Gaming Insider | Last week’s vote by the Nevada Gaming Commission opened the door to sports books going places they have never been before. They can now take wagers on events that bookies could not previously touch except in their wildest dreams.
The Analyst | Over the last several months there has been a consistent string of articles attributing the corruption crackdowns in mainland China with the chill and decline in gaming revenues in Macau.
Caesars Entertainment Corp., continues reshaping itself with a decision to sell its 20 percent interest in the Horseshoe Cleveland, Horseshoe Cincinnati and the ThistleDown racino north of Cleveland to its Ohio partner Rock Gaming.
The Nevada Supreme Court has denied an appeal by a high roller accused of failing to pay $384,000 in gambling debts to four Las Vegas casinos.
Iowa racing officials are reviewing a recommended plan to distribute $72 million settlement related to the end of greyhound racing in Council Bluffs. Half of the money would support the Iowa Greyhound Association’s operation of the Dubuque track.
A New Mexico legislative committee threw its support behind a new gambling compact between the state and Native American tribes. The revamped gambling compact would let tribal casinos stay open around the clock and offer complimentary food and lodging.
Deadwood gambling advocates were jubilant that a yearlong push to allow three new games in the historic outlaw town is finally coming to a close. The state House voted 46-22 to approve the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette.
As Florida lawmakers appear ready to allow key portions of the state’s high-stakes gambling deal with the Seminole to expire, other gambling interests are watching keenly for openings in the multi-billion dollar industry.
The USA’s men’s basketball team and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt are favorites for gold medals on the lines listed for the first time Thursday as Nevada sports book wagers on the Olympics were approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Indiana legislators are wondering what they can do to help the state’s 13 casinos compete against those in other states, but there is so far nothing that looks like a consensus.
Will Atlantic City’s Revel become an East Coast version of Las Vegas’ Fontainebleau – a problem in search of an answer? Both are closed, have been for months, they are lingering reminders of recessionary pressures.
Consumer confidence or the lack of it and the shifting nature of economic landscapes signals a need for adjustments. Let’s focus on Nevada for a couple minutes. Casino regulators and the lawmakers now in session in Carson City have opportunities to weigh in on these issues as they consider expansion of sports and race wagering menus.