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The 13 Macau Receives Hotel License, Will Open Without Casino

The 13 Macau has finally received a license to operate as a hotel. The long-delayed project being built south of the Cotai Strip was issued its permit from the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) this week after a subsequent inspection...
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Atlantic City Casinos Grow Gaming Revenue 13 Percent, But Is It Enough to Support Nine Resorts Long-Term?

Atlantic City casinos posted gross gambling revenue (GGR) of $302 million last month, an almost 13 percent year-over-year premium. But looking ahead, gaming industry analysts say larger growth is needed in order to support the expanded market. Hard Rock had...
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Resorts World Catskills Reports $37 Million Q2 Loss

Resorts World Catskills opened in Upstate New York in February of this year with a promise to revitalize the area. Its launch was even heralded as “the rebirth of the Catskills.” But figures suggest the casino is struggling to make...
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Crown Resorts Taking NSW Government to Court Over Views at Barangaroo Casino

Crown Resorts is taking legal action against the New South Wales government, with the goal of stopping a proposed development that Crown says could disrupt the views at its Barangaroo luxury casino complex. Crown Resorts is taking action over new developments...
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MGM Resorts Tacks on Mandatory 20 Percent Spa Service Charge, as Las Vegas Operators Continue Rubbing Guests Wrong Way

MGM Resorts is no longer leaving spa tipping decisions up to patrons. Guests who wish to receive spa services will soon be forced to pay a 20 percent service fee, regardless of how good that service actually was, which is...
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New York Lawmaker: MGM Resorts Should Withdraw October 1 Victims Lawsuit, Otherwise No Deal for Yonkers Casino

New York State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Yonkers) says if MGM Resorts doesn’t withdraw its lawsuit filed against victims of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, the state should block the casino company’s purchase of Empire City in Yonkers....
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Caesars CEO Mark Frissora Buys Nearly $1M Worth of Company Shares

Caesars CEO Mark Frissora tried to calm investor fears last week after he revealed during the company’s second quarter conference call that Las Vegas was seeing softening demand. Mark Frissora is betting big on Caesars Entertainment, as the company’s CEO.....
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Lady Gaga MGM Las Vegas Residency Shows Casino Operator A-List Entertainment Focus Expanding

Lady Gaga will call MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas Park Theater home beginning December 28. MGM announced the deal on Tuesday, saying it has negotiated a Strip residency agreement with the pop superstar that will run for a minimum of 27...
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2,200 March in Macau Labor Protest Demanding Better Benefits, Working Conditions from Melco Resorts

According to a report by GGRAsia.com, a Macau-based activism group said that nearly 2,200 people marched in a protest against Melco Resorts and Entertainment, demanding better benefits and work conditions from the company. Macau gaming workers have protested r...
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FanDuel Group Teams Up with Boyd Gaming in Bid to Corner US Sports Betting Market

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming have formed a joint strategic partnership to offer land-based and digital sports betting in the US. The first ever FanDuel branded sports book opened at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, last month. The company’s new deal with...
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