ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.-- Atlantic City's casino revenue increased by more than 27 percent in November compared to a year ago, and that's only because Superstorm Sandy forced the casinos to close for nearly a week in November 2012.» Read More
Nov 21- New Jersey will launch a five-day "soft" trial of 13 online gambling sites Thursday, ahead of the official November 26 debut of Internet gaming in the most populous state to date. New Jersey follows Nevada and Delaware in permitting online poker, and will also allow residents to play other casino games online, as well.
Mitch Garber wants investors to put their money on Web gambling.
HONG KONG, Nov 12- China shares pared early gains in choppy trade on Tuesday, with Hong Kong markets on the defensive in low volumes as investors awaited the outcome of a key four-day Communist Party policy meeting later in the day. Huishang Bank Corp and Boyaa Interactive made contrasting listing debuts in Hong Kong.
The state of New Jersey granted its first online gambling licenses to several big international gaming companies on Friday, dramatically speeding their re-entry to the lucrative U.S. market. New Jersey joins Nevada and Delaware in permitting online poker and it is more populous than those states.
Peter Carlino, CEO of GLPI and chairman of Penn National, Penn National and Gaming and Leisure Properties, discusses the gaming industry and the state of the consumer right now.
TOKYO, Nov 8- Japan's biggest property developer Mitsui Fudosan Co has joined forces with media firm Fuji Media Holdings and builder Kajima Corp to develop a proposed casino and resort complex in Tokyo.
*Echo plans to spend $1.4 bln upgrading Queensland casinos. *Queensland government considering issuing up to three new casino licences.
SYDNEY, Nov 8- Echo Entertainment Group Ltd unveiled plans on Friday to invest A $1.5 billion in its casino business in Queensland state, but its share tumbled on investors' concerns over the cost. Crown, owned by billionaire James Packer, has said it is interested in the Queensland government's plans for up to three mega new casinos in the state.
*Lenovo, Galaxy Entertainment each up 0.4 pct ahead of earnings. HONG KONG, Nov 7- Hong Kong shares touched their lowest in nearly two weeks early on Thursday, as losses deepened for Chinese financials after more media reports emerged about possible sector reforms from a key Communist Party policy meeting starting this weekend.
*HK indexes set for best weekly gain in six, outshining China. HONG KONG, Nov 1- Hong Kong and China shares were tepid in morning trade on Friday, with the Chinese banking sector mildly buoyed by a pair of surveys showing solid manufacturing activity in the world's second-largest economy.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- Gambling revenue in the southern Chinese territory of Macau surged 31.7 percent to a record high in October year-on-year, after a week-long national holiday boosted visitation from big-spending mainland gamblers keen to punt in the country's only legal casino hub.
TOKYO, Nov 1- A civil lawsuit between Wynn Resorts Ltd and Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada has been put on hold for another six months to allow U.S. prosecutors to continue investigating Okada and his companies for possible bribery in the Philippines.
LOS ANGELES, Oct 31- MGM Resorts International posted a narrower third-quarter loss on Thursday and was optimistic about a planned new casino in Massachusetts, although lower-than-expected margins at its Chinese and Las Vegas operations disappointed some analysts.
How do you know the economy is coming back? High rollers are paying their gambling debts.
Edward Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China explains how the firm's portfolio of hotel rooms ensures a steady flow of upper-class Chinese visitors and profits.
Oct 24- Wynn Resorts Ltd Chairman Steve Wynn said Caesars Entertainment Corp's withdrawal from a $1 billion casino venture in Massachusetts was surprising and would be discussed at his upcoming board meeting. Wynn is currently bidding for a Massachusetts license for a casino that would be located in the Boston suburb of Everett.
Oct 24- Wynn Resorts Ltd reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as gamblers flocked to its casinos in Macau. Revenue at Wynn's Macau casinos rose about 10 percent to $997.6 million in the third quarter, accounting for more than 70 percent of the company's total revenue.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Mobile gaming company Kabam is raising its 2013 revenue forecast by about 8 percent to $325 million as recent hits like "Dragons of Atlantis" beat expectations and its publishing business for other developers' games is taking off, Chief Executive Kevin Chou said.
*Paradise Co teams up with Sega Sammy for $1.7 bln South Korea casino resort. *Resort will be one of biggest in South Korea.
TOKYO, Oct 22- A Tokyo court has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada against U.S. casino operator Wynn Resorts and some of its top executives, saying the case should not be handled by a Japanese tribunal.