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Mohegan Gaming Beats Out Caesars, Hard Rock to Win Ontario, Canada Casino Contract

Mohegan Gaming

Connecticut-based Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has overcome considerable competition to win the rights to run Ontario, Canada’s two Niagara Falls-area casinos for the next 21 years. On Monday, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that MGE won the “Niagara Gaming Bundle Contract,” which includes the Fallsview Casino, Casino Niagara, and the under-construction…Read More

Nevada Gaming Control Board Issues 16-Point Checklist to Deter Sexual Harassment

Nevada Gaming Control Board sexual harassment

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has recommended requiring the state’s nearly 3,000 licensees to utilize a 16-point checklist to ensure their anti-sexual harassment policies are adequate. Board Chairwoman Becky Harris — the first woman to oversee the state agency — said if the proposal is accepted by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC), license holders…Read More

Employee Charged with Aiding $193K Wind Creek Montgomery Casino Robbery

Wind Creek Montgomery

A kiosk attendant at the Wind Creek Montgomery Casino, in Montgomery Alabama, has been charged in relation to theft from the casino last month of almost $193,000, which remains unrecovered. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Courtney Deandrea Stanton pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and employee theft from an Indian gaming establishment. The…Read More

MGM National Harbor Baccarat Dealer Accused of Orchestrating Cheating Scheme

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A baccarat dealer at MGM National Harbor Casino in Maryland was charged with conspiracy charges by federal prosecutors after being accused of working with a partner on a cheating scheme. Dealer Ming Zhang will appear in US District Court in Maryland on Tuesday, where he will face a charge of conspiracy to transport stolen funds….Read More

Macau Casino Stocks Tumble Over Concerns of China Economic Slowdown, US Trade War

Macau casino stocks

Macau casino stocks took a hit on Tuesday as Deutsche Bank revised its growth forecast for the gambling hub over concerns that a slowing Chinese economy is impacting on its VIP yield. MGM China was worst affected, falling as much as 8.8 percent — its biggest 24-hour drop in almost two years. Galaxy Entertainment and…Read More

Proposed $150 Million Shopping Mall Casino in Virginia Needs Lawmakers’ Support First

Developers in Bristol, VA have big plans to boost the local economy with a 90,000-square foot casino which they say will add an estimated 5,200 jobs with an average salary of $42,000 to the area. The only problem? Virginia hasn’t legalized gambling…yet. The proposed casino project calls for a 600-1,000 room hotel, 25,000-square feet allocated…Read More

Mohegan Sun Pocono Player Card Scam Informant and Dealer Found Dead in Pennsylvania Creek, ‘Accidental Drowning’ Named as Cause

Mohegan Sun Pocono

A Mohegan Sun Pocono dealer who exposed a cheating scam orchestrated by the casino’s VP of player development was pulled dead from a creek in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday, less than two miles from the casino where he had worked. 28-year-old Matthew Crane’s cause of death was determined to be “accidental drowning” by Monday afternoon by…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Pocketing More Money From Fewer Workers, Expert Points to Automation

No four-mile stretch of land in America receives the constant aesthetic overhaul that the Las Vegas Strip does. Decades of constant construction have rendered the current version of the Strip unrecognizable from the good old days of the Stardust and Riviera. But according to one casino expert, the biggest change to the face of Las…Read More

DOI Reverses Decision on Mashpee Wampanaoag Tribal Land, Stripping Tribe of Sovereignty and $1 Billion Casino

Mashpee Wampanaoag

The Mashpee Wampanaoag tribe has been dealt a devastating blow in its bid to build a $1 billion casino in Taunton, Massachusetts. On Friday, the US Department of the Interior ruled that it could not hold land in trust for the tribe, reversing a decision made by the Obama administration in 2015. The 28-page ruling…Read More

Las Vegas Casino Union Tells Nevada Gaming Control Board Female Workers Remain Unsafe

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Members of Las Vegas’ largest casino union told the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) this week that female workers remain vulnerable to sexual harassment and other unsafe employment conditions. The Culinary Union appeared before the state gaming regulator to provide testimony as the agency considers adopting regulatory standards to better protect women employed in the…Read More

Boyd Gaming Putting $5 Million Into UNLV Athletics

Boyd Gaming is pledging $5 million to the University of Nevada Las Vegas Athletic Department to create a Student-Athlete Excellence Center, fund improvements for the school’s softball field, and install a new video board inside the Thomas & Mack Center. The university announced this week that it is the “largest corporate commitment in the history…Read More

Penn State vs. Pitt, USC vs. Stanford Rivalries Headline Otherwise Ho-Hum College Football Week Two

Penn State college football odds

The No. 13 Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0) travel 140 miles west to play in-state rivals Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0) in a nationally televised Saturday night primetime broadcast. The game is one of the marquee matchups that fans are looking forward to in second week of the college football season. PSU is an 8.5-point favorite, and…Read More

Arkansas Casino Question Certified for November Ballot, Oklahoma Tribes Behind Push

Arkansas casino ballot question

The Arkansas casino ballot question known as Issue 4 has finally achieved certification from Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office to go before voters this November. The proposal will ask Arkansans whether they want to amend the state constitution to authorize four casinos. The question would earmark the facilities for the Oaklawn horse racetrack in…Read More

Cotai Now Responsible for More Than 60 Percent of All Macau Gaming Revenue

Cotai Macau gaming revenue

When casinos first came to Las Vegas, it was Fremont Street that housed most of the resorts, only for the downtown area to later be surpassed by the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip. Now, a similar dynamic is taking place in Macau, where Cotai is increasingly outshining the rest of the city…Read More

Penn National Gaming Shops for a Satellite Casino Locale, Finds it at York, Pennsylvania Mall

Penn National Gaming York Mall

Penn National Gaming says it will soon present plans to put a satellite casino inside a mall in York, Pennsylvania. In January, the casino operator that specializes in regional gambling properties secured the first satellite  auction with a winning bid of $50.1 million. Governor Tom Wolf (D) signed a massive gambling expansion package in the fall…Read More

Mississippi Sports Betting Operations Handle $10 Million in First Month

Mississippi sports betting

Mississippi sports betting has got off to a good start, the state’s gaming commission insisted Thursday, with $9.8 million handled at Mississippi casinos from the start of August through September 3. Handle relates to bets taken before winnings are paid out. Bookmakers typically retain about 5 percent of handle as “hold,” which equates to their…Read More

Dallas Cowboys Partnership with Oklahoma Tribal WinStar Casino Opens Door to Whole New World of Marketing for NFL Teams

Leave it up to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to try to upstage the NFL’s opening night. Hours before the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles open the season Thursday, the Cowboys owner announced a first-of-its-kind-deal in NFL history. WinStar World Casino Resort has become the official casino sponsor of the Dallas Cowboys, marking the…Read More

Bloomberg: Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Wants to Sell Casino Holdings

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Dan Gilbert is best known for founding Quicken Loans and owning the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise. But the billionaire is also a casino owner, and according to a report from Bloomberg, he may be looking to leave the gaming business in the near future. Citing sources familiar with Gilbert’s plans, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that…Read More

As Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Route 91 Harvest Shooting One-Year Anniversary Nears, a City Still Stricken Braces to Remember with Tributes

Las Vegas shooting anniversary

It’s hard to believe almost a year has passed since shooter Stephen Paddock sprayed bullets down onto a crowd below his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay window, hitting hundreds of fans of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival outside. And while most of America may have moved on to other, more recent tragedies, Las Vegans are…Read More

Wakayama Prefecture in Japan: Casino Operators Apply in Droves After Yokohama Shows Less Than Love

Wakayama Prefecture may not yet be a staunch favorite to win one of Japan’s three casino licenses, but it’s among the most enthusiastic applicants, and it has received no shortage of interest from operators. Officials from the south Japanese coastal region said this week they had received 33 integrated resort proposals, following an RFI (request…Read More

Atlantic City’s Miss America — Like the East Coast Gaming Capital Itself — Struggles to Stay Relevant

Miss America pageant Atlantic City

Miss America 2.0 — the rebranded swimsuit-less version of the competition — is being held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall this week, and much like the gaming town itself, the pageant is seeking to discover a new purpose. And sometimes foundering in the process. With a $4.325 million subsidy supplied by the New Jersey Casino…Read More

Lucky Dragon Foreign Investors Could Be Out of Luck on Permanent Visas

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas casino

Foreign investors in the failed Lucky Dragon casino hotel in Las Vegas were promised permanent US residency through the government’s EB-5 visa program, but with the resort’s bankruptcy auction looming, those guarantees might go unfulfilled. Built specifically for Asian customers, the $165 million Lucky Dragon opened in November 2016. Nearly 180 foreigners invested a minimum…Read More

William Hill Strikes Gold with Eldorado Resorts, Signs Major US Sports Betting Deal

William Hill

William Hill has pulled off a US sports betting coup, signing a 25-year deal with Eldorado Resorts, one of the biggest regional casino operators in America. The British bookmaking giant will become Eldorado’s exclusive sports betting partner, providing both digital and land-based sports betting services, as well as online gaming, in states where legal. The…Read More

Japanese Citizens in Yokohama Almost Unanimously Oppose Casinos

Yokohama Japan casino integrated resort

A staggering 94 percent of Yokohama citizens says they have “negative” viewpoints on allowing an integrated casino resort to be built in Japan’s second most populated city. Asian gaming media outlet GGRAsia reports that a recent survey conducted by the local government was responsible for compiling the data. City officials are in the process of…Read More

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau Ryder Cup Picks, Team USA Favorite Over Europe

Tiger Woods Ryder Cup odds

Tiger Woods was all but a sure thing to be named to his eighth Ryder Cup appearance, and on Tuesday, US Captain Jim Furyk made it official. Along with the 14-time major winner, Furyk announced Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as two additional picks. Furyk has one remaining selection, which he says he’ll make following…Read More