Casino Insider

Aug 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Macau gaming continued its hot streak during the month of July showing an increase of the previous year of 20 percent to $3.7 billion. This was the third strongest month this year, according to gaming regulators.

New Jersey officials reported they had received 37 applications for online gaming. The identities of those firms will not be made public until they are published on a list of active vendors on the website of the N.J. Division of Gaming Enforcement.

A small Australian slot machine manufacturer is suing both International Game Technology (IGT) and Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR), charging that the two companies have infringed on their patents involving reel-type games.

Karl Bennison, a veteran employee of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, has been named chief of the regulatory agency’s enforcement division. He succeeds the retiring Jerry Markling.

Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) has named Gary DeWitt as general manager of its Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway facility in Ohio. The track is expected to open in January, 2014.

PokerTek Inc. (PTEK) says it has re-opened the poker room at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas with the installation of its PokerPro tables.

Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) has signed a contract with the Rhode Island Lottery to supply the lottery with instant tickets.

Earl Barbry Sr., who as chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana was instrumental in developing the tribe’s casino in Marksville, Louisiana, has died of cancer at the age of 62.

Arizona officials have estimated the state’s tribal casinos will pay about $25.1 million in revenue to the state from their casino proceeds.

Massachusetts lottery officials reported revenue during the past fiscal year fell from $983 million to $952 million.

The former Grand Station Hotel/Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has been sold to a private-business entity called Vicksburg Hotel LLC for further non-gaming development.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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