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A Decade Later, Macau Casinos Reconsider Using Junket Operators

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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

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  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

Nevada Senator Dean Heller to Introduce Anti-Online Gambling Bill

Dean Heller Nevada online gambling legislation

Federal legislation to prohibit all forms of online gambling except poker will be introduced “within the month or so”, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev) told sources this week. Heller has been working with his colleague Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev) to restore the strict interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, which was used to prohibit online…Read More

South Point in Las Vegas Kicks Off Online Poker with RealGaming.com

Real Gaming online poker South Point Casino

Step by step and inch by inch, the online poker industry in the US is returning. Following the launch of Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com in Nevada last year, a third operator has now made the leap to begin offering real-money gaming in the state. RealGaming Joins the Fray RealGaming.com – currently in its soft launch…Read More

New Mexico Approves New Navajo Nation Gambling Compact

New Mexico Navajo Nation gambling compact Governor Susana Martinez

The Navajo Nation was already in the gambling game, but now they’re set to become a powerhouse. The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a compact between the Navajos and the state, putting the tribe one step closer to greatly expanding their casino presence in the Land of Enchantment. First of Three Hurdles The…Read More

Volleys Continue in War Between Mohegan Sun and Wynn for Massachusetts

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Don’t you just love a good squabble? The rivalry between the two casino groups vying for the coveted license to build a resort in Massachusetts took on a new dimension recently, as the Mohegan Sun offered sharp criticism of its competitor, Wynn Resorts. Etess Takes on Wynn Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Mobile Apps Expected to Boost Revenue

New Jersey online gambling mobile apps

Let’s face it: while Atlantic City’s casinos are happy to have the extra money coming in from online gambling, the new industry in New Jersey hasn’t met the state’s lofty expectations quite yet. But officials, analysts and casino executives say that this should change in 2014, in large part because they expect gambling through phones…Read More

Florida Governor Rick Scott Says Seminole Gaming Compact is on Track

Florida gambling expansion Gov. Rick Scott Seminole tribe

When you think of Florida and the Seminoles, your mind may turn to Florida State’s championship football team. But the tribe has a lot more importance in the Sunshine State than that. There are a lot of moving parts that are critical to the future of gambling in the state of Florida, but none of…Read More

Peppermill Casino in Reno Fined $1 Million for Regulatory Snafus

Reno, Nevada Peppermill Casino Nevada Gaming Control Board

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is discovering what the U.S. Department of Justice has known for a while now: huge regulatory misdeeds mean big bucks for the oversight agencies in question. In the outfit’s second seven-figure punitive action in just the past few weeks, the NGC will be getting a cool million bucks from Reno,…Read More

Sands Website Hack Shutdown Continues as FBI Probes Whodunit

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Is it just us, or does it seem like the hackers are winning the war these days? Major hacking meltdowns with Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers during and after the holidays affected millions of U.S. customers, and now a nearly week-old hack of major casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation continues to be a…Read More

Gambling Ex-Wife of Sultan of Brunei Accuses Bodyguard of £12m Theft

Sultan of Brunei Miriam Aziz Fatimah Lim

In a tale worthy of any great novelist’s plotlines, Miriam Aziz – the 59-year-old ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei – has fessed up in court to some major gambling arrears played out in London’s toniest casinos, and the subsequent sale of £1million ($1,652,593) worth of fine jewelry to pay off some of her accrued gambling debts….Read More

New Jersey Lawmaker Suggests Casinos for State’s Poorest Cities

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What’s so special about Atlantic City? That’s been a question on the minds of New Jersey lawmakers for a while, as proposals for expanding casino gambling away from the seaside resort town have been floated around for years. Most of those proposals have centered on building at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford (where this year’s…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Picks Cromwell as Casino Name Amid Controversy

The Cromwell Caesars Entertainment

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, the great Bard said. The same, however, may not hold true for Las Vegas Strip casinos. Once slated to be called The Gansevoort – already an off-beat enough name, albeit a recognized hotel brand, for American audiences, at least – the tiny boutique hotel casino…Read More