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Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Labor Disruption Settled Ending Two-Month Strike

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A two-month strike at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver came to an end on Monday night — but only just. Fifty-seven percent of the striking members of the BC Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) voted to accept a deal with Hard Rock operator the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (CGC), which will offer immediate annual…Read More

Penn National Gaming Drops Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania, Moving Forward With Satellite Casinos

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Penn National Gaming confirmed this week that it has dropped its lawsuit against the State of Pennsylvania challenging the legality of so-called “mini-casinos.” The Category 4 satellite casinos are permitted to house up to 750 slot machines and 30 table games. The state’s expanded gambling package signed into law last fall by Governor Tom Wolf…Read More

Tuscarora Tribal Leader Among 25 Arrested in North Carolina Illegal Casino Swoop

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Authorities in North Carolina have arrested over 25 members of the Tuscarora Indian Nation — including tribal leader Kendall Locklear — during raids on three illegal, “full-fledged” casinos in Maxton, Pembroke, and Red Springs, all in Robeson County. Police were taking no chances. Local law enforcement was backed up by the US Department of Homeland…Read More

Dover Downs Acquired by Rhode Island Casino Group Twin River, Company Plans Public Offering

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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in the Delaware capital is being acquired by Rhode Island casino operator Twin River Worldwide. Investors in the struggling Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment will see their shares exchanged into Twin River stock once the privately held company goes public on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ….Read More

Power Five College Football Conferences Embrace Player Availability Reports

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The commissioners of the Power Five college football conferences are embracing the idea of creating a nationwide player availability reporting system as legalized sports betting comes to states across the country. Last week, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, ACC Commissioner John Swofford, and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby all said at their respective conference college football…Read More

Macau Visitor Arrivals Grew Eight Percent in First Half of 2018 to 16.8 Million

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The Macau Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) reports Monday that visitor arrivals totaled a little more than 16.8 million people in January through June, an eight percent gain on the same period in 2017. Overnight visitors totaled 8.77 million, an increase of 8.3 percent, and same-day travelers totaled more than eight million, up 7.8 percent….Read More

Philippines Audit Commission Blasts PAGCOR for Excessive Compensation and 18-Carat Gold Rings

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The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (PAGCOR) is being lambasted by the country’s Commission on Audit for allegedly providing senior officials with 18-carat gold rings and failing to pay the federal government the appropriate amount of tax on gambling revenues. Earlier this month, the Commission on Audit released its annual review of the gaming regulator…Read More

Atlantic City Visitation Soars During Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Openings

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Atlantic City needs to grow visitation to the beachfront gambling town in order to support the arrival of two new casino resorts. During a 12-day stretch in late June and early July, Hard Rock and Ocean Resort seemed to do just that. The reimagined Boardwalk properties officially opened on June 27, a day earlier than…Read More

Japanese PM Abe’s Popularity Shrinks Over Casino Bill, Flood Disaster

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s popularity has taken a pummeling following the passage of the country’s casino bill. According to a poll by the Nikkei Asian Review (NAR) and TV Tokyo, Abe and his cabinet’s approval rating has dipped 7 percent since late June – likely because of a public perception that the government prioritized…Read More

Francesco Molinari Open Championship a Win for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

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Francesco Molinari made history on Sunday at Carnoustie when he became the first Italian golfer to win one of the sport’s four major championships. Almost 5,000 miles away in Las Vegas, oddsmakers cheered on Molinari’s surprising Open Championship victory. The Italian was listed at 60/1 following his T25 finish at the US Open. Strong play…Read More

112,000-Square-Foot Marijuana Dispensary Complex Near Strip Seeks to ‘Out-Vegas Vegas’

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Planet 13 — one of the world’s largest marijuana dispensaries — is scheduled to open come November 1 near the Las Vegas Strip. But the $7.5 million complex’s developers are positioning the outlet as more than simply a cannabis hotspot. Envisioned by former Henderson Mayor Bob Groesbeck and City Councilman Larry Scheffler, the marijuana superstore…Read More

Famed Broadcaster Brent Musburger New Voice of Raiders, Developing Fox Sports Betting TV Show

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Brent Musburger might be 79-years-old, but the famed sports broadcaster known for his love of gambling certainly isn’t slowing down. This week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal revealed that Musburger has agreed to a three-year deal to serve as the radio voice of the NFL Oakland Raiders. Team president Mark Davis confirmed the split with longtime…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Bringing In Less Than Half of Projected Revenue as New York State Battles Neighbors for Business

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Resorts World Catskills was expected to be the crowning jewel of New York’s upstate casino expansion plans. But since opening in February, the venue has brought in less than half of its projected gaming revenue. The casino is averaging just under $12 million a month in gross gaming revenue (GGR), putting the venue on pace…Read More

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fighting for Native American Casino in Massachusetts, Planned for Non-Sovereign Land

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Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren — who has been famously taunted by President Donald Trump for her claims of Native American heritage — is now pushing for authorization that would allow the  Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build an integrated casino resort in Taunton, which sits about 40 miles south of Boston, via federal legislation. The…Read More

Gambler Charged with Stabbing Dealer at London’s Empire Casino

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A gambler who stabbed a dealer at London’s Empire Casino, Leicester Square, leaving him in critical condition, has now been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. Kien Nguyen, 34, from East London, plunged a blade five inches into the chest of roulette croupier David Downes at around…Read More