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Atlantic City casino profits up 21 percent in 1st 6 months

posted on August 24, 2016 by

Atlantic City’s casinos saw their collective operating profit rise by 21 percent for the first six months of the year in a sign the struggling industry may be stabilizing.

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New Mexico developer buying Isle of Capri

posted on August 24, 2016 by

The Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. has agreed to sell its Westlake property for about $134.5 million to a New Mexico developer.

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Gaming policy committee looking sideways not forward

posted on August 23, 2016 by

The Analyst | The August 23 Gaming Policy Committee, if it sticks close to the agenda (which under Nevada Open Meeting laws it is very much bound to), will be wasting more time on the world of fantasy sports.

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SLS' Mistretta taking advantage of Vegas opportunity

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Dye-ing to Know | Tony Mistretta has held several executive positions at Las Vegas casinos, including currently as vice president of marketing for SLS, located where the Sahara used to stand on the northern end of The Strip.

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Stardust attracted the best and worst famous people

posted on August 23, 2016 by

Gaming Yesterday | Famous people wagered with us at the Stardust but sure went about it differently. Famous, or infamous, QB Art Schlichter parlayed a horrible gambling addiction with a larcenous solution into a long prison sentence.

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Daily Fantasy sports cleared in New York

posted on August 23, 2016 by

DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major League Baseball playoffs.

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Wynn launches lavish $4.2B Wynn's Palace Resort in Macau

posted on August 22, 2016 by

From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn’s Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism.

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Wynn Resorts: $2.1 billion Everett casino will open in 2019

posted on August 22, 2016 by

Wynn Resorts executives have informed the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that the group plans to open the Wynn Boston Harbor casino in June 2019.

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Somerville drops legal challenges to Wynn Boston Harbor

posted on August 22, 2016 by

Somerville is withdrawing its legal challenges to Wynn’s Boston-area casino. Mayor Joseph Curtatone said the city north of Boston won’t appeal the state’s decision to issue Wynn a crucial environmental permit for the $2 billion Everett casino complex.

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Lottery heads to Alabama House after narrow Senate approval

posted on August 22, 2016 by

Lottery legislation heads to the House of Representatives as lawmakers weigh ending Alabama’s status as one of six states without a state lottery.

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Famous Reno Arch may get makeover for $175k

posted on August 22, 2016 by

Reno officials are mulling options to makeover the downtown arch at a cost of about $175,000. Improvements under discussion include programmable letters and lights and new electrical wiring.

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Alabama State lottery legislation falters

posted on August 18, 2016 by

Lottery legislation faltered in the Alabama Senate amid deep divisions among lawmakers over gambling. A proposed state lottery was supposed to be the central subject of a special session called by Gov. Robert Bentley.

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Christie will vote yes on expanding casinos

posted on August 18, 2016 by

Gov. Chris Christie plans to cast his ballot in favor of expanding casinos to northern New Jersey this November. Christie had threatened to pull his support for casino expansion if his plan for bailing out Atlantic City did not pass.

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Account wagering still a work in progress for Nevada Gaming

posted on August 16, 2016 by

The Analyst | You can file and pay your federal taxes online, sign-up for mortgages, buy and sell stocks and even play poker online all without leaving your living room, but don’t try and do that for any other form of Nevada gambling.

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Flynt becoming Southern California's casino leader

posted on August 16, 2016 by

Poker by George | A remarkable man: Larry Flynt was born in 1942 in Kentucky, into a poverty-stricken family, and rose to fame and wealth. Larry Flynt opened the Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif. Earlier, in 1978.

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Vegas' Ripken Kitt Langvad hangs up her bookie hat at Arizona Charlies

posted on August 16, 2016 by

V.I.P. On the Mark | I go back quite a ways with Kitt Langvad, a woman who has been the one and only director of race and sports at Arizona Charlie’s since the Decatur site opened 28 years ago. Friday is Kitt’s last day and leaving wasn’t an easy choice.

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Mass. casino generates $88M in taxes in 1st year

posted on August 15, 2016 by

The first and so far the only casino in Massachusetts collected nearly $180 million in gambling revenues in its first year of operation. Plainridge Park’s revenues resulted in more than $88 million in state revenues from taxes and other assessments.

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Borgata has best-ever month; Trump Taj Mahal in strike slump

posted on August 15, 2016 by

Atlantic City’s top casino had its best month ever even as a soon-to-close casino faltered amid a monthlong strike that helped prompt its billionaire owner to decide to shut it down.

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Lawmakers set to begin special session on lottery

posted on August 15, 2016 by

The Alabama Legislature is set to give a state lottery the first serious debate since 1999, but many lawmakers say the idea faces tough odds amid continuing disagreements over if, and how, to legalize gambling in the state.

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Northeast's casino landscape growing crowded

posted on August 15, 2016 by

Felix Rappaport doesn’t even like to say it. “I try not to use the word,” Foxwoods Resort Casino’s top executive admitted in an interview this past week. “No sense cursing the darkness.”

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