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New Jersey iGaming Improves 5% To $10.54m In August
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, September 15th, 2014

After watching its market contract over the summer months, New Jersey’s iGaming industry has continued its return to growth and followed July’s positive result with a 5% improvement in revenues to $10.547 million in August. From that tally, online casino... 

Bankrupt $2.4bn Revel Casino Sold For Just $90m
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 12th, 2014

According to the latest reports, Atlantic City’s $2.4 billion flop, the Revel Casino Hotel, has now been snapped up for $90 million by Florida real-estate developer Glenn Straub. Following announcement of the deal, Mr. Straub, said the purchase represented... 

Illinois Casino Revenues Down 5%, Iowa Up 4% In August
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 11th, 2014

According to the latest results from the Illinois Gaming Board, the state’s 10 casinos generated 5.5% less revenues in August than they did in the same month last year. Casino admissions were also down by 7.5% last month, but while Illinois’ casino... 

Trump Taj Mahal Expected To Close After November 13
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

If things weren’t already bad enough in the New Jersey casino market, The Trump Taj Mahal has now announced that in the absence of any “significant expense reductions, the gambling venue will likely close sometime after November 13, 2014. Trump Entertainment... 

Ohio Casino Revenues Fall Flat In August
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

According to the latest results released by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the state’s four casinos generated $70.7 million in revenues for August, relatively flat compared to the $70.8 million generated in August, 2013, but a 4% improvement on the previous... 

Maryland Casino Revenues Hit Record $80m In August
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, September 8th, 2014

Last month, Maryland added a fifth state casino to its gambling mix and it didn’t take long for the effects to be felt, either, after the state reported a record-breaking month in August with revenues topping $80 million, smashing the previous record of $77.8... 

Martin Scorsese To Direct Melco-Crown Casino Short Film
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Melco-Crown Entertainment is expected to open its new $2.3 billion hotel-casino complex called Studio City in Cotai, Macau, next year, and keen to ensure the gambling venue opens with great fanfare the company has contracted Martin Scorsese to direct a casino-themed... 

RIP Showboat Atlantic City: 1987 To 2014
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

In March 1987, the Showboat Hotel and Casino opened with great fanfare in Atlantic City, but 27 year later the Mardi Gras themed casino has become yet another casualty of New Jersey’s waning gambling industry and has now shut its doors for good. Following... 

Macau Casino Revenues Down For 3rd Straight Month In August
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, September 1st, 2014

Back in June, Macau surprised analysts when its revenues fell for the first time in five years, but the trend has continued into July and now August marking three consecutive months of decline for the Chinese gambling hub. According to Macau’s Gaming Inspection... 

Finally, $2.4m Slot Jackpot Struck After 20 years!
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

MGM produced fifty Lion’s Share slot machines 20 years ago, and five years later 49 were removed leaving just one still remaining at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. There it then stood waiting for the jackpot to be won before officially being retired, a feat...