Casino Insider

May 30, 2011 7:49 PM

Officials of Peninsula Gaming say they have received 4,000 online applications for jobs at the Kansas Star Casino, which is set to open next year.

After three slow months, gross gaming revenues in South Dakota increased by two percent during the month of April.

Mississippi casinos reported April revenue of $189.3 million, down from the $198.1 million recorded in April, 2010.

International Game Technology (IGT) has installed its casino floor management system at the High Winds Casino in Miami, Fla.

Affinity Gaming LLC is the new name of the former Herbst Gaming Company. The new owners, who took over following bankruptcy reorganization, will operate 12 casinos and 6,000 slot machines in Nevada, as well as two casinos in Missouri and one in Iowa.

Also, Affinity Gaming announced it had hired Loren Gill as executive vice president and general manager of its Primm Valley Casino Resorts. Two other appointments involved David Nolan as assistant general manager and Valerie Moon as director of sales.

According to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Palms Hotel/Casino operator George Maloof pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence in Las Vegas. He was ordered to pay a $600 fine and attend classes.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says its new Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville is an immediate money maker. Since opening in December, the property has exceeded the $18 million that it cost to build.

New Hampshire lawmakers have repealed a 10 percent tax on lottery winnings. Some believed the tax caused a reduction in lottery revenues since it was imposed in 2009.

West Virginia lottery officials report that revenues have increased some 3 percent since the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town began with the addition of table games.

CEO Kevin DeSanctis says that the construction cost for the Revel Casino in Atlantic City will be about $2.4 billion.

Operators of Twin River slots parlor have asked lawmakers to permit voters to decide whether they can offer table games at their facility in Lincoln, Rhode Island.