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Massachusetts Slots Casino Plainridge Park Posts Six Percent Gain in 2017

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Plainridge Park Casino, a slots and electronic tables facility, saw its gross gaming revenue jump 6.3 percent in 2017. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported this week that the 1,250-machine slot parlor generated total revenue of $164.8 million over the last 12 months. That’s a $9.8 million premium on 2016. December’s take totaled $12.7 million,…Read More

MGM China Joins Fight Against Modern Slavery in Macau Sex Trade

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MGM China, the Asian subsidiary of MGM Resorts, has signed a pledge to participate in an international campaign to end modern slavery. The Mekong Club, a Hong Kong nonprofit, estimates there are currently 45.8 million people on earth living in slavery, or working in slave-like conditions, with the majority in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and India….Read More

Indiana’s Commercial Casinos Could Take Hit Following Opening of Tribal Venue

The Four Winds Casino South Bend

The opening of the Four Winds Casino South Bend on Tuesday was an exciting moment for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, who now operate the first tribal casino in the state of Indiana. But it’s a moment of dread for the 13 commercial casinos currently operating in the state, who fear that the new…Read More

Lucky Dragon in Foreclosure, Asian-Themed Casino to Be Auctioned Off Next Month

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After a much ballyhooed launch less than two years ago, the Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino is facing foreclosure, and the off-Strip Asian-themed resort could have a new owner as early as next month.    After closing its casino and restaurants less than two weeks ago, with Lucky Dragon reps at the time claiming the…Read More

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Investigation Takes a New Turn, Metro May File Charges

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Up until recently, the public has been told that Las Vegas mass shooting gunman Stephen Paddock acted alone the night of October 1 when he fired on a huge crowd below from his 32nd story Mandalay Bay suite. But in court this week, lawyers for the city’s Metro Police Department revealed criminal charges could be…Read More

Louisiana Riverboat Casinos May Be Headed Ashore on Gaming Task Force Recommendation for Law Change

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Fifteen Louisiana riverboat casinos might be invited inland should recommendations proposed today by the state’s Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force be enacted as law later this year. In an effort to remain competitive as land-based gaming expands in neighboring and nearby states, Louisiana lawmakers are mulling whether to amend its 27-year-old riverboat law….Read More

Atlantic City Celebrates Second Consecutive Year of Gaming Revenue Growth in 2017

Atlantic City

The numbers are in, and New Jersey casinos are back. That’s the word from gaming officials in the Garden State after gross gaming revenue increased slightly in 2017, even after modest dip in December. New Jersey’s seven casino resorts increased their annual revenues by 0.3 percent, year-on-year, to $2.41 billion, according to figures by the…Read More

Wynn Land Deal Shows Deep Connections Between Wynn, Trump, and Ruffin

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When Wynn Resorts announced that it was purchasing 38 acres of land across from the Wynn Las Vegas last month, it was unclear what the company or developer Steve Wynn might have planned for the plot of land that was once the Alon project site. But the deal did serve as a reminder of just…Read More

MGM REIT Pushes to Take Over Caesars Real Estate Trust, Would Create Major Player Among Publicly Traded REITs

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For monster casino operators like MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, subsidiaries like REITs are just part of the game. But keeping track of who owns what and understanding what they can do with those branches is about as tricky and complex as playing chess while on roller skates on a speed boat. That doesn’t stop…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Looks to Rehire Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers

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Hard Rock Atlantic City is making good on its promise to revitalize the local region by encouraging former Trump Taj Mahal workers who were laid off by billionaire Carl Icahn’s closing of the Boardwalk casino resort in October of 2016 to apply for new employment. Scheduled to open this summer as a reimagined rock ‘n’…Read More

Macau Gambler Traffic No Longer from Just Beijing and Shanghai, as ‘Lower-Tier’ Chinese Citizens Become More Mobile

China Macau visitors

The Macau casino industry has largely depended on the citizens of China for its main revenue stream. But most of those visitors have also come from a select few parts of the country, or what are termed the “tier-one” cities of Shanghai and Beijing. Now, as reported in GGRAsia, analysts are saying that could all…Read More

Moody’s Gives Upstate New York Casino Del Lago Credit Rating Cut, Warns of Debt Default Possibilities

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The del Lago Resort & Casino in Upstate New York has struggled over its first 11 months in operation to come anywhere close to its projected revenues. Now faced with the reality that its gross gaming intake is going to come in around $100 million short for its first year, Moody’s Investors Service is slashing…Read More

Net Income at Major Las Vegas Strip Casinos Soars 191 Percent in Latest Fiscal Year

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Las Vegas Strip casinos that grossed at least $1 million in annual gaming revenue are coming off a very prosperous 12-month run. That’s according to the 2017 Nevada Gaming Abstract, released late last week, which shows that net incomes surged 191.4 percent between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017 for these gaming venues. According…Read More

Dramatic Florida Gulf Coast Casino Shuttle Boat Fire Leaves One Dead, 14 Injured

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A Florida Gulf Coast shuttle north of Tampa taking patrons to a stationed casino boat in the Gulf of Mexico erupted into wild flames on Sunday evening, forcing patrons to make split second, life-or-death decisions. All 50 passengers and crew aboard the Tropical Breeze Casino shuttle were forced to quickly evacuate the vessel by jumping…Read More

Stephen Paddock Mandalay Bay Shooting Investigation Reveals Long-Range Planning, But Still No Motive

Stephen Paddock worked diligently to cover his tracks in the months leading up to his October 1 Mandalay Bay massacre, but in newly released court documents, it appears his girlfriend Marilou Danley was at least tangentially involved in his passion for weaponry. Ahead of Her Time Among more than 300 pages of investigative information made…Read More