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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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BC Casinos Would Lose $88 Million Per Year from High Stakes Transaction Ban

British Columbia AG Davis Eby

A proposal to restrict table game “buy-ins” at British Columbia casinos to no more than CA$10,000 ($7,650) would cost the sector up to CA$88 million ($67 million) per year, according to a confidential BC Lottery Corp report, made public on Thursday by Canadian media network Postmedia. The provincial government is seeking measures to combat money…Read More

Stratosphere Undergoing $140 Million Renovation, Analysts Bullish on Golden Entertainment

Stratosphere renovation Golden Entertainment

Renovations at the Stratosphere will soon commence, as new owner Golden Entertainment announced this week during an earnings call that it’s going to spend $140 million over three years to refresh the Las Vegas hotel and casino. Golden Entertainment completed its acquisition of the Stratosphere in October from American Casino & Entertainment. The $850 million…Read More

Penn National Pinnacle Entertainment Buyout Sparks Second Federal Trade Commission Review, Monopoly Concerns at Stake

Penn National Pinnacle Entertainment

Penn National Gaming’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment is still scheduled to be completed in the latter half of 2018, but a second request for “additional information and documentary materials” by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) threatens to delay the takeover process. In filings this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),…Read More

Delaware Governor Gives Assurance on Tax Relief as Casino Bill Put on Ice

Governor John Carney open to Delaware casino tax relief

Delaware’s proposal to slash tax rates for its three struggling casinos has been put on hold, following assurances from Governor John Carney that his administration is open to changing the tax structure to preserve casino jobs. Carney says he wants to know the exact cost to the state’s coffers before he gets behind the proposal….Read More

Connecticut Commercial Casino Projects Won’t Jeopardize Tribal Compacts, Says State AG

Connecticut casino gambling East Windsor

The Connecticut commercial casino market can get a new jolt, attested the state’s Attorney General George Jepsen earlier this week. He told legislators that operators who want to open up shop in the state can explore that possibility without it jeopardizing two existing tribal gaming compacts. In written testimony, the attorney general told the Public…Read More

Saipan Casino Imperial Palace Reportedly Raided by US Agents

Saipan casino Imperial Pacific

Saipan casino Imperial Palace has been making headlines for the all the wrong reasons, and that continued this week after news broke that US federal agents recently raided offices of the resort’s parent company. Bloomberg reporter Matthew Campbell has been at the forefront of the Saipan casino scandal. In a new article, he says local…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Revenue Ice Cold in February, Win Drops 6.5 Percent

Atlantic City casino revenue

Atlantic City casinos aren’t weathering the cold winter months, as February marked the town’s third consecutive gross gaming revenue (GGR) decline. The seven casinos collectively generated total gaming win of $192 million. That’s a 6.5 percent loss, or more than $13.3 million, compared to the same month in 2017. Online gambling continues to grow, as…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Founder Sheldon Adelson Wants to Build More in Macau

Las Vegas Sands Macau Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands already controls about 35 percent of Macau’s available four and five-star hotel rooms, but the billionaire still isn’t content and is reportedly looking to expand his company’s presence. Chatting last week in Las Vegas at the 2018 JP Morgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant and Leisure Management Access Forum, Sands Senior Vice…Read More

Cambodia Hopes Reforms Will Fuel Billions More Foreign Investment in Casino Industry

Cambodia casino

Cambodia plans to pass gambling reforms to attract more foreign investment into its thriving casino industry as it seeks to promote itself as a major gambling hub in East Asia. The reform package is expected to pass after forthcoming general elections, in which the main opposition party is, incidentally, prohibited from standing. It would create…Read More

Plans for $100M LINQ ‘Kind Heaven’ Project Mushroom in Las Vegas, Strange Bedfellows Join Forces in Caesars Entertainment, Lollapalooza Creator

Perry Farrell LINQ Promenade Kind Heaven

Partnering up to create a new Las Vegas LINQ Promenade “immersive entertainment” vehicle, former Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollopalooza music festival creator Perry Farrell and Caesars Entertainment announced Tuesday that they are creating a “groundbreaking new destination” that will combine “leading-edge technology and Hollywood-style storytelling.” The $100 million,100,000-square-foot Southeast Asian-themed venue will have the somewhat unlikely name…Read More

Tiger Woods Favored in PGA Tour Event for First Time Since 2014

Tiger Woods Masters odds Las Vegas

Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It’s the first time since 2014 that the golfing great has been the betting frontrunner in a PGA Tour event. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has Tiger at just 6/1 to win in Florida. Those odds mean sportsbooks…Read More

South Korean Police Raid Government Ministry in Kangwon Land Casino Corruption Probe

Kangown Land, South Korea, admits corruption

South Korean police launched a dramatic raid on the offices of the country’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) over the weekend as part of a renewed investigation into widespread nepotism at the state-owned Kangwon Land Casino. The MSCT is the government body charged with regulating the casino. Police also raided the casino’s administrative…Read More

Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Predicts Japan Casino Bidding to Commence in 2019

Lawrence Ho Melco Japan casino

Lawrence Ho says his Melco Resorts, one of six licensed casino operators in Macau, is readying to make its case to Japanese lawmakers as to why the company is best suited to receive one of the expected gaming permits in the Land of the Rising Sun. But the billionaire doesn’t expect the competitive bidding to…Read More

Beijing Spies on Chinese Officials Gambling in Macau, Says Senior Lawmaker

Ho Iat Seng

The Chinese mainland officials who once piled the proceeds of their embezzlement onto the baccarat tables of Macau are a thing of the past, according to Ho Iat Seng, president of the enclave’s legislative assembly. Speaking to Chinese state-run media during a trip to Beijing this week, Ho claimed that the facial recognition technology used…Read More

Warren Buffett March Madness Pool Comes With $1M a Year for Life Prize, Derek Stevens Bets $363K

Warren Buffett March Madness odds

Warren Buffett is once again offering $1 million a year for life to any one of Berkshire Hathaway’s 377,000 employees who can correctly predict the first two rounds of NCAA March Madness. The odds are of course strongly in his favor that he’ll keep his cash. To win the top prize, an employee will need…Read More