Archive for February, 2014

Revere Voters Say Yes to Mohegan Sun at Suffolk Down
February 26th, 2014 By April Bergman

Revere Voters Say Yes to Mohegan Sun at Suffolk Down

The Massachusetts casino license chronicles continues with the Mohegan Sun’s casino plan approved for a second chance, this time in Revere at Suffolk Downs after being rejected in Palmer. Revere voters, who approved a casino last year after neighboring East Boston voted no to a Revere/East Boston resort, are one step closer to getting their […]

First Interstate Online Gambling Agreement Forged Between Nevada and Delaware
February 26th, 2014 By April Bergman

First Interstate Online Gambling Agreement Forged Between Nevada and Delaware

Everyone is buzzing about the interstate deal recently penned between Nevada and Delaware, making it the first ever deal of its kind. Named the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, the deal will establish a legal outline to move forward with interstate online gambling. Governor Jack Markell of Delaware and Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada, who both […]

Asian Gambling Destinations: More to Come
February 24th, 2014 By April Bergman

Asian Gambling Destinations: More to Come

Casino moguls from around the world have had their eye on Japan, which is believed by many to be the second biggest untapped gambling market in the world, including Chief Executive for Las Vegas Sands Corp Sheldon Adelson. He has said he is willing to invest “whatever it takes” to tap into that market. After […]

Wranglers Hockey Team to Move to Downtown Vegas Plaza Rooftop
February 23rd, 2014 By April Bergman

Wranglers Hockey Team to Move to Downtown Vegas Plaza Rooftop

With little to no land left on Downtown Las Vegas, a hockey team looking for a new venue site would normally have to settle for a vacant spot just outside of town amid the desert and outside of the action. However, being that Las Vegas is an extremely versatile city, the Las Vegas Wranglers have […]

Fake Anti-Casino Newspaper Distributed to Boston Homes
February 14th, 2014 By April Bergman

Fake Anti-Casino Newspaper Distributed to Boston Homes

The Revere/Suffolk Downs casino saga continues, this time with allegations that illegal tactics were used to sway the vote for an East Boston casino last November. Many fear the opposition will strike again later this month when Revere residents vote for the casino at Suffolk Downs on February 25th. The workers union for Suffolk Downs […]

Las Vegas Sands Corp Websites Attacked by Hacktivists
February 14th, 2014 By April Bergman

Las Vegas Sands Corp Websites Attacked by Hacktivists

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. websites were hacked into earlier this week, including the company’s corporate site, which led to a Nevada State Gaming Control Board investigation. Around noon on Tuesday, when web users visited the websites of Las Vegas casinos the Venetian and the Palazzo, they were shown scrolling pages of personal information lists […]

Las Vegas Sees New Mega Resort and More
February 12th, 2014 By April Bergman

Las Vegas Sees New Mega Resort and More

Despite hard times in Sin City, there is still major plans for construction on the Las Vegas Strip. Just down from the Stratosphere, two major projects are in the works right now. The 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas is a luxury casino resort that is headed by an up-and-coming hospitality industry brand, sbe. This is the […]

Genting & Landing to Partner in Jeju Island Resort Project
February 10th, 2014 By April Bergman

Genting & Landing to Partner in Jeju Island Resort Project

South Korea’s Jeju island is the perfect spot for a casino targeting Chinese gamblers. Normally, a visit to South Korea requires that Chinese residents have a visa, but visits to Jeju, which lies off the southern coast of the country, do not require one. Casino operator Genting Singapore and Landing International Development Ltd, Genting’s partner, have […]

Casinos vs. Mickey Mouse
February 6th, 2014 By April Bergman

Casinos vs. Mickey Mouse

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling isn’t the only thing owner of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sheldon Adelson is spending high dollars on. Adelson, along with other potential Florida casino operators like Genting Bhd. Are sending over 100 lobbyists, complete with campaign checks, to Florida’s Capitol to combat Walt Disney Co.’s opposition to state gambling […]

More Potential Ownership Changes for Atlantic City Casinos
February 3rd, 2014 By April Bergman

More Potential Ownership Changes for Atlantic City Casinos

Senator James Whelan for New Jersey and former Atlantic City mayor, expressed concern this past week regarding Caesars Entertainment adding another casino property in Atlantic City. Whelan told regulators and the office of New Jersey governor Chris Christie that the potential sale of the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City could potentially violate a provisional […]

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