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Ray Poirier has been a resident of Las Vegas, and a member of the GamingToday staff, for the past 20 years. He was invited by longtime friend and GT founder, Chuck Di Rocco, to leave beautiful New Hampshire to become part of the GamingToday team.

Like Chuck, Ray has had two primary careers: newspapers and horse racing. After a dozen years as a reporter and editor at the Lawrence, Mass., Eagle-Tribune, he left to become publicity director, and later general manager, of Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. The track was ravaged by fire on July 29, 1980.

He later held executive positions with Ogden Corp. at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., and Fairmont Park in Collinsville, Illinois.

Ray and his wife, Shirley, have five children and 10 grandchildren.

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Idaho reviews Instant Racing

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Sands China sees leisure as savior

Sands China sees leisure as savior

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Sands China, the majority-owned gaming division of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), has been promoting its leisure destination appeal.

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Business has increased in Atlantic City

Business has increased in Atlantic City

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​Now that Atlantic City has been reduced from 12 operating casinos to 8, business has increased. The Casino Control Commission reported casino revenue at $197.5 million for January, an increase of 18.8 percent over January, 2014.

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Dismal 4th quarter for Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

Dismal 4th quarter for Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.

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​It was a dismal fourth quarter for Asian casino operator Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (MPEL), which said its earnings during the period that ended on Dec. 31, 2014, fell by 49 percent.

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