Category Archives: Cannery Casino Resorts

Business as usual at Boyd; Pinnacle looks to expand

* Top brass at Boyd Gaming met with J.P. Morgan analyst Joseph Greff and reported a relatively unruffled start to 2017, although the delayed mailing of income-tax refunds (about three weeks later than usual) was retarding results a bit. Still, … Continue reading

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Japan: The impossible happens

Just when even Wall Street analysts were giving up hope — and ahead of schedule — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe got a casino-legalization bill through the Diet. This isn’t the end of the process, although casinos are now legal, … Continue reading

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Boyd: The big squish; Trump’s double-dip

“Squishy.” That was how JP Morgan analyst Joseph Greff described Boyd Gaming‘s third quarter. The soggy verbiage was probably inspired by flooding that has vexed Boyd in Louisiana. The company is also facing stiff, new competition for IP Biloxi on … Continue reading

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Hollywood Jamul opens; Hutchinson opposes Arkansas casinos

While the eyes of the industry were focused on the closing of Trump Taj Mahal, there was another long-awaited event on Monday: the opening of Hollywood Casino Jamul, near San Diego. Combine in-progress road construction with a new casino and … Continue reading

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Big Gaming meets the Street

Deutsche Bank analyst Carlo Santarelli has been in town and conducting a busy schedule of meetings. Pride of place must go to Wynn Resorts, which declared the opening of Wynn Palace “very clean,” with “solid” VIP business. Hotel occupancy is … Continue reading

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Loveman’s chickens come home to roost; Are casinos blowing off a $12 trillion demographic?

As cheap as it’s been lately, we hope you haven’t bought any Caesars Entertainment stock. Shares dropped 12% and kept falling right after Judge Benjamin Goldgar declined to extend protection of Caesars from creditor litigation any longer, which means that … Continue reading

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Isaacs moves on; 50 years of Laughlin

Gavin Isaacs will be taking it easy, the CEO of Scientific Games is moving up to vice chairman, his CEO’s chair to be filled by former Norwegian Cruise Line executive Kevin M. Sheehan. If anybody’s earned the right to take … Continue reading

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Atlantic City goes to pot; MGM, Boyd, Pinnacle, Red Rock Resorts meet The Street

We’ve come a long way from the days of Reefer Madness. Latest case in point: Atlantic City, where Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D) is pushing recreational “tea” as a cure to the city’s penurious condition. Weed would be legalized on the Boardwalk and … Continue reading

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New era at Trump Taj Mahal; Blasphemous gambling promo spanked

He’s been handed a small budget ($15 million) for the task at hand, but new Trump Taj Mahal boss Anthony Rodio has been charged with undoing the damage inflicted on the property during the Bob Griffin era. This includes “reactivating … Continue reading

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Fertittas strike it rich(er); Boyd surprises analysts

Red Rock Resorts — aka Station Casinos — split the difference in Wall Street‘s expectations of this week’s IPO, debuting a $19.50 (Street estimates ranged from $18 to $21 a share). Unfortunately, unlike the MGM Growth Partners offering, the goal … Continue reading

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It’s official: Boyd buys Cannery; Massachusetts’ agonizing dilemma

Confirming the worst-kept secret in Las Vegas, suddenly acquisitive Boyd Gaming announced that it was buying out Cannery Casino Resorts. The price ($230 million) was toward the lower end of Wall Street had predicted for the deal and means the … Continue reading

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Boyd strikes again; Wynn vs. Wynn III

Continuing its thrust into North Las Vegas, a suddenly acquisitive Boyd Gaming has obtained Aliante Casino Hotel & Spa. Unlike its surprise, if still unconfirmed, swoop upon Cannery Casino Resorts, here Boyd is snapping up a property we knew was … Continue reading

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Boyd to acquire Cannery?; Signs of movement in Atlantic City impasse

Sleeping giant Boyd Gaming is stirring to life, reportedly on the verge of a $225 million-$240 million buyout of Cannery Casino Resorts, according to Reuters. The latter’s Mike Stone says the deal would “give Boyd a strong foothold in the … Continue reading

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GLPI gets a racino; Reckless casino rhetoric

After over a year of litigation, Gaming & Leisure Properties has come to terms with Cannery Casino Resorts over the sale of Meadows Racetrack, near Pittsburgh. (Next step for GLPI, find an operator. Penn National Gaming? Pinnacle Entertainment?) Considering that … Continue reading

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SLS: Closed by 2016?

That’s the stark implication of some remarks by owner Stockbridge Capital Partners about SLS Las Vegas, which continues to generate negative return on investment. Howard Stutz took a deep dive into the numbers and he must have required a bathysphere to … Continue reading

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Packer plays musical chairs; Atlantic City … the rest of the story

A 41% dive in Crown Resorts prompted James Packer to resign his chairmanship of the company, handing his portfolio to Deutsche Bank veteran Robert Rankin. The change appears to be more cosmetic than substantive, seeing as the brawling billionaire will … Continue reading

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Penn National exits major project

There’s one casino license left in Pennsylvania but favorite son Penn National Gaming won’t be the one developing it. “We are disappointed to be withdrawing from this project. However, given the continued softness in the economy and the level of market saturation … Continue reading

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Clashing views on MGM; Shotgun wedding in Pennsylvania

MGM Resorts International‘s third quarter was “better than expected” if you were J.P. Morgan analyst Joseph Greff and “disappointing” if you are Deutsche Bank‘s Carlo Santarelli. It’s a matter of how MGM performed relative to analyst forecasts. While the Las Vegas Strip … Continue reading

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Impatience in Philly; Big sting at Caesars

It’s been eight months since the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held suitability hearings for awarding Philadelphia‘s second and final casino license. Those deliberations seem to have receded in the hazy yon of the past. It’s a situation that’s not sitting well … Continue reading

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Players take Vegas to the cleaners

Baccarat players stayed home or played smaller last month. The Strip’s most important revenue driver dropped 30% on 12.5% less play. So luck and players’ wallets were both working in the casinos’ disfavor. Despite a 2% increase in coin-in, slot … Continue reading

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