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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.

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Louisiana Riverboat Casinos May Be Headed Ashore on Gaming Task Force Recommendation for Law Change

Louisiana riverboat casino laws

Fifteen Louisiana riverboat casinos might be invited inland should recommendations proposed today by the state’s Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force be enacted as law later this year. In an effort to remain competitive as land-based gaming expands in neighboring and nearby states, Louisiana lawmakers are mulling whether to amend its 27-year-old riverboat law….Read More

Atlantic City Celebrates Second Consecutive Year of Gaming Revenue Growth in 2017

Atlantic City

The numbers are in, and New Jersey casinos are back. That’s the word from gaming officials in the Garden State after gross gaming revenue increased slightly in 2017, even after modest dip in December. New Jersey’s seven casino resorts increased their annual revenues by 0.3 percent, year-on-year, to $2.41 billion, according to figures by the…Read More

Wynn Land Deal Shows Deep Connections Between Wynn, Trump, and Ruffin

Trump Wynn Ruffin land

When Wynn Resorts announced that it was purchasing 38 acres of land across from the Wynn Las Vegas last month, it was unclear what the company or developer Steve Wynn might have planned for the plot of land that was once the Alon project site. But the deal did serve as a reminder of just…Read More

MGM REIT Pushes to Take Over Caesars Real Estate Trust, Would Create Major Player Among Publicly Traded REITs

MGM Growth Properties REIT Caesars

For monster casino operators like MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, subsidiaries like REITs are just part of the game. But keeping track of who owns what and understanding what they can do with those branches is about as tricky and complex as playing chess while on roller skates on a speed boat. That doesn’t stop…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Looks to Rehire Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers

Hard Rock Atlantic City jobs careers

Hard Rock Atlantic City is making good on its promise to revitalize the local region by encouraging former Trump Taj Mahal workers who were laid off by billionaire Carl Icahn’s closing of the Boardwalk casino resort in October of 2016 to apply for new employment. Scheduled to open this summer as a reimagined rock ‘n’…Read More

Macau Gambler Traffic No Longer from Just Beijing and Shanghai, as ‘Lower-Tier’ Chinese Citizens Become More Mobile

China Macau visitors

The Macau casino industry has largely depended on the citizens of China for its main revenue stream. But most of those visitors have also come from a select few parts of the country, or what are termed the “tier-one” cities of Shanghai and Beijing. Now, as reported in GGRAsia, analysts are saying that could all…Read More

Moody’s Gives Upstate New York Casino Del Lago Credit Rating Cut, Warns of Debt Default Possibilities

del Lago casino credit rating

The del Lago Resort & Casino in Upstate New York has struggled over its first 11 months in operation to come anywhere close to its projected revenues. Now faced with the reality that its gross gaming intake is going to come in around $100 million short for its first year, Moody’s Investors Service is slashing…Read More

Net Income at Major Las Vegas Strip Casinos Soars 191 Percent in Latest Fiscal Year

Las Vegas Strip casino net income

Las Vegas Strip casinos that grossed at least $1 million in annual gaming revenue are coming off a very prosperous 12-month run. That’s according to the 2017 Nevada Gaming Abstract, released late last week, which shows that net incomes surged 191.4 percent between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017 for these gaming venues. According…Read More

Dramatic Florida Gulf Coast Casino Shuttle Boat Fire Leaves One Dead, 14 Injured

casino boat shuttle fire Florida

A Florida Gulf Coast shuttle north of Tampa taking patrons to a stationed casino boat in the Gulf of Mexico erupted into wild flames on Sunday evening, forcing patrons to make split second, life-or-death decisions. All 50 passengers and crew aboard the Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle were forced to quickly evacuate the vessel by jumping…Read More

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry. Ahead of Her Time Among more than 300 pages of investigative information made…Read More

Britney Spears Reportedly Doing It Again, 2019 Las Vegas Residency Rumored with MGM Resorts

Britney Spears Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears isn’t ready to leave Las Vegas. Less than two weeks after she closed her four-year residency at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater on New Year’s Eve, Spears has reportedly signed a deal with MGM Resorts that will bring the superstar back to Las Vegas in 2019. US Weekly is reporting that Spears will perform…Read More

Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita Collected Cash From Casinos While Pushing Bill

Rep. Todd Rokita

An Indiana congressman and Senate candidate who has echoed President Donald Trump’s pledge to “Drain the Swamp” is finding himself mired in a potentially murky controversy over casino campaign contributions. The Associated Press reported last week that Rep. Todd Rokita (R- Brownsburg) accepted more than $163,000 from casino interests while sponsoring a bill that would…Read More

Point Place Casino Near Syracuse Threatens to Crowd Already Struggling Upstate New York Gaming Market

Upstate New York casinos

When Point Place Casino near Syracuse opens on March 1, the boutique $40 million, 65,000-square-foot casino will feature 500 slot machines and 20 table games. And while that might be great news for area gamblers, it’s not quite as welcomed by the competition. New York gambling venues have been sprouting up across the state since…Read More

Las Vegas October 1 Shooting Site Could Become SWAT Center, MGM Resorts Says

Las Vegas shooting SWAT

The Las Vegas shooting site where 58 concert goers were killed on October 1, 2017 in cold blood could become a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) command center. That’s according to MGM Resorts, the current owner of the 15-acre parcel of land, known as the Las Vegas Village. MGM said in a statement this week…Read More

Macau VIP Gambling to Slow in Second Half of 2018, Bernstein Analysts Predict

Macau VIP gaming revenue

Macau VIP gaming revenue will begin to cool off in the latter half of 2018. That’s according to analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein, who wrote this week that political and economic factors surrounding the Special Administrative Region will partially suppress the market. Fresh off a prosperous 2017 where gross gaming revenue soared 19 percent to…Read More