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Casino City's Friday Five: Billions of dollars edition

8 September 2017
The Parq Vancouver. It's that time of week again, and we've got it all – compacts, debuts and (our personal favorite) multimillion-dollar jackpots. 1. California ratifies compact with Wilton Rancheria Tribe Early this week, the California State Assembly and California State Senate ratified a tribal-state gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria Tribe. ... (read more)
 

Casino City's Friday Five: The Las Vegas excitement edition

1 September 2017
MGM promises the pinnacle of VR tech. (photo by Zero Latency)Another week has come and gone, and the gambling world still turns. For this edition of Casino City's Friday Five, we've got everything from virtual reality excitement to penalty fine firsts. We've also got quite a bit of news coming out of Las Vegas. ... (read more)
 

888 Holdings fined over £7.8 million

31 August 2017
Players placed a total of £3.5 million into their accounts during those 13 months. 888, one of the largest gambling operators in Britain and owner of 888 Casino, has been slapped with a £7.8 million ($10 million) fine after a technical glitch in its software enabled self-excluded players to place bets via 888's bingo platform. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 casino openings, expansions and renovations

28 July 2017
Renovation season is upon us, and casinos around the globe are shelling out some serious bucks in the name of improvement — just another industry requirement. You can't expect to pull in the customers without the hottest new amenities, after all. Just wait until you see what's coming up on this list. ... (read more)
 

PokerStars announces plans to refund PKR players

6 July 2017
Today, PokerStars.com announced its intention to pay back PKR players who lost money after the rival poker site's sudden shutdown. Back in May, online poker site PKR was suspended by Microgaming due to financial difficulties, leaving thousands of players high and dry. For more than 48 hours before the ... (read more)
 

New York Senate passes online poker bill

14 June 2017
The bill will now head to the Assembly. The New York Senate yesterday passed a bill — S 3898A — that would legalize and regulate online poker, continuing last year's efforts and picking up where the Senate Finance Committee's vote in May left off. The bill received a 54-8 vote. In June 2016, the New York Senate approved an online gambling bill by a 53-5 vote, but moved no further. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 facts and figures about Foxwoods Resort Casino

12 June 2017
Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut, is one of the most popular gaming destinations in the Northeast. The property has been going strong since its opening, undergoing multiple renovations and additions and hitting milestones that often accompany running such a large-scale operation. ... (read more)
 

Pennsylvania House says 'yes' to online gambling

8 June 2017
VGTs and tax rates are the major sticking points. Two weeks after Pennsylvania's Senate passed HB 271, a bill to legalize online gambling, the House concurred on Wednesday night, passing the bill as a gaming package that includes the legalization of online gambling and daily fantasy sports. The final vote was 102-89. ... (read more)
 

Massachusetts takes another step toward legalizing online gambling

7 June 2017
Efforts could continue in 2018. The Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy sports met on Tuesday to discuss the future of online gambling, bills for which have been introduced but haven't made much progress. It was agreed by a majority of commission members that an omnibus approach may be best. ... (read more)

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Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.