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Baseball Sports Betting Tops $1 Billion at Nevada Sportsbooks in 2016

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The Major League Baseball sports betting market has much to celebrate this holiday season, as the latest numbers from the Nevada Gaming Control Board show the sport received more wagers in 2016 than any other year in Silver State history. In total, more than $1 billion was bet on MLB games through October of 2016….Read More

MGM National Harbor Betting on A-List Entertainment to Attract Visitors

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MGM National Harbor opens its $1.4 billion doors on December 8, and with it marks the sixth casino resort to open in Maryland. Paired with Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos, Atlantic City, and planned gaming expansion in Massachusetts and Connecticut, industry analysts are anxiously awaiting to see how the cluttered casino market responds to another addition. But…Read More

Japan’s Lower House Passes Casino Bill Supported By Shinzo Abe

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Japan edged closer to legalizing casino gambling on Tuesday, when its Lower House passed legislation that would pave the way for the introduction of integrated casino resorts to the country. The bill remains controversial; a recent study showed that more than half of Japanese citizens are opposed to casino gaming, while opposition parties boycotted the…Read More

Atlantic City Historians Betting on Future With Donald Trump Museum

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Atlantic City historians are asking city officials to assist in finding and collecting artifacts pertaining to Donald Trump’s time spent in the region in order to create a museum dedicated to the president-elect. A group of local historians believes a museum celebrating Trump’s long history in the area could attract visitors to the Boardwalk and…Read More

Philippines Casino Owner on the Lam from Rodrigo Duterte’s Hit, Er, Police Squads

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Chinese citizen Jack Lam is on the run this week after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his law enforcement agency to arrest the casino operator. Lam is being accused by the president of attempting to bribe Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman Andrea Domingo, as well as “economic sabotage.” Through his Jimei Group holdings…Read More

Macau Revenues Surge to $2.4 Billion, Region Posts Best Month Since 2014

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Macau revenues topped all gaming expectations in November by climbing over 14 percent to 18.8 billion patacas ($2.35 billion). While it takes state gaming agencies at least a week or two to unveil gaming numbers in the US, Macau wastes no time in publishing monthly financial data. Just hours into December, Macau is bringing Christmas…Read More

Tioga Downs Opens in New York, Bringing Casino Gambling to the Empire State At Last

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Tioga Downs, upstate New York’s first casino, finally opened its doors on Friday. Located in Nichols, just 30 miles west of Binghamton near the Pennsylvania border, the new gaming facility represents the victory of gaming in the Empire State after many legislative battles. Despite being the last of New York’s four new casinos to receive…Read More

“Welcome to Macau, How Much Money Are You Carrying?” Casinos Face Proposed Stranglehold Regulation

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Macau casinos could suffer the most from a proposed regulation that would require incoming guests to disclose how much cash they have on them when arriving at customs in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic. Teledifusão de Macau, a leading television network in the area, is reporting that inbound travelers from international countries,…Read More

Nevada Casinos Win in October, as Non-Stop Flights from Beijing Bring in Chinese Tourists

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Nevada casinos won big in October, as revenues climbed 11.1 percent compared to the same month in 2015. Total win came in at $986.2 million, Nevada’s third-best month since gambling was legalized in 1931. October also marked yet another positive month for Silver State gaming operators, and puts the industry up 4.9 percent for the…Read More

Carl Icahn Just Says No, as President-Elect Donald Trump Fires Himself From Trump Organization

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Casino billionaire Carl Icahn may soon be more involved with the Trump brand than the former Taj Mahal owner and current President-elect himself. Donald Trump, who takes office in less than two months at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, plans to step away from the Trump Organization during his time as commander-in-chief. The announcement comes just a…Read More

Japan Could Yet Legalize Casinos Before End of Year

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Japan could pass legislation to make casinos legal before 2016 wraps up, although the country’s lawmakers will be cutting it close. The Kyodo newswire reported Tuesday that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is optimistic that the country’s casino bill will be approved by the Lower House of the Diet in a plenary session on…Read More

Glenn Straub Wants to Make Atlantic City Great Again, Sues New Jersey

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Glenn Straub says through his attorney that he wants to make Atlantic City great again, but the state’s delaying of his hotel’s permit is preventing him from reopening the Revel Casino under the new moniker TEN. Taking a slogan out of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign playbook, Straub attorney David Stefankiewicz tells the Associated Press, “Mr….Read More

Bermuda Casino Bill to Authorize Island Gambling Passes Without Opposition

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A Bermuda casino bill has passed through the island territory’s Senate without opposition, a development that brings gambling one step closer to the remote British Overseas Territory. Known for its pink sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, Bermuda is also recognized for its relatively conservative atmosphere. While tourists will find plenty of watering holes, casinos…Read More

Andrew Cuomo Not In “Giving Tuesday” Mood, Vetoes Charitable Gaming Bill

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) had a severe case of the Mondays this week. Yesterday, the Democrat in his second term vetoed 72 bills passed by the State Legislature that dealt with everything from public transit improvement and natural disaster readiness to charitable gambling. One of his legislative victims was the Charitable Gaming Act…Read More

South Bend Casino Puts Gambling Next to America’s Most Distinguished Catholic University

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A South Bend casino is cleared for construction, and when the resort is completed, will put gambling less than five miles from the University of Notre Dame campus. On November 17, the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) placed 165.81 acres of land southwest of downtown South Bend, Indiana, into trust for the Pokagon…Read More