Officials Ramp Up the Mask Mandate for Las Vegas Casinos

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Nevada’s gambling industry has been dealing with several issues over the past couple of years. That includes the intense health restrictions set in place inside the casinos here. New reports have just surfaced claiming officials are once again ramping up the mask mandate for Las Vegas casinos.

Some of the casino companies may be disappointed to hear this news. Many are beginning to question if it will affect tourism rates in the city.

Here’s what you need to know.

The Mask Mandate for Las Vegas Casinos is Returning

2020 was the worst year in history for the casino industry in Las Vegas. For several months, all of the casinos in this city were completely shut down. After reopening, the casinos here were forced to abide by intense health restrictions, including requiring all patrons to wear masks while on the casino floor.

These rules had an impact on tourism. Many chose to avoid visiting Las Vegas until these restrictions were gradually lifted in the following months. Cases of Covid-19 have begun to increase around the country once again, prompting health officials to issue new requirements.

Reports have confirmed that the mask mandate for Las Vegas casinos is returning. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is now requiring masks to be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status, while inside casinos. This board claims this is being done in an attempt to lower infection rates in the city.

Some worry this could end up having a negative impact on tourism. The previous mask mandate ended up leading to major drops in visitors. The fact remains that many will not want to gamble inside a casino while masks are required.

It remains unclear how long this new mandate will remain in place. Stay tuned for updates on this new rule and the effect it has on Las Vegas over the next few months.

Las Vegas Casinos Continue Seeing Revenue Surges

Nearly every single month this year has been wildly successful for the casinos in Las Vegas. Gambling revenue has already broken monthly records on several occasions this year. Revenue figures continue looking fantastic leading into 2022.

This past November proved to be a fantastic month for the casino industry across Nevada. The casinos throughout the state generated $1.32 billion in total gross gaming revenue. That is just shy of the all-time revenue record of $1.36 billion set last July.

This marks the ninth-straight month with statewide casino revenue surpassing $1 billion. It proves how successful Nevada’s gambling industry has been this year. Certain areas within Nevada proved more successful than others.

The Las Vegas Strip generated an incredible $755 million in gross gaming revenue. Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, saw an incredible $1.16 billion in total GGR. In total, more than 3 million individuals made the trip to Las Vegas last month.

The mask mandate for Las Vegas casinos has returned and it remains to be seen if this will affect tourism rates. Stay tuned for updates as the months continue.

More States Release Casino Revenue Reports for November

The year is coming to an end and casino companies are doing their best to pull in a wave of visitors leading into 2022. Several states have just released their revenue reports for the month of November. It’s clear that some casino hubs were more successful than others.

Pennsylvania saw large revenue increases last month. The casinos here managed to bring in $432.5 million in total gross gaming revenue. That broke the previous all-time revenue record of $426 million set in October.

Missouri’s casinos did not fare quite as well. The gambling venues here saw $151.8 million in total revenue over the month. That marks a 6.2% decline from October and is the lowest revenue figure in the state since last February.

Maryland’s casinos saw a year-on-year revenue increase of 23%. The Live! Casino and Hotel saw the largest revenue gains at $58.2 million. This state’s sportsbooks have also been bringing in large revenue figures since launching.

What do you think of the mask mandate for Las Vegas casinos? Will this have an effect on tourism in the city? Let us know in the comments section below.

Officials Express Excitement Over Proposed Vegas Loop Tunnels

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Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the United States. Lately, officials within the city have looked at ways to make transportation easier and more efficient. Many are now showing real excitement over the proposed Vegas Loop tunnels being discussed.

There has been a huge amount of attention placed on these types of underground tunnel systems recently. Many believe they will be the future of transport.

Here’s what we know about this situation.

More Information on the Vegas Loop Tunnels is Starting to Come Out

Under normal circumstances, more than 40 million individuals make the journey to Las Vegas every single year. Many of these tourists choose to stay on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s here that some of the best casinos in the world are currently based.

Lately, many have been complaining about the lack of effective transportation in the city. Taxis are abundant, yet the city’s public transport options are notoriously lacking. As a way to fix this issue, certain officials have proposed what are being called Vegas Loop tunnels.

The current plan is to extend these tunnels by 29 miles. They would serve to connect the Las Vegas Aiport to the Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, and UNLV. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Steve Hill expressed his excitement about these plans in a statement to the media this week.

“This project is going to be a game-changer for the city,” Hill said. “It allows our visitors, our customers to experience everything we have here. In a fun and convenient way.”

Many feel this expanded tunnel system could help to fuel more tourism into the city. That would bode well for the casino companies here. Here’s a look at which companies would benefit the most from this new system.

Las Vegas Casinos are Bracing for an Outstanding 2022

The casinos in Las Vegas have been on a wild ride over the past two years. For nearly all of 2020, gambling revenue figures remained extremely low. Things bounced back almost immediately in 2021 and many of the casinos here have set monthly revenue records throughout the year.

Casino executives in Las Vegas are now expecting a tremendous year in 2022. The pandemic appears to be getting under control and many are beginning to plan upcoming trips. There is a good chance that tourism rates to Las Vegas will break records in 2022.

As tourism increases, casinos here bring in more revenue. Companies like MGM Resorts International will almost certainly benefit. This company has been working hard to expand in Las Vegas recently and even is beginning to support Nevada legalizing and regulating online casino gambling.

Caesars Entertainment is working toward growing its presence in Las Vegas, too. This company already owns several properties on the Las Vegas Strip. It may look to add several new venues to its portfolio over the next few months.

The entire US gambling industry is set to expand in the coming years. Many more states are preparing to embrace sports betting in 2021. Here’s a look at some of the states currently preparing to do.

Which States Will Legalize Sports Betting in 2022?

The US sports betting industry has expanded rapidly over the past few years. More than half the United States now has a legal sports betting industry set in place. All signs point to several more states launching their first regulated sports betting options in 2022.

California is one such state. Lawmakers here have been presenting several bills to legalize sports betting over the past few years. State leaders are also working to come up with agreements with tribal groups in the state who will likely offer sports betting. Expect to see a public vote to legalize sports betting appear on the ballots here in November.

Massachusetts is another state expected to legalize sports gambling next year. Millions of residents have been calling on lawmakers to embrace this industry. Several state bodies have been set up to review a process to formally launch sportsbooks.

Oklahoma and Florida are expected to launch their sportsbooks soon. In fact, Florida’s sports gambling industry could go live this fall. We’ll be sure to offer updates on the expanding US sports betting industry as time goes on.

Are you excited to hear more about the Vegas Loop tunnels? Will these help to boost tourism in Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below.

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.

Tourism Rates in Las Vegas are Reaching Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Las Vegas is a city that relies almost entirely on tourists. For months in 2020, almost no one was making the journey to this city. Things have begun to completely turn around, however, and new reports indicate that tourism rates in Las Vegas are starting to reach pre-pandemic levels.

This is extremely exciting news for the gambling companies here. Many are hopeful that Las Vegas breaks an all-time gaming revenue record in 2021.

Here’s what we know about this situation!

Las Vegas Casino Companies Continue to Report Revenue Surges

There are more world-class casinos operating in Las Vegas than anywhere else in the world. This city relies on these properties to fuel tourism and bring in revenue. Up until 2020, these properties were effective at doing so.

State officials ordered all of the casinos in Las Vegas to close their doors back in April of 2020. As a result, tourism rates into the city came to a screeching halt. Gaming revenue immediately plummeted too, and many residents in the city were left without work.

Since January of 2021, things have been steadily improving. Millions of individuals around the US are making the trip to Las Vegas every single month. Casino companies here have been reporting consistent revenue increases throughout the year.

Companies such as MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts, and more are enjoying these revenue surges. Most analysts expect them to continue for the rest of 2021. It’s exciting news for the gambling industry, as a whole.

It seems that tourism rates into Las Vegas are rapidly increasing right now. Here’s a quick look at exactly how many individuals have been making the journey into this city.

Here’s an Exciting Update on Tourism Rates in Las Vegas

2020 made it very apparent that Las Vegas is a city that relies on tourism. Without visitors, the casinos here are unable to generate any revenue. Fortunately, it seems that this city is continuing to attract a new number of visitors from around the country.

New reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal have just surfaced claiming that tourism rates in Las Vegas have been surging throughout the year. Interestingly, these rates remain below what was seen in 2019. It’s still extremely exciting news for the gambling operators in the state.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported that 3.3 million individuals made the journey to Las Vegas last July. That represents a staggering 129.7% increase compared to July of 2020. That also represents a 10.4% decrease when compared to July of 2019. Kevin Bagger, vice president of the LVCVA research center, spoke to the media about this situation.

“July marked the strongest visitation month since the pandemic began as the destination hosted 3.3 million visitors, up 11.2 percent month over month (from June),” Bagger said. 

Things are clearly going well for the US casino industry. Analysts predict that tourism rates in Las Vegas are going to increase as the year continues. Stay tuned for updates!

Gambling Revenue in Las Vegas Smashes Another Record

The city of Las Vegas is experiencing a wave of tourism. With that surge in visitors also comes an increase in revenue, it appears. New reports have surfaced this week that show gambling revenue in Las Vegas has just surpassed another monthly record.

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip managed to bring in over $793 million this July. Nevada’s total GGR came out to $1.35 billion. Certain analysts credit the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas for this massive surge of gaming revenue.

It appears that the mask mandate recently set in place here has not affected tourism rates. That is excellent news for the casinos here. Some worried that once again ordering masks on the casino floor would result in a drop in overall tourism.

August is always a successful month for the US casino industry. It seems likely that casino revenue in Las Vegas will hit another new record that month. We’ll be sure to offer updates on this situation over the next few months.

Are you surprised to see where tourism rates in Las Vegas stand right now? Let us know in the comments section below!

July 4th in Las Vegas is Expected to Bring in Thousands of Visitors

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One of the biggest travel days of the year for Las Vegas is just around the corner! Many of the casino companies in Las Vegas have been seeing a massive surge of tourists over the past few months. New reports indicate July 4th in Las Vegas could end up being one of the most successful ones in history.

This holiday weekend is always a busy one for the city. In 2021, things may end up more exciting than ever before. Now is a great time to talk about why so many analysts are expecting such a massive surge of visitors this year.

Here’s what you need to know!

Looking Back at the Grand Opening of Resorts World Las Vegas

There are a huge number of casino-resorts spread around the city of Las Vegas. It seems like every decade, a new one opens its doors that takes the city by storm. Back in 2010, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas achieved that feat.

In more recent years, Resorts World Las Vegas has been under construction in Las Vegas. This property cost $4.3 billion to construct. As many are aware, that makes it the most expensive resort ever built in the city, and expectations for this venue have been extremely high.

Resorts World LV was being built in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. It’s here that other highly popular venues such as the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas are located. After several delays, this casino finally held its grand opening on June 24.

This opening night proved to be a huge success. Tens of thousands of individuals flocked to the city to see its latest world-class property. Many were also excited to check out the impressive brand-new cashless gaming system set in place here.

Tourism rates into Las Vegas seem to be increasing at a rapid rate and some claim this is due to the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas. Reservations are now available for this property. Now may be the perfect time to see what exactly $4.3 billion can generate.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and casino companies in Las Vegas are reporting a jump in hotel bookings. Many analysts now anticipate one of the most successful weekends in history for this city!

Analysts Expect to See a Major Surge in Tourism for July 4th in Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas has, in many ways, been leading the return of normalcy in the United States. The casinos here took a tremendous hit due to the events that unfolded in 2020. These venues have since worked hard to give their guests the best experience possible throughout 2021.

Nearly all of the restrictions toward casinos here have been removed. That includes the requirements for individuals inside these casinos to wear masks. With the removal of these restrictions comes a major surge in tourism.

July 4th in Las Vegas tends to be a busy time for the casinos here. If all goes according to plan, the 2020 holiday will truly be one for the ages. Scott Sibella, President of the aforementioned Resorts World Las Vegas, spoke about his expectations for the holiday weekend to the media prior to the venue’s opening last week.

“The city has been through a lot,” Sibella said. We’ve all been through a lot, and I think this will be the biggest celebration the city’s ever seen. The message throughout America is that we can finally do things that we want to do.” 

The Resort World Las Vegas President certainly isn’t alone in that sentiment. A huge number of analysts are expecting one of the busiest tourism weekends in years. That will likely result in a massive amount of revenue for the casinos here and some valuable tax money for the city and state.

Las Vegas is far from the only major casino hub hoping to see a surge of visitors over the Fourth of July. Here is a quick look at how other gaming destinations might fare over this holiday weekend.

Atlantic City Also Prepares for a Major July 4th Weekend

There is no doubt that Las Vegas remains the most successful gambling hub in the country. It’s here that more billion-dollar casinos are located than anywhere else. Most agree, however, that Atlantic City remains the biggest gambling hub on the East Coast.

This is another city that was hit extremely hard by the events that unfolded in 2020. All of Atlantic City’s casinos were completely shut down for months last year. Even after reopening, heavy restrictions remained in place that kept most tourists from making the journey here.

We’re beginning to see revenue increase steadily here. Both the casinos and sports betting companies here have consistently reported solid monetary increases. Some of the previously struggling properties are even beginning to see huge surges in revenue. These companies are preparing for a huge surge of tourism over the Fourth of July Weekend.

That includes the Ocean Casino-Resort. This venue is set to undergo a massive renovation soon. It is now the third-most-successful property in the city. Terry Glebocki, President of the Casino Association of New Jersey, claims that July 4th weekend is the perfect time for visitors to make the journey into the city to visit venues like the Ocean Casino-Resort.

“Atlantic City casinos are a great, safe place to enjoy outstanding entertainment, food, shopping, fireworks and beaches this Fourth of July weekend,” he said. “We are excited to welcome back our valued guests after a difficult year and return to a sense of normal. Atlantic City is the place to be this summer, and we are committed to offering visitors a world-class experience during their stay.”

Do you plan on making a trip for July 4th in Las Vegas? Will this holiday weekend be the biggest in the city’s history? Let us know what you think 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!

Gaming Revenue in Pennsylvania Surged This May

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Pennsylvania is home to a large and successful gaming industry. The past year has taken a serious toll on the casinos based here, though. To the surprise of some analysts, gaming revenue in Pennsylvania surged during the month of May.

There are a huge number of casinos spread around this state. It appears these properties are now seeing a major surge of tourism and revenue. Today, we’ll talk about what is leading to this new surge of earnings.

Let’s get into it!

East Coast Gaming Hubs See Increases in Gaming Revenue

The East Coast is home to some of the biggest and most successful gambling properties in the country. Places like Atlantic City are well-known for offering a huge range of different gambling options. This city is home to a huge number of popular casino-resorts.

New Jersey was one of the first states to legalize and regulate sports betting after PASPA was struck down. Today, there are a huge number of popular sportsbooks operating here. Residents also have the option to bet on their favorite sports online.

New York pushed against expanding its gambling industry for many years. Eventually, lawmakers here passed a bill to allow commercial casinos to operate in the Upstate area. The push to allow a commercial casinos in New York City has been going on for years. Land-based sportsbooks are also operating in this state.

What is less-known is how many incredible wagering options are available in Pennsylvania, as well. This state is home to many popular casinos. Like New Jersey, the state of Pennsylvania also allows both land-based and online sports gambling.

Gambling revenue has been steadily increasing throughout the East Coast in 2021. All of the above gaming hubs are seeing consistent increases in their casino and sports betting revenue figures. Some seem to be faring slightly better than others.

Pennsylvania seems to be benefiting from a lifting of many casino restrictions. We’re now hearing how much money the state’s gaming industry managed to bring in this past May!

Here’s a Look at Gaming Revenue in Pennsylvania Earned This May

Pennsylvania has established itself as one of the biggest casino hubs in the country over the past decade. Throughout 2020, the gambling properties here struggled due to the shutdowns and subsequent implementation of intense health regulations. Things are rapidly improving in 2021, though.

Today, Pennsylvania’s casinos are operating without almost any of the restrictions set in place last year. This has helped these gambling venues bring in a surge of visitors. It is also clearly resulting in major increases in revenue for these casinos.

This week, the State Gaming Control Board released a report detailing the earnings of different casinos around the state. This report revealed that gaming revenue in Pennsylvania ended up being $9 million more than the month prior. It’s a huge accomplishment and proves that the land-based casino industry here is rapidly improving.

Combined gaming revenue came out to $413 million last month. That represents a staggering 42% increase when compared to May of 2019. The Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Dauphin County managed to bring in the most money last month at $62.9 million.

Online casino gambling seems to be growing more popular in this state. Pennsylvania is one of the few states to regulate internet casinos. Overall, this form of gambling brought in more revenue than any other month this year.

It seems likely that this trend of increasing gambling revenue figures will continue throughout 2021. Pennsylvania is now home to one of the hottest gaming markets in the entire country.

Las Vegas Continues to See an Increase in Tourism

The city of Las Vegas remains the country’s biggest gambling hub. It’s here that some of the most impressive casino-resort ever built are located. The majority of these world-class properties are located on the Las Vegas Strip.

On June 24, Resorts World Las Vegas is set to hold its grand opening in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. This property cost an astounding $4.3 billion to construct. That makes it the most expensive resort property ever built in the city.

Many analysts expect this property to help to further boost tourism into the city. Many gambling fans around the country are eager to see what such a high price tag can generate. The owners of this new casino-resort are promising something truly special for guests.

More details on Resorts World LV continue to come out ahead of opening day. This week, for example, news broke that this venue will operate with a completely unique cashless wagering system. Hope is that this encourages other casinos in the city to go cashless, as well.

Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner and casinos in Las Vegas are already preparing for a major surge of visitors. Many of the casinos in the city have already announced huge musical acts over the holiday weekend. That includes Resorts World Las Vegas, set to host Miley Cyrus at its Ayu Dayclub.

Gaming revenue in Pennsylvania increased once again in May. Do you think more revenue will be reported this June? Let us know in the comments section below.

Don’t Expect to See a New Casino in Doral Anytime Soon

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For months, officials have been weighing the pros and cons of opening new casino-resorts throughout Florida. Much of the discussion centered on Doral, Florida. New reports indicate that gambling fans won’t see a new casino in Doral anytime soon.

This city has just agreed to prohibit gambling. This comes as a response to the Trump Organization planning to open a casino-resort here. Now is a great time to talk about how gaming regulations in Florida may change in the near future.

Let’s get into it!

Florida’s Sports Betting Plans Continue to Face Issues

Since May of 2018, every state in the country has been able to legalize and regulate sports betting. This is due to the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down PASPA. Today, more than half the country has approved sports gambling legislation.

For many states, this form of gambling is too lucrative to ignore. Most of the states with a sports betting industry up and running are earning a huge amount of revenue each month. Those with regulated online sports betting platforms, in particular, are cashing out.

Lawmakers in Florida have been taking a close look at this industry for years. Some state officials believe it will help to bring the state some much-need money. Others worry it could contribute to gambling addiction and other societal issues.

Much of the issue also had to do with the state’s agreement with the Seminole Tribe. As of now, this tribe holds somewhat of a monopoly over Florida’s gambling industry. Governor Ron DeSantis eventually signed a bill that would allow the Seminole Tribe to offer sports betting beginning this October, as well as increase their casino gaming options.

Not everyone is happy to see this happen. Many lawmakers in the state still push against the idea of expanding the state’s gambling industry. As of now, the measures to allow sports gambling in the state have not been formally approved.

In recent months, officials have been discussing the idea of opening a new casino in the city of Doral. It now appears this will not be taking place anytime soon.

The Plans to Open a New Casino in Doral Have Been Shut Down

It’s clear that Florida is torn on whether or not to expand its gaming industry. The state wants the revenue from this industry, yet seems unwilling to come up with the agreements necessary to allow for expansion. Different parts of the state seem to have different opinions on this topic.

The Trump Organization has been pushing to open a major casino-resort in the city of Doral for months. It’s here that the company’s “Trump National Doral Miami” resort is located. Officials within the company have been pushing the idea that a casino here will help to boost tourism and bring in much-needed revenue. Eric Trump spoke about the benefits to the media earlier this year.

“Many people consider Trump Doral to be unmatched from a gaming perspective — at 700 acres, properties just don’t exist of that size and quality in South Florida, let alone in the heart of Miami,” Trump said.

It now appears that Doral isn’t interested. News broke this week that the city of Doral officially banned gambling and casinos. Many believe this is in direct response to the Trump Organization’s plans to open a casino-resort here.

The push to open a new casino in Doral isn’t completely dead, though. Moving forward, companies looking to open a gaming venue here will need to receive formal approval from residents in a referendum. Officials within Doral claim this measure was set in place to ensure the public had a say in what is built.

There is still a chance that a casino is built here in the future. Don’t expect to see one built here anytime soon, though. Fortunately, the country’s biggest casino hubs are now seeing major surges in tourism and revenue!

Tourism Rates Have Begun to Surge in Las Vegas

This summer is shaping up to be one for the ages in Las Vegas. Nearly all of the restrictions set in place here last year have now been lifted. That includes the requirements for individuals to wear masks inside the city’s casino-resorts.

With these restrictions gone, tourism rates into the city are ramping up. Most of the casinos are seeing massive increases in their bookings. June, July, and August should prove to be some of the most successful months in history for these properties.

The opening of new gambling properties should help the city’s tourism industry, too. A huge amount of hype has been placed on Resorts World Las Vegas lately. At $4.3 billion, this is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in the city of Las Vegas.

Some exciting events are being planned to take place in this city over the next few months. This weekend, for example, the brand-new Virgin Hotel-Casino is hosting one of the biggest parties in the city this year! The multi-day event is taking place now and ends this Sunday evening.

All analysts expect to see tourism figures ramp up throughout the summer. This will result in a major boost in gaming revenue, too. The land-based casino industry is thriving right now and should continue to succeed as the year goes on.

Do you think we’ll see a new casino in Doral open in the future? When do you expect Florida to launch its sports betting industry? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Global Gaming Expo is Heading Back to Las Vegas

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The Global Gaming Expo is widely considered to be the biggest annual gambling industry trade show in the world. It was canceled in 2020 and many questioned whether or not it would make a comeback this year. Fortunately, reports have confirmed that this popular expo will be making a return to Las Vegas in October!

Many involved in the gaming industry are excited to hear this news. The casino companies in Las Vegas will also benefit from the return of this event. Now is a great time to talk about what those interested in attending this show can expect.

Let’s get into it!

Memorial Day Brings a Surge of Visitors to Las Vegas

Las Vegas remains the country’s biggest tourism hub. As travel ramps up around the United States, the gambling and tourism industry in this city are seeing major surges of revenue. This past Memorial Day weekend proved to be a very successful month for the city.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. This weekend tends to be one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Prior to 2020, a staggering number of individuals would make the trip to this city to enjoy a long weekend gambling.

Things have improved massively throughout 2021 and reports have confirmed that Las Vegas saw a major surge of tourism over Memorial Day weekend. Many officials within the gambling industry here claim they see the city returning to normal.

Casino companies in Las Vegas continue to report major surges in tourism. All are now able to operate without requiring guests to wear masks. The capacity limit inside these venues is also now back at 100%, helping to fuel more tourism to the city.

Some now believe that the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas will bring another major surge of visitors to the city. This property is scheduled to open its doors on June 24. At $4.3 billion, it’s the most expensive casino-resort ever built in Las Vegas.

Major conventions are also returning to Las Vegas this year. That includes the popular Global Gaming Expo! Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 edition of this trade conference.

Sources Confirm the Global Gaming Expo is Returning to Las Vegas in October

The gambling industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With the emerging online gaming platforms becoming available, many businesses and individuals are looking at ways to break into this industry. Some believe the Global Gaming Expo is the best annual gambling expo in the world.

This exposition first took place in 2001 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It has taken place every year in Las Vegas since that time. As many are aware, 2020 ended up being the first year that the Global Gaming Expo did not take place since it began.

Many feared this expo would not end up taking place in 2021. Those fears have begun to wane as infection rates drop and regulations in Las Vegas are lifted. This week, news broke that Las Vegas will once again host the G2E from October 4-7! Meredith Pallante, vice-president of the American Gaming Association, spoke about this news to the media this week.

“We can’t wait to bring the industry back together in Las Vegas for G2E 2021,” she said. “The industry has shown tremendous resilience throughout the pandemic and being able to gather together again will be another great milestone in our strong recovery.”

A huge number of individuals have been asking about this convention. 80% of those polled claimed they would be willing to attend this convention in person. That’s great news for both the organizers of the Global Gaming Expo and the casino companies operating in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is far from the only city experiencing a major surge in tourism and revenue. Here’s a look at how some of the country’s other gaming hubs are faring right now.

US Casino Hubs Report More Jumps in Tourism

The land-based gambling industry was devastated by the events that unfolded throughout 2020. Fortunately, this industry is rebounding faster than many initially expected. Most of the casino companies across the country are reporting big jumps in their tourism and gaming revenue.

That includes Atlantic City. This small city in New Jersey remains the largest gaming hub on the East Coast. Much like Las Vegas, it has been seeing a steady recovery over the first five months of 2021.

A few weeks ago, the American Gaming Association reported that US gambling revenue surged massively throughout 2021’s first quarter. In fact, total gross gaming revenue in New Jersey came out to $993.7 million through the first three months of the year. That represents a massive increase when compared to the first three months of 2020.

Over in Louisiana, casino revenue jumped in a big way, as well. The casinos in Baton Rouge reported gross gaming revenue of $26.4 million in April. That’s a fairly large increase from the month prior.

Overall, it’s clear that the US gambling industry is recovering quickly. This summer should prove to be hugely successful for the casinos around the country. Hope is that this trend continues for years to come.

Are you happy to see the Global Gaming Expo make a return to Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments section below!

All Casino Restrictions in Las Vegas are Being Lifted Next Week

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Over the past few months, health officials in Nevada have been slowly lifting back many of the health regulations that have been set in place since 2020. This seems to be helping to boost tourism around the state. Beginning next Monday, all casino restrictions in Las Vegas will officially be removed.

The casino companies here have reason to celebrate. This decision comes just before the summer season and may lead to a major surge in visitors. Today, we’ll take a look at which rules are set to be removed.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casinos Report Surge of Bookings for Memorial Day Weekend

The city of Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the United States. This small city would generally bring in more than 40 million individuals from around the world every single year. Many flock to the different casino-resorts to enjoy the gambling and entertainment options.

2020 proved to be the most devastating year in history for the tourism industry here. For months, all of the casinos here were completely shut down. It wasn’t until June of 2020 that the gambling industry here began to bounce back.

Things have been improving massively throughout 2021. Tourism rates in the city have been steadily increasing. It now seems that this upcoming weekend will be one of the best of the year for the tourism industry here.

Memorial Day weekend is always a busy time for the gambling industry here. This year is shaping up to be one for the ages. Almost all of the hotel-casino companies here are reporting a huge surge of bookings over the weekend.

It’s great news for all of these casino companies. Most of them are still in serious need of big revenue surges to make up for the money lost last year. Memorial Day weekend will be a good way to begin this revenue increase.

Some feel that the increase in tourism here is also due to a lifting of restrictions. It now appears this city is ready to remove all of these restrictions next week.

Nevada Gaming Control Board Agrees to Remove All Casino Restrictions in Las Vegas

Nevada remains the gambling hub of the United States. There are a huge number of world-class casinos here, each of which is trying to bring in more visitors. It hasn’t been easy with many of the regulations set in place.

Infection rates throughout Nevada and the rest of the country have been dropping steadily lately. It’s fantastic news for the gaming industry here. As these rates drop, more people are choosing to travel to major casino destinations.

This drop in infections is also giving health officials the confidence to ease back on rules. Reports have confirmed that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has agreed to remove all casino restrictions in Las Vegas beginning on June 1. Gaming Control Board Brin Gibson offered a statement to the media this week.

“Each licensee shall comply with its respective county’s general capacity and occupancy limitations and social distancing requirements, as detailed in the county’s local plan, within the licensee’s gaming areas,” Gibson said. “As of June 1, 2021, none of Nevada’s counties will retain social distancing or occupancy limitations that would apply to a gaming licensee.”

Capacity limits are back at 100%. Casino-resorts around Las Vegas no longer need to require guests to wear masks. Overall, it appears that this city is nearly back to the way it was prior to March of 2020.

This should help to further boost tourism rates in the city. Stay tuned for more reports on revenue figures here over the next few weeks!

Atlantic City is Slower to Remove Major Restrictions

Throughout 2020, the economic situation in Las Vegas was covered by the media extensively. Overall, Las Vegas was economically impacted more by the pandemic than any other city in the country. As many know, Atlantic City also took a serious economic blow.

This city has been slower to remove its major restrictions. Governor Phil Murphy wants to ensure that the situation is completely secure before allowing casinos to operate at full capacity. Some feel it’s now time for this to change.

Tourism rates in Atlantic City have been steadily increasing throughout 2021. Not long ago, reports on the city’s revenue throughout the year’s first quarter were also just released. Many are impressed to see where things stand.

Throughout January, February, and March, the casinos in this city managed to bring in $95 million in gross gaming revenue. It’s a major increase when compared to 2020. This figure is also larger than what was seen here in 2019.

Hopefully, things continue to improve and Atlantic City casinos are able to operate at full capacity. Removing the mask mandate here may also help to promote tourism. We’ll continue to report on the rules changes here as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to hear that casino restrictions in Las Vegas are being removed? Let us know in the comments section below!