The Weekly Gaming Business Wrap Up
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Here’s a look at the headlines for this week in the gaming business world.
The brand new $2.4 billion Revel Casino Resort in Atlantic City placed a surprising eighth out of 12 in its first month of operation and the city itself saw total revenue fall to $260.6 million for a 10 percent drop from year-over-year April numbers.
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority hopes to become the first casino developer in Massachusetts, but they aren’t divulging the details of their proposal, which might jeopardize their chances at getting the one license that will be awarded in the Western part of the state.
The countdown to the second casino opening in Ohio has officially begun after regulators granted the Hollywood Casino in Toledo its license. The state’s first casino will open Monday in Cleveland, while Toledo is scheduled to open on May 29.
An area of land originally intended for a racetrack is now being pitched as a potential location for a North New York casino in the city of Brasher Falls. After being caught up in a Ponzi scheme, the land failed to sell at auction. The Town Supervisor also has plans to expand the airport to accommodate bigger plans and larger traffic, boosting tourism in that part of the state.
Last December, the Kansas Star Casino opened a temporary location in an equestrian arena, but now that the second phase of expansion has began, their looking to add an additional 300 employees for their forthcoming hotel, restaurants and bars. The casino took in $50.3 million in its first quarter of operation, despite their temporary set up.
|1||Chino Rheem and Erick Lindgren Lead World Poker Tour $25,000 Championship Main Event Final Table|
|2||Live Cash Game Stream Kicks Off Card Player Poker Tour Bike Stop|
|3||Online Poker Scandal: Annie Duke Responds To Leaked Russ Hamilton Audio Recording|
|4||Dan Shak Finishes Second In Tiger Woods' Charity Poker Tournament In Las Vegas|
|5||Family Facing Eviction Discovers They Had $4.85 Million Lotto Ticket Sitting In A Cookie Jar|
|6||A Poker Life -- Brian Hastings|
|7||Carnivale Of Poker Returns To 2013 World Series of Poker|
|8||Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction|
|9||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Wins $1.7 Million This Week|
|10||Doyle Brunson Bows Out Of World Series Of Poker|
|1||Online Poker Scandal: Annie Duke Responds To Leaked Russ Hamilton Audio Recording|
|2||Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction|
|3||Doyle Brunson Bows Out Of World Series Of Poker|
|4||Gambling Lawsuit: Did Ivey Notice Defective Cards At London Casino En Route To Winning $12 Million?|
|5||Ultimate Bet Cheating: Russ Hamilton Admits In Audio Recording, 'I Did Take This Money'|
|6||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Approaching $10 Million Lifetime Losses On Full Tilt|
|7||Nevada To Add Gambler To 'Black Book' For First Time In Nearly Four Years|
|8||Phil Ivey Sues London Casino For Allegedly Stiffing Him On $12.1 Million|
|9||A Look At The Ultimate Poker Software: Nevada's First Real Money Online Poker Room|
|10||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Now Down $6 Million Since The Fall|