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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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Washington plans to allow more slot-like machines

Washington plans to allow more slot-like machines

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‚ÄčThe Washington state gaming regulators have approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos.

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Casino Insider

Casino Insider

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Casino Insider | Read the latest casino industry news bites about Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, GTECH Holdings, Lucky Strike Electronics and so much more.

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S. Dakota approved bill for expanded gambling in Deadwood

S. Dakota approved bill for expanded gambling in Deadwood

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A bill that will expand gambling in Deadwood, South Dakota, was approved last week 7-1 in the state senate’s State Affairs Committee. The measure has the support of the voters who OK’d the measure in the November balloting.

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The Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills on track

The Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills on track

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Wasting no time, owners of a license to build a $1.1 billion casino in the Sullivan County town of Thompson, in the Catskills, have started preliminary work on the facility, which is one of three that have been licensed by the state.

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New Mexico Lottery cash fails to fund scholarships

New Mexico Lottery cash fails to fund scholarships

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New Mexico’s good intention of providing scholarships for its college students is running into trouble. The state lottery that is being used to fund the program isn’t generating enough cash.

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