February 26, 2010
Stephen A. Wynn, chairman of Wynn Resorts, said yesterday that he would go to Harrisburg Wednesday to outline to the state Gaming Control Board his plans for a Philadelphia casino that he said would be "the cutest casino you have ever seen."
Wynn discussed for the first time his ideas for reviving the Foxwoods project in South Philadelphia during a conference call with stock analysts after the release of the Las Vegas company's year-end results.
Wynn Resorts confirmed Tuesday that it had signed a letter of intent to take control of developing and running the struggling Foxwoods Casino project. But the deal is contingent on approval from Pennsylvania gaming regulators. The Foxwoods project is at risk of losing its license for repeated delays since winning one of the city's two slots licenses in 2006.
Via Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19, 2010
Really? Casinos in Hawaii? Why not? I guess they don't have any other revenue possibilities? Does this seem to be a trend? If you add Casinos revenue will come? Let's hope so.
Hawaii has always been known for its sun, sand and surf. It may soon add another attraction: slots. Hawaii is one of the last two states with no legalized gambling, but lawmakers facing billion-dollar budget deficits and hunting for ways increase revenue are thinking about allowing casinos in tourist-filled Waikiki or on Native Hawaiian lands. Proponents say casinos would draw much-needed new money and jobs into the long-troubled, tourism-dependent economy.
February 12, 2010
Another amazing Forbes article about the fate of Las Vegas and City Center. Can it save Las Vegas? Well - we hope so but it's unclear how.
Towering over the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, CityCenter--a joint venture between gaming giant MGM Mirage ( MGM - news - people ) and Infinity World, a subsidiary of Dubai World--opened this week under a dazzling display of fireworks and glitz. The property encompasses 67 acres between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo casinos, and features four hotels, including its flagship, Aria, which is complete with 4,004 rooms, a casino, shops, restaurants, nightclubs and lounges and an Elvis-themed Cirque du Soleil production.
At Can CityCenter Save Las Vegas? - Forbes.com
February 5, 2010
Imagine sauntering through this curtain of gambling with drink and hand and chips to play! Create a cascade of gambling glitz with this String of Suits decoration. Each package contains 1 decoration made up of 6 clear plastic strings that are each 7 feet long and feature attached metallic finish hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades, and gold dollar signs. This decoration hangs easily from clear plastic loops.
At Casino Party 7ft String Decoration