Pennsylvania casinos are reporting a slight increase in revenue from table games. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from table games totaled $67.9 million last month, up nearly 1 percent from a year ago.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. The Borgata enhanced security and introduced more intricate chips for its poker tournament last week.
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Officials have been emphasizing the need to scrutinize gambling activities in Macau to be sure money laundering is not taking place. Such concern has been on top of the agenda in Canada, where some feel, money laundering has been increasing.
International Game Technology (IGT) is becoming multi-jurisdictional with its Wide Area Progressive jackpot link. The company announced that its Powerbucks will be available to Boyd Gaming and Caesars Ent. casinos in Nevada and in New Jersey.
A delay in issuing a casino license for the Boston, Massachusetts, area could have a short-term impact on the Commonwealth’s finances. The state’s budget for the fiscal year ending on June 30 anticipated $195 million in casino-related licensing fees.
During its months of struggling against Internet Cafes in Ohio, police confiscated hundreds of computers used in what was later determined to be illegal gambling. Now, the public officials have found a use for the computers.
Maine’s Indian tribes haven’t fared well lately. Three bills that would have allowed tribal casinos have been killed. Instead, the state plans a major study of the state’s gambling operations with advice on how to proceed in the future.
Recently, Chinese officials have been emphasizing the need to scrutinize gambling activities in Macau to be sure money laundering is not taking place. This has prompted the various Macau casino operators to increase their vigilance regarding the illegal activity.