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RENO: Eldorado Resorts has bought the Reno holdings of MGM Resorts International for
$73 million, giving them complete control of Circus Circus Reno and Silver Legacy. Also in
Reno, the Siena has closed.
ATLANTIC CITY: After a $52 million remake, the former Pier Shops at Caesars has
reopened as The Playground. It houses several live-music venues modeled after the
famous “music” streets in Nashville, Memphis, and Austin, including a 2,000-capacity
concert venue. The non-gaming complex also features multiple restaurants and retail
IOWA: The $40 million Wild Rose Casino & Resort opened last month in Jefferson, with a
hotel and events center pending. It’s Iowa’s 22nd casino.
COLORADO: Casinos in Cripple Creek can now serve alcohol 24 hours a day. A
“regulatory end-around” is being credited for the permission that was granted to seven of
the nine casinos in Cripple Creek. Around-the-clock service was earlier permitted at two
casinos in Blackhawk and at a gentlemen’s club in Glendale.
PUERTO RICO: One of Puerto Rico’s biggest casinos, the Condado Plaza Hilton, has
closed after 40 years of operation. It’s the seventh Puerto Rican casino to close in the past
five years, the result of a protracted recession and an estimated 45,000 illegal gambling
machines available for play across the island. There are currently 20 casinos open,
despite having to rely on a customer base that’s 90% local.
ONLINE: Online-gambling operator 888 Holdings has agreed to acquire Bwin.party Digital
Entertainment for $1.4 billion. Due to preexisting relationships for both companies, the
move is expected to open the door for increased participation in online gambling in both
Nevada and New Jersey, possibly involving MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming.