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Waukegan's temporary American Place casino is scheduled to open this fall. Waukeson's Unit School District 60 students begin the 2022-23 school year on August 11. The temporary casino will have 1,000 slot machines and 50 table games. It will be staffed by at least 260 dealers. Mayor Ann Taylor wants to know what the winning casino bidder plans to do for the schools within the city limits. The permanent casino's construction will take 3-5 years. Warren Township High School district 121 and Woodland Grade SchoolDistrict 50 will eventually receive property tax revenue from the casinos.
Crown Resorts is finally opening its VIP casino at its AUD 2.2 billion ($1.6 billion) integrated casino resort the Crown Sydney. The company faced delays in opening the casino due to investigations around it in multiple states in Australia.
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Mohegan's Resorts Casino digital arm inks deal with casino influencer team Slot Squad to create new, interactive online casino experience
Mohegan Sun's Resorts Digital Gaming has inked a deal with casino influencer team the Slot Squad. The digital division of Atlantic City's Resort's Casino Hotel is teaming up with the group to create a new online experience for their customers.
Advisor Group Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 42.9% in the 1st quarter. The institutional investor owned 96,303 shares of the casino operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,932 shares during the quarter, which is worth $6,076. Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares in LVS. Capital World Investors raised its position in Vegas Sates by 74.1% during fourth quarter and now owns 34,255,198 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC grew its stake in SIX by 15.8%. Invesco Ltd. grew their stake by 2.7% and owns 8,701,651 shares now. Geode Capital Management LLC bought 5,246,346 shares and grew it by 141,127.
Flash rainstorm with 70-mph winds hit Las Vegas last week. Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood on the Strip had water leaks from their ceilings. A garage passageway at The LINQ was shut down by a riverlike torrent.
There is a boom in casino gambling in Las Vegas despite the economic downturn. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International reported record-high performances for their Las Las properties in the latest quarter. Nevada gambling revenue was about $1.3 billion in June. The Wall Street Journal reports that people are flocking to the entertainment and gambling oasis. The inflation rate is at a four-decade high.
Joe Lupo is the current boss at Hard Rock Atlantic City and head of the Casino Association of New Jersey. Lupos will take on a similar role for a new Hard Rancher in Las Vegas.
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.
Las Vegas Strip Casinos Have Good News for Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Report offers a cruise for guests staying in Las Vegas for a few days. Caesars Entertainment has a similar deal with a casino chain as MGM Resorts International. Since the pandemic, some customers that are important to the cruise industry and Las Las have stayed away.
Suspect was arrested early Friday after a shooting at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. One person died and two people were injured in the shooting on Thursday night. The suspect was taken into custody within six hours of the incident. MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell the Las Las. Vegas Strip resort to Hard Rock International for USD 1.075 billion.
The project that provides for the legalization of gambling in Brazil was approved in the Chamber of Deputies in February. Now, the agenda is moving through the Senate. The text would allow the operation of casinos, bingos, animal games, slot machines and other modalities. It is worth remembering that a decree-law by then President Eurico Gaspar Dutra banned gambling in 1946. CNN asked the pre-candidates for Brazil's presidency what they think about the subject.
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Joe Lupo is leaving Hard Rock Atlantic City to run Mirage Las Vegas. Anthony Faranca will take over as president on September 1. Hard Rook has come a lot since reopening the former Trump Taj Mahal four years ago. It is the No. 2 casino overall in terms of revenue.
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Caesars' Isle Casino opens up as rebranded Horseshoe Black Hawk property with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colorado
Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk in Denver has reopened under the Horseshoe brand. The venue features a renovated exterior and "reimagined" casino floor. It consists of a 42,400-square-foot gaming complex with more than 900 slot machines. Roxy Restaurant and Bar will be joined by Brew Brothers later this year. Blackhawk is a former mining town west of Denver and is home to around a dozen casinos. Its mayor called Hoursesho a "legendary casino property and a legendary name"
PalaceBet.co.za has launched online slots as part of its iGaming offering. The 50-game slots release is powered by Evolution. The library of slots will include titles like Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Jumanji, Gordon Ramsey Hell's Kitchen, Space Wars, Gorilla Kingdom, Piggy Riches, Wild Water, Blood Suckers, and Narcos.
Joe Lupo will become the new President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Lupi was the President at Seminole Hard Rink Hotel and Casino Tampa for two years. He has more than three decades of casino gaming experience. Hardrock International plans to build an iconic Guitar Hotel on the Vegas strip.
Flamingo is being sold. Caesars Entertainment is planning to shed one of its Las Vegas Strip properties. It's a bit dated and needs updating. It has an old Las Las vibe. The company's CEO gave an update on that during the second-quarter-earnings call.
Konami: "Guests are returning to the casino with a desire to explore different game play entertainment"
Konami expects no major development in regulations in Latin America in 2022. The company plans to expand sales of DIMENSION products throughout the region.
Times Square, Hudson Yards, Coney Island, and Willets Point near Citi Field are among the contenders for the city's new casino locations.
MGM Resorts is renowned for its extensive wine program. The program is led by MGM's first-ever cigar sommelier, Ricardo Smenner. Michael Mina's signature restaurant in the Bellagio is a favorite of high-rollers. VIPs often join the VIP guests for as long as a month. The Bellaggio Gallery of Fine Art has a new exhibition, Caldonia: Concert and Film Posters from The Ralph DeLuca Collection. It features 44 vintage posters highlighting American music and film icons. This exhibition is showcased in Bellggio's Gallery. Bellgio offers a wine pairing with the appetizers and the lobster pot pie.
Soaring Eagle announces partnership with Detroit Lions. The casino and resort will present Power Hour on Detroit Lion game days. It will also present "Inside the Den" on the Lions TV Network. The first episode of the new network will air this week. Two more episodes will be aired during the weeks of August 15 and September 5. There will a Fan Cave on 300-level concourse and a sweepstakes for a chance to win an on-field experience at a 2022 home game. Detroit TV network is comprised of seven affiliate stations in media markets throughout Michigan and northern Ohio.
Steve Cohen is pushing for a casino near Citi Field. The project has been stalled for years. New York Mayor Eric Adams is a supporter of the project.
Resorts casino reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Wednesday. Housekeeping employees will see their pay increase to $22 per hour at the end of the four-year contract. Golden Nugget casino is the only one without a new labor agreement. The union reached agreements on new contracts with the Borgata, Caesars, Harrah's, Tropicana, and Hard Rock. Bally's and the Ocean Casino Resort agreed to adopt the terms of contracts reached by some of larger properties in the city.
Resorts Digital Gaming has negotiated a new partnership with streaming company and organization Slot Squad.
All nine Atlantic City retail casinos averted strikes in July. 10,000 workers now have new contracts. The final two casinos will have a union contract ratification vote on August 4.
Victoria will become the first state in Australia to launch a pilot program to address gambling addiction. The program will help health professionals screen patients and determine how they can be helped in overcoming their gambling addictions. It will also help treat a number of addictive conditions, including drug and alcohol, and equip healthcare specialists with the tools needed to assist patients with mental help. The pilot is also trying to alter public perception and gamblers' understanding of their issue. There is no stigma associated with gambling and people should step forward and speak up. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne said that gambling is a complex issue and needs a broader understanding.
Playtech will provide Live Casino, Live Entertainment and iCasino content at www.resortscasino.com and www.-mohegansuncasinos. com. New products will include ‘Adventures Beyond Wonderland’ and “Buffallo Blitz” game shows. Resorts brought gambling to Atlantic City in 1978.
Japan: potential sale of Nagasaki's theme park raises confusion on the fate of a planned casino resort at the site
H.I.S., the largest shareholder of Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, is negotiating with several entities to sell the park. The theme Park went into bankruptcy in 2003 due to low attendance. Hu is Ten Bosnia's integrated resort is expected to open in the autumn of 2027.
Macau casinos reopened over the weekend after a two-week lockdown due to the latest coronavirus outbreak. Las Vegas casinos and US gambling companies have already lost millions due the lockdown. Macau's casinos are operating with 50% of their usual staff and profits are down nearly that much for the year. The restrictions will probably last for a few more months. It's time to renew gambling licenses and taxes on gaming revenue just went up. The situation is difficult for businesses.
Entertainment venues in the U.S. have opened and are running full speed ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted business, but we don't see lockdowns and restrictions that bring entire operations to a screeching halt anymore. Same can't be said for China and Macao, where lockdown are still a regular occurrence. Casinos in Macau are coming off another lockdown.
Comerica Bank lowered its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 14.8% in the 1st quarter. The firm owned 29,227 shares of the casino operator’s stock after selling 5,069 shares during the quarter, whereas it owned 30,823 shares at the end of last quarter and it had a market value of $1,125,000. Capital World Investors lifted its stake in shares Las Las Sands by 74.1% during 4th quarter; State Street Corp increased its holdings by 3.4% and now owns 13,504,621 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased it's stake by 15.7% to 8,800,528 shares in 4ths. Invesco Ltd. increased her stake to 2.70% as well.
Resorts casino reached an agreement with Atlantic City's main casino workers union on Wednesday. Housekeeping employees will see their pay increase to $22 per hour at the end of the four-year contract. Golden Nugget is the only casino without a new labor agreement. The union has authorized a strike on July 30 if a contract is not reached with Golden Nugget. The other casinos agreed to adopt the terms of contracts reached by some of them.
There have been a dozen implosions on the Las Vegas Strip since the early 1990s. The implosion of the Dunes in 1993 made way for Bellagio. Landmark Hotel and Casino was destroyed in 1995 to make way to Las Las Vegas Convention Center. Hacienda was demolished in 1996 to be replaced by Mandalay Bay. Aladdin was imploded in 2000 to replace Planet Hollywood. Castaways, Bourbon Street, Boardwalk and Stardust were destroyed.
Hard Rock International and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin are teaming up to bring a casino to southeastern Wisconsin. The village of Bristol voted to sell a 60-acre parcel of land in the city of Kenosha to an affiliate of Hard Rock for $15.2 million. Full House Resorts is currently constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois. The Temporary by American Place is expected to open this fall.
Playtech and Resorts Digital Gaming announce a new partnership. Playtech will provide Live Casino, Live Entertainment and iCasino content at www.resortscasino.com and www.-mohegansuncasinos. com. New products will include 'Adventures Beyond Wonderland', 'Buffallo Blitz', and 'Live Slots'.
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Bragg Gaming Group has introduced changes to its team. Christina Romero, one of the group’s directors, resigned from the company. Mark Clayton will replace her.
There is a new trend of new steakhouses in Las Vegas. Lorena Garcia is the celebrity chef at Chica. Chico recently underwent an extensive renovation and was rebranded as a steakhouse. The new restaurants are redefining the idea of a restaurant. They offer hot seafood towers, Wagyu cheesesteak bites and smoke shows.
There is an increasing demand for professionals in the casino industry. New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan have gained new stable sources of tax revenue. iGamingMI is a website that covers everything that has to do with Michigan’s gaming industry and offers various roles for live dealers, game developers, cybersecurity specialists and creative marketers.
Ogallala City Council and Keith County Board of Commissioners approved plans for a $100 million project. The project would be built by the same company that's building a casino at Fonner Park in Grand Island. It would feature a racetrack, a 120-room hotel, 10,000 square feet of convention and event space, RV park and a high-end truck stop. Elite filed for the gaming license on June 28. If approved, it would pave the way for temporary casino by end of this year. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed off rules to allow casino gambling in the Cornhusker State.
Jackpot Digital will install two Jackpot Blitz Electronic Table Games at Buffalo Bill’s Casino Resort in Primm, Nevada.
The Mirage was sold late last year by MGM Resorts International to Hard Rock International. Hard Rancher plans to build a Guitar Hotel on the site. The new owner hasn't commented on closing the current hotel and casino or what will happen to the iconic Cirque du Soleil "Love" show.
Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas is set for a major rehaul. The changes will take place inside and outside the property.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is real estate’s "most profitable single asset sale ever" for Blackstone
Blackstone sold The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for $5.65 billion. The transaction included a $1.625 billion lease-back deal for MGM Resorts International to acquire its operations. It is the latest high-priced transaction in Las Las that did not produce any funds in real estate transfer taxes. Gov. Steve Sisolak has said lawmakers should take up the issue in the next legislative session. Blackstone posted a net loss of $29.4 million for the second quarter of 2022.
Red Rock Resorts is building a new resort casino in the Fremont Street area. The company operates resort casinos far off the Las Vegas Strip. Red Rock's smaller scale gives it an intimate connection to its customers. Redrock's plans include having large swatches of land ready for future development.
The long-awaited launch of Crown Resorts' luxury casino at the Crown Sydney is finally about to happen. Australia's first and only VIP casino will officially open and commence operations on August 8, 2022.
Thailand seems more confident by the day in passing legalization that will allow the country to launch its first legal casinos.
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.
Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady got a slot machine tax reduction. The reduction allowed the casino to hire back furloughed staff and continue its contributions to the economic revitalization of Scenectad. The Daily Gazette submitted a FOIL request to New York State Gaming Commission for documents explaining the slot tax cut. It provided copies of four communications between the commission and the Casino in the spring of 2021. Rivers itself was willing to comment. Its CEO Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming, said the move came down to fairness and circumstance.
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 29.3% in the 1st quarter. The fund owned 26,604 shares of the casino operator’s stock after buying an additional 6,031 shares during the quarter, which is worth $1.03 million. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its holdings in shares Las Las Vegas Sands by 14.1% during 4th quarter and now owns 97,735 shares. NewEdge Wealth LLC lifted her holdings by 15.9% and bought 9,613 shares, valued at $362,000. Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Vegas Sates in 4ths quarter worth approximately $40,00. North Star Investment Management Corp lifted it's holdings of Vegas sates by 28.2% to 20,025 shares in last 4 months.
Truist Financial Corp raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 35.4% during the first quarter. The firm owned 23,805 shares of the casino operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,229 shares during that period. Capital World Investors increased its position in LVS by 74.1% in the 4th quarter and now owns 34,255,198 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased their position by 15.8% and owns 8,835,528 shares now. Bank of Montreal Can grew its positions in shares L VS by 138.0%. Korea Investment CORP grew it's position with 1,019,100 shares and bought 909,800 shares in 4ths. ARGA Investment Management LP grew her position. with 610,670 shares worth $22,986,000.
Andrew Pascal is the founder and CEO of PlayStudios, a developer of social and mobile casino games. Pascal has worked in integrated resorts and slot machines in Las Vegas since the 1990s. He has also worked with his aunt and uncle, hoteliers Elaine and Steve Wynn, to start up The Mirage and other Wynns properties.
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Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant intends to take action against online gambling apps. The Opposition claims that these apps including Rummy Circle are addictive to the youth. Goa is home to one of the largest legal casino operations in the country. The coastal state has around six offshore casinos and nine onshore casinos. Nearly eight million tourists visited Goan in 2019. It was before the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the travel and tourism industry in Goans.