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Gaming Control Board Holds Businesses’ Fate in Their Hands

It was just another monthly meeting of the Nevada Gaming Control Board on May 1, 2013. But for big businesses like Aristocrat Technologies, Pinnacle Entertainment, and GambleID, it might have been a nail-biter: the GCB has the power to approve or deny licensing of virtually anything gaming- related, and they take that job very seriously….Read More

Gambling Execs Living Large as Highest-Paid CEOs for Public Companies

Wanna make the big bucks? Maybe your mom told you to go into law or medicine, but the real money is in gambling. Not as a high-roller; as a casino executive. If you don’t believe us, check out these staggering paychecks recently revealed in the Sweet 16 rankings of CEO pay for public companies that…Read More

UltimatePoker.com Off to Good Start with Online Poker in Nevada

Even though technically you have to be in Nevada to play the first legal online poker ever in the U.S., that hasn’t stopped people in every state in America, and from 20 other countries abroad, from signing up to be part of history. Yep, looks like Stations Casinos-owned UltimatePoker.com, the first-ever regulated legal U.S. Internet…Read More

Vegas Strip and Macau Push MGM Resorts into the Black

Things are looking green over at MGM Resorts International: after some dicey P & L statements for the past few years, the first quarter of 2013 put the casino conglomerate in the black. They can applaud performances by their Las Vegas Strip CityCenter development,which pulled in an all-time earnings record, and its Macau cash cow,…Read More

Harder to Get into Nevada’s Black Book Than to Win an Oscar

The list is so select, only 33 active names are on it, and the nominees are so sparse, Roderick William Dee II is the first to be recommended for it by the three-member Gaming Control Board (GCB) in four years. But this probably isn’t a nomination that Dee hopes to see cemented; it will mean…Read More

Amaya Gaming Expands, But Ends Year in the Red

Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group Incorporated, an entertainment solutions provider for the gaming industry, has released financial results showing an increase of just below 292 percent in overall revenues for the last three months of 2012 to $37.19 million (Canadian). The gaming firm announced that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for the…Read More

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