Casinos in Northwest Indiana attract visitors from about a half-hour away in the Chicago metro area. The casinos provide daily shuttle buses, including more than 50 round trips from Chicago's Chinatown.
Cyprus plans to host its first gaming show in May. The event will be held at the Kaya Artemis Resort and Casino.
Casinos in Nevada with at least $1 million in gaming revenue last year reported $979 million in gaming revenue for fiscal year 2016. The state is home to 273 casinos that meet that criteria, and in the 2015 fiscal year they posted a net loss of $662 million.
Two professionals involved in a proposed boutique casino for Cedar Rapids, Iowa, say the casino would boost the city's economy. "The casino would be right-sized and allow the many local restaurants and nearby hotels to benefit from the influx of visitors," they write.
Plans for a proposed $140 million casino in Gulfport, Miss., are moving forward. Later this month, Gulfport Gaming Development is scheduled to ask the city's planning commission for permission to use five lots for the proposed casino.
A team of Japanese lawmakers will meet later this month to draft casino regulations, laying the groundwork for integrated resorts in the country.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the nominee for attorney general, said he would revisit the previous administration's interpretation of the Wire Act. The Poker Players Alliance said such a move could amount to a "de facto federal prohibition" on online gaming.
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