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Boyd Gaming and the Wilton Rancheria tribe have hosted a grand ceremony for its partnered launch of the Sky River Casino, opening ahead of schedule in Elk Grove, California.

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Legal online gaming no threat to Indiana's casino industry, study finds

Legal online gaming in Indiana would not hurt the state's casino industry. The study was commissioned by the Indiana Gaming Commission and conducted by Spectrum Gaming Group. It found that iGaming is more popular with male and female players than with males. iGambling is already legal in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Some of the parent companies of Northwest Indiana's four casinos are engaged in i gaming elsewhere. iGamers are mainly in the 21-39 age group. They tend to be more active than online sports wagering participants.
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Legal online gaming no threat to Indiana's casino industry, study finds

California: Boyd-run Sky River Casino in Sacramento holds official grand opening ceremony

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, Sacramento has hosted its official grand opening event. The event took place on September 16 and 17. It followed a traditional Awakening Ceremony on Saturday, September 17, which marked the casino's official opening. Since opening in August, the property has become the first tribal casino in the County. The property features over 100,000 square feet of gaming space, 80 table games and 2,00 slot machines. A large, circular bar sits like a roulette wheel in center of the gaming area. Wilton Rancheria and Boyd Gaming broke ground on the $500 million project last year, in March 2021.
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Kalkine Media explores five US casino stocks to watch in October

The casino sector comprises firms from the gaming industry that offer leisure and other related services through resorts and casino gaming properties. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN), MGM Resort International (NYSZ: MGM), Caesars Entertainment, Inc. ( NASDAQ : CZR), and Boyd Gaming Corporation ( NYSE: BYD) are among the prominent players in this segment. The casino segment was one of the worst-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the stocks noted gains on September 21.
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Las Vegas Sands: Capitulation Here Or Near

Sheldon G. Adelson built Las Vegas Sands from the ruins of failed casinos. He sold the entire Vegas asset base for $6.2 billion in 2021. The proceeds will be used for a third Asian IR and a bid for metro New York based mega-project. LVS clocked $12 billion revenue in pre-pandemic years. Before the 2020 pandemic, the stock was trading as high as $80. L VS is the biggest casino operator on the globe. It is planning to expand into online sports and iGaming. Its shares are trading at $8.
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Las Vegas Sands: Capitulation Here Or Near

Century Casinos executive: ‘If you’re a gaming company, wouldn’t you want to be in Nevada?’

Century Casinos is buying the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks for $195 million. The company has two casinos in the historic Colorado mining communities of Central City and Cripple Creek. It has a collection of gaming operations in Alberta, Canada and Poland. Century spent $107 million in 2019 to acquire the operations of two Missouri properties and the West Virginia racetrack casino. Northern Nevada provides Century an opportunity to prove its operational expertise in a destination market. The Nug get has 1,382 hotel rooms, more than triple the combined hotel room of Century's U.S. portfolio.
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Sky River Casino To Open in Early September

Sky River Casino will open its doors to the public in early September 2022. It will be the closest casino to Sacramento and the South and East Bay areas. The casino will feature a 100,000 sq. ft. casino, 2,00 slot machines and 80 table games, and a unique food and beverage marketplace with 12 different food venues. Boyd Gaming will operate the facility under a management agreement with the Wilton Rancheria Tribe.
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Boyd-run Sky River Casino opens two weeks ahead of schedule; first tribal gaming venue in Sacramento

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, Sacramento, California is officially opened to the public. It is the first tribal casino in the Sacramento County. The casino has 17 restaurants and bars, 2,000 slots and 80 table games. The Wilton Rancheria and Boyd Gaming broke ground on the $500 million project in March 2021. They were able to finish early because they had all the plans done. There are also some supply issues that have delayed other construction projects. "The casino’s really nice, offers the newest, latest, greatest machines and a variety of Asian-style games, but the restaurants, the bars is what”s going to wow people.
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Sky River Casino is now open in Elk Grove

Sky River Casino is now open in Elk Grove. It is the first Indian casino in Sacramento County. The casino is operated by Boyd Gaming and built on land owned by the local Wilton Rancheria. There are 2,000 slot machines and 80 game tables. The main entrance is at the corner of Promenade and Sky River parkways. A few restaurants such as SR Steakhouse had their tables set up. Several gaming floor employees underwent training. They were not allowed to interview customers during opening day. Sky R opened a few months ahead of schedule this summer.
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Las Vegas Raiders’ 2022 futures odds, player props

The Raiders are the runaway leaders at sportsbooks in tickets and money wagered to win the Super Bowl. Betting on them to do so is only one of more than 100 wagering options. The lines are on the board for all 17 regular-season games, as well as a plethora of player props, league leaders, award winners and more. Derek Carr is a popular pick to be the NFL MVP. He's tied for the second choice to lead the league in passing yards.  The offense has the potential to produce big numbers with the college reunion of Derek Carrer and Adams.
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Stardust Online Casino in NJ

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming have created the new online casino Stardust in New Jersey. The casino was closed in 2006 after more than 50 years in operation. It will replace FanDue's Betfair Casino in the state.
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AGA Announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. AGA President and CEO Bill Miller says they have helped transform the gaming industry in their own significant ways.
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Las Vegas casino stocks are seen as good bets to ride out economic downturn

Macquarie Research thinks casinos in Las Vegas are in better shape to handle an economic downturn than in the past due to leaner cost structures and tight supply. Vegas searches are also noted to show continued growth. MGM Resorts has the highest revenue exposure to Las Las Vegas at 47%, followed by Caesars Entertainment (CZR) at 45%, Vici Properties (VICI) (30%), Golden Entertainment, (GDEN) and Wynn Resort (WYNN). Boyd Gaming (BYD) has indirect exposure.
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Sky River Casino in Elk Grove surprisingly opens early

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove opened its doors on Tuesday morning. The casino is located off Highway 99 on 1 Sky River Parkway in the 100,000-square-foot facility. It features 2,00 slot machines, 80 tables games, food vendors and entertainment. City of Elk Grove and The Wilton Rancheria Tribe reached an agreement to build the casino 15 miles south of Sacramento in March 2021.
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Sky River Casino in Elk Grove surprisingly opens early

AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. The inductors are recognized for innovation, leadership and excellence.
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Las Vegas local hits $100K jackpot at Aliante Casino

Las Vegas local hits $100K jackpot at Aliante Casino. It is the third jack pot that has hit at a Boyd Gaming property within the last month. On July 29 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, a lucky player took home $340K after hitting the Pai Gow Poker regional progressive jackpots.
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The highly anticipated Sky River Casino set to open early September

Sky River Casino will open its doors to the public in early September 2022. The casino will be located 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento. It will feature 17 dining outlets and The Market at Sky River, a unique food and beverage marketplace. SkyRiver was developed by Boyd Gaming and will operate under a management agreement with the Wilton Rancheria Tribe.
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Bally's plans to redevelop Tropicana on the south-Strip are not likely to be realized until 2023. The team is considering two sites in the resort corridor for a new ballpark. Bally’s purchase of Tropicaana still needs approval by Nevada gaming regulators. The matter is not scheduled to come up on this month”s agenda. A's want to build a $1 billion waterfront ballpark in Oakland to replace the 57-year-old RingCentral Coliseum. They are also considering a 27-acre parcel behind Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas.
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Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont St. Casino Brings a Big Name to the City

Las Vegas casinos have had the market cornered on sportsbooks in the state thanks to a 2015 law that banned daily fantasy sports operators in Nevada. It took until 2021 for DraftKings and FanDuel to file for a gaming license. The NGCB doesn't expect DraftKing's application to be heard during next May's bi-monthly meetings.
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History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.
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Casinos Market Growth USD 764861.32 million by 2027

The global Casinos market size was valued at $545645.2 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.79% during the forecast period, reaching $764861.32 million by 2027. Casino is a tourist attraction and indoor amusement zone.
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Las Vegas Advisors: 3 closed Vegas casinos set to be razed and sold

Station Casinos announced that Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson will not be brought back. The buildings will be razed and the land sold to noncasino companies. Pepsi Ice Arena adjacent to Fiesta rancho will continue to operate until it is sold. Eastside Cannery, owned by Boyd Gaming, is still in limbo.
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Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators. Joe DeSimone and Tim Brooks are hoping to buy the closed Fiesta. Red Rock Resorts will not reopen the two North Las Vegas casinos that had been closed since March 2020. The company will sell the sites after demolishing the buildings and "reposition the land". It will also build Durango Station near the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley.  Red Rock acquired the Fiesta in 2001. It is spending $172.4 million to acquire 126 acres at the corner of Las Las Vites Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
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Sky River Casino in Elk Grove to open in September

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove will open in September. The casino will be located off Highway 99 and will feature 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games, food vendors and entertainment. It will also offer 17 different food and drink options. In March 2021, the city of Elk Grove and The Wilton Rancheria tribe reached an agreement to build the casino 15 miles south of Sacramento.
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Sky River Casino in Elk Grove to open in September

Elk Grove's Sky River Casino opening date moved up to September

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California will be opening to the public in early September. The casino has been under construction since breaking ground in 2021. It will bring up to 1,500 jobs to Elk Grove and will have 2,000 slot machines, 80 table games and 12 different venues for food and drink. Wilton Rancheria tribe will operate the casino.
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Elk Grove's Sky River Casino opening date moved up to September

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove slated for September Opening

Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California, is set to open in early September 2022. It will be the closest casino to Sacramento and the South and East Bay areas. The casino will feature a 100,000-square-foot casino, 2,00 slot machines and 80 table games, and a unique food and beverage marketplace.
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Stardust Casino Review 2022, $1000 Cash Back

Stardust Casino is available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was created by the FanDuel Group to replace Betfair in the US. The brand takes its name from the Stardust casino in Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming owns the free-play Stardus social casino.
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Station Casinos to permanently close, demolish Texas Station, Fiesta properties and sell the land

Station is closing Texas Station and the Fiestas. Station is building the large-scale $750 million Durango Hotel & Casino in southwest Las Vegas and a new tavern project in downtown Las Las Veg. Fiesta Rancho opened its doors in 1994 on 25.5 acres and cost $25 million. It employed 1,748 people. The company will demolish the buildings and keep the Pepsi Ice Arena. The buildings will be demolished and employees will move to other Station properties. They will also be transferred to the new properties if they choose to change. A minimal number of employees are still working at the three properties, most of them in security and building maintenance roles.
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Nevada casinos awarded over $30 million in June

Boyd Gaming Casino awarded more than $30 million to players during the month of June. Players won jackpots of $10,000 or more at Aliante, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Cannery, California, Fremont, Main Street Station, and Jokers Wild. Terry and her husband have been frequent visitors to Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall for 29 years. On June 1, Terry tried her luck on a video poker machine and hit a more $20,500 progressive royal flush jackpot. James was playing on Cash Falls slot game at Gold coast and won a $17,5,00 jack pot. Enrique was at Canneries Casino Hotel when he hit five aces and scored a jackpuss of more more than $12,5000. Pamela won more £19,200 playing 5x reels at Joker's Wild on June 24.
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Borgata Casino New Jersey Review 2022

Borgata Casino opened in July 2003 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is a collaboration between MGM Resorts and Entain. In 2021, the operator expanded its online casino presence, launching in Pennsylvania. Borgata Online Casino NJ is completely legal and safe. All personal data is secured by high-level encryption and firewall protection.
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Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Strip casinos reported $731.5 million in gaming revenue for May. It's the market's highest-ever total for the month. May is Nevada's 15th straight month of $1 billion or more in gambling winnings. The state's $3 billion in total gaming revenues was 5.7 percent higher than the $2.23 billion recorded in May 2021. Special events, including the Canelo Alvarez-Dmitry Bivol championship boxing match, the Electric Daisy Carnival and two high-profile concerts – Pearl Jam and the Eagles – drove large crowds to the Strip.
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Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Best Las Vegas Video Poker Bars That Have Both Good Odds & Drinks

The days of sitting down at a machine and drinking whatever you want, whenever you wants are gone at most casinos. Most bars require a minimum bet and consistent play. The worst bartop video poker odds are still better than the slot machines or keno games. The house edge for video Poker is based on perfect play and the best games have a higher house advantage. It's important to prioritize what matters and understand how to earn free drinks. There are no bars that have the perfect mix of great odds and free adult beverages. For those looking for the most fun, skip the bartops.
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Indy Gaming: SCOTUS ruling favoring Texas tribal casinos has ‘wider implications’

Supreme Court ruling last week allows the Tigua Indians of El Paso to operate bingo at an El Paso entertainment center. It also benefits the Alabama-Coushatta tribe, which has been fighting with Texas officials over bingos on its reservation. Las Vegas Sands will work with the Legislature next year to put a casino referendum on the ballot in Texas. Last year, Texas lawmakers rejected a Las Las Sands-backed casino gaming proposal.  WinStar World Casino and Resort is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Interstate 35.
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The Effects of Covid-19 on the Gambling Industry

Macao had the biggest downfall and its revenues dropped by 93.2%. Nevada's revenue was shortened by 53.38%. Las Vegas also had a loss of 39.57%. Playtech PLC’s stock price got cheaper by 75.8%. Red Rock Resort, MGM, Wynn resort LTD, Boyd gaming corp had their stock prices downfall. Online gambling increased by 21.16%. Online casinos showed growth of 78% in 2020 and 62% by 2019. The most popular games to bet on during Covid-19 were virtual sports (40%), poker (38%), and video slots (25%).
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Supply chain issues snarling slot machines’ path to casinos

Supply chain issues are snarling slot machines' path to casinos. Nevada's gaming equipment suppliers expect to have delivered more than 13,700 new slot machine to roughly 30 North American gaming projects by 2022. The industry is centered in Asia and supply chain problems have been a challenge. JCM Global, a provider of more of the bill validators used by the slotmachine industry, has seen chip shortages impact its business. The company is still shipping products daily. It is focused on meeting its gaming and casino customers' record demand.
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Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Five casinos in Southern Nevada are not going to reopen. The economic downturn is keeping the doors locked. Red Rock Resorts spends $2.1 million every three months to keep the properties operational. The Southern Nevadans produced a gaming revenue record of $1.17 billion in March. It is expected to be higher in the first four months of 2022. There are also concerns about the impact of inflation and high gas prices. For now, the three companies have written off any reopening plans. They are still required to pay state license fees and certain slot machine and table game taxes.
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Boyd Gaming Sues Kansas for Damages, Asks for $25M

Boyd Gaming has decided to file a lawsuit against Kansas. The operator claims that with the newly-introduced sports betting regulation, the state is in direct violation of the contract that it signed with Boyd. According to the agreement, if Kansas introduces slot games similar to those at Kansas Star Casino, it will have to pay a $25 million fee to Boyd Gaming.
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Boyd Gaming Corp. reports record cash flow, revenue for Q1

Boyd Gaming Corp. reports record first-quarter revenue and adjusted cash flow for its three operating divisions. The company also reinstated its quarterly cash dividend to 15 cents a share. Boyd repurchased about $132 million in stock during the first quarter of 2022. The firm bought Pala Interactive in March. It will provide technology and expertise to build a leading regional online casino gaming operation.
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Boyd Gaming Corp. reports record cash flow, revenue for Q1

Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Nevada had three online poker sites in 2014, but only one recorded a monthly revenue exceeding $1 million. Caesars and MGM are among the largest online operators in the U.S. and offer World Series of Poker tickets online. The company BetMGM is not planning to bring online gaming to Nevada. The state's gaming industry is reluctant to legalize online casino gaming. Red Rock Casinos opposed any online regulation expansion. Last year, the Nevada Gaming Control Board postponed a workshop hearing to discuss potential regulatory changes. It was never rescheduled.
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat Americas president sees convergence with online and casinos

Tom O'Brien was promoted to president of Aristocrat's Americas Division in February. O’Brien's predecessor, Hector Fernandez, was appointed CEO of the company's land-based gaming products and services division. Mitchell Bowen, who was CEO for the land based division, is now heading the group that is growing Aristocrats' online gaming segment. Online gaming is hot and both players can play both online and at casinos. Aristocratic has been working with "a couple of big operators" on building an online platform that appeals to both market segments. It's aimed at increasing the presence of land base casinos in the online market.
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Boyd Gaming is to buy Pala Interactive for $170 million. The deal will close in the first quarter of 2023. PalA Interactive provides real-money and social gaming solutions to both businesses and consumers across North America. Niches include casino gaming, poker, and managed services.
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