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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Worried Casinos Would Corrupt Chicago

Yep, you read that title right: in the city known for political scandals second only to possibly New Orleans, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is extremely worried that allowing land-based casinos in Chicago could open the door to the potential for political corruption. We’ll pause here so you can wipe the coffee spit off your computer…Read More

Brick-and-Mortar Poker Rooms Get the Wrecking Ball: Are Poker’s Glory Days Waning?

Ten years ago, following a Cinderella win for a guy with the life-imitates-art last name of Moneymaker, brick-and-mortar poker took off like nobody could ever have predicted, and a serious card game once reserved for hustlers and math geniuses suddenly became everyone’s fairy tale fantasy of their own rags-to-riches story.  You too could win $8…Read More

Just Say “Nyet” to Gambling: Authorities Crack Down on Russian Illegal Gambling

Who doesn’t think of empty bottles of Vodka and smoky backroom card games when you think of Russia? Apparently, not the Russian authorities, who have started a major sting to shut down illegal gambling parlors in several of the country’s key cities, including Moscow, Khimki and Pushkino (you’ve heard of Khimki and Pushkino, right?).  Russian…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Feeling Weathered After 2012

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the largest land-based gaming operator on earth, has recently announced an unexpectedly modest increase in revenues for 2012 which the firm has put down mainly to the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. during late October last year causing around $75 billion worth of damage to the areas it…Read More

Bumpy Road for Proposed Matsu Islands Casino Resort

Reports suggest that the Taiwanese government may hold back on approval of the legislation allowing resort casino construction on the outlying Matsu Islands chain until the third quarter of 2013. An unidentified expert told the Macau Business Daily that the process will be belated due to the need of the government to determine how to…Read More

Proposed Toronto MGM Casino Development Not a Hit With All Locals

MGM has teamed up with local Canadian developer Cadillac Fairview, in an attempt to swing public favour toward the direction of the casino giant’s new planned Toronto development project. As part of the project, MGM has been promising billions of dollars in investments if they are given the go ahead for the project, as well…Read More

Philippines Chasing Macau and Singapore as Newest Asian Gambling Destination

In just a few weeks, the first of four monstrous new casino resorts will be unveiled in Entertainment City, the Philippines, and suddenly Asia will have a new contender for the prolific gambling culture that permeates the region. A combination of some of the world’s greatest wealth and new availability to the more modest middle…Read More

Singapore Ranks Third in Worldwide Gaming Revenues for 2012

Macau is rated #1, Las Vegas comes in second, and Singapore is now ranked the number three gaming market worldwide in terms of revenues, based on its 2012 numbers. Considering the island nation has only two casinos, (compared to dozens in Macau and Vegas), that placement is pretty impressive. Singapore’s gaming revenues came in at…Read More

Luxury Resort Set to Rival Macau

The small island of Hainan, the smallest province in China, has recently unveiled its Jesters Casino Bar. An important part of the Asian gambling market, Jesters Casino Bar is situated in the Mangrove Tree Resort in Sanya Bay and is the first casino offering of its kind to open in China . Once the venue…Read More

Too Much of a Good Thing? US Casinos Are Maxing Out

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Once upon a time, if you wanted to gamble in America, you made the trek out to Las Vegas, and a glamorous and exciting trek it was. Then Atlantic City got on board, and tribal casinos opened at various locales around the country. The poker boom hit, and everyone and their mother wanted to open…Read More

PokerStars First Offline Poker Room Opens in Madrid

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The first of what promises to be many PokerStars-branded offline poker rooms opened its doors this month at the Casino Gran Madrid in Madrid, Spain. The room showcases the new PokerStars Live brand, and initially opened to a select group of journalists, footballers, and celebrities, who competed in a tournament and took in the impressive…Read More

Long-Awaited Groundbreaking on SLS Las Vegas Casino Begins

Two years in the waiting, the massive undertaking of transforming the Sahara into the grand SLS Las Vegas has finally begun in earnest, after SBE Entertainment Group LLC received the final piece of the funding pie they had been waiting on; a little $415 million chunk that will carry this Las Vegas casino project to…Read More

New Samoa Casinos; Church Leaders Concerned

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Going to Samoa? If you can wait until the Fall, you may be one of the first patrons at one of two new Samoa casinos, one a beach resort property, the other a two-story gaming house with 12 live tables and up to 85 slot machines.  The licenses were recently granted to two companies:  one…Read More

Nevada Gambling Revenues Slowly But Surely Making a Comeback

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Still reeling from an ailing economy that hit the Las Vegas Strip particularly hard, Nevada gambling is nonetheless slowly making a comeback, according to various gaming analysts who assess the state’s annual gambling coffers.  For the third year in a row, the Silver State posted sizable revenue increases from the year prior, with 2012’s final…Read More

MGM Resorts Working to Make Toronto Casino a Reality

MGM Resorts has thrown their hat into the rapidly developing ring for a casino in Toronto, announcing a 50/50 partnership with Canadian developer Cadillac Fairview. Their proposal would see a casino and hotel brought to Exhibition Place, a large entertainment and business complex on Toronto’s waterfront. “In Cadillac Fairview we are partnering with the industry…Read More