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2018 Super Bowl Most-Bet Game in NFL History With $158.58 Million Handle

2018 Super Bowl Nevada sportsbooks

The 2018 Super Bowl generated a record $158,586,934 handle at Nevada’s 198 sportsbooks, the most money ever placed on a NFL game in state history. But the Philadelphia Eagles upsetting the New England Patriots on Sunday night delivered a financial fumble to many casinos. Of the $158.58 million wagered, sportsbooks kept just $1,170,432. That represents…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Opens Thursday, Ahead of Schedule and in Time for Chinese New Year

Resorts World Catskills opening

Resorts World Catskills is opening its $900 million doors this Thursday, February 8, in an effort to attract visitors traveling during the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday. The last of four commercial casinos to open in Upstate New York, Resorts World is the closest of the group to New York City at 90 miles, and also…Read More

Ditch ‘Swimsuit Sexism’ at ICE Totally Gaming, Says UK Regulator

ICE Totally Gaming warned over sexism

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) as the world’s gaming operators descend on London Docklands for the one B2B gaming event that truly unites the entire gaming industry –  both online and off. But this year, the UK Gambling Commission is hoping the promo girls keep their clothes on. In…Read More

Wynn Resorts Hires Prominent Law Firm to Assist in Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Wynn Resorts sexual misconduct

Wynn Resorts has hired Los Angeles-based law firm O’Melveny & Myers to assist the casino conglomerate in handling the sexual harassment claims being made against its founder and CEO Steve Wynn. The prominent international law firm specializes in white-collar defense, and recently represented Trump University, President Donald Trump’s defunct for-profit real estate training program. In…Read More

Las Vegas Stadium, Future Home of the Raiders, Looks to Host 2023 Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium Raiders Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium is scheduled to become the home of the NFL Raiders come 2020. Three years later, the $1.9 billion venue could play host to the most-watched annual event in America: the Super Bowl. Currently under construction, the domed 65,000-seat stadium is thought to be in the running for the big game five years…Read More

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Win a Loss for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. But the Birds’ 41-33 upset of the defending champion New England Patriots was a worst-case scenario for many Las Vegas sportsbooks. As the 2018 Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the consensus line had the Patriots spotting the Eagles 4.5…Read More

Court Sides with Gaming Industry in Landmark Australian Pokies Case

Australia pokies lawsuit

Crown Resorts and Aristocrat are breathing a sigh of relief after an Australian judge rejected claims by a former gambling addict that one of Aristocrat’s pokies (slot machines) was designed to deceive players. The Federal Court of Australia found that the popular poker machine Dolphin Treasure did not break any laws, despite claims by Shonica…Read More

Hollywood Casino Jamul Still Faces Opposition More Than a Year After Opening

Hollywood Casino Jamul San Diego

Over a year on from its grand opening, the Hollywood Casino Jamul, near San Diego, remains as controversial as ever with the local community. Like those small pockets of Japanese soldiers holding out in the jungles of the Pacific Basin, refusing to believe their generals had surrendered, the war is still raging for the largely…Read More

South Korea Casino Kangwon Land to Reduce Hours After Winter Olympics

Kangwon Land casino Winter Olympics

South Korea casino resort Kangwon Land hopes to benefit from the Winter Olympics being held in nearby PyeongChang later this month. The international sporting spectacle officially begins next Friday, February 9, with the opening ceremonies. Following the conclusion of the Winter Games more than two weeks later on February 25, Kangwon Land will prepare for…Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Push for Casinos, Ask Gamblers to Keep Money at Home to Pay State Pensions

Kentucky casino gambling legislation

Build casinos right at home in Kentucky: that’s the consensus of Bluegrass State lawmakers who wants to bring back gambling dollars they see hemorrhaging over to surrounding states. To that end, a group of Kentucky lawmakers are trying to garner support to put a casino referendum before voters this November. House Bill 229, a bipartisan measure,…Read More

As 2018 Super Bowl Nears, Oddsmakers Confident Patriots Prevail Over Eagles

Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Should Las Vegas oddsmakers and NFL experts have it right, when the game concludes, the New England Patriots will hoist the franchise’s sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Las Vegas Super Bowl spread has stabilized,…Read More

MGM Cotai Could Miss Chinese New Year Tourism Influx, Resort Licensing Delays Continue

MGM Cotai Macau Chinese New Year

There’s no guarantee that MGM Cotai will be open for business ahead of the busy February 16 Chinese New Year. That’s according to the Macau Government Tourism Office, which told GGRAsia this week that the $3.45 billion property still hasn’t been issued the necessary hotel and amenities licensing to welcome guests for what is one…Read More

D Las Vegas Owner Derek Stevens Has Big Ideas for Downtown Area

Derek Stevens D Las Vegas downtown

D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens believes the downtown area is poised for significant continued growth, and is investing heavily in the Fremont Street block. The casino owner is currently demolishing the Las Vegas Club, Glitter Gulch, and Mermaids in order to create a block-long resort that he predicts will further attract visitors away from…Read More

Caesars Real Estate Trust VICI Raises $1.21 Billion in NYSE IPO, Performs Better Than Expected

VICI raises $1.21 billion in IPO

VICI, the real-estate investment trust (REIT) created as part of Caesars’ recent bankruptcy reorganization, raised $1.21 billion at an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, exceeding expectations. The flotation generated sales of 60.5 million shares at $20 each, higher than the 50 million shares it had hoped to offload. The name…Read More

China Eyes Hainan Island for Second Gambling Hub, Macau Casino Stocks Dive

Hainan to become second Chinese casino hub?

China’s Hainan Island could soon be competing with Macau for gamblers from the mainland following reports that officials in Beijing are considering transforming the southern tourist destination into the country’s second legal gambling hub. The news, which came a day after the Macau gaming regulator reported 18 consecutive monthly gains and more than 36 percent…Read More