NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE FOCUSES ON ADELSON'S NEWSPAPER

23rd May, 2016 at 08:21:22
The Las Vegas Review Journal has lost a dozen journalists in the last six months.

Las Vegas land casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's controversial and allegedly stealth acquisition of the Nevada newspaper Las Vegas Review Journal for $140 million last year (see previous reports) continues to attract media attention, with the New York Times publishing a lengthy article over the weekend here:

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CG TECHNOLOGY IN HOT WATER WITH NEVADA GAMING AUTHORITY

18th May, 2016 at 15:58:26
Known software issue underpays thousands of customers.

CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) is the subject of a formal complaint laid by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) for allegedly underpaying customers on over 20,000 winning bets totalling $700 000.

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ONLINE CASINO GAMING A POSSIBILITY IN NEVADA?

18th May, 2016 at 08:42:45
Positive New Jersey experience could influence regulators.

Last week's Nevada Gaming Policy Committee hearing was remarkable for more than the enthusiasm around eSports; almost eclipsed by that and the discussions on fantasy sports was a real interest in the possible introduction of online casino gaming.

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NEVADA INTEREST IN E-SPORTS IS GROWING

16th May, 2016 at 08:48:17
Possibilities discussed, and a further session on the vertical scheduled.

According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada government is becoming increasingly interested in the eSports vertical as an additional revenue source through betting and hosting eSports events.

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WILL CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT BE SOLD?

14th May, 2016 at 09:48:24
Wall Street Journal reports several bids have been made to acquire profitable online arm of land gambling group.

Shares in Caesars Acquisition Company rose 9 percent after hours Friday following a Wall Street Journal report that successful online subsidiary Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) had been the subject of several acquisition bids, and that the parent group was considering its position.

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APRIL REVENUES UP IN ATLANTIC CITY

12th May, 2016 at 21:40:51
Online casino performance the best yet.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission chairman Matt Levinson had good news Thursday, announcing that Atlantic City revenues (including the online contribution) were up 8.1 percent year-on-year to $215 million in April 2016.

Full Story: April Revenues Up In Atlantic City »

JUDICIAL SETBACK FOR LAS VEGAS SANDS (Update)

12th May, 2016 at 12:52:33
Adelson's attempt to remove Clark County judge fails again.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands group has again failed in its attempts to remove feisty Clark County Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez as the presiding judicial officer in the company's acrimonious but revealing wrongful termination litigation with former LVS China chief executive Steve Jacobs (see previous reports).

Full Story: Judicial Setback For Las Vegas Sands (update) »

NEVADA REGULATOR TO DISCUSS E-SPORTS THIS WEEK

11th May, 2016 at 09:05:08
Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting to be opened by Governor Sandoval.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is to discuss the eSports phenomenon on May 13 at a Gaming Policy Committee meeting opened by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and featuring presentations by eSports interested parties.

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ANOTHER JOURNALIST DEPARTS ADELSON FAMILY'S NEWSPAPER

10th May, 2016 at 08:52:38
Las Vegas Review Journal writer Jennifer Robison departs.

Professional staff turnover at the Las Vegas Review Journal, a Las Vegas newspaper purchased for a reportedly inflated price of $140 million last year by the Adelson family (see previous reports) continues to be brisk, with Jennifer Robison the latest respected journo to depart.

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CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT TURNS IN ANOTHER SOLID QUARTERLY

06th May, 2016 at 08:43:10
But parent group stock obligations dilutes the positive impact.

The latest quarterly from Caesars Acquisition Company group shows that subsidiary Caesars Interactive Entertainment turned in another solid performance in the quarter.

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TOP LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL COLUMNIST RESIGNS (Update)

29th April, 2016 at 09:43:32
Ban on writing about Adelson and Wynn the final straw for long-time writer John L. Smith.

The row at the Las Vegas Review Journal in which editor Keith Moyer indicated that he would not permit long-time columnist John L. Smith to write about Las Vegas casino owners Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn (see previous report) came to a head this week with the resignation of the respected columnist.

Full Story: Top Las Vegas Review-journal Columnist Resigns (update) »

LAS VEGAS REVENUES DIP IN MARCH

28th April, 2016 at 18:07:41
3 percent year-on-year slide recorded.

Nevada regulators reported Thursday that gambling revenue for March 2016 slipped 3 percent year-on-year, with the casinos winning $951 million. The decrease was attributed mainly to lower winnings in the Las Vegas casinos.

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CONFLICT ISSUE AT ADELSON NEWSPAPER

26th April, 2016 at 08:35:39
Should Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith write about his ultimate employer?

US media reports Monday were debating a possible conflict of interest issue involving the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal (bought by the Adelson family recently) and columnist John L. Smith, who has had a legal brush with Sheldon Adelson in the past.

Full Story: Conflict Issue At Adelson Newspaper »

LAS VEGAS SIGHTS SET ON E-SPORTS

25th April, 2016 at 09:10:26
Casino resort operators are increasingly eyeing the potential of a rising activity with a young demographic.

Among the many informative articles on eSports which surfaced over the weekend was one from ESPN examining the response of the traditional gambling industry to the fast rising vertical and its market-coveted young 18 to 34 years age demographic.

Full Story: Las Vegas Sights Set On E-sports »

DRAFTKINGS SUED BY C.G. TECHNOLOGY IN PATENTS FILING

09th April, 2016 at 09:16:13
Alleges 8 cases of "wilful infringement" of its US patents.

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is facing a new challenge this week after news broke that CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming and Wagering) has filed litigation alleging 8 instances of infringements of its US patents and seeking increased damages and attorneys' fees.

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