Category: Commercial gaming

Queens Pols Push Ramos to Consider Casino Legislation

Queens politicians and members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) are pushing State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens) to author permitted use legislation that would pave the way for the proposed $8 billion Metropolitan Park plan to be competitive in the New York casino bidding process. State Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-Queens). Queens lawmakers are pushing her…

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Florida Tribal Casino Expanding Smoking Area Due to Customer Demand

While efforts to extinguish casino smoking linger in state capitals across the country, a tribal casino in Florida is opening a new space where smokers will be allowed to light up and gamble 24 hours a day. The Miccosukee Casino & Resort on Miami’s western edge plans to open a casino smoking room this summer.…

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Las Vegas Sands’ Dr. Miriam Adelson Contributes $9M to Texas Campaigns

Dr. Miriam Adelson, the 78-year-old worth an estimated $30 billion and the controlling shareholder of Las Vegas Sands following the death of her late husband is ramping up her political spending. However, her deep pockets aren’t yet directly supporting her friend Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign but are instead focused on races in Texas. Dr.…

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Louisiana Riverboat Gaming Revenue Sinks in April on Difficult Comparable

Louisiana riverboat gaming and revenue at the state’s brick-and-mortar casino and slots facilities sunk significantly in April, as the month faced a difficult year-over-year comparison. The Treasure Chest riverboat on Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans. Temperatures heated up in Louisiana in April, but casino revenue cooled. The state gaming agency that regulates the riverboats, casinos,…

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VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Cronut Creator Gets 2nd Strip Eatery, Is José Andrés’ Bazaar Dead Meat?

Dominique Ansel will launch his second Strip eatery this fall. Dominique Ansel Marché will open at Paris Las Vegas, it was announced Tuesday. The new eatery will join Dominique Ansel Las Vegas, which the James Beard Award-winning French pastry chef opened at Caesars Palace in May 2022. Chef Dominique Ansel will open his second Las…

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Bally’s Asks Rhode Island Officials for Higher Casino Credit Limits

Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corporation is seeking the freedom to issue larger credit lines to its high rollers. Bally’s officials celebrate the completion of the company’s $100 million overhaul of its Twin River Lincoln casino in Rhode Island in April 2023. Bally’s is now seeking permission to extend higher credit lines to VIP gamblers. (Image: The…

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Former Sex Toys and Lingerie Store Could Become Casino

A former retail store in the United Kingdom that sold sex toys and lingerie could become a casino room with slot machines, bingo, and sports betting. Merkur Gaming’s “Cashino” in Northampton is seeking to expand its footprint to adjacent stores that shuttered amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This photo is from April 2021 when a sex…

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Bally’s Atlantic City Won’t Pay Disputed $1.2M Wheel of Fortune Jackpot

A New Jersey woman says she hit it big on a progressive slot machine at Bally’s Atlantic City, but the casino is refusing to pay out. Gambler Ronay Beal, left, provided ABC News with a photo she snapped of her “winning” jackpot, but the casino claims it was a glitch. (Image: ABC) Roney Beal, 72,…

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Bally’s, Boyd Gaming Shareholders Reject Proposals to Weigh Casino Smoking Bans

Bally’s Corporation shareholders last Thursday rejected a proposal to ban indoor smoking at all of the company’s 15 casinos. Bally’s shareholders voted down a proposal that sought to force the company to investigate the financial implications of banning smoking at all of its casinos. Investors at Boyd Gaming recently did the same. (Image: The Wall…

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New York Pols Push Bills to Accelerate Casino Approvals

With just 11 days left in this year’s legislative session, a pair of New York policymakers are pushing bills aimed at accelerating the currently sluggish process of awarding three downstate casino permits. New York lawmaker Joseph Addabbo. He and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow are pushing bills to accelerate the approvals of downstate casino licenses. (Image: New…

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