Paul Butcher

  • Maryland Casinos Can Boost Revenues With eSports & Skill Based Games

    Maryland Casinos Can Boost Revenues With eSports & Skill Based Games

    October 16, 2017
    The casino market in Maryland has done rather well during the last few years and the opening of the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino in December 2016 has helped boost gross gaming revenues for the state. Maryland currently has six casinos which play a major role in boosting tourism, creating jobs and generating significant ...
  • Casino Operators Discuss Ways To Monetize eSports & Bring In Millennials

    Casino Operators Discuss Ways To Monetize eSports & Bring In Millennials

    October 9, 2017
    Casinos across the United States have been trying for years to bring in millennials and formulate a successful strategy for doing so. Average slot revenues per room has continued to drop since 2008 as millennials have not been interested in traditional slot machine games or table games such as poker and blackjack. Senior casino executives ...
  • Glenn Straub Denies Sale Of Shuttered Revel Casino In Atlantic City

    Glenn Straub Denies Sale Of Shuttered Revel Casino In Atlantic City

    October 4, 2017
    When Glenn Straub bought the shuttered $2.4 billion Revel Casino in Atlantic City for just $82 million in a bankruptcy court, the Florida based real estate developer had huge plans to revamp the property which had a casino, 55,000 sq ft of retail space, a 32,000 sq foot spa, 13 restaurants and close to 7,000 ...
  • Casinos In Las Vegas To Rethink Security After US’s Deadliest Shooting

    Casinos In Las Vegas To Rethink Security After US’s Deadliest Shooting

    October 3, 2017
    When Stephen Paddock checked into the Mandalay Bay Resort on September 28, no one suspected that he would be behind the deadliest shooting to have occurred on U.S soil. The 64 year old was a resident of Mesquite, Nevada who travelled 90 miles to the Vegas strip and booked himself a room on the 32nd ...
  • Silver Heritage Wants Second Casino In Nepal As It Targets India

    Silver Heritage Wants Second Casino In Nepal As It Targets India

    September 29, 2017
    Australian based Silver Heritage has just finished developing its Tiger Palace Resort Bhairahawa in Nepal after facing a number of challenges during the development process. The company carried out a soft launch on September 20 for its $51.8 million gaming property which has a gaming floor covering 26,598 square feet and a hotel with 100 ...
  • Royal Dragon Casino Will Open In Macau Under An SJM Holding License

    Royal Dragon Casino Will Open In Macau Under An SJM Holding License

    September 25, 2017
    Macau’s casino industry is slowly returning to normal after Typhoon Hato hit the peninsula in late August and caused immense destruction and devastation to property and businesses. Macau will see the opening of yet another casino as the Royal Dragon Casino is expected to officially open its doors to the public on September 27. The ...
  • MGM Resorts Launches ‘Welcome To The Show’ Branding Campaign

    MGM Resorts Launches ‘Welcome To The Show’ Branding Campaign

    September 20, 2017
    MGM Resorts needs no introduction in the United States (US) as the company owns 27 gaming properties and the majority of them are based in the U.S. The company owns some of the most iconic casinos in the world including MGM Grand Resort, Bellagio Las Vegas, Mirage Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort and Borgata Hotel ...
  • Casino Operator Kangwon Land Facing Fresh Flak For 2015 Scandal

    Casino Operator Kangwon Land Facing Fresh Flak For 2015 Scandal

    September 14, 2017
    Kangwon Land Inc, the company which runs the Kangwon Land casino in South Korea has come under fire for a past scandal in which it was found that the company had hired hundreds of employees based on political connections. The casino is located in an upland province around 150 kilometres (93 miles) away the capital ...
  • Las Vegas Casino Operators Fail To Show Up At First eSports Conference

    Las Vegas Casino Operators Fail To Show Up At First eSports Conference

    September 11, 2017
    A majority of Las Vegas casino operators located on the Strip chose to sit out the first ever eSports conference which took place last week. The Casino eSports Conference was conceived as a way to bring together members from the casino and esports industry and explore the opportunities available to integrate esports within the casino ...
  • MGM Resorts Sells National Harbor To Subsidiary With Share Buyback

    MGM Resorts Sells National Harbor To Subsidiary With Share Buyback

    September 7, 2017
    MGM Resorts International has sold its new casino MGM National Harbor in Maryland to a subsidiary firm MGM Growth Properties (MGP). The subsidiary was formed in 2015 to act as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and holds several MGM properties such as the Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Excalibur Luxor and New York – ...
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