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Sep 2, 2013 8:45 PM

The deadline for action on the proposal by Camelot Global Services to take the Pennsylvania Lottery private has been extended from the end of September to Oct. 29.

Dealers at Foxwoods Resort Casino have overwhelmingly ratified a contract that raises salaries and permits them to determine how tips will be distributed. The vote was 908 to 102.

A 22.5 percent drop in slots handle at Hollywood Casino in Bangor, Maine, has resulted in a 15 percent drop in harness racing purses.

After failing to negotiate an agreement with rival Cherokee Nation, the Tahlequah, Oklahoma, casino, operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, has been forced to close. This reportedly left some 150 people without jobs.

Aaron Jaffe has been reappointed chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE) will report financial results for the first fiscal quarter on Wednesday, Sept. 11, before the market opens.

Reed Exhibitions, which annually joins with the American Gaming Association in producing the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), has announced the promotion of Mike Johnson to industry vice president.

Mississippi gambling revenues fell 6 percent to $192.1 million in July.

Tom Cantone has been named senior vice president of sports and entertainment for the Mohegan Sun casinos.

Gary Miller, the new owner of Yavapai Downs in Prescott, Arizona, says he hopes to re-open the racetrack on Memorial Day weekend in 2014.

The Seneca Indian Nation has opened its new $130 million casino in Buffalo, New York. The property has 800 slot machines and 18 table games.

Representatives from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio are in attendance this week at a video lottery conference being held at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

Contact Ray at [email protected].

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