The Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force may update Louisiana gaming laws. Although the task force will not propose legislation to expand gaming, the group could allow existing riverboat casinos to move into bigger facilities on land, Sen. Ronnie Johns said.
Las Vegas tourism authorities dropped all ads containing the slogan "What happens here, stays here" the day of the Mandalay Bay shootings. Instead, they are using #VegasStrong to project a message of solidarity.
Scientific Games affiliate Bally Gaming wants trademark protection for five of its brands in Macau. The trademarks would cover gaming consoles, video lottery terminals, slot machines and software under its "Bright Lights," "Silk Moon," "Girl's Best Friend," "Top Up" and "节节高" brands.
Washington's Snoqualmie Casino has signed a deal to receive new slots and table games from Scientific Games along with a suite of systems products. The casino will use Scientific Games' Servizio mobile service and Beverage Ordering Service System and begin collecting and analyzing player and operational data through the company's Business Intelligence program as part of the three-year partnership.
Six casinos in San Diego will undergo a combined $1 billion in remodeling and expansion. Valley View Casino is expanding its casino floor by 42,000 square feet, and Pechanga Resort & Casino is about to debut a 568-room hotel tower.
Cordish Global Gaming Group and Live Casinos are hoping a new hotel opening this spring at Maryland Live Casino will draw more gamers to the casino, which is adjacent to the Arundel Mills outlet mall. The company has renamed the property Live Casino & Hotel.
Macau businessman Chan Meng Kam has agreed to purchase the Lan Kwai Fong casino resort for $256.2 million. The property contains 209 guest rooms, restaurants, a spa and shops in addition to its casino floor, which holds 84 gaming tables and 65 slot machines.
Japanese brokerage firm Nomura reports Melco Resorts & Entertainment, MGM China Holdings and Wynn Macau will have market share gains. Wynn is expected to be up 60 basis points.
A study by the American Gaming Association indicates that Native American casinos have an almost $97 billion effect on the economy. Tribal casinos pay about $16 billion in taxes and direct payments to federal, state and local governments.
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