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Las Vegas Sands Launches Global Philanthropic Program

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While we may not always be the biggest fans of his efforts to stamp out online gambling in the US here at casino.org, we are prepared to admit that Sheldon Adelson may not be all bad. Nope, we haven’t been on grandpa’s hooch again, we’re merely applauding the news that Las Vegas Sands Corp has…Read More

Caesars Asset Transfers Under Fire from Debt Holders

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In the last few months, there’s been more shuffling in the Caesars board room than at their blackjack tables. Assets have been moved between entities and debt has been restructured in an effort to keep the company healthy for the long run. But it seems as though some of the involved parties think Caesars has…Read More

New Hampshire Senate Sends New Casino Plan to House

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The New Hampshire House soundly defeated a proposal that would have brought a casino to the state just a month ago. Now it looks like it’s already time for them to debate the issue again. New Hampshire’s Senate passed a new casino gambling bill last week – one that they hope might get enough support…Read More

Boston City Councilor Sal Mattina Blasts Wynn for Ignoring Charlestown

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Another twist in the ongoing Massachusetts casino saga, as Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina hit out at Wynn Resorts last week for being “downright dismissive, disorganized and uncooperative.” LaMattina expressed exasperation during a Casino Commission hearing in which he sought to secure “host community” status for Charlestown. According to the 2011 Massachusetts Casino Act, host…Read More

Maryland MGM National Harbor Close to Breaking Ground

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Let it not be said that MGM Resorts sits around and knits doilies;  the Nevada-based gaming giant announced it will start work on its new Maryland casino imminently – just four months after the state granted it a license to build the $925 million resort in Prince George’s County, and only 11 miles from the…Read More

Macau Profits Continue to Rule the Casino Universe

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Ten years ago, when Las Vegas Sands chairman and i-gaming-hater Sheldon Adelson first invested in Macau, he claimed it would become the “Vegas of the East”. Today, it looks like it’s gone a step farther. While gambling revenue in Las Vegas has been falling short of expectations these days, Macau continues to go from strength…Read More

Springfield Massachusetts Debates MGM Casino Plan One Last Time

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When a city debates whether or not to host a casino, you can feel pretty confident that the same issues will come up time and again. And so it was no surprise that a community meeting on April 1 at the MassMutual Center over the proposed MGM Springfield casino saw many of the same arguments…Read More

New York State Casino License Applications Coming In at Top Dollar

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If you want to run a casino in New York State, you’d better have a healthy bank account accessible. Okay, so you probably already knew that: it’s not like building and operating a casino can be done with a few thousand dollars, after all. But the applications released by the New York State Gaming Commission…Read More

Table Games Beat Out Baccarat as Nevada Revenues Drop for February

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It’s hard to beat a record – and once you do, it’s even harder to do it a second time. That was the problem facing the state of Nevada in February, as they had set an all-time record in baccarat revenue in the same month last year, leading to the highest revenues the state had…Read More

Caesars to Close Harrah’s Tunica in Mississippi

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Harrah’s Tunica – the largest casino resort between Las Vegas and Atlantic City – is to close in early summer, Caesars Entertainment announced this week; the action will leave 1,300 of their casino employees jobless. Caesars has attempted to sell the underperforming casino for the last three years; however, the sheer size of the property…Read More

Downtown Las Vegas Prepares for Casino Worker Strike

The last time unions representing Las Vegas casino workers opted for major industrial action, it resulted in members of five unions picketing the now-defunct Frontier Casino for six years. Now, 20 years since the end of that particular stand-off, members of Culinary Union Local 226 – Nevada’s biggest union – have voted to authorize a…Read More

Putin Considers Crimea for Russian Gambling Zone

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It could be said that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a big gamble when he chose to annex Crimea from Ukraine, but there may be yet more gambling to come in the troubled region. According to apparently reliable sources for Bloomberg News, Russian officials are considering creating a gambling zone in Crimea in order to…Read More

US Indian Casinos See Declining Revenue Growth

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For decades, Indian casinos have been the meat and potatoes of the U.S. gambling industry. Outside of hubs like Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Native American-owned and operated casinos have flourished across the country, bringing much-needed revenues and jobs to tribes throughout America. But in recent years, the amazing growth enjoyed by these casinos seems…Read More

Casino Polls Find Support for Gaming Slipping in Massachusetts

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A new poll claims statewide public support for casinos in Massachusetts may be slipping. The research – conducted mid-March by MassInc Polling Group on behalf of local radio station WBUR – found that, of the 500 likely voters polled, 43 percent approved of the introduction of casinos to the state, while 46 percent did not….Read More

Maine Senate Rejects Gambling Expansion

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It seems like everyone else is getting in on the rapid gambling expansion in the northeastern United States, so why not Maine? That seemed to be the sentiment of many in the state, who saw plenty of other neighboring regions turn to gambling for additional revenues. But the Maine Senate has now put at least…Read More