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Japan Casino Bill Unlikely to Pass National Diet Until 2018

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The Japan casino bill currently being worked on in the National Diet might be delayed by the upcoming snap election that will dissolve the parliament’s lower legislative chamber. On Monday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced there will be an election to replace the 475 members of the House of Representatives. The vote will occur on…Read More

South Korea’s $1.8 Billion Shinhwa World Casino on Jeju Island to Open in December

Jeju Shinhwa World official opening December

Jeju Shinhwa World, the $1.8 billion integrated resort currently under construction on the South Korean holiday island of Jeju, has announced that its “official opening” will take place on December 8. The casino rolled out an initial phase soft opening in April, with the launch of a 344-units of luxury accommodation, known as Somerset Jeju…Read More

MGM Resorts Ups Connecticut Ante with PR Blitz for Bridgeport Casino

The MGM Bridgeport, a proposed casino in southwestern Connecticut, is beginning to look less like “a stunt” and more like casino hardball, as MGM Resorts has unleashed a marketing blitz to win local hearts and minds for their unlikely casino project. According to the Connecticut Post, the casino giant instigated a PR bombardment that involves…Read More

Morningstar: Japan’s Integrated Casino Resort Market Should Be Less Restricted

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Japan’s forthcoming integrated casino market won’t be able to achieve its maximum revenue potential should the federal government implement various restrictions as expected. That’s according to global investment firm Morningstar, which voiced various concerns over the regulations in a note issued this week. Equity analysts Chelsey Tam and Dan Wasiolek point to a likely 15,000-square-meter…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Tax Appeal Settlements Covered Through Municipal Bonds

Atlantic City property tax appeals

Atlantic City reached property tax appeal settlements with numerous casinos last month, and the state government says it’s funding the payments through the issuance of municipal bonds. Bally’s, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, Tropicana, and the former Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza all reached tax deals that totaled $68 million, a staggering sum, but also…Read More

Inventor of Automatic Shuffler Among Casino Visionaries Named to Gaming Hall of Fame

John Breeding of Shuffle Master makes Gaming Hall of Fame

The 2017 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is almost upon us and, to celebrate, the American Gaming Association announced this week it has inducted four new members into its Gaming Hall of Fame. The “Class of 2017” comprises John Breeding, the brains behind the automatic card shuffling machine; Joe Kaminkow, the man who injected pop-culture themes…Read More

Minnesota Super Bowl Pop-Up Nightclub Announced at Nearby Majestic Lake Casino

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Super Bowl LII, or 52nd for those not versed in their Roman numerals, will take place on February 4, 2018, at the domed US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Home of the Minnesota Vikings, the big game will bring the American sporting world north to a city where the average daily high during that time of…Read More

Impact of Hurricane Maria Could Devastate Puerto Rico Tourism, Casinos for Years

Hurricane Maria damage

The damage Hurricane Maria did to Puerto Rico’s homes and streets were immediately evident after it blew through the island, but the aftereffects it could have casinos and tourism will take months, if not years to assess. The Category 4 storm tore roofs off buildings, pulled trees out of the ground, and flooded homes when…Read More

Atlantic City Strip Club Stakes Its Pole in Former Trump Taj Mahal, New Owner Hard Rock Files Suit

Atlantic city strip club Score Hard Rock

Atlantic City strip club Scores says when Hard Rock is finished with its $500 million reimagining of the former Trump Taj Mahal, it has the legal right to reopen inside the resort. The gentlemen’s club makes that claim that it still holds a valid lease agreement with the shuttered Taj that should allow it to…Read More

Marijuana Industry Conventions a Pot of Gold for Casinos, Says Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

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Marijuana business conventions should potentially be allowed to host their events inside casino resorts in Las Vegas and around Nevada, says Governor Brian Sandoval (R). This, despite a recent clear mandate just last month from the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) for industry operators to have a hands-off approach when it comes to inviting in cannabis…Read More

Scientific Games Buys Online Gambling Platform Provider NYX Gaming for $632 Million

Scientific Games NYX Gaming acquisition

Las Vegas-based Scientific Games (SG) announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring competitor NYX Gaming in a deal valued at $632 million. The purchase further extends Scientific’s dominating presence in the slots market. Scientific Games will buy all outstanding ordinary shares of NYX, a company based in Las Vegas that trades on Toronto’s Venture Stock…Read More

NFL Bets: Cleveland Browns Favored First Time Since 2015, Injury Reports Help Gamblers

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The Cleveland Browns have played 21 regular season games since the last time they were favored in Las Vegas ahead of a matchup. That changes this week, as the Westgate SuperBook and other Nevada and online oddsmakers believe the Dog Pound will come out on top against the Andrew Luck-less Indianapolis Colts. The line is…Read More

Comedian Kevin Hart, Las Vegas Headliner and PokerStars Ambassador, Extricates Himself From Extortion Attempt, Claims He Has ‘Target on His Back’

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Comedian Kevin Hart, a PokerStars ambassador and Las Vegas performing mainstay, is fighting back against an alleged extortion attempt by a person who obtained video of the actor behaving inappropriately with a woman in a hotel suite in Sin City. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, and for the married Hart, whose…Read More

Florida’s Mardi Gras Casino Accuses Rival Gulfstream of Looting Players After Hurricane

Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track, closed indefinitely after Irma

As Floridians pull together in a spirit of communal recovery after Hurricane Irma, clean-up efforts have one casino in the state contending its chief competitor is engaged in dirty business through trying times. While most of Florida’s gaming industry survived the hurricane relatively unscathed, the Mardi Gras Casino in Hollywood was the one gambling venue…Read More

Connecticut Governor Balks at MGM Proposal for $675M Bridgeport Casino: ‘Impossible’

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy dismisses MGM Bridgeport plan

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has rebuffed a surprise proposal by MGM Resorts International to build a $675 million casino resort in Bridgeport, on the state’s southwest coast. While the promise of investment could be tempting to the cash-strapped state, it is also almost impossible, Malloy told the Connecticut Post, because it would require the blessing…Read More