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Steve Wynn says nongaming amenities top the casino

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL It’s not a casino that makes a resort successful, but the nongaming amenities and the people running the property, casino industry leader Steve Wynn told more than 600 people gathered in Las Vegas for a major gaming conference. Wynn kicke
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Mashantucket Pequots Launch Strategic Business Partnership for Foxwoods Resort Casino: Announcing Plans for Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe

MASHANTUCKET, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announces its plans for the development and operation of a Foxwoods-branded, casino resort, to be located at Biloxi Pointe in historic Biloxi Mississippi. Through a new strategic partnership —the Ma
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New York Considers Daily Fantasy Sports – Arguments from Both Sides

ALBANY – Gambling powers – from Malaysia, Las Vegas, Yonkers and even Hamburg – are engaged in a furious and expensive last-minute campaign at the state Capitol on whether to legalize daily fantasy sports contests and online poker wagering. Gambling companies want permission to offer
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Las Vegas manufacturer Konami – Launches New Games – Wants to grow market share

By BUCK WARGO SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW-JOURNAL A Las Vegas slot manufacturer is turning to its corporate roots to launch its next slot machine and additional ones in the future to grow its market share in Nevada and the rest of North America. Konami Gaming recently installed its Frogger-
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MGM Resorts acquires Boyd stake in Atlantic City’s Borgata | SmartBrief

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL MGM Resorts International and its MGM Growth Properties subsidiary will acquire Boyd Gaming Corp.’s half interest in Atlantic City’s Borgata resort for $900 million, the two companies announced Tuesday. The 2,802-room property has been op
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Ruling over rural racetrack could direct gaming future

TALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether a nascent, small racetrack in the impoverished North Florida town of Gretna will turn the tables on the state’s gambling future. The issue before the court is whether Gretna Racing is entitled to slot machi
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Harrahs Gulf Coast $14 million Room Renovation

BILOXI — Work started in November to renovate the hotel tower at Harrah’s Gulf Coast and with a budget of “$14 million — and growing,” said General Manager Jonathan Jones, the makeover is ready for its Memorial Day weekend reveal. The official ribbon-cutt
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Social Casino Survives Latest “Gambling” Lawsuit | Jeff Ifrah – JDSupra

It’s a familiar sight: rows of men and women, on a bus or a subway, hands and eyes glued to their phones. But they’re not talking or texting or e-mailing. They are playing slots, though not for real money. This is the world of social casino – the subgenre of social gaming featuring ca
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Nevada sports betting could be a $5 billion industry

Bookmaker Jay Rood at the Race & Sports Book betting counter at The Mirage where crowds place bets for Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow @rookie__rae In the late 1970s, as Jimmy Vaccaro tells the story, there were times when ticket
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