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Injured Circus Circus Rollercoaster Rider Is Double Amputee, Investigation Ongoing

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The Circus Circus rollercoaster rider who was injured last month is a double amputee, Clark County records show. Last month, a woman fell from the El Loco rollercoaster inside Circus Circus’ Adventuredome theme park. According to Clark County records, the injured is a woman between 25 and 30 years of age, and is a double…Read More

Palms Unveils $1M Weekend Package for Three-Night Stay at Refurbished Las Vegas Casino Resort

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The Palms in Las Vegas is offering Sin City’s wealthiest visitors a three-night weekend package that costs a cool $1 million. The off-Strip casino resort is undergoing a $690 million renovation by Station Casinos – the casino operator that purchased the property in 2016 for $312.5 million from the Maloof family. This weekend, the Palms’…Read More

Wynn Resorts Board Member Blames Elaine Wynn for Failing to Disclose Her Ex-Husband’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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Wynn Resorts board member Patricia Mulroy told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) this week that a certain amount of blame rests on Elaine Wynn in regards to her former husband’s alleged sexual misconduct. It wasn’t the only bombshell testimony on Wednesday: Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox admitted the company and himself were in denial after…Read More

Alaska House Bill Would Legalize Card Rooms in Nation’s Last Frontier

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Alaska lawmakers are considering legislation that would legalize card rooms and end the state’s longtime commercial gambling prohibition. Introduced last month by state Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard (R-District 7), House Bill 103 would authorize commercial card rooms. Each license would cost a one-time $100,000, and gross gaming revenue (GGR) would be taxed at 9.5 percent. HB103…Read More

Steve Wynn Claims He Was Victim in $7.5M Settlement, Wynn Resorts Execs Apologize in Massachusetts

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Steve Wynn says he was the victim when he paid a female employee $7.5 million in 2005 after she claimed to have been raped by the Las Vegas billionaire. This week, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) began holding hearings into whether Wynn Resorts executives purposely concealed knowledge of its founder and former CEO’s alleged sexual…Read More

China Developing Hengqin Island to Complement Growing Tourism in Nearby Macau

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China has announced plans to develop Hengqin Island into an “international recreation zone.” It’s part of an effort to expand Macau and ease congestion in the enclave’s busiest corridors. The State Council of the People’s Republic of China approved construction plans to develop the largely vacant island. Construction of the island will be centered around…Read More

Massachusetts Investigators: Wynn Resorts Concealed Alleged Sexual Misconduct of Billionaire Steve Wynn

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Wynn Resorts purposely concealed knowledge of its founder Steve Wynn’s alleged sexual misconduct when the company was bidding for its Boston casino license in 2013. That’s according to a 199-page report released today from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) Investigations and Enforcement Bureau. Wynn Resorts executives are in Boston this week as the MGC begins…Read More

Macau Gaming Stocks Skyrocket Following Better-Than-Expected March

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Macau gaming stocks are way up this week following the enclave’s March report that showed the enclave’s six licensed casino operators beat analyst expectations. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) came in at $3.2 billion, a decline of 0.4 percent. However, the general consensus among analysts was a forecasted loss of between three and six percent. March…Read More

After Years of Isolation, Myanmar Will Legalize Casinos Next Month in Bid to Reinvent Itself as Tourist Hotspot

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Myanmar will legalize casinos in May, as the southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma looks to become the hot new destination for Chinese tourism and investment, The Myanmar Times reports. The new law currently being approved by the country’s parliament will allow casinos to operate as a service industry for foreigners. While locals will…Read More

Elaine Wynn to Testify Before Massachusetts Gaming Regulators, State Hearing Begins This Week

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Elaine Wynn, the ex-wife of Steve Wynn who is the largest single shareholder of the casino company she founded with her former husband, has been called to testify before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) amid the state agency’s review into whether Wynn Resorts remains suitable to hold a gaming permit. On April 2, the MGC…Read More

Macau Gross Gaming Revenue Tops Expectations in March, Casinos Win $3.2B

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Macau gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled MOP25.84 billion ($3.2 billion) in March, a negligible loss of 0.4 percent. The $3.2 billion haul surpassed analyst expectations, which predicted the world’s richest gambling hub would see a decline between three and six percent. Better than expected hold on VIP play, along with continued increased in mass market…Read More

Arkansas Casinos Commence Operations, Becomes 29th Commercial Gaming State

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Two Arkansas casinos open for play today fewer than five months after state voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize commercial gambling. It was only in November that Arkansans backed Issue 4, a ballot referendum that amended the state constitution to allow the Oaklawn and Southland racetrack “racinos” to transition into full-fledged commercial gambling venues…Read More

The 13 Macau Future Remains in Limbo, Casino Operations Further Postponed

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The 13 in Macau’s Coloane Village announced this week that the commencement of gaming operations are once again being postponed. The $1.6 billion property is located on the border of Cotai and Coloane more than a mile south of The Parisian, which is currently the southernmost end of the Cotai Strip. Its remote location has…Read More

Del Lago Requests Reduction of Slot Machines at Upstate New York Casino, Rivers Petitions for Tax Break

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Del Lago Casino in upstate New York is joining two of its competitors in asking state gaming regulators to allow the resort to reduce the number of slot machines on its floor. Earlier this week, the New York Gaming Commission approved slot machine reductions at Resorts World Catskills and Tioga Downs. The state regulator concluded…Read More

Controversial Saipan Casino Project Books $415.3 Million Loss in 2018, as VIP Revenue Dries Up

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Imperial Pacific International, developer of the Imperial Palace Casino on the US Pacific island of Saipan, posted a $415.3 million loss for 2018, citing a dramatic fall in VIP revenue. This is a far cry from the early months 2017 when Bloomberg noted that a temporary casino housed inside a shopping mall — ostensibly to…Read More