Caesars Entertainment is creating a fund to help battle human trafficking. The Shared Future Fund will support Las Vegas-area families hurt by human trafficking.
The Okada Manila casino resort in the Philippines reported a gross gaming revenue of about $520 million for 2018. The VIP sector accounted for $242 million, mass market table games brought in $131 million and gaming machines raked $148 million.
Prairie Band Casino & Resort marks its 21st anniversary this month after recently updating its look and building a coffee bar in the main lobby. The Kansas facility plans to add a new bar and grill in April and a new parking garage and indoor and outdoor pool next year.
Hotels and retailers are finding a common interest in promoting novel experiences to attract customers. "Hotels are a unique and important addition that can be the spark plug of energy, hallmark art and design, the comfortable meeting place, and a temporary home for 200 to 500 credit cards a day for the retailers and project components," said Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell.
Businessman Derek Stevens revealed plans for Circa Resort & Casino that's due to debut in December 2020. It will be the first to be built in downtown Las Vegas in years and will have a two-story casino, stadium-style sports book, 777 hotel rooms, restaurants, an outdoor bar, spa and rooftop pool amphitheater.
Atlantic City's Borgata next week will begin an $11 million expansion of its sports book that will feature a new bar. The space is expected to be completed by summer.
A West Virginia legislator this week put forth a bill to legalize online gaming. It would tax online gross gaming revenue at 14% and establish a $50,000 licensing fee.
Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting System plans to partner with sports book operators on streaming, content and customer referrals. The company's recently debuted live sports streaming service, Bleacher Report Live, would collect a fee for referring viewers to sports book operators.
Nevada's Gaming Control Board recommended licensing approval for William Hill's race and sports books at four Golden Entertainment properties, two Eldorado Resorts properties and Jerry's Nugget Casino. The Nevada Gaming Commission will consider final approval Jan. 24.
The Danville, Va., City Council voted for a resolution that could lead to a local referendum on a casino. "Seven thousand potential new jobs, over $1 billion in new spending in our city over the next 10 years. ... To me, that's a no-brainer," Council Member James Buckner says.