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Jeff Hwang

Jeff Hwang


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Vegas Strip during winter edit

Las Vegas: COVID Winter

Amidst an unchecked surge that has left Nevada with the highest per capita COVID hospitalizations in the nation, Governor Steve Sisolak (D) has chosen a novel approach to containing the spread of the virus: Do absolutely nothing.


Las Vegas: Bubble City

MGM and Wynn last week both announced plans to implement rapid COVID testing in what may be a prelude to broad visitor testing that could make Las Vegas one of the safest destinations on the planet.


S.O.S.: Las Vegas and the Deteriorating State of Nevada

On June 4, casinos in Nevada opened without either mandatory facemasks or visitor restrictions, while its biggest source markets -- California and Arizona -- and much of the rest of the country were seeing COVID-19 cases spike. The situation in Las Vegas has deteriorated quickly, and the government in Nevada has responded by doing…virtually nothing.

Las Vegas Strip: Why Is It Open Right Now?

A full recovery on the Las Vegas Strip is far from assured, and what happens next matters.

Las Vegas Strip: On Border Controls and The Subsistence Strategy

The ability to implement travel restrictions will determine whether the Las Vegas Strip can reopen without having to close again.

Wynn Resort

Why Re-open the Las Vegas Strip?

We should prepare for the possibility that the Las Vegas Strip may be closed up to 6 to 12 months – or longer.

On Ameristar and MGM's New Strategic Marketing Alliance

An alliance that is years overdue.

G2E: Racing Card Derby

The next big thing? Umm, no.

G2E: The Slot Floor vs. the (Lack of) Table Game Blockbuster

As slot gameplay continues to advance, there is no table game blockbuster in sight.

G2E: Macau Casino Stocks Look Cheap

Macau casino operators are a tremendous growth opportunity.

One of the Most Intriguing Products From the Las Vegas G2E

IGT delivers a real hold'em poker experience, but don't expect it to challenge the video poker floors any time soon.

The Online Gambling Opportunity

Notes from the recent G2E conference in Las Vegas.

The State of Online Gambling

Online gambling is getting closer at the state level but faces hang-ups at the federal level.

What's Ameristar Worth?

Ameristar is putting itself up for sale. The first question: What's Ameristar worth?

Wynn's Not Going Anywhere

Despite rumors, the casino won't move its HQ to Macau.

G2E: Simon Dewhurst Talks About Macau

MPEL's CFO delivers a monologue on Macau during G2E.

The Gaming Industry's Chips Are Down

A recent gaming expo throws a spotlight on casinos' crippling credit crunch.

Voters Unleash Missouri Casinos

Competing gets easier now that this law has been revoked.

More Suitors for Ameristar Casinos?

Rumor has it Penn National and Crown Limited are eyeing the gaming company.

The Payoff for Casinos' Fourth Quarters

It's a rough go for Ameristar stocks.

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