Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nevada gaming revenue tops $1 billion in January

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Nevada gaming revenue tops $1 billion in January
Nevada’s casino gaming win dipped by 2.05 percent in January but still broke the $1 billion mark, the state Gaming Control Board reported today. Although a drop from January 2017 — about $1.03 billion to ...

Nevada gaming revenue tops 1 billion in January

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Nevada gaming revenue tops 1 billion in January
Nevada’s casino gaming win dipped by 2.05 percent in January but still broke the $1 billion mark, the state Gaming Control Board reported today. Although a drop from January 2017 — about $1.03 billion to ...

Nevada gaming win cracks $1B; Las Vegas Strip has decline

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Nevada gaming win cracks $1B; Las Vegas Strip has decline

The Nevada gaming win cracked the $1 billion barrier for the first time in a year, but the Las Vegas Strip showed the steepest monthly decline among 20 markets monitored in Nevada, the Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday.

VIGE2018: 30 May – 1st of June

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VIGE2018: 30 May – 1st of June

VIGE2018 will include 3 dedicated conferences, iGaming Knowledge Seminar, Innovation Talks Live and Millennial Gaming Forum. VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo) is a unique yearly event which brings together the online gaming industry from +60 countries and facilitates networking and learning. The organizers are aware of a fully packed calendar and they encourage operators and service providers of the gambling ...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Las Vegas judge tosses Czech casino owner’s claim in poker lawsuit

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Las Vegas judge tosses Czech casino owner’s claim in poker lawsuit

A judge on Tuesday threw out a Czech casino owner’s counterclaims against the Aria and an Australian poker player over a multi-million dollar poker game. Lawyers for Leon Tsoukernik had alleged that he lost $3 million to a professional poker player because the casino plied him with alcohol.

LVbet becomes official partner of the German Ice Hockey Federation

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LVbet becomes official partner of the German Ice Hockey Federation
The one-year agreement will see LVbet gain exposure via televised sporting events, billboards and video displays within DEB arenas.

Curling Championship returns to The Orleans

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Curling Championship returns to The Orleans
The World Men's Curling Championship will bring talented curling teams from around the world to the casino for the first time in a decade from 31 March to 8 April.

Tom Horn Gaming deals with Betconstruct

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Tom Horn Gaming deals with Betconstruct

Popular slots provider Tom Horn Gaming deals with Betconstruct to supply its full portfolio of titles to a new partner. As Tom Horn Gaming deals with Betconstruct, Tom Horn’s full portfolio of video slots will be made available to the industry-leading sports betting and online gaming software provider. Since Tom Horn Gaming deals with Betconstruct, such popular titles as Blackbeard’s ...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Plaza Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's Day with fireworks

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Plaza Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's Day with fireworks
Starting at 7 p.m. on 17 March, casinogoers can enjoy a free show featuring green fireworks.

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

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Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

Atlantic City’s newest casino promises to flood the city with live music.

South Point Las Vegas releases event schedule

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South Point Las Vegas releases event schedule
Throughout March and April, the Las Vegas casino will host a variety of equestrian events and tournaments.

BetterBetting announces its BETR token listing on HitBTC exchange

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BetterBetting announces its BETR token listing on HitBTC exchange

BetterBetting, a blockchain-based, decentralised peer-to-peer sports betting system, recently announced its eagerly awaited listing on the HitBTC exchange. HitBTC, a global trading platform with multi-currency support, has been operating as a major exchange since 2013. By trading volume, HitBTC has been consistently among the top 10 exchanges (24 hours trading volume at time of press: $431,266,065 USD). The exchange has ...

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Parking, resort fees could put damper on Las Vegas Strip boom

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Parking, resort fees could put damper on Las Vegas Strip boom

While the Southern Nevada casino industry enjoys a burst of prosperity and development, it also may be facing a tide of negative sentiment from loyal casino customers regarding high resort fees and paid parking policies at Strip casinos.

Live! Casino celebrates Black History Heroes Awards

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Live! Casino celebrates Black History Heroes Awards
The Maryland casino hosted the ceremony, recognizing ten local business and community leaders.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Complaints hit one of Nevada’s sports betting mutual funds

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Complaints hit one of Nevada’s sports betting mutual funds

Former clients of Bettor Investments, one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada, are accusing the company’s founder of going “radio silent” and not responding to requests to return their money.

Fair Play Bets signs agreement with Microgaming

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Fair Play Bets signs agreement with Microgaming

Following ICE, Fair Play Bets’ agreement creates stronger entertainment destinations with Quickfire, powered by Microgaming. Fair Play Bets, operator of multiple reputable online casinos, has ramped-up its world-class offering on its VegasPlay.com and DiamondWorldCasino.com casinos by launching the Microgaming portfolio of games via the Quickfire platform. This new agreement underlies Fair Play Bets commitment to offering the most entertaining casino ...

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SiGMA 2018 space sells out quickly

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SiGMA 2018 space sells out quickly
The upcoming conference's floor space is almost fully booked, with 80% already assigned to big names in the gaming industry.

Complaints hit one of Nevada’s first sports betting mutual funds

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Complaints hit one of Nevada’s first sports betting mutual funds

Former clients of Bettor Investments, one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada, are accusing the company’s founder of going “radio silent” and not responding to requests to return their money.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

SIS funds British Greyhound Breeders Forum

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SIS funds British Greyhound Breeders Forum
The financial assistance will support British greyhound breeders for the next three years.

Las Vegas poker dealer’s license revoked after suspected cheating

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Las Vegas poker dealer’s license revoked after suspected cheating

A poker dealer at Bellagio had his gaming employee registration revoked by the Nevada Gaming Commission following a hearing Thursday over accusations he stole $5 poker chips while working as a dealer at Bally’s.

Poker Central produces "Super High Roller Club" series

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Poker Central produces "Super High Roller Club" series
The six-episode lifestyle series will chronicle the lifestyles of high-stakes poker regulars such as Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Nick Schulman.

FAUNUS AFFILIATE NETWORK HOSTS THE SECOND CRYPTO AFFILIATE & MARKETING CONFERENCE

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FAUNUS AFFILIATE NETWORK HOSTS THE SECOND CRYPTO AFFILIATE & MARKETING CONFERENCE

Following the success of Crypto Affiliate & Marketing Conference (CRAC) 2017, the event is to gather ad networks, crypto trading brokers, gambling operators, ICO founders, exchanges, cryptocurrency developers and affiliates in Prague once more. Prague, Czech Republic, 23rd-24th of April 2018 – Crypto Affiliate & Marketing Conference 2018 will give the recently created community of marketers and digital currency enthusiasts ...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Valery Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti Nominated for Outstanding Achievement Award

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Valery Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti Nominated for Outstanding Achievement Award

Co-founders of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator and B2B provider Oulala, Valery Bollier and Benjamin Carlotti, have been nominated for the ”Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award” for initiating the process of adequate regulation of the DFS sector in Malta. The year 2017 was a milestone for the development of fantasy sports in Europe as the long-awaited licensing framework that regulates skill-based ...

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Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction

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Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction
Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but ...

Gila River Gaming Enterprises appoints two senior hires

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Gila River Gaming Enterprises appoints two senior hires
Sean Douglas Simpson and Jessica McKenny have joined the company as Chief Security Officer and Director of Database Marketing, respectively.

Resorts World Catskills introduces live table games

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Resorts World Catskills introduces live table games
The New York casino offers an array of live table games, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette and Pai Gow Tiles.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Call from Steve Wynn led Maddox to career in casino work

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Call from Steve Wynn led Maddox to career in casino work

It never occurred to Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that what he thought was a prank telephone call in 2002 would ultimately lead to a possible appearances before regulators to answer questions about his boss and mentor, Steve Wynn.

MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting

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MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting
Mandalay Bay is beginning to emerge from the cloud of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, but the Strip resort isn’t out of the woods yet, MGM Resorts International executives said today during the company’s fourth-quarter and end-of-year earnings call. For the quarter, which began the day of the shooting and ended Dec. 31, Mandalay Bay net revenue was $185.6 million, down 6.7 percent compared to the ...

The Sun Bingo rolls out two exclusive promotions

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The Sun Bingo rolls out two exclusive promotions
In addition to offering new players a bonus, the online bingo site will give away £10,000 every day in cash and bonuses.

Hard Rock International enters iGaming sector together with GiG

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Hard Rock International enters iGaming sector together with GiG

By the time the month of was February Hard Rock and GiG had big news to break to the world. Hard Rock International, the owner of one of the world’s best recognized brands is entering into a strategic partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to build a brand new online casino. Well, Hard Rock is used to taking ambitious projects ...

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Las Vegas police respond to robbery at South Point casino

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Las Vegas police respond to robbery at South Point casino

Police were called about the robbery just before 7:40 p.m., Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said.

Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Days before an upcoming foreclosure sale, the Lucky Dragon is now in bankruptcy.

Westin Las Vegas replaces casino floor with restaurant

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Westin Las Vegas replaces casino floor with restaurant

Unlike other hotels near the Las Vegas Strip, this one has recently replaced the pings and beeps of slot machines with the soft clinking of forks on plates.

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

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Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, the multiple-award winning and leading mobile operator. As Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, Nolimit City games will be showcased on LeoVegas.com and will be included in their ever-growing portfolio of premium mobile slots games, following a distribution deal established in 2017. LeoVegas has agreed to release Nolimit City games through the established platform, ...

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

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Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from $11.26 billion in 2016 to $11.57 billion for the 336 nonrestricted locations across Nevada.

A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

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A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room

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Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room
Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday's fire at the Tropicana casino injured ...

Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

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Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition
It's a good thing tomorrow's Saturday, because we really need some down time after all that happened in the past week.

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

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Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC sign a deal under which Yggdrasil will be able to enter the Spanish igaming market later this year. After reaching an agreement with its existing partner GVC. Yggdrasil will offer its games in the Spanish market during Q2 2018, in full compliance with Spanish requirements. GVC has a strong presence in Spain including its leading bwin ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

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Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

In the swelling wake of sexual harassment allegations against former chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, a second group of shareholders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the resort company and its board of directors.

Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show

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Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show
The country-rock band will bring its energetic hits to the casino's stage next week.

South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

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South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

South Point plans a $40 million remodel plan to its guest rooms in the property’s three towers, the company said Thursday in a statement.

Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

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Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

Lawyers for Kazuo Okada said the Japanese billionaire signed a consent to allow Elaine Wynn to sell her shares in Wynn Resorts on the presumption the company would lend him money. The loan never materialized and Okada now claims it resulted in increased financial costs for his Philippines casino project.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

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iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

Popular online and mobile casino content provider, iSoftBet deals with Optibet and strengthens its hold in Eastern Europe. Since iSoftBet deals with Optibet, the supplier’s full suite of games are certified for launch in Latvia and Estonia. Prior the launch, all games were rigorously tested for compliance by third-party auditor Quinel M Limited, and has also been approved by each ...

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey
The brand earned the single largest monthly haul by a New Jersey online casino since online gambling was legalized in the state.

AGEM extend contracts for two key executives

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AGEM extend contracts for two key executives
Under new contracts, Marcus Prater and Connie Jones will remain with the organization as Executive Director and Director of Responsible Gaming, respectively.

Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

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Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

Betsoft deals with Snaitech to further expand into the Italian market. As Betsoft deals with Snaitech, the popular provider will bring content to leading Italian gaming operator. Since Betsoft deals with Snaitech, Snaitech gets access to Betsoft’s suite of AAMS certified games via the GAN platform. The portfolio of games includes Betsoft’s Slots3™ and ToGo™ series of HTML5 games developed ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns
The locations are the company's 58th and 59th wholly owned traditional neighborhood taverns in Nevada.

With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?

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With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?
Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The Sands, four miles down The Strip, Sinatra would escape to this neighborhood joint, the ...

Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

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Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

The board of Wynn Resorts Ltd. is weighing its options in figuring out its next step, experts say.

MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms

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MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the Chinese gambling haven ...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

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Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. board of directors that said it no longer needed independent outside counsel to complete an investigation of allegations against Steve Wynn on Monday hired a new law firm to assist in its review.

Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

Golden Entertainment has opened two new PT’s Gold taverns, raising the company’s neighborhood tavern count to 59 in Nevada.

Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name

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Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name
he Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based ...

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

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Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers.  The inaugural edition of the yearly The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit event which focuses on the Baltics and the Scandinavian region has already made the headlines on many industry related news portals and the organizers have confirmed that key industry stakeholders are going to attend the event. The ...

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

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Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

If the allegations against Steve Wynn are just the tip of an iceberg, it could create a very tough balancing act for Southern Nevada’s tourism bureau and its use of the familiar slogan “what happens here, stays here,” according to several marketing experts.

Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

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Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

Steve Wynn is a smart and charismatic speaker who can paint a vivid landscape of words from his imagination. How could somebody that smart allow himself to be cornered into the position of having to quit now?

Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

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Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

Playtech has secured a contact to power Portugal’s leading online operator, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais.  Playtech will supply its IMS player management platform and new sportsbook offering to the operator.  The new Sociedade de Apostas Sociais sportsbook is planned to go online shortly and it will deploy Playtech’s online and mobile sports betting platform.  “New and emerging regulated markets are ...

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

Steve Wynn says he no longer disputes a 2010 shareholder’s agreement that gave him control over his ex-wife’s stake, opening the door for both of them to sell their stock in Wynn Resorts.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow

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Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow
On 27 and 28 February, the casino will hold a ceremonial gathering of indigenous people of the Coast Salish Tribes.

Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere

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Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment events, according to developers Madison Square Garden Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The MSG Sphere Las Vegas, behind the ...

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek

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Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek
Baxley is currently the highest ranking team member who is also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

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Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

Expenses from Penn National Gaming’s planned $2.8 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment put a dent in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, Penn officials reported Thursday.

After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future

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After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future
As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who did not understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is ...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

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Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

In his reign as the architect of the Vegas mega-resort, Wynn merged his personal wealth and his zeal for business with his passion for live entertainment.

First US Poker Open event comes to a close

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First US Poker Open event comes to a close
Justin Bonomo, a 32-year-old poker pro, bested a field of 68 entries to win the first-place prize of $190,400.

SIS expands to Denmark

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SIS expands to Denmark

SIS has made an agreement to provide its Greyhound Service in a ‘Watch & Bet’ format to Danske Spil in Denmark. Under the terms of the agreement, Danske Spil will gain access to the Greyhound Service, while SIS will also provide live pictures, commentary and data for British and Irish greyhounds across retail and online. The company’s greyhound service now ...

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

Inspired Entertainment has expanded its offering into the Finnish market after securing a new deal with Veikkaus. Veikkaus, which is owned by the Finnish State, operates as the Finnish National Lottery and holds an exclusive gambling licence on lottery and casino games along with sports and horse betting. Finnish punters will now have the opportunity to access seven Inspired virtual ...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims

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Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims
Steve Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. The company said Wynn's resignation was effective immediately ...

The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials

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The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials
Guests can take inspiration from gift ideas, do some shopping and enjoy dining specials at the Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show Las Vegas.

UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

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UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

Representatives of UNLV say they’ll wait until the state Gaming Control Board has completed its investigation of Steve Wynn before determining whether they would take away honors bestowed upon him over the years.

11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

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11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018

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Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018
As the opening of the international gaming show draws near, event organizers are prepared to host 411 regulators from 65 jurisdictions.

Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

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Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

1X2 Network Iron Dog Studio has entered into partnership with Quickfire to distribute its slots portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement, such products as ‘Blood Queen’, ‘Cherry Blast’ and ‘Neon Jungle’ will now be available via Quickfire. The agreement builds on a partnership that began in 2015, when 1X2 gaming became the first provider aggregated on the Quickfire ETI ...

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa
The casino's luxury tower opened last week as part of the third phase of its development plans.

New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports

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New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports
A pyramid formed from shining black glass with a powerful beam of light blasting from its pinnacle sounds like it could be a video game landscape. Esports Arena Las Vegas is not just the first ...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

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Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

The special committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd. independent board members has hired a Los Angeles law firm with a special emphasis on workplace sexual harassment cases to assist in investigating allegations of sexual impropriety by Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

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Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

Pat Christenson expects when the Raiders get to Las Vegas, every home game is going to be like Super Bowl Sunday with parties that could include appearances by Raider legends and massive screens showing the action.

bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway

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bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway
Players earn prize draw tickets for every £10 cash staked on qualifying games and two on Double Ticket Games.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

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Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

The $7.5 million settlement payment Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn paid to a former employee involved a paternity claim, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend

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311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...

Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes

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Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes
Resort casino in Washington state to offer Mardi Gras Party, Valentine's Day dinner, spa specials and Golf Series Finale at Salish Cliffs.

UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees

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UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees
The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

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CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ (Productos Electronicos del Juego) from Barcelona, Spain, a to appoint it as its distribution and service partner for the Spanish gaming market. As CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ, CasinoFlex Systems will serve a further key gaming market and respond to the enquiries from Spanish gaming operators who wish to make use of the systems advantages ...

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

A winning Powerball ticket worth almost $2 million was sold at the California-Nevada border.

University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute

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University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute
The University of Iowa has announced plans to remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from the school's Institute for Vision Research in light of sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn. The university in Iowa City announced ...

Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

Casinos & Gaming – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

A settlement reached in a 2016 case involving sportsbook operator CG Technology could provide a roadmap for regulators as they work their way through investigating allegations that Wynn resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn demanded sexual favors from and assaulted female hotel employees over the last three decades.