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MGM Empire City Casino Execs in Yonkers Push for Live Table Games, But Key New York Politicians Push Back

MGM Resorts International recently acquired Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York — 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan — and now the gaming operator wants to expand its offerings beyond just slots to live classic table games like blackjack and baccarat. But not everyone in the surrounding area is in favor. Empire Casino CEO…Read More

LVS v Richard Suen Trial Underway, Hong Kong Businessman Demands $376 Million

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Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen wants Las Vegas Sands Corp. to pay him $347 million for services rendered to the gaming giant in Macau in the early 2000s. But a lawyer for LVS said the absolute maximum Suen deserves is $3.76 million — and at a push. This is the trial to decide the exact…Read More

FanDuel Pierces Philly Market with New Valley Forge Casino Sportsbook in Pennsylvania

DFS giant FanDuel opened its latest sportsbook on Wednesday afternoon, officially entering the Pennsylvania market. The FanDuel Sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort gives the company a presence in the Philadelphia market with its location in King of Prussia. The facility seats at least 30 customers, meaning its 29 video screens to display both games…Read More

Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn File Motions to Dismiss $3 Billion Boston RICO Lawsuit

Wynn Resorts

Both Wynn Resorts and its former chairman and CEO, Steve Wynn, have hit back at a lawsuit that accuses the company of racketeering in relation to its bid to secure licensing for the Encore Boston Harbor, back in 2014. On Friday, Steve Wynn’s attorneys wrote in a motion to dismiss the suit, brought by the…Read More

World Game Protection Conference Showcases Blackjack Analytics, AI Security Cameras

World Game Protection Conference

The World Game Protection Conference wrapped up at the Tropicana Las Vegas on Wednesday, with exhibitors showing casino operators how they could best protect themselves against a variety of threats to their operations. This year, that meant everything from finding new and innovative ways to strike back against card counters to creating new defenses against…Read More

Japanese Government Wants Facial Recognition Technology Used at Casinos, Racetracks

Facial recognition Japan casinos

The Japanese government plans to ask existing gambling venues to utilized facial recognition technology to help keep problem gamblers from placing bets, a plan that will also be implemented at casinos at the integrated resorts set to be built in the country. The move is part of a larger plan to put into place policies…Read More

Crown Resorts Plan for Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Toppled by Lack of Funding

Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts’ bid to build Australia’s tallest skyscraper has been thrown into doubt after the company failed to receive more time from the government of the state of Victoria to raise funding. James Packer’s casino giant had petitioned the government to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of the $1.75 billion, 90-story project, known…Read More

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Cleared Over Golden Nugget Brawl

Atlantic City Mayor

Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam has been cleared of charges of assault and harassment stemming from a fight in the early hours of November 11 in the parking lot of the Golden Nugget Casino. A video of the fracas, between Gilliam and City Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy and three employees of the Nugget’s Haven nightclub, was…Read More

Sheldon Adelson in ‘Dire’ Health, Says Lawyer, LVS Confirms Lymphoma Treatment

Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Sands Corp chairman Sheldon Adelson is seriously ill and undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the company confirmed Thursday. The news was revealed by an LVS attorney, James Jimmerson on Monday when he told a Nevada courtroom that the 85-year-old casino mogul was too ill to attend a deposition. As first reported Thursday by…Read More

Casino Owner Phil Ruffin was ‘Kansas Businessman’ in Michael Cohen Hearing

Phil Ruffin

Treasure Island-owner Phil Ruffin has revealed he was the mystery “Kansas businessman” referred to during Wednesday’s questioning of former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen by the House Oversight Committee. The reference was made in relation to a $25 million payment to settle fraud claims against Trump University. The Wichita-born billionaire co-owns the Trump International Hotel…Read More

Indiana Senate Approves Controversial Terre Haute Casino Gambling Package

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The Indiana Senate on Tuesday passed a gambling expansion package that would legalize sports betting, authorize table games for racetracks, allow for a Gary riverboat casino to move 160 miles inland to Terre Haute, and remove the cap on the number of casinos a single company is permitted to own within the state. Just don’t…Read More

Fired Rivers Casino Hotel Housekeeper in New York State Claims Religious Discrimination In Lawsuit

An employee who worked as a Rivers Casino & Resort hotel housekeeper in Schenectady, New York and was fired has filed a lawsuit against the casino and its supervisors, claiming religious discrimination. Roma Spady — a 57-year-old devout African-American Muslim — wore a hijab to work, and says she was harassed, retaliated against, and eventually…Read More

Wynn Resorts Dealt Highest Ever Fine in Nevada Gaming History Over Steve Wynn Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Wynn Resorts

The scandal that engulfed Wynn Resorts in 2018 was “not about one man,” said Nevada Gaming Commission member Philip Pro on Tuesday morning, it was about “a failure of corporate culture to govern itself.” The $20 million fine subsequently imposed on Wynn Resorts by the commission is the highest ever in its history. But the…Read More

South Dakota’s Yankton Casino Bill is Dead Wood, Signature-Gathering Only Hope for Ballot

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The South Dakota Senate on Monday torpedoed a legislative push to break Deadwood’s commercial casino monopoly in the state and authorize a casino in Yankton. Bill SJR5 would have established a statewide referendum on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the licensing of a casino in the city of 23,000 on the southern border with…Read More

Marina Bay Sands is the World’s Most Profitable Casino But It’s Probably Past Its Best: Analyst

Marina Bay Sands

Analysis from the Motley Fool this week suggests that the best days of LVS Corp’s Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, may be behind it. That’s bad news for LVS because it derives a third of its EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) — some $1.5 billion — from this single property. Even if you’ve…Read More