Ray Poirier

Gaming Today Ray Poirier

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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IGT to install its systems solution in the Palazzo Club

IGT to install its systems solution in the Palazzo Club

posted on February 09, 2015 by

International Game Technology (IGT) has invaded Vietnam by establishing an agreement to install its systems solution in the Palazzo Club, a slots club facility located within the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers.

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China to crackdown on gamblers' travel

China to crackdown on gamblers' travel

posted on February 09, 2015 by

China’s President Xi Jinping didn’t like what was going on in Macau so he ordered a crackdown on corruption. That caused its numbers fall for eight consecutive months. But, it didn’t stop the gamblers.

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Casino Insider

Casino Insider

posted on February 09, 2015 by

Casino Insider | Read the latest casino industry news bites about Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN), West Virginia greyhound racing’s revenue and so much more.

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Illinois gambling tax revenue more than doubles

Illinois gambling tax revenue more than doubles

posted on February 02, 2015 by

The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double last year. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reported the state made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling.

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Sen. John McCain urges sports betting expansion

Sen. John McCain urges sports betting expansion

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Sen. John McCain says he is opposed to Internet gambling but feels Congress should once again look at expanding sports betting that is legal in four states but is dominated by Nevada.

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