Casino InsiderFebruary 27, 2012 8:37 PM by Ray Poirier
Bally Technologies has purchased a system from Chiligaming LTD that will permit the company to offer business-to-business iGaming opportunities for its customers.
The Maine Gambling Control Board has approved a full gaming license for Hollywood Slots in Bangor, a facility operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN).
The Sheraton Macao, a 3,863-room hotel being built on the Cotai Strip in Macau as part of the entertainment complex being constructed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) will begin hiring this week.
Boosted by the Lunar New Year holidays, Macau tourism increased by 18.6% during the month of January. Total visitation was given as 2.5 million.
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Council has announced that it has a tentative buy-out agreement of the management contract held by a division of Full House Resorts Inc. (FLL).
Joe Francis, the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire, has lost his court appeal to have a $7.5 million award to Steve Wynn rescinded. Reportedly, Francis’ lawyers had withdrawn and Francis wasn’t properly notified of a court hearing.
David Scott Tate, owner of Cactus Jack’s casino in Carson City, Nevada, has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine for using unauthorized poker chips in tournaments. State gaming licensees are required to use chips that conform to established regulations.
The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the purchase by Golden Gaming Inc. of the slot machine route and two casinos in Pahrump owned by Affinity Gaming LLC. This will give Golden Gaming some 8,500 slot machines in 650 locations.
Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) will discuss its operating results for the first quarter that ended on Jan.31, in a conference call to be held Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. PDT.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (MPEL) has named Ying Tat Chan as its chief operating officer. Nicholas Naples, who had served with Chan as co-COO, has left the company.
Through the first 15 weeks of the season, only five home teams went off as underdogs of 8 points or more. As of midnight Friday, there were four this week – Chicago Bears, the NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip is hiring William McBeath to be the hotel-casino’s new president and CEO after the property’s $1.73 billion sale to Blackstone Group is complete.
Top NFL Vegas betting trends | Patriots: 22-6 ATS during last two weeks of the regular season (spanning entire Belichick era); 12-3 ATS playing Jets at the Meadowlands.
Only Odell Beckham and Dez Bryant were able to break the 30-point mark in FanDuel scoring last weekend. In the two weeks prior, eight players scored at least 30.
Carl Icahn pledged $20 million to keep Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely. Icahn promised Trump Entertainment Resorts that he would provide enough money to keep the casino open throughout bankruptcy proceedings.