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Atlantic City Casino Resorts See Profits Decline Nearly 12 Percent, But Optimism Remains

Atlantic City casino revenue profits

Atlantic City casino resorts saw gross operating profits fall 11.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reports this week that operating profits plummeted to $123.6 million, a loss of about $16.3 million compared to the first quarter in 2017. Gross operating profit reflects earnings before interest,…Read More

Las Vegas Culinary Union Votes to Authorize Strike, 34 Casino Resorts Could Be Impacted by June 1

Las Vegas economy union strike

The Las Vegas Culinary Union — composed of 50,000 casino resort workers — voted on Tuesday by a 99 percent member vote to authorize a strike to start at 12:01 am Pacific Time on June 1 if efforts to negotiate a Hail Mary pass fail in the next nine days. The Las Vegas economy could come…Read More

Boomtown Reno Casino Fined for Offering Links to Illegal Offshore Gambling Websites

Boomtown Reno

The Boomtown Casino in Verdi, near Reno, Nevada, was lucky to keep its license this week after it was forced to explain to the Nevada Gaming Control Board why it had provided links on its website to unlicensed offshore gambling sites. The casino, which is owned by M1 Gaming, escaped with a $40,000 fine after…Read More

Feds Double Las Vegas Anti-Terror Funding to $5 Million in Wake of Oct. 1 Shooting

Las Vegas terrorism threat

Las Vegas has been awarded a $5 million grant under the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). That amount marks a $2.13 million increase on what the city received last year in the same federal funding program, a reflection of how the October 1, 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival…Read More

NBA Odds Say Golden State Title Nearly a Foregone Conclusion

NBA odds Las Vegas Steph Curry

NBA odds in Las Vegas have the Golden State Warriors heavily favored to defend their title and win their third Larry O’Brien Trophy in four years. After a dominating 126-85 win on Sunday night to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, oddsmakers greatly shortened odds on Golden State advancing to their fourth consecutive NBA…Read More

Japan National Diet Considers Extending Legislative Session to Pass Casino Bill

National Diet Japan casino bill IR

The Japan National Diet is reportedly considering an extension of its regular legislative session in order to pass its integrated casino resorts bill. Formally known as the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, the measure began being discussed in the parliament’s lower chamber on Tuesday. According to GGRAsia, an online news outlet focused on gaming in…Read More

PokerStars Seals Deal with Hong Kong-Listed Casino-Hotel Group to Expand Asian Tournament Footprint

Stanley Choi, chairman of International Entertainment Corp

PokerStars’ parent The Stars Group has inked a deal with Hong-Kong-listed International Entertainment Corp to operate land-based poker tournaments in “certain Asian counties” under the PokerStars brand, according to a filing by International to the Hong Stock Exchange. International Entertainment is the owner-operator of the five-star AG New World Manila Bay Hotel and Casino in…Read More

Connecticut Plans Special Session to Fast-Track Sports Betting

Dannel P. Malloy

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said this week that “the world has changed” since the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA, paving the way for state-sanctioned sports betting. Malloy said he would talk with lawmakers on Wednesday with a view to organizing a special session to try to get a sports betting bill passed. He told…Read More

No Dice: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Extension Scrapped

Harrah's New Orleans contract agreement

Harrah’s New Orleans and parent company Caesars Entertainment will need to wait at least another year before seeing their casino contract with the city extended by the Louisiana State Legislature. House Bill 553 sought to extend the state and city’s casino agreement with Harrah’s for 30 years. But lawmakers in the state House and Senate…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Overcome Improbable Odds to Reach Stanley Cup Finals

Vegas Golden Knights Stanley Cup odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are into the Stanley Cup Finals after eliminating the Winnipeg Jets Sunday night to win the Western Conference final in five games. The most unlikely story in hockey continues. Prior to the first drop of the puck back in October, oddsmakers had Vegas’ Stanley Cup odds as long as 500/1. The…Read More

Culinary Union Expected to Vote for Citywide Las Vegas Strike, Walkout Unlikely

Culinary Union

The Culinary Union, Nevada’s biggest casino workers’ union, will vote on Tuesday on a measure that threatens to bring Las Vegas to a virtual standstill. For the first time in 15 years, the union’s 50,000 bartenders, bellmen, cocktail servers, food servers, housekeepers, kitchen staff, and porters will decide by ballot whether to stage a citywide…Read More

Hainan Casinos Unlikely with Beijing Stalwartly Opposed, Experts Say

Sanya, Hainan island

The likelihood of China turning the southern province of Hainan into a casino hub to rival Macau is minimal, according to expert opinions canvassed by the South China Morning Post at the recent Global Gaming Expo Asia 2018 (G2E Asia) in Macau this week. Su Guojing, founder of the China Lottery Industry Salon (which describes…Read More

Delaware Could Beat New Jersey in Race to Expand Sports Betting Options

Delaware sports betting

New Jersey looked like the leader in the race to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this week. But developments later in the week have changed that outlook, with Delaware now in position to offer full-scale sports betting first. Initially, it looked…Read More

Louisiana Lawmakers Disagree on Harrah’s New Orleans Extension

Louisiana Harrah's New Orleans Caesars

Louisiana lawmakers are divided on the best way to proceed in extending the contract for Harrah’s New Orleans, the state’s lone land-based commercial casino. On Wednesday night, the Louisiana Senate amended House Bill 553 to increase Caesars Entertainment’s annual payment to the state from $60 million to $80 million. Caesars is the parent company to…Read More

Bankrupt Lucky Dragon Casino in Las Vegas Searching for Fresh Blood, Developer Says Chinese Firms Interested

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas casino bankruptcy

The failed Lucky Dragon casino in Las Vegas has been cleared to begin accepting bids from interested buyers. The off-Strip gaming resort  has indicated it’s open to outright buyers, or those willing to partner with current management. A federal bankruptcy court approved the casino’s bid procedures this week, which formally allows parties to enter into…Read More