Casino Insider

Apr 22, 2013 6:00 PM

Commercial casino developers will be able to apply for a license in southeastern Massachusetts, according to a ruling by the gaming regulators. However, they said the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe can still apply for a license.

Unemployment in Nevada inched up to 9.7% during the month of March, the first increase reported by the state in the last 20 months.

Campaign contributions by supporters of Internet cafes are being reviewed by state officials in Ohio. The contributions, detailed in a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, are believed to be illegal.

The Lucky Club Casino and Hotel in North Las Vegas has been fined $10,000 by the Nevada Gaming Commission for allegedly allowing an unregistered employee to be involved in gambling activities.

Sioux City Entertainment, a company owned by Bill Warner, founder of Warner Gaming of Las Vegas, has been approved to build a Hard Rock Casino in northwest Sioux City, Iowa.

Gambling revenues in Louisiana were up $4.3 million in March when compared to 2012. The $232.2 million also was $25 million higher than the February total.

Several citizens in Worcester, Massachusetts, who oppose a proposed $240 million slots parlor in their community, have petitioned city officials to stop conversations with companies that have indicated an interest in building the facility.

Seventeen people who lost their jobs because of the Internet café ban in Florida have applied for unemployment benefits in the City of Jacksonville.

International Game Technology (IGT) reports that a player won a $1.4 million Wheel of Fortune jackpot on April 12 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Union organizers have filed unfair labor practice charges against the River Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, saying the operators are working to prohibit some 800 workers from forming a union.

New Jersey-based Spectrum Gaming Group has been awarded a $400,000 contract by the Florida legislature to conduct a comprehensive study of gambling in that state.

A supporter of expanded gambling in Texas says the chances of passing permitting legislation this legislative session now appears to be “very slim.”

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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