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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

Vegas Golden Knights Set NHL Expansion Team Win Record

Vegas Golden Knights hockey odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are the most successful expansion team in NHL history. With yet another overtime victory on Thursday night, hockey’s newest team won its 34th contest, surpassing a 24-year-old mark set by both the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks during the 1993-94 season. And they still have 32 games to play. “It doesn’t…Read More

Las Vegas Police Say Nobody Witnessed Stephen Paddock Suicide

Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas police cleared up one of the more confusing aspects of the timeline surrounding the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, confirming that while Stephen Paddock killed himself, nobody actually witnessed him doing so. According to Sgt. Jerry MacDonald of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Paddock was already dead…Read More

Connecticut’s MMCT Accuses Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Over Inaction on Satellite Casino

MMCT accuses Ryan Zinke over Connecticut casino

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes of Connecticut have accused the Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke of filibustering over the approval of its satellite casino plans at the behest of casino giant MGM. The tribe is suing the DOI over what it claims is illegal inaction. Connecticut has authorized the two tribes, collectively known…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Odds: Sportsbooks Seem Comfortable Giving Eagles 4.5 Points

Super Bowl odds Patriots Eagles

The 2018 Super Bowl is less than three days away, and oddsmakers in Nevada seem comfortable heading into kickoff with the New England Patriots spotting the Philadelphia Eagles 4.5 points. The spread opened with the underdogs being given as many as 6.5 points, the longest line of any Super Bowl team since 2009. But with…Read More