MGM Gives Jim Murren a $32M Handshake

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

CEO Jim Murren has officially resigned from his position at the head of the table at casino giant Resorts, thereby effectively prematurely ending his tenure by months. Murren’s $32 million-dollar handshake awarded by MGM Resorts In...Read More

MGM Suspends Buffets Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A global coronavirus panic is in full swing. Markets are struggling to keep head above water and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing for a worst-case scenario, firm in the belief that what with there being no therapy nor immunity...Read More

Aria Sued By Former Employee Over Tip-Pool

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

March 2018 saw the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA) amended to the extent that casino operators were no longer permitted to pool the tips earned by general employees with tips earned by senior staff, i.e. managers and supervisors. This wa...Read More

MGM Ramps Up Security Following Massive Hack

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The personal data of more than 10.6 million people to have stayed at resorts during the period leading up to the summer of 2019, is confirmed as having been breached. Even though no credit card information was successfully accessed by th...Read More

MGM’s Flagship Grand Casino Is Sold

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

When first announced its intentions of including the real estate on which its flagship Grand Casino proudly stands tall on the Las Vegas Strip in a slew of sales aimed at lightening fixed assets load, it all seemed almost too drastic a m...Read More

Blackstone Sews Up Bellagio Deal

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

It’s by now no secret that MGM Resorts International has sold its famous Bellagio Casino property to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal was announced as recently as October 25 and is offi...Read More

Unlikely Vandal Arrested At MGM Springfield

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

When reports of a vandal having caused what appeared to be malicious damage to MGM Springfield’s restaurant were telephoned through to the offices of local state troopers, the last person law enforcement officials wo...Read More

MGM To Sell Off Flagship Grand Property

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

MGM is fully committed to the cause of becoming a whole lot less real estate and a great deal more casino operations. CEO Jim Murren some days ago confirmed that the casino and entertainment giant is now officially act...Read More

MGM & Yahoo Seal Landmark Sports Betting Deal

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

The word is out and the times are exciting. Following a recent deal inked between Yahoo and big casino and betting powerhouse MGM, sports betting is coming to Yahoo’s fantasy sports app. The duo announced the news re...Read More

MGM Finds A Successful Bellagio Buyer In Blackstone

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

MGM Resorts International has officially off-loaded its flagship Bellagio casino to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal will establish a joint operation and property venture between MGM and ...Read More

MGM Named Top Disabled Talent Employer

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

MGM Resorts International has been officially recognised as a leading employer of people living with disabilities. The National Organisation on Disability (NOD) has named the casino giant to be one of the 59 organisati...Read More

New Details Emerge About Bellagio And Grand Sale

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Speculations have been rife following the industry’s first whiff of MGM’s plans involving the selling off of its flagship Bellagio and MGM Grand casino and entertainment venues some months ago. A recent Bloomberg r...Read More

MGM Receives Top Recognition For GameSense

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2019

Casino Resorts giant MGM Resorts International has received due recognition for its contributions made to the future of responsible gambling and player safety. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has bestowed upon MGM special ...Read More

Bellagio And Grand May Fetch A Fortune

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2019

The real estate that is home to MGM’s Grand and Bellagio casinos may fetch between $6 billion and $8 billion if sold on the open market. This is according to Macquarie financial analyst Chad Beynon. Beynon has added his voice to a g...Read More

MGM To Sell Off Bellagio And MGM Grand

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

In an unexpected twist of events, MGM has decided to sell off the properties on which its flagship Bellagio and MGM Grand casinos and hotels are erected. The building structures will supposedly also form part of the deals. The casino gian...Read More

Encore Boston Harbor Casino Finally Open

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

The Encore Boston Harbor Casino has finally opened its doors to the public. Chances are that not all of its players will even realise the sheer volume of blood and sweat that had gone into the operator holding on to its Massachusetts gamb...Read More

Roar Digital Headed For New Jersey & Nevada

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

Last year, GVC Holdings started a process aimed at securing the necessary passports to enter various US states. It now appears as if the group’s commitment towards becoming the world’s most prominent gambling and betting opera...Read More

GVC Legally Enters Nevada Thanks To MGM Deal

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

Gambling giant GVC Holdings, thanks to a spot of innovative thinking and planning, is officially now the holder of a Nevada betting-industry passport. The group recently signed off on a partnership deal with US casino and entertainment gi...Read More

Tiger Woods Fails To Make The Cut At Own Poker Event

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

If Poker is a lot like golf, then let it be known that Tiger Woods is the exception in every way. The world’s most popular card game shares a number of qualities with golf. Much like swinging away with the old stick and ball, in Pok...Read More

MGM Announces New Gender Equality Foundation

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2019

Casino entertainment giant MGM Resorts International, in a show of commitment towards gender equality, has announced a new venture with it as founding sponsor. The newly formed non-profit foundation will endeavour to advance gender equali...Read More

MGM Resorts Voted Top US Employer

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2019

Casino giant MGM Resorts International is one of America’s best employers to work for. This according to a recent report released by Forbes magazine, following a survey conducted in partnership with research specialist firm Statista...Read More

MGM Resorts Closes Red Sox Sponsporship Deal

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2019

Of all of the US’s major pro-sports leagues, Major League Baseball (MLB) has been the sports betting industry’s toughest customer to win over. The league has in the past voiced major concerns about allowing bets to be placed o...Read More

Sportradar Expand Local Marketing Services

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2019

Popular sports betting platform operator Sportradar is proud to announce that it has expanded its selection of wagering services in Canada. The licensed supplier has done this by launching ad:s, its new complete service marketing solution...Read More

MGM Staff To Blame For Non-Paying Win

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

It’s every player’s worst nightmare come true. Being disqualified from claiming a jackpot payout due to an unforeseen technicality. Just ask one very unfortunate player from Prince George’s County in Maryland. Cynthia Ob...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...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

US Sports Leagues Embrace A New World

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

A gold rush. This is how Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer for major bookmaker William Hill, describes the scramble by professional sports leagues to get a spot on the sports betting bus. These are the very same...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International ...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

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

Slots Revenues Soar in Canada and USA

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

Any US or Canadian player can testify the fact that slots are practically infallible when it comes to popularity. Now, these players have the data to back up their suspicious, showing clearly that slots sales in both Canada and America ar...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

2018 GGA Nominee Shortlist Finalized

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2018

Following a long period of careful deliberation, the companies who have successfully made it onto the 2018 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas shortlist have now been contacted by the awards panel. The shortlist going live has come after a hi...Read More

MGM and GVC Partner in US Betting Venture

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

This has been a year packed with M&A activity for the world’s largest casino firms, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing year. In the spirit of this phenomenon, global   operators MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings h...Read More