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Nebraska Voters Approve Major Gaming Expansion

by Jill R. Dorson

As of midnight CST, and with nearly 80% of precincts reporting, Nebraska was poised to approve a massive expansion of gaming that could ultimately allow for legal retail sports wagering in the state.  Nebraska is one of the six states that had some sort of gaming-related initiative on the ballot.  Marylanders approved statewide mobile and retail sports betting while voters in more than 50 Louisiana parishes approved retail sports wagering.

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Gaming on the ballot: Six-state sweep predicted for sports betting and gaming expansion

by Howard Stutz

Two analysts believe the gaming industry could see a clean sweep in six states where ballot referendums covering sports betting legalization and casino expansion are in the hands of voters Tuesday.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

MGM Growth CEO fields questions about possible Sands leaseback deal

by Bailey Schulz

MGM Growth Properties executives were questioned on a possible leaseback deal with Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Monday.

Sands confirmed last week that it was in “early discussions” to sell its Las Vegas assets. Company spokesman Ron Reese declined to comment Monday on whether the company is considering a leaseback deal or in discussions with MGM Growth, a real estate investment trust affiliated with MGM Resorts International.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Circa opening shows ‘promise’ for downtown, watchers say

by Mike Shoro and Bailey Schulz

Las Vegas visitors will have access to a new adult playground this week: Circa.

The 777-room, 1.25 million-square-foot resort casino opens at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.  The property, developed by Derek Stevens, has already changed downtown’s skyline, offering a 35-story structure – downtown’s tallest – that includes the six-pool swimming venue and a three-story sportsbook.  The property’s hotel tower is set to open later this year.

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Brendan Bussmann quoted in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Expectations run high for Circa’s opening

by Bailey Schulz

Like many things in Las Vegas, casino openings are known for being over the top.

But the extravagant parties – often accompanied by VIP guest lists, fireworks, and performers – are more than just an excuse to pop a few bottles of champagne.  They’re a casino’s first chance to make an impression and kick-start operations, and could affect customer relations down the road.

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Caesars to reopen the Strip’s Cromwell, but with a twist: Guests must be age 21 and older

by Howard Stutz

Maybe there was something about allowing The Cromwell to serve as the setting for the CBS television series Love Island that inspired Caesars Entertainment.

The boutique-sized Strip resort, one of Caesars’ last remaining casinos on the Strip still shuttered since March 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen next week, but with a twist:  All guests must be age 21 and older.

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Cromwell will be final Las Vegas Strip resort to reopen

by Bailey Schulz

The Cromwell, the last Strip resort with its lights still off, is set to reopen to adults only on Oct. 29.

The boutique property’s hotel and gaming floor will be open seven days a week for those 21 and over, according to a Thursday statement from parent company Caesars Entertainment Inc.

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Analyst: Caesars scoring a big win in sports betting land grab

By Brant James

The high-profile acquisition of William Hill US by minority owner Caesars Entertainment further reveals just how much gaming companies are willing to spend to access the burgeoning American sports betting market, – and just how misguided the involved valuations may currently be, an industry analyst told PlayUSA.

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Consensus: Gaming shows cooperative tone over Maryland sports betting referendum

by Howard Stutz

Maryland’s sports betting ballot referendum has a more united effort and cooperative tone in the gaming industry than the state’s previous gaming expansion referendums.

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Parking fees coming for some Caesars visitors

by Mike Shoro

Parking fees are coming to six Caesars Entertainment Inc. properties.

The gaming company announced Wednesday that self=parking fees will begin Oct. 30.  Nevada residents with valid identification, hotel guests and Caesars Reward loyalty members at platinum rating and above are excluded from the policy.

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