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New Mexico Tribe Sues State Over Gambling Compact Negotiations

Pojoaque Pueblo New Mexico gaming compacts

It’s no secret that the compact negotiations between American Indian tribes and states concerning casinos and other gambling facilities can be contentious during the best of times. On the one hand, states are often reluctant partners who want to get as much financial benefit as possible without allowing tribes to offer unrestricted gaming on their…Read More

No Takers Yet for Atlantic Club Auction As Union Makes Demands

Atlantic Club auction Atlantic City

UPDATED DEC. 22: Finally a taker for the Atlantic Club, but perhaps not what the casino had in mind: Caesars Entertainment has reportedly put in a bid for the beleaguered property, but then plans to shut it down as early as January 13, 2014. Colony Capital LLC – the outfit that currently owns Atlantic Club…Read More

Colorado Online Gambling Could Be on Legislators’ Docket in 2014

Colorado online gambling

With legal online gambling in the United States up and at ’em in three states already – Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey – it seems like new states are considering joining the party every month. One of the next states that could join those who have already regulated online gambling might just be Colorado, which…Read More

Edgewater Casino Overhaul in Vancouver Given Conditional Approval

Edgewater Casino Vancouver Canada

When you think of Vancouver, chances are that Vegas-style casino gambling isn’t the image that comes to mind. But that’s exactly what the western Canadian city in British Columbia has approved, as the city’s Development Permit Board approved a bill to put a luxury resort-casino next to the stadium known as BC Place. Former Olympic…Read More

Golden Nugget in New Jersey Cleared for Online Casino License

Golden Nugget Atlantic City New Jersey

If you’re in the Garden State and haven’t yet been convinced to play the Internet with Caesars, the Borgata, or the Taj Mahal, we have good news: even more options are on the way for New Jersey online gamblers. The Golden Nugget Atlantic City has gained permission from New Jersey state casino regulators to begin…Read More

Murder at South Point Casino as Las Vegas Winds Up a Deadly Year

Matejs Balodis South Point Casino Hotel

It’s been a murderous year on the Las Vegas Strip, and another killing early this week has to have tourism officials worried about the repercussions. Ironically, the latest homicide took place at the Strip’s South Point Hotel Casino, where one of the city’s biggest annual events – the National Finals Rodeo – has just bailed…Read More

New Attractions and Casinos Set for 2014 as Las Vegas Slowly Rebounds

Las Vegas Strip Resort World Las Vegas

There haven’t been any miracles in Las Vegas following the deafening thud of the recession that hit back in 2008, but little by little, slowly but steadily, Sin City is coming back from its TKO and standing on its feet again. With casino revenues once more slightly up from the previous year – 2.4 percent…Read More

Oneidas and Cayugas Pass the Peace Pipe Over Casinos in New York State

Oneidas Cuyagas New York State

Looks like the New York State Indian tribes are smoking the peace pipe; the Oneida Indian Nation has said in court that it will not block a casino project by the rival Cayuga Nation, despite the technicality that it would fall within the geographic parameters of the Oneida’s casino monopoly in the area. With that…Read More

Sheldon Adelson’s EuroVegas in Spain Goes Up in Smoke

EuroVegas Spain Sheldon Adelson

Adios, señores y señoras. There will be no EuroVegas in Madrid after all. After prolonged battles with Spanish nationals and the government over issues such as public smoking laws and even bringing a casino to the ancient country at all, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s CEO Sheldon Adelson made the decision late last week to pull…Read More

Same Time This Year: Another Megabucks Jackpot Hits in Las Vegas

Megabucks

There must be something in the air in the desert at this time of year. Last year in mid-December, a woman playing an International Game Technologies’ Megabucks slot machine used gaming credits earned to hit a $17.3  million jackpot at the M Casino; now a Florida man has hit a $10.3 million one at the…Read More

SLS Las Vegas Has Gaming In Its Place At 30 Percent of Revenue Outlook

SLS Las Vegas Cosmopolitan

One thing about Las Vegas: you have plenty of role models to choose from when it comes to building a new property. What works, what doesn’t work, what makes money, and what flops on its you-know-what. Learning from Missteps With that in mind, the under-construction SLS Las Vegas – going up on a key Las…Read More

House Subcommittee Hears Both Sides in Federal Online Gambling Debate

Sheldon Adelson American Gaming Association federal gamblng regulation

It was Adelson vs. the American Gaming Association last week, as a Congressional subcommittee convened in Washington, D.C. to share views regarding online gambling. If you’ve been following us at all of late, you’ll know that Sheldon Adelson – the billionaire casino mogul chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation who is adamantly anti-online gambling –…Read More

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Okays Revere Vote While Caesars Sues

Massachusetts Gambling Commission Revere Sulfolk Downs Caesars

Suffolk Downs may well have their modified casino plan approved by Revere voters – but the state of Massachusetts isn’t taking their word for it. The gambling commission announced this week that they’re willing to allow a Revere-only version of the Suffolk Downs casino plan to go forward, but only if race track/partner Mohegan Sun…Read More

MGM Clears Hurdles in Massachusetts; Gaming Commission Still Must Okay

MGM Resorts Springfield, Massachusetts

Just when you thought no one would ever be good enough for Massachusetts’ insanely fastidious gaming commission, the MGM actually earned their approbation this week. The commission’s investigative arm – which could have its own TV series called “MGC P.I.” – recommended that MGM Resorts be found suitable to move forward with their Springfield casino…Read More

Abbott Proposed Legislation Would Scrap Australian Gambling Reforms

Prime Minister Tony Abbott gambling reform

When Australian legislators eventually agreed on a watered-down version of gambling reforms last year, there were plenty of critics saying that the moves were barely better than doing nothing at all. Now, the new government seems set to test that theory, as they’ve proposed doing away with even the modest changes that the reforms would…Read More