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Major Gambling Proposal Emerges In Florida Senate

A senator instrumental in the passage of the Legislature’s last major gambling bill released a massive proposal Thursday that would allow slot machines in eight counties where voters have approved them, let South Florida pari-mutuels run blackjack games, and give… [continue reading]

Aria alleges former executive took trade secrets to woo high rollers to Cosmopolitan

Two casino titans on the Strip are waging a battle in federal court that offers a window into the competitive world of luring high rollers to play in casinos. The case hinges on whether a former Aria executive took and… [continue reading]

2016 Atlantic City casino revenue

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – 2016 figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show Atlantic City’s casinos posted their first revenue increase in a decade. Here’s how each casino performed in 2016, compared to 2015: Bally’s:… [continue reading]

Nevada casinos finally earn a profit in 2016; 1st since 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada’s biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn’t due to gambling winnings, according to an annual report by state regulators. Room rentals and… [continue reading]

NJ sports betting case faces Supreme Court test Friday

It’s time to win or go home for New Jersey’s latest attempt to challenge the federal ban on sports betting by repealing state laws that prohibit the activity. The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a conference on Friday, January 13,… [continue reading]

Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Internet gambling helped Atlantic City’s casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by New Jersey gambling regulators show the casinos won $2.6 billion from gamblers in 2016, an increase of… [continue reading]

Bills Propose Federal Gaming Tax For U.S. Operators

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is lobbying to eliminate a “misguided” provision in a recently introduced tax overhaul bill that would subject gaming companies to a 23 percent federal gaming tax, an executive with the trade group said Wednesday. The… [continue reading]

Downtown Las Vegas leads Nevada gaming markets in percentage increase, new report notes

The downtown Las Vegas gaming market outperformed the state’s other 12 markets by percentage increase over the previous year for total revenue, the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. The board published its 2016 Gaming Abstract, an annually produced document… [continue reading]

Hainan Airlines official pleased with response to nonstop Las Vegas-Beijing flights

It’s been just more than a month since Las Vegas got its first nonstop service to mainland China. Officials say service levels didn’t start with a bang, but that was expected and booking levels are on track. The nonstop service… [continue reading]

Straub: NJ red tape discourages investment in Atlantic City (updated)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Developer Glenn Straub says “abusive” red tape from state casino regulators is preventing people from investing in Atlantic City – even as he sues those regulators over how quickly they consider his plan to reopen… [continue reading]

NFL committees discuss possible Raiders move to Las Vegas

NEW YORK — The NFL’s stadium and finance committees met for about 3½ hours today to discuss relocation of the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers. The fact-finding meetings mostly centered on the Raiders’ plan for a potential move… [continue reading]

Power restored after brief outage on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Officials say debris blown into a power substation by intensely gusty winds probably caused a brief pre-dawn electricity outage affecting two large Las Vegas Strip resorts. MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Yvette Monet (moh-NAY’) said Wednesday that… [continue reading]

Nevada’s biggest casinos end seven straight years of losses

The state’s gaming industry is reaching pre-recession levels of income, according to the annual Nevada Gaming Abstract, a comprehensive review of the industry’s financial results released Wednesday. “We all know things (in the economy) are improving, and it’s kind of… [continue reading]

Energy head: Bid to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump doomed

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says any effort to revive the long-dormant nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain is doomed to fail because the project lacks support from elected officials in the state. Moniz says a 30-year fight… [continue reading]

Association Of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announces Results Of Officer Elections; Nieman Ascends To President Position

LAS VEGAS (January 11, 2017) – The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of the Directors has elected a new slate of officers under the leadership of a new President — Tom Nieman, Vice President… [continue reading]

Casino Industry Unveils Updated Best Practices to Bolster Compliance Efforts

Washington, DC – One month after the influential international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) praised the casino industry at large for “an increased focus on raising awareness and improving compliance” around anti-money laundering (AML) and illicit activity, the American Gaming… [continue reading]

Golden Entertainment plans 7 new taverns in Las Vegas Valley

Casino- and tavern-operator Golden Entertainment will open seven new taverns in the valley later this year. This will give Golden a total of 60 taverns in the state — and the Las Vegas-based company expects to open more in the… [continue reading]

Self-driving shuttle bus launches test run along Fremont East, a first in the U.S.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman took a cruise down Fremont Street Tuesday afternoon that made history. Goodman rode in the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle to ever be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The driverless… [continue reading]

Finally, Elvis honored with a street name

Dean Martin’s is the longest, then Roy Horn’s. Next is Sammy Davis Jr.’s followed by Jimmy Durante’s and then Jerry Tarkanian’s. What about Elvis’? Well, his is not very long at all. Keep your mind in the gutter but forget… [continue reading]

Packer Returns to Crown Board as Overseas Plans Fall Apart

Billionaire James Packer is re-exerting control of his Australian casino operator that’s seen its international ambitions clipped after a Chinese clampdown put overseas revenue at risk. Packer will return to the Crown board, while removing Robert Rankin as Crown chairman… [continue reading]

Ex-USC athlete guilty of running international gambling ring

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A former University of Southern California football player has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for running an international drug and gambling ring that also laundered millions of dollars. Owen Hanson entered the plea Tuesday in San Diego… [continue reading]

Crews place work platform on Resorts World Las Vegas site

Construction crews placed a tall aerial work platform on the Resorts World Las Vegas site on the Strip, an indication that work could soon begin in earnest on the Malaysia-based Genting Group’s planned $4 billion, 3,000-room Chinese-themed property. A worker… [continue reading]

Clemson win makes big winners out of bettors in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 points to get bettors to wager on Clemson. They weren’t feeling… [continue reading]

Tourism officials report record 42.9M Las Vegas visitors in 2016

Las Vegas drew a record number of visitors last year, 42.9 million people, even more than tourism officials had predicted. The numbers were part of a preliminary tally of 2016 visitor statistics compiled by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors… [continue reading]

Golden Entertainment continues wholly-owned tavern expansion in 2017

LAS VEGAS (January 10, 2017) – Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN), the largest traditional tavern gaming operator in Nevada, announced Tuesday the company currently plans to open seven new taverns in the Las Vegas Valley that are scheduled for completion in… [continue reading]