Casino Insider

Mar 11, 2013 6:30 PM

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reports gross revenue from slot machine play at the state’s 11 casinos was down 9.2 percent in February, marking the third straight monthly decline.

Ohio’s four casinos reported February gaming revenues reached $55.5 million, a 4% jump over January’s $53.2 million.

Also in Ohio, Scioto Downs, a racino owned by MTR Gaming Group (MNTG), saw revenues increase 8 percent to $11 million.

Hollywood Casino in Perryville, Maryland, has been granted the first license to offer table games in addition to the slots activity.

Z Capital, the largest shareholder in Las Vegas-based Affinity Gaming, has filed suit against the company charging changes in the company’s governance have breached the company’s fiduciary responsibilities.

Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD), which recently announced the sale of two assets – the Echelon on the Las Vegas Strip for $350 million and the Dania Jai-Alai in Florida for $65 million – has announced the redemption of $150 million principal amount of outstanding 6.75% subordinated notes due in 2014.

A Senate panel in Iowa has approved a bill legalizing and regulating Internet poker.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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