Category Archives: Idaho

Smoke got in their eyes; Curious doings at Mohegan Sun

Macao Chief Executive Fernando Chui is denying that his government is abasing itself before casino operators even as his administration rolls out a new policy, proposed but not yet adopted, that would represent a total cave-in on Chui’s drive to … Continue reading

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Cool breeze in Singapore; Pennsylvania gets on the sports-betting bandwagon

It seems more unlikely than ever that Singapore will issue casino concessions after gaming revenues laid an egg in 1Q-3Q/16. For the full year, tourism to Singapore reached record heights, but receipts for “sightseeing, entertainment and gaming” dropped 16% in the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“This is highly unnecessary. I don’t believe this bill will make it out of committee and I would urge the chairman to reread our laws.” — Idaho state Rep. Paulette Jordan (D), on a bill that would outlaw VLTs at casinos … Continue reading

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Ohio leads the Midwest; Boyd a good neighbor in Iowa

With gaming expansion off the table in all Midwestern states (other than a potential tribal casino in Indiana), Ohio has been making out like a bandit, its gaming revenues up 13% from last year, as the state’s industry is now … Continue reading

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Doldrums in Louisiana; Free play imperiled in Pennsylvania

Louisiana gaming revenues, aided by Leap Day, were flat last month, which is pretty surprising because most of the brand names had revenue-negative months. Lake Charles led the state with $74 million. Golden Nugget had a signal month, up 37% … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania edges toward ‘Net bets; The forbidden dance

There’s nothing like a budget crisis and a partial government shutdown to focus lawmakers’ minds on gaming expansion. That’s the case in Pennsylvania, where House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R, right) says, “We need to come to a conclusion on liquor … Continue reading

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Mirage sold?; Cosmo post-mortem; Ivey counterattacks

Our crackerjack research department at LVA is hot on the trail of a report that MGM Resorts International is going to shuck one of its signature properties, The Mirage, lock, stock and volcano. A sale of the megaresort that changed … Continue reading

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Trump (the casino) loses again; New look for Bluhm

Business is in a tailspin at Trump Taj Mahal, in part due to Unite-Here‘s call for a boycott of the austerity-minded property. Trump Entertainment Resorts wanted the union muzzled, plus financial compensation. But a federal judge handed CEO Bob Griffin … Continue reading

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Paradox in Maryland; Otter saves “instant racing”

While its competitors dealt with a variety of revenue declines, despite posting a record amount of revenue, Horseshoe Baltimore was up in March, grossing a best-yet $25 million. On a statewide basis, revenue was 17% higher last month. However, casinos … Continue reading

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Macao: What, us worry?; Florida grapples with gambling

Two Hong Kong-based stock analysts recently met with the Macanese Gaming Inspection & Coordination Bureau. Much to their surprise, when they asked “what positive policy measures can be enacted to help stop the trend of negative gaming revenue growth,” they … Continue reading

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The torments of Glenn Straub; Icahn wins another round

“I keep waiting for the elevator doors to open and somebody to walk out carrying bags of money. We keep hearing about people with money wanting to make bids. I haven’t seen them yet.” So said Glenn Straub, who continues to … Continue reading

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That wacky Glenn Straub; Instant racing stumbles; Mongolia or bust

Revel AC has been continuing to negotiate with beady-eyed billionaire Glenn Straub, even after the clock has run out on their purchase agreement. Revel’s incentive is that it wants to avoid Chapter 7 liquidation. Trouble is, Straub is reported to … Continue reading

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Fisticuffs in Idaho; Wynn woos Bostonians

Idaho‘s Coeur d’Alene tribe got a taste of its own medicine when four lawmakers penned a letter to Gov. C.L. Butch Otter and to the U.S. Attorney’s office charging the tribe with being out of compliance with its compact. The … Continue reading

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