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MGM Cotai Aiming for Quality Players, Events

MGM Cotai Pansy Ho

The keyword for the MGM Cotai appears to be “quality,” both in terms of what it wants to offer gamblers and in the kinds of customers the resort plans to attract. That’s the word of MGM China Holdings co-chairperson Pansy Ho Chiu King, who says that the upcoming casino, set to open in Macau in…Read More

Caesars LINQ Promenade Unveils Plans for First Zipline on Las Vegas Strip

linq zip line

In keeping with Caesars President and CEO Mark Frissora’s promise to grow the casino conglomerate post-bankruptcy, the company announced plans to build the first zipline on the Las Vegas Strip. Fly LINQ will cost approximately $20 million and be constructed above the LINQ Promenade. Construction is expected in spring of 2018 with an anticipated completion…Read More

Sands Cotai Central Rebranding Could Hurt Short Term Revenues

sands cotai central rebranding

While the Sands Cotai Central’s rebranding may be good for business eventually, construction work could hurt the property’s ability to draw gamblers in the meantime. That’s the word from Japanese brokerage firm Nomura, which made the assessment based on plans announced by Las Vegas Sands last week. As reported in October, Sands is looking to…Read More

‘What Happens in Vegas’ Slogan Shelved Indefinitely as City Seeks New Message After Shooting Tragedy

Las Vegas marketing slogans

For 15 years, the world has known “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, Las Vegas has decided that potential visitors won’t be seeing that slogan again anytime soon. According to an Associated Press report, the move to cease using the motto…Read More

‘Match Poker’ Given Observer Status, First Step towards Olympic Inclusion

Ladbrokes Court of Appeal.

Could there be a day when a form of poker is seen in the Olympic Games? The game may have taken its first step on the road to inclusion this month, as an international body that says it works closely with the International Olympic Committee gave it and other lesser-known sports recognition for the first…Read More

Turning Stone and Boxing Hall of Fame Announce ‘Win Win’ Partnership

International Boxing Hall of Fame

The Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame have agreed to a long-term partnership that aims to solidify the Central New York region as a premier destination for boxing fans. The move is designed to give more national exposure to the Hall of Fame, which has long been considered one of…Read More

UK Lottery Website Taken Out by Peak-Time DDoS Attack 

The UK National Lottery hit by DDoS arrack

The UK National Lottery was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday night, leaving thousands of customers unable to buy tickets for the primary weekly lottery draw. The website was down for around an hour and a half at the absolute peak time for lottery sales. It is not known whether lottery operator, Camelot,…Read More

PAC-MAN to Break Onto the Casino Floor in New Skill-based Gambling Game

PAC-MAN to hit casinos

PAC-MAN, everyone’s favorite insatiably dot-munching, eternally haunted pop culture icon, is finally making its his way to the casino floor, courtesy of a tie up between skill-gaming pioneers Gamblit and Japan’s Bandai Namco, which owns the rights to the legendary arcade game character. Gamblit’s skill-based real-money retro gambling game “PAC-MAN Battle Casino” will make its global…Read More

Novomatic Puts IPO on Ice as Looming German Regulations Generate Market Uncertainty

Johann Graf, owner of Novomatic

Austrian gambling giant Novomatic has shelved its highly anticipated initial public offering, due to market uncertainty caused by new restrictive gaming regulations in Germany. The floatation on the Frankfurt stock exchange was expected to happen this week, but instead the slots operator and casino supplier announced it was would not be listed this year at…Read More

Aussie Court Shoots Down $8.8 Billion Tabcorp-Tatts Merger

David Attenborough, Tabcorp CEO

The long-planned merger between Tabcorp and Tatts, Australia’s two biggest gambling firms, could be off, as a federal court on Wednesday squelched regulatory approval of the $8.8 billion deal following a judicial review. At the very best, it represents an enormous setback for the merger which Tabcorp had hoped could be finalized in the last…Read More

Genting World Dream Casino Ship Plots Maiden Voyage in Asian Gambling Seas

Genting’s World Dream, ready to set sail in November

The World Dream, a mammoth 151,000-ton ocean liner built for Genting Hong Kong, is complete and ready to set sail, adding a major new player to Asia’s casino landscape, or maybe seascape. The 18-story boat left its construction shipyard in Germany in late August, and since then has floated down the River Ems to the…Read More

Indiana’s Commercial Operators Bemoan State’s First Tribal Casino

Indiana’s casinos oppose state’s first tribal casino, Four Winds South Bend

The casino landscape in Indiana is changing. The state’s ten riverboat casinos, based on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Ohio River, are begrudgingly about to welcome a new competitor to the fold. The state’s first tribal casino, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casino in South Bend, is expected to open…Read More

Ban Gambling Brands on Soccer Shirts, Says UK Opposition Labour Party

Labour calls for end to soccer shirt sponsorship

A Labour government in the UK would put an end to gambling companies advertising on soccer jerseys, the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said on Wednesday. This season, nine out of 20 English Premier League teams are bearing the logos of betting companies across their chests and a combined 62 million has been forked out…Read More

Hollywood Studio Owner Wants to Land a Pan Am Double-decker 747 on Vegas Strip

Pan Am double-decker Boeing 747 dining experience could be heading for Vegas

A Pan Am double-decker 747 could be winging its way to Vegas, if Hollywood film studio owner Talaat Captan has his way. Captan, CEO of studio Air Hollywood, which provides movies with airplane sets, is trying to convince casino operators on the Las Vegas Strip that his retro-aviatic dining experience will be the next big…Read More

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere, as MGM Aims to Cash In on Virtual Undead

Zero Latency’s Zombie Survival comes to MGM Grand

Zombies will soon be infesting downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. But before you stock up on canned foods, medicine, and weapons, rest assured these representatives of the ravenous undead are here purely to entertain. For a few weeks now, the “Fear the Walking Dead Survival Experience” on Fremont Street has been offering visitors a…Read More