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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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Shuttered Casablanca Casino in Philippines to Reopen Soon, Aussie Financiers Say

Casablanca Casino Hotel Stotsenberg PAGCOR

A Philippines casino shut down by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in February will be ready to reopen soon, according to the Australian investment group that bought the property a year earlier for $26 million. The Casablanca Casino in Angeles City, Philippines, was forced to close when its parent company, Frontier Capital Group,…Read More

MGM Blindsides Connecticut with Surprise $675 Million Bridgeport Casino Bid

MGM Bridgeport, Connecticut proposal

MGM Resorts on Monday submitted a shock bid to build a $675 million casino in Bridgeport, on Connecticut’s southwest coast and within travelling distance from New York City. The casino giant’s apparently unsolicited proposal has rolled a political grenade into Connecticut, which has authorized the creation of a “satellite casino” just inside its northern border,…Read More

$10 Million Megabucks Jackpot Hit at Henderson Casino by New Local

Megabucks jackpot Fiesta Henderson

A Megabucks jackpot totaling $10,192,522.80 was hit at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino over the weekend by a man who only recently moved to the state of Nevada. Roger, who withheld his last name while talking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, told the newspaper that he relocated to Henderson from Virginia just a couple…Read More

Straub Dismissive of Suitor’s $225 Million Offer for Revel Casino in Atlantic City

Glenn Straub denies knowledge of Revel bid

Revel, Atlantic City has a determined suitor, although its current owner, the eccentric Florida property developer Glenn Straub, is either oblivious or he’s playing it coy. New York-based private investment firm Keating & Associates has announced it has offered $225 million for the property, a small increase on the $220 million it bid earlier in…Read More

Casino Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Borrowing $1.4B to Finance Houston Rockets Purchase

Tilman Fertitta Golden Nugget

Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of Golden Nugget casinos and star of the CNBC series Billion Dollar Buyer, announced last week a senior note offering scheduled to raise $1.415 billion in capital that he’s expected to use to acquire the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Under the issuing, Fertitta’s privately owned Landry’s Inc. and Golden Nugget…Read More

Japan Snap Election Threatens to Pigeonhole Casino Regulation Rollout

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mulls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is mulling the idea of an October snap election in a bid to consolidate power in the Diet while opposition is weak. But such a move would delay the process of casino regulation until next year, analysts said on Monday. A snap election, which cannot occur under the US political…Read More

Stephen Hung’s Ultra-Luxury Macau Resort Nears Completion

Stephen Hung The 13 Macau

Flamboyant Hong Kong businessman Stephen Hung is nearing completion on his $1.3 billion hotel resort named The 13. Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes told reporters on Wednesday that the agency is ready to inspect the property once a formal request is filed. The news that the ultra-luxury hotel is…Read More

Gambling Study That Asked Participants to Cuddle Live Crocodiles Wins ‘Ig Nobel’ Prize 

Crocodile-based gambling research wins Ig Noble award

How would embracing a live crocodile seconds before hitting the blackjack tables affect your ability to execute optimal strategy? That’s (sort of) the question a team of researchers at Central Queensland University (CQU) grappled with back in 2010, and at long last their research has been recognized this week with an “Ig Nobel Prize.” Ig…Read More

Economic Uncertainty Returns to Macau as Beijing Escalates Anti-Corruption Drive

Casinos make up the Macau skyline

Macau’s economic rebound continues, and even appears to be typhoon-proof. But another ill-wind blew past the Cotai strip last week as analysts warned that Beijing had “escalated significantly” its anti-corruption campaign, injecting uncertainty into the casino resort industry in Macau. Analysts for investment research firm Bernstein noted on Thursday that a large increase in “anti-graft…Read More

Lawrence Ho Unloads Tigre de Cristal Stake in Russia’s Primorsky Gambling Zone

Lawrence Ho sells shares in Tigre de Cristal

Melco’s Lawrence Ho has slashed his stake in Summit Ascent Holdings, developer of the new Tigre de Cristal casino resort in Russia’s eastern Primorsky gambling zone. The Macau-based casino mogul sold $21.3 million-worth of shares last week, according to a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, reducing his stake in the company from 27.06…Read More

RV Parking at Casinos a Boon for Travelers Looking to Recharge, Eat and Gamble

regional casinos RV parking

It’s a trend that RV owners are loving: regional casinos across the United States often have ample parking space to accommodate overnight motor homes and travel trailers, and retirees and vacationers are taking full advantage of that fact. With gambling venues now spread from the Atlantic to the Pacific, RVers traversing the country have plenty…Read More

NFL Ratings Fumble in Week One, Sports Betting Legalization Hyped as Solution

NFL ratings sports betting

NFL ratings were down 13 percent in week one of the regular football season compared to 2016, and supporters of ending sports betting prohibition in all but Nevada are arguing that liberalizing the industry would help stop the declining audience trend. NFL executives are blaming hurricanes Harvey and Irma for their dismal 2017 debut, saying…Read More

Sioux Falls Police Catch Casino Robbers Looking to Fund Meth Deal with Stolen Loot

Crown Casino Sioux Falls South Dakota robbery

Two men’s plan to rob casinos in Sioux Falls, South Dakota so they could buy methamphetamine in California, then return to the Midwest and sell the drugs, didn’t pan out very well. The two allegedly carried out three armed casino thefts, but both were in jail 10 days later, before they could travel to the…Read More

Lebanon’s Casino Du Liban Insists It’s Safe, Despite US Embassy Alert to Stay Away

Lebanon Casino du Libon terror alert US embassy

The Casino Du Liban, Lebanon’s only casino, has downplayed a terrorism alert issued by the US Embassy in Beirut and moved to reassure its visitors of their safety. The casino, built in 1959 when Lebanon was far more Westernized, is just under 14 miles north of Beirut. In a message sent out to its employees…Read More

New York Counties Begin Reaping Financial Tax Rewards of Upstate Casinos

New York counties casino tax

New York counties have more tax money in their coffers than in years past thanks to the liberalization of gambling in the northern part of the state. As local governments begin planning their 2018 fiscal budgets, they’re pleasantly afforded new income to fund everything from education to senior citizen programs. In Tompkins County, for example,…Read More