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Wynn Mocks Mohegan Sun Massachusetts Casino Plans

Steve Wynn Wynn Resorts Mohegan Sun Massachusetts Gaming Commission

The battle for a Boston-area casino has been embroiled for months now, between regulatory nitpicking, changes in locale based on voting referendums, and some departures by major players who got sick of dealing with what they perceived as ridiculous bars for business dealings. In fact, you could call it “The Brash and the Dutiful.” Wynn…Read More

Caesars, MGM, Wynn Get Serious About Osaka Casino Talks

Osaka casino pachinko Wynn Caesars MGM

The race for a casino in Japan is starting to heat up, and it seems as though Osaka may be the top target of investors and casino developers worldwide. At the moment, at least three major casino operators are in talks with the Osaka government about plans to build a massive casino resort – one…Read More

Billionaire Asian Moguls Duke It Out for Bloomberg Richest Rating

Lui Che-Woo Bloomberg Billionaires

In a world of uber-wealth – with many of the wealthiest on earth now from Asian countries – it takes some serious cash to be the richest of the rich; sort of like being crowned Miss Universe from out of a bevy of stellar beauties. And just like Miss Universe, sometimes the votes get tallied…Read More

Bitcoins Go Legit for Nongaming Sales in Two Las Vegas Hotels

Bitcoins Derek Stevens downtown Las Vegas

One thing you can say definitively about the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoins: they know how to stay in the news. Whether its the digital currency’s fluctuating exchange rate (which has mostly been somewhere inside the $900+ mark the past month) or alleged affiliations with darknet sites like illicit-trade site Silk Road, Bitcoins are definitely front-of-mind…Read More

Suffolk Downs Plans with Mohegan Sun Blasted for Environmental Issues

Suffolk Downs Mohegan Sun Revere Massachusetts

It’s starting to look like opponents and supporters of the Mohegan Sun casino plan in Revere, Massachusetts will be fighting tooth and nail at every opportunity over whether the project can move forward. The strange thing is that it looks a lot like they’re having the same exact fight over and over again. Environmental Docs…Read More

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 Cancelled When Fake Chips Detected

Borgata Winter Open Event #1 fake chips

They say that all you need to win a poker tournament is a chip and a chair. Of course, having a few extra chips will improve your odds – and some players don’t seem to care where those chips come from. Regulators Cancel Event The first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open at the…Read More

US Casino Expansion Continues to Pump Up in 2014

US casino expansion 2014

It might be hard to believe, but it wasn’t that long ago when casino gambling in the United States was confined to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and a few outposts in the south such as Biloxi. Now it might seem like there’s hardly a place throughout the nation where you’re more than a couple hours…Read More

Poker Blogger Jay Newnum Gets Probation After Foxwoods Tip Box Theft

Jay Newnum poker blogger Foxwoods Casino

When you’re a poker blogger/reporter hired to cover a good-sized tournament at  a major land casino, probably making a move on the dealer’s tip box is not your best decision ever. Apparently, not everyone grasps that reality, and now from the “what were you thinking” files comes news that 41-year-old probably-not-anymore poker blogger Jay Newnum…Read More

Old-School Style Bermuda Casinos Likely Coming Soon

Bermuda casinos

Dust off your 007 tuxedo or chiffon evening wear: Bermuda is close to finalizing plans for classic casinos – with the look and feel of those James Bond classic movies – and they’re aiming for predominantly upscale table games, and the appropriate tourist crowd to go with. Casinos are Coming Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell announced…Read More

Suicide on Hoover Dam Bridge Shines Light on Las Vegas’ Dirty Secret

Hoover Dam Las Vegas suicides

Beyond the endless glare of the bright neon lights and the sounds of slot machines, cocktail glasses and sexy encounters, lies a much, much darker and grimmer reality in Sin City: a seldom-reported fact – and one that many hotels go out of their way to keep out of the media – is the actual…Read More

Penn National Partners with Jamul Indian Village for California Casino

Hollywood Jamul casino San Diego California

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

Atlantic City casinos online gambling New Jersey

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

Lobbyists Lawyers New Jersey online gaming

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

Atlantic Club PokerStars New Jersey

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

Nevada casinos net revenues

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