Article by Samantha Beckett for Casino.org
- Until early 1990s Atlantic City NJ had a monopoly on gambling on the East Coast.
- US Supreme Court 1987 ruling recognizing the right of Indian tribes to self-regulate gaming ended that.
- By 1996, 25 states had some form of land-based gaming.
- Northeast casinos and slot parlors [list]
- Plainridge Park Casino slot parlor opened in June 2015
- MGM Springfield will open in 2018
- Wynn Boston Harbor will open in 2019
- New York:
- Resorts World Casino may expand
- 2 upstate casinos opening in 2017
- Sands Bethlehem
- Mount Airy Casino Resort
- 4 casinos in Philadelphia area, possible 5th coming
- Rhode Island:
- Twin River Casino
- Mohegan Sun
- 3 Indian tribes seeking to build new casinos near MA-CT border to compete with Wynn and MGM
- New Jersey:
- 7 casinos in Atlantic City
Gambling saturation is measured by slot revenue/machine/day ($200 or less = saturation). Current figures:
- Mohegan Sun $297
- Foxwoods $260
- Plainridge Park $370
In Las Vegas, gaming revenues are becoming secondary to resort and entertainment aspects. Regional casinos are expected to follow suit.