Archive for November, 2013

New Hampshire Moving Towards Casino Trends
November 26th, 2013 By Stan McCormick

New Hampshire Moving Towards Casino Trends

The New Hampshire Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority (GORA) has been working towards concrete legislation for quite some time that would allow for expansion of the current lottery, charity, and pari-mutuel gambling to include land-based casinos. The panel drafting the regulatory casino legislation finally came to a consensus last week when they decided to allow up to […]

Six Atlantic City Casinos Approved to Operate Online
November 26th, 2013 By Stan McCormick

Six Atlantic City Casinos Approved to Operate Online

The trial-phase for Atlantic City casino websites has come to an end and public gaming began tonight. Six Atlantic City casinos were permitted to open their virtual doors to the public tonight at midnight, making their November 26th deadline. Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck confirmed that 13 websites would […]

More Hoops for Would-Be Massachusetts Casinos to Jump Through
November 26th, 2013 By April Bergman

More Hoops for Would-Be Massachusetts Casinos to Jump Through

Despite millions of dollars spent by casino operators on potential Boston gaming licenses and in-depth background checks by the state, Massachusetts casinos may never see the light of day. Though there are many proponents for Massachusetts casino gaming in the state, there are just as many casino opponents, if not more, some towns showing as […]

Packer Gets Support for High-Roller Only, No Slots Casino in Sydney
November 24th, 2013 By John Marsh

Packer Gets Support for High-Roller Only, No Slots Casino in Sydney

Australian billionaire and gambling tycoon James Packer and the government of New South Wales came to a “binding agreement” on a project targeted at Asian high-rollers to be located on Sydney Harbour. The $1.5 billion casino plan to be executed by architect Paul Baker should be operational by late 2019. The casino will be marketed […]

Macau-Based Galaxy Entertainment Will Pump $5 Billion into other Asian Markets
November 23rd, 2013 By Stan McCormick

Macau-Based Galaxy Entertainment Will Pump $5 Billion into other Asian Markets

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd., owned by Asia’s third richest man, Lui Che-woo, is contemplating spending more than $5 billion in Taiwan and Japan once the governments approve casinos. Based out of Hong Kong, GEG could invest more than $2.6 billion in each country, according to the oldest son of Che-woo, Deputy Chairman […]

Caesars Interactive Entertainment Reputation Exonerated with Sixth NJ Casino Permit
November 22nd, 2013 By April Bergman

Caesars Interactive Entertainment Reputation Exonerated with Sixth NJ Casino Permit

Despite all the negative press Caesars Entertainment has garnered this year, the biggest casino operator in Atlantic City, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, has received the sixth New Jersey online gambling license. Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) is a subsidiary of the company that owns and operates four of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos, so that a majority of Atlantic City […]

Billionaire Casino Tycoon’s Campaign against Online Gambling
November 20th, 2013 By April Bergman

Billionaire Casino Tycoon’s Campaign against Online Gambling

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino tycoon and mega donor for Congressional candidates, has an extremely passionate and negative opinion towards the future of online gambling. Adelson owns a handful of Las Vegas Sands properties including the Palazzo and the Venetian, both located on the Strip in Las Vegas, and resort casinos located in the fairly new […]

Potential Casino Could Affect Mental Health of Martha’s Vineyard Residents
November 18th, 2013 By John Marsh

Potential Casino Could Affect Mental Health of Martha’s Vineyard Residents

Martha’s Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer crowd that gathers there includes such celebrities as the Clintons, the Obamas, Meg Ryan, Chelsea Handler, Dan Aykroyd, Diane Sawyer, and a random mix of other personalities. Guests of the island enjoy vacationing at the Vineyard due […]

New Yorkers Vote Yes to Casinos
November 13th, 2013 By Stan McCormick

New Yorkers Vote Yes to Casinos

A referendum vote was held Tuesday in New York on the introduction of casinos into the state, and apparently casino-style gambling goes well with the New Yorker’s lifestyle because they approved it 57% to 43%. The approval of the referendum, which was supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo, will build 7 new Vegas-style casinos in New […]

Australian Casino Mogul to Persuade Sri Lankan Government
November 12th, 2013 By John Marsh

Australian Casino Mogul to Persuade Sri Lankan Government

James Packer, Australian gambling tycoon, will be in attendance at a Commonwealth Business forum this week in Sri Lanka that coincides with the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government. Packer will be speaking at the forum on Commonwealth Business, and the billionaire is expected to also lobby the Sri Lankan government over his plans […]

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