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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.

Mafia-Backed Casinos Tried to Kill Me, Claims Edward O Thorp, the Father of Card-counting

Mafia Tried to Kill Card Counter Edward Thorp

Edward O Thorp, the 84-year-old inventor of card-counting, was once the target of a suspected Mob hit. The revelation comes in Thorp’s new autobiography, A Man for All Markets, published this week. In 1964, Thorp believes that Mafia-connected owners of the Dunes were so incensed by his ability to beat them at blackjack, they tried…Read More

Casinos Push Towards Millennials by Booking Hipper Concert Acts

casinos millennial concert acts Iggy Azalea

Move over Cher and Celine. Casinos are chasing the millennial, and in order to get them inside their doors, numerous gambling venues are booking concert acts that appeal to the 20 and 30-somethings. From bringing in the Impractical Jokers, stars of the hit TruTV hidden-camera comedy show, to welcoming not only top 40 musical acts…Read More

From AC to DC: Donald Trump Inaugurated 45th US President, Only Former Casino Owner to Hold Office

President Donald Trump inauguration January 20 2017

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. The first commander-in-chief to have ever owned a casino took the oath of office at noon EST on Friday to become leader of the free world. His road from Atlantic City gambling mogul to Washington, DC’s top dog has been as unpredictable as any…Read More

As Macau Recovers, Hong Kong’s Casino Investors Pinnacle on Forbes Asia’s “Richest” Rankings

Hong Kong casino Lui Che Woo

Nothing says you’ve made it like hitting any Forbes “Richest” list. And now Hong Kong casino investors and owners are showing up on the Asian edition of that iconic list, thanks to a stabilization of Macau’s gaming outlook and optimism about planned future resorts. Published in the January issue of Forbes Asia, Hong Kong’s 50…Read More

MGM Delays Cotai Casino Opening to Second Half of 2017, Macau Considers Tax Change

MGM Cotai casino delayed

The opening of MGM’s Cotai casino is being pushed back for a second time. The $3.1 billion resort in Macau will now open in the second half of 2017, as opposed to the second quarter. MGM China Holdings, the incorporated subsidiary of Las Vegas-headquartered MGM Resorts International, announced the setback as required by rules governing…Read More

Macau VIP Segment Grows 13 Percent as High Rollers Return

High Rollers Return to Macau

Macau’s VIP industry is showing signs of resurgence, as Chinese high rollers return to the high stakes baccarat tables of the world’s gambling capital. VIP gaming rose 13 percent in the final quarter of 2016, according to Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). Mass market, meanwhile, improved 7.3 percent, the second consecutive quarter of…Read More

Nevada’s Casino Sector Turns a Profit for First Time Since 2008

Nevada casinos turn a profit in 2016

Nevada’s casino industry is back in the black for the first time since the Great Recession.  According to the Nevada Gaming Abstract, a comprehensive new review of the industry’s financial results, the state’s 273 biggest casinos generated $979 million in income in 2016. That’s compared with a net loss of $662 million in 2015. It’s…Read More

Vietnam Casinos Soften Policies on Allowing Locals to Play, But Only If They Meet Certain Income Levels

Vietnam casinos Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Two Vietnam casinos will soon be permitted to welcome locals, but those patrons will have to meet minimum income requirements before they can play. The day after Christmas, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced that the Vietnamese government was going to allow its own citizens to finally enter certain designated casinos. The Southeast Asian country…Read More

$35,000 Roulette Bet Wins Wealthy Gambler Over $1.2 Million at Uruguay Casino

roulette bet Pedro Grendene Bartelle

It’s true, the rich get richer.  Brazilian billionaire businessman Pedro Grendene Bartelle wagered nearly $35,000 on number 32 at the casino inside the Hotel Conrad in Punta del Este, Uruguay. That single roulette bet has netted the gambler over $1.2 million. When the wheel stopped spinning and the ball landed on his number, the lucky player celebrated…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos Win $2.6 Billion, First Yearly Increase Since 2006

Atlantic City casinos Matthew Levinson

Atlantic City casinos won more than $2.6 billion in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase on 2015 and the region’s first annual gain in a decade. It’s been a turbulent, if not catastrophic, 10 years since the New Jersey gambling locale posted a yearly win in the black. The last 12-month gain came back in 2006…Read More

Downtown Las Vegas Outpaces Rest of Nevada Gaming Markets

Downtown Las Vegas Nevada 2016 fiscal year

Downtown Las Vegas led the way during the 2016 fiscal year in terms of overall revenue percentage gain. Thanks largely to the Fremont Street Experience, the bustling entertainment and gaming hub home to the Golden Nugget, D Las Vegas, Downtown Grand and others, the market jumped 6.1 percent during fiscal year 2016 compared to 2015….Read More

Chicago Casino Shot Down in State Senate, but Resuscitation Expected

Chicago casino Illinois budget

A Chicago casino and five other gambling licenses were up for consideration in the Illinois General Assembly, but deliberations were quickly squashed, as legislators in Springfield opted to delay legislation until incoming lawmakers are sworn into office today. Illinois has been enduring a nearly two-year budget stalemate that’s starving public universities and social programs across…Read More

Las Vegas Attracts Record 42.9 Million Visitors in 2016

Las Vegas Attracts 42.9 million tourists

Las Vegas tourism has smashed records for the past three years, and 2016 was no exception. Last year, 42.9 million flocked to Sin City, according to figures newly released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association (LVCVA). That’s up 1.5 percent on last year’s record-breaking figures, and surpassing LVCVA’s own predictions. Numbers were up…Read More

Steve Wynn Reportedly Aiding FBI Probe of Japanese Billionaire Kazuo Okada

Steve Wynn Kazuo Okada

Steve Wynn has been reportedly assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since the Las Vegas billionaire brought a lawsuit against Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada in early 2013. Okada’s Universal Entertainment Corporation (UEC) was an early investor of Wynn’s Las Vegas vision. In exchange for financing the completion of Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macau to…Read More

MGM Rattled as Connecticut Casino Destination Decided

MGM’s Alan Feldman not happy as Connecticut satellite casino site chosen

A Connecticut casino to be built just across the state border from a $950 million MGM Resorts project in Massachusetts will likely be situated in East Windsor or the Windsor Locks areas, north of Hartford, MMCT has announced. MGM is not happy. MMCT is the name given to the joint venture between the Mashantucket Pequots…Read More