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Maine Senate Rejects Gambling Expansion

Maine gambling legislation

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

Suffolk Downs Goes Head to Head with Massachusetts Historical Group

Historic barns Suffolk Downs Casino Revere, Massachusetts

Racetrack operator Suffolk Downs and casino outfit Mohegan Sun knew they had a lot of obstacles to overcome when they proposed a new casino in Revere, Massachusetts. They had to win over voters, overcome opposition groups in both Revere and Boston, work through state regulations, and beat a competing bid from Wynn Resorts aimed at…Read More

Caesars to Conquer South Korea with $794.7 Million Casino

Caesars Entertainment South Korea

Caesars Entertainment has received initial approval – but not a definitive gaming license quite yet – for the construction of a $794.7 million casino complex near the country’s capital city of Seoul on Yeongjong Island, six miles from Incheon International Airport. The proposed property – which would include three hotel towers with 760 rooms, and…Read More

First-Ever Jamaica Casino Plans Revealed by Developer

Celebration Jamaica

Jamaica’s first-ever licensed casino is set to get the go-ahead as early as this summer, with construction beginning as soon as the development order is granted, says the brains behind the multimillion dollar development. Robert Trotta told an audience of businessmen, investors, gaming experts and politicians – which included former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson –…Read More

Empire Resorts Reveals Plans for Potential Catskills Casino

Empire Resorts Concord Resort New York State gambling

Empire Resorts already has a hand in the New York gambling scene; after all, they currently run the slots parlor at the Monticello racetrack, which has proven to be a popular (if small) operation. But the company is now thinking bigger, as they have unveiled their plan to build a major casino resort in the…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Increases in February, But Growth Slows

New Jersey online gambling revenue

What goes up, must come down. Or, in this case, it must at least start going up more slowly. That’s the story out of New Jersey, where online gambling revenues continue to grow for the state – though not as quickly as they did in the last two months. Second Month Numbers Up The raw…Read More

Rhode Island Faces Competition from Impending Massachusetts Gaming

Twin River Casino Massachusetts Rhode Island

Gamblers and state officials in Massachusetts are starting to getting excited; after all, in the next few months, licenses will be awarded to up to three casino operators in different regions of the state to join the slots parlor in Plainville, and that’s going to mean a lot of new revenue for the state. It…Read More

New Hampshire House Defeats Casino Gambling Bill

Gov. Maggie Hassan New Hampshire casino bill

When it comes to casino gambling, the house always wins. But in some cases, that doesn’t necessarily refer to the casino itself. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have allowed the state to license a single casino in the state, continuing a tradition of the House voting down casino proposals…Read More

Caesars Interactive the Bright Spot for Parent Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Interactive Caesars Entertainment

Everyone knows that online and mobile gambling are the biggest growth areas in the gaming industry. But now, companies are starting to see the fruits of their marketing efforts as these segments show up on their balance sheets. Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) posted a 52 percent increase in revenues in 2013, becoming one of the…Read More

Ohio Casinos Fall $1 Billion Short of Year One Projections

Ohio casino revenues

There could be some cause for alarm in the Buckeye State: Ohio casinos have generated far less revenue than initially estimated during their first full year of operation, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and experts say it could be down to a failure to market themselves effectively. Huge Shortfall for Year One Regulatory…Read More

New Jersey Eases State Border Regulations for Online Gambling

Geolocation New Jersey online gambling

Good news: while you’ll still have to be in New Jersey to play on the Garden State’s online gambling sites – you won’t  have to be as inside them as you would have at the launch of the Internet casinos a few months ago. State gaming officials and casino executives have begun easing the parameters…Read More

Ultimate Gaming Adds Grist to the Reno Peppermill with Marketing Deal

Tobin Prior Ultimate Gaming Stations Casinos Peppermill Reno

In the gaming industry, it’s all about who you know, and now a new deal struck between Station Casinos’ Ultimate Gaming online poker site and some Northern Nevada casinos will drive traffic two ways, just the way casino executives like it. The joint marketing deal between Ultimate Gaming and Reno’s Peppermill Resorts, Inc. will see…Read More

Macau Revenues Soar to New Heights

Macau gambling revenues

Will the boom times ever stop in Macau? Casino operators certainly hope not, and the latest numbers out of the Chinese enclave suggest that there’s still plenty more growth to come before things start to slow down in the city. According to the latest numbers, casino revenues rose to 38 billion patacas ($4.8 billion) in…Read More

Cities, Tracks and Casinos Face Off Over Illinois Expanded Gambling

Chicago Illinois gambling expansion

The battle over expanded gambling in the Chicago suburbs is pitting race tracks, casinos and even the cities themselves against each other in a fight over who – if anyone – can offer more casino-style gambling in the state of Illinois. At a hearing last week at Tinley Park – located in a south Chicago…Read More

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