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Illinois’s Video Gambling Brings In More Money Than Casinos In 2017

The casino industry in Illinois has generated significant revenue over the years but for the first time has been outdone by video gambling machines for the fiscal ending in June 2017. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability report showed that casinos in Illinois generated $270 million for this year which was a $7 million drop when compared to 2017. Video gambling machines did a lot better and generated $296 million for the state. Illinois allowed video gambling machines to [...]

New York Firm Expresses Interest In Acquiring Sands Bethlehem

Keating & Associates LLC, a firm based out of New York has confirmed that it is interested in acquiring the Sands Bethlehem casino resort in Pennsylvania. The company had earlier expressed interest in acquiring the former Revel Casino in Atlantic City which is currently owned by Glenn Straub. Keating & Associates stated that it has launched an evaluation process for Sands Bethlehem which should take about 30 days to complete. Once the evaluation process is completed, the company is expected [...]

MGM CEO Requests Convention Organizers To Keep Coming To Las Vegas

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren has faced a number of challenges in his tenure as chief executive officer of one of the leading casino operators in the world but nothing compared to what he has had to deal with during the last 10 days. MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel which Stephen Paddock checked into and would later go onto carry out the worst shooting in U.S history from his room on the 32nd floor. Murren has avoided [...]

Will Mandalay Bay Need A Brand Makeover After Las Vegas Shootout?

The United States faced its worst shooting on home soil on October 1 when Stephen Paddock rained bullets into a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. He killed 58 and injured more than 500 people. The Mandalay Bay Hotel was the scene of the crime as Paddock carried out his massacre from the 32nd floor of the resort, which he had checked into on September 28. Mandalay Bay has since reopened for business but the presence of [...]

Sands China Ends Partnership With DreamWorks

Sands China entered into a five year partnership back in 2013 with DreamWorks Animation SKG which allowed the company to use DreamWorks Animation cartoon characters as part of its non-gaming offerings at its Sands Cotai Central casino. Macau’s casinos have been under pressure from the government to expand their non-gaming offerings to bring in more families and not depend solely on gaming revenue. Sands China promoted a special ‘Dreamworks Experience’ which included birthday parties and cartoon themed breakfasts that features [...]

Comparing Atlantic City vs. Las Vegas: which is better?

Las Vegas and Atlantic City are unarguably the two gambling meccas of the United States of America. Both the cities offer visitors a wide variety of casinos, bars, fine dining options (and wedding chapels!) to choose from. They are super accessible, have plenty of hacks around to get a good deal, and have a notorious reputation of making people forget their worries, drink with abandon, and take decisions they’ll regret the next morning. Regardless, gamblers can be seen flocking [...]

Golden Gate Casino’s Reopening Creates A Buzz In Downtown Las Vegas

The recent reopening of the revamped Golden Gate hotel located in Fremont Street marks the growing resurgence of downtown Las Vegas as a gaming market. The 111-year-old property underwent an exhaustive renovation under which the size of its gaming floor was doubled and the property’s façade was redesigned with elements from the Jazz Age. The property also now features one of the longest bars in Las Vegas. A ceremony was held to celebrate the opening which saw city officials and top [...]

Carl Icahn Sells Unfinished Fontainebleau Casino For $600m

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold the stalled Las Vegas Fontainebleau casino resort to an investor group led by New York-based developer Steven Witkoff. The $600 million deal will yield a profit of over $450 million to Icahn and his investors. Icahn recently sold the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International for an undisclosed amount. His firm still owns the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City. In a statement Carl Icahn said This successful investment is an [...]

First Ever Casino eSport Conference To Be Held In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is playing host to two major eSports industry events next month. First up, is the inaugural Casino eSport Conference to be held from Sept. 7 – 8 which will be followed by Gameacon, a video gaming convention planned for Sept. 9 – 10. The first Casino eSports Conference is aimed at bringing together the casino industry and various stakeholders from eSports such as eSports teams, eSports hardware suppliers, tournament organizers, publishers, streaming companies and game makers. In a [...]

Sands Casino Bethlehem Fined $150,000 For Allowing Underage Gamblers

Pennsylvania casino Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has been fined yet again for allowing underage gamblers to enter its gaming floor. The Las Vegas Sands-owned property was fined $150,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this week in regards to 11 incidents involving people younger than 21 years of age who were caught drinking or gambling on its gaming floors. Michael Roland, an attorney with the gaming board’s office of enforcement stated that the incidents had all taken place between Sept. [...]