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Generation Z Poses Even Greater Challenges for Land-Based Casinos Than Millennials

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The oldest members of Generation Z, those born roughly between 1997 and 2016, are just now turning 21-years-old, but brick-and-mortar casinos are already considering the demographic’s characteristics. Land-based casinos still haven’t figured out the millennial, a generation that has far less appetite for traditional slot machines than their parents and grandparents. Generation Z presents even…Read More

Pay Up: Major League Baseball Wants Cut Of Casino Sports Betting Action

Major League Baseball doubled down on its stance that the league should receive money from casinos that profit from legalized sports betting, with a suggestion from Executive Vice President of Gaming Kenny Gersh that casinos pay MLB a 0.25 percent fee. “From a fairness perspective we think, if you are going to designate someone to…Read More

No. 2 Georgia on Upset Alert Visiting No. 13 LSU in Baton Rouge

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The No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs (6-0) travel to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 13 LSU Tigers (5-1) in an SEC match up that highlights week seven of the college football season. If oddsmakers have it right, the game in Death Valley will be a hotly contested affair. Las Vegas sportsbooks have the visitors…Read More

New Mexico AG Offers No Legal Impediment to Santa Ana Tribe’s Sports Betting Ambitions

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The New Mexico District Attorney’s Office will not stand in the way of the Pueblo of Santa Ana tribe’s plan to launch a sports book at its casino next week, despite the state legislature not having passed a law to legalize sports betting. On Monday, USBookmaking President Vic Salerno announced his company had inked a…Read More

Studio City Macau Files US Initial Public Offering for Cotai Strip Casino Resort

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The parent company to Studio City Macau has filed with US securities regulators to hold an initial public offering (IPO) to sell shares in the $3.2 billion integrated casino resort that’s located on the Cotai Strip. The shares would be in an entity named MSC Cotai and traded on NASDAQ. Studio City International Holdings, a…Read More

Report Claims Trump Lobbied For Sands Casino License on Behalf of Sheldon Adelson in Meeting With Japanese Prime Minister

President Donald Trump asked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to consider Las Vegas Sands for a casino license on behalf of Sands founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson early last year, according to investigative news site ProPublica. Trump’s request came during a February 2017 meeting with Abe at Mar-a-Lago and followed a meeting Adelson and other casino…Read More

NHL Ottawa Senators Strike Sponsorship Deal With Ontario, Canada Casino

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Canadian NHL team the Ottawa Senators have struck a partnership deal with the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino in Ontario, an affiliation which will make the property the team’s “official casino.” While it’s mostly a sponsorship deal, the pact will also see the Senators build a Hard Rock lounge at its arena. The 1,500-square-foot bar will…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Exec Says A-List Headliners Critical in Keeping Las Vegas Current

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Caesars Entertainment executive Jason Gastwirth says A-list residencies at Las Vegas casino resorts are critical to the city’s ongoing growth and ability to attract new visitors to the Strip. Speaking at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) during a conversation titled “Retail, Dining and Entertainment: Determining the Right Mix to Maximize ROI,” Gastwirth said entertainment is…Read More

World Series Odds Favor AL Pennant Winner, Houston Frontrunner Entering League Championship Series

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The World Series odds favor the winner of the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox American League Championship Series (ALCS), with the winner of the National League pennant expected to be the underdog in the Fall Classic. Last night, the Red Sox fended off the New York Yankees in dramatic fashion after the Bronx Bombers…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Tax Increases, Funds Earmarked for Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

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The New Jersey sports betting tax on gross win is increasing 1.25 percent beginning in December, and the added funds will be earmarked for the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). When the added tariff goes into effect, sports wagers placed at Atlantic City casinos or parimutuel racetracks will be taxed at an effective rate…Read More

Long-Beleagured SLS Las Vegas Getting $100 Million Renovation from New Owner Alex Meruelo

Developer Alex Meruelo is ready to turn the SLS Las Vegas — long the butt of many jokes for everything from its Michelin Man-esque entry statue to its poor performance — into a beautiful swan. The plan to reinvigorate SLS Las Vegas with $100 million of renovations began this week. Upgrades to the casino floor…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Executive Shake Up Includes Fast Track for Casino Commission Requirements

New Jersey’s Hard Rock Atlantic City is dotting its i’s and crossing t’s, getting all its ducks in line to move Tampa-based incoming president Joe Lupo in position to take over the casino resort’s ops just four months after the new property opened. New Senior VP of Marketing Jeffrey Hook is joining Lupo from Florida,…Read More

Japan Integrated Resort Committee Details Casino Site Selection Process

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Japan’s integrated resort (IR) committee tasked with overseeing site selection of the country’s three forthcoming commercial casinos wants a regulatory plan in place to begin reviewing potential host cities by July 2019. GGRAsia says the Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion is currently reaching out to prospective cities and prefectures to gauge interest and learn…Read More

Imperial Pacific Blows Through Four Executive Directors in a Year as Latest Chairman and CEO Resigns

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Imperial Pacific International has lost another executive. The controversial company is in the process of building the Imperial Palace on the Pacific island of Saipan, a project that has been beset by problems this year. CEO and chairman Henry Cheang’s departure after less than a year in the job will cause further disruption to the…Read More

Slot Manufacturers Say Millennials Will Come Around With Age, Baby Boomers Still Alive and Well

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Millennials have far less interest in traditional games of chance found on casino floors compared to their demographic predecessors, but slot manufacturers did their best to spinning that reality this week at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas (G2E). Executives from major slot manufacturers said patience is key when it comes to the…Read More

US Gaming Industry Outperforms Economy in August in Every State but Nevada

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The casino economy was booming in August right across the US, with one exception — Nevada. Of the 21 states covered by market analyst Ken Adams in his most recent review of the US casino industry, 20 enjoyed at least 2 percent revenue growth, buoyed by a healthy national economy. Gaming expansion helped too, including…Read More

Football Season is Good for Business in New Jersey, SugarHouse Online Arm Learns

There’s more evidence of New Jersey’s insatiable appetite for betting on football games: the Garden State two-year-old online arm of land-based SugarHouse Casino announced that its revenues have more than doubled in only one month with the arrival of college and professional football. The Pennsylvania-based casino launched PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey in 2016 with slot…Read More

Rio Rumor Mill: Las Vegas Casino Could Be Demolished, Possible Future Site of MLB Ballpark

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The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino rumor mill is once again churning, and the latest gossip is that the off-Strip property is headed for demolition to make way for a Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark. The latest comes with Vital Vegas, which comes from ear-to-the-ground blogger Scott Roeben. In August, the media site relayed rumors…Read More

College Football National Championship Odds Shorten on Alabama After Three Top 10 Teams Lose

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Week six in the college football season saw three teams ranked inside the AP Top 10 lose, and that has oddsmakers even more confident in Alabama’s chances of winning the National Championship for the third time in four years. The Crimson Tide easily took care of business against an meager Arkansas team on Saturday. However,…Read More

Khabib Nurmagomedov Defeats Conor McGregor, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts

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Conor McGregor was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday night at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, but the punches weren’t over after the rear-naked choke submission in round four. A post-fight brawl ensued when Khabib exited the Octagon and attacked McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillion Danis. Two other men then proceeded to enter the Octagon and throw…Read More

Former Trump Plaza Atlantic City Workers Receive Severance Checks Four Years After Resort Closing

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Hundreds of former Trump Plaza employees in Atlantic City are receiving severance checks more than four years after the Boardwalk casino resort closed in September of 2014. The Unite Here Local 54 casino workers union negotiated a deal in 2009 with Trump Entertainment Resorts that required the company to pay certain employees in the event…Read More

Hard Rock Pitches Female Empowerment With Japan Integrated Resort Bid

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Hard Rock International is taking a different approach than its competitors in trying to woo over Japanese officials for one of the three integrated resort casino licenses. Along with promising a substantial investment in developing an entertainment and hospitality complex featuring a casino floor, Hard Rock is conveying a message that it will empower women….Read More

Ocean Resort Casino Bringing VSiN Sports Betting Show to Atlantic City

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Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City and the Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN) are teaming up to produce a weekend sports betting program that will be broadcasted live from the Boardwalk property’s William Hill sportsbook. VSiN live streams its daily sports betting programs from the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. But in the…Read More

NFL Players Association Says League Fumbling Sports Integrity Issue

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NFL Players Association (NFLPA) President DeMaurice Smith says the league’s testimony before a congressional committee discussing the liberalization of sports betting did little to ease his ongoing concerns on protecting the integrity of the game. Five witnesses presented their expertise before the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations last…Read More

Bobby Baldwin — Longtime Las Vegas Casino Executive and Former Poker Pro — Exiting MGM Resorts

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MGM Resorts International announced Thursday that veteran executive Bobby Baldwin will be leaving the company later this year. Baldwin has been the president and CEO of Project CityCenter since 2005, and also serves as the chief customer development officer for MGM. Contribution to Gaming ‘Immeasurable’ Previously, Baldwin had served as the president of the Bellagio…Read More