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MGM Resorts Named in Lawsuits Filed by Attorneys Representing Over 450 Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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MGM Resorts International is one of seven defendants named in numerous lawsuits filed this week by attorneys representing more than 450 victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shooting. Five new cases have been filed, including two wrongful death suits for the families of victims Christopher Roybal and Rocio Guillen-Jaksha. Lawsuits for Kristina Staples, who…Read More

Analysts: Pennsylvania Gaming Expansion Won’t Negatively Impact Atlantic City Casinos

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Atlantic City casinos shouldn’t feel the impact of Pennsylvania’s latest gaming expansion bill. So say industry experts, weighing in on the gaming resort town that’s still trying to find its norm in terms of annual revenue following a decade of declines, much of that caused by competition from border states. Fitch Ratings, one of the Big…Read More

Casinos in Vietnam to Begin Welcoming Some Locals in Effort to Spur Development

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Vietnamese casinos are barred from allowing local citizens to access their gaming floors, but a government advisor reveals this week that the longstanding policy will change next month. Augustine Ha Ton Vinh, a government advisor to Vietnam who’s helping to shape the country’s integrated resorts regulations, said during a gaming discussion moderated by GGRAsia that…Read More

Japanese Firms Hope to Develop Hokkaido Casino Resort

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Two major Japanese firms have announced a partnership that aims to redevelop a resort on the northern island of Hokkaido, a facility that they ultimately hope will be able to include a regulated casino. The partnership was made between tourism operator Kamori Kanko and property developer Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE). The two companies say they…Read More

Las Vegas Casino and Church Shooting Plot Prevented, FBI Charges Ohio Man, Could Face 20 Years

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An Ohio man threatening another Las Vegas casino shooting has been arrested and charged by federal authorities. The FBI says Wei Li, 28, sent numerous text messages to his estranged wife, who lives in Las Vegas, warning her of an impending mass shooting at casinos and at the church she attends. It wasn’t stated if…Read More

Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson Breaks Three Ribs in Fall, Misses Venetian Macau Anniversary Celebration

Sheldon Adelson, the top dog at Las Vegas Sands Corp., is recovering after a fall that resulted in three broken ribs for the 84-year-old gaming mogul. The incident occurred while Adelson was riding a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau, while in town to celebrate the anniversary of his own Venetian Macau property. The injury…Read More

MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter?

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MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys before being allowed access. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was first to report on the new security procedures, and MGM later confirmed the news in a statement. Las Vegas casinos remain on high…Read More

Borgata Building Atlantic City’s First Sportsbook, William Hill Expanding Monmouth Park Facility

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The Borgata is readying to begin construction on a $7 million sportsbook at the Atlantic City casino resort. The project is in anticipation of the US Supreme Court coming down on New Jersey’s side in the state’s appeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). MGM Resort’s Marina District property is…Read More

Empire City Casino Seeks Partnerships to Expand Facility

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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway has announced that it is pursuing partnerships in the hopes of expanding their current resort into a world-class facility. “We believe our prime location and outstanding accessibility will serve as a unique platform to create one of the world’s leading gaming, hospitality, and entertainment venues,” Empire City President and…Read More

Nevada Gaming Commission Uses New Law to ‘Reject’ Licensing Request for First Time

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The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) took advantage of a new licensing protocol at its disposal this week when it opted to reject an application for an executive working with Minnesota-based Table Trac Inc, a manufacturer of casino information technology systems. Prior to Assembly Bill 75 being passed into law earlier this year, the NGC could…Read More

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Rejects Cedar Rapids Casinos

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 3-2 to reject three proposed casino developments in Cedar Rapids, saying that any new gaming venues would be entering a market that is already saturated. While the regulators called it a difficult decision, and praised the quality of the applications, that wasn’t enough to convince them to authorize…Read More

Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

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Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Nearing $1 Billion Deal to Buy Two Indiana Racinos

Caesars Entertainment Indiana racetrack

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Caesars Entertainment is reportedly ready to go on a spending spree. The Nevada casino conglomerate is said to be in negotiations with Centaur Gaming to acquire its two Indiana racetrack casinos, Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand. The acquisitions, according to Bloomberg, are expected to cost Caesars more than $1 billion. Gaming…Read More

Jackpot! Florida Slots Player Wins $2.3 Million at Seminole Hard Rock

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Jackpots are hit at casinos around the world every day, but when they stretch into the millions of dollars, people start to take notice. That’s what happened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday night, when a Broward County woman his a $2.3 million jackpot on a penny slot….Read More

Ponca Tribe Gets Go-Ahead to Build Carter Lake Casino

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After decades of legal battles, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska received word in Wednesday that the National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that the tribe can go forward with plans to build a casino. The tribe would like to build the facility on five acres of land that they own in Carter Lake, Iowa. For…Read More