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Penn National Partners with Jamul Indian Village for California Casino

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Penn National Gaming is moving into the California market with a new casino project in partnership with Jamul Indian Village, about 20 miles east of San Diego. The $360 million development still needs the blessing of the National Indian Gaming Commission for Penn to be approved as its management company, but that’s mostly seen as…Read More

Unlucky Seven-Year Descent as Atlantic City Falls Below $3 Billion

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It’s amazing what a difference seven years can make. Atlantic City – which was going strong and winning $5.2 billion from gamblers in 2006 – has seen seven straight years of declining revenues, culminating in the city’s 12 (now 11) casinos bringing in less than $3 billion in gambling revenues for the first time in…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Pays Off Bigtime for Lobbyists and Lawyers

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Everyone knows that when it comes to gambling, the house always wins. In the case of online gambling in New Jersey, it seems that the lobbyists and lawyers do pretty well for themselves, too. Support Services Make Bank According to disclosures posted by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the online gambling industry has…Read More

New Jersey’s Atlantic Club Closes Its Doors For Good

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Once upon a time, the Atlantic Club was the top-earning casino in all of Atlantic City. Owned back then by Steve Wynn, commercials featured luminaries like Frank Sinatra, making the Atlantic Club the hip place to be for chi-chi East Coast gamblers. But times change, and the Atlantic Club slowly found itself left behind by…Read More

Nevada Casinos Can’t Win for Losing for Fifth Straight Year

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It was bad news and sort of good news for the Silver State’s casinos  when Nevada’s Gaming Control Board released their annual Gaming Abstract Report late last week. The bad news was that Nevada’s 263 combined casinos experienced a fifth straight year of financial net losses; but the good news is that their actual intake revenues…Read More

Maine Casinos Oppose Expanded Gambling in State

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We may not agree with them, but we know there are plenty of reasons that people may oppose more gambling in their state, from moral objections to worries about problem gambling. But in Maine, gambling is finding an unusual opponent: the casinos themselves. Read Our Lips: No New Casinos Officials from the two Maine casinos…Read More

Genting Gambles in Florida with Uncertain Results

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They say money talks, but in Genting Resorts World’s case, it’s not been speaking as loudly as the company might like. Despite pouring $236 million into a 14-acre waterfront Miami spread back in 2011 and then sprinkling millions more into pressuring state politicians to “adapt” a construction law to accommodate a new $3 billion Resorts…Read More

MGM 2014 Outlook Points to Overall Growth and Recovery

MGM Resorts International

Looking for investment ideas for the new year? Consider MGM Resorts, is the word coming down from gaming analysts who are bullish on the gaming outfit. According to experts, MGM Resorts International hasn’t had such a bright outlook in quite awhile; the casino conglomerate has so many pending projects – both in the States and…Read More

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Gets Go Ahead for Massachusetts Casino

Mashpee Wampanoag Massachusetts casino

There are apparently two ways to build a casino in Massachusetts. First, you can get a town to show some interest in your proposal, negotiate agreements with that community (and all of the ones that surround it), win a vote there, get approval from state regulators, and then hope to win your regional license in…Read More

New Players in American Gaming Association Set to Lobby Congress Hard

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It’s a new year, and the winds of change continue to blow, in Washington, D.C. especially. And the casino industry’s most prominent trade association – which is a low-key way of saying “lobbying group” – is arming for battle, it appears, by bringing in some new senior staff to make their case to lawmakers, a…Read More

Middle Class Tourism Expands as VIP Market Slows in Macau

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Macau – now recognized as the #1 gambling revenue locale in the world – has had another record year, with a $45 billion intake in 2013, a number that represents an 18.6 percent jump from the year prior. And despite the fact that Las Vegas’ improvements from the year before were actually a bit higher…Read More

Bally Technologies Chief Counsel Retires as Company Forges Ahead

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Something that  cannot be denied is the fact that Las Vegas always has – and continues to today – set the benchmarks, trends and paradigms for how to run a gaming town. Even Macau – which has now far surpassed Las Vegas in terms of pure gambling revenues – still aspires to emulate Sin City’s…Read More

PokerStars Takes a Snipe at Bungled Atlantic Club Closure

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You have to hand it to PokerStars – the most-rejected online poker operator in America these days, labeled in Nevada and New Jersey as a “bad actor” and told to go sit in the corner for a few years – they don’t say die easily. And now the company’s executives are saying, stand back, America,…Read More

Las Vegas Revenues Rebounded Heartily in 2013

Las Vegas revenues 2013 November

It’s been awhile since Las Vegas could really post any very positive news about revenues, but 2013 appears to have been a watershed year financially for Sin City. Figures posted end-of-year by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show a whopping 22.6 percent spike in gaming revenues for the month of November, following a somewhat flat…Read More

Gambling Joining Wine and Love as Major Italian Pastimes

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For centuries, Italy has been known for its beauty and culture. Travelers from throughout Europe and around the world would come to the nation to vacation on the beaches of Tuscany, to enjoy fine Italian food, and to experience cultural landmarks that date back to the Roman Empire. Of course, you can still do all…Read More