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Tropical Storm Nate Heads to Gulf Coast, Casinos Hope to Remain Open

Gulf Coast Casinos Tropical Storm Nate

Tropical Storm Nate is now the latest in a series of natural disasters that could be heading towards the Gulf Coast this weekend, where it’s expected to make landfall as a hurricane. Mississippi residents have been warned to prepare, but for now, Gulf Coast casinos are expected to remain open over the upcoming Columbus Day…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Brings in David Beckham to Promise $10 Billion Spend in Japan

Las Vegas Sands David Beckham

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is reaffirming its earlier commitment to spend upwards of $10 billion, should they receive one of the two integrated casino resort licenses in Japan. At a conference in Tokyo this week, LVS President Robert Goldstein explained that the potential venue would be much more than a casino and hotel, but also…Read More

Donations Pouring in from Businesses, Celebrities, and Everyday People for Las Vegas Victims, First Responders

Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner

The outpouring of support from the Las Vegas residents, celebrities, and businesses in response to Sunday night’s deadly massacre at the Route 91 Harvest festival was immediate and extensive. More than $14 million has already been pledged to charities helping victims and first responders, and people responded so quickly to requests for blood donations that…Read More

Pennsylvania Budget Deal Falls Apart, But Gambling Expansion Remains Point of Consensus

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf frustrated over budget deal collapse

Optimism that the Pennsylvania legislature could get a budget deal done this week was high, right up until the point when proceedings collapsed completely on Wednesday. With negotiations once again lying in tatters, there will be no movement on gambling expansion, which includes online gambling, at least not for now. So, what happened? Until this…Read More

Revel Atlantic City Reportedly Sold, Owner Glenn Straub Again Plays Dumb

Revel Atlantic City sold Glenn Straub

Revel Atlantic City reportedly has a new owner. According to an “agreement of sale” filed with the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office, Glenn Straub is finally ready to unload the Boardwalk casino resort after months of speculation. The buyer is Colorado-based Mile High Dice MGR, LLC, presumed to be the working limited liability company that will…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Security a Tricky Conundrum in Wake of Mass Shooting Outside of Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas security issues after shooting

How do you balance Las Vegas’ reputation as the “anything goes” city with renewed considerations for tighter security measures? That’s the question that casino executives are now grappling with, after Sunday’s deadliest-ever non-war gun rampage in American history. Wynn Las Vegas led the brigade this week, and began using metal detectors to screen customers entering…Read More

At G2E 2017, AGA Vows to Lobby for Nationwide Sports Betting, Lowering Jackpot Tax Threshold

Geoff Freeman promises AGA “offense” at G2E

The American Gaming Association (AGA) unveiled its new strategic plan at the opening session of 2017’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands in Las Vegas on Tuesday. At the forefront of “Strategic Plan 2020” is the legalization of sports betting and the repeal of PASPA, the federal law that prevents states from regulating sports…Read More

Universal Entertainment Group Sued by Former Tribal Business Partners for Alleged Fraud

pokertribes.com

Last week, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma received a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee for its PokerTribe.com website, the final stage in its quest to become the first tribal operator to offer real-money online poker to players outside the US, from its sovereign land in Oklahoma. In the same week, its…Read More

UK Lottery Website Taken Out by Peak-Time DDoS Attack 

The UK National Lottery hit by DDoS arrack

The UK National Lottery was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday night, leaving thousands of customers unable to buy tickets for the primary weekly lottery draw. The website was down for around an hour and a half at the absolute peak time for lottery sales. It is not known whether lottery operator, Camelot,…Read More

Landing International Bullish on Shinhwa World Jeju Despite Chinese Tourism Ban

Landing International chairman Yang Zhihui at Shinhwa World Jeju

Hong Kong’s Landing International is optimistic about the prospects of its $2.6 billion Shinhwa World Jeju, despite China’s recent ban on its citizens visiting South Korea. Beijing imposed the ban in March, amid heightening tensions with Seoul over the latter’s decision to deploy a US missile defence system on the Korean Peninsula to counter the…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Plans to Exit Chapter 11 Bankruptcy This Week

Caesars Entertainment Chapter 11

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is ready for a fresh start, announcing on Monday that the Las Vegas gaming and hospitality conglomerate will exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of the week, marking a new beginning for a company helping shape the world’s casino and gambling landscape. With all necessary approvals from state gaming regulators, vital…Read More

Casino Stocks and Firearm Shares React to Las Vegas Massacre

Stock market reacts day after Las Vegas massacre

Las Vegas casino stocks faced a turbulent day of trading on Monday. The market reacted strongly after a 64-year-old killer opened fire late Sunday night in Las Vegas from a 32nd-floor suite at Mandalay Bay, aiming an automatic weapon onto 22,000 concertgoers attending an outdoor country music festival. The massacre resulted in the loss of…Read More

Gambler Denied $1.37 Million Jackpot, Can’t Sue Tribal Casino Due to Sovereign Immunity 

Poarch Creek Tribal Casino

An Alabama gambler’s seven-year quest to claim an illusory $1.37 million jackpot from the Poarch Creek Indians was brought to an abrupt halt on Friday by that state’s supreme court. The alarmingly named Jerry Rape has been feeding his money into the legal system in a bid to hit the jackpot ever since he figured…Read More

Study: Legalized US Sports Betting Market Could Include 32 States Within 5 Years

32 states would legalize sports betting if Supreme Court lets them

Regulated sports betting in the US will be a $6 billion market with 32 states participating within five years of legalization. That’s according to a new study from analyst Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which predicts that 14 states will offer sports betting within two years, should New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban prove successful…Read More

Macau Extends Winning Streak to 14 Months, September Casino Earnings Jump 16 Percent

Macau casinos revenue Golden Week

Macau casinos generated $2.66 billion in gaming win during September, a 16.1 percent increase compared to the same month in 2016. Financial analysts had anticipated a gain of between 11 percent and 17 percent. The official data from the city’s gaming regulator shows that Macau casinos were able to quickly bounce back from two deadly…Read More