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.
Celebrating 40 Years | This week we go back 10 years to 2005. It’s interesting that with Las Vegas more than halfway to the goal of 10,000 potential season ticket holders for a hoped for future NHL franchise, the league experienced its lowest point back then: The lockout.
Gaming Yesterday | The Borgata in Atlantic City announced last week they will sponsor a basketball free-throw shooting contest, for prize money no less. This event is the beginning of other skill-based “gambling” contests they plan to hold.
Tilman Fertitta’s Lake Charles Golden Nugget is looking like a value added addition to Louisiana’s 20 casinos, helping drive the statewide win in January to nearly $220 million, a 16.7 percent increase over the same year earlier period.
The Poarch Creek Band of Indians say they deserve to have “a seat at the table” as hard-nosed negotiations continue in Florida between the various parties who want a role in shaping possible gaming expansion across the Sunshine State.
In January Mississippi Gulf Coast gambling halls continued gains of recent months. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $165 million from gamblers in January, up 3.4 percent from $159 million in January 2014.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians have announced over $88 million in additional contributions to the “Michiana” (Michigan-Indiana) economy in 2014 and approximately $167 million in economic contributions over the past three years.
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.