Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: North America

Pacific Northwest’s largest gaming venue, Muckleshoot Casino: Just turned 21

Muckleshoot Casino
The Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, recently celebrated turning 21 in style - by throwing the largest slot tournament the world has ever seen. In wake of the event, Chris Webster caught up with the casino’s director of player services Michael Ka’ahanui, to discuss the past, present and future of the Pacific Northwest’s largest gaming venue.   Chris Webster: Muckleshoot Casino...

Rock Gaming closes Cincinnati casino for ‘Jack’ rebrand

Jack Casino Cincinnati, Jack Entertainment
Jack Entertainment, formerly known as Rock Gaming, shut the doors of its Horseshoe Cincinnati casino on June 6 before opening two days later under a new name. The Ohio venue, previously nicknamed The Shoe, has been renamed Jack Cincinnati, after its parent company. A new loyalty scheme, Club Jack, will enable guests to accrue points faster via a four-tier system. Explaining...

Two arrested for nationwide casino and credit card fraud scheme

Credit Card Fraud, USA, North America
On June 2, a federal grand jury in California returned a nine-count indictment against Vivian Wang of Lilburn, Georgia, and Frank Luo of Las Vegas, Nevada, charging them both with wire fraud and charging Wang with aggravated identity theft. The defendants were arrested at their residences. According to court documents, between August 5, 2008, and August 2014, Wang and Luo...

IPO gleans $500m cash injection for Red Rock

Red Rock Resorts Palms Casino Las Vegas
A busy month for Red Rock Resorts has seen the operator take itself public once more, whilst simultaneously expanding its Vegas footprint through the acquisition of the Palms Casino Resort.   Local Las Vegas casino operator Red Rock Resorts raised $531m (E466.5m) by way of an initial public offering last month, sealing 27.25 million shares at a price of $19.50 (E17.13)...

Victoria casino establishes new shuttle service

Shuttle Victoria Casino
After a year of planning and development, May saw the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s View Royal Casino - in partnership with Wilson’s Transportation - announce the launch of its West- Shore Express Shuttle service. The shuttle provides an affordable and reliable transportation option for passengers travelling from the casino to Victoria’s International Airport, British Columbia Ferries terminal and both Uptown...

No Free Parking – MGM Las Vegas

MGM, Las Vegas
MGM’s decision to remove free parking at its Las Vegas resorts marks a backward step when it comes to attracting visitors, writes James Walker.   While gaming revenues in Las Vegas have recovered from the low of 2009, casinos across the city have never been more aware of the need to maximise their earnings as they jostle for position in what...

Great Canadian bolstered by Shorelines and New Brunswick properties

Great Canadian Shorelines New Brunswick
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation president and chief executive Rod Baker reflects on what has proved to be a positive opening for 2016, after the organisation saw its like-for-like revenue leap by 20 per cent in the first quarter.   “During the first quarter of 2016, Great Canadian generated revenues and Adjusted EBITDA improvements across the majority of our portfolio. These improvements...

Implosion slated for Riviera towers

Riviera
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved the demolition of the shuttered Monaco and Monte Carlo towers of the Riviera casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The two high-profile implosions will take place this summer, as part of a $42m (E37.3m) demolition agreement struck between the LVCVA and construction firm WA Richardson Builders. Prior to the felling...

NORTH AMERICA ROUND-UP

Sands Leven equity
In Nevada, the Las Vas Vegas Sands Corporation has announced the retirement of Michael Leven from its board of directors. Leven was named president of the company in 2009. In that position he oversaw the Sands expansion in Macau, as well as its entry into the Singapore market, before retiring from his executive role in December 2014. Leven initially retained...

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