Casino Insider

Feb 23, 2010 4:24 AM

 

The bankruptcy sale of two Maryland racetracks owned by Magna Entertainment Corp. (MECA) has been postponed until March 25.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) says it could add table games at Sands Bethlehem Casino in Pennsylvania by this summer.

Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.105 per share to be paid on March 15 to shareholders of record on March 1.

Full House Resorts Inc. (FLL) reports that its 50%-owned joint venture in a Michigan casino has received the final payment on its $5 million tribal receivable from FireKeepers Development Authority.

Lakes Entertainment Inc. (LACO) has been granted approval of its Kansas management contract by the Kansas Lottery.

Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has taken over the operation of Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Privately-owned Casino MonteLago in Lake Las Vegas resort will shut down on March 14.

Colorado casinos have asked gaming regulators to permit them to offer a 6-5 return on blackjacks rather than the traditional 3-2.

Resorts Atlantic City has begun dealing $2 blackjack games to players who agree to pay a 25-cent fee per hand on bets that are $5 or under.

Butler National Corp. (BUKS) appears to have hit a home run with its Boot Hill Casino in Kansas. For the first seven weeks of operation, the property earned $5.1 million. The state took $1.1 million.