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Former Dealer at Resorts World Sentosa Fined, Sentenced to Singapore Prison for Alleged Chip Theft

A Singapore judge Thursday sentenced Ding Zhipeng to about 10 months in prison and fined the ex-Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) dealer S$12,000 (US $8,856) for the theft of some S$77,000 (US $56,826) worth of… Read More

Resorts World Catskills Earns Approval to Open VLT Parlor at Nepera Chemical Plant Site

Resorts World Catskills will get to open a $100 million video lottery terminal (VLT) parlor in Orange Country after a last minute deal by New York lawmakers was reached on Thursday night. The state… Read More

DR Deaths: Tourism Officials Insist Country Safe to Visit After Two More US Tourist Fatalities Reported

Officials in the Dominican Republic held a news conference Friday to discuss autopsy reports of nine US tourists who have died in similarly mysterious circumstances while staying at resorts in the country in the… Read More

New Jersey Legislature to Reconsider Golden Nugget’s NBA Betting Ban

The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City could soon be offering NBA betting if a bill introduced this week to the New Jersey legislature gets the green light. The Nugget is currently barred from taking… Read More

Analysts Implore Wynn CEO Maddox to Hold Onto Boston Property at All Costs

Just days before Wynn Resorts. Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) is slated to open the Encore Boston Harbor, a trio of Bernstein analysts want to remind CEO Matt Maddox of the strategic importance of Beantown, beseeching… Read More

New York Mobile Sports Betting Bill on Last Legs, Needs Miracle on Final Day of Legislative Session

New York’s mobile sports betting bill may have been passed by the State Senate with flying colors on Monday but by the time it hit the State Assembly it was on life support, according… Read More

Montana Beheading: Casino Customer Admits Decapitating Fellow Patron for $6

A man accused of decapitating a winning customer at Montana Lil’s Casino in Billings in order to steal his cash has admitted to the crime, The Billings Gazette reports. Jeffery Glen Haverty, 34, made… Read More

Marina Bay Sands Asking Lenders for Almost $6 Billion in Singapore, May Have Its Work Cut Out to Reach Goal

Marina Bay Sands — the Singapore casino operator that is a unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) — is looking for up to $5.86 billion in financing, its first visit to the… Read More

147 Tourists Report Getting Sick at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Since Start of June

Some 147 tourists vacationing in the Dominican Republic have reported recent or historical illnesses while staying at the Hard Rock Punta Cana via the website iwaspoisoned.com in June alone. Of those, 128 were posted… Read More

Cambodia Captures Cash from Surging Number of Casino Licenses

News that Cambodia issued at least 13 new licenses for gaming venues so far this year raises some questions since many of the nation’s casinos never open while others are in different phases of… Read More

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino Employees to Unionize as Station Casinos Challenges Earlier Worker Votes

UPDATE: Workers at Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino, owned by Station Casinos, also voted to unionize. A total of 147 workers voted on Friday and 85 percent backed the union. Approximately 200 employees will… Read More

Wynn Resorts Receives Approvals to Open Encore Boston Harbor on June 23

The Encore Boston Harbor is now only days away from opening, as Wynn Resorts has received the necessary approvals to open the casino resort on June 23. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission authorized three trial… Read More

Lisboeta Macau Project Could Include SJM-Affiliated Satellite Casino

SJM Holdings is considering placing a satellite gaming venue at the Lisboeta complex now under construction in Macau — perhaps with the help of another company. The Lisboeta hotel and entertainment property currently does… Read More

$25K Slot Machine Win Leads to Violent Home Invasion Robbery in Milwaukee

The luck of a Milwaukee man and his roommate changed drastically this past weekend after being attacked, bound and robbed — in their home — of the money he had won days before at… Read More

Tax Deductions on Gambling Losses Under Threat in California, Tribal Casinos Expected to Fight Back

California State Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) wants to put an end to tax-deductible gambling losses. Under current federal and state law, gamblers can claim deductions on gambling losses, provided these are itemized on tax… Read More

Macau Casinos Told to Prepare for ‘Four to Six’ Typhoons this Summer

Macau’s gaming regulator, DICJ, has warned the enclave’s casinos to prepare for typhoon season, GGR Asia reports. The regulator announced Monday that it had held consultations with operators in response to a forecast by… Read More

Pennsylvania Could Approve Penn National Morgantown Mini-Casino This Week

Pennsylvania regulators could approve Penn National Gaming Inc.’s plans for a mini-casino in Morgantown as soon as this week. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) could give the go ahead for the $111 million… Read More

Kim Jong-nam Was CIA Agent, Online Casino Operator, Money Launderer, Claims New Book

Kim Jong-nam, the murdered older half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, was a CIA informant at the time of his death in Malaysia in 2017. That’s the claim of a new book by… Read More

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment to Assume Control of Ontario’s Niagara Casino Bundle Tuesday

Mohegan Gaming an Entertainment (MGE) will take over the reins of two Canadian casinos on Tuesday, the Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort. MGE CEO Mario Kontomerkos said Friday it was “the next stage… Read More

US Tourist Deaths at Punta Cana Hard Rock Casino as Suspicious Dominican Republic Fatalities Grow

A spate of mysterious deaths of US citizens in tourist resorts in the Dominican Republic has prompted speculation that a serial poisoner may be running amok on the Caribbean Island. The death of California… Read More

Seneca Nation Files Federal Lawsuit Over $255 Million Casino Rev-Share Battle with New York

The Seneca Nation – the tribal casino operator involved in a $255 million-and-counting revenue-sharing dispute with the State of New York – is asking a federal judge to vacate a legally binding arbitrators’ decision … Read More

No Integrated Resorts in Japan Before 2026: Analysts

The first Japanese casino resorts are unlikely to open their doors until 2026. That’s the conclusion of a research brief published this week by Global Market Advisors (GMA), which asserts that legislative delays and… Read More

Churchill Downs Stock Upgraded as Analyst Sees Benefits from Illinois Gaming Bill

Shares of Churchill Downs Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDN) surged 6.1 percent Wednesday to close at $109.07 with volume more than double its daily average after Tesley Advisory Group analyst Brian McGill upgraded the stock, noting… Read More

Timbisha Tribe Receives Approval for Ridgecrest Casino After Suing DOI but Fight with City is Brewing

The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of Death Valley has finally received the go-ahead from the Department of the Interior to build a casino in Ridgecrest, California, just two weeks after it filed a lawsuit against… Read More

SLS Las Vegas Rebranding to Iconic Strip Rat Pack Hangout Sahara Hotel & Casino

SLS Las Vegas, the fiscally troubled Strip casino resort, is reportedly reverting back to the brand that occupied its premises for 59 years, the Sahara Hotel & Casino. The news comes from Vital Vegas,… Read More