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Downtown Grand hotel-casino searching for new GM

A downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino is searching for a new general manager following the departure of its latest leader. Andrew Economon left his role at the helm of the Downtown Grand in late February to deal with family matters, he and resort leadership confirmed this week. Economon joined the downtown resort, operated by Las Vegas-based Fifth…
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Downtown Grand hotel-casino searching for new GM
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BetMGM Unveil Excalibur Hotel and Casino Inspired Slot

BetMGM has expanded its iGaming offering by unveiling a new online slot featuring imagery from the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, owned and operated by joint-parent company MGM Resorts. Excalibur, developed by Entain's in-house studio Win Studios, incorporates medieval themes with the "bright lights" of Las Vegas. Excalibur is BetMGM's latest slot…
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BetMGM Unveil Excalibur Hotel and Casino Inspired Slot
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Next Las Vegas Strip property heading for big change: The Mirage

The transformation of the Tropicana has begun, and the public said farewell last week to one of the Strip's historic gaming establishments. The next property headed for big change: The Mirage. You have to imagine that there will be a greater outcry of support for The Mirage than the Tropicana because its history is fresher in people's minds. The…
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Las Vegas Sands Files Petition to Bring Legalized Casinos to Texas

The casino and resort company recently filed a petition through its Texas Destination Resort Alliance in hopes of building of four and five-star casino hotels in the state. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is continuing its efforts to bring legal sports betting to the Lone Star State. The casino and resort company recently filed a petition through its Texas…
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Las Vegas Sands Files Petition to Bring Legalized Casinos to Texas
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Four years ago, Las Vegas’ casinos shut down for 78 days. The fallout was brutal

Four years ago few believed that Las Vegas' casinos would be forced to close to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus that was rampaging worldwide. But they did. And the fallout was brutal. About a month after casinos in Macao were closed for 15 days to slow COVID's spread, then-Gov. Steve Sisolak on March 17, 2020 ordered all casinos as well…
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Four years ago, Las Vegas’ casinos shut down for 78 days. The fallout was brutal
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Gun Lake Casino’s $10M renovation to add new restaurants, gaming space

Gun Lake Casino will start construction next week on an extensive interior renovation that will add a new restaurant, bar and lounge as well as a high-stakes gaming room. The casino, a venture of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi, or Gun Lake Tribe, located at 1123129th Ave. in Wayland Township will begin construction Monday on a $10…
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Gun Lake Casino’s $10M renovation to add new restaurants, gaming space
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Innovations To Help Online Gambling To Survive, Panel Says

Speaking about the future of online gambling at the Next.io conference on March 7, an industry panel said that in the future it will be more focused on the individual interests of the players, more engaged with said players and more social. Online gambling needs to evolve to survive: Online gambling, which is still in its early childhood stage…
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Innovations To Help Online Gambling To Survive, Panel Says
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IGT presence returning to Las Vegas through a $6.2B merger

Nearly a decade after slot machine giant International Game Technology (IGT) merged with worldwide lottery conglomerate GTECH, the casino equipment provider will return to its roots in Nevada through a $6.2 billion transaction with Las Vegas-based Everi Holdings. Under the terms of the deal announced Thursday morning, IGT's slot machine division…
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IGT presence returning to Las Vegas through a $6.2B merger
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Luxor Casino inspired Online Slot Unveiled by BetMGM

BetMGM has expanded its igaming offering by unveiling a new online slot game inspired by the Luxor Hotel and Casino, owned and operated by joint-parent company MGM Resorts. Luxor Fortunes, developed by Light & Wonder, showcases imagery of the Las Vegas -based casino, which includes the Luxor Pyramid and Ancient Egyptian theme. While BetMGM plans to…
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Luxor Casino inspired Online Slot Unveiled by BetMGM
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Casino workers applaud introduction of bill to quash indoor smoking in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KCTV) - Casino workers across the Sunflower State have applauded the introduction of a bill that would eliminate smoking on casino floors in Kansas. Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects, an action group in Kansas, gave its stamp of approval on bipartisan legislation introduced on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The move would amend the…
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Casino workers applaud introduction of bill to quash indoor smoking in Kansas
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Indy Gaming: Vegas set to prosper in ‘fun economy,’ UNLV experts say

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The term "fun economy" might sound cheesy,…
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Indy Gaming: Vegas set to prosper in ‘fun economy,’ UNLV experts say
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Indy Gaming: Red Rock’s long-stalled tribal casino deal near Fresno moving forward

Approval from Indian gaming regulators allows the central California project to start construction nearly two decades after the initial agreement was signed. Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate…
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Indy Gaming: Red Rock’s long-stalled tribal casino deal near Fresno moving forward
The Nevada Independent

Supply chain issues snarling slot machines’ path to casinos

When the books are closed for 2022, Nevada's gaming equipment suppliers expect to have delivered more than 13700 new slot machines to roughly 30 North American gaming projects, including new casino properties and expansions to existing casino floors. But only if the supply chain cooperates. In the past few months, casino operators and gaming…
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Supply chain issues snarling slot machines’ path to casinos
The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: After $600M renovation, what’s next for Las Vegas Convention Center?

LVCVA CEO Steve Hill said the facility now has more than 15.4 million square feet of meeting space -enough to attract additional events. Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to…
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Indy Gaming: After $600M renovation, what’s next for Las Vegas Convention Center?
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Las Vegas may have had it’s best year ever in 2023

It's hard to argue against the position that Las Vegas had its most successful year in its history in 2023. And what do you do after one successful run? Come back for more. That's what local gaming and tourism analysts figure will happen in 2024 after wrapping up a year filled with record gaming revenue and union contract signings, airport…
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Las Vegas may have had it’s best year ever in 2023
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Indy Gaming: Despite losses, Mohegan Gaming not walking away from Vegas casino

The off-Strip casino saw a 42 percent revenue decline; operators blamed a lower hold on table game wagers. Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and…
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Indy Gaming: Despite losses, Mohegan Gaming not walking away from Vegas casino
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iGaming is a bad bet for Maryland

By Jason Chorpenning and Shane Sterry Chorpenning is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 27 and Sterry is assistant vice president of the Seafarers Entertainment and Allied Trades Union. On behalf of the more than 5000 UFCW and SEATU represented employees working at three of Maryland's casinos - Rocky Gap…
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Las Vegas-based company Light & Wonder continues as a leader in slot machines

In March, the slot machine maker formerly known as Scientific Games made a big change. The company switched its name to Light & Wonder, a change necessitated by the sale of its sports betting and lottery businesses, the latter of which kept the Scientific Games moniker. The past year has been one of change for Light & Wonder, which employs about…
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Gaming company’s latest slot offering appeals to players’ inner child

When she was a child, Jennifer Whitaker would sometimes play the hand game rock, paper, scissors with her brother to determine who would do which household chores. On Friday, Whitaker, now grown up and on vacation with her mother, played the popular game not with another person but at a slot machine at the downtown Circa Las Vegas. "I don't know…
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Barona Resort & Casino Leads with the Launch of Konami Gaming’s Newest Big-Screen Slot

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2023-- Barona Resort & Casino and Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the arrival of a new big-screen slot machine to the floor of the award-winning Southern California casino. Players at Barona are the first players outside Las Vegas to enjoy Konami's large-format machine made of three stacked 43-inch screens in 4K…
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The Nevada Independent

Durango casino heralds a new Red Rock Resorts growth spurt

The company has six potential casino parcels totaling 500 acres throughout the valley. Tuesday morning's opening of the $780 million Durango Casino Resort comes 15 years after the company opened its last development. Red Rock Resorts President Scott Kreeger said a dry spell like that won't be repeated. The company already has a few locations in…
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Durango casino heralds a new Red Rock Resorts growth spurt
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Casino workers seethe as smoking ban bill is delayed yet again in New Jersey Legislature

TRENTON, N.J. - A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City's casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking rooms in which no employee…
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The Nevada Independent

Indy Q&A: Interblock CEO charts electronic table game growth and online expansion

John Connelly spent his first years as CEO of Interblock Gaming getting the North American casino industry comfortable with the idea of offering customers electronic table games. Connelly was a top executive at slot machine giant Bally Technologies for 11 years before it was acquired by Scientific Games in 2014 for $5.1 billion. A year later, he…
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Indy Q&A: Interblock CEO charts electronic table game growth and online expansion
The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: Judge says New York county erred in leasing site for Sands’ proposed $5B resort

An analyst said the decision is the least of the problems troubling the state's slow process to approve New York City-area casinos. Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you,…
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Indy Gaming: Judge says New York county erred in leasing site for Sands’ proposed $5B resort
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Ron Winchell-owned company to buy two downtown Henderson casinos

FILE: Emerald Island Casino in Henderson has been sold, along with Rainbow Club, to a Las Vegas-based company. (Ambar Rodriguez | News3LV) LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - Two casinos in downtown Henderson will be sold to a Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality company. Boulder Highway Gaming, LLC and Water Street Gaming, LLC, announced the pending sales of…
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Ron Winchell-owned company to buy two downtown Henderson casinos
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Las Vegas hotel and casino workers reach tentative deals to avoid strike

Over seven months of tense negotiations, mandatory daily room cleanings underscored the big issues that Las Vegas union hotel workers were fighting to address in their first contracts since the pandemic: job security, better working conditions and safety while on the job. From the onset of bargaining, Ted Pappageorge, the chief contract negotiator…
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Las Vegas hotel and casino workers reach tentative deals to avoid strike
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MGM CEO: Tentative deal to avoid strike will be reached with Las Vegas hotel workers

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International, the largest employer on the Las Vegas Strip, has joined rival Caesars Entertainment in reaching a tentative deal with the Las Vegas hotel workers union to narrowly avert a sweeping strike. Taken together, the pending agreements cover more than 30000 hospitality union workers who had threatened to walk out in…
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MGM CEO: Tentative deal to avoid strike will be reached with Las Vegas hotel workers
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How could hotel-casinos operate during a Las Vegas Strip strike?

Managers at some Strip properties are making contingency plans for a possible hospitality worker strike, including the steps a worker needs to take to serve alcoholic drinks. Some management-level workers at MGM Resorts International are training to obtain an alcohol management card, a required step in bar-related service jobs, an employee at…
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How could hotel-casinos operate during a Las Vegas Strip strike?
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Jamul Casino Hosts the RunGood Road Trip in San Diego From Nov. 14-19

RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) will stop at Jamul Casino in San Diego from November 14-19 for one of the last stops on its Road Trip series. The stop will feature 12 ring events, including a $250 DeepStack with two opening flights and a $25000 guarantee, as well as a $150 Ladies Event League of Nations. It all culminates in the $600 Main Event with…
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Jamul Casino Hosts the RunGood Road Trip in San Diego From Nov. 14-19
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Nevada's Casino Win Boosted By Strip's Performance

During September, the Las Vegas Strip was able to generate impressive revenue as it increased the state's overall monthly gambling revenue, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), Nevada's gaming regulatory body. Strip's licensed casinos as main revenue generators: The 60 officially licensed casinos located on the Strip managed to…
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Nevada's Casino Win Boosted By Strip's Performance
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Caesars Entertainment beats Q3 profit estimates on steady demand in Las Vegas casinos

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Caesars Entertainment (CZR.O) beat third-quarter profit estimates on Tuesday, as steady demand in Las Vegas casinos helped boost revenue. Discretionary consumer spending has been shifting away from goods and towards experiences, profiting casino operators such as Caesar's Entertainment. Las Vegas-based casino operators benefited…
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Caesars Entertainment beats Q3 profit estimates on steady demand in Las Vegas casinos
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat execs say NFL slot machines have scored a touchdown

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz At the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) a year…
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat execs say NFL slot machines have scored a touchdown
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Global Gaming Expo In Las Vegas Sees Strong Attendance

An additional number of NFL-themed slots were revealed at the yearly Global Gaming Expo (G2E), which took place in Las Vegas from October 9-12. Additionally, 25000 global gaming operators and manufacturers came to the Las Vegas Strip just for this event to showcase their latest innovations and products and find new products to add to their…
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Global Gaming Expo In Las Vegas Sees Strong Attendance
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Global Gaming Expo opens its doors in Las Vegas Monday

When 25000 gaming industry professionals roll into The Venetian Expo Monday for the start of the four-day 22nd edition of the Global Gaming Expo they'll be confronting unprecedented times and issues. Never has the industry been so successful, racking up record revenue total after record revenue total nationwide. But never has the industry appeared…
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Global Gaming Expo opens its doors in Las Vegas Monday
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Netflix set to enter the gambling industry with Squid Game slot machines

Streaming mogul Netflix is in the news and not for any upcoming film or show, but for a very quirky reason - A new Squid Game slot machine has received approval from Netflix, marking the streaming mogul's first licensing agreement in the casino and gaming sector. The South Korean survival drama series is one of Netflix's most-watched series of all…
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Netflix set to enter the gambling industry with Squid Game slot machines
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Gaming Arts to Redefine Gaming Experience at G2E 2023

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Arts, the Las Vegas-based trailblazer in the gaming industry, is gearing up to unveil a remarkable lineup of games and technologies at G2E 2023. With an unwavering commitment to creativity and innovation, Gaming Arts is poised to captivate audiences and set new industry standards for the benefit of…
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Data breach at MGM Resorts expected to cost casino giant $100 million

NEW YORK (AP) - The data breach last month that MGM Resorts is calling a cyberattack is expected to cost the casino giant more than $100 million, the Las Vegas-based company said. The incident, which was detected on Sept. 10, led to MGM shutting down some casino and hotel computer systems at properties across the U.S. in efforts to protect…
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Data breach at MGM Resorts expected to cost casino giant $100 million
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Cyberattack at MGM Resorts expected to cost casino giant $100 million

The data breach that MGM Resorts is calling a cyberattack is expected to cost the casino giant more than $100 million ByWYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS AP business writerOctober 6, 2023, 11:06 AM NEW YORK -- The data breach last month that MGM Resorts is calling a cyberattack is expected to cost the casino giant more than $100 million, the Las Vegas-based…
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Cyberattack at MGM Resorts expected to cost casino giant $100 million
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Las Vegas-based company to debut ‘Squid Game’-themed slot machine

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas-based company, Light & Wonder, Inc., on Friday announced that it is set to debut the first-ever "Squid Game"-themed slot machine. According to a news release, the "Squid Game" slot machine will be debuted at the company's booth for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Light & Wonder noted that the "slot game marks a…
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Las Vegas-based company to debut ‘Squid Game’-themed slot machine
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Netflix's First Casino-Gaming Deal: Squid Game Slot Machine Due 2024

Netflix has given the green light to a new " Squid Game " slot machine - the streamer's first licensing deal in the casino and gambling industry. The slot game is based on one of Netflix's most popular shows of all time, the South Korean survival drama "Squid Game." Built by gaming company Light & Wonder, it will integrate several iconic (and…
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Netflix's First Casino-Gaming Deal: Squid Game Slot Machine Due 2024
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Casino hacking was on the minds of Nevada regulators in 2022

It was almost as if Nevada regulators anticipated cyber trouble back in December when they approved revisions to Regulation 5 that call for plans to address cyberattacks on casino companies. Nevada licensees have until Dec. 31 to deliver risk assessments of their business operations and develop cybersecurity best practices. But in late August,…
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Casino hacking was on the minds of Nevada regulators in 2022
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Dubai to pass Las Vegas hotel room inventory

While Dubai is on track to surpass the number of hotel rooms in Las Vegas, a Southern Nevada gaming and hospitality industry analyst who knows the United Arab Emirates landscape well says it shouldn't become a major competitor as long as Las Vegas continues to invest in its infrastructure. "As long as Las Vegas stays on its game, nothing will be…
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Dubai to pass Las Vegas hotel room inventory
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MGM Resorts computers back up; analysts eye effects of casino cyberattacks

MGM Resorts brought to an end a 10-day computer shutdown prompted by efforts to shield from a cyberattack data including hotel reservations and credit card processing, the casino giant said Wednesday, as analysts and academics measured the effects of the event. "We are pleased that all of our hotels and casinos are operating normally," the Las…
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MGM Resorts computers back up; analysts eye effects of casino cyberattacks
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Las Vegas hotel casino lost millions after 10 day cyberattack

LAS VEGAS (AP) - MGM Resorts brought to an end a 10-day computer shutdown prompted by efforts to shield from a cyberattack data including hotel reservations and credit card processing, the casino giant said Wednesday, as analysts and academics measured the effects of the event. "We are pleased that all of our hotels and casinos are operating…
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Konami's SYNKROS Casino Management System Expands to The Queen Baton Rouge -September 19, 2023 at 06:03 am EDT

SYNKROS launch at The Queen Casino & Entertainment, Inc.'s newly opened downtown Baton Rouge property marks successful companywide roll-out of property-specific loyalty rewards programs With the grand opening of The Queen Baton Rouge, the first land-based casino in the city, The Queen Casino & Entertainment, Inc. has successfully launched Konami…
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Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System Expands to The Queen Baton Rouge

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2023-- With the grand opening of The Queen Baton Rouge, the first land-based casino in the city, The Queen Casino & Entertainment, Inc. has successfully launched Konami Gaming, Inc.'s SYNKROS ® casino management system. Players can take advantage of unique rewards and benefits at each of the four destinations…
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Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System Expands to The Queen Baton Rouge
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MGM hackers could have tried to reprogram slots to spit out TITO money tickets

The financial damage involving slot machines on the fritz at MGM Resorts International properties could have been much worse, but the company shut down machines quickly themselves to avoid further damage, a gaming industry expert says. MGM's networked slot machines are just one of the company's computerized systems under attack by hackers since…
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MGM hackers could have tried to reprogram slots to spit out TITO money tickets
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F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix hotel room rates fall

Hotel room rates for Las Vegas Grand Prix weekend have fallen by nearly 60 percent at some resorts since prices were first posted last fall. But an industry expert says that does not necessarily mean interest in the event is falling short of expectations. When select Las Vegas resorts in November 2022 opened their booking schedules for race…
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F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix hotel room rates fall
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Useless slots and cash bars annoy casino-goers after MGM cyberattack

MGM Resorts International has been saying its hotels and casinos are operational after a cyberattack over the weekend that appeared to take down everything, including payment systems and sports books. Some of its patrons begged to differ. Scanning a largely empty casino floor at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Marina Lopez said the hack has…
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Useless slots and cash bars annoy casino-goers after MGM cyberattack
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The Star Entertainment Group and Konami Gaming Strengthen SYNKROS Casino Systems Partnership for Technological Advancement

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2023-- The Star Entertainment Group (ASX: SGR), the premier casino operator of The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and The Star Brisbane in Australia, and Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading provider of casino gaming and systems technology, have announced the extension and expansion of their long-standing casino…
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The Star Entertainment Group and Konami Gaming Strengthen SYNKROS Casino Systems Partnership for Technological Advancement
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UAE creates federal authority for 'commercial gaming' as casino giants flock to nation

Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 | 10:38 a.m. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates has created a federal authority to potentially run a national lottery and what it describes as "commercial gaming," likely a sign that it is on the verge of allowing gambling as major casino operators flock to the Gulf Arab nation. The state-run WAM news…
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Nevada casino revenue hits record levels in July 2023

When temperatures were hot, the state's casinos were hotter. Southern Nevada endured a record heat wave in July, and gamblers enriched the state's casinos more than in any month in history, breaking monthly gaming win records statewide and on the Strip, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. The state's 439 licensed casinos won $1.4…
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Pai Gow Progressive over $1 million at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Gaming News 1 September 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) -- There are more than a million reasons to visit Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh's North Shore in September … $1115380 reasons to be exact. The Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is now on track to become the largest jackpot in Rivers' history-when it hits. Until then, it keeps…
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Nevada’s Casino Revenue Reaches $1.4 Billion In July

The Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada's regulatory body, revealed that Southern Nevada's players hit casinos so often in July, the most ever in state history, breaking "monthly gaming win records" across the state as well as on the Strip. These, in addition to other state-licensed casinos, which totaled 439, made a profit of $1.4 billion during…
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Nevada’s Casino Revenue Reaches $1.4 Billion In July
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Acres Technology Introduces Interactive ‘Ticket In, Bonus Out’ System

Image Source: Shutterstock.com Acres Technology, a Las Vegas-based casino technology and loyalty solutions developer, is set to launch a groundbreaking technology known as "ticket in-bonus out" (TIBO) in the coming months. TIBO represents an evolution of the well-known "ticket in-ticket out" (TITO) system that has dominated the casino industry for…
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MGM Launches Online Gambling In The U.K.

MGM Resorts International announced the launch of its BetMGM iGaming and online sports betting brand in the United Kingdom. The Las Vegas-based casino operator said the launch marks the "kicking off MGM Resorts' strategy of expanding the BetMGM brand into international markets." There are various forms of legal online gambling in the United…
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MGM Launches Online Gambling In The U.K.
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Elk Grove’s Sky River Casino celebrates one-year anniversary

The Wilton Rancheria and its Las Vegas-based partner, Boyd Gaming Corporation, are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Elk Grove's Sky River Casino. Located near Highway 99 and Kammerer Road, the $550 million casino opened on Aug. 15, 2022, two weeks ahead of its scheduled opening. The casino was built on the former site of the "Ghost Mall" -…
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Elk Grove’s Sky River Casino celebrates one-year anniversary
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Indy Gaming: Where will Oakland A’s play before Las Vegas ballpark is built?

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The Oakland Athletics will still be the…
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Indy Gaming: Where will Oakland A’s play before Las Vegas ballpark is built?
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Oakland A’s Las Vegas ballpark update: Bally’s on hold

While many in Las Vegas are thrilled with the prospect of Major League Baseball arriving here by opening day of the 2028 season - even MGM Resorts International is talking about making the MGM Grand more welcoming to baseball fans - it seems one of the key entities in the process is in a holding pattern of its own making. Bally's Corp., based in…
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The Joplin Globe

G2E Las Vegas Spotlights Global Casino Entertainment and Advancements from Konami Gaming

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 16, 2023-- Konami Gaming, Inc. announced a prominent lineup of casino games and systems technology coming to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Las Vegas on October 10 - 12, 2023. More than 25000 gaming industry executives and professionals will have the chance to explore top-ranked entertainment and trusted technology…
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G2E Las Vegas Spotlights Global Casino Entertainment and Advancements from Konami Gaming
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How Many Casinos Are in Las Vegas 2022

How Many Casinos Are in Las Vegas 2022: Exploring the Gambling Capital of the World Las Vegas, often referred to as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, luxurious resorts, and, of course, its vast array of casinos. For decades, this desert oasis has been a magnet for gamblers from all over the globe,…
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Aware, Signzy and iDenfy strike deals to deploy face biometrics for gambling compliance

Companies providing gambling both online and in-person are embracing biometrics as a tool for complying with regulations and preventing fraud, and new agreements have been reached by Aware, Signzy and iDenfy to extend face biometrics to more betters. Las Vegas-based online gambling and casino advisory SCCG Management has agreed to a distribution…
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Aware, Signzy and iDenfy strike deals to deploy face biometrics for gambling compliance
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Plans for guitar-shaped hotel on Las Vegas Strip take shape in new blueprints

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Developers and executives at Hard Rock International are getting closer to the start of construction on a massive, guitar-shaped hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip. Hard Rock International revealed plans for the hotel after acquiring operating rights for The Mirage Hotel & Casino last year. In planning documents obtained by…
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Plans for guitar-shaped hotel on Las Vegas Strip take shape in new blueprints
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Durango Casino and Resort to open in November

Durango Casino & Resort, Station Casinos' latest hotel-casino under development in the southwest valley, is expected to open Monday, Nov. 20, executives announced during an earnings call for parent company Red Rock Resorts on Thursday. Located on South Durango Drive near the Clark County 215 beltway, the resort will feature 200 hotel rooms,…
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Durango Casino and Resort to open in November
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Lawsuit over ‘rigged’ Waukegan casino selection should proceed, court rules

The cards have already been dealt in the Waukegan casino game, but a state appellate court has issued a ruling that could bring back to the table a spurned bidder that has long complained of a "rigged" contest for the coveted gambling license. That means the north suburban casino selection process could end up being reshuffled, even though Las…
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Lawsuit over ‘rigged’ Waukegan casino selection should proceed, court rules
The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: Aristocrat believes line of NFL slot machines will score a touchdown

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz One of the features on new NFL-themed slot…
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Indy Gaming: Aristocrat believes line of NFL slot machines will score a touchdown
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Macao regulators release July gaming revenue results

Macao casinos had their best month of 2023, one year after having their worst month of 2022. Macao's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau on Tuesday reported gross gaming revenue of $2.075 billion (U.S), the most won in the special administrative region since January 2020. By comparison, the state of Nevada last week reported gaming win of…
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Macao regulators release July gaming revenue results
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Nevada gaming win declines in June 2023, but still tops $1B

Nevada casinos continued its struggle to keep up with the torrid pace of historic gaming win, but still won more than $1 billion from players in Clark County alone in June, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Friday. The board said Clark County gaming win was off 3.5 percent to $1.07 billion for the month, while state win declined 2.4 percent…
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Nevada gaming win declines in June 2023, but still tops $1B
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Aruze to sell US slots assets to Play Synergy, ETG line to Interblock

Las Vegas-based slot machine developer Aruze Gaming America, set to close next month, has revealed that its operations and assets will be acquired by two separate companies in pending acquisitions. Play Synergy, a slot manufacturer, announced earlier in the week that it is seeking to acquire Aruze's slot operations, including land-based assets and…
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Play Synergy to acquire Aruze Gaming America’s slot operations

Las Vegas-based gaming supplier Play Synergy is looking to expand its operations through the proposed acquisition of Aruze Gaming America's slot machine business. The acquisition will see Play Synergy assume control over sales, service, support, and operations of Aruze's slot route and operations, which includes land-based and online gaming…
Industry
Play Synergy to acquire Aruze Gaming America’s slot operations
Review Journal

iGaming: Some states embrace online play

As casino companies look for new ways to grow gaming revenue, more and more states are considering what Rhode Island just did - legalizing iGaming, offering real-money casino games on the internet. Last month, Rhode Island became the seventh state in the nation to offer iGaming within its borders, sort of a pre-emptive move to prevent their…
Industry
iGaming: Some states embrace online play
Casino Reports

Mathematics Make the Ultimate Online Slots

SpinPlay is a small studio, which like many similar companies was born from cooperation between experienced professionals who had worked in many of the casino giants before. The company is one of the few gaming companies to have emerged from the USA. They were also one of the last independent studios to join the Quickfire platform before it was…
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US Bets

Illinois Finds Bally's Preliminarily Suitable For Chicago Casino

The Illinois Gaming Board unanimously voted Bally's "preliminarily suitable" at its Thursday meeting, a key step forward for the gaming company to build its $1.7 billion casino in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. The favorable vote was expected after the IGB had approved smaller related measures, including supplier contracts, as Bally's has…
Finance
Illinois Finds Bally's Preliminarily Suitable For Chicago Casino
Washington Examiner

Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Slot machine winnings will sound to some like an oxymoron. Slots, after all, have long been dubbed "one-armed bandits" for their low odds compared to other forms of casino gambling like blackjack and baccarat. But some players can and do come out ahead on slots, and now a bipartisan bill aims to protect more of those winnings…
Law
Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings
crosscut.com

Seattle poet Jane Wong shares the cost of gambling in new memoir

Through one Asian-American family's experience, 'Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City' highlights the unspoken struggles of addiction. Seattle poet Jane Wong has a new memoir, Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City. (Helene Christensen) East of Los Angeles, in San Gabriel Valley, Asian Americans make up more than half of the population. The casino buses…
Gambling Addiction
Seattle poet Jane Wong shares the cost of gambling in new memoir
PokerNews

Peter Thai Wins First Bracelet of the 2023 WSOP: Event #1: $500 Casino Employees ($75,535)

The first tournament of the 2023 World Series of Poker has come to an end, and the first gold bracelet of the series was held up high today by Peter Thai. Thai stood tall at the end of Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold'em after he defeated James Urbanic ($46690) in heads-up play. A total of 1015 entries turned out and generated a…
Poker
Peter Thai Wins First Bracelet of the 2023 WSOP: Event #1: $500 Casino Employees ($75,535)
Review Journal

Las Vegas Strip still leads the US in casino gambling, according to AGA

The American Gaming Association recently published data showing the first quarter of 2023 produced the highest gaming revenue of any quarter in industry history. It wasn't a surprise. After all, Nevada results have been stellar for around two years and most of the publicly traded casino companies have said their results in jurisdictions outside…
Land-based
Las Vegas Strip still leads the US in casino gambling, according to AGA
Review Journal

Las Vegas Sands Corp. gets Nassau Coliseum land

The Nassau County Legislature, the 19-member government entity that oversees Nassau Coliseum land, voted overwhelmingly Monday to transfer 72 acres to Las Vegas Sands Corp. to develop a downstate New York integrated resort with a casino. Following a 5½-hour hearing, the Legislature voted 17-1 with one member absent to transfer the land to the Las…
Law
Las Vegas Sands Corp. gets Nassau Coliseum land
Review Journal

American Gaming Association reports casino gaming revenue nationwide

The American Gaming Association recently published data showing the first quarter of 2023 produced the highest gaming revenue of any quarter in industry history. It wasn't a surprise. After all, Nevada results have been stellar for around two years and most of the publicly traded casino companies have said their results in jurisdictions outside…
Sports
American Gaming Association reports casino gaming revenue nationwide
The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: Las Vegas Sands casino expansion effort in Texas fails again

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz Casino legalization efforts in Texas…
Law
Indy Gaming: Las Vegas Sands casino expansion effort in Texas fails again
Vegas Inc

Women putting their stamp on slot machine industry

There might be more men working in gaming than women, but Kimberly Cohn-senior director of game design at Las Vegas-based Light & Wonder-said she doesn't view the industry as "male-dominated." Cohn said the number of women who are creating some of the top products in gaming has gone up since she began working as a designer in the industry two…
Industry
Women putting their stamp on slot machine industry
Review Journal

Nevada casino industry responsible for 386K jobs, $90B economic impact

A new Nevada Resort Association report said the gaming industry paid $2.1 billion in industry-specific taxes in 2022 and has $23 billion in current or planned major tourism-related capital investment projects underway. "2023 The Facts" is a 100-page document drafted by Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis for the NRA, an organization representing more…
Industry
Nevada casino industry responsible for 386K jobs, $90B economic impact
Forbes

Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming And Red Rock Resorts: Gambling Stocks With New Highs

It's the ultimate "consumer discretionary" stock: the gambling company with the locations where consumers show up with money to blow. These firms may lack the elegant charm of a JP Morgan or a BancAmerica, but as alternative financial institutions, these shares are finding buyers who don't care. You don't need a Martin Scorsese movie to know how…
Travel
Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming And Red Rock Resorts: Gambling Stocks With New Highs
96.3 KKLZ

Hmart Finally Comes To Las Vegas

H Mart, the popular Korean grocery store, is set to open in the Las Vegas valley. It's a quintessential market for many Asian communities across the country, and now Las Vegas will finally have its own H Mart. Along with Korean goods and snacks, you can expect a fresh seafood and meat section. Other H Marts around the country also prepare…
Land-based
Hmart Finally Comes To Las Vegas
Review Journal

Las Vegas Sands signs deal for NY casino resort site

New York's Nassau County signed a preliminary 99-year lease agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. for use of its 80-acre Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site for development of an integrated resort with a casino on Long Island. In a news conference in New York on Wednesday, Sands Chairman and CEO Rob Goldstein and Nassau County Executive Bruce…
Land-based
Las Vegas Sands signs deal for NY casino resort site
Newsday

Las Vegas Sands strikes Coliseum lease agreement for $4B casino resort

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Las Vegas Sands CEO Robert Goldstein on Wednesday announced an agreement that would give the company control of the Coliseum property in Uniondale for the next 99 years - a key step toward developing a $4 billion casino resort in the heart of the county. If the lease agreement is approved by the county…
Travel
Las Vegas Sands strikes Coliseum lease agreement for $4B casino resort
96.3 KKLZ

Ohio Man Spends $300k Of Tax Payers Money For A Roadside Zoo

Cyril S. Viersta from Wilkesville, Ohio was sent to prison for five years! Cyril took over $300000 of tax payers money! What did he spend it on? Nothing too lavish. He wanted to build a Wildebeest Roadside Zoo! He wanted to start an Airbnb at his personal residence! Viersta was caught when an auditor realized funds were being spent and moved…
Law
Ohio Man Spends $300k Of Tax Payers Money For A Roadside Zoo
96.3 KKLZ

Las Vegas 7-Eleven's Bringing Back "Bring Your Own Cup Day"

One of 7-Eleven's biggest promotions is coming back! When originally introduced, people brought in the wildest things to fill up with their different Slurpee flavors! Even though you're now limited to what can be used to fill up, 7-Eleven is bringing it back! On Saturday, April 29th, they convenience store chain will be kicking off their Slurpee…
Land-based
Las Vegas 7-Eleven's Bringing Back "Bring Your Own Cup Day"