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Reno and the Flood That Swept Away an Era

Just one week into 2017 and Reno was on flood alert. On January 8th the Truckee River reached 14.7 feet and in some areas overflowed its banks.  If you have never watched a raging river, it is a terrifying sight. … [continue reading]

Sponsor of failed casino petition drive sues polling company

OMAHA, NEB. – The main sponsor of a failed proposal to allow casino gambling in Nebraska is suing the polling company that failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot last year for $1.3 million. The… [continue reading]

ICE flies the flag as the United Nations of gaming

ICE has once again consolidated its status as the United Nations of gaming, following confirmation that a total of 67 jurisdictions and sovereign states will be represented on the show floor at next month’s event (February 7 – 9, ExCeL Centre, London)…. [continue reading]

Sierra Gold Bar’s new head chef Kendrick Ganaway creates “outside the box” tapas menu

Kendrick Ganaway, a native of Trenton, Tennessee, learned to cook from his mother and grandmother. His first job in the industry was as a cook at the pool at Red Rock Resort. Within a year he became a sous chef… [continue reading]

Las Vegas still a favorite for LGBT tourists, survey indicates

Las Vegas remains one of the nation’s leading destinations for gay tourists and Nevada’s distinction as a “blue state” could play in its favor after a report indicated some LGBT travelers fear for their safety in red states. San Francisco-based… [continue reading]

Indiana county OK resolution endorsing Terre Haute casino

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Vigo County’s commissioners have unanimously endorsed the idea of bringing a casino to Terre Haute, despite local opposition. The three commissioners voted in favor of a resolution Tuesday that a casino would deliver “an injection… [continue reading]

Plainridge Park casino shows revenue boost after slow start

Plainville’s Plainridge Park slots parlor took $12,638,807 in gross gaming revenue in December — a 3.5 percent jump from November and 12 percent increase since this time last year. The casino paid $6.19 million to the state, according to a… [continue reading]

In NFL betting, Patriots are closest to being a sure thing

A lot of different things could happen in the NFL conference championship games Sunday. But oddsmakers are pretty sure what is likely to happen. The New England Patriots will beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by about 6, and the Atlanta Falcons… [continue reading]

AVN boss: Porn industry ‘on the upswing,’ but not moving to Vegas

With almost 30,000 attendees from 35 countries and a record 800 industry stars set to participate, the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo arrives this week at the Hard Rock Hotel for the fifth consecutive year. The expo runs from Wednesday… [continue reading]

Mississippi governor: Time to consider starting a lottery

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bryant told lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday night that it might be time for Mississippi to create a lottery as a way to generate revenue without raising taxes. His proposal… [continue reading]

MGM Cotai opening pushed back to second half of ‘17

MGM Cotai, MGM Resorts International’s $3.1 billion hotel-casino under construction just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, will open in the second half of 2017 instead of in the second quarter, the company disclosed Tuesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing…. [continue reading]

US judge OKs plan for Caesars’ unit to exit $18B bankruptcy (updated)

CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11… [continue reading]

AGA President advises Louisiana on gambling tweaks

American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman on Tuesday addressed legislators in Louisiana, a state that was at the forefront of gambling 25 years ago, but hasn’t moved forward much since. But that might change. The state formed the Louisiana Riverboat… [continue reading]

SCOTUS keeps NJ sports betting hopes alive

The New Jersey sports betting push at the U.S. Supreme Court lives on to fight another day. Rather than outright refusing or agreeing to hear the case New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen Association v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the high court… [continue reading]

Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision (updated)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were handed a small victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up the states’ challenge to… [continue reading]

Pennsylvania casinos report record revenue in 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania casinos are reporting record revenue totaling more than $3.2 billion last year. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the figure is 1.25% higher than the $3.17 billion in gross revenue recorded in 2015. Officials said… [continue reading]

AGA Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision to Invite Solicitor General to Examine New Jersey’s Sports Betting Case

Washington, DC – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following after the United States Supreme Court invited the U.S. Solicitor General to examine New Jersey’s sports betting petition: “We are encouraged that the U.S. Supreme Court has expressed interest… [continue reading]

New Jersey Sports-Betting Law Draws U.S. High Court Inquiry

The U.S. Supreme Court offered a glimmer of hope for a New Jersey law that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and racetracks, seeking input from the federal government on Governor Chris Christie’s bid to revive the statute. In a… [continue reading]

MGM Resorts buys Washington, DC, office to advance policy initiatives

MGM Resorts International has bought a new Washington, D.C., office building to use as a base for advancing public policy initiatives. In a statement last Thursday, MGM Resorts, which operates 10 Strip hotel-casinos, said Ayesha Khanna will lead the new… [continue reading]

Macau’s High-Stakes Gambling Rebounding After Two-Year Slump

Chinese high-rollers are finally returning to Macau, two years after an anti-corruption crackdown by China’s government scared many of them away from the world’s largest gambling hub. VIP gaming, measured by revenue from the baccarat card games favored by high-stakes… [continue reading]

Bingo! Classic game goes Xtreme at Santa Fe Station

Two themed nights — Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night — are being introduced at Santa Fe Station’s new bingo room. Xtreme Bingo, the last Friday of every month, features glow accessories, party music and a festive atmosphere. For a minimum… [continue reading]

Manufacturers of slots, table games may cash in on Japan gaming

When Japan finally legalizes casino gambling and auctions licenses to resort operators, it will be a shot in the arm for an industry that has been experiencing sluggish growth in recent years. Japan could catapult to become the third-largest casino… [continue reading]

Former AG Coakley: DraftKings added more than 100 jobs

BOSTON (AP) – Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has added more than 100 jobs in the state. Coakley, an adviser to the company, is… [continue reading]

At Station, versatility is a prized characteristic

Q & A with Glen Meadows, director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos Cash is king, says Glen Meadows, corporate director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos. That’s why he and Tony Bruno, executive director of ancillary games at Station,… [continue reading]

Sponsor of failed casino petition drive sues polling company

OMAHA (AP) — The main sponsor of a failed proposal to allow casino gambling in Nebraska is suing the polling company that failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot last year for $1.3 million. Ho-Chunk… [continue reading]