Steve Wynn’s right-hand woman

By David McKee ~ July 10th, 2014 @ 10:52 am No Comments »

Considered by many the logical successor to Steve Wynn, his envoy to Macao, Linda Chen, is more spoken of than seen. CNN offers us a rare glimpse of the woman who may well be calling the shots at Wynn Resorts if her current boss ever wearies of his day job. But, CNN: Does Chen really have a private jet or is simply using one of the company’s? You’d think it was the latter, unless she’s secretly a billionaire.

* As someone who logs a lot of long flights, Chen might want to pack some reading matter, specifically UNLV’s Gaming Law Journal. In its latest issue, Prof. Jorge Godhino of the Continued >>

So long, Sullivan County

By David McKee ~ July 10th, 2014 @ 9:22 am No Comments »

New York State’s Gaming Commission has picked the last two Andrew_Cuomomembers of the casino-siting committee and it’s pretty bad news for the Catskills region. Both of the finalists are cronies of Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), as are the three already-seated members. Remember, it was Cuomo who juiced Orange County into the casino-eligible category. When everyone on the siting panel has ties to Cuomo, what’s the likelihood that Orange County is going to get left out when the goodies start being awarded? Not one casino license has been awarded but the process already stinks.

* The marriage of Resorts Atlantic City and PokerStars could be consummated by autumn. All depends on when Continued >>

Quote of the Day

By David McKee ~ July 10th, 2014 @ 8:42 am No Comments »

poker-card“Its purpose is to prevent collusion among poker players. It is the same reason that we prohibited texting and other forms of communication that other players can’t understand or hear or see.” — South Dakota Gaming Commission Executive Director Larry Eliason on the state’s new, English-only rule for players at card games. “The reason we can [do it] is because gaming is a suspect activity. It is not subject to the same protection that other activities are,” explained commission attorney Mike Shaw.

SLS: Charming the locals

By David McKee ~ July 9th, 2014 @ 6:27 pm No Comments »

Further Reading

Steve Wynn’s right-hand woman

So long, Sullivan County

Quote of the Day

SLS: Charming the locals

Too much amount of wrong; Big deal in Boston

For sale: One casino, slightly used

Camptown Races; Concord in Boston

Station’s big hit; Tribal roundup

Quote of the Day

Lean and hungry in the Midwest

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