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Las Vegas Strip Revenues Fall in October, Mandalay Bay Tragedy Continues to Impact Casinos

The Las Vegas mass shooting on October 1 led to a decrease in gambling revenue last month, as Strip casinos saw their wins lowered by six percent. The lower intake was anticipated following the Mandalay Bay shooting that slaughtered 58 country music concert attendees. Visitors, particularly from Asia, remained wary of coming to Las Vegas after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and himself on October 1. The predicted cancellations and lower bookings impacted overall revenues for the month. (Image: Mark Ralston/Getty) Strong performances off the...

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Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino Can Stay Mum on Fatality, Thanks to Gaming Compact

A little-known Connecticut gaming compact clause means the state’s Foxwoods Casino, run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, won’t have to disclose details of how a patron died on property. Mashantucket Pequot police officers are sworn to protect the safety of Foxwoods Resort Casino guests, but not necessarily divulge details of non-criminal incidences at the property. (Image: The Day) In-House Fatality On October 24, Mashantucket Pequot police said they responded to an escalator injury shortly after 1 am. A guest was transported to a...

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2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Schedule Announced

While many may be prepping for the upcoming holiday season, the folks at the PokerStars Championships are getting things prepared for 2018. That’s because pretty much as soon as the hangovers wear off after New Year’s Eve, the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will begin. Now we know the schedule for what has become one of the premiere events on the tournament poker calendar. It seems that the authorities at the PokerStars Championships have learned their lessons from last year’s experiments. Instead of lopping the PCA in with the...

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College Football Betting Threatens to Surpass NFL at Vegas Sportsbooks

When it comes to sports betting in the United States, there’s no doubt that football is king. But while the NFL has historically been the main driver of that wagering, many sportsbooks are now saying that college football has become the game of choice for bettors. College football games like last Saturday’s Iron Bowl clash between Alabama and Auburn are garnering more attention from bettors. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty) According to a report by The New York Times, overall betting at Las Vegas sportsbooks is still strong. But the divide in the...

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Amax Holdings strikes 3-year deal to operate Genting Crown Casino VIP room

Amax Holdings strikes 3-year deal to operate Genting Crown Casino VIP room

Hong Kong-listed gaming investor Amax International Holdings has finally named the Cambodian gaming venue that houses the VIP room that the erstwhile casino junket company will operate. In a filing, Amax announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Victor Mind Global Ltd. has signed a three-year license agreement with Crown Resorts Co. Ltd. for the exploration of a VIP room in the Southeast Asian country. Under the deal, Crown Resorts has agreed to rent the Target VIP room in the Genting Crown Casino in Poipet starting Dec. 1. Amax will...

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Ninja Casino player able to cash out massive winnings within a five-minute time frame

Ninja Casino player able to cash out massive winnings within a five-minute time frame

When it comes to a big online casino win, players usually have to wait for some time to earn their windfall. It is not uncommon for larger jackpots to be broken up into smaller amounts with payments made in installments, depending on the site and amount won. Last week, a player of Ninja Casino earned a massive prize and was paid in just five minutes! The quick transaction was possible due to the site’s unique payment solution. Global Gaming’s Ninja Casino was able to process one of the largest winnings ever in record time thanks...

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Japan pushes for speedy passage of gambling addiction bill

Japan pushes for speedy passage of gambling addiction bill

Japan’s ruling coalition is pressing legislators to approve a gambling addiction bill before they head home for their winter break. On Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito reintroduced a bill aimed to mitigate the potential social harms that could arise from the country’s plans to authorize casino gambling for the first time. Japan passed casino enabling legislation in December 2016, setting up the need to pass the so-called Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation bill...

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VIP, premium mass drive Macau’s gaming revenue up 23% in November

VIP, premium mass drive Macau’s gaming revenue up 23% in November

November marks the 16th consecutive month of growth for the world’s gambling hub of Macau. Casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the city state grew 22.6 percent year-on-year in November to reach MOP23 billion (US$2.9 billion), according to data released by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The November GGR result beat analysts’ growth estimates of 19 percent. The latest figures brings Macau’s market tally for the first 11 months of 2017 to MOP243.04 billion, up 19.5 percent compared to the same period last year, government...

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Sea Hunter from Play’n GO coming December 14

Sea Hunter from Play’n GO coming December 14

After the successful debut of Hugo 2, the folks at Play’n Go figured you’d be ready for some highly volatile face-paced fun with its new 3-reel, 5 payline video slot Sea Hunter! Available on December 14, 2017, to play on all devices from 5p to £100 per spin, Sea Hunter is set deep in the ocean where players will encounter all kinds of interesting creatures just waiting to be your next target for explosive wins! The key to Sea Hunter is to get back-to-back wins; by doing so you will activate the cannon power-ups, which will be...

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Hugo 2 online slot game — PLAY'N GO

Play’n GO has released Hugo 2, the sequel to its 2016 smash-hit, Hugo.

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