Articles by: Robert Johnson

WSOP Europe Arrives at King’s Casino in Two Weeks with 10 Gold Bracelets

WSOP Europe Arrives at King’s Casino in Two Weeks with 10 Gold Bracelets

As the WSOP smashed records this past summer, hopes are high that its sister brand – the WSOP Europe – will be equally exciting and break a tournament poker record or two. The WSOP Europe series has found a permanent residence at King’s Casino in the tiny village of Rozvadov, […]

by · September 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
Philippine President Wages War on Gambling with Fiery Rhetoric

Philippine President Wages War on Gambling with Fiery Rhetoric

Rodrigo Duterte is more than two years into his presidential tenure and it has been an eventful two years. Among other things, President Duterte’s past two years will be remembered for the top Philippine official’s continued war on gambling, which has most recently manifested itself in a moratorium on the […]

by · September 25, 2018 · Events & Reports
Proposed Tower at Sydney Casino Draws Ire of Residents

Proposed Tower at Sydney Casino Draws Ire of Residents

Australian casino operator The Star Entertainment Group has recently presented the design for the planned expansion of its Sydney-based property. While the project is expected to create multiple jobs and generate significant revenues, it has faced quite some criticism mainly due to the fact that it involves the construction of […]

by · September 23, 2018 · Events & Reports
MGM Looks for Site for Previously Announced Housing Project in Downtown Springfield

MGM Looks for Site for Previously Announced Housing Project in Downtown Springfield

As MGM Springfield, the $960-million casino resort in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is now operational, owner MGM Resorts International is reportedly looking at options to commit to a previously announced project for off-site housing. The Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant had previously said that it would add housing as part […]

by · September 22, 2018 · News
Illinois Democratic Governor Candidate Supports Legal Sports Betting

Illinois Democratic Governor Candidate Supports Legal Sports Betting

J.B. Pritzker, Illinois’ Democratic governor candidate, said on Friday that sports betting is something that the state should consider as a way to secure additional revenues that can prop up its ailing finances, local news outlet the Chicago Tribune reports. Mr. Pritzker will face incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Libertarian […]

by · September 15, 2018 · News
Las Vegas Parking Fees Not to Blame for Visitors Drop, Caesars CEO Believes

Las Vegas Parking Fees Not to Blame for Visitors Drop, Caesars CEO Believes

The introduction of parking fees at Las Vegas Strip properties has not been keeping visitors away, according to Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mr. Frissora attended a Bank of America investor conference in New York City on Thursday. The casino executive said […]

by · September 14, 2018 · News
MassGaming Investigators Extend Probe into Steve Wynn for Comprehensiveness Purposes

MassGaming Investigators Extend Probe into Steve Wynn for Comprehensiveness Purposes

Investigators from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission have extended their investigation into casino mogul Steve Wynn, Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant Wynn Resorts, and the company’s suitability to operate a casino resort in the state. The probe was expected to be completed by the end of August, but members of […]

by · September 14, 2018 · News
Sports Betting Helps Atlantic City to 24% Increase in August Gambling Revenue

Sports Betting Helps Atlantic City to 24% Increase in August Gambling Revenue

“It is an exciting time for Atlantic City”, David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, said on Wednesday after the publication of the August report about the performance of the city’s gambling industry. Legal sports betting boosted monthly results and helped Atlantic City’s nine operational casinos […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Events & Reports
Hedge Fund HG Vora Builds Stake in Caesars, Presses for Asset Divestment or Sale

Hedge Fund HG Vora Builds Stake in Caesars, Presses for Asset Divestment or Sale

New York hedge fund HG Vora Capital Management LLC has quietly built a 4.9% stake in Las Vegas casino and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. and is pressing for the company to consider divestment of assets or an outright sale, Reuters reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources familiar with the […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Events & Reports
Casino, Hospitality Giant Caesars Files for Trademark in Macau

Casino, Hospitality Giant Caesars Files for Trademark in Macau

Two subsidiaries of US gaming and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. have applied for trademark protection in Macau, news outlet Macau Business reports citing a dispatch in the city’s Official Gazette from earlier today. The applications include different services such as casino gambling, hospitality, dining, and entertainment. Caesars does not […]

by · September 12, 2018 · News
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