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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

Italy gambling Pavia

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

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Merriweather Suing Area Casino

Mike Merriweather Meadows Casino

Mike Merriweather was a staple of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense in the 1980s. From 1982-1987, he played with the NFL team, making three Pro Bowl games and recording as many as 15 sacks in a season. He was even named the team MVP in the 1987 season. Legal Proceedings Against Meadows Racetrack But that was…Read More

Melco Crown Sets Aside $340 Million Loan for Philippines Casino

Melco Crown City of Dreams Manila

Macau-based Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corp. is readying a loan of $340 million to help secure the future of its resorts and casinos group of companies, MCE Leisure Corp., in order to expedite the completion of the City of Dreams Manila integrated resort and casino project. The massive loan has been gathered from shareholder MCE…Read More

Want to Spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas? Bring Plenty of Cash

Las Vegas on New Year's Eve

Next to possibly New York’s Times Square, nowhere in the world says “New Year’s Eve” like Las Vegas. In a city that’s built on booze, sex and gambling, who doesn’t want to bring in 2014 where the party never stops? Naturally, that’s what the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is counting on, because…Read More

David Beckham Promoting Sands in Singapore and Macau

David Beckham Sands Macao Marina Bay Sands

It must be nice to be so famous, so adored, that you can pretty much sell anything to anyone for any price. And not that he needs the money with an estimated net worth of $300 million, but such is the situation for iconic retired soccer star and universally recognized hottie David Beckham – a…Read More

Mixed Emotions as Judge Okays Atlantic Club Shutdown

Atlantic Club Atlantic City Caesars Entertainment

When a veteran casino closes down, for the buyers and sellers, it’s just business. But for the casino’s employees, it’s the loss of a job, and sometimes, a life-long career. Such is the case for the Atlantic Club – open for the past 33 years in Atlantic City, and originally developed by iconic casino magnate…Read More

Revere and Mohegan Sun Strike Casino Deal in Massachusetts

Revere Mohegan Sun Suffolk Downs

There’s no guarantee that Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Sun will be able to build a casino in the city of Revere, Massachusetts. In fact, the whole project still seems like a long shot to just about everyone who isn’t directly involved in promoting it. But should the city and the companies involved beat the…Read More

Fertitta and Wynn Joining American Gaming Association for 2014

Frank Fertitta III Station Casinos American Gaming Association

Take your seats and get ready for some head-whipping interplay between power players: the American Gaming Association (AGA) – the Washington, D.C.-based primary lobbying arm for the major casino conglomerates in America – has some new constituents. It should make for an interesting year ahead as these casinos’ executives determine the course for gambling in…Read More

Foxwoods Eyes Fall River Massachusetts for Casino Do Over

Foxwoods Fall River Massachusetts Lizzie Borden

Foxwoods may have been rejected once in Massachusetts, but you know what they say: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the tactic being considered by Foxwoods, as they’re bouncing back from their first defeat in Milford in a referendum by considering moving to a new community and trying their luck again….Read More

Las Vegas Cabbie Returns Huge Cash Stash to Anonymous Poker Pro

Las Vegas cab driver

UPDATE: December 27, 2013: Although they usually say that no good deed goes unpunished, for once, someone who did the right thing has actually gotten rewarded for it: cab driver Gerardo Gamboa had a little merrier Christmas after receiving a $10,000 reward from the mystery poker player to whom the $300,000 in cash belonged, as…Read More

MGM Clears Springfield Massachusetts Suitability Check

MGM Springfield

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission must be filled with warm-heartedness this holiday season; just a few days after giving Steve Wynn their papal blessing with a suitability thumbs up for his planned Everett casino project in eastern Massachusetts, they have now done the same for MGM Resorts International and its prospective Springfield casino in the western…Read More

Wynn Recommends Changes to Massachusetts Gaming Laws

Steve Wynn Massachusetts Gaming Law

Steve Wynn still has a fight on his hands when it comes to getting a casino license for his proposed casino in Massachusetts, but that hasn’t stopped him from commenting on what the state should do with its current gaming laws. Wynn has suggested several changes to the state’s gaming regulations, including one that would…Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Use Holiday Attractions to Boost December Numbers

Las Vegas Christmas Bellagio

Las Vegas isn’t exactly the traditional winter wonderland that most people dream of when Christmas rolls around. And despite trying to rebrand itself as a family-friendly destination, the current marketing trends in Vegas are once again back to portraying the city as a hip, exciting destination for young gamblers. But that isn’t stopping casinos from…Read More

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Allows for Delayed Revere Vote

Revere Suffolk Downs Mohegan Sun

They say the house always wins, and right now, prospective casino operators Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun are definitely on a winning streak in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved a waiver to the standing deadline for operators to file applications – including certified referendum results from their host communities – by the end…Read More