Out of the fire and into the furnace? After implementing a partial casino smoking ban in October, Macau is now contemplating a total prohibition on smoking in all areas of the region’s gaming market.
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Falling gasoline prices and rising consumer confidence potentially add up to good news for regional casino operators. Whether or not this translates into more dollars in casino drop boxes is still up for debate.
Imagine for a moment that Las Vegas-style sports wagering was legal in other states.
Gaming industry predictions are not exact science.
Bill Boyd said a 1983 decision to take over management of the troubled Stardust at the request of the Gaming Control Board was an easy choice.
The American Gaming Association is expanding both in membership and influence. Last week, the AGA announced it added nine new members, including Seminole Hard Rock Gaming — the group’s first American Indian-owned casino company — and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Back when Nevada and Atlantic City were the only places in the United States to find casinos, the law firm Lionel Sawyer & Collins ruled the legal roost.
It’s abundantly clear Caesars Growth Partners is key to the planned bankruptcy restructuring of overly-leveraged affiliate Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., which intends to shed almost $10 billion of the parent company’s industry-leading $22.8 billion debt through reorganization.
On paper, it appeared MGM Resorts International lost the construction defect lawsuit over CityCenter’s mistake-riddled Harmon Hotel.
The most recent publicity stunt in the ongoing skirmish between Culinary Local 226 and Station Casinos had a holiday street party feel combined with an arts and crafts project. But when it was over, the union came off looking like an inept comedy team.
In Macau, there are spectacular images of the city’s downtown Peninsula skyline from the Ruins of St. Paul. Above the church site is Mount Fortress, built by Jesuits to protect the Portuguese colony. The crumbled buildings and cannons serve as a metaphor for the current state of the Chinese gaming enclave.
When he appears at the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday, Sam Nazarian — the visionary behind SLS Las Vegas — should accept the Dec. 3 recommendation by the Gaming Control Board for a one-year limited gaming license.
California’s latest effort to legalize online poker would sideline PokerStars, shut out the racetrack industry, and offer a twist that makes traditional casinos and card rooms part of the game.
The irony was not lost on Gavin Isaacs. On Nov. 21, 2013, Gavin Isaacs watched as SHFL entertainment, where he was CEO for 32 months, was sold to slot machine giant Bally Technologies — his former employer — for $1.3 billion. The next day, Isaacs was out of work.
Caesars Entertainment, the nation’s largest casino operator with almost 40 properties in 14 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Ontario, is under attack as it struggles to restructure its gaming industry-high debt load of $22.8 billion.
Pennsylvania gaming regulators this month drove another nail into the coffin containing Atlantic City’s gaming market. At the same time, they unwittingly damaged their own state’s casino industry.
A congressional hearing on a bill to restore the Interstate Wire Act has lost steam in the current lame-duck session.
California is shaping up as the nation’s Internet poker battleground in 2015. Everyone wants a piece of the Golden State’s potentially lucrative pie.
Nevada’s virtual monopoly on legalized sports wagering could be in danger. But that isn’t necessarily bad for business.
Boyd Gaming Corp. plans to revamp its restaurant offerings throughout its locals-oriented properties.
The past 10 years covering gaming nationally and internationally have been nothing short of a theme park thrill ride that Disney’s greatest designers couldn’t conjure. Las Vegas hit an apex in 2007, only to be brought low by recession. The market is slowly recovering.
American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman would like to believe the trade group had at least a small role when Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly voiced support for casinos by a 60-40 margin. He’s probably correct.
On a whole, the locals market gaming revenue through September is down less than 1 percent from 2013, according to the Gaming Control Board.
It’s unclear if Boyd Gaming Corp. will ultimately spin-off all or a portion of the company’s casinos into a real estate investment trust. But the idea certainly piqued the interest of the investment community.
By all accounts, a referendum to undo Massachusetts’ casino law should get crushed in Tuesday’s election and lose by some 15 to 20 percentage points. That’s what the most recent polls say. Then again, this is Massachusetts.