase by 18-20 percent in November, once final monthly numbers are tabulated. Based on figures collected in the month’s early weeks,…Read More

Fitch Ratings: Global Gaming Outlook Strong Heading Into 2018, But Northeastern US in Peril

Fitch Ratings gaming outlook 2018

Fitch Ratings says in its 2018 outlook that there’s plenty of reason to be bullish on the casino and gaming industry. One of the Big Three credit rating agencies, Fitch analysts believe the year ahead will provide a “sound economic outlook across global markets” that positions operators and suppliers for moderate growth in 2018. Fitch…Read More

Fourth Aussie Whistleblower Alleges Crown Casino Slot Machine Tampering in Melbourne

James Packer Crown Resorts slots tampering scandal

Another former Crown Casino employee and whistleblower has joined three others in accusing the gaming operator in Melbourne, Australia of deliberately manipulating and tampering slot machines. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the latest accuser is a former employee of the casino who worked there for several years, and who wishes to remain anonymous….Read More

Macau Regulators Playing Cards for Casino License Renewal Close to Vest

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac

While casino operators in Macau will need to start reapplying for their gaming licenses in the next few years, they shouldn’t expect any early indications of what the conditions for those renewals will be. That’s the word from Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac, who says that the competitive nature of…Read More

David Baazov Wants Case Against Him Dismissed Following Delays

David Baazov Amaya

Amaya founder and former CEO David Baazov has filed a motion to dismiss the insider-trading case against him, claiming that Quebec’s securities regulator has done such a poor job of managing its prosecution of the case that his trial cannot take place in a reasonable amount of time. According to a report in The Globe…Read More

Las Vegas’ New TV Ad Campaign, Like Sin City Itself, Has an Identity Crisis

Las Vegas marketing LVCVA

“Visit Las Vegas.” It’s not quite as compelling as “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” with the illicit sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll all that implies, that reigned as one of the most iconic ad campaigns of all time for 15 years. Nearly two months removed from the October 1 shooting that left 58 country…Read More

Mohegan Sun to Break Ground Next Month on $5 Billion Casino Resort in South Korea

Mohegan Sun South Korea casino

Connecticut tribal gaming operator Mohegan Sun is readying to break ground on its first foreign development project. During a conference call this week, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos said construction on its $5 billion integrated casino resort in South Korea will begin before the year’s end. The news confirms that the delayed project…Read More

Choctaw Nation Rejects Fourth Mississippi Casino by Wide Margin

Red water casino

Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decided by a margin of more than 2-1 to reject a proposed fourth casino known as Red Water. The vote occurred last Thursday, but was made official on Tuesday after absentee ballots were counted. Of the 11,000 eligible voters only 2,230 turned out with the casino being rebuffed…Read More

Ameristar Indiana Casino Using 2015 Law to Move Slots, Games to Dry Land

Ameristar East Chicago Indiana casino

Pinnacle Entertainment’s Ameristar Casino is coming ashore, or at least some of its slot machines and table games are moving to land. The East Chicago, Indiana casino is the first in the Lake Michigan area to take advantage of a 2015 law that permits the state’s permanently moored casino boats to move on land adjacent…Read More

Nigel Eccles Steps Down as FanDuel CEO

Nigel Eccles FanDuel

FanDuel founder Nigel Eccles has stepped down from his position as CEO of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) firm, saying that the time has come for him to pursue other opportunities. Eccles helped found the company in 2009 with his wife and several friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. From that early dream, Eccles turned FanDuel into…Read More