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Sands China COO Wong Sees Vibrant Casino Mass Market Softening Sluggish VIP Blow

Las Vegas Sands (LVS), like many of its rivals, has recently been crimped by lethargy in Macau, as the US/China trade spat and the geopolitical upheaval in Hong Kong have pinched revenue in the… Read More

New Jersey August Gaming Revenue Jumps 16 Percent, Boosted by Sports Betting, Borgata, Hard Rock Among Atlantic City Leaders

Casino win at the nine Atlantic City, N.J. casinos rose in August, while revenue from internet gaming and sports betting surged, helping total gaming revenue in the Garden State swell to $352.8 million last… Read More

Japanese Survey Aims to Unearth Best Destinations For Casinos

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) is planning to query prefecture and city governments across the country in an effort to discover which areas are the most credible players in the… Read More

Incoming Macau Chief Executive Discusses 2022 Casino Licensing Process, Says Facing ‘Historical Problems’

Macau’s next chief executive Ho Iat Seng is finally providing some public insight on how the licensing process will play out for the enclave’s casino operators when the current six concessions expire in 2022…. Read More

Massachusetts Casinos Are Keeping Some Gaming Dollars in Bay State, Away From New England Rivals

A study by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst shows that, since opening, the Bay State’s casinos have been effective at keeping some gamblers (and their money) from… Read More

Wynn Resorts Summer EBITDA, Revenue Expected to be Lower on Macau VIP Weakness, Major Corporate Restructuring Unveiled

Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) could experience big declines in third-quarter revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), due in part to weakness in Macau and a lower-than-expected table games win percentage… Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Tone-Deaf on Resort and Drink Fee Outrage, Daily Housekeeping Could Soon Checkout

Las Vegas resort fees are the ire of many guests, now reaching as high as $45 per day at luxury Strip properties, including The Venetian and Palazzo, Wynn and Encore, and Bellagio and Aria…. Read More

New York Casinos Receive Sports Betting Assist, Report Increased Foot Traffic During Football Kickoff

The four New York casinos located upstate say the first week of the National Football League (NFL) season was a roaring success, as their sports betting lounges increased foot traffic. The NFL kicked off… Read More

Pamunkey Indian Tribe Paves Way For Norfolk Casino Approval With $10 Million Property Purchase Agreement

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe agreed to pay nearly $10 million for waterfront property in Norfolk, Va. if the city signs off on plans to permit the tribe to develop a site along the Elizabeth… Read More

Macau Anniversary Celebration Could Inhibit Casino Win, But 2020 Promising

The 20th Macau anniversary celebration this December to commemorate the enclave’s return to China could impede general tourism and subsequently hurt casino revenues. Comments this week from MGM China CEO Grant Bowie relayed by… Read More

Atlantic City Casino Workers Continue Losing Jobs, Employment Down With Fewer Full-Time Positions

Atlantic City casino workers continue to lose their jobs or see reduced hours. Employment figures supplied by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reveal that the workforce for the nine casinos fell… Read More

Trade Tariffs Between US and China Threaten Las Vegas Casino Construction Projects

New trade tariffs between the United States and China possess a grave threat to billions of dollars worth of planned construction projects across Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Beginning October 1, President Donald Trump… Read More

Del Lago Casino Patron Had Wrong Chips to Cash, Faces Felony Charges For Using Phonies

A visitor to New York’s del Lago Resort and Casino didn’t know when to fold ’em and he didn’t know when to run, because he’s now facing two felony charges related to the use… Read More

Ohio Gaming Industry Reports Monthly Gain, Casinos Win $164.3M in August

The Ohio gaming industry enjoyed a strong final full month of the summer, as the state’s casinos and racinos collectively won $164.3 million, a 4.2 percent gain on August 2018. The Buckeye State is… Read More

Las Vegas Outrage: Drink Fees Anger Locals and Visitors Alike, Casinos Mum on Latest Hidden Charge

Las Vegas drinks have recently become more expensive at certain Strip properties, with guests discovering mandatory “service charges” on their libations. Our article on the latest fees being discreetly attached to elevate the… Read More