Casino Insider

Oct 20, 2009 2:45 AM


Phil Satre, former chairman and CEO of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., has been appointed chairman of the board of International Game Technology (IGT). He plans to continue as chairman of the board of Nevada Energy.

WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) will issue its quarterly fiscal report on Monday, Oct. 26, at l:30 P.M. (PDT).

The State of Illinois hopes to generate some $2 million annually by approving and licensing companies to accept horse race bets on the Internet.

Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK) announced that it had transferred Kim Townsend from Atlantic City to St. Louis, Missouri, where she will be general manager of Lumiere Place. Also, the company announced it will issue its quarterly fiscal report on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. PDT.

Moody’s Investor Services has upgraded the debt of Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) following the Hong Kong initial public offering of Wynn Macau shares.

Lakes Entertainment Inc. (LACO) announced that Peter Fordham, general manager of the Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs, California, has left the organization and that a search was on for his replacement. Assistant General Manager Terry Contreras will serve as interim manager.

Former White House chief of staff, Gen. Alexander Haig, has retired from his position as a member of the board of directors of MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGM).

Todd Nisbet has been named to replace John Alexander on the board of directors of Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. (MPEL).

Voters in Charles Town, West Virginia, will decide on Dec. 5 whether to approve table games for the racino owned by Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN).

The Twin River slots parlor in Lincoln, Rhode Island, has discontinued simulcast wagering on Sunday as a means of "conserving cash."

Hard Rock Hotel Holdings LLC. has entered into a licensing agreement with the Isleta Casino and Resort in New Mexico.

Pari-mutuel tracks that operate slot machines in south Florida have been granted permission by state officials to install virtual blackjack games.

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