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November Nine Set for World Series of Poker Main Event, But No Daniel Negreanu

World Series of Poker November Nine 2015

The World Series of Poker Main Event has reached the November Nine, and while the tournament may not have the star power it had hoped for, there is no shortage of poker talent or interesting story lines at the final table. The last elimination of the WSOP took place in the early morning hours on…Read More

Boston Claims Wynn Resorts Knew of Criminal Ties To Everett Land

Wynn Everett, chemical plant

Wynn Resorts had knowledge that the plot of land it purchased for its $1.3 billion casino project in Everett, Massachusetts was part-owned by a convicted felon with alleged ties to the Mob, according to the City of Boston. The city is suing the state Gaming Commission over its decision to award the east Massachusetts casino…Read More

Vote On North Jersey Casino Unlikely In 2015

New Jersey casino expansion amendment

New Jersey officials and residents are still debating whether the state should approve new casinos in North or Central Jersey, the first that would exist in the state outside of Atlantic City. But while the prospect of building new venues to compete with regional competition from Pennsylvania and New York is intriguing, voters probably won’t…Read More

Detroit Casinos Making a Comeback as City Slowly Recovers from Recession Smackdown

Detroit casino revenues up bankruptcy

Detroit casinos could be signaling a slight revival in a city that was hit exceptionally hard by the recession. Once known as the Motor City before the auto industry largely disappeared to cheaper pastures, Detroit may be in the early stages of recovery following the city’s exit from bankruptcy last year, but at least one…Read More

Judge Allows Boston Lawsuit To Move Forward In Wynn Everett Case

Boston lawsuit Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders rejected a request by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of Boston, though the ultimate outcome of the legal action to stop the Wynn Everett from being built is still very much in doubt. Judge Sanders denied the request after the gaming commission…Read More

NY Casino License Bidding Process Receives One Applicant

Upstate New York Casino licenses, Tiago Downs

Regulators in New York State have slim pickings when they come to decide on the winner of the fourth Upstate casino license in the economically deprived Southern Tier region. Just one contender submitted a proposal for Monday’s deadline, while a rival pulled out at the last minute. The Tioga Downs racino in Nichols is the…Read More

Macau Revenues Down Again, But Some See Signs Of Hope

Macau revenues June 2015 down

Macau’s gaming revenues are continuing their seemingly endless tumble, falling again in June to make it 13 straight months of decline for the Chinese enclave. However, not all of the news coming out of Macau was bad for the casinos, suggesting that while the current trends are painful, there may be hope on the horizon…Read More

Guinness World Record for Exorbitant Crown Cocktail is Shaken, Not Stirred, as Back Story Emerges

The Winston Crown Melbourne PR scam

The Crown Casino in Melbourne may be stripped of a Guinness World Record due to a bizarre tale of a cheating Kiwi millionaire, a $32 million casino scam, a narrowly averted PR disaster, and the world’s most expensive free cocktail. The saga begins in September 2013, at the Crown Casino’s Club 23, a bar co-owned…Read More

Former Tribal Leader Tex McDonald Sentenced for Leading Armed Casino Assault

Tex McDonald, Chukchansi Gold Casino

A former California tribal leader has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for leading an armed assault on the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in October last year. Facing a possible life sentence for 27 counts that included assault and kidnapping, Tex McDonald accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced instead to 16 months…Read More

Former Hertz Exec Mark Frissora Now in Driver’s Seat as Caesars CEO

Mark Frissora Caesars President CEO

Mark Frissora is now president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, officially moving into the role that he had been fulfilling on a temporary basis since February. Frissora first took the riegns when Gary Loveman announced he would step down as CEO, making the former rental car executive the new president and CEO designate. Frissora,…Read More

China Relaxes Travel Restrictions To Macau 

Macau, travel restrictions, smoking ban

As Macau reports its 13th straight month of revenue declines, at last some good news for the troubled former Portuguese colony: Beijing has eased travel restrictions to the region. Soon, travelers from the mainland will be permitted to stay in Macau for seven days, as opposed to five, and will be permitted to visit twice…Read More

MGM Resorts Pushes for $1B Atlanta Casino, But Georgia May Not Have It On Its Mind

MGM resorts Atlanta Casino Ron Stephens

MGM Resorts International wants to build a $1 billion casino in downtown Atlanta that would “rival anything in Vegas,” according to a local legislator. The news comes on the back of legislation filed last March by State Representative Ron Stephens, chair of the state’s House Economic Development and Tourism Committee, that seeks to rewrite Georgia’s…Read More

Boston Issues Subpoenas In Gambling Commission Lawsuit

Boston Wynn Everett lawsuit subpoenas

The city of Boston is going full steam ahead with their plan to sue the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, issuing more than a dozen subpoenas to law enforcement officers, government officials, and individuals with connections to the site on which the Wynn Everett is set to be built. The lawsuit alleges that the gaming commission played…Read More

Trump Plaza Could Be Closed To Casino Gaming For 10 Years To Avoid Taxes

Trump Plaza deed restriction casino

Trump Plaza was one of the four Atlantic City casinos to close down last year, and there are no immediate plans to reopen the facility. But Trump Entertainment Resorts is taking steps to ensure that if the buildings are used again anytime soon, it won’t be as a casino. The company filed for a deed…Read More

Plainridge Park Casino Slots Parlor Becomes First Casino To Open In Massachusetts

Massachusetts Plainridge Park Casino slots

Casino gambling has officially begun in Massachusetts, as the Plainridge Park Casino opened for business on Wednesday. The slots parlor was the first venue approved by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and is the first step towards full casino expansion in the state. “Momentous” Day for Massachusetts State Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby was on hand…Read More