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Macau Typhoons and Trump Tariffs Hit Chinese Gaming Enclave With Equal Force

Typhoons and Trump tariffs: multiple storms are raging around Macau’s gaming industry and forecasters are starting to add up what it will mean to the industry’s bottom line. Japanese financial firm Nomura revised an earlier prediction of 15 percent gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month of September, reducing it to 10 percent due to…Read More

Week 2 NFL Underdogs Pay Casinos, Punish Public

The second Sunday of the NFL season is in the books and Week 2 was a head scratcher. Seemingly significant injuries didn’t seem to matter and most favorites faltered. In total, 10 underdogs covered the spread on Sunday and six won outright. Including Cincinnati’s win over Baltimore on Tuesday, those numbers jump to 11 and…Read More

Graton Rancheria Indians Not Liable for $43 Million in Dispute with Sonoma Developer

A four-year long legal dispute between the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Kenwood Investments, a real estate and development company in Sonoma, California, has been settled in the tribe’s favor. An arbitration panel ruled in favor of the tribe, saying they don’t owe the company $43 million to Kenwood for services rendered between 2002…Read More

Eldorado Resorts Gets AC Tropicana as Part of Seven-Casino Operational Deal

Reno-based Eldorado will get the AC Trop as part of a deal to take control of seven Atlantic City casinos for $640 million. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission gave Eldorado Resorts interim authority to operate the Atlantic City casino during a Wednesday meeting. The commission has nine months to decide on whether it wants…Read More

Penn National, SugarHouse Casino Latest Online Gaming Licencees in Pennsylvania

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Five casinos have now been approved for online gaming by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), after Sugar House and Penn National Gaming were granted licenses during Wednesday’s board meeting. Along with SugarHouse and PNG, Parx, Harrah’s, and Mount Airy casinos all previously received licenses from the PGCB as well. Ready to Roll In a…Read More

Kentucky Legislature Preparing to Regulate Sports Betting, Governor’s Stance Still a Mystery

A Kentucky State Senator is optimistic that the state legislature will approve legalized sports gambling during the upcoming 2019 legislative session, and went a step further, saying the Bluegrass State should be one of the states leading the way. Speaking recently, Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer said, “I don’t want us to be one…Read More

Proposed $150 Million Shopping Mall Casino in Virginia Needs Lawmakers’ Support First

Developers in Bristol, VA have big plans to boost the local economy with a 90,000-square foot casino which they say will add an estimated 5,200 jobs with an average salary of $42,000 to the area. The only problem? Virginia hasn’t legalized gambling…yet. The proposed casino project calls for a 600-1,000 room hotel, 25,000-square feet allocated…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Pocketing More Money From Fewer Workers, Expert Points to Automation

No four-mile stretch of land in America receives the constant aesthetic overhaul that the Las Vegas Strip does. Decades of constant construction have rendered the current version of the Strip unrecognizable from the good old days of the Stardust and Riviera. But according to one casino expert, the biggest change to the face of Las…Read More

Place Your Bets: Online Sportsbook Taking Bets on Which Senior Trump Official Penned Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

President Donald Trump might feel less of the sting of the widely discussed New York Times op-ed piece published earlier this week now that he knows he could possibly make some money off it. If he can figure out who penned the scathing behind-the-scenes testimony, all he has to do is create an account on…Read More

Boyd Gaming Putting $5 Million Into UNLV Athletics

Boyd Gaming is pledging $5 million to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Athletic Department to create a Student-Athlete Excellence Center, fund improvements for the school’s softball field, and install a new video board inside the Thomas & Mack Center. The university announced this week that it is the “largest corporate commitment in the history…Read More

Dallas Cowboys Partnership with Oklahoma Tribal WinStar Casino Opens Door to Whole New World of Marketing for NFL Teams

Leave it up to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to try to upstage the NFL’s opening night. Hours before the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles open the season Thursday, the Cowboys owner announced a first-of-its-kind-deal in NFL history. WinStar World Casino Resort has become the official casino sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys, marking the…Read More

Steelers’ Super Bowl Odds Dip As Le’Veon Bell Holdout Drags Into Regular Season

The odds of a leading Super Bowl contender could begin to slip without the services of one of its best players and one of the NFL’s all-around leaders in production. It’s the Wednesday before the season opener and Pittsburgh Steelers’ star running back Le’Veon Bell is nowhere to be found. Whatever comes of the franchise-tagged…Read More

College Football Week Two: Home Underdogs Offer Enticing Money Line Plays

Week two of the college football season features an intriguing mix of home dogs and heavy favorites who are looking to “right” some “wrongs” from week one. Whether you’re hunting for an early season money line upset, or willing to lay a lot of chalk with traditional powerhouses against outmatched opponents, there’s something at the…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Won’t Be Sneaking Up On Sportsbooks This Year, Opening With 12-to-1 Cup Odds

This time last year, a $20 bet on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup was slated to win $10,000. Ultimately, the expansion franchise fell three wins short of hoisting hockey’s ultimate trophy, but they gave Las Vegas sportsbooks a good sweat in the process. Needless to say, the Golden Knights won’t open…Read More

Officer Involved Shooting at Eldorado Casino in 2017 Justified, According to Washoe County District Attorney

Reno Police officer Thomas White was justified when he fired two shots, killing 24-year old Steven Valenzuela at the Eldorado Casino in Reno on February, 23 2017. Valenzuela, according to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, was a gang member who was a suspect in an armed robbery reported earlier in the evening. When officers…Read More