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The Casino Industry Insider - 09-02-2008

Sep 2, 2008 7:00 PM

The Insider by Ray Poirier | THE INSIDER: Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, one of three properties owned by Trump Resort Holdings Inc. (TRMP) has launched poker tournaments that use PokerTek Inc. (PTEK) tables exclusively.

Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, one of the world’s largest casinos, has opened another 64,000 square foot addition called Casino of the Wind.

Two new directors have joined the board of Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN). They are James McDonald, former chairman of Scientific Atlanta Inc., and Alex Rankin, a Louisville, Kentucky, insurance executive.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE) will release its first quarter financial results on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 8 a.m. PDT.

Greektown Casino in Detroit, Michigan, has added 600 slot machines as part of its $500 million expansion.

Horse Racing at Raton, organized by a Canadian developer, has been granted a racing license by the New Mexico Racing Commission.

Responding to the growing number of slot machines in use in south Florida, the Sheridan Technical Center in Hollywood, Florida, now offers a nine-week course in slot machine repair.

Paul Hayes, a certified public accountant, has been named to fill a vacancy on the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.