Las Vegas’ Gambling Focus Back on Track

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Sin City has long been recognised as the world’s gambling capital. But this is not to say that for a considerable amount of time Las Vegas didn’t focus on family-friendly offerings instead. Even so, a recent study conducted by...Read More

Gamblers Flock To Vegas After 78 Day-Hiatus

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Vegas is back, baby! On Thursday morning Las Vegas casinos opened their doors for the first time since mid-March. And to say that 78 days of locked-up shop did a fair bit of damage is probably a gross understatement. Even so, the majority...Read More

AGS Cites Strong Approach To Rest Of 2020

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Las Vegas-headquartered casino group has apparently discovered the secret to beating all odds. The firm recently documented the impact the current global economic crisis has had on its Q1 performance and has assured its investors that de...Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Look Into Protective Screens

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get down to formulating a new normal. casinos may not yet know the when of a possible post-ghost-town reopening, but they’ll be damned if they’re going to be caught without a how. Since co...Read More

Carolyn Goodman Embarrasses Herself In CNN Interview

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is every news anchor’s biggest nightmare. She’s the type of fuel that causes the fire of decent conversation to rage completely out of control and into the realm of the positively barbaric, some...Read More

Las Vegas Reels As Shutdown Continues

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

There are currently 219 casinos trading in Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of people are wholly dependent on the casino industry for daily survival. And now that the entire hatch has been closed following a shut-down order issued last w...Read More

Showdown at Las Vegas Democratic Debate

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his first onstage appearance alongside his presidential rivals on Wednesday, February 19th, at Town Hall in Nevada. He landed the spot after winning 10% support or more in 4 nationa...Read More

Evoplay Entertainment Announces New Retro Slots

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

Retro is big; in fact, when talking gaming and entertainment, its bigger than big – it’s positively humungous. Which is why the news that Entertainment is bringing Vegas-style retro back is of the simply fantastic variety. Ev...Read More

Sahara Las Vegas Reopens Its Poker Room

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

This Valentine’s Day marked a special occasion for Vegas-based enthusiasts. After 9 long years of having been closed, on February 14th the Sahara Las Vegas reopened its Poker room. The grand opening celebration is yet to ...Read More

How Lyme’s Disease Nearly Broke Shania Twain

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Lyme disease may have caused a substantial amount of damage to her vocal chords and voice, but singer-songwriter Shania Twain wasn’t about to allow anything to get the better of her ability to sing, let alone a disease caused by an ...Read More

Epic Games CEO Likens Loot Boxes To Slots

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Even though Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is a solid believer in the value of cross-platform play, the boss holds an altogether different view on loot boxes. In fact, so strong does Sweeney feel about loot boxes being not all that different...Read More

What To Expect At CES Las Vegas 2020

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

It’s time again to feast our eyes and imaginations on everything new and promised (not to be confused with promising!) planned for the year ahead at the 2020 CES Las Vegas (CES being derived from the show’s former ...Read More

Tropicana Likely To Change Hands Very Soon

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Described at the time by the Las Vegas Sun as “lush luxury, extremely good taste, warmth, intimacy and functional efficiency”, the iconic Tropicana Las Vegas first opened its stylish and lavish doors on April 4, 19...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Offers More Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

The Las Vegas Strip is getting its most expensive casino and resort venue in the history of Sin City. Resorts World Las Vegas will furthermore be breaking the mould in more ways than one as in addition to it being the ...Read More

New Las Vegas – From Surprising To Shocking

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Or so the old saying goes. But something rotten has blown our way and its obvious that whatever was supposed to “stay” in Vegas, hasn’t. Bad news spreads faster than a runawa...Read More

Play’n GO Ramps It Up With 4 New Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

The $4.3 billion dollar development that is to become Resorts World Las Vegas will, according to its developer, focus on catering for A-listers. The resort is scheduled for completion in 2021 and will according to thos...Read More

Wynn Resorts Blames Elaine for Smearing Steve

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Wynn Resorts Ltd., the American publicly traded casino hotel company corporation headquartered in Paradise, Nevada, is accusing Elaine Wynn of a smear campaign against Steve Wynn. The latter is the company’s founder ...Read More

AGS Nabs 2019 Hire Vets Program Reward

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

AGS isn’t only a top developer, supplier and distributor of casino games, but the leader in top-class gaming also holds special place in its heart for retired veterans. And its this commitment towards supporting those who have self...Read More

NHL’s Evander Kane Sued By Cosmopolitan Casino

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2019

The NHL’s Evander Kane is allegedly not all that fond of paying his dues. This is according to the details of a lawsuit actioned by the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The San Jose Sharks forward appare...Read More

Bobby Baldwin To Chair And Manage The Drew

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Exciting news on the casino and Poker fronts is that Poker legend and former world champion player Bobby Baldwin has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the to-be-completed Drew La...Read More

Moulin Rouge Casino To Remain No-Man’s Land

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

The latest news on the casino nostalgia development front is that we won’t be witnessing the return of the iconic Moulin Rouge after all; not soon in any event.  Redevelopment plans of the epic Las Vegas site have o...Read More

Court Awards GGAM The Win In Bloomberry Spat

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2019

A 2011 service delivery deal gone sour has only just now reached some form of absolution following a judicial ruling in favour of a Las Vegas company. A 5-year deal was in 2011 signed between Las Vegas-based GGAM Phili...Read More

SAHARA Las Vegas Returns

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not only has SLS Las Vegas undergone a complete transformation ever since the venue was sold to investor Alex Meruelo in April 2018, but the iconic casino has also been given its equally legendary name back. Thanks to ...Read More

Synergy Blue Brings Skills Games To Vegas

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2019

There are few things in life quite as exhilarating as a good old lucky strike. The big win that comes your way when you least expect it to. And that’s part of the thrill really, luck. But it’s also true that some p...Read More

Hard Rock Las Vegas To Undergo Virgin Makeover

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2019

Regulars frequenting the Las Vegas-based Hard Rock Casino & Hotel will have to get their entertainment fix elsewhere come February 2020 because the legendary venue will shut down operations for a short time so that...Read More

Former NY Governor Now Las Vegas Sands VP

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Upstate New York is currently home to 4 casinos and if former Governor David Paterson were to have his way, more will follow soon. “More” will first up mean an operator licence for the Las Vegas Sands group as Paterson was not...Read More

11 Years Of No Growth In Nevada State

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2019

The casino industry in Nevada continues its struggle to keep head above water as it fails to keep up with the US Consumer Price Index (CPI). When considering the profits some months registered state-wide one would not naturally assume tha...Read More

SLS Reverts To Sahara Las Vegas

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

Investor Alex Meruelo was obviously interested in more than merely trying to save a sinking ship when he put down the cash to buy the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for an undisclosed sum of money back in April. With the deal now offici...Read More

Casino Owner Buys The Arizona Coyotes

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

Las Vegas casino owner and businessman Alex Meruelo is officially the first Latino to have purchased a National Hockey League team. This following the National Hockey League (NHL) having granted Meruelo its official ap...Read More

Failed Lucky Dragon Sold To The Only Bidder

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

Any salesman worth his vocational salt will tell you: literally anything can be sold, even a sinking ship. Consider the case of that dismal off-the-Strip failure, the Lucky Dragon. The project was recently sold to a developer willing to p...Read More

Caesars Partners With UNLV To Create Edu-Hub

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Some would say that it’s been coming for quite some time: casinos catching up with the times in terms of new technological advances. And it now seems as if casino giant Caesars Entertainment has answered to the call. The entertainme...Read More

Marijuana Lounges May Be Coming To Vegas

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Marijuana lounges are a thing. And soon, they may become a thing at Vegas casinos. The Las Vegas City Council marijuana consumption bill offers to casinos the same protection enjoyed by schools and places of worship, in that marijuana lou...Read More

Bingo Trends Around The World

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2019

Whilst it’s true that the UK is widely regarded as the center of the Bingo world, the game of numbers has actually been played all over the globe for many centuries. The rise of Catholicism and to some extent even the Church of Engl...Read More

Bingo Player Strikes It Rich In Las Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Bingo recently had its cake in Vegas and got to eat it too. A player, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently walked away with a top $160,000 Jackpot prize thanks to having won the Bingo Dual Daub competition hosted by the famous Rampart...Read More

Richard Branson Bumps Back Hard Rock Re-Opening

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

The United States presidential elections can be likened to a bull in a china shop when it comes to competing for any form of alternative airtime. Marketing campaigns driving any products or services other than politics tend to get lost in...Read More

Las Vegas Sands Court Case Settled After 15 Years

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

The importance of putting pen to paper whenever an agreement is reached cannot be overestimated. Just ask Hong businessman Richard Suen. Suen had supposedly played in instrumental role in putting casino operator Las Vegas Sands in touch w...Read More

IRS Tax Leads to Loss for Las Vegas Sands

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2019

Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Sheldon Adelson’s multi-billion dollar gambling company, has reported a surprising net loss of $40 million for the last quarter of 2018. Reportedly, a hefty one-time income tax payment of $727 million co...Read More

Sandra Douglass Morgan Joins NGCB’s Board

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

Nevada’s new governor has jumped right in at the deep end. Newly appointed Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak will reportedly be appointing Sandra Douglass Morgan as the newest chair of the local Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) on...Read More

Aristrocrat Inc. Opens New Las Vegas Campus

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

Leaders in land-based casino technology and games cabinets, Aristocrat Technologies Inc., have just opened a brand new campus in Summerlin, Las Vegas. An opening ceremony was recently held and a celebratory ribbon cut in order to official...Read More

Wynn Resorts Appoints Five New Executives

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2018

Iconic Las Vegas casino company Wynn Resorts has made some changes to its senior executive panel following the disgrace of its former CEO, President and founder Steve Wynn. In the wake of Steve’s departure, former resort exec Marily...Read More

SG Corp’s Gavin Isaacs Resigns

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2018

Some changes appear to be headed in the direction of Scientific Games Corporation’s internal management structure. Vice Chairman Gavin Isaacs has reportedly decided to step down from his position, as well as to relinquish his seat o...Read More

Steve Spunt Wins 2nd WSOP Gold Ring At The Bike

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2018

There’s no stopping 58-year old Steve Spunt now. Not now that he’s won his second World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring at The Bike. And of course, lest we forget, $174,055 in prize money; the most to date for winning a main...Read More

Sin City Embarks on $16bn Development Spree

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

According to Las Vegas tourism officials, more than $16 billion is set to be invested into developments in the iconic city between now and the year 2025. In its recent Construction Bulletin update, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors A...Read More

WPT Heads to The Bellagio

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

The World Poker Tour needs no introduction. Each year, it sets the stage for some of the most thrilling Poker games around the globe, with each event hosted by a first-class top casino. With the year now slowly drawing to a close, it&rsqu...Read More

Ex Disney Director To Build Sin City in Spain

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

For all of the Walt Disney Co.’s refusal to be involved with anything even vaguely smacking of casino games, it’s quite obvious that not all of their top guns share their archaic views. Former Disney Director and top businessm...Read More

Steve Wynn Stalls Release of MGC’s Report

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2018

Casino tycoon and former CEO of has got his wish, albeit on a temporary basis. The mogul has managed to block the release of a report from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that details allegations of his alleged sexual misconduc...Read More

Gus Hansen Heads Back to Vegas

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Gustav “Gus” Hansen let everyone know he was on his way back to Las Vegas in a series of posts on Instagram, his favorite social media platform. Having spent the last month or so relaxing after what can only be described as an...Read More

US Elections May Impact Online Poker

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

In just a few short weeks, voters across several US states will be casting their votes to decide the fates of various pressing issues. These include, among other things, online poker and sports betting. Right now, it is t...Read More

Countdown to Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

It’s the day the industry has been waiting for! The 2018 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas takes place on the 8 October, at the Sands Expo Convention Center’s Venetian Ballroom at 12.15pm. This will be the 5th annual ...Read More

Gambling Adds $260 Billion to US Economy

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

$261.1 billion poured into the US economy in 2017, thanks to the gambling industry. According to an Oxford Economics report, $40.8 billion of that plumped up local, state and federal tax coffers. The rep...Read More

Live the Dream With Viva Las Vegas Slots Game

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

An experience of Sin City at its most glamorous awaits players in Red Rake Gaming’s new game, Viva Las Vegas. Packed with showgirls, images that echo famous landmarks, and lucrative special features, ...Read More

Phil Ivey Ventures Back Into Live Poker

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

Phil Ivey is commonly regarded as one of the in the world – and also one of the planet’s strongest professional gamblers. With that said, his controversial gaming tactics have landed him in various sticky situations, one of w...Read More

The Latest Slump in Las Vegas Visits

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2018

Earlier in 2018, Las Vegas casinos seemed to be doing very well. However, the have shown that this is no longer the case. Both MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment reported soft numbers for Q2. The industry giants also pre...Read More

Land Based Casino Revenues Decrease Globally

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Over the past year, financial profits for casinos across the globe have collectively been falling. Drastic decreases have been seen in many cases, and are seemingly a worldwide phenomenon, encompassing Europe, Asia, Austr...Read More

Automation Slowly Replaces Vegas Staff

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

The gambling mecca of Las Vegas is all but recognizable from its past glory days of the Riviera and Stardust. The city has undergone countless aesthetic overhauls over the decades, with casinos coming and going and changing up their looks...Read More

Poker Masters ‘18 Kicks Off at Aria Casino

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2018

One of the hottest annual events on the live poker calendar has arrived, and the excitement is tangible in Las Vegas’ Aria Resort and Casino where the tournament is currently taking place. Aria Casino launched its Poker Masters hig...Read More

Pragmatic Play Get Behind GGA

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2018

Virtual casino gaming software developer Pragmatic Play has now been announced as the newest sponsoring partner to show its support for the 2018 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas. The premium supplier of slots and casino games in regula...Read More

Treasure Island’s Poker Room Shuts Down

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2018

Players in the gaming capital of Las Vegas have been devastated to hear of the closure of Treasure Island’s iconic poker room. The famous venue that so many card game fanatics have graced and grinded at over the years has now perman...Read More

2018 GGA Las Vegas Voting Opens

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

The voting period for the  is now in session after the list of final nominees was distributed to this year’s expert judging panel. Now in its fifth edition, and with the largest judging panel the event has had to date, this ye...Read More

Concerns For Vegas And Macau Performance

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2018

Concerns have been raised over performance in major gambling hubs, Las Vegas and Macau. These concerns have made themselves apparent in the most obvious way; major United States gaming companies have seen a significant dip in share prices...Read More