Category: Land Based Gaming and Casinos

European Roulette Still Rules the Roost

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Roulette is believed by many to be the most popular game in both land-based casinos and their online counterparts. When you think of a casino, the roulette table is probably the first thing that comes to mind, along with neon lights and stacks of chips. It’s such an intriguing and uncomplicated game that, for many, it…

Some Casinos Pulling Skill Games Off Floors

Caesars’ first attempt to bring skill-based games to its Atlantic City casinos was apparently a flop, according to a report. The 21 games placed at Harrah’s Resort, Caesars and Bally’s have been pulled after they failed to generate enough revenue to cover vendor fees, according to PressofAtlanticCity.com. Games such as “Danger Arena,” were rolled out…

MGM Grand’s “Bed Bug” Issue

The MGM Grand hotel and casino, in an exclusive statement issued to Gambling 911 on Thursday, said a recent incident where a hotel guest reportedly found a bed bug in her room was not the fault of the MGM but of a previous guest who brought the insect in. “We take great pride in both…

MGM Says “No Deal” on Sands Bethlehem

The $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has collapsed, according to multiple sources. What would have been one of the largest property sales in the history of the Lehigh Valley faltered late last week and MGM ended its pursuit of the Bethlehem casino complex, sources with knowledge of…

Basic Blackjack Strategies Explained

Blackjack is one of the few casino card games where players can actually reduce the house edge by improving their basic game play. Unlike slots and other casino games, blackjack requires skill, patience and strategy in order to beat the dealer and come out ahead. If you are a keen online casino enthusiast, you might…

Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem Fined for Underage Gambling (Yes, again)

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson insists that no one can stop children from gambling online. One of his casinos in Pennsylvania proves he’s not very good at it doing in brick-and-mortar facilities. The Lehigh Valley News reported that “A New Jersey woman has been cited with underage gambling after being found on the gaming floor at…

Bellagio Fire Sweep Through Roof of Shops

Clark County Fire is investigating a fire that broke out on the Bellagio Hotel’s roof Thursday night.

The initial call came in shortly after 10 p.m. when the alarm system inside the fire control room went off inside the hotel. Due to how quickly the fire was burning, a second alarm was called in.

Fire officials say 12 firefighters battled the blaze on the roof and were able to contain it in a little more than hour.

As crews battled the blaze, Flamingo Road at Las Vegas Boulevard was shutdown in both directions.

Clark County Fire says the fire may have started in the decorative styrofoam. The damage is about 30 to 40 feet above the retail shops which were closed at the time of the fire.

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Trump Taj Mahal to Reopen as Hard Rock

The sale of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal to Hard Rock International was just finalized, paving the way for the Atlantic City casino to reopen. The relaunch — after some extensive and much-needed renovations — will bring a new look and a new brand. Hard Rock detailed some of its plans for the property at…

Atlantic City Revel Casino Making Online Return

TEN Casino, the former Revel, has been closed since September 2014, but property owner Glenn Straub has managed to keep it in the headlines. Straub is locked in a heated fight over licensing that has kept the property’s doors locked far longer than he would have liked. No resolution is in sight, but TEN did…

Regulated Gambling Coming to India?

Crime and worsening living standards of the poor do not justify a complete ban on gambling in India. Instead, the Law Commission of India is leaning towards regulating sports betting and casino gambling activities in the country, according to the Times of India report. ndia’s top law panel was tasked last year to examine “all…

MGM to Purchase Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem

A week ago came the first inklings that the second-largest casino operator might be interested in buying a property from the world’s largest, as MGM Resorts International was showing interest in perhaps purchasing the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania from Las Vegas Sands. The Morning Call of Allentown was among the outlets reporting a…

GameCo Wants to Bring Skill Games to Las Vegas

GameCo Inc., the maker of the world’s first video game gaming machines (VGM), has received certification from Gaming Laboratories International, opening the road to potential sales in U.S. gaming states. The company received certification under GLI-11, the most widely accepted gaming standard, permitting it to sell its machines in most gaming jurisdictions that already allow…

New Skill Game Hits MGM Grand in Las Vegas

This Week in Gambling was happy to be the first to feature the Frogger: Get Hoppin’ skill game from Konami in one of our video reviews. Now, we are pleased to announce that the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has received the first machine for their Level Up skill game entertainment lounge. Konami says that…

New Merger Rumors for William Hill

William Hill’s largest shareholder has been trying to spark new merger and acquisition talks over the past several months, The Sunday Times reported. Privately owned hedge fund Parvus Asset Management owns a 14.3% share in one of UK’s largest gambling operators. The UK Government is set to publish a triennial review of the country’s gambling…

Golden Nugget Rolls Out Sports Betting App

The Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas has joined forces with Miomni Gaming to develop and launch a new mobile sports betting application for punters in the US state of Nevada. Consumers can sign up for the app by visiting the casino’s sportsbook with photo ID, their social security number and placing a cash deposit.…

Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Pays $7 Million Over “Corrupt Practices”

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm’s former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal officials said Thursday. With the agreement, Las Vegas Sands Corp. resolved twin probes of more than $60 million…

Back In Black: Nevada Casinos Turn a Profit

Nevada casinos posted profits in fiscal 2016, the first time the industry has been in positive territory since before the Great Recession. This week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released their annual Nevada Gaming Abstract, which showed the 273 gaming venues that earned more than $1m in revenue in the 12 months ending June 30,…

Atlantic City Posts Revenue Gain Thanks to Online Gambling

Atlantic City casinos posted their first annual gaming revenue gains in a decade, and the credit is primarily due to their online gambling operations. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the state’s seven surviving casinos generated brick-and-mortar gaming revenue of $189.7m in December, a 6.8% gain over December 2015.…

Skill Gaming Meets Gambling at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Apparently, the border dividing casino gambling and video games lies somewhere between a nightclub and a sports book — at least that’s where Hakkasan Group will open a space named Level Up in MGM Grand later this month. Level Up — which Hakkasan describes as a social lounge — will sit between Hakkasan and the…

New York State to Pass Nevada in Gaming Tax Revenue

The US state of New York is on track to generate more casino tax revenue than Nevada in the current year, according to a new report by the American Gaming Association (AGA). In 2015, New York collected $888.4 million (€803.2 million) in tax revenue, 2.8% more than in the previous year, while Nevada generated $889.1…