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The 13, Flamboyant Investor Stephen Hung’s Ultra-Luxury Macau Resort, Might Open Without Gambling

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The 13 is reportedly nearing completion on the 200 all-villa hotel, but the $1.6 billion development located south of the Cotai Strip in the Coloane Village reportedly won’t have a casino when it opens in the coming months. Speaking this week with GGRAsia, Lionel Leong, Macau’s third most senior government official who heads the city’s…Read More

Northern California Wine Country Casinos Offer Shelter Following Firestorm Devastation

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Northern California’s wine country casinos are providing temporary shelter for those recently displaced by the  wildfires that have burned over 36,000 acres in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties. Twin Pine Casino in Middletown and Graton Casino in Rohnert Park both became evacuation centers earlier this month, as a dozen large fires simultaneously broke out on October…Read More

Pennsylvania Table Games Revenue Up Nearly 10 Percent in September

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According to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state’s 1,252 gaming tables in daily operation (on average) generated $76 million in September, up nearly 10 percent year-over-year. The uptick is a refreshing reprieve from sluggish gaming revenue numbers in the state earlier in the year. Sands Casino in Bethlehem jumped 17…Read More

Bought by MGM, WNBA’s San Antonio Stars Are Latest Pro Sports Team Headed to Vegas

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The pro sports teams planting their flags in Las Vegas keep on coming. MGM Resorts announced Wednesday that the casino conglomerate bought the San Antonio Stars from the WNBA, and will be moving the team to Las Vegas in time for the 2018 season. The sale was approved by the WNBA and NBA Board of…Read More

Maine Governor Paul LePage Urges Voters to Reject Casino Referendum, Calls It a ‘Phony Deal’

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Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) opined on his radio show this week that if voters approve a casino referendum during next month’s elections, they’ll receive a “phony deal.” Ballot Question 1 will ask residents on November 7 whether they want to allow a casino to be built in York County. LePage is urging voters to…Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Readying to Begin Major Construction

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Resorts World Las Vegas President Ed Farrell says the project is moving forward and major construction will begin in the coming days on the 3,000-room Asian-themed casino resort. KSNV, Las Vegas’ local NBC affiliate, toured the 87-acre site this week with Farrell, who provided updates on the progress. Farrell explained that the appropriate permits have…Read More

Turning Stone and Boxing Hall of Fame Announce ‘Win Win’ Partnership

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The Turning Stone Resort Casino and the International Boxing Hall of Fame have agreed to a long-term partnership that aims to solidify the Central New York region as a premier destination for boxing fans. The move is designed to give more national exposure to the Hall of Fame, which has long been considered one of…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Breaks His Silence with Ellen DeGeneres Interview, Says He’s Doing Better Each Day

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Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first to respond to the 32nd floor the night of October 1, is finally opening up publicly, more than two weeks after mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The media has been hounding…Read More

Crown Resorts Accused of Tampering With Slot Machines, Company Rejects Allegations

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Three former Crown Resorts employees working at the company’s Melbourne casino resort in Australia are claiming slot machines were deliberately tampered with in order to manipulate the gambling outcome in the house’s favor. Lawmaker Andrew Wilkie brought the claims before Parliament on behalf of the former Crown workers. Wilkie is demanding that the federal government…Read More

Macau VIPs Still Very Important, Represent 58 Percent of Casino Revenue

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The Macau VIP segment continues to account for the biggest chunk of gaming revenue on the region’s casino floors. Despite junkets being included in People’s Republic President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption crusade, with smaller touring companies ceasing operations in recent years, the high roller demographic is still placing more bets than the general mass market population….Read More

NCAA, Big Four File Sports Betting Brief With US Supreme Court, Congressional Lawmakers Seek Hearings

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The NCAA, along with the so-called Big Four, the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, filed a brief with the US Supreme Court this week in defense of its position on sports betting and the longstanding Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). The high court will soon hear New Jersey’s argument that PASPA…Read More

Macau Casino Operators to Run Simulated Attack Drills, Goal to Prevent Possible Las Vegas-Style Tragedy

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Macau casino operators have agreed to work with the local Judiciary Police in order to develop a simulation of an attack on the city’s gaming venues. The move comes in response to two recent high-profile attacks in gaming industry hubs: the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 victims and injured 550,…Read More

Las Vegas Strip Begins Bollard Installation Project to Protect Pedestrians Against Possible Terror Attacks

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The Las Vegas Strip sees the kickoff of installation of the first 700 bollards today, Tuesday, following a decision made earlier this year by the Clark County Commission to invest $4 million to install the solid metal sidewalk barriers on the world-famous promenade. A move to bump up Strip pedestrian security came in August, after…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos See Revenues Jump Eight Percent in September, Online Gaming Fuels Growth

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Atlantic City casinos won $235.8 million in September, a nearly eight percent surge compared to the same month in 2016. Land-based revenues totaled $215.4 million, a 2.4 percent bump, and with internet gaming win of $20.4 million factored in, the seven properties’ net take increased 7.9 percent. Year to date, total gaming win for the…Read More

Maryland Casinos Esports Play Looks to Boost Already Healthy Business

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Maryland casinos might be looking to get competitive with esports and skill-based gaming. The state’s committee on gaming oversight met last week to discuss the subjects with representatives of gaming corporations and they could soon be in the state’s six casinos. The last time this joint legislative committee met was in 2016 when they discussed…Read More