Jack Entertainment has debuted Interblock's stadium-style gaming at its Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit. It allows the casino "to select different configurations and gambling-enhancing moods via the simple press of a button," Adam Morgan writes.
Imperial Pacific reported $1.7 billion in rolling chip volume for November for its casino in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. The temporary casino, which opened a year ago, offers 144 slot machines and 48 gaming tables.
MGM Resorts International plans to hold a grand opening Thursday for its MGM National Harbor in Prince George's County, Md. The $1.4 billion casino will feature a 135,000-square-foot gaming floor, a 308-room hotel and metal artwork by Bob Dylan.
Tioga Downs opened last week as the first commercial casino in upstate New York after a 2013 law authorized four casinos. The remaining three casinos are slated to open in 2017, and a state lawmaker said the state could reconsider online gaming after all the brick-and-mortar casinos open their doors.
According to a study by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, tribal casinos in the state contribute $7.8 billion annually in economic activity. California is home to about 60 tribal casinos.
Baby boomers account for the largest part of casino revenue, but since they are aging and losing their disposable income, casinos are making changes to cater to millennials for their future growth. For example, Caesars Entertainment is installing skill-based video-game machines to attract the younger crowd.
The Lucky Dragon Asian-themed hotel in Las Vegas held its official grand opening over the weekend, with musicians and dancers in traditional Asian dress welcoming guests. The property has 37 gaming tables and 300 slot machines.
China's Hainan Airlines launched the first direct flight from Beijing to Las Vegas, and it arrived at McCarran International Airport Friday. The regularly scheduled flights, which are offered three times a week, will give Chinese players easier access to Las Vegas.
Bermuda lawmakers have amended the country's gaming laws to make it easier for casinos to receive gaming licenses. Bermuda plans to use a three-step process to issue gaming licenses to three entities, including the St. Regis hotel and Fairmont Hamilton Princess, according to Tourism Minister Michael Fahy.
Hundreds of guests attended the opening of Tioga Downs' new gaming area last week in Nichols, N.Y. The racetrack added a poker room with a dozen tables, plus tables for a variety of games, including craps and baccarat.
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