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Chicago Casino Proposal Unprofitable, Uninvestable, Says Feasibility Study

Chicago’s first casino would struggle to make money because it would be the most highly taxed gaming operation in America, according to a feasibility study released Tuesday by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB). The… Read More

Wynn, Encore Las Vegas Are Top Two US Casinos, Per TripAdvisor Users, But Las Vegas Overall Ranks Low

After parsing data from nearly 361,000 reviews, online travel company TripAdvisor ranked the top 50 US casinos and the news is good for Wynn Resorts. The Wynn Las Vegas and the neighboring Encore took… Read More

Moody’s Warns Atlantic City Could Face ‘Draconian Cost-Cutting’ and Large Tax Increases

Atlantic City and eight other municipalities in New Jersey could see their credit ratings downgraded due to Governor Phil Murphy’s (D) freeze on transitional aid disbursements. Earlier this month, the governor announced a suspension… Read More

Study Finds College Students Have Mixed Views on Gambling and Whether Casinos Are Exciting

A new study finds that college students are split as to whether they find casinos exciting, and if gambling is an activity they enjoy. Stockton University’s Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and… Read More

United Nations: Southeast Asia Casinos ‘Perfect Partner’ for Organized Crime Syndicates

The United Nations (UN) says Southeast Asia casinos are prime vehicles for organized crime groups to launder large volumes of illicit money due to their lack of regulatory oversight and weak security safeguards. The… Read More

UK to Launch First Problem Gambling Clinic for Kids Amid Warnings of ‘Generational Scandal’

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) will open its first ever problem-gambling clinic for children. The National Problem Gambling Clinic in London will launch in September, offering specialist help for children and young people… Read More

No Integrated Resorts in Japan Before 2026: Analysts

The first Japanese casino resorts are unlikely to open their doors until 2026. That’s the conclusion of a research brief published this week by Global Market Advisors (GMA), which asserts that legislative delays and… Read More

Analysts Predict Flat Macau Casino Win in 2019, China Economic Slowdown Blamed

Fitch Ratings analysts say Macau casinos will report flat gross gaming revenue (GGR) or single-digit growth in 2019. The world’s richest gaming hub will be impacted by the ongoing economic slowdown in China, the… Read More

Study Reveals Nevada Most Gambling Addicted State in America

When most people think of gambling in the United States, they think of Nevada. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that a study released this week shows The Silver State leads in the nation in… Read More

Las Vegas Saw Fewer First-Time Visitors in 2018, But Repeat Visitation Increases

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released its 2018 Visitor Profile Study this week, and there are several unforeseen findings. The LVCVA hired GLS Research – a San Francisco-based analytical firm –… Read More

BC Regulator Report Exonerates River Rock Casino From Money Laundering But Journalist Says It’s Flawed

A British Columbia Lottery Corporation report has apparently cleared the River Rock Casino in Richmond of wide-scale money laundering, Global News reports, despite the dirty-cash scandal that has engulfed the Canadian province’s casino sector… Read More

Women Make Up Majority of Gambling-Addicted Swedes for First Time Ever: Study

Women now make up the majority of people with gambling problems in Sweden, according to a new survey by the country’s health authority. The survey found that of an estimated 45,000 Swedes believed to… Read More

AGA March Madness Survey Shows Americans Love Watching and Betting on NCAA Tournament, But Not Always Legally

A new survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA) shows just how mad Americans are about college basketball this time of year. The findings, released on Monday, show 47 million adults — or nearly… Read More

Nevada Tourism Industry Delivers State $67.6B Economic Impact During 2018 Fiscal Year

The Nevada tourism industry was responsible for generating a state economic impact of $67.6 billion in the latest fiscal year. The statistics come in the Nevada Resort Association’s (NRA) Fact Book, which is published… Read More

UK Gambling Commission Survey Shows Possible Decline in Problem Gambling Rates

Problem gambling in the UK may have dipped slightly in 2018, according to new figures from the country’s gambling regulator, the UK Gambling Commission — but then again, they may not have. While the… Read More