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Layoffs Imminent As Twin River Revenue Flows North To Encore Boston Harbor

August 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Massachusetts’ newest casino resort launched in late June, but less than two months later, the massive Encore Boston Harbor is already crowding smaller casinos out of the market. The first casualty of the $2.6 billion Everett casino can be found some 55 miles across the border. The Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, reported Tuesday that a round of layoffs is likely pending as table game revenue is down 34 percent year-over-year. In July 2018, Twin River pulled in... View Article

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Connecticut Lawmakers Announce Plan To Legalize Bridgeport Casino, Sports Betting

August 6, 2019 2:16 pm

The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino are two of the biggest casinos in the world. Now, it’s looking like the venues’ tribal operators could join forces to make the long-awaited third casino destination a reality in Connecticut. On Wednesday, Connecticut lawmakers on both sides of the aisle announced a potential deal with the Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Nation to break ground on a new casino site in Bridgeport. If approved, the project would require a direct tribal... View Article

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Pennsylvania Folds Online Poker Launch

July 25, 2019 6:52 pm

Recently Pennsylvania became the 3rd state to offer state-regulated online slots and casino games to residents and visitors over the age of 18. PA residents were ecstatic for the new casino games, but many bettors were left questioning: Where is the online poker? Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) communications director Doug Harbach told media sources that poker will be rolled out when the operators are prepared to do so. Pennsylvania poker operators are expected to begin sharing player pools with... View Article

Two casinos set to launch online


Pennsylvania Casinos Almost Ready To Launch Online

July 10, 2019 7:13 pm

The Parx Casino (Philadelphia) and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National (Grantville) are both ready to launch their online casino platforms on July 15th, 2019. The announcement was made today at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board monthly meeting. The Parx The Parx has consistently been one of the first Pennsylvania casinos to launch gambling services following state gambling expansion bills. They have already launched sports betting (Jan 8th), online sports betting (June 27th), and now they have plans to launch... View Article

Potential Nebraska Casino Expansion


Nebraska Voters Could Expand Domestic Casino Games In Existing Venues

July 1, 2019 5:36 pm

Nebraska’s current casino gambling options are run by native tribes with Class II gaming restrictions. Next year, NE voters would decide on the legalization of advanced casinos via a ballot measure. Supporters for expanded games in casinos have launched a petition to get the issue on next year’s ballot. Current casino gaming offers within Nebraska casinos are limited to electronic gaming machines, bingo, and poker. The supporters the expansion have received financial backing from an economic development corporation known as... View Article

Caesars Eldorado Casino Merger


Caesars Merges with Eldorado In Last Stance Bid

June 26, 2019 2:46 pm

In the face of online competition, two casino giants join forces. Caesars agrees to a 17.3 billion dollar cash and stock deal with Eldorado Resorts, which has put pressure on competitors such as Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts, and MGM Resorts. The merger between Eldorado and Caesars must await stockholder and regulatory approval from multiple states such as the Mississippi Gaming Commission but will likely be completed by 2020. This deal follows Eldorado’s sell-off of several casinos to Century Casino.... View Article

Century Casino & VICI Buys Eldorado Resorts Properties


Several Big Casinos Are Pending Sale To New Owners

June 19, 2019 3:19 pm

Two Missouri casinos are expecting a change in ownership. The transaction is expected to be completed by early 2020. Eldorado Resorts has sold the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia, and the Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau, and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville, Missouri to Century Casinos who purchased the properties in partnership with VICI Properties Inc. VICI Properties Inc owns and operates several entertainment, gaming, and hospitality destinations. Century Casinos is a global casino operator;... View Article

New York Upstate Betting


New York To Add Betting To Upstate Casinos

June 13, 2019 3:02 pm

Betting will come to NY but in limited form. New York gambling regulators from the state Gaming Commission have approved of permitted sports gambling options at four upstate casino locations. The following upstate casinos are authorized to offer domestic sports betting: del Lago Resort Casino in the Finger Lakes, Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier, and Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady. These casinos have yet to receive their sports gambling licenses from the state... View Article

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Pennsylvania’s iLottery Battling with iGaming

June 4, 2019 7:09 pm

iGaming operators are worried over the lotteries ability to offer online games which strangely look similar to casino-style game offers. A PA state court was asked by a group of local casinos to order an injunction of the state’s internet lottery sales from the online gambling industry. Commercial iGaming is pending its launch on July 15th, 2019. The casinos have asked that the limits would stop the state’s iLottery games which closely mimic poker, slots, and other casino games. In... View Article

Massachusetts Joint Committee Betting


Massachusetts To Hear Multiple Sports Betting Bills

May 28, 2019 4:03 pm

In the last week of May, MA lawmakers will hear from nine introduced sports betting bills. Massachusetts has yet to decide on whether to move forward with legalized domestic wagering. On May 28th through the 29th, the state will be hearing multiple sports betting bills presented in this year’s legislative session. The bills will be heard by the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, but co-chair to the Committee Senator Eric Lesser says he “wouldn’t bet on it,”... View Article