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San Francisco Game Developers Conference Is Serious Business

If you’ve always wanted to be someone who designs those cool, high-tech casino slot games you’ve played, you better be booking a flight yesterday to this week’s Game Developers Conference (GDC)  in San Francisco; but don’t go up there looking for work unless your resume is dazzling.  Major recruiters like Bally’s Technologies aren’t playing around…Read More

Hawaii Just Says No to Gambling Study

You probably wouldn’t be too surprised to learn that gambling of any kind is banned in Utah; after all, the heavily Mormon state looks down on sinful activities of any kind. But Hawaii? How did the last state to join the Union get so persnickety when it comes to games of chance anyway? No Resolution…Read More

No Smoking Revel Going Up in Smoke with Bankruptcy

Just days short of a year since it opened to great fanfare, Atlantic City’s no smoking casino experiment Revel is looking to declare bankruptcy, based on federal securities regulators’ disclosure statements the casino filed earlier this week. Through the magic of high finance sleight-of-hand, some $1.5 billion in staggering debt will now be converted into…Read More

Toronto Casino Allegations Slow MGM, Wynn and Sands Developments

A recent report by The Toronto Globe and Mail suggests that Las Vegas casino corporations MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands could all struggle to obtain their intended licenses to operate in the Ontario, Canada area due to allegations of corruption and bribery carried out during their dealings in the Chinese region of…Read More

Massachusetts Casino Trends Survey Reveals Some Surprises

A survey of more than 3,000 New England residents conducted this week by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Policy Analysis reveals some interesting facts about Massachusetts’ casino-goer trends, and possibly those of the nation as a whole. Those surveyed spanned five New England states, minus Vermont, and were not exclusively casino-goers. Of those…Read More

Macau Gaming Revenues Through the Roof for March

The economy may still be crawling back on its belly everywhere else, but in Macau, money seems to be falling out of the sky, at least for its lucrative casino industry. A J.P. Morgan analyst estimates that March gross Macau gaming revenues for the world’s most successful gambling destination ever will top out at $3.67…Read More

Chinese Laundry Through the Slots: Money Laundering Alleged for Med Tech Firm

You think you have a gambling problem? How about $116,000 per month on a slots habit? That’s how much Bi Xiaodong, wife of China Medical Technologies (CMT) CEO Wu Xiaodong, is rumored to have pumped into the high roller slot machines at Las Vegas’ upscale Wynn and Bellagio casinos between 2005 and 2010, playing with…Read More

Little Less Conversation, Little More Retraction for Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment will be forking over $225,000 in fines to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement shortly, but the fines are for the bad behavior of a major client that went unchecked in Las Vegas. Already confused? The plot for this one has more drama than Caesar and Cleopatra themselves, and shows the delicate…Read More

Palms Sports Book Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charge

A 30-yr-old Palms Casino sports book employee has pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, following allegations of a multiperson scheme that bilked the casino out of more than $800,000. Kassie Baker, who is currently free on her own recognizance, received the indictment from a federal grand jury last July along…Read More

Crown Casino Scam Takes $32 Million

Events at the Crown Casino in Melbourne have led to the famous casino being cheated out of $32 million, the most anyone has ever managed to cheat from the casino since its establishment 19 years ago. Little is known about the number involved in the cheat so far, but reports say that a high roller…Read More

NFL Player Quinton Carter Charged with Swindling Casino

NFL player and Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter faces up to 18 years in prison after being arrested last week for allegedly cheating at a Nevada casino. He’s been charged with 3 counts of committing a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, each of which carries a possible prison sentence of one to six years,…Read More

MGM Stock Gets Boost as Kerkorian Eyes More Shares

Gaming news is like a dizzying ping pong match these days: one day it’s all doom and gloom (Atlantic City’s revenue slump) and the next its butterflies and roses (Genting building on the old Echelon site). Get ready to whip your head to the left yet again; 95-yr-old Kirk Kerkorian’s private investment arm, L.A.-based Tracinda…Read More

Baltimore Casino Construction Temporarily On Hold Following Lawsuit

A group of five area citizens have brought construction on Ceasars Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street in south Baltimore to a grinding halt. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Yolanda Tanner issued a temporary restraining order in light of the lawsuit, halting construction crews which had just begun work on the site this week. The citizen group…Read More

1,400 Layoff Notices for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino Staff

1,434  of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino workers have been served layoff notices, warning them they may lose their jobs on May 10. By that point, the hotel ownership is expected to have transitioned from the current owners, to the new owners, the Meruelo Group. The notices are largely seen as a formality…Read More

Atlantic City February Gaming Numbers Hit the Skids

Just a few weeks since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie finally approved an intrastate Internet gambling bill for his province, and the Atlantic City land casino business is not looking good.  February revenue numbers are in and showing a 12.5 percent slide; given that January also showed a double-digit drop, that’s not making Christie look…Read More