The MSG Sphere arena in Las Vegas will gain $75 million toward its construction from Las Vegas Sands. The sphere-shaped building will boast 190,000 linear feet of LED lighting programmable for a digital showcase.
While many are concerned that sports betting will lead to more scandals at the college level, others believe a regulated market will mean less opportunity for corruption. Leagues and sporting organizations are teaming up with corruption and data monitoring services such as Sportradar US to alert them of possible game-fixing.
The Macau retendering process for casino licenses probably will be pushed back until the middle of the 2020s, given that negotiations with the area's three public bus systems still are ongoing although concessions expire July 31, according to Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen. Decisions on gaming concessions likely will be handled after the next administration takes office in January 2020 and could involve a multiyear study.
Nebraska's Ponca tribe is tackling site preparation for a casino just across the state line in Iowa even as a federal judge reviews the two states' efforts to stop construction. The tribe has hopes for a casino building that would feature about 2,000 slot machines, followed by a second phase with a seven-story hotel and a more elaborate casino.
The Las Vegas City Council approved a 1.2 million-square-foot casino resort this week. The hotel will have 777 guest rooms, and an above-ground parking garage will be constructed across Main Street with access to the casino and hotel via a pedestrian bridge.
Local restaurants and casinos soon will be able to procure salads from an indoor vertical farm east of the Las Vegas Strip. Oasis Biotech will begin deliveries next week and can provide roughly 9,500 servings of mixed salad each day.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has voiced her support for a $1 billion tribal casino within 20 miles of the would-be site of a rival bid. However, many in Brockton, Mass., are hoping to welcome a commercial casino to their city and the revenue it would bring.
Cyprus Casino saw more than 34,000 visitors during its first three weeks, and the rewards club has attracted 6,000 people. "So far the number of visitors has exceeded our expectations and we are very gratified with the response from our guests," said City of Dreams Property President Craig Ballantyne.
A history-minded Brooklyn design and development group blended tradition with contemporary flair in its refurbishment of the 12-room Brentwood Hotel across the road from the Saratoga Race Course in New York. "This one clearly wasn't architecturally significant, in the sense that it was a run-down motel, but its proximity to the country's oldest sporting venue, Saratoga Race Course, seemed irreplaceable," Studio Tack partner Jou-Yie Chou said.
MGM Resorts International has filed suit against hundreds of people affected by the shooting at its Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas. The company claims it has "no liability of any kind" to families of the victims or survivors, citing a law put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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