Casino Industry Insider news bites - 04-14-2009

Apr 14, 2009 5:04 PM
The Insider by Ray Poirier |

Officials of Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) announced they plan to re-open the fire-damaged Empress Casino in Joliet, Illinois, at the end of June.

Gaming analysts at Roth Capital Partners have reaffirmed a "buy" rating on Bally Technologies Inc. (BYI) with a target price of $50 per share.

SMH Capital analysts have downgraded the shares of WMS Industries Inc. (WMS) from "reduce" to "sell."

Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. (UWN) says it will expand the size of its Colorado Grande Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado.