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Wynns’ He Said, She Said Battles Continue About Who Did What to Whom and When

Elaine Wynn denies she set out for revenge against Wynn Resorts

In the fight between Elaine Wynn and her ex-husband Steve, it all depends who you believe as allegations continue to fly, even more than a week after the dishonored CEO left his position at Wynn Resorts. For example, Todd Bice, a lawyer representing her ex-husband Steve, claims that Elaine once told the Wynn Resorts general…Read More

Palms Marquee Signage Comes Down in $485 Million Revamp

Palms marquee sign comes down

The familiar Palms marquee sign on Flamingo Road off the Las Vegas Strip is no more. On Tuesday, the 14-foot letters were removed by a 120-foot crane, as part of ongoing $450 million renovations to the Palms Casino Resort by new owner Red Rock Resorts, the Station Casinos parent. The old-school “message board,” style sign,…Read More

Myanmar Plans to Legalize Casinos Amid UN Ethnic Cleansing Row

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar, formerly Burma, plans to legalize foreigner-only casinos. As reported by English language Burmese outlet Eleven Media, the news came out of the blue on Friday when minister for hotels and tourism, Ohn Maung, was asked in parliament whether the government was opposed to regulating casinos as a means to boost tourism and generate higher…Read More

Tiger Woods Odds Short in Las Vegas, as 14-Time Major Champ Returns to Riviera

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Tiger Woods is back inside the ropes of an official PGA Tour event this week for just the second time in more than a year, and that has both Las Vegas and online oddsmakers excited. Golf interest surges when the 14-time major champ is playing, and that corresponds to higher golf handles for casinos. And…Read More

Nevada Gaming Control Board Internet Tip Line in Overdrive Since Steve Wynn Sex Scandal

Steve Wynn NGCB tip line

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) says its telephones have been ringing off the hook since the Wall Street Journal exposed sexual misconduct claims against Las Vegas billionaire Steve Wynn last month. The flood of calls has led to the gaming regulator launching an online portal where information can be reported. The tip board can…Read More

Chloe Kim Lives Up to the Hype, Wins Snowboarding Halfpipe Gold as Oddsmakers Predicted

Chloe Kim snowboarding Olympics odds

Chloe Kim emerged on Tuesday as the next Shaun White of US snowboarding. The 17-year-old phenom, entering her first Olympics after she was too young to compete four years ago, took to the halfpipe in PyeongChang under an exorbitant amount of expectation. She did not disappoint. Despite it being her first Olympics, and the average…Read More

MGM Cotai Opens at Last with 500 Hotel Rooms for Chinese New Year

MGM Cotai Opens for Business

Finally, MGM Cotai opened its doors on Tuesday – and the brand new $3.4 billion property is already fully booked for Chinese New Year, according to MGM China. Or at least, the 500 hotel rooms that are currently operational will be filled when the festivities get underway this week. It has another 900 currently unavailable….Read More

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Seeks Federal Probe of DOI Over Tribal Casino

Connecticut casino East Windsor DOI

Four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation have asked the US Inspector General to investigate the Department of the Interior (DOI) on the agency’s inaction in regards to the state’s proposed gaming compact amendments with its two Native American tribes. The request stems from a legislative effort passed last year and signed into law by…Read More

Virginia Gambling Bill Passes Assembly Committee, Legislation Would Legalize Historical Racing Terminals

Virginia gambling bill historical racing

The Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee has passed House Bill 1609, a gambling measure that would allow the currently shuttered Colonial Downs horse racetrack in New Kent County to incorporate historical wagering machines at the facility. Located about 30 miles east of the Richmond capital, Colonial Downs closed in late 2015 after a license…Read More

Tinian Dynasty Operator Broke, Can’t Afford Lawyer

Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, Northern Mariana Islands, money-laundering

Hong Kong Entertainment, owner of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel and Casino, told a federal judge this week that its financial situation was so bleak that it could no longer afford a lawyer to represent it in ongoing legal claims filed by creditors. The casino on the Pacific island of Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana…Read More

Fontainebleau to Morph Into The Drew Las Vegas By 2020

Fontainebleau to become Drew Las Vegas

The Drew Las Vegas could be the first new casino resort to rise on the Las Vegas Strip since the Cosmopolitan in 2010, if it beats Resorts World to the punch. Remodeled from the shiny blue wreck of the doomed Fontainebleau, The Drew will open in 2020, developers said Monday, a full 15 years after…Read More

Las Vegas ‘What Happens Here, Stays Here’ Slogan Faces New Scrutiny in Light of Steve Wynn and #MeToo Movement

Steve Wynn scandal Las Vegas marketing

“What Happens Here, Stays Here.” The very well-known ad slogan that kicked off as the Las Vegas mating call in 2003 may now be going the way of the Dodo bird: towards extinction. Is there still time to pull it back and save it? The iconic catchphrase, which the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s…Read More

US Gross Gaming Revenue Nearly $41.2 Billion in 2017, as Casino Expansion Continues

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Gross gaming revenue at US commercial casinos totaled roughly $41.2 billion last year, according to Reno-based market analyst Ken Adams. In his 2017 Adams Revenue Report, prepared for online gaming media outlet CDC Gaming Reports, the financial analyst says continued casino expansion across the US is responsible for the 3.7 percent year-over-year increase. Adams pointed…Read More

WeChat Warns Users Not to Gamble Through Messaging App

WeChat Macau gambling casino

WeChat, the most popular social media application in China, is warning users amid the current Lunar New Year holiday week to avoid gambling through the mobile network. Tencent Holdings, the developer of the app that has nearly one billion active users, says in a notice that incidences of gambling through WeChat increase during the February…Read More

Toxic ‘Third-Hand’ Smoke Lingers in Casinos Long After Bans Are Enacted, Says Study

Casino smoking bans don’t eliminate third-hand smoke for months

Smoking bans may have cleared the perennial fog hanging above the slot machines at your local casino, but a new study by San Diego State University (SDSU) suggests that lung-torturing “third-hand smoke” lingers for months after the bans come into force, and those industrial-strength air ventilation systems don’t appear to make much difference, either. What’s third-hand…Read More