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Pro-MGM Springfield Lawmaker Says Casinos Won’t Be Economic ‘Silver Bullet’ for Massachusetts

A Massachusetts lawmaker who has been a supporter of MGM Springfield said over the weekend that casino gaming is not going to be the engine the state needs to sustain its economy. State Sen…. Read More

Rapper Fetty Wap Busted in Las Vegas on Battery Charges at the Mirage

Rapper Fetty Wap faces three counts of battery after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers arrested him Sunday morning at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. According to TMZ, the rapper, whose birth name is Willie… Read More

Alberta Grand Villa Casino Edmonton ‘Temporarily’ Cuts Back To Four Days a Week

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton is cutting back its gaming floor hours to four days a week due to a “weak economy” and inadequate transportation infrastructure in the Canadian city, according to a company statement…. Read More

Sahara Las Vegas Returns to North Strip as City Bids Goodbye to SLS and Sam by Starck

On Thursday, SLS officially reverted to The Sahara Las Vegas, the iconic brand that evokes Rat Pack-era hipness. The north Strip property is in the midst of a $150 million rebranding that will allow… Read More

White Supremacists Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Encore Las Vegas Nightclub

Two self-proclaimed white supremacists have been charged by police with making threats or conveying false information concerning acts of terrorism after they threatened to “shoot up” the XS nightclub at Encore Las Vegas on… Read More

Russia Casino Tigre de Cristal Benefits from Higher VIP Play Amid Macau Slowdown

Russia casino Tigre de Cristal is reporting a substantial surge in VIP play in the first six months of the year, as the Far East gaming venue is welcoming more high rollers during the… Read More

Circus Circus Tower Transforms into Dorms for Nevada-Reno Students Affected By Campus Explosion

For 1,300 students at the University of Nevada-Reno, the college life experience this year will be a little different, after the school signed an agreement with Eldorado Resorts to transform the company’s non-casino Circus… Read More

Four Offer Guilty Pleas in Mississippi Bribery Case Where Undercover Sheriff Got $2,000 in Casino Chips

Four men have agreed to plead guilty in a federal court in Mississippi for offering bribes to a county sheriff and a former corrections commissioner. The bribes included a one-time offer of $2,000 in… Read More

Las Vegas Sands Focusing on Tokyo or Yokohama for Japan Casino License

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has suddenly taken itself out of the running for a resort casino license in Osaka, Japan and instead will compete in the more populated cities of Yokohama and Tokyo. The… Read More

Synergy Blue Moves Headquarters to Las Vegas as it Pushes Skill-Based Video Games to Casinos

Synergy Blue, a company that’s looking to bring video game-style gaming to casinos announced on Wednesday that it has moved its headquarters to America’s gambling capital. The move to Las Vegas comes just a… Read More

DraftKings Announces Friday Grand Opening for Upstate New York Sportsbook at del Lago

The date has finally been set for DraftKings to open its sportsbook at New York’s del Lago Resort and Casino. At noon on Friday, representatives from both companies as well as local officials will… Read More

Officials Review Fatal Shooting In Laughlin, Nevada Of Armed Robbery Suspect Outside Aquarius Casino

Authorities are examining how police handled a man who allegedly attempted early Monday to hold up the Golden Nugget and later the Aquarius casinos in Laughlin, Nevada. Following a stand-off, he was shot dead… Read More

10 Things You’re More Likely to Walk Away with in Las Vegas than Gambling Wins

Given Las Vegas’ ever-increasing resort fees and parking rates, it might seem like the only way you can afford a stay in Sin City anymore is to hit it big on the casino floor…. Read More

Hard Rock to Close Temporarily While Being Transformed Into Virgin Hotel Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will shut down for approximately eight months next year as the Las Vegas property undergoes renovations. It will also be rebranded as Virgin Hotel Las Vegas. The location… Read More

Chicago Casino Proposal Unprofitable, Uninvestable, Says Feasibility Study

Chicago’s first casino would struggle to make money because it would be the most highly taxed gaming operation in America, according to a feasibility study released Tuesday by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB). The… Read More

Encore Boston Harbor Patron Melee to Get Reviewed by Massachusetts Officials

Encore Boston Harbor was the scene of multiple fights and rowdiness around bar-closing time early Monday, which led to several arrests of patrons at the new Everett Massachusetts casino. The suspects will head to… Read More

Ex-Con Vegas Entrepreneur Charles ‘Junior’ Johnson Will Return to Prison for Hiding Casino Funds from Feds

A former Las Vegas entrepreneur who went to prison on federal fraud charges more than a decade ago will return there. US District Judge Danny Reeves ruled last week in Lexington, Kentucky that Charles… Read More

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Hit by $12 Billion Lawsuit in Macau

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is facing a $12 billion lawsuit brought by a former business partner in Macau, Marshall Hao, and his company, Asian American Entertainment Corp (AAEC). The Taiwanese businessman claims that he… Read More

Regulators, Experts Say Ocean Casino Resort Faces Multiple Challenges as Luxor Takes Interim Control, Trustee Named

Ocean Casino Resort needs to overcome financial difficulties and other roadblocks, according to the New Jersey state Division of Gaming Enforcement and Casino Control Commission, as regulators last week gave Luxor Capital Group interim… Read More

Parx, Presque Isle Celebrate Opening Their Pennsylvania Sportsbooks

On opposite ends of the state, two Pennsylvania casinos celebrated the grand opening of their retail sportsbooks on Thursday. In Bensalem, near Philadelphia, Parx Casino cut the ribbon to showcase its new $10 million… Read More

$1.75 Billion Melco Crown Buyout Jeopardized Over Lawrence Ho Link to Blacklisted Company

An investigation is underway in New South Wales, Australia, after evidence presented to the Federal Parliament Thursday showed that Melco Resorts CEO Lawrence Ho was, until very recently, directly involved with a company that… Read More

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox Tells Analysts Macau Wynn Palace Needs Additional 1,300 Hotel Rooms to Accomodate Gambler Demand

The Wynn Palace is sending would-be guests away because of insufficient hotel rooms especially after selling out on busy weekends in Macau. Given the high-occupancy resort casino model, the lack of inventory to fill… Read More

Bernie Sanders Attacks Station Casinos and ‘Trump Supporting’ Fertitta Brothers Over Palms Union Clash

Sen. Bernie Sanders is no fan of Station Casinos tycoons Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. The left-wing Vermont Democrat, who is once again running for his party’s presidential nomination, was in Las Vegas on Saturday… Read More

Japanese Casino Market Will Be Third Largest in World, Not Second: Sanford Bernstein

Japan’s impending casino market will generate $8 billion in gross gaming revenues per year, according to a new report by Sanford Bernstein analysts. This would make it a smaller market than Nevada’s, which produced… Read More

Louisiana Mother, Two Others Charged with Leaving Toddler in Car While Hitting Truck Stop Casino

Three people were arrested in Louisiana on Friday evening on charges they left a toddler alone in a car at a truck stop casino. Those arrested include the child’s mother and her apparent boyfriend…. Read More