The Casino Industry Insider - April 15, 2008

Apr 15, 2008 7:00 PM

The Insider by Ray Poirier | THE INSIDER: After negotiating a tentative deal, some 200 workers returned to their jobs following a 10-day strike at Mountain Casino Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia, a racino owned by MTR Gaming Group Inc. (MNTG).

Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) will announce its financial results for the quarter ended on March 31 on Tuesday, April 29 at 9 a.m. PDT.

Also, MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGM) will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter results on Tuesday, May 6 at 8 a.m. PDT.

Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE) says it has closed its casino property in Natchez, Mississippi because of flooding.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved plans for a parking garage at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, a property operated by Bill Paulos and Bill Wortman of Las Vegas.

Moody’s Investors Service has lowered its debt rating on Trump Entertainment Resort Holdings Inc. (TRMP) because of increased competition from Pennsylvania.

Iowa lawmakers have approved a bill to ban indoor smoking in all places expect in casinos.

Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) has received a new contract for instant tickets and related lottery services from Germany’s Sachsen-Anhalt Lottery.