Casino Insider

Aug 13, 2012 7:39 PM

Casino revenue during the month of June fell 6 percent in Nevada, according to state officials. Total winnings were $833 million. On the Las Vegas Strip, revenue fell 5 percent.

The Maryland Senate has approved a gaming bill, submitted by Gov. Martin O’Malley. The bill authorizes a sixth casino license in Prince Georges County. O’Malley says he wants that casino, expected to be operated by MGM Resorts International, in business by 2016.

The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., is looking to hire 400 additional workers. The property’s expansion project is expected to be completed by January. An agreement has been reached that would have the property acquired by Boyd Gaming Corp.

Mississippi’s Harrison County supervisors have approved a tax break for the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. The property is adding a 12-story hotel worth $32 million.

The six casinos in the St. Louis area saw revenue fall 3 percent during the month of July.

Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. (UWN) has named Branko Milosevic as the company’s general counsel.