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Ohio Casinos Down 1% to $63M in January
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

In 2017, Ohio’s four casinos saw their revenues increase by 2.6% compared to a 7.1% gain for its racinos, with gaming experts attributing the racinos’ popularity to their advantageous suburban locations, easier parking, and safer environments. The situation... 

Nevada Poker Revenue Up 0.6% to $118M In 2017
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 12th, 2018

In 2017, Nevada’s poker rooms generated $118.4 million in revenue, representing a slight 0.6% increase worth an extra $800,000 compared to the previous year. Encouragingly, the amount won by the state’s 71 poker rooms was the highest recorded since... 

West Virginia Gears Up for Sports Betting Decision
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 9th, 2018

Ahead of New Jersey’s sports gambling case in the Supreme Court this summer, West Virginia has introduced two individual bills in the House (HB4396) and Senate (SB415) designed to cut down on the reaction time required in order to set up a regulated sports... 

Smoking in Casinos Causes Toxic Legacy
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 9th, 2018

Smoking may be banned in most casinos across the US, but these venues are still coated in massive amounts of toxic residue left behind from the time when it was permitted, according to a new study conducted by San Diego State University (SDSU). In scientific terms,... 

Unibet Poker Named IGA Poker Operator of the Year
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Each year, the International Gaming Awards (IGA) honors the best the gambling industry has produced over the past year, with awards being handed out across a range of different categories. One category includes the Poker Operator of the Year award, which this year... 

Maryland Casino Revenue Up 1.2% in January
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Maryland Lottery and Gaming has released its latest results for January, revealing a mere 1.2% increase in revenues to $127.8 million compared to the $126.2 million collected in the same month last year. January also marks the first full month in which a year-over-year... 

Eric Afriat Collects Second Career WPT Title
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 5th, 2018

At the weekend, Eric Afriat collected a second career WPT title after taking down the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City for $651,928. The victory comes almost four years after the Canadian pro won the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in Hollywood,... 

China Mulls Extending Gambling to Hainan
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, February 5th, 2018

China is currently exploring the possibility of legalizing gambling in Hainan, the country’s southernmost province consisting of a number of tropical islands with sandy beaches, sunny weather, and an already well-developed tourist industry. The development... 

Macau Casino Growth in January the Highest in Four Years
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Macau’s casino market has started the year in style after posting a huge 36.4% year-on-year revenue increase to $3.3 billion for January compared to the same month in 2017. Not only did that figure represents its biggest growth spike since February of 2014,... 

Dispute Over Smoking Ban’s Impact on Illinois Casinos
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

A decade after Illinois introduced its smoking ban at commercial casinos across the state, the Tobacco Control journal, which reviews the health consequences of tobacco use, has released a study stating that Illinois’s gambling venues have suffered no negative... 

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