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Florida governor should sign compact July 04, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​A Tampa Tribune editorial calls for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to approve an extension of the agreement that allows the Seminole Tribe of Florida an exclusive right to deal blackjack and other banked games at its casinos.

Plainridge's first week looks good July 04, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The early signs say in plain numbers that the Plainridge Park race track and slot casino is a big winner, both for the state of Massachusetts and Penn National Gaming which opened it about 10 days ago.

Las Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges due for new look July 03, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The pedestrian bridges linking the four corners at Tropicana and the Strip, one of the busiest intersections in the state, are getting a $26 million overhaul that will begin in early 2016 and be complete by mid-2017.

MGM Resorts eyes Georgia opportunity July 03, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Atlanta may be the next major U.S. city to open the door to so-called Las Vegas-style gaming resorts. MGM has confirmed that it is taking a serious look at the possible opportunity there.

Boyd expands Delta Downs racetrack and casino July 02, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Boyd Gaming plans to spend $45 million adding another hotel tower and additional amenities at its Delta Downs racetrack and casino 120 miles east of Houston in Vinton, La.

Atlantic City casinos hungry for new ideas July 02, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Atlantic City’s troubled casino industry is hungry for new ideas and the ideas are coming. The problem is that some of them do not appear to make a lot of sense given the fact that existing casinos have been losing business.

Mark Frissora formally checks in at Caesars Ent. July 02, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Mark Frissora has formally checked in at Caesars Entertainment Corporation where he assumed his duties as president and chief executive officer. Now that he has all those titles, what is he going to do with the job?

Macau revenues continue their slide July 01, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Macau operators saw their casino revenues fall to $2.2 billion  (17.4 billion patacas) but they managed to beat the 38.3 percent dive that had been the median estimate of six financial analysts.

New Kansas casino project gets approval July 01, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

A group with ties to two other Kansas casinos has been selected by a state board to build and manage a new one in the state’s southeast corner. A majority of board members decided on the $70 million Kansas Crossing proposal.

Where are America's best casinos? July 01, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

What is the nation’s number one casino? There are a lot of opinions out there but the chances are that most Las Vegas regulars would never guess what the answer is.

Seminoles play hard in compact talks June 30, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | The Seminole Tribe of Florida holds a strong hand, maintaining a tight grip on opportunities to expand its significant position in the casino business, while fighting off competition from all directions.

Sports betting entities aren't blocked by Wire Act June 30, 2015 by GT Staff

The Analyst | With the passage of the entity wagering law, Nevada has made it legal for people to put money in a sports and/or race betting pool and see their betting dollars professionally managed, almost like a mutual fund.

Just take bigger wagers on sports June 30, 2015 by Scott Schettler

Gaming Yesterday | Entity Betting is envisioned to operate like a mutual fund. It’s perceived as legal as long as the person placing the wager is in Nevada and the out of state investors have no say in selecting the games to get down on.

Nevada casinos make more than $1B in May June 29, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May. It was the first time casinos have hit that total in more than a year.

AGA takes gaming issues to presidential candidates June 29, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The 2016 presidential election is nearly 17 months away but with more than a dozen candidates looking for attention, the American Gaming Association has sent out letters urging candidates to get familiar with the casino industry and its issues.

Deed restricts use of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza June 29, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​The owners of the former Trump Plaza hotel and casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk do not want the building used as a casino for at least a decade, according to a deed restriction that still needs the approval of a bankruptcy court judge.

MGM request for delay pleases Connecticut tribes June 29, 2015 by Phil Hevener

MGM’s request for a one-year delay in the scheduled opening of its Springfield, Mass., resort is good news for the two Connecticut tribes that are hoping for a jointly operated casino near the border separating the two states.

'Broken Tooth' returns to Macau... maybe June 28, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Does the gangster known as “Broken Tooth” have information that the leaders of Macau’s gaming companies would love to know about? Wan Kuok-koi – that’s Broken Tooth – is acting like a man who knows there is good money to be made...

MGM Resorts seeks Springfield, Mass. casino delay June 27, 2015 by Phil Hevener

MGM Resorts hopes to get approval for a revised construction schedule on its Springfield, Mass., resort that would delay the opening of the $800 million project about a year till September 2018.

Las Vegas Strip gaming revenues increase June 27, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Las Vegas Strip casino operators provided an eye-catching lesson to resorts elsewhere during May. Special events drive a lot of casino action. Slot revenue on the Strip and table game action excluding baccarat enjoyed double digit increases during May.

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Private entity sports wagering

The betting, so to speak, is that private entity sports wagering may very quickly live up to its early promise as a driver of increased betting activity. That’s speculation of course since a lot has to happen before the first “entity” walks through the door money in hand and regulators give it a green light.

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