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As others pull back, Las Vegas amps up gun promotions

Hannah Dreier, ASSOCIATED PRESS One Las Vegas shooting range is selling “take a shot at love” packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another is offering wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition… [continue reading]

GOP questions gambling, possible gas tax increase

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Republican legislative leaders say Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan should not have included $80 million in gambling licensing fees in her budget when New Hampshire has yet to pass casino legislation. House Republican Leader Gene Chandler said… [continue reading]

Kane to release findings on Pa. lottery deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is preparing to announce the findings of her office’s review of a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery. Kane has scheduled a Thursday afternoon… [continue reading]

UNLV stadium project faces stiff opposition, loses key backer MGM Resorts

The UNLV effort to build a 60,000-seat domed stadium has a $360 million commitment from Majestic Realty but is facing stiff opposition from one of Las Vegas’ biggest resort companies. MGM Resorts International, which owns 10 major hotel-casinos on the… [continue reading]

Miss America pageant moving from Las Vegas back to New Jersey

ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — There she is, Miss America, headed back to Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America pageant was an Atlantic City staple for decades before it was moved to Las Vegas in 2006. Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman… [continue reading]

Nevada online gambling bill introduced in Assembly

Matt Woolbright, ASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – A bill before the Nevada Assembly removes the final restrictions preventing online gambling’s full arrival. Democratic Las Vegas Assemblyman William C. Horne introduced AB114 during the floor session Wednesday. Horne says… [continue reading]

Portland Meadows asks for instant racing OK

Steven DuBois, ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The struggling Portland Meadows racetrack is seeking legislative approval to add instant racing machines, a move it says is necessary to keep horse racing viable in Oregon. Track representatives told a House… [continue reading]

Corbett, Kane trade barbs over Pa. lottery deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett is pressing state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to say whether she’ll approve a contract to hire a British firm to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery. Camelot Global Services’ bid to take over… [continue reading]

Ohio casino gets gaming license despite debt issue

Amanda Lee Myers, ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI (AP) – The Ohio Casino Control Commission on Wednesday issued a gambling license to Ohio’s fourth and final voter-approved casino despite the $20 billion in debt of one of its developers. The commission decided… [continue reading]

Casino regulator: Revel seeks help with finances

Wayne Parry, ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Revel was supposed to help the struggling Atlantic City market turn around. Instead, it is the struggling casino-hotel that needs help turning around. New Jersey’s top casino regulator said Wednesday that… [continue reading]

Nevada Internet gaming bill introduced

Sean Whaley, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CARSON CITY – A bill that would allow Nevada to get into the business of interactive gaming was introduced Wednesday in the Assembly, but it already has run into trouble with Gov. Brian Sandoval. Assembly… [continue reading]

NJ lets MGM try to keep half of AC’s Borgata

(Updated) Wayne Parry, ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The New Jersey Casino Control Commission on Wednesday allowed MGM Resorts International one step closer toward getting back into the Atlantic City casino market. The company wants the commission to… [continue reading]

Regional casino operator Pinnacle suffers fourth-quarter net loss

Howard Stutz, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Several one-time charges and costs associated with the opening of a hotel-casino in Baton Rouge, La., caused regional gaming operator Pinnacle Entertainment to suffer a net loss in the fourth quarter. The Las Vegas-based company… [continue reading]

Chemical cleanup won’t delay Everett casino bid

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A state-ordered cleanup of a contaminated former industrial site in Everett where Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn wants to build a gambling resort won’t delay the project. Wynn officials said in a statement Tuesday they… [continue reading]

Infinity World chief joining MGM Resorts company board

Howard Stutz, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The president of MGM Resorts International’s partner in CityCenter has been elected to serve on the casino company’s board of directors. In a statement Tuesday, MGM Resorts officials said William Grounds, director and president of… [continue reading]

SBE Entertainment secures last of $415 million in financing for Sahara

Howard Stutz, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Nearly two years after closing, the Sahara is finally getting its long-awaited face-lift. Los Angeles-based SBE Entertainment has secured the last piece of the $415 million in financing needed to transform the Strip resort into… [continue reading]

Downtown Grand marks latest step in its redevelopment

Chris Sieroty, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Zachary Conine stood among employees, reporters and curious onlookers Tuesday wearing a blue pinstripe suit and bow tie as he cheered the latest step in the two-year redevelopment of the Downtown Grand, formerly the Lady… [continue reading]

Wyoming lawmakers consider adding lottery

Bob Moen, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming residents who dream of hitting the jackpot will no longer have to drive across state lines to buy lotto tickets under a proposal advancing in the Legislature that would take the… [continue reading]

China seen as rich tourism source while new year celebrations abound

Laura Carroll, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL While Las Vegas marks the Year of the Snake with Chinese New Year celebrations all week, travel officials look to mainland China as a prime target. In recent years, travel from China to the United… [continue reading]

Cincinnati casino helps transform neighborhood

Amanda Lee Myers, ASSOCIATED PRESS CINCINNATI (AP) – With three weeks still to go before the last of four Ohio casinos opens in Cincinnati, the $400 million facility already has helped transform the surrounding neighborhood and contributed to a decrease… [continue reading]

Clarification – NJ casino 1st to have betting by TV

In a story Feb. 11, The Associated Press reported that the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, would be the first U.S. casino to let guests gamble on television sets in their rooms. The story should… [continue reading]

Casino applicants pitch for last Philly license

(Updated) MaryClaire Dale, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Applicants for Philadelphia’s second and final casino license made glossy pitches Tuesday to state officials, who had revoked Foxwoods’ claim on the prize when its project stalled. The six petitioners include casino… [continue reading]

Nevada Senate bill aims to tax internet poker

Matt Woolbright, ASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The Nevada State Gaming Control Board is pushing for legislation in the Nevada Senate to tax the net profits of internet poker tournaments. Gaming Control Board Chairman A. G Burnett presented… [continue reading]

‘Step forward’ in Mass. tribe’s casino bid

Bob Salesberg, ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON (AP) – A Native American tribe hoping to develop a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts has received a favorable opinion on their land bid from the federal government. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe announced Tuesday that… [continue reading]

Long-time UNR gambling expert Eadington dies, 67

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Bill Eadington, a word-renowned expert on the gambling industry and longtime author and economist at the University of Nevada, Reno, has died at the age of 67. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports he died at his Lake… [continue reading]