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“What Happens Here…” Iconic Vegas Marketing Slogan Returns in New TV Ad

What happens here stays here

“What happens here, stays here” is one of the most effective marketing slogans of the last 20 years, and it’s back, in a new TV spot from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Directed by Roderick Fenske, a former Nevada resident, the first of two new spots designed to lure tourists to Las…Read More

Las Vegas Looking for Airline Partners to Offer More Flights from China to McCarran

Las Vegas airport Chinese Hainan

After Hainan Airlines’ successful launch of nonstop service from Beijing to Las Vegas last December, travel experts and officials at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) are looking to entice other carriers to begin offering nonstop services to McCarran International Airport from China. At the 22nd annual International Aviation Forecast Summit, being held…Read More

Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Bringing 175 MPH Winds, Threatens Devastation to Puerto Rico and Florida Casinos

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida, Puerto Rico casinos

Hurricane Irma, which is being deemed the most powerful hurricane ever recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is expected to hit the Florida coast this weekend, and if it does, the Cat 5 storm could have a severely destructive impact on the Sunshine State’s casino industry. And while the horrors of…Read More

Florida Should Share Lottery Revenue with Veterans Groups, Military Orgs Say

veterans groups Florida Lottery

Sunshine State veterans groups think they’re just as worthy of receiving a portion of the profits generated by the Florida Lottery as public education. And now they’ve banded together to initiate legislation that will push towards making that belief a reality. William Helmich, a lobbyist in the state capital of Tallahassee working on behalf of the…Read More

Macau Riding Storm: Typhoon Hato Doesn’t Dampen August Revenue Growth

Macau enjoys 13th month of growth despite Typhoon Hato

Macau’s gaming revenue increased 20.4 percent year on year in August, despite the best efforts of Typhoon Hato. The category 10 storm hit the enclave on Wednesday, August 23, causing severe flooding, and leaving ten dead and several hundred injured. Travel restrictions and power outages caused major disruption to the casino sector but not enough…Read More

Wynn Resorts Donates Millions to Hurricane Harvey and Typhoon Hato Relief, Other Gaming Companies Show More Love to Macau Than Texas

Wynn Resorts Hurricane Harvey Typhoon Hato

Wynn Resorts is donating a combined $7.5 million to relief efforts in Houston and Macau. Hurricane Harvey blasted the Texas city last week, making it the hardest hit major metropolis in the Lone Star State, while China’s gambling enclave recently endured Typhoon Hato. Hurricanes and typhoons are one and the same, only designated differently based…Read More

Quebec Lottery Winners to Receive Virtual Reality Counselling

Virtual reality to help Quebec lotter winners

Quebec’s lottery winners are to be offered virtual reality therapy, thanks to an innovative new partnership between Loto-Quebec and the Jasmine Roy Foundation, an organization devoted to combatting bullying. It seems that barely a day goes by without someone dreaming up an intriguing new use for virtual reality. The medium’s applications go way beyond gaming,…Read More

Trump Taj Mahal Liquidation Sale Closes Tomorrow, Everything Must Go

Trump Taj Mahal Hard Rock Atlantic City

The former Trump Taj Mahal has been unloading its contents to the general public for nearly two months, and after a strong clearance sale, the liquidation is scheduled to close tomorrow, September 3. Talking with the Press of Atlantic City, National Content Liquidators’ Greg Hall said the sale went better than expected. Hard Rock International…Read More

California Agrees Tribal Compact for $500 Million Elk Grove Casino

California approves compact with Wilton Rancheria Tribe for Elk Grove casino

The Wilton Rancheria Tribe of Miwok people finally has a compact with the State of California that will pave the way for the construction of a casino in Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento. It will be the first tribal casino in Sacramento County. The terms of the compact were agreed by California Governor Jerry…Read More

Maine Casino Campaign Financier Withdraws as State Ethics Investigation Continues

Maine casino Shawn Scott

The Maine casino effort to put a gambling facility in York County has been well endowed, but the person responsible for generating such funds is walking away from the project. Lisa Scott, a Miami real estate developer and sister to controversial businessman Shawn Scott, announced her resignation from the campaign in wake of a state…Read More

Police Warn of Scammers Posing as Powerball Lottery Winner on Fake Social Media Accounts

Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk

Social media users in Chicopee, Massachusetts have been warned to be on the lookout for scammers masquerading as Powerball Lottery winner Mavis Wanczyk, the Chicopee resident who last week won $758.7 million, the biggest single-win jackpot in lottery history. Such is the publicity surrounding Chicopee’s newest multi-millionaire that dozens of fake Twitter and Facebook accounts had…Read More

Nevada Gaming Revenue Down in July, But Economy Still Strong

Nevada gaming revenue Las Vegas

Nevada gaming revenue fell 1.7 percent in July to just under $998 million, but the state casino control board isn’t concerned. That’s because July 2016 was exceptionally strong, with total win tallying more than $1 billion. Most of the state’s monitored gaming markets posted year over year gains in July, but the Strip pulled the…Read More

Kevin Costner Closes Deadwood Casino After 26 Years, as Historic Town Struggles

Kevin Costner Deadwood casino

Actor Kevin Costner is parting ways with his Midnight Star casino and restaurant in Deadwood, South Dakota, after 26 years in business. The gambling emporium on Main Street is just the latest casualty in the historic town. Costner opened the Midnight Star in 1991 after falling in love with Deadwood upon his first visit in…Read More

Universal to Publish Findings of Kazuo Okada “Fraud” Investigation

Kazuo Okada

Universal Entertainment announced this week the completion of a third-party special investigation into the “potentially fraudulent acts” it has alleged against its chairman, the Japanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada. On June 29, the Universal Entertainment board ousted Okada, who founded the pachinko and casino equipment giant in 1969, and announced it was investigating him for…Read More

Florida Launches Crackdown on House-Banked Games at Pari-mutuel Venues

Florida crackdown on player designated games.

Florida gambling chiefs have launched legal action against two pari-mutuel venues, the Sarasota Kennel Club and Pensacola Greyhound Racing, for their alleged failure to remove so-called “designated player games” from their premises. Meanwhile, many of Florida’s other cardrooms and racetracks are bracing themselves for similar action, as the state moves to crack down on the…Read More