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Tribal Vote Fails to Halt Plan for Martha’s Vineyard Casino

Martha’s Vineyard casino tribal vote

Any plan to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard is sure to run into some serious opposition, and the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe still faces plenty of fights ahead if their plans to build are to become a reality. But on Sunday, those in favor of the casino won at least one key fight: a battle…Read More

China’s Weakened Yuan Likely to Hit Asian Casino Industry Hard, Analysts Predict

Yuan devalued Asian casino markets affected

China’s shock decision to devalue the yuan is likely to hurt East Asia’s burgeoning casino industry. That’s the word from experts in gaming, referring to properties in places other than Macau, which is suffering its own issues when it comes to gambling revenues these days. Casinos from Singapore to Korea and the Philippines have benefited from…Read More

Waitress at Rivers Casino Awarded Over $1 Million for Hostile Work Environment

Rivers Casino waitress lawsuit damages

Casino cocktail waitresses are expected to put up with quite a lot from the customers they serve, but just like at any other workplace, there are limits to what they have to deal with. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh found that out the hard way, as a federal jury has determined that the casino must pay…Read More

San Manuel to Offer Social Casino with GameAccount

San Manuel partners with GameAccount to offer social casino via simulated gaming platform.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, PokerStars’ allies in the fight for regulated online poker in California, has partnered with UK software provider, GameAccount, to offer social casino games online and on mobile via GameAccount’s Simulated Gaming platform. San Manuel was initially a member of the 12-strong tribal alliance that in 2014 was strongly…Read More

James Packer Crown Resorts Chairman Step Down Catches Most By Surprise

James Packer Crown Resorts resignation

Australian billionaire James Packer has resigned as chairman of Crown Resorts amid tumbling financial results. The often blustery businessman, who has been romantically linked with singer Mariah Carey in recent months, will be replaced by Rob Rankin, who is co-chairman with Packer of the Crown Resorts joint venture in Macau, Melco-Crown. We Belong Together Mariah,…Read More

MGM Springfield Approved for Delayed Opening

MGM Springfield delay preservation agreement

Massachusetts is eagerly awaiting the opening of their first Las Vegas-style resort casino, and they can rest assured that such a venue really is coming to the state. It just isn’t going to get here quite as soon as many there had hoped. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave their approval to move the grand opening…Read More

Penn National Almost Officially Approved to Buy Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas Penn National

Penn National has moved one step closer to acquiring the Tropicana Las Vegas in a $360 million deal, following a preliminary regulatory green light in Nevada. A.G. Burnett, head of the state’s Gaming Control Board, declared the deal to be for “the good of the state and the Strip,” as he signaled his approval for…Read More

Maryland Casinos Score Big with Best Revenue Month Ever in July

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Maryland July casino revenue record

Maryland casinos have the right to do some gloating this August. The small state’s land-based gaming properties are making bank. To put it all in context, northeastern casino expansion has been talked to death over the last few years. There’s the growth of the Pennsylvania gaming industry, the new casinos planned in New York and…Read More

MGM Sues Connecticut Over Alleged Unfair Casino Expansion

MGM Resorts International isn’t happy about what it sees as a missed opportunity to build a Connecticut property, even though the gaming operator is also midway towards erecting one in neighboring Massachusetts. Now, the company has fired the first retaliatory shots back across the Massachusetts-Connecticut border in the form of a lawsuit that seeks to put…Read More

Alabama Gambling Bill Moves Forward as Angry Voices Drowned Out in Senate 

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, gambling bill, SB 453

Alabama’s push to legalize casino gaming and establish a state lottery has passed its first test, but not without an eruption of dissent from the state senate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh’s (R-Anniston) SB 453 bill, which seeks to legalize casino gambling at the state’s four greyhound tracks, was approved by the Tourism and…Read More

New Bedford Considering Options Following Loss of Casino Project

New Bedford casino resort aftermath

A new casino was supposed to be exactly what the city of New Bedford needed to turn things around. But the southeastern Massachusetts city won’t be getting a new resort, and with that and other projects suddenly evaporating, city officials are upset and uncertain about how to move forward. Along with the casino, there was…Read More

Penn National Scoops Up Illinois Video Gaming Operator, Posts Strong Q2 Financials

Penn National Gaming Prairie State Gaming acquisition

Penn National Gaming, Inc. will acquire Prairie State Gaming (PSG), an Illinois operator of video gaming terminals (VGTs), for an undisclosed fee. The company adds the acquisition to its collection of some 31,000 gaming machines in 26 facilities across America. While Illinois lawmakers squabble about their budget plans, with the resulting standoff meaning that large…Read More

Battle Between Wynn Everett and Boston Continues to Escalate 

Steve Wynn Martin Walsh Boston

Casino tycoon Steve Wynn and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh aren’t exactly on the best of terms. And somehow, a recent conversation between the two that was meant to move the two closer to common ground only seems to have made matters worse. The two men have offered very different versions of a conversation that took…Read More

Ritz Club London Wins £2 Million Court Case Against Swiss No-Pay High Roller

Ritz of London lawsuit Safa Abdulla Al Geabury

The Ritz Club London, one of the city’s most exclusive members-only casinos, has won a £2 million ($3.1 million) lawsuit, plus interest, against a high roller who refused to pay his debts by claiming he is a gambling addict. The Ritz sued Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury, after the Swiss businessman went on a $2 million gambling…Read More

Alabama Citizens Want Vote on Gambling Expansion

Alabama gambling poll Del Marsh

Alabama voters may not all agree on exactly what form expanded gambling should take in their state, but it seems as though they are mostly on board with at least taking the idea to a vote. According to a new poll released by a group that wants to see gambling legalized in the state, nearly…Read More