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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

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

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

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport Hits Highest Traffic Month in City’s History in October

McCarran International Airport October

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reported its busiest month on record in October, with more than 4.3 million arriving and departing passengers in Sin City. The all-time traffic high is great news for the gambling mecca, which endured the October 1 Strip shooting that left 58 dead and injured over 500, and shook the…Read More

Industry Still Has High Hopes for Skill-Based Machines Despite Slow Start

Skill based slot machines

Casinos had hoped that the addition of skill-based gambling machines might bring in more revenue from millennials, but so far, that doesn’t seem to be panning out. Nonetheless, many in the industry still believe that these games are part of the formula for attracting younger players in the future. “Casinos thrive on new gaming content,…Read More

Billionaire Carl Icahn Wants Atlantic City Tax Dollars to Help Cover Trump Plaza Demolition

Carl Icahn Trump Plaza Atlantic City

Carl Icahn is worth over $16 billion, but the Trump Plaza owner would greatly appreciate Atlantic City’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to help him out in covering the cost of demolishing the long-shuttered Boardwalk resort. Icahn, who acquired the casino formerly owned by now-President Donald Trump in 2016 by purchasing Trump Entertainment Resorts, wants…Read More

Analysts: Pennsylvania Gaming Expansion Won’t Negatively Impact Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City revenue Pennsylvania casino

Atlantic City casinos shouldn’t feel the impact of Pennsylvania’s latest gaming expansion bill. So say industry experts, weighing in on the gaming resort town that’s still trying to find its norm in terms of annual revenue following a decade of declines, much of that caused by competition from border states. Fitch Ratings, one of the Big…Read More

Japanese Firms Hope to Develop Hokkaido Casino Resort

Japanese casino Hokkaido

Two major Japanese firms have announced a partnership that aims to redevelop a resort on the northern island of Hokkaido, a facility that they ultimately hope will be able to include a regulated casino. The partnership was made between tourism operator Kamori Kanko and property developer Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE). The two companies say they…Read More

Scientific Games Joins Legal Battle with William Hill in Anticipation of US Sports Betting

NYX Scientific Games William Hill

Scientific Games has joined a legal battle against William Hill in a move that’s ostensibly about corporate acquisitions, but which likely has more to do with positioning each of the firms should the United States legalize sports betting in the near future. The legal maneuvering is related to Scientific Games’ proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming….Read More

Empire City Casino Seeks Partnerships to Expand Facility

Empire City Casino expansion

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has announced that it is pursuing partnerships in the hopes of expanding their current resort into a world-class facility. “We believe our prime location and outstanding accessibility will serve as a unique platform to create one of the world’s leading gaming, hospitality, and entertainment venues,” Empire City President and…Read More

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casinos

Cedar Rapids casino vote

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 3-2 to reject three proposed casino developments in Cedar Rapids, saying that any new gaming venues would be entering a market that is already saturated. While the regulators called it a difficult decision, and praised the quality of the applications, that wasn’t enough to convince them to authorize…Read More

Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

Steve Wynn Kazuo Okada lawsuit

Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Nearing $1 Billion Deal to Buy Two Indiana Racinos

Caesars Entertainment Indiana racetrack

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Caesars Entertainment is reportedly ready to go on a spending spree. The Nevada casino conglomerate is said to be in negotiations with Centaur Gaming to acquire its two Indiana racetrack casinos, Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand. The acquisitions, according to Bloomberg, are expected to cost Caesars more than $1 billion. Gaming…Read More

The 13 Still Hasn’t Submitted a Macau Gaming Application, and Permits Are Running Dry

The 13 Macau satellite casino

The 13, an ultra-luxury resort concept from flamboyant Hong Kong businessman Stephen Hung, has ran up a construction tab of over $1.6 billion. The much-delayed 200 all-villa hotel located south of the Cotai Strip in Coloane Village is finally slated to open in March, but when it does, the property presumably won’t have a casino….Read More

Online Gambling Fueling Atlantic City Rebound, Casinos Up Two Percent in October

online gambling New Jersey Atlantic City

Online gambling once again helped the seven remaining Atlantic City casinos post a positive monthly gain. The internet sites generated $20.6 million in revenue last month, a more than 23 percent increase compared to 2016. The strong month takes year-to-date internet gaming win across the $200 million threshold to $204.2 million, the first time New…Read More