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The whole gambling world is not just online. Here we look at what is going on in brick-and-mortar sites. Whether it is a scam, a new development, or a special offer, this category has it all.

If there are events, promotions, or even scandals, it will be here too. After all, many of our readers still enjoy heading down to a casino to play. Just because you read online, doesn’t mean you have to only play online.

Connecticut Commercial vs. Tribal Gaming: Battle Continues in State General Assembly with New Bill

Connecticut casino East Windsor MGM

The Connecticut General Assembly has voted in favor of a public hearing to discuss a competitive bidding process bill that could lead to casino expansion. On Thursday, the General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee voted 18-6 to hold the event in the coming weeks. The legislation to be discussed would allow commercial operators to…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Gaffe Hands Parx Casino Fourth Pennsylvania Satellite Venue

Las Vegas Sands Pennsylvania satellite

On Wednesday morning, Las Vegas Sands submitted what was thought to be a winning $9.9 million bid to secure a 15-mile radius in Western Pennsylvania’s Mercer County. But the state’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB) later determined that the targeted locale impedes on a previously authorized Category 4 satellite casino region won by Mount Airy #1,…Read More

Shareholder Lawsuits Pile Up Against Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts lawsuits

Wynn Resorts’ board could be facing an avalanche of legal action from disgruntled shareholders, angered by its apparent failure to keep the alleged behavior of its disgraced former chairman and CEO in check. Lawsuits were beginning to mount this week, as a class action suit in New York joined two shareholder derivative suits filed in…Read More

Seneca Nation Dispute: Niagara County Urges New York State Legislature to Resolve Compact Discord

Niagara County Seneca casino New York

The ongoing gaming compact dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians has become problematic, and Niagara County officials are calling on the New York Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to swiftly find a solution to the conflict. Next month will mark one year since the tribe stopped revenue sharing payments to the state. The…Read More

Star Casino Sydney Accidentally Shredded $7 Million in Checks

Star Casino Sydney shredded high roller checks

The Star Casino in Sydney, Australia is trying to claw back $7 million from a high-rolling Chinese gambler after it accidentally destroyed two checks he had used as security. A former employee of Star City admitted in the New South Wales Supreme Court that the checks had “probably” been shredded by accident because he thought…Read More

South Dakota Legislature Mulls Extending Gambling Beyond Deadwood

Port Yankton casino proposal, South Dakota

South Dakota lawmakers will debate a bill this week that proposes licensing a casino in Yankton, a city of 23,000 people where the Missouri river meets the state’s southern border with Nebraska. If approved, it would be the first commercial casino authorized outside of Deadwood and would require a constitutional amendment, to be agreed to by…Read More

Boyd Gaming Posts Record 2017 Revenues But Shares Plunge on Q4 Profits

Boyd Gaming CEO Kevin Smith

Despite posting record revenues of $2.38 billion for 2017 on Tuesday, Boyd Gaming stock had slipped 5.7 percent by the end of trading that day. Investors, it seems, are a tough bunch to please – as are analysts. The dip occurred because adjusted Q4 earnings came in lower than analysts’ expectations. Meanwhile, the company’s own…Read More

Las Vegas Sands Wins Fourth Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Auction, Selects Location Near Ohio Border

Las Vegas Sands Pennsylvania satellite

Las Vegas Sands could soon have as many gaming floors in Pennsylvania as it does in Nevada. The parent company to The Venetian and Palazzo won the fourth of 10 satellite casino auctions in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, with the winning bid totaling $9.9 million. Sands selected a 15-mile radius in Mercer County, which sits in…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Favored to Win Stanley Cup Finals at Nevada and Online Sportsbooks

Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup Finals at both online and Sin City sportsbooks. With a record of 39-16 and 82 points, Vegas sits atop the Western Conference, and are tied with the Boston Bruins for the second best overall record behind only the Tampa Bay Lightning (40-17,…Read More

Japan Lawmakers Propose $19 Casino Entry Fee for Nationals

Japan casino entry fees

Casino odds are always stacked against the gambler, but what if you find yourself out of pocket before you’ve even touched a card or rolled a dice? The Japanese parliamentary committee tasked with developing a framework of regulation for the country’s future casino market is proposing just this. On Wednesday, lawmakers presented a motion to…Read More

Showboat Atlantic City Mulling Casino Return, as Boardwalk Revitalization Continues

Showboat Atlantic City casino hotel

Showboat Atlantic City owner Bart Blatstein has taken the first step in reopening the casino floor at the Boardwalk property. One of four casinos to close in 2014, Blatstein acquired the Showboat for $23 million in January of 2016. The resort opened as a non-gaming hotel that June, with 872 guestrooms. The Press of Atlantic…Read More

Maryland Live Takes It Outside for Dwindling Demographic: Gamblers Who Smoke

Maryland Live casino smoking gaming area

Maryland Live saw its gross gaming revenues (GGR) plummet in 2017 when the MGM National Harbor came to town. Now the casino is turning to gambling smokers, hoping to turn the tables back in its favor. In a state where indoor smoking hasn’t been allowed anywhere indoors for the past 10 years, Maryland Live saw…Read More

Macau Chinese New Year Has Tourists Flocking to Gambling Hub

Macau Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year kicked off in Macau on Friday, as a parade of dancing lions and twisting dragons wound their way through the colonial Portuguese architecture of the enclave’s historic center, while fireworks cracked over the Praia Grande Bay. And the hotels were packed. The festivities, which continue for 15 days, are peak season and…Read More

Lucky Dragon Casino Goes Bust, Files for Bankruptcy

Lucky Dragon bankruptcy

Chinese New Year didn’t prove to be very lucky for Lucky Dragon, Las Vegas’ newest casino and its most recently shuttered. On Friday, the first day of the Year of the Dog, the Chinese-themed casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, less than a year and a half after its grand opening. Lucky Dragon closed…Read More

New Wynn Resorts CEO Says Growth Will Continue After Steve Wynn Exit, Japan Casino Still on Radar

Wynn Resorts Matt Maddox

Wynn Resorts new CEO Matt Maddox said in his first major address to employees on Monday that the company’s casino development projects in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau will continue, and emphasized that the operator remains committed to obtaining an integrated resort license in Japan. Maddox, who replaced founder Steve Wynn on February 6 after…Read More