Bally’s Expansion in Nevada Continues to Progress

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Bally’s Corporation has been busy lately trying to grow its various gaming operations around the United States. The company has put a particular emphasis on further breaking into the Nevada casino market. New reports claim that Bally’s expansion in Nevada is making some serious progress.

A lot is changing in the US casino industry right now. 2022 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in history for casino companies around the country.

Here’s a quick look at what is happening with Bally’s Corporation right now.

Gaming Board Gives Approval For Bally’s Expansion in Nevada

Nevada is home to the largest number of casinos in the United States. It’s here that many of the country’s biggest and most profitable casino operators are based. Bally’s Corporation, currently based in Rhode Island, has recently begun to make a sustained effort to break into Nevada’s casino market.

This company purchased the Tropicana Las Vegas earlier this year in a deal valued at $308 million. It was a huge move for the company and marked its first property located on the Las Vegas Strip. Bally’s has since been looking at other ways to break into Las Vegas.

Earlier this week, the Nevada Gaming Board unanimously approved Bally’s acquisition of Gamesys Group plc. Gamesys is a major online gaming operator based in the UK. Bally’s takeover of this company allows it to offer more unique gambling operations throughout the United States.

This deal will better facilitate Bally’s expansion in Nevada. It should help the company to offer online operations including sports betting, online casino options, poker, bingo, daily fantasy sports, and free-to-play games. Many of these new gaming options will likely be featured inside the Tropicana Las Vegas.

Bally’s is certainly entering into a hot market. Let’s take a look at how the casinos in Las Vegas have been faring over the past few months.

Gambling Revenue in Nevada Passes the $1 Billion Mark in August

Las Vegas experienced a massive fall from grace in 2020. In March of that year, all of the casinos in this city were forced to shut their doors. It wasn’t until June that any of the gambling properties in this city were given permission to open their doors again.

Gambling revenue remained extremely low for all of 2020. Incredibly, things completely turned around in 2021. The city has set several monthly casino revenue records and continues to bring in a huge amount of money. This past August marked yet another month in which casinos around Nevada brought in more than $1 billion in total GGR.

Clark County unsurprisingly brought in the most money. It’s here that the casinos managed to bring in $993.4 million in total revenue. In total, more than $6 billion was wagered inside the state’s casinos and August’s GGR is up 57% when compared to August of 2020.

This is shaping up to be the best year in history for Las Vegas’ casino industry. The past nine months have proven that there is a serious pent-up demand among Americans to visit and gamble in Las Vegas. Many are expecting another fantastic month for the city’s casinos over September.

The casino operators in Las Vegas have been making big moves lately. Here are some of the most notable sales and purchases in the city to come up recently.

Biggest Las Vegas Casino Sales to Take Place in 2021

Things are constantly changing in Las Vegas. Casino companies here work to expand and increase their revenue figures. Sometimes that means selling properties and other times that means purchasing major casino-resorts.

2021 has brought about many of these sales and purchases. Las Vegas Sands, one of the most powerful gaming companies in the world, famously sold The Venetian earlier this year. This casino sale was made so that LVS can focus more on its operations in Macau.

MGM Resorts International is another powerful gaming company based in Nevada. Just weeks ago, news broke that this company had agreed to take over The Cosmopolitan. It will continue to pay rent on the real estate that this casino sits on.

While not necessarily a sale, the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas made serious headlines this summer. At $4.2 billion, this is the most expensive casino ever built in the city. A huge number of tourists made the journey to Las Vegas to see what this new property has to offer.

Bally’s expansion in Nevada is ongoing. We’ll be sure to continue offering updates on this company’s move into the country’s top gaming hub. Stay tuned for updates!

Here’s What We Know About the New Las Vegas Airport Hotel-Casino

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Las Vegas is home to many of the world’s best casino-resorts. It appears this city may soon welcome a brand new gambling property located right next to the airport. Today, we’ll talk about some of the details of this new Las Vegas airport hotel-casino.

Many have been calling for an exciting new gambling property to open new the Las Vegas airport. Those calls have finally been answered.

Here’s what you need to know about this venue.

More Details on the Las Vegas Airport Hotel-Casino are Coming Out

Some of the biggest and best casinos in the world are based in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip, in particular, is where several multi-billion dollar properties are located. That includes famous venues such as The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and The Bellagio.

For years, residents and tourists have been calling for a new hotel-casino to open directly next to the airport. City officials have pushed against these plans. These officials often argue that even the hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are close to the airport and investing in a new gambling venue directly next to McCarren Airport is unnecessary.

This week, the Clark County Commission voted 6-1 in favor of allowing Dream Las Vegas to open at the airport. This is a 20-story hotel and casino and will be separated by the airport by just a chain-linked fence. This property is expected to cost a staggering $500 million to construct and may open its doors within a few years.

Several questions over security have been raised with this property’s plans. Several government agencies have voiced concern about the danger it poses to McCarren Airport. Despite the concerns, it appears this property is gaining support from the necessary state groups.

If all goes according to plan, groundbreaking will take place on this property by 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on the proposed Las Vegas Airport hotel-casino over the next few months.

Casinos Continue to Experience Shake-Ups in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas casino industry is bigger and better than ever before. Most of the country’s most successful casinos are also currently based in this city. Recently, several of these companies have been involved in major sales and purchases.

Las Vegas Sands has been experiencing some major difficulties over the past two years. Consistent revenue declines from the company’s venues in Macau have made things difficult. Earlier this year, news broke that Las Vegas Sands had agreed to sell The Venetian, one of its most popular gaming venues.

MGM Resorts International has been involved in several major sales in recent years. The includes the sale of The Bellagio and Circus Cirus to Blackstone Group. This multi-billion dollar deal allows MGM to lease back these properties.

Most recently, news broke that MGM Resorts had agreed to acquire The Cosmopolitan. Moving forward, MGM Resorts International will be taking control of this venue’s operations. It has chosen not to buy the real estate, though.

It seems likely that several more property sales will be announced over the next few years. Several companies, including Caesars Entertainment, have expressed interest in buying more properties here. Gambling revenue continues to surge in Las Vegas and now may be the perfect time for companies to break into this market.

Some feel that it’s time for Nevada to begin allowing online casinos to operate. Here’s a quick look at when this change might take place.

Casino Executives Support Move to Legalize Online Casinos in NV

Casino gambling has been an integral part of Nevada’s economy. Over the past few decades, this state has transformed into the world’s premier gambling destination. Land-based casinos have experienced huge growth over the last few years.

Some of the casino companies have expressed concern about the state’s growing interest in legalizing online casino gambling. Doing so, these companies argue, would take away from their revenue figures. Many of the executives within these companies are now beginning to change their stance.

That includes MGM Resorts CEO, Bill Hornbuckle. He spoke to the media recently about the growing push to legalize internet casinos. To many people’s surprise, he voiced support for this move and claims it will help to grow the entire country’s gaming industry in the long run.

“If you look at what the opportunity could be, I look forward to just talking more about all of it,” Hornbuckle said. “It could be significant not only for the state, but for the industry and nationally, and potentially even on a global basis.”

Casino companies seem to be interested in launching their own internet casinos in the state. It will take several steps for any of these platforms to launch. Time will tell how Nevada’s leaders view these measures.

Are you excited to see the new Las Vegas airport hotel-casino gaining approval to open? Will this be a popular venue? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Station Casino Gets Green Light From Clark Officials to Proceed With Durango Casino Project

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Station Casino received approval from Clark County officials on Wednesday to proceed with its long-standing plan to build a casino resort in the southwest valley.

The initial plan is to build an 83,178 square foot casino with a 211-room hotel on South Durango Drive, just south of the 215 Beltway. The company says that the resort will focus on gaming as it has little competitions within 5 square miles from its location.

Said Bob Finch, CO of Station Casinos:

“For over forty-five years, we have been the go-to local casino and entertainment destination in neighborhoods across the valley, and we are excited to share our vision for the next generation of Station Casinos properties with residents in the southwest.”

Two Phase Construction

According to plans submitted to the county, the construction of the planned casino will have two phases. The fist one will have single 216-foot tall tower with water features, a parking building, four restaurants, beverage stops, a state of the art race and sportsbook, a 20,000 square foot convention space, a pool space with private cabanas, an event lawn. And electric vehicle charging stations.

Meanwhile, the second phase will see the construction of a second 215-foot tall tower with an additional 241 hotel rooms. The casino’s gambling floor would be increased to 92,911 square feet and the property will feature more banquet space, an entertainment theater, another parking structure, and more lobby space.

The company unveiled the first images of the planned resort on Wednesday. It said that the casino will be inspired by the warm colors and the vibrant landscapes of the desert and will offer locals and visitors a boutique gaming and resort experience.

Recession Prevented Initial Plans to Build a Casino

The 71-ace plot of desert has been owned by Station Casinos for over 20 years but the recession prevented th company’s initial plans to build a casino in 2009 and open in 2011. A site plan from 2008 showed two hotel towers, a casino, a movie theater, and several buildings. But the shovel never hit dirt.

Station Casinos said that it intends to release a cost estimate for the Durango casino project during its third-quarter earnings call with investors this fall. If plans don’t miscarry this time around, the Station Casino in Durango is expected break ground early next years and will open in late 2023.

Red Rock Resorts, the parent company of Station casinos, owns nine large casinos and 10 bar, restaurant, and sports betting properties. It Fiesta Henderson,Texas Station in Las Vegas and Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas closed during the pandemic and have not reopened to date.

The 2021 G2E in Las Vegas is Now Underway!

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Las Vegas is known as the convention and expo hub of the United States. This week, one of the most exciting annual gaming conventions finally kicked off here! Today, we’ll talk about the details of the ongoing 2021 G2E in Las Vegas.

This year’s event is shaping up to be a good one. It should attract a huge number of individuals from within the gaming industry.

Here’s what you need to know.

Monday Marked the Start of the 2021 G2E in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for hosting a huge number of popular conventions. For the gaming industry, none is bigger than the Global Gaming Expo, also known as G2E. This expo takes place every year and brings in thousands of individuals involved in the gambling industry.

This Monday marked the beginning of the 2021 G2E in Las Vegas. The four-day event is underway and appears to be a major hit. Tuesday is when things really kicked into high gear, with a staggering number of people making their way to the Venetian Las Vegas Expo Center.

As many are aware, the 2020 Global Gaming Expo took place entirely online. The 2021 Expo is back and bigger than ever. Officials involved claim there are more people making the journey to this convention than ever before. That includes Governor Sisolak, who expressed optimism at what he has seen so far to the media.

“Being here today, I feel so much hope and optimism about the recovery of our state with the return of conferences and trade shows in Nevada and the continued success and growth of the gaming industry,” Sisolak said.

Many of the top casino executives in Las Vegas are being featured at today’s G2E event. These officials will discuss a variety of topics involved with the future of the casino industry. If you have the time, make a trip over to the Venetian to see what everyone is so excited about!

The Las Vegas Casinos Industry Continues to Face Shake-Ups

Las Vegas is home to a huge number of world-class casinos. Many of the country’s top gaming operators are based here. That includes MGM Resorts International, which owns and operates many of the top gambling venues in the city of Las Vegas.

Not long ago, news broke that MGM Resorts had agreed to acquire The Cosmopolitan for $1.6 billion, located on the Las Vegas Strip. The company chose not to purchase the real estate. Instead, they will rent it out for hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

Officials within MGM Resorts also seem to be changing their stance on the online casino industry. In the past, this company pushed against Nevada allowing any internet casinos. CEO Bill Hornbuckle now feels that allowing regulated online casinos will help the state and entire gambling industry in the process.

More casino sales and purchases may be on the horizon here. Station Casinos is currently working on opening a major new property called Durango Station in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas. It is also dealing with various legal disputes from the Nevada Culinary Union.

Las Vegas is not the only US casino hub experiencing some major shake-ups recently. Here’s a quick update on how things are faring over in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City’s Casino Revenue Increases Once Again

Over on the East Coast, Atlantic City remains the biggest and most profitable casino destination. Several major casino-resorts are located here. Throughout most of 2021, these properties have seen increases in their monthly revenue figures.

That was once again the case this past August. Overall, gaming revenue increased by 31% in August when compared to the same month in 2020. The various gaming operators here managed to bring in $427.6 million over the course of the month.

Both land-based and online gambling operators here saw huge revenue increases. The Golden Nugget saw the biggest year-on-year revenue increase at 70%. Tropicana came next at 44%. Every casino here experienced a major surge in revenue.

This is expected to continue into September. Many analysts expect to see New Jersey’s sports betting revenue to increase dramatically over this month, too. This is due to the start of the 2021/2022 NFL season. Stay tuned for updates on this situation over the next few months.

Do you plan to visit the 2021 G2E in Las Vegas? How do you think the casinos in this city will fare throughout the rest of the year? Let us know in the comments section below.

UFC Owner to Buy Sports Betting Company OpenBet for $1.2B

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Endeavor Group Holdings, the owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, announced on Monday that it will be purchasing the sports betting company OpenBet from the Scientific Games Corp. for $1.2B in cash and stock.

Said Endeavor CEO Ariel Emmanuel in a Statement:

“This capability set is the ideal complement to our IMG ARENA sports betting business, which works directly with sports rights holders. We look forward to growing these businesses together to capitalize on the strong secular tailwinds in the sports betting ecosystem.”

Focus on Becoming a Gaming and Digital Content Provider

According to Endeavor, the acquisition will strengthen its position in the sports betting industry. The company said it plans to merge OpenBet with its existing sports betting business IMG Arena.The deal is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022 and will be paid with $1B in cash and $200 million worth of Endeavor Class A common stock.

Scientific Games previously disclosed its plan to sell its lottery and sports betting businesses to focus on becoming a gaming and digital content provider. Oakvale Capital and Macquarie Capital were the advisers of the Las Vegas-based major slot machine maker.

Online Gambling Industry Expanding Exponentially

The acquisition comes at a time when the online gambling industry in the United States continues to expand exponentially since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018. Online gambling was further boosted by the temporary closure of casinos and betting shops during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. .

Last week, British gambling company Entain revealed that it received a takeover proposal from American fantasy sports betting company DraftKings in the amount of $22.4B.

Regulators Have Filed a Complaint Against Station Casinos

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Station Casinos is having a busy year. This major Las Vegas-based casino company has been working hard to expand, yet continues to face regulatory with various groups. News broke today that Nevada regulators have filed a complaint against Station Casinos for offering post-game sports wagers.

This is yet another problem this company is now facing. It is likely to result in a serious fine. Today, we’ll talk about what exactly led to this complaint being filed.

Here’s what you need to know!

Gaming Control Board Files Complaint Against Station Casinos

Station Casinos has been making headlines over the past few months. Much of the focus has been on this Nevada-based casino companies legal disputes with the NV Culinary Union. Most analysts expect this legal battle to continue for years down the line.

Headlines were also made when company officials announced they planned to open a new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas. Many Las Vegas residents have been excited to hear more about these plans. Key approvals are still needed for any of these plans to move forward.

News has just broken that the Gaming Control Board has just filed a complaint against Station Casinos. This regulatory body claims that Station Casinos accepted hundreds of wagers on events in which the outcome was already known. It is being claimed that these post-game bets were made over a three-year period. Computer malfunctions are said to be the cause of these problems.

“Respondents are responsible for any violation related to the Stadium Live program,” the Control Board’s complaint said. “Toleration of such repeated violations constitutes ground for license revocation or other disciplinary action.”

Officials within Station Casinos have yet to comment on this complaint. It will likely result in a major fine. Fortunately, it is unlikely to have any other serious impact on the company.

What’s Happening With the Durango Station Casino?

Station Casinos is one of the most successful casino operators in Nevada. It runs a huge number of popular gambling venues throughout the state. Most of these properties are known as “locals casinos,” catering primarily to residents of Las Vegas.

This company has been hinting at opening a new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas for many years. It seems that plans to open this venue, called “Durango Station,” are now moving forward. The Spring Valley Town Advisory Board officially gave approval for this venue to open.

Different groups are now debating the pros and cons of this venue. Many locals in the area support the opening of this property. They point toward the large influx of jobs and revenue that will come in from this new casino.

The Nevada Culinary Union has already been pushing against the opening of Durango Station. Members of this union are trying to claim that traffic rates and gambling addiction will end up rising with its opening. This will continue to fuel the fire between these two major groups.

It’s still unclear when Durango Station may open its doors to the public. If all goes according to plan, it will be sometime within the next few years. Stay tuned for updates!

Las Vegas Casinos Continue Working to Bring in More Tourists

Casino revenue has been gradually increasing throughout the United States for most of 2021. August proved to be different, though. It was this month that nearly all states around the country reported large drops in their monthly revenue figures.

Las Vegas casinos are now working hard to boost tourism rates. Fewer people have been making the journey to this city due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. This rise in cases has also led to more restrictions inside many of the casinos in Las Vegas.

September may end up being a better month for this industry than August was. Many have likely flocked to the city to watch the Las Vegas Raiders play inside the new Allegiant Stadium. This, in turn, will lead to a rise in casino revenue.

It’s an interesting time for the entire US casino industry. Hope is that infection rates begin to drop and tourism into casino hubs begins to increase again.

What do you think about the Control Board’s complaint against Station Casinos? When do you expect Durango Station to open? Let us know in the comments section below.

Wynn Las Vegas Opens $3.5M Sports Podcasting Studio

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Wynn Las Vegas has built a $3.5M sports podcasting studio inside its property. The studio is part of Wynn’s three-year partnership with Blue Wire, a network that has an arsenal of 175 podcasts including ones that cover major sporting events like combat sports and the NFL. The deal is aimed at promoting Wynn Resorts’ WynnBET mobile betting app.

High-Profile Location

The Blue Wire Studio is in a high-profile location inside the Wynn Las Vegas. It is constructed at a former jewelry store that in a retail corridor connecting the Resort to the Wynn Golf Club. Wynn Las Vegs is on the east side of the Strip where the demolished Desert Inn stood for decades.

It is constructed with a glass front so that hotel guests and passers by will be able to see the podcasts broadcasted live. Popular podcasts from Blue Wire include Green Light with Chris Long, the Pack-a-Day Green Bay Packers podcast, and The Codcast which is about the esports game Call of Duty.

Blue Wire also has shows featuring retired sports stars like WR1 with Chris Carter. The network also has other general sports betting podcasts and sports history shows which focus on specific pro sports teams like the Houston Texans and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

Betting Big on WynnBET

Wynn is currently very aggressive in promoting its sports betting app WynnBET. The company recently launched a $100M ad campaign including commercials featuring stars such as Ben Affleck and Shaquille O’Neal.

The Wynn Casino also houses the Wynn Race & Sport Book as well as the Encore Race & Sportsbook which are two of the most popular retail betting places in the industry.

The Blue Wire Studio though is not the first of its kind in Sin City. The Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) was launched by broadcaster Brent Musburger in 2017. VSiN operates from Southpoint Hotel, Casino, and Spa and the Circa Resort and Casino. The network was recently purchased by DraftKings.

Durango Station Casino Faces Pushback From Culinary Union

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The battle between Station Casinos and the Las Vegas Culinary Union continues. For years, Station Casinos has been planning to open a major new casino-resort in Southwest Las Vegas, called the Durango Station Casino. These plans are now facing pushback from the Culinary Union.

This is not much of a surprise. These groups have been involved in legal disputes for decades. Now is a great time to talk about this most recent clash over Station Casinos’ latest plans.

Here’s what you need to know.

NV Culinary Union Pushes Against the Proposed Durango Station Casino

Station Casinos is one of the most successful casino operators based in Nevada. The company is known for running a huge number of “locals casinos” throughout the Las Vegas area. In recent years, officials within Station Casinos have discussed opening a new casino-resort in the Southwest Las Vegas area.

There has been some progress getting this venue open. Not long ago, a city board gave its approval for this property to be constructed. Many felt it was only a matter of time before a groundbreaking for the casino began.

It now seems these plans could be delayed. The Nevada Culinary Union has just begun urging residents and business owners in the area to protest against the Durango Station Casino. The union seems to be raising concerns about the potential traffic safety this casino will cause. Station Casinos released a statement on this latest move from the NV Culinary Union this week.

“It is unfortunate, but we are not surprised, as we have grown used to decades of endless harassment by the Culinary Union. Instead of applauding a project that will pay millions in local taxes, create a beautiful new amenity for the neighborhood and create thousands of construction and permanent jobs, including jobs for people they supposedly care about, they take the low road and play petty politics. Nothing that comes from the culinary union can be trusted,” the statement said.  

It remains to be seen if the Union will have any success raising these concerns with local residents. Stay tuned for updates over the next few weeks!

What Does the Station Casinos-Culinary Union Feud Stem From?

Station Casinos and the Nevada Culinary Union have been battling in the courts for decades. These two groups have spent an incredible amount of money in these legal battles. Unfortunately, it does not appear these disputes will be settled anytime soon.

Most of this is due to Station Casinos pushing against the Culinary Union representing its employees. This has been the case since the casino company was founded. Recently, employees voted against representation from the Culinary Union.

Some of these employees have become fed up with the union’s continued efforts to work into Station Casinos. Many of them recently held an open protest at the Culinary Union’s headquarters. This protest does not appear to have affected the union’s plans.

Expect to see more legal disputes between these two groups. It remains to be seen what, if anything, could settle things between them. Hope is that the most recent moves from the union do not affect the opening of the Durango Station Casino.

Las Vegas remains to see large revenue increases. Now is a great time to talk about how much money the casinos here have been bringing in lately.

Las Vegas Casinos Continue to Experience Revenue Surges

The casino industry in the United States is the biggest and most profitable in the United States. Most of the world’s most expensive gaming venues are based here. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas, which finally opened its doors to the public earlier this year.

The casinos in this city have experienced major revenue surges over the past few months. That was certainly the case this past July. That month, casino revenue in Las Vegas hit an all-time high at $794 million. It’s exciting news for the gaming operators in the city.

Most experts predict that casino revenue will surge over the month of August, too. In fact, casino revenue may once again hit an all-time high. These revenue surges are especially exciting when considering how dire the situation in Las Vegas was last year.

Many other US casino hubs are experiencing revenue surges, too. That includes Atlantic City. Stay tuned for more information on the revenue increases here as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to see the Culinary Union pushing against the Durango Station Casino? When do you expect this casino to open? Let us know in the comments section below.

Station Casino’s Durango Station Gains Approval From City Board

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Nevada is home to many of the world’s best casino-resorts. Station Casinos has been working hard to open a new one in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas. New reports have confirmed that this proposed property, known as Durango Station, has just gained approval from an important city board.

This is an important step to get this casino opened. Officials within Station Casinos are likely pleased to see things moving forward.

Here’s what you need to know about this situation.

Spring Valley Town Board Approves Plans to Open Durango Station

Station Casinos is one of the biggest gaming companies based in Nevada. It launched in 1976 and has since gone to open more than 20 different casinos around the state. For years, officials within the company have been eager to open a new resort-style property in the Southwestern area of Las Vegas.

This venue, known as Durango Station, has faced a number of setbacks. That includes finding a suitable location and gaining approval from various city boards. It seems that there is now some real progress being made in 2021 to get this venue opened.

The Spring Valley Town Board has just announced that it has approved plans to open Durango Station. This property is set to feature 400 hotel rooms. More than 99,000 square feet of gaming space will also be featured inside this venue. Station Casinos released a public statement shortly after news of the board approval was released.

“Station Casinos appreciates the Spring Valley Town Advisory Board and its residents for their input on and support of the Durango project. Our new development will be a great addition and a great community partner, employing thousands of construction and full-time team members and creating tens of millions of dollars in new state and local taxes. The Company looks forward to releasing more information on the project in the weeks ahead,” the statement said. 

This is expected to be an exciting property in the Las Vegas area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on the opening of this venue over the next few months!

Las Vegas Casinos Continue to See Revenue Surges

Las Vegas remains the most profitable gambling destination on the planet. It’s here that many of the country’s top gaming companies are based. Fortunately, the casino industry here has seen a major recovery from the events that unfolded throughout 2020.

There has been a steady increase in gaming revenue over the past eight months. That is particularly true over the summer months. This past July, Nevada set a new all-time gaming revenue record, bringing in $794 million.

August has just wrapped up and many are expecting to see another surge of revenue. Tourism rates into the city are beginning to reach pre-pandemic levels. Certain casinos here are managing to bring in more revenue than others.

Several new properties have recently opened their doors in Las Vegas, too. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas. At $4.2 billion, this is the most expensive gambling venue to ever open its doors in the city. Resorts World seems to be fueling tourism into the city right now.

New reports on Nevada’s gaming revenue for the month of August will be released soon. Stay tuned for reports on these figures.

Station Casinos Remains in a Legal Battle With the Culinary Union

The past eight months have been great for most casino operators in Nevada. That certainly includes Station Casinos, which continues to see increases in its revenue figures. Still, this company has faced its fair share of issues lately.

Not long ago, reports surfaced that the legal battle between Station Casinos and the Nevada Culinary Union was ramping back up. This has been an ongoing dispute for many years and the Culinary Union continues working to enter Station Casinos’ properties.

It seems that the majority of Station Casinos’ employees do not want representation from this union, though. A group of the companies workers recently held a major protest in front of the culinary union’s headquarters. Ultimately, this dispute will need to be settled in court.

Company officials have a lot on their hands right now. They have to be pleased to hear the latest approval for their proposed casino in the Southwest area of Las Vegas. Only a few more steps need to be taken for the construction of this property to begin.

Are you excited for Durango Station to open? Let us know in the comments section below!

Caesars Sports Fires Longtime Bookmaker Nick Bogdanovich

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Longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Nick Bogdanovich confirmed to media that he has been fired by Caesars Sports just four months after Caesars Entertainment completed its $4 billion acquisition of William Hill and named Bogdanovich as its vice president of trading.

According to a text message to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Bogdanovich merely said that Caesars “wanted to go in a different direction” He refused to make further comments.

William Hill Sportsbook Director

Prior to being the vice president of trading at Caesars, Bogdanovich served as William Hill sportsbook director since 2012.

As sportsbook director, Bogdanovich was in-charge of risk management and ensuring that the company’s trading department complies with the Nevada Gaming Regulations. Bogdanovich also made sure that William Hills’ betting meny is the best in class.

Unless he decided to take a break, it’s unlikely he will be jobless for long. With his knowledge, experience and worldwide contacts would make him a valuable asset to any sports betting organization.

With the sports betting industry wars heating up right now, several competitors are already rumored to be in talks to sign Bogdanovich to their fold.

Bogdanovich Rose from the Ranks

Bogdanovich rose from the ranks to become one of Sin City’s top bookmaker. He started his sports betting industry career in 1986 as a ticket writer at the Sand sportsbook in Las Vegas. He also spent nine years as Binion’s Horseshoe sportsbook director and was also in-charge of sportsbooks at the Stratosphere, Mandalay Bay, and the Golden Nugget.

A native of Las Vegas who attended Western High School, Bogdanovich played college basketball while earning a degree in business administration from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

He was a director of bookmaking operations at Club Cal-Neva sportsbooks when the latter and the American Wagering and Brandywine Bookmaking were bought by William Hill for $55 million in 2011.