A Las Vegas casino is being sued by a Southern California man after he lost $500,000 on blackjack and pai gow over Super Bowl weekend, contending he shouldn’t be responsible for his losses because he was blackout drunk.
Palms Casino Resort is the first major hotel in the United States to offer a 24-hour checkout program. Guests can maximize their Las Vegas experience at no extra cost by booking the 24-hour checkout option on Superior, Premier and Ivory Suites.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from slot machines in February totaled $181 million, down more than 7.5 percent. Regulators say bad winter weather once again kept gamblers away from Pennsylvania casinos.
Casino corporations MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. have both announced loyalty program partnerships with major hotel chains. The independent Strip casino the Cosmopolitan is also partnering with a hotel company.
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Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) announced Monday that it was selling four properties to Caesars Growth Partners (CACQ), its 2013 spinoff. The deal involves Bally’s Las Vegas, the Quad, the Cromwell and Harrah’s New Orleans.
After partnering with Action Gaming for the past two decades, International Game Technology (IGT) announced last week it had purchased the company’s patents. These include All-Star Poker, Ultimate X Poker and Hyper Bonus Poker.
New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement has approved the linking of slots jackpots to other states. Sponsors argued such a move will generate increased business because of the larger jackpots that will result.
Online sales of lottery tickets may be OK in other states but not in Massachusetts. That’s the warning issued by Attorney General Martha Coackley. She also warned there are difficulties in verifying the age of online gamblers.
People in the area call it “The Boat.” But, that designation won’t be accurate come the end of the year. Harrah’s Metropolis Casino in Metropolis, Illinois, will be converted from a riverboat to a land-based casino in the existing convention center.
Efforts to have Internet gambling approved in the state of Illinois are expected to receive strong opposition, officials indicated last week.
Poker players involved in the Full Tilt debacle are starting to receive the money that has been frozen by the Department Justice, according to an announcement from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA).
“It’s like moving pieces around on a chess board,” was the way one observer characterized the Monday announcement from Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) that it was selling four properties to Caesars Growth Partners (CACQ), its 2013 spinoff. The deal, worth $2.2 billion, involves Bally’s Las Vegas, the Quad (still under construction on the Las Vegas Strip), the newly-named Cromwell (formerly Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall), and Harrah’s New Orleans.