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Las Vegas Visitors Are Younger, Gambling Less, But Spending More

March 29, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has released its 2022 Visitor Profile Study. The report shows that the city’s tourism industry has been rebounding well from the effects of COVID-19 and the resulting interruption to retail gambling. Some metrics, like international visitation, remain well below 2019 levels. Overall, however, the 2022 numbers show […]

Nevada’s Latest Lottery Legalization Effort Has Union Support

March 22, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

The Nevada Assembly is once again considering the possibility of legislation to create a state lottery. Assembly Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Cameron “C.H.” Miller and Danielle Monroe-Moreno, seeks to repeal a constitutional provision prohibiting lotteries in the state. Miller and Monroe-Moreno are both Democrats representing districts in North Las Vegas. Despite being the most […]

Rancho Mesquite Casino Faces Class Action Over Data Breach

March 1, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A class-action lawsuit filed in Nevada District Court alleges Rancho Mesquite Casino Inc. (RMC) failed to protect its casino customers during a data breach. According to the complaint, the casino operator’s data security measures left its computer systems open to cyberattack. As a result, nearly 230,000 customers had sensitive personal information stolen, including full names and […]

Madison Square Garden to Spin Off Historical Business, Focus on MSG Sphere

January 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp (MSGE) will be splitting in two. The publicly-traded company announced on Jan 13 that it would spin off its “live entertainment business.” In the gambling space, the point of such spin-offs has typically been to create a new company to handle the more modern components of the business. Golden Nugget […]

Claudio Fischer Aborts Strip Resort Plans, Blaming Economic Conditions

January 4, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Chilean businessman Claudio Fischer has worn a lot of hats over the years. However, Las Vegas Strip magnate will not be among them, at least not immediately. Fischer is an important figure in the Latin American casino and hospitality space as the owner of the Sun Dreams chain. His professional history includes such diverse endeavors as owning a large-scale […]

WSOP Announces Dates, Mystery Bounty Opener for 2023 Live Series

December 12, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

It looks like things will be truly back to normal for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2023. Traditionally, the WSOP announces dates for each year’s series in the final weeks of the preceding year. Today, we got that announcement. Caesars, which owns the series, has confirmed that the 54th annual WSOP will take place from May 30 to July 18, 2023. That, […]

Why In-Person Registration Will Cost Illinois Online Casinos

December 8, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

In Mar. 2021, Illinois sent an online casino bill to the state’s House Rules committee. Though that effort stalled, we’ll likely see a similar push in 2023. One unfortunate feature of the original Internet Gaming Act is a six-month window during which in-person registration would be mandatory for Illinois online casinos. That means bettors would have […]

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