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Trump Taj Mahal Casino Avoids November Closure

According to billionaire investor Carl Icahn unless the Local 54 Unite –HERE union contract was terminated eliminating the expense of pension and health care there was no way for the Casino to survive. On Friday a federal bankruptcy judge voided a union workers contract as part of plan that would save the Casino from closing on November 13th. Bob McDevitt,...

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Atlantic City Boardwalk New Casino in the Works

As the Boardwalk takes four steps backwards with Casino closings it moves one step forward with a new gambling playground. A federal bankruptcy judge Gloria Burns slammed her gavel down last week declaring Revel sold to Brookfield Asset Management for the bargain basement price of $110 million. Revel Casino cost 2.4 billion to build and closed on Septembe...

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Another Atlantic City Casino Partners with KGM Games and Spin Games

Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget Casino has partnered with KGM Gaming and Spin Games to launch GoldenNuggetCasino.com for the New Jersey market. The two gaming companies also secured a partnership in March of this this year with Caesars Entertainment. Over the next few weeks, KGM Gaming intends to integrate Mega Ball, Slot...

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Sentimental Journey Back to Atlantic City Boardwalk

Having recently visited Atlantic City in June, I returned after receiving yet another free trip from Caesar’s Entertainment group. I stayed at Harrah’s Casino which still had the hustle and bustle of the crowd, feeling pretty confident they aren’t going to close anytime soon. Taking a stroll along the Boardwalk had a completely different feel this time around...

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Casino Closures Lead to an Uncertain Future for Atlantic City

The city that once held a reputation that nearly rivaled that of Las Vegas in terms of gambling, has now taken a bit of a plunge. With the recent string of casino closings, Atlantic City of New Jersey, has had its credit rating cut an entire level to BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s. Prior to this, the city had already received its fair share of negative feedback ea...

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Chinese Gambling Superstitions

Gambling and superstitions tend to go hand in hand and the Chinese culture has their own set of beliefs that will render good and bad luck. In fact the Chinese are considered one of the most superstitious societies in the world. It is important enough that Casinos acknowledge the superstitions and make changes if it necessary. Below is a list of the most commo...

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Is it the End for Atlantic City Casinos?

Falling deep in the abyss like the unsinkable Titanic, is a sea of Casino closures in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Like a deck of cards collapsing one after the other, it’s the fourth Casino about to close their doors. 2014 kicked off a string of Casinos closing the doors that began in January with Atlantic Club followed by more recently Showboat and the uncertaint...

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NYX Signs a Deal with Casino Technology’s Elephant

NYX Gaming Group signs a contract with Casino Technology’s Elephant and scores another Land Casino content deal. The online gambling content developer will distribute games via its OGS subsidiary to Elephant’s remote gaming server. This recent integration will allow NYX to distribute its products to new markets The i-gaming director at Casino Technology, Konra...

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Adelson Targets Asian Websites

Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Sands land gambling group, has targeted 35 Asian websites with accusations of trademark and reputational offences filing federal lawsuits in the United States District Court for the District Of Nevada. It’s being reported that the websites are using the Las Vegas Sands' "world famous" Sands trademark, with "Jinsha" Chine...

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The Show is Over for Showboat Casino Atlantic City

Walk along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey and there will be one less Casino along the way to lay your bets down at. Showboat Casino part of Caesars Entertainment group has decided shut down their doors since a more than $3 billion drop in revenue over the last 8 years and increased competition. Gary Loveman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer sai...

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Portuguese Casino Association Supports Licensing of Existing Concession Holders

The Portuguese Casino Association is in favor of the progress related to online gambling licensing and regulation but only if it involves the licensing of existing [land] concession holders. On Thursday, Jorge Armindo, president of the PCA, said to the Lusa News Agency, “It is good that online gambling is getting regulated and becomes a legal form of gambling...

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Is Ben Affleck’s Gambling Headed for Disaster?

Recently in the news for counting cards in a Las Vegas Casino at the Blackjack table, rumors are circulated that it hasn’t stopped in gambling. The tabloids like Star Magazine are receiving information from sources that while filming...

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NYX and Sportech Partner to Provide Online Gaming Platform for AC Resorts Casino

NYX Gaming Group has announced that its joint venture with Sportech PLC, SNG Interactive ("SNG"), is the provider of a new online gaming platform for Atlantic City Resorts Casino Hotel. Resorts was the first casino in AC after its opening in 1978. It also accomplished another first as the first casino located outside Nevada state lines. NYX’s software, the Op...

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Land Based Casino’s Online Free Play Casinos Doing Well

US based Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun launched free play online casino earlier in the year and they appear to be doing quite well according to an article in the Associated Press. Officials from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe explained the desire to be prepared for federally legalized online gambling in Connecticut. Of...

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Greentube Launches Land Based Casino Marketing Platform

Greentube, a Novomatic subsidiary, has rolled out its social casino marketing platform, Greentube Pro. The platform was created to maximize player retention and increase new player acquisition for land-based casinos. Greentube Pro offers land based players incentives to earn reward points by playing onlin...

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Ben Affleck Caught Counting Cards at Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas

Seems even Ben Affleck can’t get away with counting cards at the Blackjack table. The actor was in Las Vegas for a getaway with his wife Jennifer Garner before starting the filming of his latest role in Batman. Affleck pulled up a chair at the Blackjack table and was on a winning streak at the Hard Rock Las Vegas Casino. The eye in the sky was watching him for...

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US Land Based Casino to Launch Mobile Gaming

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, the owner of the Philadelphia-based Parx Casino and Racing company, plans to obtain permission to launch mobile gambling technology on the Parx property as seen in New Jersey and Nevada land based casinos. Parx has selecte...

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Borgata May Not Have a Case Against Phil Ivey

The case against poker pro Phil Ivey filed by Borgata has been returned to the company by U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman due to the lack of the state domiciles of Ivey and his associate Cheng Yin Sun. Online gambling legal expert, Professor I. Nelson Rose of Whittier Law School, doubts that Borgata has a valid claim against Ivey as sorting is nothing n...

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German Land Casino Gaming Machines Flawed

Gaming machine manufacturer Gauselmann could be the center of a scandal involving a software flaw found in machines across German land based casinos which may result in Euro 10 million in damage claims. Local press reported that "hundreds" of casinos were taken advantage of by thieves in just one evening. The flaw resulted in machines dispensing cash when...

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Downtown Vegas Casino Workers Vote to Strike

A vote strike took place on Thursday, March 27th and Culinary Union Local 226 members authorized a strike but no date has been finalized as to when it will start. It was nearly a clean sweep as 99 percent of the ballots were in favor of the strike. Leaders of the union have been in negotiations with Casino owners since the contract expired in the summer of 201...

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