Eileen Di Rocco

Gaming Today Eileen Di Rocco

A native of Western New York State, Eileen Di Rocco grew up in the Buffalo area, where she attended State University of New York, eventually earning her degree in computer studies. In the early 1970s she, along with Chuck Di Rocco, founded and published Post Time, a publication that covered the harness racing industry in the Midwest and Northeast, then the Sports Form, which expanded to include thoroughbred horse racing and sports wagering.

In 1976, Chuck and Eileen relocated to Las Vegas, where they began publishing a Nevada version of Sports Form. In 1993, the publication was re-named GamingToday and the scope of its coverage was broadened to include the fast-growing casino industry in Nevada, the state's legal race and sports betting, as well as gaming venues and jurisdictions that began to find acceptance throughout the country.

In 2010, GamingToday is in its 34th consecutive year of publication and its recently-expanded website, gamingtoday.com, has begun to reach audiences never before imagined with the print edition. The newspaper's parent company, Dirson Enterprises, is a stand-alone off-set print shop and currently prints the majority of parlay cards for Nevada's approximately 80 race and sports books.

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Gaming’s past on display at Springs Preserve

Gaming’s past on display at Springs Preserve

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Around Town | Looking for something different to do? Check out the Museum of Gaming History’s (MoGH) new exhibit at the Nevada State Museum, located in Springs Preserve. Expected to debut on or about March 1, the exhibit will be located in the main entry hallway.

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Time to rethink taxing strategy

Time to rethink taxing strategy

posted on January 30, 2018 by

Around Town | With the upcoming Supreme Court ruling expected the first half of the year, many states are working on sports betting legislation – just in case the Court’s decision opens the door the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act closed in 1992.

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Mood still anti PASPA as everyone awaits Supreme Court decision

Mood still anti PASPA as everyone awaits Supreme Court decision

posted on January 16, 2018 by

Around Town | Anticipation is high and getting higher daily as seemingly the entire country awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on New Jersey’s quest for sports betting. The Court heard oral arguments in the case on Dec. 4. A ruling is expected no later than June.

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Week 12 turned Bookies Battle tide

Week 12 turned Bookies Battle tide

posted on January 09, 2018 by

“Honestly, I’m not sure. It was after week 12 when I wondered how I was doing and looked at the standings. Before that I was too busy at work.” That’s what Jackson Meeker, director of race and sports at Boulder Station told GamingToday last week when asked about winning the 2017 Bookies Battle.

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Cruisin’ to Mesquite fest for the 10th annual Motor Mania

Cruisin’ to Mesquite fest for the 10th annual Motor Mania

posted on January 02, 2018 by

Around Town | Happy New Year! Somehow it always feels good to start a new year; it seems to bring freshness, excitement and anticipation. Of course we gave up those silly resolution lists long ago, which has probably contributed to our enjoyment of the holiday.

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