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SugarHouse Casino to Rebrand in the Fall

Philadelphia’s Sugar House Casino is soon set to rebrand as part of a series of upgrades that Rush Street Gaming, the property’s owner, has planned. This fall, the gaming and entertainment complex will officially change its name to Rivers Casino Philadelphia. As it turns out, these changes have been part of the company’s plans for […]

PGCB Approves the Sale of Sands Bethlehem to Wind Creek

Over a year after the deal was announced, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has finally approved the sale of the $1.3 Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to an affiliate of an Indian Tribe. The transaction which was announced on Wednesday, May 29 by Wind Creek Hospitality which is affiliated to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians […]

Online Sports Betting Finally Arrives in Pennsylvania

It has been a long time coming but Pennsylvanian sports betting fans are now going to be able to place bets online. This news came on Tuesday, May 28 when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gave Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino the green light to launch its online sports betting offering making is the very first casino […]

MGM No Longer Interested in Wynn’s Greater Boston Casino

Last week, news emerged that MGM Resorts International had entered talks with Wynn Resorts over the possible acquisition of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor. Latest news reveals that MGM has opted to break off the talks to buy the Greater Boston casino property citing a number of concerns that were voiced by the casino […]

Supreme Court Knocks Down Part of Pa. Gambling Laws

About a year and a half ago, the Keystone State passed a gambling expansion law that saw the launch of a number of new gambling activities in the state including sportsbooks, online casinos and satellite casinos among other things. The new regulatory regime in the state was widely welcome and lauded for all the developments […]

Harrah’s Philadelphia Unveils New Poker Room

Last Friday (April 26, 2019) Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack officially launched a brand-new poker room following extensive renovations. The World Series of Poker-branded poker room is part of the operator’s bid to reverse an extended period of loss of customers due to both in- and out-of-state competitors. Even though the renovated and upgraded poker […]

Pa. Casinos Post Record Gaming Revenues in March

The Keystone State’s 12 licensed casino operators have recently set a brand-new all-time high record for gambling winnings in a single month. According to the revenue figures that were released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last Monday, the casinos managed to rake in whopping $309.1 million from slot machines and table games – the […]

New Jersey Casino Revenue Balloons to Record High in March

According to recently released revenue reports for the state of New Jersey, casino gaming revenue increased by more than 25 percent in March – this makes it the 10th straight month of revenue growth for the state’s gambling industry. This double-digit monthly increases in the state’s gaming revenue seemingly began in June last year when […]

West Virginia’s Interactive Gambling Bill Becomes Law

On Wednesday, March 27, West Virginia’s interactive gaming legislation officially became law after Jim Justice, the state’s billionaire Republican governor failed to take any action on the measure. The bill was pushed to governor’s desk on March 9 and he was given 15 days (excluding Sundays) to either pass the bill into law or veto […]

Pa. Sports Betting Handle and Revenue Drop in February

February may have included a number of high-profile sporting events including the Super Bowl but none of them seemed to be enough to sustain a revenue bump in the Keystone State. The state’s nascent sports betting market recorded drops on handle and revenue despite the fact that there was a total of 6 operation sportsbooks […]