Sunday, July 10, 2016
MGM steps up opposition to proposed Connecticut tribal casino project
A border war between titans in the casino world has escalated, with MGM Resorts International stepping up its opposition to a proposed tribal casino project in Connecticut that's supposed to help the tribes fend off competition from MGM's planned $950 million project in neighboring Massachusetts.
COMMENTARY: Gaming win statistics a roller-coaster ride in Southern Nevada
It's a thrill to ride roller coasters, especially the ones that creep to a towering perch, only to dive at breakneck speed, before returning to new heights in zero gravity...There's nothing like it - unless you dive deep into gaming win statistics provided monthly by the state Gaming Control Board.
Minibars in Las Vegas changing with the times
Las Vegas is a hot market for minibars, but it won't be forever. The hospitality industry is on the cusp of seeing a new type of guest amenity in place of minibars: robots...The current model of hotel minibar use is not sustainable.
Delaware AG orders end to online fantasy sports betting
Delaware's attorney general has sent cease-and-desist letters to online fantasy sports betting operators, telling them that Delaware law does not allow them to charge players to play, or players to win monetary prizes.
COMMENTARY: An ode to Kenny Epstein on his 75th birthday
Over the next few months Las Vegans will celebrate the 75th birthday of one of their favorite casinos, El Cortez. Today I want to take a moment to celebrate the 75th birthday of its owner, Kenny Epstein, a larger-than-life special friend.
Casinos emerge as surprising savior for struggling racetracks
Two years ago, thoroughbred horse racing was dead in Massachusetts, a victim of years of declining interest and a failed casino bid at the region's most renowned racetrack, Suffolk Downs...This weekend, the East Boston track will roar back to life, with scores of horses galloping around the one-mile oval in pursuit of a half-million dollars in prizes. And in a twist, it's casinos that are fueling the improbable comeback.
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