Casino Insider

Jun 24, 2013 7:50 PM

Directors of the N.Y. Racing Association have chosen Christopher Kay, a 60-year-old lawyer with no horse racing experience, to be he organization’s new president and CEO.

Casino supporters in Greene County, Iowa, have turned in more than enough signatures calling for a public vote on gambling in their locale.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue says the state’s casinos saw revenue reach $192.7 million, a 3% increase over 2012.

Louisiana gambling revenues totaled $214.2 million in May, about $10 million more than the amount recorded the previous year.

A Delaware legislative committee has approved giving $8 million to the state’s three casinos to help them cover anticipated increases in slot machine vendor costs.

Despite having lost the struggle for a land-based casino, Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) says it will retain its long-term land purchase options on two real estate parcels.

Mississippi gaming officials have approved the purchase of Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK).

The State of Kentucky will receive a settlement of more than $6 million from a case involving online gambling. Gov. Steve Beshear, who made the announcement, said the money will go into the state’s general fund. 

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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