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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

Israel and Nevada Share Many Bonds; Casinos Could Become One More

Israel Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

With all Israel is dealing with these days politically, you might not expect building casinos to be a high priority, but the Jewish state is apparently giving it some  thought. To that end, Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval – always the hustler for his state’s primary product, casinos – has been in talks with Israeli political…Read More

PartyPoker Grabs Early Edge in New Jersey Online Gambling Market

PartyPoker New Jersey online casinos

Remember the days when you couldn’t go more than ten minutes without seeing a PartyPoker ad on your television? It’s been a long time since PartyPoker ruled the airways – and the USA online poker marketplace – but it appears as though it may be happening again, albeit on a smaller – and now legal…Read More

Suffolk Downs Faces More Massachusetts Gaming Commission Hurdles

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Is it dead, or is it alive? That’s the question everyone in Massachusetts is asking about the Suffolk Downs casino plan, which is currently in a state of limbo reminiscent of Schrödinger’s cat. And while a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission may have given a few clues as to which way that board is…Read More

Macau Gaming Licenses Still Frozen, But Citizens Get Money for Nothing

Fernando Chui Macau Chief Executive

Want a Macau casino license? Too bad and take it off your holiday wish list; the country’s chief executive has made it very clear that no new ones will be forthcoming anytime soon. Fernando Chui – Macau’s chief executive – told the 2014 Legislative Assembly in his annual presentation that nothing will be changing vis-a-vis…Read More

Pennsylvania Senate Panel Enticed by Online Gambling Revenues

Pennsylvania online gambling

Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after the launch of online gambling in New Jersey, and not long after online gambling began in Delaware and the expansion of land casino gambling in New York, Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to think that this online gambling thing might be right for them after all. New Year’s…Read More