Casino InsiderJanuary 07, 2013 5:47 PM by Ray Poirier
Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK) has received the demolition permits needed to begin the demolition of River Downs racetrack in Ohio.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Board reports the state’s 11 casinos brought in nearly $2.5 billion in gross slots revenue during 2012, an increase of about 2.7 percent over the previous year.
Iowa Lottery officials say they have no immediate intention of offering Internet gaming and have taken a position opposing federal approval of Internet gambling.
The Gold Dust Casino in Deadwood, South Dakota, has closed temporarily, idling its 52 employees. A re-opening date has not been announced.
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is making the jump from jailbird to TV star. He and his new bride reportedly will star on a new cable television show to be called, “The Governor’s Wife.”
Under a new gaming pact recently signed with North Dakota state officials, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe has been authorized to conduct riverboat gambling.
Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN) has already claimed the Louisville, Kentucky, gaming area for its own should the state approve casino gambling. However, Gov. Steve Beshear has already expressed serious doubt such legislation could pass this year.
Operators of so-called Sweepstakes Cafés in Ohio have formed a lobbying unit called the Internet Café Coalition of Ohio to pressure lawmakers to pass a law approving such gaming activities.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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Speaking at G2E at the Sands Convention & Expo Center, a facility he built, Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson was right at home talking about his doubters and a refusal to follow the status quo.
A Canadian asset management company has won the auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino. Brookfield US Holdings will pay $110 million to buy the 2-year-old casino that cost $2.4 billion to build.
Bob Christ’s Thursday NFL Football Breakdown | When the Minnesota Vikings play an NFC North battle against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night at Lambeau Field, rookie Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (probable, ankle) is scheduled to make his second start.
Steve Wynn knows better than anyone how to run successful casino resorts both here in Las Vegas and around the world. His next big thing is Boston, but the game plan is the same as it has been for years when he was and still is ahead of the curve.
Atlantic City’s mayor said he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by billionaire Carl Icahn to buy and save the casino and its 2,800 jobs.
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