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Sports Betting Legalization as Polarizing as National Politics, New Poll Finds

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Sports betting legalization is on the minds of many state politicians across the country, and gaming companies are licking their chops at the potential prospect of taking bets on pro and college sports. But the topic of ending sports gambling prohibition in the United States and repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)…Read More

MGM Resorts Implementing Responsible Gambling Program at North American Casinos

MGM Resorts problem gambling GameSense

MGM Resorts has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to implement the Canadian regulator’s responsible gambling program in all of its North American casinos. Considering the Nevada-based company is one of the world’s largest gaming operators and owns over a dozen properties in North America, the agreement is a monumental development in how…Read More

Third Connecticut Casino Announcement Has All Ears Piqued in Northeast

Connecticut casino MGM Springfield

A planned Connecticut casino will reveal its targeted location for construction in the coming days, and the impending announcement has the ears of all vested gaming interests operating in the northeast. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Native American tribes are working together to bring the Constitution State a third casino venue. The joint venture is in…Read More

Florida Gambling Bills At Odds with Each Other Enter State Senate and House

Seminole tribe florida gambling bills

Two Florida gambling bills are making their way through the chambers of the state legislature, but the pieces of legislation contradict each other and have different goals in mind. The House gaming legislation, authored by Rep. Mike La Rose (R-District 42), who also chairs the chamber’s Tourism & Gaming Control subcommittee, is trying to keep…Read More

Casino Developers Will Have to be Patient on Japanese Regulation, Says Analyst

Japan casino regulations will have to wait till fall, says Grant Govertsen

Global casino operators are bending over backwards to get a piece of the future Japanese casino industry, but they may have to wait just a little bit longer. The Japanese Diet passed its Integrated Resorts Promotion Bill in December, after years of mulling the issue, paving the way for the opening up of a market…Read More

Crown Resorts VIP Business Nosedives After China Arrests

John Alexander to Become Crown Resorts CEO, as VIP revenues fall

Crown Resort’s VIP revenue plummeted 45.3 percent in the first half of the year, according to the company’s first earnings call since 18 of its staff were arrested in China for alleged “gambling crimes.” The drop in Chinese high-roller business drove down overall normalized profit by 9.1 percent on the corresponding year, the company said…Read More

Melco Crown Calls Sheldon Adelson’s $10 Billion Bet on Japan, Hard Rock Scrambling for Partners

Melco Crown Lawrence Ho Japan casino resort

Melco Crown Entertainment won’t be intimidated by Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s comments this week that he’s ready to spend up to $10 billion on building a casino in Japan. Hong Kong businessman Lawrence Ho, the billionaire son of Stanley Ho who held a gambling monopoly in Macau for 40 years, told reporters soon…Read More

Idaho Anti-Slot Legislation Fails to Hit the Jackpot

Idaho Rep Tom Loertscher’s anti-gambling bill

A bill in the Idaho legislature seeking to prohibit electronic gaming machines at the state’s tribal casinos received a pounding this week from state AG’s office. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, tribes have the right to offer class II gaming, defined as bingo and non-”house-banked” card games like poker, without permission from…Read More

Bases Loaded for Las Vegas Professional Sports, Big Four Grand Slam Possible

Las Vegas professional sports MLB Rob Manfred

Las Vegas professional sports have been nonexistent since the town was incorporated in 1911, but that could soon change, as the gambling mecca now has the attention of all four major pro leagues in the United States. This week, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred expanded on his public interest in Sin City. Speaking…Read More

Caesars Merger Moves One Step Closer as Bankrupt Unit Prepares to Emerge

Caesars moves closer to reorganization

Caesars Entertainment Corp (CEC) has amended the terms of a forthcoming merger between itself and subsidiary Caesars Acquisition Company (CAC), according to a filing this week to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the new terms, Caesars Acquisition shareholders will receive 1.625 shares of Caesars Entertainment for each share they hold. The move represents a…Read More

Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Prepared to Spend $10 Billion in Japan, Asian Market Seen as Potential Cash Cow

Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas Sands Japan casino

Sheldon Adelson and his Las Vegas Sands (LVS) casino empire says they’re ready to invest up to $10 billion on building a resort in Japan, should the country legalize the market. LVS is known for its famed Venetian and Palazzo properties on the Las Vegas Strip, but the company is much more heavily invested in…Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Could Receive Substantial Tax Credits for Local Host Share Payments

Pennsylvania casinos tax credits

Pennsylvania casinos are required to pay $10 million annually to their host communities, or two percent of their yearly gross gaming revenue generated from slots, according to a recent report in The Morning Call, a news site that covers the Lehigh Valley region. No casino in the Keystone State has ever collected $500 million in a single…Read More

Sorry, Under-21ers: Nevada’s Minimum Gambling Age Not Expected to Decrease

Nevada gambling age Jim Wheeler

Nevada’s minimum gambling age will likely remain at 21, despite Assemblyman Jim Wheeler’s (R-Gardnerville) efforts to slash the entry requirement to just 18. Passed in 1931, Nevada law has mandated that patrons wishing to gamble be at least 21 years old. Assembly Bill 86 would amend that order, but Wheeler seems to be spinning his wheels….Read More

Florida Gambling Expansion Reaches Impasse Between State House and Senate

Bill Galvano Florida gambling expansion bill

A new Florida gambling expansion bill is diametrically opposed to the wide-ranging gambling reform package proposed in the Senate by the influential lawmaker Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton). Galvano’s bill (SB 8) received unanimous backing from senators at its first hearing late last month. It’s a political confrontation that one gaming lobbyist called “the stand off…Read More

Macau Casinos Get Reprieve on Indoor Smoking Ban

Macau government smoking lounges

The Macau government is easing its position on smoking inside casinos, and that’s much-welcomed news to resort operators who are desperately trying to stabilize revenues. The health bureau’s revision is a win for casinos, as patrons would have otherwise been forced to routinely exit the resort to smoke a cigarette or cigar. However, the agency…Read More