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Las Vegas Sands Breaks Ties with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Following dissatisfaction and an uneasy feeling towards the Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s ongoing legal issues, PricerwaterhouseCoopers has resigned as the official auditor of the casino empire, ending a partnership which spanned 25 years in the industry. No Reason Given The Wall Street Journal reports that PricewaterhouseCoopers recorded no official reason for cutting ties with its…Read More

WSOP 2013 – A Look At The Tournament To Come

WSOP 2013 – It’s Poker Time Again The WSOP 2013 will be opening its doors on May 29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Everyone who is anyone – and a few who are no one, but hoping to become someone, will descend on the venue to play poker in the…Read More

Atlantic City’s Mayor Less Than Dazzled by Christie Five-Year Plan

While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been pushing madly for online gaming for the Garden State, Atlantic City’s 11-year Mayor Lorenzo Langford says the guvner’s plans for his bailiwick have not produced dazzling results so far. “The numbers don’t lie,” said Langford about gaming revenue reports that show a 6.9 percent drop in 2011…Read More

MGM Resorts Frontrunner for Western Massachusetts Casino Project

It’s a kind of Miss America pageant for Massachusetts casinos, and it’s now down to the finalist round; MGM Resorts International is waiting tearfully with its Springfield, Massachusetts sash on, hoping her name will be called to represent the western part of the state as its only casino project. The announcement came recently that MGM…Read More

UltimatePoker.com Goes Live Online for Nevada Players

It’s a new day; online legal poker is kicking off today for Nevada players. After almost two years of trying to turn Internet poker into a legitimate entity, looks like Stations Casinos-owned UltimatePoker gets to go down in the history books as the first one to launch. Of course, as advertised, you’ll have to have…Read More

Win Wynn Situation for First Quarter Earnings at Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Maybe it was just a slight profit gain, but it was enough to exceed what industry analysts predicted: Wynn Resorts Ltd. first quarter 2013 earnings, that is.  Both Las Vegas and Macau out-performed expectations in both the hotel occupancy and gaming revenues areas. As they say, the rich get richer. Macau, now the world’s number…Read More

Japanese Casinos Could Be Next Big Asian Moneymaker

It’s a pretty well-known fact that Asians, as a group, love to gamble, and even stuffy mainland China is starting to open land-based casinos, (albeit in baby steps), so it seems like it’s about time that Japan jumped on board the money train as well. After many years of stalemates in attempts to get some…Read More

GameAccount Network Joins Foxwoods’ Tribal Group for Online Gaming Venture

In anticipation of Connecticut possibly coming to the decision to legalize real-money online gambling, the Connecticut-based Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino, has struck a deal with British firm GameAccount Network. The recently announced new deal between the two organizations will begin with the launch of a free-play online…Read More

Okada and Wynn Use Former FBI and Homeland Security Mercenaries to Do Battle

Maybe money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a damned fancy consultant to plead your case; witness the never-ending feud between Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn and Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, which has now been going on for almost as long as the War of the Roses, and is about as acrimonious. Homeland Security…Read More

Charges Dismissed Against Bronco’s Safety Quinton Carter; Bail Forfeited

First, the good news: charges filed by Las Vegas casino Texas Station against star Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter have been dropped. Now the bad news: he’ll be forfeiting the $1,000 in bail money he had to pay when initially arrested. But hey, what’s $1K to a pro football player? As long as he keeps…Read More

Bingo Addiction Leads to Jail Time for British Manager

Elizabeth Sutton, a British administration manager, recently pled guilty to stealing £73,566 ($112,556) in order to fund her online gambling habit, and was sentenced by the courts to more than a year and a half behind bars. Sutton stole the money from her employer, Camelot Automotive, in order to continue her online bingo addiction between…Read More

Mystery Crusader to Take Part in APT Philippines

This year, the Asian Poker Tour will see a special guest in the form of Mexican folk hero Zorro, as the Bodog Poker Network is sending an anonymous player disguised in the outfit to take his seat at the Asian Poker Tour in the Philippines. The idea behind the Zorro character is that whichever player…Read More

American Gaming Association Gets 2nd New CEO in 20 Years

It’s not quite like picking a new Pope, but for the American Gaming Association (AGA), selecting a new chief executive for only the second time in 20 years is a weighty task. After all, the person they pick will be leading a powerful group that includes the likes of Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas Sands Corp.),…Read More

Macau Baccarat Revenues Pulling Their Weight

What’s a little H7N9 virus, or a loss of mainland China gambling junkets, when you’re Macau, the most lucrative gambling region in the world? Even dings like that, which might affect less stellar revenue-creators than the Special Administrative District that draws some of the world’s biggest whales to its casinos, have not dimmed Macau’s first…Read More

Texas Gaming Reexamined; Trump Plaza Deal on Hold

Texas lawmakers – who for years have rejected measures aimed at legalizing slot machines and allowing full-scale casinos to be built in the state for which poker’s most famous game is named – may finally have to budge, after a study by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) showed that expanding legalized Texas gaming in…Read More