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1/24/2022

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is bringing back iconic Ghostbar when it returns in the spring under the ownership of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The popular rooftop bar offered views of the Strip from the 55th floor.

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1/24/2022

Updates on casino regulations for integrated resorts have been released by the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission in the following categories: Measures against Adverse Effects, Main Laws Concerning Casino Regulations, Concept/Approach to Casino Regulations and Overview of Casino Regulations. The commission's draft regulations were originally released in April and indicated the nine games and 21 variants that will be allowed in the country's casinos.

1/24/2022

Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City will start construction in March on a $4 million entertainment facility that will provide sports betting services through USBookmaking. The new venue, which is part of a $75 million expansion project, may be finished as soon as this summer.

1/20/2022

Stock analysts and investors applauded the decision by the Macao government to continue to limit the number of licensed casino operators to six. Shares of Melco Resorts, Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts jumped anywhere from 4% to 13% following the announcement.

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1/20/2022

Caesars Entertainment has been named the "official mobile sports betting partner" of the Buffalo Bills and will be opening a sportsbook lounge at the NFL team's Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. The multi-year partnership allows Caesars to utilize the Buffalo Bills logos and marks and will help expand the company's reach in the state's brand-new sports betting market.

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1/20/2022

Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla., has introduced a cashless gaming platform that enables visitors to use a mobile app to manage their gaming accounts, replenish and move funds as needed and set limits. Global Payments' VIP Mobility can also be used at the resort's hotel and restaurants.

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1/13/2022

Zynga, an online gaming company with a portfolio that includes Game of Thrones Slots Casino and Zynga Poker, has been purchased by Take-Two Interactive in a transaction worth $12.7 billion. "Combining Zynga's expertise in mobile and next-generation platforms with Take-Two's best-in-class capabilities and intellectual property will enable us to further advance our mission to connect the world through games while achieving significant growth and synergies together," Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau said.

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1/13/2022

In Maryland's first month of legalized sports betting, the state's casinos brought in more than $16 million in wagers, with Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland taking the top spot with a handle of $7.1 million. In second place was MGM National Harbor, which had $6 million in wagers, followed by Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, with $2.6 million.

1/10/2022

Martha Stewart will open her first restaurant this spring at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, with the dining experience to model her Bedford, N.Y., farmhouse. The Bedford will serve locally sourced menu items that Stewart says will include "the very same kinds of foods I serve my friends and family."

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1/10/2022

Churchill Downs' plans to build a casino in Terra Haute, Ind., are advancing after Full House Resorts dropped a lawsuit challenging the approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Plans call for the casino to rise behind the Haute City Center.

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