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Chicago backing Mayor Emanuel may spur casinos

Wynn Resorts battle heads toward finish line April 18, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

They could probably sell tickets to the April 24 Wynn Resorts shareholders meeting that will determine whether company co-founder Elaine Wynn, the former wife of the other co-founder Steve Wynn retains her seat on the company’s board.

Penn National updates plans for Plainville slot parlor April 17, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border.

Macau feels growth pains April 16, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Macau wants to limit the number of Mainland Chinese visitors to about 21 million a year? The idea is to create the kind of happy medium that will allow for an orderly growth of facilities and public services to make life more comfortable for locals. 

Surviving Atlantic City casinos revenue up 2.3 percent April 15, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Atlantic City’s eight casinos saw their revenue increase by 2.3 percent in March. But when the four casinos that shut down last year are included in the comparison, the city’s gambling revenue was down 12.6 percent.

Generator trucks arrive at powerless Revel casino site April 14, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Three portable generator trucks have arrived at the site of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino, which has been without utility service since Thursday.

Gaming riding the waves of legistation April 14, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | Interesting things happen as commercial gaming churns across the stormy gulf between an illegal and legal state of being. They may include live demonstrations that the heart and mind are often miles apart in their assessments of the same issue.

Florida's net slot revenue up 7.1 percent April 14, 2015 by Casino Doctors

Florida Gaming Report | It gets better each month: the story of Florida’s Net Slot Revenue. Ditto Florida’s take from the slot tax, and most of the seven racinos. February NSR was just under $49 million – up a very potent 7.1%.

New Jersey fighting good fight for sports betting April 14, 2015 by GT Staff

The Analyst | New Jersey is fighting the good fight to get sports wagering on in Atlantic City and other NJ venues and various league commissioners have recently been making more public comments in support of legalized sports wagering.

Gaming expansion remains alive in Florida April 13, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Florida lawmakers may be ready to give pari-mutuel facilities the right to end live racing while allowing tracks and frontons to operate slot machines and poker rooms. It would represent a major shift in Florida’s approach to commercial gambling.

Cash plays at Caesars poker tables April 13, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Caesars Entertainment poker tables still accept cash and there are no plans to rewrite policy and require cash to be converted to chips, according to a spokesman.

Macau casinos giving thought to presentation April 13, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Casino companies operating in the Macau area are clearly giving more thought to how they present their casinos.There’s more talk about the look of their various non-gaming attractions and less time spent gushing about casino revenues.

Chicago backing Mayor Emanuel may spur casinos April 13, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election to another four-year term is seen by some of the political pros as having a “ripple effect” that could jump-start another round of casino expansion talk.

Atlantic City fining powerless Revel casino $5k daily April 13, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Atlantic City has started fining the shuttered and now powerless former Revel casino for safety violations. The new owner was fined $10,000 on Thursday and will be fined $5,000 daily until power is restored to its fire suppression systems,

App lets bettors wager on Kentucky Derby April 13, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby this year but you want to watch the race or make a bet? A new mobile phone app will put that in the palm of your hand.

Idaho racetrack faces possible license suspension April 13, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

A racetrack in eastern Idaho faces the possible suspension of its simulcast license if it doesn’t soon receive approval from county officials.

Oneida Indian Nation store to have slot machines April 13, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Another convenience store with slot machines is set to open in central New York. The Oneida Indian Nation says a location near its Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona will offer 21 cash slot machines beginning Monday.

Public hearing planned on allowing keno in Conn. April 13, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

State lawmakers will hear testimony on the latest proposal to allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno. 

Harrah's New Orleans: a no smoking casino April 11, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Harrah’s New Orleans must abide with the requirements of a smoking ban that takes April. 22 and includes bars and gambling halls. Harrah’s had asked for a delay of the ban’s implementation so it would have the benefit of more time to prepare.

Wynn Resorts presses campaign for directors April 10, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Wynn Resorts sent another letter to shareholders this week as the tension mounts around company efforts to remove Elaine Wynn from the board and re-elect John Hagenbuch and J. Edward Virtue to three year terms.

Maryland casinos rebound in March April 09, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Maryland casinos appear to have rebounded as a group from February’s harsh winter weather to a much better March when casino revenue was up 10 percent to $91 million compared to the same year ago period.

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Nevada casinos’ baccarat heading downwardTHE ANALYST

Nevada casinos’ baccarat heading downward

Let’s start with Nevada’s numbers, for the month of February the NGCB has reported overall gaming revenues were down a touch over 1%. The decrease was basically driven by a decrease in Baccarat revenue of over $37 million, which given the Chinese/Lunar New Year fell squarely in February was very disappointing.



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