Casino Player Magazine has published this year's Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards for upstate New York casinos, recognizing Turning Stone Resort Casino as having best overall dining and entertainment in New York. Best overall service in the state went to del Lago Resort & Casino, while Seneca Niagara Casino was declared the best place for cocktails.
Cambodian operator NagaCorp has signed a purchase agreement with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse regarding $300 million senior notes. The proceeds will be used to grow the company's VIP gaming segment and update Naga1's hotel rooms.
Hong Kong-listed SJM Holdings is promising to link Japan with Chinese tourism markets and bring its gaming integrity to the country if granted a casino license there. The company provides a gaming license for 20 Macau casinos and supports city events such as the Macau Grand Prix.
A bill to allow daily fantasy sports in Louisiana has passed the Senate and is headed to the governor's desk before parish referendums. Individual parish referendums could lead to a tricky patchwork of legality across the state that could cause issues for regulators and operators alive.
The state of New York, a town and area counties have received more than $53 million from del Lago Resort and Casino in the 14 months since it opened, according to company officials. The facility has hired more than 1,200 people, and some nearby businesses have seen positive revenue results.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment CEO Lawrence Ho gave the keynote address to kick off the first day of this year's G2E Asia. The industry trade event boasts a 398,265-square-foot exhibition floor this year and is welcoming more than 220 exhibitors.
City of Dreams Macau will soon boast a rebranded hotel tower called Libertine, while Melco Resorts' Cotai flagship resort is gaining a $1 billion hotel tower called Morpheus. The retail landscape at City of Dreams Macau will also be transformed into a pop-up concept to host the world's trendiest brands, according to CEO Lawrence Ho.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has become the second tribal operator in Connecticut to announce plans to pursue a casino license in Japan. "As a development partner we see much synergy between our development in Korea, Project Inspire, and our future resort in Japan," company executive Jennifer Ballester wrote.
A Louisiana Senate committee has advanced a contract extension proposal that would allow Harrah's to operate its New Orleans location for up to 30 years. Amendments to the contract would mean a $40 million renewal fee and a $100 million annual payment to the state, up from $60 million.