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Nov 19, 2012 6:10 PM

Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to 11.5 percent in October. In Clark County it was 11.1 percent.

Pennsylvania officials reported that table game revenue in October climbed to $55.3 million, an increase of 4.2 percent over last year.

Connecticut’s state revenues have been hard hit with the slump in slot machine gaming at the state’s two Native American casinos. Revenues for the past fiscal year fell by more than $100 million, it was reported.

Louisiana’s casinos dropped to $185 million in October. A year ago, the revenues were $199.7 million.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved shifting a casino license from the Missouri River to a Council Bluffs hotel. Gambling will now take place on the first floor of Harrah’s Hotel while the riverboat will be put up for sale.

Donald A. Colvin has joined Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The Kansas Lottery Commission has approved the transfer of the management contract of the Kansas Star Casino from Peninsula Gaming LLC to Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD).

Transact Technologies Inc. (TACT) has received certification for its Epicentral Print System from Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI).

The $175 million racino project proposed by the partnership of Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN) and privately-held Delaware North Cos. of Buffalo, N.Y., has been approved by the Warren County, Ohio, commissioners.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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