Casino Insider

May 6, 2013 7:00 PM

The Ohio State Racing Commission has granted racing licenses to “racinos” in the City of Dayton and another in the Youngstown area.

Two Internet Café operators, arrested during raids authorized by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor gambling charges and were fined $1,000 each.

Hollywood Charles Town Races, an 80-year-old West Virginia racetrack that was converted into a casino, experienced its biggest gambling month during April. The property took in $1.37 million per live racing day, beating the previous record by about 1 percent.

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has voted against a proposed controversial tribal casino in Medford, Oregon. 

A Nevada judge has placed a six-month moratorium on the lawsuit filed by Kazuo Okada against Wynn Resorts Ltd. 

An analyst at TheStreet.com has raised his rating on Lakes Entertainment Inc. (LACO) to buy from hold.

The U.S. Department of Interior has formally recognized the Tejon Indian Tribe of Central California. The tribe can now build and operate a casino on its reservation.

The name of the Ravella at Lake Las Vegas Hotel has been changed by its owner, Kam Sang Co., to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa.

The bankrupt Grand Station Casino riverboat barge in Vicksburg, Mississippi, will be scrapped following the auctioning process..

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. of Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Amaya Gaming Group Inc. whereby Aristocrat will offer the Ongame Poker network platform to U.S. customers.

Rick Brenner, president of the Fisher Cats minor league baseball team in Manchester, N.H., has come out in opposition to a proposed casino in the Granite State. He says he finds it rough competing for people’s discretionary income and a casino would make it even harder.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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