<!– (S) –> Sri Lanka’s new government Sunday declared Australian billionaire James Packer unwelcome in the country after the gaming mogul pulled out of building a luxury resort following a ban on new casinos. <!– –>Packer’s Crown Group on Friday abandoned plans for the $350 million development, which would have included a casino, after the government moreover withdrew benevolent tax concessions granted under the previous regime in efforts to turn … Read the rest

The View From Vegas: Patriots Bet It All On 4th Super Bowl Ring

Bill Belichck and Tom Brady are battling history and the Seattle Seahawks Sunday in the Super Bowl.AP Photo LAS VEGAS – This ain’t no “Puppy Bowl.” There’s no prize for participation here, either. Everyone is either a winner or failure when they depart from McCarran International Airport or slink out of the city on I-15. The line between the penthouse atop the Wynn and one of those seedy hotels just … Read the rest

This Las Vegas Casino Might Be Following Caesars Entertainment’s Catastrophic Debt Path

Gambling in the U.S. is making a comeback. At least that’s the way it would seem with the rise in Las Vegas visitation and revenues as well as the renewed construction on casino resorts in the U.S. Northeast. However, just as we saw in the years of time leading up to the market accident in 2008, over-investment in new, massive projects financed by heavy debt loads can be very dangerous … Read the rest

SACRAMENTO — Will 2015 be the year California legalizes online poker?

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When MGM Springfield breaks ground on its resort and casino in the South End of the city this spring, it will be the beginning of a development in that is expected to bring new business opportunities and economic prosperity to Western Massachusetts. The Springfield Falcons have already taken advantage of MGM Springfield’s presence in the community, long before the resort and casino’s grand opening in 2017. The two sides have … Read the rest

A full house of champs! Family jack in their day jobs to become poker-playing aces

The Sheils may look like any normal family. But don’t let those smiles fool you – they have some serious poker faces. The Birmingham family, made up of mother Michelle, dad Matthew and sons Richard and Brandon, have come up trumps since jacking in their day jobs to become card-playing champs. And their winning streak is not just based on luck. They have come up with a mathematical formula to … Read the rest

Genocide monument breaks new ground for Clark County

Mikayla Whitmore Andy Armenian, left, and Levon Gulbenkian, right, stand next to a model of the Armenian Genocide Monument at Sunset Park, where the sculpture will be built. By Conor Shine (contact) Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 | 2 a.m. A tragedy in that began a century ago in the Middle East is being memorialized in what may seem like an unlikely place — Sunset Park. Thanks to the dedication of … Read the rest

Michael Kennedy Sean DiCicco Tina Kilmer Juliet Lim Brianna McCullough UPS donated $5,000 to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. Dartoo Inc., which distributes soft-tip digital dart machines, donated a dart machine and $3,000. In other news, two people joined the St. Jude’s community advisory board: Juliet Lim, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Global Cash Access; and Tina Kilmer, vice president of product compliance at Bally Technologies. … Read the rest