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Macau Police Bust Scam “Pop Up” VIP Casino Op

Chau Wai Kuong says crime rate “serious” in Macau

Macau authorities have busted a bogus “pop-up” VIP casino racket that bilked high-rollers out of millions in allegedly crooked baccarat games, according to the South China Morning Post. The police investigation began in June after a man told authorities he had been defrauded of HK$4 million (around $500,000). Officers from the Judiciary Police raided an…Read More

Delaware Brick-and-Mortar Casino Sector Advisory Board Holds State’s Fate, While Keeping Cards Close

Delaware racinos creak under weight of competition

The Delaware land-based casino sector has been hit hard by increased competition from new markets in neighboring states, as the newer and shinier casinos of Pennsylvania and Maryland outperform its three struggling, and highly taxed, racinos. The sector, which comprises Harrington Raceway, Dover Downs, and Delaware Park, peaked in 2006, the year Pennsylvania began issuing…Read More

More Las Vegas Casinos Now Monitoring Players Before Offering ‘Free’ Cocktails

Drink monitoring system gaining traction Las Vegas

Add the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas to the ever-growing list of Sin City casinos which no longer want to give their customers unmonitored freebies where booze is concerned. The Nugget joins Caesars Entertainment, which instituted the policy at its Strip properties last year, which was then quickly picked up by Las Vegas Sands Corp….Read More

MGM Resorts Added to S&P 500, Company Should Benefit From Increased Trading

MGM Resorts S&P 500

MGM Resorts International will become the newest member of the revered S&P 500 prior to the open of trading on Wednesday, July 26. The stock’s addition to the Standard and Poor’s index will presumably increase trading activity on the Nevada-based casino and hospitality conglomerate. The S&P 500 is a preferred US index, one that rivals…Read More

Macau Casinos Comped Fewer Rooms in 2015, as VIP Crackdown Blocked High Roller Arrivals

Macau casinos comp rooms food beverage

Macau casinos reported expenditures of MOP8.8 billion ($1.1 billion) from complimentary guestrooms and free food and beverage service in 2015. That represents a 12.9 percent decline from 2014, the special gaming enclave’s final year before Chinese President Xi Jinping initiated his anti-corruption crusade. Over $700 million was spent by casinos on comped hotel rooms, which…Read More

Florida Regulators Allow Magic City to Ditch Dog Racing in Landmark Ruling

Florida Regulators Allow Magic City to Scrap Dog Racing

The Magic City Casino in Miami has been grated permission by gaming regulators to scrap greyhound races while retaining its more-profitable slot machines and card games. It’s an ironic quirk of Florida’s gambling laws that, while greyhound racing has been banned in 40 states often on grounds of cruelty, Florida actually requires its parimutuel venues…Read More

Pennsylvania Satellite Casinos Latest Gambling Ploy Floated by State Lawmakers, Small Cities Targeted

Pennsylvania satellite casinos York

Authorizing 10 Pennsylvania satellite casinos is the most recent potential money grab state lawmakers are considering in their efforts to bridge a $2.2 billion spending gap. Governor Tom Wolf (D) has allowed a $32 billion budget approved by the Republican-controlled legislature to pass and become law without his signature. The financial blueprint, however, is severely…Read More

Philippines Police Arrest 43 After Violent High-Roller Kidnapping at Solaire Casino

43 arrested for Solaire Manila kidnapping

Police in the Philippines have arrested 41 Chinese and two Malaysian nationals in connection with the kidnapping of a 48-year-old Singaporean woman from the Solaire Casino Resort in Manila on Monday. Wu Yan, believed to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, was rescued by police from a condo in the city the following day. Authorities said…Read More

Massachussets Governor Signs Budget Bill that Allows Casinos to Serve Booze until 4 am

Massachusetts casino drinking hours

Last call? Not so fast in future Massachusetts casinos, which recently had their drinking hours extended with a quick signature from the governor. But before anything officially takes effect, some lawmakers are calling for the measure to be put on ice. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a budget on Monday that allows two planned casinos…Read More

Oddsmakers Get It Right: OJ Simpson Granted Parole, Claims He’s Lived a ‘Conflict-Free Life’

OJ Simpson parole release

Disgraced football star O.J. Simpson will be released from northern Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center this fall, nine years after he was sentenced to prison on kidnapping and robbery charges for a 2007 incident that took place in Las Vegas at the Palace Station casino. Some in the general public might be shocked to discover that…Read More

Sacramento Casino Project Clears Major Hurdle, Governor Brown Signs Tribal Gaming Compact

Sacramento casino Elk Grove

A Sacramento casino in the neighboring community of Elk Grove is one step closer to reality. On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed off on a gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria tribe, which all but assures a $400 million gambling resort will be built 12 miles south of the state’s capital city. Brown’s…Read More

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table: All You Need to Know

World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table

The final table of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event was set in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In the third largest WSOP main event in history, four Americans, two Brits, two Frenchmen and an Argentinian survived from a field of 7,221 and will return on Thursday to the Rio in Las Vegas,…Read More

Tribal Gaming Growth Hurts Laughlin and Reno, But Vegas Still Bulletproof, Says Analyst

Tribal gaming growth in California, Arizona, no threat to Vegas

The National Indian Gaming Commission reported this week that America’s tribal gaming operators collectively generated $31.2 billion in gross gaming revenue, a 4.4 percent increase over 2015. The biggest growth, year over year, for tribal gaming nationwide was the Sacramento, California region, with an increase of 6.3 percent to $8.4 billion. Meanwhile, the Phoenix region…Read More

Michigan Gaming Regulators Celebrate 20 Years of Revenue from Detroit Casinos

MGM Grand Detroit

Detroit and Michigan have been on a 20-year winning streak, as three city casinos have paid them approximately $4.5 billion in taxes, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The Motor City on Monday recognized the 20-year anniversary of the Michigan Gaming and Revenue Act going into effect by celebrating its positive impact. The bulk…Read More

Russia Casino Development Sites for Sale, Unclear If Any Companies Are Rushing In

Russia casino Primorsky Krai

Three Russian casino land parcels reserved for gaming and hotel development are on the auction block near Vladivostok. The world’s largest country has been trying to transform the Far East port city into a bustling entertainment and gambling destination that attracts tourists and high rollers from China, South Korea, and Japan. In 2009, Russia’s federal…Read More