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Temporary casino in Lincoln could be open in just over 2 months

Temporary casino in Lincoln could be open in just over 2 months. WarHorse Gaming and the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are planning to start work on a temporary casino at the Lincoln Race Course. The temporary one will have up to 300 slot machines. It will be the first temporary gaming facility to open on the state's racing commission's approval. Fonner Park in Grand Island is planning a similar temporary facility. Caesar's Entertainment is considering a casino development in Columbus.   It's possible that a third temporary casinos could open this year.
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Temporary casino in Lincoln could be open in just over 2 months
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Ricketts signs off on Nebraska casino rules but first bets are still months away

Nebraska governor signed rules to allow casino gaming. The regulations are set to go into effect Monday. It will take a few weeks before any license applications can be filed. Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission will approve the fee structure next month. Then, potential casino operators could apply for licenses the next day. It is likely to be late summer or early fall before work can begin on the casinos proposed at the existing horse racing tracks. at Lincoln Race Course. There would be more than 1,200 gaming stations, 196-room hotel, event space, several restaurants and a spa.
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Ricketts signs off on Nebraska casino rules but first bets are still months away

Nebraska Governor Signs Bill for New Casino Regulations

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed new casino regulations into law on Wednesday. The regulations will come into effect from Monday next week. There are still some kinks to be ironed out before casino operators can apply for licenses.
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Nebraska Governor Signs Bill for New Casino Regulations

Ohio's newest way to gamble: Electronic instant bingo

Mark Rizzo won $500 on Saturday and $400 on Sunday at VFW Post 6069 in Lebanon. The post is one of 900 organizations that are eligible to be licensed for e-Bingo. The amendment ended a nine-year legal fight over the legality of electronic gaming devices. It could triple the number of devices in play at Moose Lodges, Amvets posts and Vets halls.
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Ohio's newest way to gamble: Electronic instant bingo
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Casino Expansion In Nebraska Moving At Snail's Pace

The expansion of casino gambling is underway in Nebraska. Bill signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts allows for casinos in North Platte, Ogallala, Gering, and Kimball. Market and socio-economic studies must be conducted by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission no later than January 1, 2025.
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Casino Expansion In Nebraska Moving At Snail's Pace

Nebraska bill to restrict new racinos advances; temporary casino in Grand Island might open by October

Legislative Bill 876 would restrict new casinos and racinos to the six counties with licensed horse racing tracks. It would put off consideration of new proposals until socio-economic impact and statewide market conditions studies are finished. New casinos have been proposed for North Platte, Ogallala, Gering, Kimball, Bellevue, York and Norfolk since November 2020. The bill strikes a balance between developers and communities seeking to build new casino and gambling opponents who worry about market saturation. The final passage of LB 8 76 could put the issue off until 2025.
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Nebraska bill to restrict new racinos advances; temporary casino in Grand Island might open by October

Nebraska Debates Casinos Feasibility Outside of Racinos

Nebraska is debating whether or not to introduce casinos to the state. The November 2020 vote was backed with overwhelming support by voters. There are currently six casinos in the State. Some lawmakers believe that casinos should be allowed in other locations. Legislative Bill 876 advanced through the General Affairs Committee with a unanimous 7-0 vote. It's still unclear how many casinos can be opened in Nebraska. The State Racing Commission is still working on the conditions for enabling sports and casino gambling on premises of the existing racinos. They have not decided on expanding the remit of sports betting.
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Nebraska Debates Casinos Feasibility Outside of Racinos
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Ohio gambling jobs outlook bolstered

Virginia saw a 10.4% increase in its leisure and hospitality industry in the first year of legal sports betting. Ohio is planning to launch legal betting by the end of 2022. The leisure industry provided jobs for over 335,000 Virginians.
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Ohio gambling jobs outlook bolstered

Can a New Las Vegas Casino Threaten Caesars, MGM's Strip Empires?

The Las Vegas Strip is a four-mile stretch of road with many properties. Caesars will remake its Bally's Property into its Horsehoe Brand. Baly's Corporation has purchased the Tropicana and plans to demolish it to build a self-named hotel/casino. Hard Rock International has bought The Mirage from MGM and it will knock down that property's iconic volcano in order to built its signature guitar hotel. The long-awaited Resorts World Las Las. Vegas opened on the Strip during the pandemic and the decades-delayed Fontainebleau Las Nevada is on track for a 2023 opening. Downtown Las Vegas is an area where neither Caeresars nor MGM owns a property.
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Can a New Las Vegas Casino Threaten Caesars, MGM's Strip Empires?

Where to Play Bingo in Chicago

Gambling is illegal in Illinois, but there are several gaming establishments operating in Chicago. Bingo parlors offer traditional table games of chance and slots. Online bingo games are available. The Chicago spots are: Millennium Park, Riverwalk, Magnificent Aquarium, and Skydeck. The Illinois Department of Revenue issues licenses to operate lottery draws.
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Ohio casinos, racinos break yearly gambling revenue record with a month to go

Ohio's casinos and racinos have already broken the yearly gambling revenue record for an entire year. The state's casino and race track revenues have increased each year except 2020. In 2020, the casinos brought in $1.44 billion in revenue. In 2012, $430 million of gambling revenues was brought into the state. This year, MGM Northfield Park has brought $251 million in gambling Revenue. JACK Cleveland has made $235.7 million, and JACK Thistledown brought $182.4 million.
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Ohio casinos, racinos break yearly gambling revenue record with a month to go

Where to Play Bingo in Colorado

Colorado is known for its progressive laws and sports betting. It legalized lotteries in 1982. Casino-style gaming venues are only permitted in Cripple Creek, Central City and Black Hawk. Colorado charities are free to host games of chance if their proceeds go to well-meaning organizations. Bingo is a game of probability that involves no skill.
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Where to Play Bingo in Colorado

Ohio casinos and racinos mark new record in 2021 with $2.31B in gambling revenue

Ohio casinos and racinos earned $2.31 billion in 2021. The previous record was $1.94 billion set in 2019. In 2020, the casinos earned only $ 1.44 billion. The 3 gambling facilities in the Cleveland-Akron location saw boosts in December compared to December 2020. MGM Northfield raised $ 273.9 million in video gaming earnings for 2021, while JACK Cleveland raised $ 257.4 million and JACK Thistledown raised £199.1 million.
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Ohio casinos and racinos mark new record in 2021 with $2.31B in gambling revenue

Significant step made toward Columbus casino

Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission approved 67 pages of regulations on Friday. The package now goes to the Attorney General and Governor for approval. Columbus Exposition and Racing hopes to start building a $75 million Caesar's horse track and casino in April. The rules are part of the language voters approved on three ballot measures in the 2020 general election. Nebraska voters were in favor of allowing casino gambling at race tracks by a 65% vote share. Currently, only race track casinos are allowed to operate a casino. It's the first time the state legislature has approved the rules. They were written by the gaming commission.
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Significant step made toward Columbus casino

Ohio casinos set record-high $2.1B yearly revenue with still one month to go

Ohio's casinos and racinos have accumulated $2.11 billion in gambling revenue through November. The current record-setting figure is $120 million ahead of the previous record set in 2019. In comparison, throughout 2020, gambling venues in the state posted a comparably low $1.44 billion. Since the introduction of casinos in 2012, the gambling revenues have climbed each year without fail. MGM Northfield is the casino that brought in highest revenue throughout the year, at $251 million. Hollywood Casino Columbus, $237.9 million, and JACK Cleveland Casino, $235.7 million round up the top five.
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Ohio casinos set record-high $2.1B yearly revenue with still one month to go

Deutsche Bank Stick to Their Hold Rating for Penn National Gaming By Investing.com

Deutsche Bank maintain their Hold rating on Penn National Gaming. The company reported a quarterly revenue of $1.51 billion and a net profit of $239.1 million. According to TipRanks, the consensus among 13 Tipranks analysts is for a Moderate Buy rating of shares in Penn. National. Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment.
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More states considering casino gambling expansion

American Gaming Association reports a quarterly record for July, August and September. AGA reports $38.67 billion in revenue through the first nine months of the year. The industry is on pace to smash its annual record of $43.65 billion set in 2019. States that offer some form of gaming generate tax revenue to help solve a multitude of problems. Nevada casinos collected $3.683 billion for the third quarter of 2020. The total won in Nevada in the quarter was 26.5 percent of nationwide third-quarter amount.
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More states considering casino gambling expansion

Nebraska casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17

Nebraska voters approved casino gambling at the state's horse racing tracks last year. Final draft of casino regulations will be released on November 12. The commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules on Dec. 17. It will then have to be reviewed and signed off by Gov. Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson. All six existing horse tracks in the State have announced plans to build casinos. A $220 million WarHorse Casino is planned in Lincoln. The Lincoln Race Course plans a temporary casino with 305 slot machine stations. Fonner Park will run 37 days of racing between Feb. and March next year, and the commission approved dates for live horse races at existing tracks next Year.
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Nebraska casino rules set to come out next week; vote set for Dec. 17

Weekend Getaways: Get Outdoors in Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a 196,000-acre paradise in the Mojave Desert. The Petroglyph Wall trail features 800-plus-year-old rock art. Stay at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. It offers well-appointed rooms with views of the park and the Las Vegas Strip.
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Weekend Getaways: Get Outdoors in Las Vegas

Penn National brings cashless gaming to Ohio at Hollywood Casino Columbus

Penn National's Hollywood Casino Columbus in Ohio is the first in the state to introduce cashless gaming. The company intends to incorporate it at its properties in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October. It uses the mywallet app and the Mychoice rewards system. The technology promises users to go casheless and cardless and “get connected more easily than ever before” directly into their favorite slots. $120 million Hollywood casino in York opened in August with this technology in place.
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Cashless gaming launches at Hollywood Casino Columbus

Hollywood Casino Columbus is the first casino in Ohio to launch this kind of technology. Penn National Gaming in Pennsylvania launched similar technology last month. The company plans to incorporate it at Hollywood properties in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October.
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Cashless gaming launches at Hollywood Casino Columbus

Gamblers can now download an app and leave their cash at home

Hollywood Casino Columbus has added a new feature to its mobile app. It allows guests to connect a virtual wallet to slot machines and table games. They can also add funds and collect winnings using the app, which was created by Penn National Gaming in Pennsylvania. The feature will be rolled out in Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown by the end of October.
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Gamblers can now download an app and leave their cash at home

Gambling addiction leads to increased risk of suicide

This week, recovery centers are putting a spotlight on the dangers of gambling addiction in local communities. Online gambling has made the problem worse. Gambling addiction can lead to social, financial, and even emotional stress and increased risk of suicide. Shelley Spohn's addiction to gambling started after she went back to school and got her bachelor's degree.
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Gambling addiction leads to increased risk of suicide

Ohio Gambling Law: What Casinos Are Legal to Play in Ohio

US gambling laws are complicated. Online gambling is legal in the US, but it's illegal in some states. There are various lists of online casinos for real money in US. Such lists usually include license information or at least casino providers.
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Ohio Gambling Law: What Casinos Are Legal to Play in Ohio

Nebraska Regulator Is Yet to Draft Casino Regulations

Nebraska voters approved the addition of casino gaming at horse racing venues last November. Regulators are yet to draft the rules and regulations under which this type of activity will be conducted. The Racing and Gaming Commission is in the very early stages of creating the regulatory framework underwhich future casinos would operate. Governor Pete Ricketts signed a separate measure that authorized sports betting.
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Nebraska Regulator Is Yet to Draft Casino Regulations

Indy Gaming: Major Strip casino operators snubbing downtown Chicago gaming project

MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resort and Caesars Entertainment won't submit a proposal for an integrated resort in downtown Chicago. The city is considering Waukegan, Illinois, for a gaming development. Illinois has 10 casinos and more than 40,000 video gaming terminals. The state has also invested in sports betting. Chicago Landmarks Commission approved a two-story sportsbook next to Wrigley Field. It's possible that only a handful of offers will be accepted. Wurkegen is one of five locations slated for casino project as part of Illinois’ 2019 gaming expansion legislation.
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Indy Gaming: Major Strip casino operators snubbing downtown Chicago gaming project

Ohio Casinos Go From Strength to Strength

Ohio casinos and racetracks had another strong month of revenue. Table games saw an increase at the state's four dedicated casinos. Slot machines took a hit in the same locations. The previous record occurred in March 2019, standing at $184.2m. New legislation would legalize e-bingo across the whole state. It would make 876 locations eligible across Ohio. This could bring more than 8,700 e.bingos into direct competition with the casinos, which is a concern for the industry. Governor Dewine lifted overnight curfews.
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Ohio Casinos Go From Strength to Strength

Ohio casinos, racinos continue streak in June of raking in record-breaking revenue

Ohio's casinos and racinos took in $196.8 million in gambling revenue in June. It was the fourth biggest month for gambling in the state. April holds the record for most gambling revenues. The profits came as more Ohioans received their vaccines and the number of new coronavirus cases has fallen. The record revenue streak coincided with decisions by local and state governments to lift overnight curfews and money from bills Congress passed to give stimulus checks to most Americans.
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Ohio casinos, racinos continue streak in June of raking in record-breaking revenue

Caesars to Revamp the Main Entrance of Its Most Iconic Casino

The majority of the renovation of Caesars Palace's main entrance is expected to be complete by New Year's Eve. The project includes renovation and enhancement of its original main entry, main casino, and porte-cochère. Caeres Palace was launched in 1966 and features nearly 4,000 hotel rooms and suites. It also offers the all-new Palace Tower offering 10 luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caedars, The Laurel Collection by Caerds Palace and The Palace Hotel.
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Caesars to Revamp the Main Entrance of Its Most Iconic Casino

Caesars to build and operate Harrah's casino and racetrack in Columbus

Caesars Entertainment Inc has been selected to build and operate a Harrah's casino and racetrack in Columbus, Nebraska. The development will be worth circa $75m and is expected to be complete in late 2022. Live horse racing has already been part of the Columbus community for more than 75 years. CER board members have operated Live Racing and Simulcasting at Ag Park since 2013. Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesar Entertainment, commented that the casino industry and the horse race industry are closely related.
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Caesars to build and operate Harrah's casino and racetrack in Columbus

Harrah’s to open casino and racetrack in Nebraska

Caesars Entertainment Inc. has partnered with Columbus Exposition and Racing in a deal that will see the Reno-based firm build and operate a Harrah's branded casino and racetrack in the city of Columbus, Nebraska. The approximately $75 million investment will be located off Highway 81 in Platte County and will feature a 40,000 square foot casino with 400-plus slot machines, 20 table games, and a sportsbook.
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Harrah’s to open casino and racetrack in Nebraska

Community involvement was the focus of casino negotiations

Community involvement was the focus of casino negotiations. Caesars Entertainment was chosen over other potential partners. CER and Caeres will build a casino racetrack northwest of Columbus.  Indiana Grand is part of a Caer empire that includes more than 50 properties in the United States, Canada, the UK, Egypt and South Africa. The Flamingo andCaesar's Palace in Las Vegas are familiar names in this company.
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Community involvement was the focus of casino negotiations

Columbus Exposition and Racing Contracts With Caesars Entertainment to Develop Casino and Racetrack in Nebraska

Columbus Exposition and Racing and Caesars Entertainment have announced a partnership. Caeresars will build and operate a Harrah's casino and racetrack in Columbus, Nebraska. The approximately $75 million development will feature a new one-mile horse racing surface, a 40,000-square-foot-casino and sportsbook with more than 400 slot machines and 20 table games, as well as a restaurant and retail space. It is expected to be complete in late 2022. The board members of CER have operated Live Racing at Ag Park since 2013.
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CER indicates announcement regarding casino project coming this week

Columbus Exposition and Racing is making an announcement this week regarding a planned casino project. Voters approved three ballot measures in November that authorized casino gaming at Nebraska race tracks. CER has been in negotiations with three potential operators. The winner will fund a $50 million project that includes a casino, race track, event center and 4-H pavilion. Nebraska has six horse racing tracks where casino gambling can become a reality. Hastings doesn't have any plans. Construction is awaiting the creation of a state gaming commission and approval of the governor. It is expected to be completed in 2023.
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CER indicates announcement regarding casino project coming this week

MGM Resorts activates 100 MW solar array to power Las Vegas casinos and hotels

MGM Resorts International activated the 100 MW Mega Solar Array. It will supply power to 13 of MGM's Las Vegas strip properties. Bellagio, Aria, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and The Mirage will be powered by the project. MGM paid $87 million in 2016 to divorce itself from Nevada utility NV Energy and buy power on the wholesale market.
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MGM Resorts activates 100 MW solar array to power Las Vegas casinos and hotels

Bank of America Securities Stick to Their Buy Rating for Penn National Gaming By Investing.com

Bank of America Securities analyst Shaun Kelley reiterated a Buy rating on Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:) on Friday. The consensus among 8 TipRanks analysts is for a Moderate Buy. The analysts price targets range from a high of $158 to a low of $31. Penn. National. Gaming, Inc. owns and manages gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. It operates through the following business segments: Northeast, South, West and Midwest.
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Ohio Casino Revenues Decline Amid Reduced Operating Hours

Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos recorded $133.4 million in revenue in November. The decline is due to reduced operating hours. Governor DeWine announced a 21-day curfew. For November, revenues trailed in a year-over-year comparison to 12 months earlier.
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Ohio Casino Revenues Decline Amid Reduced Operating Hours

Ohio opposes SB176 and could bring nearly 9,000 under-regulated gambling machines to Ohio.Ohio

Get Gaming Right Ohio opposes the passage of Senate Bill 176. The bill authorizes up to 10 under-regulated slot machines in nearly 900 locations throughout the state. Get Gaming right Ohio wants lawmakers to move forward with a responsible sports game bill that protects consumers and avoids the consequences of unprecedented expansion of underregulated gambling machines.
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Covid 19: US Casino & Gambling Industry Fears Extinction

Covid 19: US Casino & Gambling Industry Fears Extinction. Coronavirus outbreak has left a massive impact on the economy of the entire world. US casinos are forced to close their doors to the public. Online casinos report significant revenue increases.
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Covid 19: US Casino & Gambling Industry Fears Extinction