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Landmark Hard Rock South Florida set for October opening

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The landmark Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida is nearing its completion date, with the $1.5bn guitar-shaped tower set to open in October

Sports betting legalisation gives US casinos a boost

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The legalisation of sports betting helped power a 3.5 percent increase in gaming revenue in 2018, according to new figures from the AGA, while the number of states

MGM experiences tough Q1 in Vegas, implements layoffs as part of MGM 2020 plan

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MGM Resorts saw a 13 percent fall in gaming revenues on the Strip during Q1 2019 which it attributed to a decline in its high-end baccarat business, while..

Choctaw Nation begins work on $500m expansion

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The Choctaw Nation is developing a $500m expansion to its casino resort on the Texas-Oklahoma border. The project will see the addition of 1,000..

Plans for Majestic Star casino move progress

Majestic Star Casino relocation
The Indiana legislature has signed off on a bill which will allow The Majestic Star Casino move from its gaming boats to a new land-based venue in Gary.

New owner finally gets teeth into unfortunate Lucky Dragon

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The Lucky Dragon Casino, Las Vegas, has finally found a new owner, after the shuttered venue was purchased for $36m by Ahern Rentals CEO Don Ahern, despite

Florida building for future without Seminole revenue

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Barring the most extraordinary of circumstances the state of Florida will be heading into the 2019 fiscal year without an agreed compact with the Seminole Tribe.

Intralot celebrates WyoLotto success

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Intralot has congratulated its partners at Wyoming Lottery Corporation on surpassing $5.4m in local treasury transfers in FY2019. This is the highest annual transfer total to the State Treasurer’s Office since WyoLotto launched in August 2014. This comes in addition to the recent Sharon Sharp Award that WyoLotto received for being the lottery that achieved the highest percentage increase in...

MGM takes centre stage in Ohio

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MGM Resorts is now fully operational in the Ohio market after finalising a deal to take over operations at the Northfield Park racino property.

Sites for Arkansas eyes – state welcomes first two casinos

Arkansas welcomes first two casinos
As of 1 April, the state of Arkansas has welcomed its first ever casinos, following the successful passing of Issue Four in November’s ballot, which..

Tribal gaming: Hitting “a general level of maturity”

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Casino Review caught up with Steve Gallaway, managing partner at Global Market Advisers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing US tribal gaming sector..

State and Maine: Pine Tree State lawmakers weigh-up controversial third casino

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While tribal representatives have welcomed proposals for a third casino in Maine, the idea has met with resistance both from the state’s existing operators and county officials

Less than two months until AASBS 2019

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The much anticipated All American Sports Betting Summit is less than two months away. This landmark event will be taking place from 18-19 June 2019 at the monumental Monmouth Park racetrack in New Jersey, USA. At AASBS you will gain insight on the following key areas: Creating a harmonised regulatory environment across regulated states In a new industry such as sports betting...

Ponca Tribe in legal struggle to keep new casino

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The Ponca Tribe’s small, 200-slot casino in Carter Lake, Iowa remains at the centre of a legal controversy as the states of Nebraska and Iowa and city of Council Bluffs

Power to the people: Florida readies gaming bills for ultimate public say

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The upcoming legislative session will be the first where the Florida public have the final say on any gaming expansion, this, however, is not stopping plans for far-reaching changes to the current landscape.

Phil Ruffin buys Casino Miami, hotel plans in the works

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Las Vegas businessman Phil Ruffin purchased Casino Miami shortly after Florida voters approved a gambling-related amendment which will limit further casino expansion in the state. Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin has purchased a casino near downtown Miami, in a move which sees the entrepreneur expanding his gaming footprint to the East coast. The acquisition comes shortly after Florida voters passed an...

Melco remains optimistic despite tough Q3

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment saw a decline in both net revenue and income during the third quarter, which the company attributed to a change in accounting methods, however it acknowledged that the trade war between the US and China is impacting the VIP and premium mass segments. Melco Resorts and Entertainment reported a revenue and profit decline in its Q3...

Casino Pride buys ‘substitute’ casino vessel

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Casino Pride Group has marked the addition of the Argosy IV riverboat casino to its fleet, following the company’s $8.5m acquisition of the vessel earlier this year. The three-deck Argosy IV previously operated in Kansas City, Missouri and Sioux City, Iowa. In September, the boat was towed to New Orleans, where it was loaded onto a semi-submersible boat before making...

Betting on Sports America secures strategic partnership with the IAGA

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Betting on Sports America (BOSA) has been backed by the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), as it bids to become the most relevant and reputable conference focused on the newly liberalised US sports betting market. The association has agreed to support the first running of the event in New Jersey from 23-25 April 2019. The Meadowlands Exposition Center will...

US sports-betting: tread with care, says Indian Country

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It’s all but universally acknowledged to be a transformative wave in the US market, but nevertheless, the recent US Supreme Court decision clearing the path for widespread legalised sports-betting in the United States raised some sticking points for tribal gaming executives at this year’s G2E. Four states - West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi – have laid down framework permitting...

Lucky Dragon fails to find a bidder

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Following two foreclosure auctions in September and October, The Lucky Dragon has failed to attract any bidders. The off-strip foreclosed property went up for auction again on 30 October with an opening bid of $35m but while three individuals had pre-qualified to participate, in the end no one put forward a bid. Situated near the north end of the Las Vegas Strip,...

Give us the law and we’ll give you a casino, say Virginian developers

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An opening of the Virginian market would see two local businessmen channel funds into a new casino which they claim could be a lifeline to the local community. A pair of businessmen are hoping to drum up sufficient support for a proposed $150m casino in Bristol, Virginia - ahead of the state’s 2019 legislative session. The plans detail a 100,000 square-foot...

Tentative progress made towards casino legalisation in Virginia

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The first tentative steps have been taken towards the legalisation of casino gaming in Virginia, but there is still a great deal of work to be done to win over a state house that has long voiced vociferous opposition to the practice. State legislature and large swathes of the public have long been staunchly opposed to the legalisation of gaming...

MGM Resorts’ Springfield casino opens for business

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The first Vegas- style casino in Massachusetts has arrived in Springfield, seven years after a tornado devastated much of the city. It might have been a long road - not a yellow brick one, but one involving a tornado nevertheless - yet last month finally saw the opening of MGM Springfield. The $960m venture from MGM Resorts represents the first Vegas-style...

Betinvest sets its sights on US expansion at G2E

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Betinvest has announced that its team will go to Global Gaming Expo 2018 Las Vegas, the largest gambling industry event. Having a wide range of products, solutions and services, the company aims to provide G2E visitors with Special Exhibition Offers of its core products – Sportsbook Online Platform and Data Feed. At 4618 Stand Betinvest will give an opportunity to...

AGA to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that on Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 am EDT, it will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations hearing entitled,,,,

Nevada Gaming Control Board releases draft of new anti-sexual harassment guidelines

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board has proposed that the state’s licensees utilise a 16-point checklist to ensure their anti-sexual harassment policies are adequate. Nevada's Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has published a draft of new regulations to be used as a benchmark for licensees in drafting their anti-sexual harassment policies. Th proposed minimum standards checklist, detailing 16 elements which would help illustrate...

EGT Interactive to attend G2E Vegas 2018

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In one of the largest gatherings of gaming professionals in America, EGT Interactive is to showcase its variety of online casino propositions and business solutions. “With more than 150 video slots, extra successful RTP (return-to-player) strategy and quality support, we’ll be glad to welcome visitors on our interactive stand and show some of the latest successful propositions and software solutions...

Red Rock Resorts celebrates solid Q2

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Despite ongoing construction disruptions at the Palace Station and Palms Casino Resort, Red Rock Resorts CFO Stephen Cootey stated the company remains “very bullish” on both projects. red rock resorts, palms casino resort, las vegas, usa Red Rock Resorts acknowledged that its solid second quarter operating results were partially offset by ongoing construction disruptions at both the Palace Station and Palms...

Abbiati returns to Vegas as Italian design drives American demand

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With both land-based and shipboard American casinos a priority for expansion, Italian casino furniture manufacturer Abbiati will demonstrate its design-focused range at this year’s G2E Las Vegas. With America representing a growing market for Abbiati, the Italian casino equipment provider will display its full range of gaming furniture and layouts at this year’s G2E Las Vegas. The Rosta-based company, founded in...

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