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3 developers vie for Springfield, Mass. casino

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) – Three companies seeking to develop a resort casino in Springfield submitted applications Thursday to the western Massachusetts city, and a fourth that had previously expressed interest declined to enter the competition. Penn National… [continue reading]

NJ approves portable horse bets, lottery anonymity

Wayne Parry, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey lawmakers have approved bills that allow the use of portable betting devices at horse racing tracks, and allow lottery winners to remain anonymous for a year. A state Senate committee… [continue reading]

Senior VP Ballance named president of AC’s Borgata

Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Tom Ballance, a senior vice president at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, will become president of Atlantic City’s top casino in December. The move frees up the casino’s current president,… [continue reading]

NJ eyes portable horse bets, lottery anonymity

(Updated) Wayne Parry, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey lawmakers are moving closer to allowing the use of portable betting devices at horse racing tracks, and letting lottery winners remain anonymous for a year. A state Senate committee… [continue reading]

Hard Rock-themed casino gets support in Sioux City

Associated Press SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A nonprofit group that jointly holds a casino license in Woodbury County will join forces with a Las Vegas company to develop a $100 million Hard Rock-themed casino and entertainment center in downtown… [continue reading]

Casino wagers in Ohio drop 5 percent in September

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — New figures show that casino wagering in Ohio has declined for the third straight month.The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday that combined wagers in September at casinos in Cleveland and Toledo were $331.8 million,… [continue reading]

Video gambling goes live at 65 Ill. bars, eateries

Tammy Webber, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – Video gambling went live in 65 Illinois bars and restaurants on Tuesday, more than three years after lawmakers approved it as a way to help raise billions to help fix schools and roads…. [continue reading]

Editorial: The Bulletin, Oct. 9 , on Oregon casino measures

Two years ago, Oregon voters said no to nontribal casinos, and they should do so again by rejecting Measures 82 and 83 this November. Measure 82 would amend the Oregon Constitution, removing its prohibition of nontribal casinos and allowing voters… [continue reading]

Casino wagers in Ohio drop 5 percent in September

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New figures show that casino wagering in Ohio has declined for the third straight month. The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday that combined wagers in September at casinos in Cleveland and Toledo were $331.8 million,… [continue reading]

NJ clears way for portable gambling devices in AC

Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey has cleared the way for casino patrons to gamble on their iPads, smartphones and other mobile devices. But amid uncertainty about whether Internet gambling will ultimately be approved or… [continue reading]

Ex-governors oppose Oregon casino ballot measures

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Three former Oregon governors are joining the current chief executive in opposing a proposal to build the state’s first nontribal casino. Republican Vic Atiyeh and Democrats Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski… [continue reading]

Ohio’s 3rd, largest casino opens to Columbus crowd

Kantele Franko, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus opened Monday in Ohio’s capital, welcoming hundreds of people who had waited on a chilly morning to be among the first placing bets at the table… [continue reading]

Kan. agency considering rules for casino ‘junkets’

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas regulators are considering whether they need new rules for providers of promotional tours to three state-owned casinos. The state Racing and Gaming Commission has scheduled a hearing Friday on the issue. The commission regulates the… [continue reading]

Ohio’s third casino set to open Monday in Columbus

Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s newest and largest casino is set to open Monday. The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus opens to the public amid growing competition. The casino on the west side of Columbus sits just about… [continue reading]

Analysis: Court doesn’t address Ark. ballot law

Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – By ruling that a proposed casino legalization measure was not qualified for the November ballot, the Arkansas Supreme Court provided clarity to voters on what issues they’ll decide in less than… [continue reading]

Churchill Downs buying Mississippi casino-hotel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Churchill Downs Inc. is buying a Mississippi casino and hotel for $141 million cash. The company said on Friday the agreement to buy Riverwalk Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg is contingent on receiving a gaming license…. [continue reading]

Washington Redskins endorse Maryland gambling expansion ballot question

Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Washington Redskins on Tuesday urged their fans to support a ballot question in Maryland to expand gambling, a high-profile endorsement for efforts to allow a casino in the Maryland county where the team plays… [continue reading]

Ind. panel to vote on new private lottery vendor

Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana’s lottery commission is nearing a vote on whether to hire a company to take over more of the Hoosier Lottery’s operations. The State Lottery Commission was expected to vote Wednesday on whether to move… [continue reading]

Casino chiefs to talk about the state of industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Internet gambling in the U.S. and overseas is expected to remain a hot topic for industry executives during a panel discussion about the state of play in U.S. casinos. The leaders of several slot and gambling… [continue reading]

New Columbus casino tests facility with demo day

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The casino set to open Monday in Ohio’s capital is testing its operations with an invitation-only demonstration day. The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus says proceeds from Wednesday’s games will go to five local… [continue reading]

Competition stiffens for Kentucky racing dates

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky horse tracks are suddenly jostling one another as state regulators hit the homestretch in assigning next year’s racing schedule. Most notably, Churchill Downs is competing for September racing dates traditionally allotted… [continue reading]

Ohio gambling survey gives pre-casino picture

(Updated) Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – As casinos begin to open around Ohio, Tom Leksan provides a cautionary tale. The 60-year-old attorney from Cincinnati lost his marriage, his happy home and expects soon to lose his… [continue reading]

Hungary seeking slot machine ban to protect poor

Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The Hungarian government says it is planning to ban slot machines, which it says have led thousands of families to ruin. According to the bill filed Monday in Parliament, slot machines will be allowed… [continue reading]

Old Pa. steel town now surging in casino business

Patrick Walter, Associated Press BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – A generation ago, this town was booming thanks to a manufacturing behemoth that helped build the New York City skyline, Panama Canal, battleships and countless miles of railway. Now, more than a… [continue reading]

Some object to possible tribal casino in N. Ind.

Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Some people are speaking out against an American Indian tribe possibly building a casino on land it owns in northern Indiana. Dozens of people attended a Bureau of Indian Affairs hearing Thursday night… [continue reading]

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