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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.

Ameristar Indiana Casino Using 2015 Law to Move Slots, Games to Dry Land

Ameristar East Chicago Indiana casino

Pinnacle Entertainment’s Ameristar Casino is coming ashore, or at least some of its slot machines and table games are moving to land. The East Chicago, Indiana casino is the first in the Lake Michigan area to take advantage of a 2015 law that permits the state’s permanently moored casino boats to move on land adjacent…Read More

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport Hits Highest Traffic Month in City’s History in October

McCarran International Airport October

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas reported its busiest month on record in October, with more than 4.3 million arriving and departing passengers in Sin City. The all-time traffic high is great news for the gambling mecca, which endured the October 1 Strip shooting that left 58 dead and injured over 500, and shook the…Read More

Industry Still Has High Hopes for Skill-Based Machines Despite Slow Start

Skill based slot machines

Casinos had hoped that the addition of skill-based gambling machines might bring in more revenue from millennials, but so far, that doesn’t seem to be panning out. Nonetheless, many in the industry still believe that these games are part of the formula for attracting younger players in the future. “Casinos thrive on new gaming content,…Read More

Billionaire Carl Icahn Wants Atlantic City Tax Dollars to Help Cover Trump Plaza Demolition

Carl Icahn Trump Plaza Atlantic City

Carl Icahn is worth over $16 billion, but the Trump Plaza owner would greatly appreciate Atlantic City’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to help him out in covering the cost of demolishing the long-shuttered Boardwalk resort. Icahn, who acquired the casino formerly owned by now-President Donald Trump in 2016 by purchasing Trump Entertainment Resorts, wants…Read More

Pennsylvania Municipalities Say No to Satellite Casinos, Including Governor Tom Wolf’s Hometown

Pennsylvania municipalities in Lancaster County are telling casino companies looking at building a satellite gambling facility to turn their buggies around and get out of town. (Lancaster City Convention Center)

Pennsylvania municipalities are opting out of the Category 4 satellite casino bidding by informing the state that they do not want a gambling facility in their backyards. Towns have until December 31 to notify the Harrisburg capital, but many are wasting no time in removing their candidacies. As of this morning, 88 townships and boroughs…Read More

MGM Resorts Named in Lawsuits Filed by Attorneys Representing Over 450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims

MGM Resorts Las Vegas shooting lawsuits

MGM Resorts International is one of seven defendants named in numerous lawsuits filed this week by attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Five new cases have been filed, including two wrongful death suits for the families of victims Christopher Roybal and Rocio Guillen-Jaksha. Lawsuits for Kristina Staples, who…Read More

Analysts: Pennsylvania Gaming Expansion Won’t Negatively Impact Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City revenue Pennsylvania casino

Atlantic City casinos shouldn’t feel the impact of Pennsylvania’s latest gaming expansion bill. So say industry experts, weighing in on the gaming resort town that’s still trying to find its norm in terms of annual revenue following a decade of declines, much of that caused by competition from border states. Fitch Ratings, one of the Big…Read More

Casinos in Vietnam to Begin Welcoming Some Locals in Effort to Spur Development

Vietnamese casinos gambling locals

Vietnamese casinos are barred from allowing local citizens to access their gaming floors, but a government advisor reveals this week that the longstanding policy will change next month. Augustine Ha Ton Vinh, a government advisor to Vietnam who’s helping to shape the country’s integrated resorts regulations, said during a gaming discussion moderated by GGRAsia that…Read More

Japanese Firms Hope to Develop Hokkaido Casino Resort

Japanese casino Hokkaido

Two major Japanese firms have announced a partnership that aims to redevelop a resort on the northern island of Hokkaido, a facility that they ultimately hope will be able to include a regulated casino. The partnership was made between tourism operator Kamori Kanko and property developer Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE). The two companies say they…Read More

Las Vegas Casino and Church Shooting Plot Prevented, FBI Charges Ohio Man, Could Face 20 Years

Las Vegas shooting FBI arrest

An Ohio man threatening another Las Vegas casino shooting has been arrested and charged by federal authorities. The FBI says Wei Li, 28, sent numerous text messages to his estranged wife, who lives in Las Vegas, warning her of an impending mass shooting at casinos and at the church she attends. It wasn’t stated if…Read More

Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson Breaks Three Ribs in Fall, Misses Venetian Macau Anniversary Celebration

Sheldon Adelson, the top dog at Las Vegas Sands Corp., is recovering after a fall that resulted in three broken ribs for the 84-year-old gaming mogul. The incident occurred while Adelson was riding a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau, while in town to celebrate the anniversary of his own Venetian Macau property. The injury…Read More

MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter?

Mandalay Bay elevator access

MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys before being allowed access. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was first to report on the new security procedures, and MGM later confirmed the news in a statement. Las Vegas casinos remain on high…Read More

Borgata Building Atlantic City’s First Sportsbook, William Hill Expanding Monmouth Park Facility

Borgata William Hill sports betting

The Borgata is readying to begin construction on a $7 million sportsbook at the Atlantic City casino resort. The project is in anticipation of the US Supreme Court coming down on New Jersey’s side in the state’s appeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). MGM Resort’s Marina District property is…Read More

Empire City Casino Seeks Partnerships to Expand Facility

Empire City Casino expansion

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has announced that it is pursuing partnerships in the hopes of expanding their current resort into a world-class facility. “We believe our prime location and outstanding accessibility will serve as a unique platform to create one of the world’s leading gaming, hospitality, and entertainment venues,” Empire City President and…Read More

Nevada Gaming Commission Uses New Law to ‘Reject’ Licensing Request for First Time

Nevada Gaming Commission license reject

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) took advantage of a new licensing protocol at its disposal this week when it opted to reject an application for an executive working with Minnesota-based Table Trac Inc, a manufacturer of casino information technology systems. Prior to Assembly Bill 75 being passed into law earlier this year, the NGC could…Read More