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Robert De Niro Opens Luxury Nobu Hotel In The Philippines
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

In 1994, celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa opened his first Nobu restaurant in New York, and 21 years later there are now 30 Nobu restaurants spread out across the globe. The latest venue to carry the Nobu name, however, is a luxurious 321-room... 

Riviera Casino Liquidation Auction In Full Swing
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Las Vegas Strip’s iconic Riviera Hotel & Casino shut down on May 4th in order to pave the way for an expansive new $2.3 billion development project, theLas Vegas Global Business District, which aims to take the area’s convention industry “25... 

Ohio Casino Revenues Rise 0.7% To $69.5m In April
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its casino results for April, revealing a slight 0.7% increase in revenues to $69.5 million compared to the $69 million taken in the same month last year. Overall, The Buckeye State has generated $274.4 million in... 

Maryland Casinos Up 24.5% To $88.9m In April
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its casino results for April, revealing a 24.5% rise in revenues to $88.9 million, compared to the same month in 2014. Excluding the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore which only opened its doors in August 2014,... 

RIP Riviera Hotel and Casino: 1955 To 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Riviera opened back in 1955, and soon became one of the most famous casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, with some of its most notable entertainers over the years including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Liberace, and Bob Hope. The venue was even used by Martin... 

Macau Casinos Down For 11th Straight Month In April
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, May 4th, 2015

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has released its latest casino figures for April 2015, revealing a 39% decline in revenues to $2.42 billion compared to the same month last year. Following five years of growth, the Chinese gambling resort has... 

New Hampshire Says No To Casino Gambling Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, May 1st, 2015

There are currently 20 states in the US which allow casinos, and while New Hampshire already has a number of poker rooms, as well as horse/dog tracks spread throughout its borders, and was the first state to establish a lottery in 1964, the Granite State looks... 

Las Vegas Sands Profits Plunge 34% In Q1 2015
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) is not only famous for being one of the world’s biggest casino companies, but it is also noted for its controversial CEO Sheldon Adelson, whose anti-online gambling stance has made him fiercely unpopular amongst the whole US poker... 

Grandmother Denied $41 Million Slots Jackpot At Iowa Casino
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, April 27th, 2015

During a family outing in 2011, Pauline McKee couldn’t believe her incredible good fortune after it appeared she had won a penny slot jackpot at the Isle Hotel Casino in Waterloo, Iowa. As the machine stated at the time: “The reels have rolled your way!... 

New Jersey Online Poker Falls 29.3% to $2.27m In March
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has released its latest results for March, and while online gambling as a whole noted a 9.8% improvement in revenues to $13.2 million, its poker vertical proved extremely disappointing with business plummeting...