World's online gaming authority since 1995

Macau Casino Employees Less Satisfied in Workplace, but More Confident in Career Outlook

Macau casino workers satisfaction survey

Macau casino employees are less satisfied in their workplaces than they were a year ago. That’s according to a gaming workers study conducted by the Macau University of Science and Technology’s Institute for Sustainable Development. The poll found that gaming workers had a satisfaction index rating of 3.17 points out of a possible five. That’s…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Considering South Korea, Japan, Company Reports Strong Earnings

Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest casino operator in terms of revenue, is looking to expand its empire. Company founder Sheldon Adelson revealed during an earnings call this week that South Korea and Japan have emerged as two preferred destinations. Sands, like nearly every other major casino company, is anxiously awaiting Japan’s unveiling of its…Read More

MGM Springfield Opening Ahead of Schedule on August 24, but Wynn Boston Takeover Rumors Persist

MGM Springfield opening August

MGM Springfield is set to open ahead of schedule on August 24. That’s welcomed news to area officials, but doesn’t put to rest rumors that the casino company isn’t still in active talks to acquire the unfinished Wynn Boston Harbor development. MGM Springfield is a $960 million integrated resort (IR) just north of the Connecticut-Massachusetts…Read More

Ocean Resort Casino Reportedly Joining Hard Rock Atlantic City in Opening June 28

Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City

Ocean Resort Casino, the former Revel that cost $2.4 billion to construct, is reportedly targeting a June 28 opening, the same day nearby Hard Rock Atlantic City is expected to open its doors. Speaking with new hires, The Press of Atlantic City reports that numerous individuals have revealed that Thursday, June 28 is the day….Read More

Wynn Resorts Litigation Settlement Drags Scandal-Ridden Gaming Operator Down to Nine-Figure Q1 Loss

Wynn Resorts’ Matt Maddox

Wynn Resorts reported a $204 million net loss for Q1 2018 on Tuesday, as new CEO Matt Maddox delivered the company’s first quarterly report since the resignation of its founder, Steve Wynn. Wynn quit his role in the company that bears his name in February in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct. A month…Read More

UK Bookies Lose £1.2 Billion in a Day as Investors Duck Regulatory Wrecking Ball

Philip Hammond supports FOBT crackdown on betting industry

The UK bookmaking industry once believed the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond was its friend, fighting behind the scenes against a proposed maximum stakes reduction on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in a bid to protect government revenue. Not anymore. In the UK, a Times report published on Tuesday suggested Hammond had never opposed decreasing the stakes at all….Read More

Fertittas, Ruffin, Wynn Fueling President Trump’s Early Reelection Campaign

Las Vegas casino President Trump 2020 odds

Numerous Las Vegas billionaires including Sheldon Adelson, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, Phil Ruffin, and Steve Wynn gave tens of millions of dollars to then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. More than two years before voters will again decide who is best fit for the Oval Office, many of those same individuals are opening…Read More

UFC Fight Night Delivers Knockout Win for Atlantic City

UFC Atlantic City casinos economy

Saturday’s UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night event at Boardwalk Hall delivered a strong showing for the Atlantic City economy, as 9,541 fans packed into the arena generating a gate of $923,720. The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) struck a $4 million deal with William Morris Endeavor (WME) in July 2017 to bring…Read More

Macau Visitor Arrivals Up Nine Percent in 2018 First Quarter

Macau visitor arrivals first quarter

Macau visitor arrivals totaled more than 8.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, an 8.6 percent increase on the same three-month period in 2017. March was an exceptionally strong period, as tourism traffic jumped more than nine percent due to the month having an extra Saturday in 2018 compared to the previous year. Visitor…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Reveal Liabilities on Golden Knights Stanley Cup Victory

Las Vegas sportsbooks Golden Knights

Las Vegas sportsbooks are revealing just how much money they stand to lose should the Vegas Golden Knights find a way to win the Stanley Cup Finals. The Vegas Golden Knights have already made history. They’re just the sixth team in the Big Four (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) since 1960 to make the playoffs in…Read More

Stars Group to Acquire Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 Billion

Stars Group to buy SBG

The Stars Group, formerly Amaya, has announced it will acquire UK online gambling firm Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) for $4.7 billion, in a deal that will see the PokerStars parent become a major player in the sports betting sector just as the US stands on the verge of possibly legalizing sports books nationwide. The…Read More

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew White Wants Casinos to Fund Education

Andrew White Texas governor race

Declaring an “educational emergency,” Texas gubernatorial candidate Andrew White (D) revealed a $9 billion plan to improve the public school system throughout the Lone Star State. And under his governorship, he says casinos would help cover the increased costs. White says he’ll pay for the massive spending package by removing commercial property tax breaks, redirecting…Read More

Macau Junket Suncity Group Behind $4 Billion Vietnam Casino Resort

Suncity Group Vietnam casino resort

Suncity Group, one of Macau’s most successful junket operators, is taking some of its profits and leading a $4 billion casino resort development project in Vietnam. Along with two investment firms, Suncity is developing a two-mile stretch of coastline in central Vietnam. The 2,400-acre integrated casino resort complex is to feature retail shopping, restaurants, golf…Read More

North Las Vegas Strip Evolution Underway, Developers Moving Ahead with Major Projects

Fontainebleau becomes the Drew Las Vegas

On the North Las Vegas Strip, business may not quite be booming as of yet. But at least it’s not flatlining anymore, the way it has been for the last post-recession decade or so. New construction, enhancements, and upgrades are in the works, as developers ramp up plans to move ahead with several projects in…Read More

Gamers Loot Box, Skins Gambling Spend to Hit $50 Billion by 2022, Says Analyst

Clash Royale

A new report by Juniper Research suggests that consumer outlay on loot boxes and skins betting will rise 60 percent — to $50 billion a year by 2022 — and at least $48 billion of that will come strictly from loot boxes. Despite the backlash from the gaming community over the sudden preponderance of loot…Read More