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Gaming Could Return to the Former Moulin Rouge Hotel Site For One Day

Moulin Rouge could see gaming again.

It hasn’t been open since 1955, but gambling  is set to return to Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge Casino, for one day at least. The Gaming Control Board has granted approval for a licence allowing the one-day use of slot machines on the Bonanza Road lot where the historic hotel once stood. It’s all part of…Read More

Las Vegas Union Says Caesars Entertainment Forcing Hospitality Workers to Enforce ‘Do Not Disturb’ Policies

Caesars Entertainment do not disturb

A Las Vegas union says Caesars Entertainment has rejected a proposal to have security personnel first enter a hotel guestroom that has hung a “do not disturb” sign for more than 24 hours. Culinary Workers Union 226, a 57,000-member strong labor group that represents housekeepers, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, bellmen, and cooks, wants casino…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Bounces Back from Bankruptcy Debt Hell with Positive Q1

Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora

A leaner, meaner Caesars Entertainment is performing well post-bankruptcy reorganization. The company announced Wednesday that in Q1 of 2018 it posted net losses of “only” $34 million. But that’s peanuts in comparison with the corresponding quarter of 2017, when the group’s losses were $507 million. Meanwhile, Caesars reported a 104.1 percent revenue increase, to $1.97…Read More

Galaxy Entertainment Posts Quarterly Record, Revenue Totals $2.36 Billion

Galaxy Entertainment Lui Che Woo

Galaxy Entertainment enjoyed a prosperous three months to kick off 2018, as the casino operator says Q1 revenue surged to HKD$18.5 billion ($2.36 billion), a 32 percent premium on the same period in 2017. One of Macau’s six licensed casino companies, Galaxy says earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) totaled $547.8 million. That…Read More

Analyst: Las Vegas Resort and Parking Fees Negatively Impacting Tourism

Las Vegas resort parking fees

Las Vegas resort and parking fees are hurting Sin City. That’s according to Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis, who believes the new costs are turning otherwise would-be tourists away. Casinos up and down the Strip have recently increased daily resort fees, and many have also done away with free parking, an amenity that had…Read More

Landing International Gets Local Thumbs Up to Build Entertainment’s City’s Fifth Integrated Resort, NayonLanding

Dr Yang Zhihui, chairman of Landing International

Hong Kong-based casino developer Landing International has official approval from local authorities to build a integrated resort in Entertainment City in the Philippines, according to a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company said the project, called “NayonLanding,” will include a “casino, a Filipino cultural theme park, an indoor water park, an indoor…Read More

Sports Bettors Like Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl, Las Vegas Likes New England Patriots

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl odds

The Los Angeles Rams are taking more Super Bowl money than any other team in the NFL, as bettors are rushing to print ticket slips on the longest odds possible. After opening as long as 20/1, oddsmakers have shortened the Rams’ Super Bowl odds due to a flurry of activity on the 2017 NFC West…Read More

Melco Resorts Billionaire Lawrence Ho Talks Japan, Wynn Resorts, Macau Mass Market

Lawrence Ho Melco Resorts casino

Melco Resorts Chairman Lawrence Ho opened up this week on numerous pressing casino issues that could greatly impact the future of the gambling industry. Speaking with Bloomberg in Beverley Hills, the billionaire covered everything from Macau’s mass market growth, to a potential Wynn Resorts takeover, to the forthcoming bidding war for Japan’s integrated casino resort…Read More

Macau Gambling Revenue Surges 28 Percent in April, Confounding Expectations

Macau gambling revenues

Macau recorded its 21st consecutive month of growth in April as the enclave blew analysts’ expectations out of the water with a 27.6 percent year-on-year increase, according to figures published Tuesday by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. Separate figures, released by the Macau Statistics and Census Service, showed a 9.2 percent year-on-year increase in…Read More

Tiger Woods Returns to PGA Tour, Sports Bettors Like His Chances at Wells Fargo, Players

Tiger Woods odds golf betting

Tiger Woods will tee it up the next two weeks on the PGA Tour, with this week’s Wells Fargo Championship followed by The Players, also known as the fifth major, on tap. Woods inside the ropes means a surge in golf betting activity at online and Nevada sportsbooks. Las Vegas always sees an uptick in…Read More

Court Ruling Could Lay Foundation for Las Vegas Massacre Victim Claims Against MGM

Mandalay Bay shooting

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected a petition by MGM Resorts International to overturn a September 2017 decision that broadens the responsibility of casino operators and venue owners for the safety of their patrons. It’s a decision that could be used by lawyers for victims of the Mandalay Bay shooting against the casino giant. The…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Looks to Hire Drug Court Graduates, Partners With Casino Union

Hard Rock Atlantic City drug court

Hard Rock Atlantic City is partnering with casino workers union Unite Here Local 54 to offer jobs to graduates of the Atlantic and Cape May County Drug Court. Breaking AC, a local online news source covering New Jersey’s gambling beachfront town, reveals that Hard Rock executives are opening their doors to former drug court participants…Read More

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Says No to Boracay Casino, as Billionaire Fails to Woo President

Rodrigo Duterte Boracay Island casino

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte spoke publicly this week for the first time about a proposed $500 million casino resort on Boracay, the country’s most popular vacation island, and the leader’s comments weren’t favorable to project developers. Galaxy Entertainment, a Hong Kong casino group led by billionaire Lui Che Woo, has partnered with Philippines-based Leisure &…Read More

Nevada Casinos Top $1 Billion in March, Sportsbooks Set Basketball Handle Record

Nevada casinos March revenue

Nevada casinos collectively won more than $1 billion in March, which marks the industry’s third consecutive month eclipsing the celebratory threshold. Statewide, gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled $1.024 billion, a 3.4 percent premium on March 2017. Casinos are now 2.85 percent ahead of where they were this time last year through the first three months…Read More

Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification, Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City

Seneca Niagara

The Seneca Nation has announced it will begin work on a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the City of Niagara Falls, as it continues to withhold revenue-share payments to the State of New York and local communities. The Senecas stopped making payments over a year ago. Under the terms…Read More