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Melco Resorts Owner Lawrence Ho Prefers Osaka Over Tokyo for Casino Destination

Lawrence Ho Japan casino gambling

Melco Resorts owner Lawrence Ho doesn’t feel that Tokyo should be the recipient of one of the two casino licenses expected to be issued by the National Diet later this year. Talking with Bloomberg this week, Ho opined that the world’s most populated metropolis doesn’t need a casino to attract people. Instead, the 40-year-old, worth an…Read More

Las Vegas Not Drunk Enough to Make List of Top 20 Booziest Cities

Drinking in Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be thought of as Sin City, but that doesn’t mean the place is awash in booze 24/7. Well, actually, maybe it is. But when it comes to determining the drunkest cities in America, Las Vegas hasn’t got a thing on Midwestern metropolises such as Dubuque, Iowa, Lincoln, Nebraska, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A study…Read More

Rumors Suggest Iconic Bellagio Fountains Could Close

Bellagio Fountains to close rumor.

Rumors suggest the famous Bellagio Fountains may be set to make way for something new, but MGM Resorts has denied the iconic water feature will close. On May 22, the Las Vegas Review-Journal cited a “source” that suggested the future of the famous fountains has been discussed by executives at MGM Resorts. Built by Steve…Read More

China’s Anti-Corruption Drive Could Still Hurt Macau’s Economic Recovery, Market Analysts Warn

Chinese President Xi Jinping

An anti-graft and corruption campaign in China has been ongoing for more than two years. For a while, the government in Beijing seemed to be focussing on casino junket operators in Macau, with sweeps that resulted in arrests of casino executives as well as junior-level employees. The attention on casino marketers seems to have subsided,…Read More

Las Vegas Terror Threat Looms Ahead of Super-Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend terror attack threat

The Las Vegas Strip could be the target of a planned terrorist attack by lone wolves, according to a propaganda video that US intelligence agents have described as a “credible” threat. With the big three-day Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that a “legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video” showing scenes of…Read More

Sands Bethlehem Sale to MGM Resorts Reportedly Falls Through

Sands Bethlehem Sheldon Adelson MGM

Sands Bethlehem in Pennsylvania will remain under the Las Vegas Sands corporate umbrella for the foreseeable future after acquisition talks with MGM Resorts reportedly failed to reach a deal. The news was first reported by The Morning Call, a newspaper that covers the Allentown and Lehigh Valley area in eastern Pennsylvania. MGM was rumored to…Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Set Table Games Record, MGM Still Eyeing Sands Bethlehem

Pennsylvania casinos Sands Bethlehem

Pennsylvania casinos pull in more total gaming revenue than Atlantic City, and nearly a third of what Nevada does each month. And April was yet another strong month for Commonwealth’s 12 gambling destinations. The dozen casinos collected $285.25 million in April, a 1.44 percent increase compared to 2016. Table games were responsible for the bump, as they…Read More

Always Dreaming Has Obstacles to Overcome for Winning Preakness

Preakness preview

After an impressive victory at the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Always Dreaming is the horse overwhelmingly favored to win the Preakness on Saturday. But a few of his equine counterparts could present a challenge as he attempts to take down this second leg of the Triple Crown. The 3-year-old colt won the Derby at Churchill Downs by nearly…Read More

Caesars to Revamp Flamingo, while Resorts World Las Vegas Delayed 12 Months

Flamingo revamp, Resorts Word delayed

Caesars Entertainment Corp is ready to spend $90 million revamping the famous Flamingo Las Vegas. In an official statement released Thursday morning, the company said it planned a complete renovation of 1,270 rooms at the iconic casino-hotel, to begin late August.    And yes, this is the same Caesars whose main operating unit is still…Read More

Dana White Confirms McGregor Deal in Mayweather Fight, Fertittas Give Mom Extra Special Mother’s Day

Dana White Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

Dana White says his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor has agreed to terms to step into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather. Chatting with TNT during the network’s postgame coverage of game one of the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers Eastern Conference Finals, White revealed McGregor’s…Read More

Lawmakers Grill Laxalt Over Possible Impropriety on Adelson’s Behalf

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt Testifying to the Legislature

Nevada’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt faced tough questions from state lawmakers on Wednesday. They wanted to know more about a conversation between him and a top state top gaming official at a Reno coffeeshop that some say was intended to benefit casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Laxalt and Gaming Control Board chair AG Burnett appeared before the…Read More

Pippa Middleton’s Wedding Bets Offer Traditional to Sublime

Pippa Middleton’s wedding

While her famous sister, Kate Middleton, got more attention when she married England’s future king, younger sister Pippa Middleton is receiving a fair share of action from betting companies on her Saturday wedding to James Matthews. Paddy Power, Coral and Ladbrokes all are offering proposition bets on the nuptials. The British Tabloids are calling this…Read More

Gaming Regulator’s Secret Recording Exposes Unsavory Effort to Assist Adelson

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt

One of Nevada’s top gaming regulators contacted the FBI after the state’s attorney general, Adam Laxalt, attempted to call in a favor on behalf of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The Nevada Independent released a transcript on Tuesday of a March 2016 conversation between Gaming Control Board Chair AG Burnett and Laxalt, who at the time was…Read More

Dana White Gives Conor McGregor Sunday Deadline for Floyd Mayweather Fight

Dana White UFC Mayweather vs. McGregor

UFC President Dana White is growing tired of dealing with the potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight. Appearing this week on CBS Sports Radio’s “The Jim Rome Show,” White told listeners that he’s losing patience in trying to find terms suitable to the two large personalities. The hyped clash has generated tons of press…Read More

Japanese Gaming Company Sega Sammy Hopes to Snag Majority Ownership in Casino Resort

Japanese gaming company Sega Sammy

Japanese gaming manufacturer Sega Sammy is the first domestic firm in the country to publicly express interest in bidding on one of the two integrated casino resorts expected to be authorized next fall. Japan’s National Diet approved the legalization of commercial casinos last December. The bill’s passage, however, called for a second, more in-depth piece…Read More