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  • VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Retiring Julian Serrano to Close Picasso, José Andrés Opening 5th Strip Eatery
    by Corey Levitan on May 16, 2024 at 1:43 am

    Las Vegas culinary icon Julian Serrano is closing up his Picasso after 25 years at the Bellagio. It’s part of a transition toward retirement by the celebrity chef, at least according to a press release from MGM Resorts. Serrano, a two-time winner of the prestigious James Beard Award — for Best Chef Pacific 1998 and The post VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Retiring Julian Serrano to Close Picasso, José Andrés Opening 5th Strip Eatery appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Minnesota’s Running Aces Racino Adds More Casinos to RICO Suit
    by Philip Conneller on May 15, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    Minnesota harness racing track Running Aces has added two more casinos to a federal racketeering suit that claims tribal operators in the state are running “illegal” games. Last month, the Columbus, Minn.-based racino sued the Grand Casino Hinckley, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, and Treasure Island Resort. Running Aces claims they conduct class III card games The post Minnesota’s Running Aces Racino Adds More Casinos to RICO Suit appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Las Vegas Gaming Pub Battle Could Fray Family Ties
    by Todd Shriber on May 15, 2024 at 9:10 pm

    The Las Vegas Valley is home to hundreds of bars, pubs, restaurants, and taverns at which customers can play keno, slots, and video poker. As the owner of more than 70 such venues, Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ: GDEN) is the dominant operator of Sin City gaming bars, but it could face new competition and it could The post Las Vegas Gaming Pub Battle Could Fray Family Ties appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Mirage on Las Vegas Strip Announces Official Closing Date
    by Corey Levitan on May 15, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    The Mirage now has an official closing date, and it’s coming up fast. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which operates the Las Vegas Strip casino resort, announced on Tuesday that will shut it down on July 17. That’s so it can be transformed into the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las The post Mirage on Las Vegas Strip Announces Official Closing Date appeared first on Casino.org.

  • iGaming, Sports Betting Promotions Not Easing, Claims Analyst
    by Todd Shriber on May 15, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    It was widely believed that as the iGaming and online sports wagering industries matured and as analysts and investors demanded tighter focuses on profitability, promotional spending would rationalize. One analyst said that while that’s happening, the extent to which promotional expenditures have declined is debatable. In a note to clients today, Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo The post iGaming, Sports Betting Promotions Not Easing, Claims Analyst appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Nassau Community College Won’t Lobby for Sands Casino
    by Todd Shriber on May 15, 2024 at 6:52 pm

    Nassau Community College is paying a lobbying firm, but that doesn’t mean the educational institution will push New York lawmakers to approve a gaming license for Las Vegas Sands at Nassau Hub. State lobbying records indicate the junior college hired Shenker Russo & Clark, LLP last year at a rate of $5,000 per month and recently The post Nassau Community College Won’t Lobby for Sands Casino appeared first on Casino.org.

  • More Women Accuse Vegas Magician David Copperfield of Sexual Misconduct — Report
    by Corey Levitan on May 15, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    One thing David Copperfield can’t make disappear are the charges of sexual misconduct hounding him since 2007. A new investigation by The Guardian adds several new names to the Las Vegas magician’s list of accusers. More than half said they were 15 to 17 years old at the time. The British newspaper reported that its The post More Women Accuse Vegas Magician David Copperfield of Sexual Misconduct — Report appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Planned Encore Boston Harbor Addition Halted Due to Dispute with City
    by Ed Silverstein on May 15, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    A proposed expansion at the Encore Boston Harbor has been postponed indefinitely after a disagreement broke out between casino officials and city leaders over fees and taxes. The post Planned Encore Boston Harbor Addition Halted Due to Dispute with City appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Nevada Suspects to Appear in Court After 44 Pounds of Fentanyl Seized at Casino
    by Ed Silverstein on May 15, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    Three men are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday after 213K fentanyl pills were found in a Henderson, Nev. gaming property parking lot. The post Nevada Suspects to Appear in Court After 44 Pounds of Fentanyl Seized at Casino appeared first on Casino.org.

  • Las Vegas Sands’ Dr. Miriam Adelson Makes First Political Donation in Nearly Two Years
    by Devin O'Connor on May 15, 2024 at 3:46 pm

    Donald Trump presumably needs Dr. Miriam Adelson this 2024 presidential election cycle. The post Las Vegas Sands’ Dr. Miriam Adelson Makes First Political Donation in Nearly Two Years appeared first on Casino.org.

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  • The Impact of Advanced Technology on Online Casino Gaming
    by admin2 on May 15, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    The world of online casino gaming has seen radical changes over the past few years. With the introduction of improved technology, punters have been able to experience online casino gaming like never before. Technology has managed to enter almost every industry and make positive changes that have given users more freedom and engagement, regardless of

  • ASA Condemns Festival Free Bets’ Advertisement Featuring Under-25 Personality
    by Vanja Mitic on May 15, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reproached Festival Free Bets for an advertisement seen on X (formerly Twitter) on 12 March 2024, featuring Astrid Wett, who was 23 at the time, at Cheltenham racecourse. This ad raised concerns over adherence to UK gambling advertising regulations due to Wett’s age. Unanswered concerns from Festival Free Bets:

  • REEVO Unveils Four Celestial Creatures Slot, Strikes Distribution Deal with Dench eGaming Solutions
    by Vanja Mitic on May 15, 2024 at 1:24 pm

    REEVO’s latest slot release, Four Celestial Creatures, casts new light on the world of Asian Mythology, inviting players to immerse themselves in an epic journey featuring mythical animal beings, mystery prizes and jackpots. Discover ancient powers: Launching on May 15,  Four Celestial Creatures is a 50-payline game where each spin holds the promise of encountering

  • Petersburg Withholds $1.4B Casino Proposal, Stirs Transparency Concerns Amid Controversial Selection Process
    by Vanja Mitic on May 15, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    Petersburg, Virginia officials have declined to release the winning proposal for the city’s ambitious casino project, citing the cancellation of the competitive bidding process and the absence of an awarded contract to Maryland-based Cordish Companies, the prospective developer. Shaunta’ Beasley, Petersburg’s Freedom of Information Act officer, stated in an email, “Therefore, the file is closed

  • Cherokee-Backed Group Counters Proposed Amendment Threatening Pope County Casino License, Sparks Legal Battle in Arkansas Gaming Sector
    by Johnny K. on May 15, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    Investing in Arkansas, a Cherokee-backed group, has been established to counter a proposed constitutional amendment that aims to repeal the contentious Pope County casino license. This development adds another layer to the ongoing legal battles initiated by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokee Nation over the profitable gaming license. Jennifer McGill from Russellville leads Investing

  • Buzz Bingo in Advanced Talks to Acquire Two Major UK Bingo Clubs
    by Johnny K. on May 15, 2024 at 12:33 pm

    Buzz Bingo, the UK’s leading omnichannel bingo brand, has announced that it is in advanced discussions to acquire two of the largest bingo clubs in the UK, namely the MERKUR sites located in Cricklewood and Northampton, according to an official press release published by MERKUR Casino. These two high-performing clubs complement Buzz Bingo’s existing locations,

  • Philippine Gaming Industry Hits Record High: Q1 Revenues Surge to PHP81.70 Billion, E-Games Sector Leads Remarkable Growth
    by Vanja Mitic on May 15, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has unveiled impressive figures, revealing that the country’s gross gaming revenues (GGR) for the first quarter of the year surged to PHP81.70 billion ($1.42 billion). This marks an 18.54 percent increase from the PHP68.92 billion ($1.20 billion) recorded in the same period last year, setting a new record

  • Ontario Superior Court Upholds iGaming Ontario’s Authority Over Online Gaming, Dismissing Mohawk Council Challenge
    by Vanja Mitic on May 14, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has rendered a verdict dismissing the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke’s (MCK) legal challenge against the Ontario government’s authorization of online gaming in the province. This decision marks a significant milestone in the ongoing debate over the regulation of online gambling in Ontario. Ontario’s regulatory framework: In Ontario, iGaming Ontario (iGO) collaborates

  • Anwar Ibrahim’s Resolute Stand Against Casino Expansion in Malaysia
    by Vanja Mitic on May 14, 2024 at 12:47 pm

    Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s recent declaration categorically rebuffing the notion of approving a second casino in Malaysia has stirred significant discourse within the nation. During an exclusive interview with Bloomberg TV’s Haslinda Amin at the Qatar Economic Forum on May 14, Anwar left no room for ambiguity, firmly asserting, “Affirmative no,” when questioned about

  • Caitlin Clark’s March Madness Stirs 540% Surge in Betting Activity
    by Johnny K. on May 14, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    The fervor surrounding Caitlin Clark during March Madness has reverberated across the United States, with Optimove providing statistical evidence of the phenomenon. According to analysis conducted by Optimove Insights, betting activity surged by an astounding 540% on average during games featuring the standout player from the Iowa Hawkeyes. Clark made headlines during March Madness by