As gaming companies attempt to unlock the secrets of how to persuade millennials to gamble in casinos, mom-and-pop inventor Darryl Rosenblatt thinks he has the answer — embed slot machines with symbols and images that are important to those individual players.
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Lost in some of the commentary about what’s ahead for the gaming industry in 2017 is the ongoing “Las Vegasization” of Macau.
There are plenty of fascinating stories on the horizon for 2017. Here are some of the things you’ll be reading about in the next 12 months, with a touch of prognostication.
Just as New Year’s Eve revelers begin rolling out of town after next week’s big party, their hotel rooms will be filled with thousands of people who will be gathering in Las Vegas for the 50th CES.
It’s a cinch that if you’re walking the Strip on New Year’s Eve, you’ll come across at least one person toking in the new year with a celebration of the arrival of legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada.
MGM Resorts International’s $1.4 billion Maryland property opened Thursday night. So how would MGM National Harbor fare if it were plopped down on the Strip? It would hold up quite favorably.
Tourism is a copycat business world with few original ideas so it isn’t hard to look at what airlines have done over the past decade to see the Strip parking correlation.
Casino openings excite us because we long to enjoy something we’ve never seen before.
So would you take Team Liquid in a head-to-head World of WarCraft matchup against the Evil Geniuses?
After a great Sunday afternoon at the Bellagio, I recalled that MGM indicated it may revisit parking policies at the end of the year.
New York is on track to collect more casino tax revenue than Nevada this year. If that happens, Nevada will become the No. 3 state in the union for collecting tax revenue from the casinos within its borders
It’s time for Las Vegas to stake a claim on Halloween and turn it into one of those holidays you have to be here at least once in your life.
Here are nine takeaways from the week photojournalist Erik Verduzco and I spent in Macau for Tuesday’s opening of the Parisian Macao. There’s a lot to be said for “everything under one roof.”
Those are some provoking questions addressed in the new edition of the “Nevada Gaming Law Practice and Procedure Manual,” unveiled last month in a reception during a gaming law conference at UNLV.
“Accounting for the Gaming Industry,” “Sociology of Gambling” and “Casino Marketing” are courses offered through programs coordinated by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute.
Anyone who has studied the numbers regularly knows that the gaming win statistics for Southern Nevada’s geographic regions are extremely volatile. One month, an area may be up by double-digit percentages. The next, it could be down by double-digit percentages. Then, maybe the next month, it levels off, only to climb high, then drop low, just like the Desperado coaster at Primm, a personal favorite.
We’ll have to endure the summer heat twice before we get to see the puck drop at T-Mobile Arena for the Las Vegas Whatever-We’re-Going-to-Call-Them hockey team competing in the National Hockey League’s 2017-18 season.
With several presentations vying for attention at the same time at last week’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, it wasn’t too surprising that it was a small and mostly local crowd that showed up to hear four panelists talk about opening day at The Mirage more than 25 years ago.
When my journalism career landed me in Las Vegas in 1991, The Mirage and the Excalibur had recently opened. At that time, I could only imagine the explosive growth on the horizon for the Strip and how the gaming industry was going to forever change.
In an interview in 1990, I learned a lesson or two about finance. But I also learned about the competition, rivalries and personalities that make up the casino industry.
Lawmakers in more than two dozen states are considering daily fantasy sports proposals that would either legalize and regulate the activity, ban it outright, or do nothing.
Mike Rumbolz never expected to be a CEO at this stage of his gaming career. But casino equipment provider Everi Holdings needed to make a drastic change.
Steve Wynn was calm and complimentary toward the Macau government 12 days ago during the company's fourth-quarter conference call.
A new Nevada gaming regulation will change the manner in which casinos owned by private investment groups report their quarterly financial results.
It's high time to ignore the Culinary Union. Once again, union officials duped us over another stunt stemming from the labor organization's fixation on locals gaming giant Station Casinos.
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