As he was exiting the Sawyer Building’s second-floor hearing room following a Nevada Gaming Commission monthly meeting, Chairman Peter Bernhard was complimented by a state gaming enforcement agent on his handling of individuals and companies seeking licensing approval.
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The last time Macau’s casino industry experienced a monthly gaming revenue decline, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th National Basketball Association championship and the Los Angeles Kings were National Hockey League doormats.
The relationship between medical marijuana and the gaming industry just won’t go up in smoke.
California is known for having high-priced beachfront real estate. But even $4.9 billion might not be enough of a payment to let a Canadian gaming company settle into the neighborhood.
It’s a good thing John Vandemore spent several years as the chief financial officer for Imagineering, the theme park development arm for the Walt Disney Co. His tenure as CFO of International Game Technology has been one roller coaster ride after another.
Lawmakers spent all of 15 seconds discussing technology at the final three-hour session of the Committee to Conduct an Interim Study Concerning the Impact of Technology Upon Gaming.
The high-end gamblers who frequent Macau’s ultraritzy private gaming rooms are more interested in whether Cristiano Ronaldo can lead Portugal into the World Cup finals than knowing the next card to come out of the dealing shoe.
Gaming expansion in Maryland is expected to challenge Penn National’s casino development in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Despite the headlines and saber rattling, the leadership of Culinary Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165 wasn’t going to force union members to walk-off their jobs at properties that hadn’t finalized new contracts by 5 a.m. Sunday.
Come October, Macau’s casinos won’t smell the same.
MGM Resorts International supports online wagering legalization in the U.S. The casino giant holds an interactive gaming license in Nevada. Still, MGM Resorts is taking wait-and-see approach in regards to actual real money Internet gaming.
You know things are on the upswing in the locals gaming market when the two Arizona Charlie’s casinos report a first-quarter net revenue increase. It’s been a while since that happened.
Save for a few small companies, Wall Street has thrown in the towel on slot machine manufacturers for 2014.
Major U.S. cities — Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston — have used tax dollars associated with gaming, or are considering gaming itself, as a means of economic development.
Just as the recession began to grip Las Vegas in 2008, gaming executive Terry Lanni made a prediction.
Anytime the investment community gets downwind of a potential hiccup in the Macau gaming market, a slash-and-burn mentality sets in.
The investment community long has expressed concern over the growing debt that weighs down many casino companies, most notably the $21 billion anchor around the neck of Caesars Entertainment Corp.
The next phase of Las Vegas begins today in the Grant Sawyer Building when nearly a dozen representatives and executives from Genting Berhad, the Malaysia-based company that acquired the unfinished Echelon project on the Strip for $350 million 14 months ago, will face questions from the Gaming Control Board.
Remember the photo from the 2012 Summer Olympics of U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney, standing on the medal podium after taking silver in the vault finals, arms crossed, lips pursed to the side, with a look of disappointment? The investment community might give giant International Game Technology the same disdainful look.
There is a reason analysts spent about 40 minutes questioning Las Vegas Sands Corp. officials last week about the company’s results in Macau. More than half of the company’s quarterly revenue came from its Macau resorts.
Bills for and against Internet gaming continue to surface in statehouses and Congress, which means more billable hours for the lobbying sector. But so far, the return on investment for casino operators hasn’t been the billion-dollar windfall some predicted.
Like much of Nevada, the casino industry is grappling with issues surrounding medical marijuana — so much so, that gaming companies and regulators have had little to say publicly about doctor-prescribed pot.
The ink was hardly dry on lottery giant Scientific Games Corp.’s $1.5 billion buyout of slot machine manufacturer WMS Industries when the corporate management team was shaken up with a new CEO and chairman in November. An even larger transition could come later this year.
Harsh winter weatheres kept casino patrons at home in several states where companies such as Penn National Gaming, Isle of Capri Casinos, Pinnacle Entertainment and Boyd Gaming Corp. derive the bulk of their quarterly revenue.
Word is that the U.S. Treasury Department may soon require the casino industry to report the source of gambling funds used by their big spending high-rollers. The move is part of a stepped-up federal effort to crack down on money laundering.