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No Tax Dollars for Carl Icahn to Raze Trump Plaza, NJ Senate’s Stephen Sweeney Wants Billionaire to Fund Demo

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The now-shuttered Trump Plaza resort, the last Atlantic City property still bearing President Donald Trump’s surname, will soon be razed by billionaire owner Carl Icahn, but the business mogul wants local tax money to help him pay for the demolition. New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) says no way will that happen. Last week,…Read More

Fourth Aussie Whistleblower Alleges Crown Casino Slot Machine Tampering in Melbourne

James Packer Crown Resorts slots tampering scandal

Another former Crown Casino employee and whistleblower has joined three others in accusing the gaming operator in Melbourne, Australia of deliberately manipulating and tampering slot machines. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the latest accuser is a former employee of the casino who worked there for several years, and who wishes to remain anonymous….Read More

Macau Regulators Playing Cards for Casino License Renewal Close to Vest

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac

While casino operators in Macau will need to start reapplying for their gaming licenses in the next few years, they shouldn’t expect any early indications of what the conditions for those renewals will be. That’s the word from Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac, who says that the competitive nature of…Read More

Bill Introduced to Turn PAGCOR into Philippine Amusements and Gaming Authority

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PAGCOR, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, is undergoing a massive restructuring that will see the gaming agency sell off its physical casino assets and transform into a regulator-only capacity. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez initiated the reshuffling this week by introducing a bill to the House of Representatives. The chamber’s Games and Amusement Committee began…Read More

Council Bluffs Looks for Next Fight to Stop Ponca Tribe from Developing Competing Iowa Casino

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

The city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, hasn’t yet given up the fight to keep the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska from building a casino that would compete with the Midwestern gaming town. Officials in Council Bluffs have vowed to appeal a recent decision by the National Indian Gaming Commission, affirming a 2007 designation that would give…Read More

Prince Harry Engaged to Meghan Markle, UK Oddsmakers Run Wild With Betting Lines

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Prince Harry has popped the question to longtime girlfriend Meghan Markle, and the American actress and model said “yes” to becoming royalty and joining the House of Windsor. Naturally, UK oddsmakers are celebrating the momentous occasion by offering up a smorgasbord of betting opportunities. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power thinks next March or April is the…Read More

Gamblers Mysteriously Pass Out at Upstate New York Casino

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Two gamblers at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York, say they have no recollection of passing out while playing the slot machines. When they awoke, they claimed they were missing about $260 in cash and redemption tickets. The couple, reported to be in their 60s, were taken to the Niagara Falls Memorial…Read More

Marijuana in Casinos? Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to Review Position

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The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee is about to do something that marijuana users are known for: waste time. On Wednesday, the 12-member panel will begin reviewing whether the state’s casino industry can find a way to coexist with recreational and medicinal cannabis businesses. The odds are seemingly very long of that actually happening, but nonetheless,…Read More

How UNLV Researchers Are Helping Shape Casino Gambling in Japan

Dr. Brett Abarbanel, International Gaming Institute

The Japanese government is systematically moving forward, albeit slowly, with legislation that will authorize the development of integrated gaming resorts, a major change for a country that has long prohibited casino gambling. And researchers from UNLV’s International Gaming Institute are helping Japanese officials prepare to build the best gaming industry possible. UNLV announced earlier in…Read More

Las Vegas’ New TV Ad Campaign, Like Sin City Itself, Has an Identity Crisis

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“Visit Las Vegas.” It’s not quite as compelling as “What Happens Here, Stays Here,” with the illicit sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll all that implies, that reigned as one of the most iconic ad campaigns of all time for 15 years. Nearly two months removed from the October 1 shooting that left 58 country…Read More

Hundreds Prosecuted for Minor Gaming Violations at Colorado Casinos

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If you happen upon a slot machine that still has a few credits left on it, you might feel like you’ve earned an unexpected bonus as you press the button. But if you’re in a Colorado casino, you might actually be earning yourself a criminal record in the process. According to a report by KDVR,…Read More

Miss Universe Odds Favor South Africa, Host Steve Harvey Unlikely to Announce Wrong Winner

Miss Universe odds Steve Harvey

While Americans stuff their faces this Thanksgiving, the Miss Universe Competition returns this weekend to the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for the pageant’s 66th edition. And come Sunday night, the betting money is on South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to be wearing the Miss Universe 2017 crown. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has Nel-Peters…Read More

Mohegan Sun to Break Ground Next Month on $5 Billion Casino Resort in South Korea

Mohegan Sun South Korea casino

Connecticut tribal gaming operator Mohegan Sun is readying to break ground on its first foreign development project. During a conference call this week, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment CEO Mario Kontomerkos said construction on its $5 billion integrated casino resort in South Korea will begin before the year’s end. The news confirms that the delayed project…Read More

Choctaw Nation Rejects Fourth Mississippi Casino by Wide Margin

Red water casino

Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians decided by a margin of more than 2-1 to reject a proposed fourth casino known as Red Water. The vote occurred last Thursday, but was made official on Tuesday after absentee ballots were counted. Of the 11,000 eligible voters only 2,230 turned out with the casino being rebuffed…Read More

Ameristar Indiana Casino Using 2015 Law to Move Slots, Games to Dry Land

Ameristar East Chicago Indiana casino

Pinnacle Entertainment’s Ameristar Casino is coming ashore, or at least some of its slot machines and table games are moving to land. The East Chicago, Indiana casino is the first in the Lake Michigan area to take advantage of a 2015 law that permits the state’s permanently moored casino boats to move on land adjacent…Read More