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Downtown Grand Sued When Man Loses $500K in Alleged Blackout State

Downtown Grand Super Bowl 2014 Mark Johnston

Did you have a rough Super Bowl weekend, wagering-wise? Perhaps you bet on the Broncos, or maybe the blowout took all the life out of your Super Bowl party. Whatever the case may be, chances are you didn’t have the kind of issues faced by one serious gambler in Las Vegas, who says he lost…Read More

Junior Middleweight Champ Molina Jailed Before MGM Garden Fight Night

Carlos Molina Jermall Charlo MGM Grand Garden Arena

UPDATE March 8, 2014:  Carlos Molina was not released from Clark County Detention Center on Friday, and the Saturday MGM Grand Garden Arena fight was cancelled. It appears the primary reason was because technically Molina is considered an illegal alien and was wanted by immigration officials, despite having lived in the U.S. since age four….Read More

Caesars Entertainment Sells Properties to Subsidiary to Pay Down Debt

Caesars Entertainment Caesars Acquisition

Here’s a riddle: when does a Caesars location no longer belong to Caesars Entertainment per se? Answer: when they sell it to another company they own instead. That’s the unusual situation caused by a sale of four properties owned by Caesars to their own subsidiary; a move made to help restructure the company’s largely unsustainable…Read More

No New Casinos Allowed in Latest Florida House Gambling Bill

Florida House and Senate Florida gambling legislation

If you were hoping for a quick jaunt to the casino during your family’s next trip to Disney World, you might be in for a disappointment. A newly proposed bill in the Florida House of Representatives would increase oversight of the state’s gaming industry, but it wouldn’t allow for the creation of new Las Vegas-style…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Customer Data Stolen in Hacking Incident

Las Vegas Sands Corp. hackers stolen data

Most players who walk into a casino know that they’re likely to lose on any given night. But while they might expect the casino to possibly take their money, customers at one casino suffered losses of another kind when hackers gained access to their personal data. Computer hackers stole data from customers of the Las…Read More

Second Philadelphia Casino Applicants Battle It Out in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Sugarhouse casino

Five casinos are arguing that they’re the right fit for Philadelphia. One casino is saying that the city doesn’t need another gambling hall at all. And still others say they wish there wasn’t any casino gambling in the city to begin with. State Your Case Those were the arguments heard at a Pennsylvania Gaming Control…Read More

Gaming Consultants and the Casino Industry Too Inbred, Critics Claim

MGM Resorts Jim Murren gaming consultants

  Opponents of gambling in the U.S. have become critical of the way that some new state jurisdictions are employing consultants who – they say – have hidden agendas and are often employed by pro-gambling lobbies. Too Close for Comfort Cash-strapped states are turning to industry consultants to advise them about whether to legalize gambling…Read More

Former Atlantic Club Workers Swarm Golden Nugget Job Fair

Golden Nugget Atlantic Club Atlantic City

  When the folks at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City announced an “emergency jobs fair” to fill some newly created customer service spots, they could have hardly expected to be greeted by a cast of over a thousand job seekers lining up around the block. And yet the casino opened its doors this week to…Read More

Game On: Sands, MGM Vow to Spend Billions for Japanese Casinos

Japan casinos Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games

  It’s Sheldon Adelson’s favorite phrase: the casino magnate has pledged that he will spend “whatever it takes” to gain a foothold in Japan, should the country legalize land-based casinos, as is expected to be approved in time to have casinos in place for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Coincidently, Adelson also recently declared,…Read More

Prepaid Gambling Debit Cards Get Regulatory Thumbs Up in Nevada

Pre-paid debit cards Nevada gambling

Nevada has joined Atlantic City in approving the introduction of prepaid debit cards for use in its gaming devices, a move that is being praised by promoters of responsible gambling and casino operators alike. The cards – which are tied to a customer’s rewards account – can be used much like a traditional debit card,…Read More

Mohegan Sun Casino Proposal with Suffolk Downs Wins Revere Referendum

Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo Massachusetts casino license Mohegan Sun Suffolk Downs

It’s official: the race is on for the most lucrative gambling license in Massachusetts. The plan to build a casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack in Revere was approved by a wide margin on Tuesday, setting the stage for the racetrack and its operational partner Mohegan Sun to enter the competition for the Greater Boston…Read More

A Decade Later, Macau Casinos Reconsider Using Junket Operators

Macau casino operators junkets

Casinos are used to fighting each other for the biggest whales – those customers who might drop millions of dollars on a single night, or even at a single table – in a casino. But now, the Macau casino operators find themselves fighting against junket operators in an attempt to cut out the middlemen and…Read More

Today’s Revere, Massachusetts Vote to Decide Casino’s Fate

Revere, Massachusetts casino referendum vote

To build or not to build? That is the question before the voters of Revere, Massachusetts today, as the city will decide whether or not to approve a proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack. The vote will be coming at the end of a long, tumultuous process that has seen plans for a casino…Read More

Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey Team to Ice Plaza Hotel Downtown

Plaza Hotel Casino Las Vegas Wranglers ice hockey rink

  What could be more surreal than ice-skating in the desert? How about ice-skating on the roof of a very tall building in the desert? Yep, that’ll do it. Vegas has long been a center of major sporting arenas – from championship boxing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to NASCAR events at the Las…Read More

Las Vegas Strip and Macau Bring MGM Best Post-Recession Numbers

MGM Resorts International Las Vegas Strip Gambling revenues 2013

Further signs that Vegas is beginning to bounce back from the recession, and certainly some reasons to be cheerful for MGM Resorts International: the company’s Q4 and FY 2013 results – just out this week – show that revenues in the final quarter of the year rose 10 percent to $2.4b, while adjusted earnings rose…Read More