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MGM Springfield Plans Grand Opening for Friday, August 24

MGM Springfield Plans Grand Opening for Friday, August 24

August 20th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Springfield’s development plan included making the resort a centerpiece of Springfield’s business, shopping, and cultural life. MGM Springfield’s grand opening is this Friday, August 24. The $950 million integrated casino-resort in Springfield,... 

Hard Rock Online Casino Adds Evolution Gaming Live Dealers

Hard Rock Online Casino Adds Evolution Gaming Live Dealers

August 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Hard Rock AC Casino opened on June 28, while Evolution Gaming received approval on August 9. Hard Rock Online Casino launched live dealer games via the Evolution Gaming platform this week. Evolution Gaming received approval from the Division of Gaming Enforcement... 

Parx, Mount Airy, Harrah’s Gain Interactive Gaming Licenses

Parx, Mount Airy, Harrah’s Gain Interactive Gaming Licenses

August 18th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Parx Casino is owned by Greenwood Gaming, which bought the racetrack in 1998 and opened a casino in 2010. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the online gambling licenses for three land-based operators this week: Harrah’s, Parx Casino, and Mount... 

Golden Nugget, Resorts Casino Open New Jersey Sportsbooks

Golden Nugget, Resorts Casino Open New Jersey Sportsbooks

August 17th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Golden Nugget AC launched a land-based sportsbook this week and expects a mobile sports betting app in late-September. Golden Nugget Atlantic City received approval by the Division of Gaming Enforcement to open a land-based sportsbook on Tuesday. Golden Nugget... 

Empire Resorts Lost $462 Million in First Half of 2018

Empire Resorts Lost $462 Million in First Half of 2018

August 16th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Resorts World Catskills has had similar financial struggles to Del Lago Resort and Rivers Casino in Schenectady, but Empire Resorts has the financial resources to substain losses while it build a customer base. Empire Resorts, the owner of Resorts World Catskills... 

Defense Authorization Act Includes Problem Gambling Screenings

Defense Authorization Act Includes Problem Gambling Screenings

August 15th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Between 2011 and 2015, overseas slot machines generated $538.9 million in revenue through the Defense Department. The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act signed into law on Tuesday by President Donald Trump includes mandatory screening of military personnel... 

Nevada Casino Regulators Planning Sexual Harassment Regulations

Nevada Casino Regulators Planning Sexual Harassment Regulations

August 14th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Becky Harris said Nevada casino operators have been supportive of the prospective sexual harassment policies. The Nevada Gaming Control Board plans to unveil statewide sexual harassment regulations in the coming weeks, as most casino companies have agreed that... 

Scientific Games Fined $315 Million in Antitrust Lawsuit

Scientific Games Fined $315 Million in Antitrust Lawsuit

August 13th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Scientific Games is easily overlooked, but the company’s gaming equipment and logos are seemingly ubiquitous in the US gaming market. A Chicago court fined US lottery giant Scientific Games $315 million for what it considered a frivolous patent lawsuit. The... 

Mount Airy Casino Signs Online Gaming Deal with Stars Group

Mount Airy Casino Signs Online Gaming Deal with Stars Group

August 12th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Mount Airy Casino is located north of Philadelphia in northeast Pennsylvania, near the border with New York State. Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania signed a deal with The Stars Group on Friday to allow PokerStars to offer online poker, casino gaming,... 

Las Vegas Performers Have ‘No Cellphone’ Policy at Shows

Las Vegas Performers Have ‘No Cellphone’ Policy at Shows

August 11th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart each pointed out that comedians’ material is useless if the fans see the same material online. The latest trend with Las Vegas Strip performers is to collect smartphones at the door, so audience members do not interrupt live... 

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