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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

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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

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

Maine Casinos Oppose Expanded Gambling in State

Maine casinos

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

Resorts World Miami Genting Gulfstream racetrack Miami, Florida

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

American Gaming Association AGA online gambling legislation

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

Macau Chinese tourists

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