COVID Devastates Macau Casinos

COVID Devastates Macau Casinos

You know you are in deep trouble when one of the leading newsletters in your industry discusses the “silver lining” in being shut down: “Macau Casino Closures Provide Some Relief from Cash Burn.”  Asia Gaming Brief Macau casinos have so few gamblers, in fact, so...
Can Tribes Run Abortion Clinics?

Can Tribes Run Abortion Clinics?

I normally write about issues involving legal gambling.  But the US Supreme Court’s upcoming decision to overturn Roe v. Wade raises the question: Can tribes open abortion clinics the way they have opened casinos?  Gaming law gives us part of the answer. Indian law is...
Is a New York City Casino License Worth $1 Billion?

Is a New York City Casino License Worth $1 Billion?

No government has ever asked $1 billion just for the right to build a casino. That still is true.  But that’s how much New York Governor Kathy Hochul had originally wanted for casinos in New York City. Casino executives and lobbyists were able to get the leaders of...
Texas’ Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

Texas’ Poker Clubs Are in Trouble

A little-known fact, known by few:  Texas has poker clubs.  These are by no means just a couple of tables in the back of a bar.  The Lodge Card Club in Round Rock outside of Austin has more than 60 tables.   The games — mostly Texas Hold ’em, naturally...
Macau’s Casinos Are About To Change

Macau’s Casinos Are About To Change

Junkets and high-rollers are out. Mass-market is definitely in. The six current concessionaires, including the American companies MGM, Wynn, and Las Vegas Sands, are, rightly, mostly concerned about whether they will be allowed to continue to operate casinos. But they...