Louisiana Set to Compete with Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos

As we reported elsewhere, the Louisiana state legislature passed a law in May to allow riverboat casinos to relocate on land. We spoke a bit about the onerous obstacles the legislature put in the way of the riverboat casinos. In this news report, we’ll talk only about the positive developments—land based casino bonuses, as it were—that observers expect to see in the future as a direct result of the new …

1000s of Casino Workers to Carry Panic Buttons

There has long been a sense that hitting on casino personnel, particularly the pretty young women who serve drinks, is one of the many casino bonuses of traveling to a land based casino for a long weekend or longer. That attitude is quickly changing. As part of the deal that prevented a strike by casino workers in Las Vegas, thousands of casino workers will receive panic buttons which will alert casino …

Two New Casinos Open in Atlantic City

The online casino market in New Jersey has been regulated for some time with land based casinos only allowed to offer online gambling services. In late June, Hard Rock Casino opened a land-based operation and immediately began competing with the established online casinos with one of its own. In addition, Ocean Resort Casino began land-based operations in the city at the same time. Reviving Casinos Hard Rock Casino on land …

Why would Ontario Sell 3 Provincial Casinos for Far Less than Market Value?

The provincial government of Ontario has come under serious criticism for the sale of some of its land based casinos for far less than they were worth. The latter point is the assessment of industry and business observers who say that the casinos were sold for little more than a single year’s revenues. The sale was completed in January of this year but the ramifications of it are just now …

3 Choctaw Casinos in Mississippi Begin Taking Sports Bets

The three land based casinos run by the Choctaw Native American Tribe in Mississippi are quickly working through the process to offer sports betting in the state. In addition to all the casino bonuses these casinos offer, legal sports betting will be a welcome addition to the casinos repertoire of games and other attractions. The three casinos are the Golden Moon at Pearl River Resort, the Silver Star Casino, and …

$25,000,000 Expansion at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Scientific Games Corporation has been in the news twice this month. First, it announced that it had extended its cooperative venture with the Kentucky Lottery Corporation for eight more years. This week, it finalized an agreement with Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Washington State to supply games, systems, and creative casino-based solutions. Helping the Casino Expand Scientific Games Corporation is a well-known Las Vegas company. The deal with Quinault …

A $350,000,000 Gamble in Atlantic City!

Although the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is still a bit more than four weeks away from its Grand Opening date of June 28, news continues to get out about how the casino intends to combine the two concepts of casino gambling and family-friendly resort activities and amenities. One of the family oriented activities will be free games, not the casino kind but the kind of free games parents …

25,000 Casino & Hotel Workers OK Strike in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Culinary Union has authorized a strike against the city’s casinos. The strike authorization set June 1 as the date on which the strike might begin. By not specifying an exact starting date for the strike, the union leaves open the possibility that the strike might be averted through last minute negotiations. Plentiful food at both low prices and world class excellence are among the non-gambling casino bonuses …

Seventh Grader Goes Viral Opposing a New Casino

A seventh grade student in the town of Sudbury, Ontario, Jack Gouchie, posted a letter explaining why he is opposed to having another land based casino built in the town. The letter details three reasons why it isn’t a good idea to build another casino in Sudbury and by extension in any town. The direct implication is that it is better all around for casino gaming fans to play casino …

Resort World Catskills Popular with New York City Celebs

There are two basic kinds of casino bonuses: the kind that you get when you play at an online casino and the kind you get when you play at a land based casino. The news this week is that the recently opened Resorts World Catskills is garnering a large following including many celebrities who make the short trip from New York. Integrated Resort Resort World Catskills was first proposed amid …

Nevada Gambling Board Working on Sexual Harassment Protocols

There is news out of Nevada that shines a light on the entire issue of sexual harassment. It also adds another item to the list of advantages online casinos enjoy over land based casinos. When you access free money at an online casino through their bonus codes, you never have to worry about being sexually harassed while you’re playing the games, while you’re standing around the roulette wheel or craps …

Eldorado Resorts Parts with $1.85 Billion and Buys Tropicana Casinos

Eldorado Resorts, based in Reno, Nevada, has announced that it is buying seven Tropicana properties from famed hedge fund manager, Carl Icahn, for the stunning price of $1.85 billion. The sale will include seven properties including the Atlantic City casino and properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Indiana, Missouri, and Louisiana. The purchaser is Eldorado Resorts which is already a major force in the US casino industry. The CEO of Eldorado Resorts …