Horseshoe Tunica recently opened its new Spa at Horseshoe, marking the completion of a $6 million renovation that also included upgrades to hotel rooms and enhancements to the Founder’s Club entertainment and meeting room. The renovation began in January of last year.
Monthly Archives: January 2017
Glenn Straub is likely to get an answer Tuesday from the state’s Casino Control Commission on whether he is required to be licensed to run a casino. Straub is arguing that because he is leasing the gaming operations he personally does not need to be licensed. The Division of Gaming Operations is arguing that he is not exempt.
Services for the late Las Vegas gaming pioneer Mike Ensign will be held on March 24 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Ensign died on Dec. 7 at the age of 79 from complications due to prostate cancer, according to the obituary. Ensign, the father of former U.S. Sen. John Ensign, climbed from card dealer in Reno to the CEO of Mandalay Resort Group during a career that spanned more than 40 years in Nevada’s gaming industry.
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas… The lawsuit alleges that Harrah’s has multiple violations of the ADA involving parking, accessible routes to the business from parking, access to goods and services, public restrooms, guest rooms, and policies and procedures.
If the Oakland Raiders are paying just $1 annually to lease the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium near the Strip, then billionaire Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson won’t be involved. Adelson has withdrawn as a chief financial backer of the stadium project.
Nevada gaming revenue for December was down 2.73 percent compared to the same month in 2015, with Clark County casinos seeing a drop of 4.34 percent. Statewide casinos showed a gaming win of $956.1 million in December, a 2.73 percent decrease. Gaming revenue in Clark County declined 4.34 percent for the month and the biggest declines on the Boulder Strip, where revenue was down 26.9 percent, and North Las Vegas, where it dropped 23.27 percent.
State gaming win fell 2.7 percent from a year ago to $956.1 million in December… Strip win was off 1.7 percent to $590.7 million … Downtown Las Vegas win down 2.2 percent to $42.5 million. The Control Board also issued a calendar year analysis of gaming win that showed the state won $11.26 billion in 2016, a 1.3 percent increase over the previous year.
Local residents began to have more positive sentiments about the city’s economy during the fourth quarter of 2016 despite the fact that a decrease was recorded in their overall consumer confidence for the same period. For the three-month period, the Macau Consumer Confidence Index registered 83.63 out of 200, which is down by 2.38 per cent from 85.67 of the third quarter of 2016, implying ‘a significant decline in local consumers’ overall confidence,’ said the surveyor.
Investors are turning more positive about Macau following a two-year slump in the world’s biggest gambling hub. A sharper focus on the more profitable mass market is paying off for casino operators, while VIP punters are starting to return after their wings were clipped by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption. Betting in Macau rose 10 percent last quarter to 60.4 billion patacas (USD7.6 billion). The signs of recovery are scaring away the bears.
Macau junket operator Cali Group plans to run a VIP gambling room at the city’s freshly-constructed Legend Palace Hotel, subject to the necessary Macau government approvals for gaming at the property. “We are planning to run a VIP room in Legend Palace, and it is going to feature our brand ‘Cali’,” said Lei Kit Meng have.