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Caesars Casino Heist Suspects Apprehended in Atlantic City

Caesars Atlantic City

Caesars Atlantic City now knows a disgruntled former security guard was one of eight suspects who have been charged in connection with last month’s armed heist at the casino property. Izyiah Plummer, 19, of Atlantic City, who had recently been fired by the casino, apparently used his insider knowledge of the movements of cash in…Read More

New Jersey Regulators: “We Can’t Make Casinos Stay Open”

Showboat Casino Atlantic City

With four Atlantic City casinos potentially closing this year, many in the city as well as greater New Jersey are understandably shocked. Keeping those casinos open just a little longer might help soften the blow a bit by giving employees and officials more time to plan for the future. But while that might be nice,…Read More

Gamblers with Phil Ivey Ties Sue Foxwoods for Millions

Cheng Yin Sun

Phil Ivey edge-sorting pal Cheng Yin Sun is one of three gamblers suing Foxwoods Casino Resort for over $3 million in withheld winnings. Although Ivey is not directly involved in the Foxwoods case, Sun and Ivey are both currently the subject of a court case brought by the Borgata in Atlantic City, which is seeking…Read More

Caesars Interactive Grows, But Caesars Overall Still Stalled

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), as a part of Caesars Growth Partners (CGP), has been lauded as a bright spot for the Caesars brand. At a time when the company is dealing with tremendous debt and lawsuits with bondholders, CGP is overseeing online operations and other areas of growth as part of a strategy to reorganize…Read More

Revel Casino in Atlantic City Will Close in September

Revel Casino in Atlantic City

The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has lived a troubled existence. In the two years it’s been open, it has never been able to find its New Jersey audience, and has twice landed in bankruptcy court. Still, given the brand new facilities, it seemed unthinkable that someone wouldn’t buy this property and try to…Read More

Macau Casino Workers Want Better Pay

Casino worker protest in Macau

Macau casinos are taking in money hand over fist. Even though the rate of growth is slowly, revenues continue to rise in the Chinese gambling enclave, which takes in about seven times as much in casino winnings as Las Vegas each year. This suggests that there should be enough money to go around for everyone…Read More

First South Korea Casino Expected in 2017

Seven Luck Casino in South Korea

Caesars Entertainment has made headlines over the past year for their plan to bring an integrated casino resort to South Korea. But while that project may have had most of the buzz stateside, a local operator plans to beat them to the market. Paradise Co. Ltd., South Korea’s largest casino operator, plans to open up…Read More

Ex Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon Dethroned at Crown Casino

Former Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon

It was some embarrassment this week for Paul Lennon, retired Australian Labor Party politician and former Premier of Tasmania, who was 86’d from Melbourne’s Crown Casino after reportedly acting up at the poker table. Australian media reported that casino security was called after Lennon caused a disturbance in a “$2 game” (although we think they probably…Read More

Donald Trump to Sue Trump Entertainment Over Branding

Donald Trump, former CEO of Trump Entertainment

As if Trump Entertainment Resorts didn’t have enough problems, Donald Trump is now suing the company for the continued use of his name. The billionaire developer and reality TV star filed a lawsuit earlier this week, calling for the Trump name to be dropped from two Atlantic City casinos he used to own: the Trump…Read More

Caesars at War with Investors Over $24 Billion Debt

Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman

The battle between Caesars Entertainment and its bondholders was ramped up a notch this week as the casino giant filed a lawsuit against a large portion of its investors, claiming they are attempting to impede the company’s efforts to restructure its debt process, a process that is necessary to avoid bankruptcy. Despite being the best-known…Read More

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants Atlantic City Redo

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney

Atlantic City is far removed from its glory days, when it was considered second only to Las Vegas in the American casino scene. And now, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) has asked the city, the gaming industry, and officials from around the state to come up with ideas for how Atlantic City can “reinvent…Read More

James Packer Tackling Las Vegas, Again

Australian casino mogul James Packer

Australian casino mogul James Packer has had rough experiences investing in the American gaming market in the past. But that hasn’t dissuaded the dynamo from Down Under from placing another bet in Las Vegas. Packer’s Crown Resorts has bought a vacant plot of land on the Las Vegas Strip with the intention of developing the…Read More

Las Vegas Bounces Back, But US Markets Flounder Elsewhere

Las Vegas bounces back

Las Vegas is officially on the up, but that didn’t stop Moody’s Investors Service from downgrading its view of the US casino gaming market from “stable” to “negative” recently. Yes, while the Las Vegas Strip is about to experience its fifth annual gaming revenue gain since the economic downturn of 2008, regional markets elsewhere in…Read More

Fremont Street Draws More Tourists and More Cops

Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is becoming a popular tourist destination.

As Las Vegas continues to bounce back from the economic downturn, with the Strip posting its fifth annual revenue increase in a row, Sin City’s Fremont Street area downtown is experiencing a renaissance as well. In fact, the recent regeneration of Fremont Street and its environs is attracting so many visitors, Metro Police are being…Read More

Bellagio Gunman Arrested After Splashing Cash on Hookers

Scott Alan Carmitchel, a Bellagio robbery suspect, was arrested this week in Las Vegas and remained uncooperative with authorities.

Bellagio armed robbery suspect Scott Alan Carmitchel was arrested by Las Vegas police this week at the Hard Rock Hotel and charged with battery, grand larceny, burglary, and robbery with a deadly weapon. Carmitchel, 34, who hails from Kansas, has a lengthy criminal history, is accused of entering the Bellagio casino on the evening of Friday,…Read More