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.

Full Story: Las Vegas Revenues Dip In March »

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.

Full Story: Draftkings Sued By C.g. Technology In Patents Filing »

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR REMAINING ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
All eight land operators report return to profit in 2015.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that in 2015 all eight surviving Atlantic City land casinos returned operating profits.

Full Story: Things Are Looking Up For Remaining Atlantic City Casinos »

MORE LEGAL WOES FOR LAS VEGAS SANDS

03rd April, 2016 at 07:36:44
Adelson-owned Macau operations facing a massive claim by former partner.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands operation in Macau faces more legal problems following a Macau court ruling this week that litigation by a former partner can proceed despite an LVS bid to dismiss the case.

Full Story: More Legal Woes For Las Vegas Sands »

VIRTUAL REALITY PROMOTIONS FOR LAS VEGAS

17th March, 2016 at 16:00:29
Visitors Authority launches new VR app.

With virtual reality at the centre of most gambling technology conversations these days, it is perhaps appropriate to mention that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has launched its Virtual Reality Companion app, which helps transport trade show delegates and would-be visitors alike the popular attractions in the entertainment and gambling world centre.

Full Story: Virtual Reality Promotions For Las Vegas »

MARCH MADNESS IS UPON US

16th March, 2016 at 07:53:08
Americans will place $9.2 billon in wagers on this year's NCAA tournament.

The annual US sports betting frenzy that has been dubbed March Madness is once again upon us, with the American Gaming Association estimating this week that Americans will wager $9.2 billion on this year's NCAA tournament....but only $262 million of that will be bet legally through regulated and licensed sports books in Nevada, the land gambling trade association says.

Full Story: March Madness Is Upon Us »

E-SPORTS COME TO ATLANTIC CITY

13th March, 2016 at 08:58:59
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort hosts first tournament in gambling city.

This weekend sees the first eSports tournament to be held in Atlantic City when the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort hosts a Nintendo tournament organised by entrepreneurial siblings Ben and Ari Fox.

Full Story: E-sports Come To Atlantic City »

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL APPOINTS NEW MANAGING EDITOR (Update)

10th March, 2016 at 17:00:51
Adelson family's Nevada newspaper promotes from within.

The Adelson family-owned Nevada newspaper Las Vegas Review Journal announced Wednesday that veteran company newsman Glenn Cook (45) has been appointed managing editor of the publication.

Full Story: Las Vegas Review Journal Appoints New Managing Editor (update) »

WHEELER TAKES WSOPC MAIN EVENT IN LAS VEGAS

08th March, 2016 at 11:49:27
Bests Lisa Hamilton in heads-up play.

Jason Wheeler has emerged victorious taking the Word Series of Poker Circuit Main Event title at Bally's Casino in Las Vegas.

Full Story: Wheeler Takes Wsopc Main Event In Las Vegas »

FORMER ALDERNEY REGULATOR TO HEAD NEVADA-BASED RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

05th March, 2016 at 09:25:01
International Center for Gaming Regulation is a partnership between University of Las Vegas and William S. Boyd School of Law.

Former Alderney chief regulator Andre Wilsenach has been named as head of the newly launched International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR), a first-of-its-kind resource for independent education, research and training programs to aid gaming regulators and emerging jurisdictions around the world.

Full Story: Former Alderney Regulator To Head Nevada-based Research And Education Partnership »

WYNN LAS VEGAS LAUNCH MOBILE SPORTSBETTING APP

29th February, 2016 at 15:38:48
Expands digital footprint, an exciting development.

Wynn Las Vegas launched its new mobile sports betting app on to the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android today (Monday)

Full Story: Wynn Las Vegas Launch Mobile Sportsbetting App »

NEVADA REGULATOR PLACED CONDITIONS ON IOVATION'S LICENCE (Update)

26th February, 2016 at 13:42:16
Did Nevada Gaming Commission note management's involvement in UltimateBet debacle after all?

The online poker industry furore over the award of a Nevada gaming supply licence for Iovation's geo-location technology perhaps failed to note that the Commission cautiously added a few conditions to the award.

Full Story: Nevada Regulator Placed Conditions On Iovation's Licence (update) »

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