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The whole gambling world is not just online. Here we look at what is going on in brick-and-mortar sites. Whether it is a scam, a new development, or a special offer, this category has it all.

If there are events, promotions, or even scandals, it will be here too. After all, many of our readers still enjoy heading down to a casino to play. Just because you read online, doesn’t mean you have to only play online.

New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Totals $16M in First Two Weeks, Atlantic City Gaming Win Increases

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New Jersey sportsbooks printed $16.4 million worth of betting slips during the state’s first two weeks with the gambling activity legalized. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reports that the sportsbooks at Monmouth Park, Borgata, and Ocean Resort won nearly $3.5 million on the total handle in June. Oddsmakers kept 7.8 percent of…Read More

SLS Las Vegas Rumored to Be Returning to Roots with Sahara Rebrand

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The troubled SLS Las Vegas casino resort might be returning to the brand that made it a Strip icon and Rat Pack hangout for nearly six decades. According to blog Eater Las Vegas, SLS owner Alex Meruelo’s real estate development company has filed renovation paperwork with the city that refers to the resort as the…Read More

Macau Legislators Pass First Draft of Gaming Worker Casino Ban, But Implementation Questions Remain

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Macau’s Legislative Assembly passed a first draft of a bill that would ban many gaming workers from entering casinos outside of work hours, but some lawmakers raised questions about how exactly the legislation would be enforced if it came into law. The first read of the bill will now send it to a working committee…Read More

Ex-NBA Star Charles Oakley Accused of Cheating at Blackjack at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Casino Won’t Comment

Charles Oakley

Former NBA star Charles Oakley was arrested Thursday night after being accused of trying to cheat the house at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan casino. The 54-year old is facing felony fraud charges for allegedly taking back his bet upon realizing he was going to lose. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) said that Oakley “was…Read More

Penn National in No Rush to Build Pennsylvania Satellite Casino

Penn National satellite Pennsylvania casinos

Penn National Gaming has the rights to build two Category 4 satellite casinos in Pennsylvania, but the company is apparently in no rush to bring the venues to reality. Headquartered in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the casino operator paid $50.1 million in January to win the first of as many as 10 Category 4 casino auctions. The company…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Not Targeting North Korea for Casino

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Las Vegas Sands is debunking rumors that the company is interested in building an integrated casino resort in North Korea. If you were one of the few who might have been interested in traveling to the hypothetical Venetian Pyongyang, it appears there will be no such attraction anytime soon. Speculation surfaced following President Donald Trump’s…Read More

Texas AG Keeps Poker Face, Declines to Offer Opinion on Controversial Lone Star State Poker Clubs

If Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has an opinion on the legality of poker in his state, he’s not giving away any tells.  When given the chance, the state’s top legal adviser declined to offer an assessment on the legal status of the dozens of poker rooms which operate under a murky area of Texas…Read More

PAGCOR Employees Could Face Six Years in Prison for Tampering with Slot Machine

PAGCOR Philippines casino Duterte

Two employees at PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) have been charged with falsifying documents related to a slot machine’s activity. Online media outlet Inside Asian Gaming reports that PAGCOR slot machine head regulator Lope Cristobal and slot data control worker Mark Fransisco tampered with the terminal’s payout records in an attempt to steal PHP36,200…Read More

Culinary Union Settles With Stratosphere and Tropicana as Workers Picket D Las Vegas Again

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An economic crisis was averted when the Culinary Union reached new contracts with MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment in early June at 18 Strip casinos. But negotiations continue at numerous other resorts throughout Las Vegas. The Culinary Union – which represents some 50,000 members employed as kitchen and waitstaff, bartenders, housekeepers, porters, and bellmen –…Read More

Nationwide Gaming Revenue Up 2.81 Percent in 2018, Analyst Says Industry ‘Solid’

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Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the US climbed nearly three percent over the first five months of 2018 compared to the same period in the prior year. Analyst Ken Adams writes in his monthly national gaming recap published for CDC Gaming Reports that May GGR totaled $3.56 billion, a 4.56 percent premium on May 2017….Read More

Magic City Casino’s Proposed Poker Room Has Not Been Welcomed In Miami

Magic City

Local business luminaries and residents of Miami’s burgeoning Edgewater district are losing their minds over plans by the Magic City Casino to build a poker room and jai alai facility in their up-and-coming neighborhood, the Miami Herald reports. On July 3, the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering approved an application for a “summer jai lai…Read More

Melco Resorts Blames Cyprus Casino Business Slowdown on Illegal Gambling

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A Melco Resorts official says the first week of business at the company’s temporary casino in Cyprus “has been a real rollercoaster ride.” Illegal gambling seems to be the culprit in the business slowdown on Cyprus for Melco Resorts since they don’t have to abide by the same rules and regulations. Melco is building the…Read More

Macau Casinos Stocks Bounce Back, Despite Dire Trade War Impact Warnings

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Macau casino stocks rebounded in early trading this week, despite the pessimism caused by the US-Chinese trade war. The rally was powered in part by a new report from Morgan Stanley which predicted second quarter gross gaming revenue (GGR) would hit $9.2 billion in the Chinese gaming enclave. That would mark a 17 percent year-over-year…Read More

Crown Melbourne Whistleblower Testimony Discarded in Licensing Probe

Andrew Wilkie, bane of Crown Melbourne

Crown Resorts’ gambling license for its flagship Crown Melbourne is up for review, but the testimonies of a whistleblower with claims that could affect the casino’s suitability for licensing renewal have been ignored by regulators. According to Independent Federal MP Andrew Wilkie, regulators refused to hear testimonies that Crown tampered with slot machines, possibly illegally,…Read More

Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear Makes it Clear: He Wants Casinos in Kentucky

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Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear (D) announced he’s running for the state’s highest office this week, but the attorney general is already making major headlines for taking a rather controversial stance on casino gambling. During his Monday announcement that he’s entering the 2019 gubernatorial race, Beshear said he would support bringing casinos to Kentucky in…Read More