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Alabama casino bill fails to get vote May 29, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​A bill to allow a lottery and casino gambling in Alabama appears to be dead for the current legislative session.

Meadowlands wants vote to expand gambling May 29, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Atlantic City may have run out of time, or can it pull a rabbit out of a hat? The issue has been debated from every direction. Politics and competition appear ready to push the center of gravity north, possibly to the Meadowlands Racetrack

Shoutz to launch video lottery program in China May 28, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Shoutz, Inc. and China Netcom Technology Holdings Limited signed an agreement today to implement Shoutz’s Grand Rewards loyalty and second-chance platform and launch a video lottery program in two Chinese provinces.

Junket groups oppose proposed smoking ban May 28, 2015 by Phil Hevener

The leaders of government in Macau and Beijing are not believed to care what wealthy gamblers think, but the groups that supply the business have nonetheless let regulators know that they are totally opposed to a proposed smoking ban.

Legislative standoff threatens Chicago casino plan May 28, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Can anyone imagine politics getting in the way of plans to expand gambling in Illinois, plans that would almost certainly include the Chicago casino that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants?

April revenues increase in Mississippi May 27, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Casinos along the Gulf Coast and on the Mississippi River both showed gaming revenue gains during the month of April. The statewide revenue showed an increase of 8.1 percent during April to $177.1 million compared to April a year ago.

Fla. lawmakers may ignore gaming in special session May 27, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gambling is not scheduled to get attention during the Florida Legislature’s special session, but the higher numbers being generated at pari-mutuel facilities suggests there are plenty of continuing reasons for conversation.

Casino Queen proposes deal for racetrack May 27, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Owners of the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Ill., believe they have a unique solution to the dispute that has pitted the casino and its interests against those of nearby Fairmont Park.

Gaming attorney sees danger in update of Wire Act May 26, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Gaming Insider | Las Vegas gaming attorney Greg Gemignani was looking through the short list of federal legislation proposals that relate to gaming when he spotted an item that jumped out at him.

Loveman, Wynn see opposite gaming quarters May 26, 2015 by GT Staff

The Analyst | Gary Loveman sees optimism, while Steve Wynn sees pessimism for the second quarter and beyond.

Florida gaming revenue already past 2013-14 May 26, 2015 by Casino Doctors

Florida Gaming Report | With 10 months in the books Net Slot Revenue and state tax revenues already exceed the 2013-2014 fiscal year totals.

MGM Resorts' Monte Carlo due for attention May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​MGM’s Monte Carlo may be the next asset due for special attention as the company continues pouring money into its string of Strip-side resorts.

Competitive pressures concern officials May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

When is a little competition too much competition? It’s a question getting attention by developers and casino regulators in Massachusetts and Rhode Island because of a proposal for a Rhode Island casino.

Gulf Coast casinos would 'feel the pain' May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Legal casinos in Alabama would tighten the competitive pressure that is already being felt on those along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to industry leaders who are watching the progress of a plan to allow casinos at four Alabama dog tracks.

Las Vegas Caesars trends looking good May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman feels “pretty good” about where business trends appear to be headed during the second and third quarters of 2015.

Macau rebound not in sight this year May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

Fitch Ratings says there is nothing to suggest a “strong rebound” in Macau casinos through the rest of 2015.

UNLV wants pit bosses for oral history project May 25, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research is looking for former and current pit bosses to participate in an oral history project.

Criminal activity dampens moods in Macau May 25, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

​Authorities are reporting an increase in casino-related crime as gaming revenues continue at lower levels and Beijing’s war on corruption has high rolling gamblers and others avoiding Macau and its casinos.

Illinois gambling expansion talks heat up May 25, 2015 by Phil Hevener

​Arlington Park GM Tony Petrillo says slot machines would be nice but an assortment of table games such as craps and 21 would be much nicer. The Chicago, area track has been struggling.

Nevada Gold and Casinos to acquire Club Fortune Casino May 24, 2015 by Staff & Wire Reports

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada for $14.2 million in cash and 1.2 million shares of the Company's common stock.

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Gaming needs to develop a plan for skill based gamesGAMING INSIDER

Gaming needs plan for skill-based games

Skill-based games will probably be coming to a casino near you, but don’t hold your breath. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done. That’s the consensus of opinions shared by a handful of experts.

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