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To Russia With Love for Macau Casino Magnate Lawrence Ho

Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho appears likely to be the first major gaming operator to move into the Russian market, as his company has signed an agreement to open a casino there. The move signals Russia’s intention to become a major player in the lucrative Asian casino market. In the Zone Ho’s casino-resort would be…Read More

Atlantic City’s Borgata Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week, one that sees the resort stand head and shoulders above its competition as the most successful property in Atlantic City. Since its opening in 2003, Borgata has set out to attract higher-end customers than many of the other Atlantic City casinos, a task it’s been…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Cuts Their Losses with Paula Deen

Paula Deen, the mythic high-cholesterol country chef who touted high-fat content the way De Beers touts diamonds, has eaten just about everything on her TV show; but now, she no doubt just wishes she could eat her words. The freefalling down-spiral from disclosing a 30-year-old racial slur spoken during a past lawsuit brought by a…Read More

It’s Goodbye Betting Kiosks, Hello Mobile Betting for Las Vegas

Nevada’s 84 statewide bars, taverns and eateries that house betting kiosks for their customers convenience in placing wagers on sporting events will be getting visitors shortly, as the state-mandated removal of the machines kicks in this weekend.  Major kiosk provider William Hill be taking them out of about half of those establishments, with other kiosk…Read More

All Twelve Atlantic City Casinos Ready to Go for Online Casino Gaming

When New Jersey signed their online gambling bill into law earlier this year, it was obvious that many of Atlantic City’s casinos – the only entities allowed to operate the new online casino sites under the law – would choose to take part. Still, few would have expected the response that state regulators have received….Read More

Daniel Negreanu Down $226K in World Series of Poker So Far

Canadian poker pro Daniel Negreanu – who’s won five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and more than $18 million in tournament cashes throughout his illustrious poker career – is not having a great year so far at WSOP. At least, not according to his own tournament tracking app, which shows him down $226,000 after…Read More

Genting To Introduce Resorts World with Chinese Pageantry on LV Strip

With Siegfried and Roy’s white tiger show long dormant, the Mirage’s dolphins a bit ho-hum, and the shark tank at Mandalay Bay long-established , what can Vegas – always known for pushing the theatrical envelope – do for an encore? How about pandas? If China-based Genting Group has their way, pandas will be just part…Read More

U.S. Casinos in Macau Enabling Money Laundering, Regulators Say

One of Macau’s biggest drawing cards for wealthy visitors from mainland China and other countries has been their secluded VIP rooms that offer private, high-stakes gambling away from the noise and traffic of the main casino floor. But while these rooms may offer a luxurious setting for gambling, some believe that they’re also a den…Read More

Regulated Sports Betting Gaining Momentum in India

In a country that is obsessed with the game of cricket, the Indian Premier League has been a massive success. But that success has been threatened by a series of match-fixing scandals that have started to leave fans concerned about the integrity of the IPL and the sport of cricket internationally as well. Cricket Match-Fixing…Read More

Brits Arrested for Candy and Cookie Gambling in Portuguese Pub

A group of some 30 Brits, including tourists and expats, were questioned by police recently in Portugal after allegedly breaking the strict gambling laws of that country, despite the fact that the first prize in the activities was just a tin of biscuits and a bar of chocolate. Sugar Crackdown Police posed as customers at…Read More

Steve Wynn Wins Approval from Everett, Mass. Voters

Voters in Everett, Massachusetts have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a casino proposal from Las Vegas casino impresario Steve Wynn, opening the door to building a new property in their city. The referendum was the first held in the state, which plans to eventually approve three casino projects in different areas of Massachusetts. Huge Voter…Read More

Konami Gaming Going Double or Nothing with Las Vegas HQ

Maybe it’s a bit of a gamble, but when you’re a winning slot machine manufacturer with big things on the horizon, you could say you have the house advantage. At least , that’s probably how Konami Gaming – a subsidiary of Japan-based Konami Corp. – is viewing their new 193,000-square-foot expansion, while renovating their existing…Read More

New Dynasty Hotel-Casino to Hit Vegas in 2015

The prospect of 2,000 new construction jobs and then 1,400 casino and hotel jobs went a long way toward getting a new 26-story, off-Strip casino project the go-ahead from Clark County commissioners in Las Vegas.  Named The Dynasty Hotel and Casino, the project is slated for a 2015 completion date and will be built on…Read More

Echo Releases Sydney Casino Plan with Crown Casino Option

The battle over Sydney’s casino marketplace took a dramatic turn this week, as Echo Entertainment unveiled a plan that would feature a $1 billion expansion of their existing Star casino in the city. But while Echo had previously appeared to want a monopoly over the city’s casino industry, their latest plan also includes room for…Read More

Las Vegas Tavern Owner Gets Suspended Gaming License for Lewd Sex Acts

In a town not really known for being all that gay-friendly, a Las Vegas tavern aimed at a largely locals gay crowd now has a three-month suspended gaming license and a $27,000 fine for allowing blatant sex acts to occur out in the open in the gay-oriented bar. The Nevada Gaming Commission issued the penalties…Read More