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Lao Casino Kingpin Zhao Wei Denies US Treasury “Criminal Organization” Designation

Lao casino boss Zhou Wei

Notorious Lao casino operator Zhao Wei has publicly denied the the US Treasury Department’s assertion that his business empire constitutes a “transnational criminal organization.” The Chinese national, who owns the Kings Romans Casino in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (GTSEZ) where Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) meet, has decried the US allegations as “a…Read More

Connecticut Casino Bill Seeks to Create Competitive Gambling Expansion Process

Connecticut casino MGM Springfield

New Connecticut casino legislation would block the tribal satellite gaming facility in East Windsor from proceeding, and instead create a competitive bidding process by welcoming proposals from outside commercial operators. State Rep. Chris Rosario (D-Bridgeport) is introducing a bill that would scrap the license already jointly issued to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Sun Native…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Signs Partnership with GiG for Future Online Casino

Hard Rock Atlantic City Seals Online Gaming Deal with GiG

The Hard Rock Atlantic City has sealed a deal with the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to launch a new online casino for the New Jersey market. According to GiG, CEO Robin Reed knew the casino will have the familiar “sizzle of the Hard Rock music, entertainment and lifestyle brand” of the casino and café chain,…Read More

MGM China Confirms February 13 Opening for MGM Cotai

MGM Cotai to open February 14

MGM China is planning to open its long-awaited MGM Cotai mega-resort in Macau on February 13, in time for the highly lucrative Chinese New Year period. This is despite a Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) statement of last week that the property had not yet been awarded the necessary hotel and amenities licensing it needs…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Most-Bet Game in NFL History With $158.58 Million Handle

2018 Super Bowl Nevada sportsbooks

The 2018 Super Bowl generated a record $158,586,934 handle at Nevada’s 198 sportsbooks, the most money ever placed on a NFL game in state history. But the Philadelphia Eagles upsetting the New England Patriots on Sunday night delivered a financial fumble to many casinos. Of the $158.58 million wagered, sportsbooks kept just $1,170,432. That represents…Read More

Resorts World Catskills Opens Thursday, Ahead of Schedule and in Time for Chinese New Year

Resorts World Catskills opening

Resorts World Catskills is opening its $900 million doors this Thursday, February 8, in an effort to attract visitors traveling during the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday. The last of four commercial casinos to open in Upstate New York, Resorts World is the closest of the group to New York City at 90 miles, and also…Read More

Ditch ‘Swimsuit Sexism’ at ICE Totally Gaming, Says UK Regulator

ICE Totally Gaming warned over sexism

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE Totally Gaming) kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday) as the world’s gaming operators descend on London Docklands for the one B2B gaming event that truly unites the entire gaming industry –  both online and off. But this year, the UK Gambling Commission is hoping the promo girls keep their clothes on. In…Read More

Wynn Resorts Hires Prominent Law Firm to Assist in Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Wynn Resorts sexual misconduct

Wynn Resorts has hired Los Angeles-based law firm O’Melveny & Myers to assist the casino conglomerate in handling the sexual harassment claims being made against its founder and CEO Steve Wynn. The prominent international law firm specializes in white-collar defense, and recently represented Trump University, President Donald Trump’s defunct for-profit real estate training program. In…Read More

Las Vegas Stadium, Future Home of the Raiders, Looks to Host 2023 Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium Raiders Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium is scheduled to become the home of the NFL Raiders come 2020. Three years later, the $1.9 billion venue could play host to the most-watched annual event in America: the Super Bowl. Currently under construction, the domed 65,000-seat stadium is thought to be in the running for the big game five years…Read More

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Win a Loss for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. But the Birds’ 41-33 upset of the defending champion New England Patriots was a worst-case scenario for many Las Vegas sportsbooks. As the 2018 Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the consensus line had the Patriots spotting the Eagles 4.5…Read More

Court Sides with Gaming Industry in Landmark Australian Pokies Case

Australia pokies lawsuit

Crown Resorts and Aristocrat are breathing a sigh of relief after an Australian judge rejected claims by a former gambling addict that one of Aristocrat’s pokies (slot machines) was designed to deceive players. The Federal Court of Australia found that the popular poker machine Dolphin Treasure did not break any laws, despite claims by Shonica…Read More

Hollywood Casino Jamul Still Faces Opposition More Than a Year After Opening

Hollywood Casino Jamul San Diego

Over a year on from its grand opening, the Hollywood Casino Jamul, near San Diego, remains as controversial as ever with the local community. Like those small pockets of Japanese soldiers holding out in the jungles of the Pacific Basin, refusing to believe their generals had surrendered, the war is still raging for the largely…Read More

South Korea Casino Kangwon Land to Reduce Hours After Winter Olympics

Kangwon Land casino Winter Olympics

South Korea casino resort Kangwon Land hopes to benefit from the Winter Olympics being held in nearby PyeongChang later this month. The international sporting spectacle officially begins next Friday, February 9, with the opening ceremonies. Following the conclusion of the Winter Games more than two weeks later on February 25, Kangwon Land will prepare for…Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Push for Casinos, Ask Gamblers to Keep Money at Home to Pay State Pensions

Kentucky casino gambling legislation

Build casinos right at home in Kentucky: that’s the consensus of Bluegrass State lawmakers who wants to bring back gambling dollars they see hemorrhaging over to surrounding states. To that end, a group of Kentucky lawmakers are trying to garner support to put a casino referendum before voters this November. House Bill 229, a bipartisan measure,…Read More

As 2018 Super Bowl Nears, Oddsmakers Confident Patriots Prevail Over Eagles

Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Should Las Vegas oddsmakers and NFL experts have it right, when the game concludes, the New England Patriots will hoist the franchise’s sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Las Vegas Super Bowl spread has stabilized,…Read More