The Sale of MGM Springfield Has Been Confirmed

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Massachusetts is home to three popular casino-resorts. That includes MGM Springfield, which for years was the most popular gambling venue in the state. This week, the sale of MGM Springfield was finally confirmed to the public.

MGM Resorts International has officially decided to part ways with this venue. Some felt it was a long time coming when considering its struggle to compete with other casinos in the state. Today, we’ll talk about the details of this major casino sale.

Let’s get into it!

Massachusetts’ Casino Revenue is Still Fluctuating

The US casino industry remains in a precarious position. Throughout 2021, casino revenue has been steadily rising around the country. Many states have recently begun to see their casino revenue figures begin to fluctuate, though.

Massachusetts fits into that category. There are currently three major casino-resorts operating in this state. These properties were seeing major revenue surges early in the year, yet they have recently begun seeing some slight fluctuations in these numbers.

This past June, MA’s casinos managed to bring in $84 million in gross gaming revenue. That represents a slight drop from the $86.68 million earned in May and the $84.63 million brought in during the month of April. It’s not a major drop, however, and doesn’t reflect any major downward trend for the casinos operating here.

Many have expressed disappointment to see that poker is still not available inside the state’s casinos. Last month, regulators confirmed that poker games will not be coming to these properties for a few months. This is due to the continuing struggle to deal with Covid-19.

There have also been rumblings about a new wave of restrictions coming to the casinos in Massachusetts. As infections increase, calls to implement tougher health regulations intensify. Of course, ordering more intense restrictions inside the state’s casinos will likely lead to a major drop in revenue.

It seems that one company has decided to bow out of its operations in this state. Here’s what we know about MGM Springfield’s recent sale.

More Details on the Sale of MGM Springfield are Coming Out

For many years, Massachusetts prohibited commercial casinos from operating within the state. Things changed about a decade ago, and several companies immediately expressed an interest in operating here. That includes MGM Resorts, one of the biggest gaming companies in the world.

MGM Resorts opened its casino in Massachusetts in 2018. This property, called MGM Springfield, quickly became a major hit with gambling fans in the area. It continued to set new revenue records for months after opening to the public.

In recent years, this venue has struggled. This is largely due to the opening of the Encore Boston Harbor in 2019. This property quickly captured a large share of the market and took away from the revenue being earned at MGM Springfield.

MGM Resorts has been voicing its concern with this situation in recent months. It now appears this company wants to take a different approach with this venue. New reports surfaced today that confirmed the sale of MGM Springfield to Vivi Properties for $17.2 billion. Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and resident of MGM Resorts, spoke about this sale to the media this week.

“This transaction unlocks the significant real estate value of our assets, enhances our financial flexibility and strengthens our ability to execute key growth initiatives. We look forward to our long-term partnership with Vici,” Hornbuckle said. 

This sale is expected to close in 2022. Interestingly, MGM Resorts will continue to operate this property under a long-term lease. It’s an effective way for the company to gain money while maintaining a presence in Massachusetts. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on the revenue situation here over the next few months!

Sports Betting May Soon Become Legal in Massachusetts

Many states around the country have been working to pass sports gambling legislation in 2021. Some of these states are making more progress than others. Based on the current progress, it seems likely that Massachusetts will approve this form of gambling before the end of the year.

A couple of weeks ago, the House formally approved a sports betting bill by a 156-3 margin. This bill is now making its way to the Senate. Members of the Senate are on break and are set to review the contents of this bill upon their return.

There are a few problems that could arise with this bill. Most notably is the discussion of whether or not to allow betting on college sports. Some believe the Senate could demand that this is not allowed before approving any legislation.

There is reason to believe that sportsbooks will launch here in early 2022. The current legislation making its way through the state allows for both online and land-based sportsbooks to operate in the state. This could allow for MA to quickly develop one of the largest sports betting markets in the country.

It’s an exciting time for sports fans here. If all goes according to plan, the first wagering options will launch here by the end of the 2021/2022 NFL season. Stay tuned for more news on the sports betting bill here as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to hear about the sale of MGM Springfield? When do you expect sports betting to become available in Massachusetts? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Rivers Casino in NY is Holding a Job Fair Soon!

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New York is home to a fast-growing gambling industry. The casino companies here are now working hard to bring in more guests. It seems they want more employees, as well. New reports claim that the Rivers Casino in NY is set to hold a major job fair on Thursday!

There are many in the Schenectady area looking for a job at this popular casino right now. Now might be the perfect time to jump at the opportunity.

Let’s take a look at what exactly is happening with New York’s casino industry.

Major Casino Hubs Begin Ordering Restrictions Again

The US casino industry has been steadily improving since the mass shutdowns ordered in 2020. Last year showed how vulnerable this gambling industry really is. Over the past seven months, the country’s major casino hubs have been seeing a steady increase in their tourism and gambling revenue.

There is now a real fear that this industry could be heading back toward the way it was in 2020. The Delta variant seems to be spreading around the country and infections are increasing. As a result, many of the country’s top casino destinations are ordering a fresh set of restrictions.

Over in Las Vegas, masks are now once again required on the casino floor. This rule has been scrapped for months. It’s mandated for guests and employees to wear masks again and many gaming analysts fear this could lead to a drop in tourism.

The current restrictions are not nearly as intense as what was seen over the summer last year. Hope is that things stay this way. Ordering lower capacity limits and installing plexiglass barriers inside of Las Vegas casinos will almost certainly affect tourism numbers.

Smaller casino hubs around the country are ordering new restrictions too. These specific regulations vary from state to state. Lawmakers in New York have been discussing whether or not to implement new rules, yet things have largely remained the same over the years.

The casinos in New York are now working hard to boost their revenue figures. Here’s an exciting update on one of the most popular gambling venues in the state!

A Job Fair is Being Held at the Rivers Casino in NY This Week

There are now a large number of popular casinos operating in the state of New York. For many years, only tribal casinos were given permission to operate in this state. Things changed in 2013 when lawmakers approved a measure to allow commercial casinos to operate, as well.

The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady is without a doubt one of the most popular gambling venues in the state. It first opened its doors back in 2017. It’s a commercial casino and allows all major table games on the casino floor.

This week, news broke that a major job fair is being held at the Rivers Casino in NY. This event will take place on Thursday between 10 am to 2 pm. There are said to be 50 openings in its food and beverage department available. Linda Waters, Director of Human Resources at Rivers Casino, spoke about this job fair to the media this week.

“Working at Rivers Casino is more than just a job, it’s a whole lot of fun and very rewarding,” she said. “It’s a great place to work and we always celebrate diversity, encourage personal and professional growth, and stay focused on enriching the lives of our team and their families.”

Anyone interested in getting into the casino industry in New York may want to attend this job fair. The Rivers Casino & Resort is already one of the most popular gambling properties in the state. It will likely continue to grow more popular over the next few years.

Many are still asking for an update on the casino plans for New York City. Here’s a quick look at what is happening with this situation.

NYC’s Casino Plans Seem to be Put on Hold, For Now

New York is clearly focused on expanding its gambling industry. Here, both casino gambling and sports betting are now legal. In many ways, however, these two forms of gambling are limited in this state, though.

Only land-based sports betting is currently allowed in New York. Lawmakers are calling for a change and point toward neighboring New Jersey’s massive revenue earnings from online sports gambling. Governor Cuomo agrees and it appears that online sports gambling will become available here in the near future.

The casino industry here is relatively limited, too. All of the state’s true Class III casinos are currently based in Upstate New York. A growing number of individuals now feel it’s time to open a major casino-resort in New York City.

Plans for this proposed gambling venue have been slowly coming out over the past year. Unfortunately, it seems that these plans are being put on hold. The city has a huge number of major issues to deal with right now and opening a new casino doesn’t seem to be high on the list of priorities.

Things move fast and it wouldn’t be a shock to see a casino open in NYC open its doors sometime over the next few years. It seems likely that this property would grow to become a major hit. We’ll be sure to offer updates on this property over the next few months!

Are you interested in working at Rivers Casino in NY? When do you expect a casino to open in New York City? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here’s What We Know About Station Casinos’ New Property

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Station Casinos has been steadily recovering since the devastating casino shutdowns experienced in 2020. It now seems that this major Nevada-based gaming operator is focused on expansion. Today, we’ll talk about some of the details surrounding Station Casinos’ new property.

There have been several major casino openings in Southern Nevada lately. It appears another one is set to take place in the near future.

Here’s what you need to know!

Las Vegas Orders Another Indoor Mask Mandate

Las Vegas is and always has been the country’s top gambling and entertainment destinations. For that reason, the events that unfolded in 2020 took a massive toll on this city. When the casinos shut down, tourism into the city came to a screeching halt.

This trend continued through much of the year. Most of the casinos in Las Vegas reopened to the public in June and July. Unfortunately, tourism rates remained extremely low throughout almost the entirety of 2020.

Things have completely turned around in 2021. Restrictions toward casinos have been lifted and, as a result, a huge number of individuals around the US have been flocking to Las Vegas. The opening of major casino-resorts such as Resorts World has helped to fuel that tourism drive.

Some now worry that things could soon go back to the way they were in 2020. Yesterday, news broke that the state of Nevada has ordered another indoor mask mandate. This is due to the large increase in Covid-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.

Moving forward, those vaccinated or not will need to wear masks while inside casinos. This alone is unlikely to halt tourism into the city. If more restrictions are ordered, however, there is a chance that the gaming and entertainment industries here could be affected in a major way.

Casino companies here continue to look toward expansion. That includes Station Casinos, which just released some of the details of another property it plans to open in the future.

Details of Station Casinos’ New Property are Starting to Come Out

Many of the world’s biggest and best casinos are currently based in Las Vegas. A huge number of massive gambling properties are based here including MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands. Station Casinos may not have quite the same name recognition, yet it’s one of the state’s most successful gaming operators.

This company suffered greatly throughout 2020. In fact, it kept many of its venues closed for longer than other casino companies. Station Casinos wanted to ensure that when its casinos reopened, they did so in a way that was profitable.

This week, more details of Station Casinos’ new property were released to the public. This company revealed that it is planning to open another major casino-resort near Durango Drive and the 215 Highway. It will feature more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space and should take between 18 to 24 months to complete. CEO Frank Fertitta III spoke about this news to the media this week.

“Our primary focus right now is really down on Durango, which we think is a great development opportunity and the most underserved part of the Las Vegas Valley,” he said. “The area is fast growing, with a high-income population base, large gaming demographic, and zero competition for five miles.”

Fertitta has a point claiming there is very little competition in the area. Station Casinos’ new property would likely be a major hit with locals in the area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this situation over the next few months.

Most casino fans in Southern Nevada are still focusing on Resorts World Las Vegas. It seems this property helped to boost tourism rates in the state last month!

Nevada’s Gaming Win Passed $1 Billion in June

Nevada’s gambling revenue has been steadily increasing over the past six months. It appears this trend has continued into the month of June. Reports surfaced this week claiming that Nevada’s gaming win surpassed the $1 billion mark once again in June.

Resorts World Las Vegas helped the state achieve this feat. This property opened its doors in late June. A massive number of individuals from around the country have been flocking here to see what exactly the property’s $4.3 billion price tag can offer.

The state managed to bring in $1.193 billion last month. That represents a staggering 110.5% increase when compared to June of 2020. Clark County appears to be the big winner in the state of Nevada.

Here, gambling revenue came out 130.6% higher than it was a year prior. Gaming win on the Strip was even higher at 156.3% more than in June of 2020. Resorts World Las Vegas seems to be directly responsible for this massive spike of revenue on the Strip.

Many will now be interested to see if the recent spike in infections will affect gaming revenue here. Las Vegas remains vulnerable to state restrictions. We’ll offer more updates on the tourism and revenue figures here as 2021 continues.

Are you excited to hear about Station Casinos’ new property? Do you expect revenue figures to continue increasing in Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below!

Virginia’s Casino Laws Gain Approval by State Lottery Board

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Certain lawmakers in the state of Virginia have been looking to legalize sports betting for many years. It now appears that the state is closer than ever to doing so. Reports have just confirmed that Virginia’s casino laws have been approved by the state Lottery Board.

It’s exciting news for casino fans in this state. Many are excited to see the first true gambling venues open their doors here. Today, we’ll talk about the recent progress in launching the first casinos in this state.

Let’s get into it!

Casino Companies Fear a Return of Major Restrictions

The US casino industry faced its toughest test to date back in 2020. All casinos across the country were forced to be shut down in March of last year. It took several months for any of them to begin accepting guests again.

Things have been steadily improving for casinos since the beginning of 2021. Much of this is due to states lifting their various restrictions toward these gambling venues. That includes the removal of the mandatory mask mandate and capacity limits.

Many of the country’s most powerful casino companies are now fearing the return of these restrictions. These companies have noticed the concerning rise in Covid-19 cases around the US. They are also taking note of the new rules being set in place in various states.

Analysts are debating whether or not another mask mandate in Las Vegas will be ordered anytime soon. This city remains the biggest and most profitable gambling hub in the United States. It seems unlikely, yet the decision to order masks will ultimately come down to Nevada’s top leaders.

Not everything is so bleak for this industry. Most casino hubs have been reporting impressive revenue gains over the past few months. It seems likely that this trend will continue, at least throughout the near future.

Several states are now taking a closer look at expanding their gambling regulations to generate more tax revenue. That includes Virginia, which appears closer to legalizing casinos than ever before.

Here’s an Exciting Update on Virginia’s Casino Laws!

The state of Virginia is known for having an unusually strict set of gambling laws. Here, most traditional forms of gambling remain prohibited. That includes traditional Class III casinos, despite the large number of individuals pushing to allow these properties to open their doors here.

There is some progress being made here. Lawmakers in the Senate and House have been discussing the pros and cons of casino legalization. More of these state officials seem to be opening up to the idea of allowing these properties.

This week, news broke that the Virginia Lottery Board officially approved Virginia’s casino laws! It’s a huge step forward and paves the way for real Class III gambling venues to open their doors here. Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall released a statement about this news to the media this week.

“The Lottery’s Gaming Compliance Department and Office of General Counsel have been diligently working to set up the regulatory and licensing framework to ensure casino gaming in Virginia is secure and transparent,” he said. “In this role, we see the Lottery as the public’s watchdog, confirming that the law and regulations are followed, and the integrity of casino gambling is protected.”

These rules will now be sent to the Governor’s office. If given the green light here, these rules will undergo a 60-day public comment period. It’s here that Virginia’s residents can voice their opinion of allowing casino gambling in the state.

Virginia seems closer than ever to getting its first real gambling properties up and running. We’ll be sure to offer more information on this situation over the next few weeks!

Sports Betting Proves to Be a Major Hit in Virginia

It’s clear that Virginia is expanding its gambling industry at a rapid pace. Sports betting officially became legal here at the beginning of 2021. It instantly became a major hit and has been helping to bring the state an impressive amount of revenue each month.

This week, reports surfaced showing how much money the state’s sports gambling industry brought in during the month of June. Approximately $234.9 million was bet on sports in this state during that month. This brings the total handle throughout 2021 above $1.3 billion.

Basketball remains the most popular sport to bet on in this state. More than 30% of all sports wagers made here were done on the NBA. Some feel that the beginning of the upcoming 2021/2022 NFL season could change that trend, though.

NFL betting is, overall, the most popular form of sports betting in the country. The upcoming season is expected to be a good one and it seems likely that a huge number of individuals in Virginia will bet on how the action unfolds. This could further help to boost sports gambling revenue in the state.

Casino gambling will likely be extremely popular here, as well. There are clearly a large number of passionate gamblers in Virginia right now. Stay tuned for more news on the road to legalize Class III casinos here over the next few months!

Are you surprised to hear that Virginia’s casino laws have been approved? When do you expect the first casino to open here? Let us know in the comments section below.

Will We See a Mask Mandate in Las Vegas Return?

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Over the past year, Las Vegas has experienced a massive surge in tourism and gambling revenue. Some now fear that things are headed in the wrong direction once again. There is even a chance that another mask mandate in Las Vegas will soon be ordered.

Many of the casino companies will likely push against this move. The decision will ultimately come down to the city and state leaders. Now is a great time to talk about what exactly is happening in this city right now.

Let’s get into it!

Tourism Figures Continue to Increase in Las Vegas

2020 made it abundantly clear that Las Vegas is a city that relies on tourism. This city has been known as one of the true gambling and entertainment hubs in the world. When the casinos and entertainment options here shut down, tourism came to a screeching halt.

This has some massive implications for the city and its workforce. The businesses that rely on tourists immediately saw their revenue figures plummet. Even after the casinos began to reopen in June, far fewer people were making the journey to Sin City than in years prior.

Over the past twelve months, things have been steadily improving here. All of the major casino-resorts in Las Vegas are open. They have been reporting consistent increases in their hotel bookings, particularly over the summer months.

With this increase in tourism comes a jump in gambling revenue. Many have also been flocking to see the opening of exciting new venues such as Resorts World Las Vegas. This casino-resort cost $4.3 billion to construct, setting a new record in the city.

It appears that the new Delta Covid-19 variant is causing another spike in infections in various areas of the country. That includes Nevada. Health officials are taking notice and some claim that it’s just a matter of time before a new wave of restrictions is implemented.

Some of the casino companies in Las Vegas are already expressing fear of another mandatory mask-wearing order from the state. Could we see this happen in Las Vegas once again?

Fear of Another Mask Mandate in Las Vegas Returns

There were a variety of factors that led to the economic slump Las Vegas faced in 2020. Obviously, no one could have expected a complete shutdown of the city’s casinos. These casinos reopened within a few months, however, and the intense safety rules set in place ended up being what kept many tourists away.

Casino companies here learned that most people simply do not want to visit a casino if they are required to wear a mask and play games separated by plexiglass. This is part of the reason why so many of the casinos here pressed city leaders to lift restrictions. Much of Las Vegas’ recovery seems to be related to the lifting of these restrictions.

Covid-19 infection rates are jumping once again and health officials in Nevada are being forced to make difficult decisions. Some casinos are also choosing to take things into their own hands. Two separate casinos are now requiring their employees to wear masks at all times.

The Southern Nevada Health District has also just recommended that everyone in Las Vegas wear masks. This is in an effort to drop infection rates once again. You can see this state government body’s official statement on this situation below.

“As COVID-19 case counts and the positivity rate continues to increase in our community, the Southern Nevada Health District is now recommending both unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places where they may have contact with others who are not fully vaccinated,” the statement says. 

Does this mean that another mask mandate in Las Vegas will be ordered? It’s difficult to say. Health experts are still unaware of exactly what kind of problems this latest variant causes. If mass hospitalizations are seen, another mask rule will likely go into effect. A jump in cases without a subsequent spike in hospitalizations and deaths, however, may not warrant such a move.

Most of the other, smaller casino destinations around the US are also expressing fear at another fresh set of restrictions. Here’s a look at how some of these gambling hubs are faring right now.

Will US Casino Revenue Continue to Surge Through 2021?

Las Vegas is far from the only casino destination seeing a major recovery this year. Most of the country’s casino hubs experienced a similar slump that Sin City did in 2020. These areas are now seeing consistent increases in their monthly revenue figures.

Gaming analysts are beginning to question how long this trend will continue for. There is a real fear that the same type of restrictions seen last year could be ordered again. What that would mean for various industries, not just the casino industry, is unclear.

It seems unlikely that any kind of stay-at-home orders will be required again. This would certainly lead to a major slum in casino revenue. Instead, casinos around the US may be ordered to require masks work by guests and employees again.

If that is the case, it seems likely that some areas will require plexiglass barriers at table games, as well. Another round of occupancy limits will likely follow. Specific restrictions will, of course, vary from state to state.

No one seems to know how casino revenue will rise or fall as the year goes on. We remain in uncharted waters and it will take time to see what various health officials recommend. Hope is that the casino industry can continue to thrive.

Do you expect another mask mandate in Las Vegas? How would this affect the casinos here? Let us know in the comments section below.

MA’s Casino Revenue in June Drops Slightly From May

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Massachusetts is home to just three casino-resorts. Interestingly, these properties help to bring the state a massive amount of revenue every single month. Reports surfaced this week showing that MA’s casino revenue in June dropped ever so slightly when compared to the month prior.

That isn’t a major disappointment. Much of the state’s land-based casino industry has yet to fully recover. Today, we’ll take a close look at exactly how much money the different casinos in this state managed to bring in last month.

Let’s get into it!

Most US Casino Hubs Continue to See Tourism Surges

The US casino industry continues to perform considerably better in 2021 than it did last year. That isn’t a surprise when considering how long casinos across the US were shut down for last year. Most have since reopened and many people around the country have been consistently flocking to different casinos throughout the year.

The country’s biggest gambling hubs were struggling immensely throughout 2020. This year, however, most of these casino destinations have been reporting huge surges in tourism. That includes places like Las Vegas.

This doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, either. Las Vegas is likely to see its tourism figures increase as the year goes on. Part of that could be due to the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas last month. At $4.3 billion, this is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in the city.

Atlantic City took a little longer to see its tourism and revenue figures increase this year. Fortunately, most restrictions on casinos have been lifted here. Many of the biggest resorts here are now undergoing major renovations in an effort to bring in more tourists.

As tourism increases, revenue goes up, too. Even many of the smaller casino hubs in the country like Colorado have been seeing increases in gaming revenue. It’s an exciting trend and one that should go on throughout the rest of 2021.

Massachusetts has developed a small, yet successful gaming industry over the years. We’re now beginning to hear about how much money the casinos here brought in last month.

Here’s a Look at MA’s Casino Revenue in June

The Northeastern US is quickly turning into one of the biggest gambling destinations in the United States. Places like New Jersey and Pennsylvania are now well-known for their huge number of popular casinos. Massachusetts is also now developing a successful casino industry.

Three casino-resorts are currently based here. That includes the Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park. Some of the country’s most powerful gaming companies own and operate these popular gambling venues.

This week, reports on MA’s casino revenue for June finally came out to the public. Some are surprised to hear that casino revenue here actually dropped slightly when compared to the month of May. It wasn’t by much, however, and likely didn’t worry the casino owners in the state.

Overall, casino revenue in Massachusetts came out to $84 million during June. That represents a very slight drop from the $$86.6 million earned during May. Poker remains closed in all casinos here, meaning this revenue was earned solely from slots and table games.

When poker returns, revenue figures will likely surge once again. There is certainly reason to be optimistic about the future of Massachusetts’ gaming industry. Many are now looking ahead at how the state’s gambling options may expand in the future.

Several prominent lawmakers here are pushing to get sports betting legal in Massachusetts. Here’s a quick update on this situation here.

When Will Sports Betting Become Legal in Massachusetts?

The US casino industry continues to improve at a rapid pace. The growth of this industry pales in comparison to the US sports betting industry, though. In just a few years, it has grown to become one of the most popular forms of gambling around the country.

More than half the country now has a regulated sports gambling industry up and running. The regulation of sports betting is helping to bring many states a huge amount of revenue. Obviously, a growing number of individuals now believe it is time for Massachusetts to launch its own sports gambling industry.

Not long ago, one major state government body met to discuss the pros and cons of sports betting legalization. There are now several bills being presented to launch this form of gambling. Little progress has been made to this point, however, and it’s unclear when any of these bills will receive State and House approval.

There is reason to believe that 2022 is the year sports betting becomes available in this state, though. There are a huge number of hardcore sports fans here. That is partly due to several popular professional teams being based here including the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox.

The US gambling industry continues to expand at a rapid pace. There are many reasons to be excited about the future of Massachusetts’ gaming options. Stay tuned for updates on the legalization of sports betting here over the next few months.

Are you surprised to see where MA’s casino revenue in June stands? When do you expect sports betting to launch here? Let us know in the comments section below.

More Information On the Hollywood Casino York is Coming Out!

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Pennsylvania is quickly developing one of the largest gambling industries in the United States. New, exciting casinos are set to open here over the next few years. Reports have surfaced today that offered new information on the opening date of the Hollywood Casino York!

Casino fans have been excited to see this property get up and running. These fans will not have to wait much longer to visit this exciting new venue. Now is a great time to talk about when this property will open to guests.

Here’s what we know!

Pennsylvania’s Casinos Continue to Bring in High Revenue Figures

The East Coast is home to a huge number of major gambling destinations. Most think of Atlantic City, yet other nearby states are also developing a massive gambling industry. That includes Pennsylvania, which has some of the best gambling options of any state in the country.

Here, both online and land-based casinos are legal and regulated. These casino operations are helping to bring the state a huge amount of tax revenue each month. That was certainly apparant this past May.

Total Gross Gaming Revenue in Pennsylvania during the month of May came out to $413,182,161. That is a new record; surpassing the $403.1 million earned in April. Certain gambling operations here managed to bring in more revenue than others.

Online slots in Pennsylvania brought in $67.2 million last May. Slots and table games inside land-based casinos brought in $278.6 million in total revenue. Video game terminals available in certain areas of the state managed to bring in a respectable $3.6 million.

It’s exciting to see these revenue figures grow as 2021 goes on. Sports gambling is also available and continues to bring in a massive amount of money. Most analysts expect to see these revenue figures increase throughout the rest of the year.

More casinos continue to open their doors in this state. Here is a quick look at the upcoming opening of the Hollywood Casino York!

The Opening Date of the Hollywood Casino York Has Finally Been Revealed

Pennsylvania is far from the only state working to expand its gambling industry. Many areas of the country are focused on increasing their number of casinos. More gambling venues, lawmakers are arguing, will help to boost tax revenue.

There are several new casinos set to open in Pennsylvania over the next couple of years. It now appears that one new casino will open to the public here this summer! New reports have just surfaced claiming the opening date of the Hollywood Casino York is officially set for August 12.

Ruben Warren, vice president and general manager for Hollywood Casino York sent a press release this week, expressing his excitement at this property’s opening.

“The countdown to our grand opening begins today,” Warren said. “We’re very excited to soon welcome patrons to this beautiful new property, where they’ll be able to experience premier gaming, dining and entertainment.”

This property cost an impressive $120 million to construct. It’s owned by Penn National, one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in the country. The casino will feature 500 slots, 24 table games, and the first Barstool Sports-run sportsbook in the state.

Many feel this will be the best new casino in Pennsylvania. A huge number of individuals in the Springettsbury Township are expected to attend its grand opening. We’ll be sure to offer more information on the Hollywood Casino York after it opens to the public.

Sports gambling in Pennsylvania is more popular right now than ever before. Let’s take a quick look at how the sports betting companies here are faring right now.

Sports Gambling Revenue in Pennsylvania Continues to Fluctuate

Pennsylvania was the seventh state to formally legalize sports betting. The first sportsbooks launched here in November of 2018. The sportsbooks here have grown extremely popular and continue to bring in a huge amount of revenue each month.

This past May, reports surfaced claiming Pennsylvania’s sports betting revenue increased compared to April. The online and land-based sportsbooks here brought in $37.4 million that month. That is a solid increase from the $36 million in revenue earned last April.

When compared to 2020’s numbers, the sports gambling revenue situation here looks phenomenal. Of course, many of the country’s sports leagues were still shut down in June of 2020. Sports betting revenue was notably low throughout the middle of the year.

Pennsylvania is now developing one of the most profitable sports betting industries in the United States. New Jersey remains the king, for now. Illinois is second in terms of total sports betting revenue. Based on the current trend, however, it wouldn’t be a shock to see PA’s sports gambling industry take the top spot in the future.

The casino industry here continues to grow, as well. More gaming venues will open their doors here as the year goes on. Stay tuned for updates on the growing casino and sports gambling industry here as 2021 goes on.

Are you excited about the opening of the Hollywood Casino York? Let us know in the comments section below.

Another Casino in Phoenix Will Open its Doors in the Next Few Years

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Arizona is home to one of the largest casino industries in the Western United States. Incredibly, this industry continues to expand on a regular basis. New reports indicate that a new casino in Phoenix will be opening its doors sometime over the next two years.

Casino fans in the area have reason to be excited. Today, we’ll discuss the details of this new gambling venue. We will also take a look at how Arizona’s gambling industry has been faring throughout 2021.

Here’s what you need to know!

More States Have Recently Welcomed Incredible New Casinos

Regulated casino gambling has been available in the United States for decades. There was a time when only Las Vegas was considered a true gaming hub. That is no longer the case and a huge number of states are now home to a huge number of world-class casinos.

Several states have recently welcomed impressive new gambling properties. Many leaders recognize how effective these venues can be at attracting tourism. They also tend to generate a massive amount of tax revenue for different areas of the country.

Perhaps the most obvious example of this is Las Vegas, which recently welcomed the brand-new Resorts World Las Vegas. At $4.3 billion, this is the most expensive resort ever built in the city. It held a grand opening on June 24 and reports claim this was a major success with thousands of guests attending the opening ceremony.

Atlantic City has also welcomed an exciting new property in 2018 when the Ocean Casino-Resort took the place of the former Revel Resort. Initially, this venue struggled to generate much interest from tourists. Things have turned around in recent years, however, and this property is now the third-most successful venue in the city.

The US casino industry has turned around in a massive way when compared to 2020. There was a time when all major casinos were closed around the country. Most states have now lifted nearly all of the restrictions set on this venue in early last year.

Arizona continues to expand its own casino industry. It’s here that a massive number of popular tribal casinos are located. New reports indicate a brand new casino will soon be opening its doors in the Phoenix area of the state.

Sources Confirm That a New Casino in Phoenix Will Open Soon

The state of Arizona is known for having a large and successful gaming industry. Recently, lawmakers here approved a new set of measures to expand the list of gaming options available here. That took place in April when Governor Ducey approved a new compact that allows both sports betting and additional casinos.

This new compact allows tribal groups in the state to operate thousands of new casinos and four news casinos. That includes two in the Phoenix area. New reports have surfaced this week that another casino in Phoenix will open its doors sometime in the next one or two years.

The new casino in Phoenix will be run by the Gila River Indian Community and will be given permission to offer all of the news games approved in the recent contract. This gaming venue will also be allowed to offer its guests sports betting. It is expected to cost more than $100 million and will also include a hotel.

Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis released a statement on this new property to the media this week.

“Adding a 4th casino will bring additional revenue, security, and critical services to Community members. In addition, we anticipate being able to add hundreds of new jobs that Community members can take advantage of, and we expect that many of those will be filled by Community members,” Roe said. 

This property will open its doors near Chandler. Once opened, it should be able to employ over 1,000 individuals. Many believe this venue will help to significantly boost tourism rates in the Phoenix area. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this property over the next few years!

Arizona’s Sports Betting Industry is Expected to Go Live This September

The US sports betting industry began to expand significantly after May of 2018 when the US Supreme Court decided to strike down PASPA. This proved to be a massive deal for the country’s entire gambling industry. More than 30 states across the country now have a regulated sports betting industry set in place.

Lawmakers in Arizona have been working hard to legalize sports betting for many years. It hasn’t been easy, though. Lawmakers have been forced to come up with an agreement with various tribal groups in the state who hold a monopoly over the gaming industry.

As mentioned earlier, Governor Ducey agreed to a new gaming compact in April that formally approved sports betting in the state. Of course, getting any sportsbooks operational here has proven extremely difficult. Lawmakers still need to come up with specific agreements with these tribal groups to launch sports gambling.

There seems to be some real progress being made, though. The current plan is for the state’s first sportsbooks to launch on September 9 of 2021. The Arizona Department of Gaming has released a set of guidelines to get things moving and recently wrapped up its public comments section to hear what local residents have to say about the industry.

There is clearly a lot happening here with Arizona’s entire gambling industry. Sports betting should become available here within a few months. If all goes according to plan, a new casino in Phoenix will open its doors within a year or two, as well.

Are you excited to hear about the new casino opening up near Chandler? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Resorts World LV Grand Opening Was a Major Success

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For years, the most expensive resort in the history of Las Vegas has been under construction. It finally opened to the public this month and many expect it to become the city’s hottest new venue. New reports indicate the Resorts World LV grand opening was a major success in almost every way.

This is without a doubt the most exciting new property to open in Las Vegas in years. Many are excited to see what Resorts World has to offer. Now is a great time to talk about the recent grand opening here!

Let’s get into it.

Tourism Rates in Las Vegas Continue to Increase

2020 proved to be the most difficult year in history for the city of Las Vegas. In March of that year, the entire tourism industry here was completely shut down. Heavy restrictions remained in place for the casinos here for almost the entirety of the year.

As more casinos reopened and restrictions were gradually lifted, tourism rates into the city began to increase. This trend has continued throughout 2021. Over the past few months, tourism rates into the city have been gradually increasing.

The opening of new properties has helped to boost tourism here. That includes the new Virgin Hotel-Casino, opened this year where the former Hard Rock Las Vegas stood not far from the Las Vegas Strip. It’s the first foray into the casino industry for this company.

Governor Sisolak’s lifting of the mask mandate in casinos has also helped to boost tourism rates here. As the warmer summer months go on, more tourists are flocking into the city to take part in the gambling and entertainment options.

The casino-resorts in Las Vegas have been consistently reporting revenue surges throughout 2021. The boost in tourism has a direct correlation with a jump in gaming revenue. Many of the non-gaming businesses in the city are also seeing their revenue figures increase in 2021.

One of the coolest new properties in history has just opened its doors. Here’s a quick look at the grand opening of Resorts World Las Vegas!

The Resorts World LV Grand Opening Draws in Major Tourism Interest

Every once in a while, a truly remarkable casino-resort opens its doors on the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan Casino-Resort opened its doors back in 2010 to a huge amount of tourism interest. It remains one of the most popular venues in the city.

Resorts World Las Vegas has been under construction over the past few years. It cost $4.3 billion to build, making it the most expensive gaming property in the city’s history. Many have been eagerly waiting to see what such a high price tag can generate.

This property has been under construction in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. For several reasons, its opening has been delayed to the public. On June 24, gaming fans around the country were finally treated to the Resorts World LV grand opening.

A huge number of Las Vegas locals have also enjoyed seeing what this venue has to offer. That includes Cameron Tyagi, who attended the grand opening last week. He spoke with the media about his first impressions.

“The hotel feels like a hotel airport because it’s so big,” Tyagi said. “I’m telling you $4.3 billion they spent on this hotel. Most expensive hotel they’ve built. They have something special for sure.”

Thousands of individuals attended this grand opening. Based on what is being said, this is one of the coolest, most exciting new properties ever built in the city. Its opening should help to further boost tourism rates in the city over the next couple of months.

There is a lot happening with major casino hubs across the US. Here’s a look at how things are faring over in Atlantic City right now.

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino-Resort is Finding More Success in 2021

Much like Las Vegas, Atlantic City is a major US casino hub. This city was badly affected by the events that unfolded in 2020. Things have been steadily improving, however, and many of the casinos here are now seeing a huge surge in tourism and gaming revenue.

That includes the Ocean Casino-Resort. This is one of the newest properties in the city and struggled to find success shortly after opening. Things have turned around, though, and this venue is now one of the best-performing venues in the city.

The Ocean Casino-Resort ended up being the third-most successful venue in Atlantic City last year. This venue managed to bring in an impressive $183.5 million. Terry Glebocki, Ocean’s CEO, spoke about this venue’s success to the media last week.

“Where we are today versus where we were is truly night and day,” he said. “The first 12 months the property was open, we lost $42 million. The most recent 12 months, including what I anticipate this month, we won $55 million.”

It seems likely that the success in Atlantic City will continue through the rest of the year. There are some clear signs that the land-based casino industry is surging right now. We’ll be sure to offer updates on this situation as the year goes on.

Did you take part in the Resorts World LV grand opening? Let us know in the comments section below!

Excitement Grows Over the Entertainment at Resorts World LV

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Only a few days remain until Resorts World Las Vegas finally opens its doors to the public. It’s expected to be one of the most incredible venues ever built. There is now some real excitement growing over the entertainment at Resorts World LV.

As many are aware, this property is going all-out in an attempt to bring in visitors. These efforts are likely to pay off in a major way. Now is a great time to talk about some of the exciting shows taking place inside this venue in 2021.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Braces for the Opening of a New Casino-Resort

The city of Las Vegas is home to some of the best casinos on the planet. Every once in a while, a brand-new resort opens its doors in this city. These new properties tend to generate a massive amount of hype and interest from gambling fans around the country.

On June 24, Resorts World Las Vegas is set to open its doors to the public. Many have likely heard of this property. It has been under construction for years and at $4.3 billion is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in this city.

This new resort is opening in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. This area of the city was slightly less-visited than the more central area of the Strip in the past. Now with properties such as Resorts World LV and Wynn Resorts properties, it is bringing in a huge surge of visitors.

The entire city of Las Vegas seems to be bracing for a new surge of visitors this summer. Much of that will likely be due to Resorts World Las Vegas. The owners of this property are promising that this will end up being one of the most impressive gambling venues ever built.

More details on this property are coming out as its opening date draws closer. That includes information on the incredible new cashless gaming system being set in place here. This makes it one of the first US casinos to truly embrace cashless gambling.

We are now beginning to hear more about the entertainment options in this property. Here’s a quick look at some of the shows launching at Resorts World over the next few months.

Here’s a Look at the Entertainment at Resorts World LV

The resorts in Las Vegas attract some of the biggest performers in the world every year. Oftentimes, the newer properties tend to bring in the bigger acts. Resorts World Las Vegas is working hard to offer a huge number of major shows for its visitors.

With just a couple of days until its grand opening, more information on the entertainment at Resorts World LV is starting to come out. Many are excited to hear what will be on the docket. The owners of this venue have confirmed that Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan will all be set to hold shows inside this property’s 5000-seat arena.

Each of these four acts is able to draw in visitors. It seems likely that many will head to Resorts World to enjoy the different shows taking place. Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas, spoke about the property’s opening to the media this week.

“Unfortunately we were building this place during the worst time we’ve ever experienced. The pandemic held us back from talking about this property a lot,” he said. “We thought, who are we to announce things like this when people don’t have jobs and can’t leave their houses? And a lot of people don’t really know where Resorts World came from, so we have a lot of catchup to do in educating people… Our goal is to be the best in class of everything, not just entertainment, but it’s a really big piece. We’ve committed to creating a state-of-the-art theater like no other [venue] in the world, and we knew that building had to have the best entertainers and we had to find the right people to make a statement.”

Resorts World Las Vegas wants to excel in just about every way possible. It’s clear that Sibella and other officials believe major entertainment options will be a great way to boost visitation rates. More major acts will likely be announced over the next six months.

The summer of 2021 is shaping up to be a good one for Las Vegas. So, how are some of the country’s other major gaming hubs faring right now?

Casino Revenue Continues to Increase in the US

Las Vegas is far from the only casino destination in the US. A huge number of states across the country are home to popular casinos. Most of these casinos have seen their revenue figures increasing throughout 2021.

The gambling market in Pennsylvania has been steadily improving throughout 2021. Here, both land-based and online casinos are currently operating. Revenue figures here have now reached pre-pandemic levels and are expected to keep rising as the year goes on.

Gambling earnings over in New Jersey have been steadily rising throughout 2021, as well. In May, gambling revenue increased here for the third month in a row. Many of the casinos here are now undergoing major renovations, preparing for a new surge of tourism over the summer months.

This trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Based on the current trend, it seems likely that casino revenue will continue to increase throughout the year. Many will head to their local casino destinations to take part in the gambling and entertainment options available.

Las Vegas remains the biggest, most profitable gaming hub in the country. Tourism rates continue to increase here and some incredible new properties are set to open their doors in the city soon. It’s a great time for gaming hubs around the country.

Are you excited to hear about the entertainment at Resorts World LV? Do you plan on visiting this property in 2021? Let us know in the comments section below.