Land Based Casino News

What is happening at my local casinos as well as globally? If there is news to be told we will find it and reported it. Whether it is your neighborhood casinos or other destinations, we cover casino news around the world. Come to us for the latest openings, closures newest additions and hottest entertainment. Check here when planning your next trip to places like Las Vegas, Macau or Europe.

Macau Grants SJM and MGM Extensions to 2022

Added on March 17, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

The government of Macau, an autonomous region on the south coast of China, has officially approved the extension of gaming permits until June 26, 2022… …for both SJM Holdings and MGM China Holdings. Although it was expected from Macau officials to make such a move, they said in an announcement that they did this in ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

New Mexico Gets Its Second Sportsbook

Added on March 17, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

New Mexico launched a new sportsbook this Monday, which is the second sportsbook that was opened in this southwestern US state. This latest addition was introduced by the Pojoaque Pueblo tribe. The first sportsbook was launched back in October of 2018, at the Santa Ana Star Casino hotel in Santa Ana Pueblo. It was the ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Mohegan Sun Teams Up With MLS's New Your City FC

Added on March 11, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

As a continuation of a relatively new trend that sprung from last year’s sports betting liberalization… …yet another major gambling operator decided to form bonds with a professional sports franchise. This time around, Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort from Connecticut has signed a strategic partnership with Major League Soccer’s (MLS) New York City FC. The ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Caesars Suffers Due To Overlooking Asia

Added on March 10, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Las Vegas-headquartered, Caesars Entertainment, is likely to experience a lack of prospects in the future due to overlooking the Asian market. The company’s current focus is mainly its home market – however, such restrictions in policy may lead to numerous missed opportunities on this massive market of big potential. Carl Icahn’s come back to the ... Read more

By Aleksandra Zolotic

Macau Casinos 3-year EBITDA Gain at Risk

Added on March 9, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

According to the predictions coming from JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Ltd analysts… …casinos in Macau could see a negative EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) for the first time in the past three years. The analysts are not that positive about this issue, because according to them, there isn’t any support for ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Caesars and Carl Icahn Discuss Company Board Composition

Added on March 4, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Billionaire, Carl Icahn, is at it again with Caesars Entertainment – and while he still may have not given up on actually purchasing the gambling conglomerate, right now he’s devising the company’s board constituents along with affiliated entities. Caesars’ deal with Icahn is looking to appoint three new directors… …which comes right after his acquisition ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

MGM Recounts $1.6BN Northfield Park Acquisition

Added on March 2, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

During a pep rally for the venue’s employees, MGM Resorts International (which earlier this month partnered with the Sacramento Kings), has set forth the rebranded Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park acquisition which is expected to be finalized by April. The future MGM Northfield Park – a facility whose purchase price is $1.6 billion – offers ... Read more

By Jim Murphy

Churchill Downs to Acquire Majority Stake in River Downs

Added on February 27, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

According to Chicago’s Daily Herald, Churchill Downs is on the cusp of clinching a majority stake of Midwest Gaming that owns Rivers Casino Des Plaines property in Illinois. The acquisition of 50.1% in shares of the company is close at hand and is principally motivated by the eventual expanding beyond Arlington International Racecourse and the ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Wynn Macau Only Resort to Win Eight Forbes 5 Stars

Added on February 24, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Wynn Macau, a luxury hotel and casino resort in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China… …has once again obtained an award from the world-famous Forbes magazine. The resort again remains the only resort in the world with a total of eight Five-Star awards on the 2019 Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Hard Rock Sacramento Due to Open This Fall

Added on February 21, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Residents of Sacramento will soon get their premium destination of gambling purveyance, as the highly-anticipated, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino venue, plans to admit its first punters and guests sometime during the fall of 2019! This week, a ceremony was held at Fire Mountain (the exact location of the future facility) as part of celebrations ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Osaka Files in Official Casino Bid

Added on February 18, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Japan’s major media outlets have previewed the prefecture of Osaka’s official proposal for an integrated casino resort (IR), with the official announcement by city officials planned for either this or the following week. A number of major US-based casino operators are looking to invest in the country’s three future land-based properties… …and have made an ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

MGM Resorts Among Best Employers for Diversity

Added on February 16, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Renowned American company, MGM Resorts International, which recently laid out its financial goals through 2021, has gained more well-deserved recognition. This time, world-known business magazine, Forbes, named MGM Resorts one of America’s ‘best employers for diversity’ in 2019. In partnership with online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal, Statista, Forbes assembled a list for ... Read more

By Tamara Vucinic

Indiana Passes Casino Bill, Inches Closer to Sports Betting

Added on February 13, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Indiana has finally moved on towards regulated gaming by making a giant statement of intent: Indiana State Senate’s Public Policy Committee has approved a relocation of riverboat gambling license to a land-based site for a local operator, Spectacle Entertainment. The Bill 552 – which is to be sent to Indiana State Senate’s Appropriations Committee – ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Mississippi Approves Long Beach Harbor Resort Construction

Added on February 6, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

The Mississippi Gaming Commission has unanimously decided to grant approval of the site in the Gulf Coast region for construction of this state’s future thirteenth casino – Long Beach Harbor Resort. Last Wednesday’s motion by the official regulator concerns the town of Long Beach, former home of the Kmart Corporation. The as of yet unused ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic

Ocean Resort Casino Finds New Owner in Luxor Capital

Added on February 3, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Under-fire Ocean Resort Casino is about to be taken over by new ownership. The Atlantic City venue, which has been marred with numerous issues of the financial and legal nature, has revealed that new owner, New York-based hegde fund, Luxor Capital Group, will be providing a series of investments intended to bring improvements to the ... Read more

By Andrej Vidovic