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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Full House management tackling funding issue

Full House management tackling funding issue

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Now that leadership changes have been completed, the new management of Full House Resorts Inc. (FLL) has been concentrating on construction of a Mississippi casino and amendments to the credit facility that is funding the project.

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IGT advises shareholders vote in favor of merger

IGT advises shareholders vote in favor of merger

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International Game Technology (IGT) said Friday that all three independent proxy advisory firms have recommended IGT shareholders vote in favor of the planned merger with GTECH.

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Minn. moves to suspend electronic lottery tickets

Minn. moves to suspend electronic lottery tickets

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Lottery Director Ed Van Petten says he’s open to a compromise that requires future expansions to win legislative backings first. But, he said, suspending online sales of draying tickets and instant-win games would threaten the lottery’s viability.

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Ohio Gov. being sued by conservative group

Ohio Gov. being sued by conservative group

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An Ohio conservative group is suing the state, alleging that Gov. John Kasich acted unconstitutionally when he decided to legalize video lottery terminals at Ohio’s seven horse tracks and share the proceeds with casino operators.

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Caesars Entertainment talks with debtors hit snag

Caesars Entertainment talks with debtors hit snag

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Although Caesars was successful in having its bankruptcy case adjudicated in a Chicago court, despite efforts by junior lenders to force a bankruptcy hearing in Delaware, certain pitfalls began to develop over the weekend.

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