Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO, Sheldon Adelson, reaffirmed his company’s commitment to the $5.4B Marina Bay Sands Resort set to open up in Singapore later this year. The Marina Bay Sands features three 50 story buildings that will be connected by a sky terrace on the roof that will offer incredible views of the Singapore financial district.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) has announced plans to challenge the UIGEA soon, and with pressures mounting from a huge deficit, it may be hard for congress to continue to ignore an estimated $50 Billion revenue stream over the next 10 years. Check out the PricewaterhouseCoopers Online agen slot Gambling Tax Report for a more detailed analysis.
New Jersey recently forced Atlantic City casinos to begin reporting their comps monthly instead of quarterly. Filings from January 2009 indicate a 3.2% drop in promotional spending as volume drops and some casinos become tighter with their comps. Borgata, Atlantic City’s top grossing Casino of 2009 increased its spending by 16%. Future filings to monitor trends can be found at the New Jersey Casino Control Commission website.
Friday Weekly Roundup
The New York Daily News offers up their tips to picking winning lottery numbers. They offer up several good ideas to help secure a jackpot win, as well as tips to avoid having to split a big win.
Harrah’s released the 2009 WSOP Schedule. Following roughly the same blueprint as last year, there will be 57 gold bracelets given out in 50 days, with the No-Limit Texas Hold’em championship starting July 3rd, 2009. Once again, there will be a multi-month break once the final table is reached, with the final event taking place at The Rio on November 7th.
This week we also found out that Montell Williams will be hosting a new TV show this November called the International Team Poker League (ITPL). The ITPL will combine reality TV elements with poker and follow 6 players as they live the “poker lifestyle” and try to build their Legend. Stay tuned for contestant signup information.
Looking for the ultimate luxury Togel Hongkong gambling getaway? Mobil announced their 2009 star awards for hotels, restaurants, and spas. It appears Casinos in both Las Vegas an Macau brought home some serious hardware racking up a plethora of 4 and 5-star awards. Wynn, LV and MGM grand appear to be the cream of the crop, as the properties combined for five, 5-star awards. Wynn received 5-stars for their Tower Suites hotel rooms, Alex at Wynn restaurant, and Wynn Spa. The Skylofts at MGM Grand earned five stars for the first time and Joel Robuchon earned its 3rd annual five-star rating.
The Associated Press reported that States facing record budget shortfalls think gambling can help fill the gap and bring in much needed revenues without raising taxes. Expect several states to open up new lotteries and issue gambling licenses as we work our way out of this recession.
Lots of great discussion in the forums this week about gambling laws. Member, OhCraps asks, how old should the minimum gambling age be? Make your voice heard and tell us what you think!