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New Jersey Lottery Game Hurts Atlantic City Casinos, State Lawmakers Contend

New Jersey Lottery Quick Draw

The New Jersey Lottery game Quick Draw poses a serious threat to Atlantic City casinos, so says two state lawmakers arguing this week before the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee. A keno-like format that costs $1-10 per play, Quick Draw debuted last year in an effort to grow lottery revenues. Players select from 1…Read More

Steve Wynn Scandal Improves MGM, Las Vegas Sands Japan Casino Odds, Threatens Macau Operations

Steve Wynn Japan casino Macau

Steve Wynn and the company he founded have much more to lose than its namesake founder in the wake of his sexual misconduct scandal. Wynn Resorts, along with every other major casino operator, is currently awaiting the release of Japan’s integrated casino resorts bill. Depending on the governing specifics, companies have floated concepts that could…Read More

Parx Casino Wants to Limit Pennsylvania Online Gambling Licensees to One Skin Only

Parx Casino CEO Anthony Ricci wants to contain Philadelphia online gaming market

Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino is seeking to limit the scale of the state’s impending online gaming market by insisting participating land-based operators should be confined to just one skin each – or, in simple terms, one gambling website per casino. State lawmakers passed legislation in October which, among other things, legalized online gaming. Under the terms…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Opens with Promise to Rejuvenate Region

New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul opens Resorts World Catskills

Resorts World Catskills flung open its doors on Thursday morning. And nine minutes after the biggest of New York State’s four new commercial casinos opened for business, we had a winner from among the throng of people checking out upstate New York’s newest attraction. “It was so exciting to be the first one to cash…Read More

Busy NBA Trade Deadline Shortens Warriors, Rockets Title Odds, Lengthens Cavaliers

NBA trade deadline odds

An unexpectedly busy NBA trade deadline on Thursday has altered title odds in Las Vegas, but sportsbooks believe the inaction of the defending champion Golden State Warriors only further solidifies their position as the favorites to win their third championship in four years. The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors’ foe that has battled Golden State…Read More

Could an Asian Wynn Resorts Buyout Happen? Experts Say It’s Possible, and Steve Wynn Can’t Stop It

Jim Murren Steve Wynn sex scandal

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Wynn Resorts and its recently dethroned ex-leader, Steve Wynn. But gaming industry analysts think the rollercoaster ride may not have ground to a halt just yet. They believe a company takeover is, in fact, likely, with potential suitors being large conglomerates in Asia, or even competitor MGM Resorts….Read More

Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas to Experience Interactive Multimedia Revamp

Fremont Street Experience Revamp

The Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas is getting a revamp. On Wednesday, Las Vegas City Council agreed a grant of $9.5 million for “floor to ceiling” renovations which will include a large-scale update to the video canopy attraction. The 1,500-foot long, 90-foot wide canopy, suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian thoroughfare, has not…Read More

Mount Airy to Build Satellite Casino in Western Pennsylvania’s Lawrence County

Mount Airy Pennsylvania satellite casino

The parent company to the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains submitted a winning bid for the third of 10 satellite casino locations today, with the offer of $21,188,888.88 topping the other sealed submissions. Mount Airy #1 LLC selected a 15-mile radius in Lawrence County centered in New Castle, a city about 50…Read More

Nevada Judge Orders Las Vegas Shooting Records to Be Released

Las Vegas shooting records

Police records of the Las Vegas shooting must be released within 30 days after a Nevada judge ordered their disclosure on Wednesday. The March 9 deadline requires Metro Police to disclose public 911 calls, officer body camera and dash-cam footage, surveillance video, evidence logs, dispatch information, interview reports, police purchases related to the investigation, and…Read More

Connecticut Casino Union Unsurprisingly Endorses MGM Bridgeport Proposal

casino union MGM Bridgeport Connecticut

Connecticut’s Unite Here casino union is speaking out in support of MGM Bridgeport, a proposed $675 million waterfront resort that would employ more than 2,000 people. That should come as little surprise, as the state’s powerful labor coalition is based in nearby New Haven. At a rally Tuesday night, Unite Here Local 35 President Bob…Read More

Closed Indefinitely: Duterte Shuts Philippine Casino Market to New Developers, Orders Freeze on Licensing

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte orders freeze on new casino licenses.

The Philippine casino market may be booming but enough is enough, according to the country’s controversial president Rodrigo Duterte. At the International Casino Exhibition in London on Wednesday, Casino regulator PAGCOR announced that Duterte had brought the hammer down on new entrants to the market, ordering the regulator to refrain from considering any more licenses….Read More

Lucky Dragon Casino Foreclosure Auction Postponed, Possible Backstage Deals Push Date Back

Lucky Dragon auction postponed

The Las Vegas Lucky Dragon Casino auction was abruptly postponed on Tuesday, even after a crowd of about 30 people showed up. That gathering had been hoping for a shot at taking ownership of the now-shuttered off-Strip property. The auction was to be held outside the Nevada Legal News building, off of Charleston and South…Read More

Caesars Raises Resort Fees, as Being a Las Vegas Tourist Becomes Ever More Expensive

resort fees Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment has raised resort fees at nine of its properties in Las Vegas, making visiting Sin City that much more expensive for overnight visitors. The Los Angeles Times reports that Caesars, fresh out of bankruptcy, implemented higher resort rates on February 1. The increase is as much as $5 per night. Caesars Palace now…Read More

CEO Steve Wynn Steps Down After Weeks of Sex Scandal Rumors, Stock Price Rebounds on News of Resignation

Steve Wynn resignation scandal

Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn has submitted his resignation to the company he founded, amid an expanding sexual misconduct scandal that was hurting both the company’s stock prices and convention business. The company issued a statement early Tuesday evening confirming Wynn’s departure. The 76-year-old, credited with playing the most significant role in developing…Read More

Las Vegas Resorts Score Big on US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels List

Las Vegas casino resort rankings

Eleven Las Vegas resorts received “Gold Badges” in US News & World Report’s 2018 Best Hotels list, making it one of the best cities in the country for hospitality destinations. The distinction means these properties placed in the top 10 percent of the 2,194 hotels that scored high enough to be included in the rankings. US News…Read More