Steve Wynn, considered one of the favorites to win the operating license for the slots facility at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, New York, last week withdrew his name from consideration.
Also, it was noted in the Wall Street Journal that Wynn had purchased a home in Sun Valley, Idaho, for $7.5 million.
Tabbed as the early favorites to win the Aqueduct contract are Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) and privately-held New York real estate developer, SL Greene.
Rodney Butler has been elected chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council that operates Foxwoods Resort.
Hollywood Slots at Bangor Raceway, Maine, is looking for permission to install "dealer-less" machines that offer blackjack and poker.
World-famous West Virginia resort, The Greenbrier, netted nearly $122,000 in first month of casino activities. A larger version of the casino is expected to open in April.
An affiliate of Deutsche Bank has filed for a license to operate the Cosmopolitan Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The property is expected to open in 2010.
Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) has received an instant tickets contract from Pacific Online Systems Corp. in the Philippines.
PokerTeck Inc. (PTEK) has installed its first PokerPro table at a casino in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI) has signed an agreement with Stanley Ho’s Sociedade de Jogos de Macau to provide a broad range of casino management, table management and bonusing products for the company’s 16 casinos.
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