Laura Carroll, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 12, 2013 at 3:23 am
William Hill U.S., the Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Britain’s largest bookmaker, is pleased with its sponsorship and the July 28 outcome of the 46th running of the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
In case you missed the race, Verrazano cruised to win by 9 3/4 lengths over Power Broker.
“We were really happy with being the race’s title sponsor,” … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm
You can go home again.
At least if you’re Stacy Stagg.
A nearly 20-year employee of Station Casinos, Stagg helped open the Sunset Station in June 1997 as manager of the coffee shop.
After gaining experience in other management roles with the company, including as assistant general manager at the Santa Fe Station and Red Rock Resort, Stagg returned to Sunset Station this … [Read more...]
Susan Haigh, Associated Press · August 11, 2013 at 9:45 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the first time in 15 years, the state of Connecticut is collecting more revenue from the lottery than from slot machines at the two tribal casinos.
Data compiled by the Department of Consumer Protection's gaming division show the Connecticut Lottery Corp. transferred $312.1 million to the state's General Fund for the fiscal year 2013 that ended June 30. The fund is … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 11, 2013 at 9:34 am
Having navigated MGM Resorts International through almost four years of turbulent economic waters, Jim Murren has grown used to hearing negative comments from haters and detractors.
What surprised Murren, however, were some recent vitriolic remarks directed at his company from a competing corporate office down the street.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson used his quarterly … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 10, 2013 at 1:30 am
Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Friday ended the company’s nearly six-year flirtation with Macau.
The casino operator sold its 175-acre golf course near the Chinese gaming enclave’s Cotai Strip region for $438 million to an Asian developer.
The deal, which was disclosed within the company’s quarterly report filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is expected to close by the … [Read more...]
Ken Ritter, Associated Press · August 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. informed regulators on Friday that it is selling its property in Macau to an Asian developer for $438 million.
The Las Vegas-based company reported in a quarterly filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it had agreed Tuesday to sell the golf course property to Pearl Dynasty Investments Ltd.
The publicly traded … [Read more...]
Chris Sieroty, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm
Carlo DeMaria Jr., mayor of Everett, Mass., on Friday accused Boston Mayor Thomas Menino of attempting to “bully” his city and state gaming officials to gain political advantage for Suffolk Downs’s bid to win a casino license.
“It is no secret that Mayor Menino, a man I hold a deep respect for, holds a great deal of power and influence,” DeMaria said in prepared remarks. “But for him to attempt … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Associated Press · August 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm
Power at portions of the Flamingo have been out most of Friday in connection with construction of the neighboring $180 million Gansevoort Hotel.
Electric power has been interrupted at one the six hotel towers at the Flamingo.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. owns the Flamingo and Gansevoort, formerly Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall.
“The outtage, which occurred at 8 a.m. today, has affected casino-level … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm
A company owned in part by retired tennis star Andre Agassi has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine for violating state gaming regulations.
The Gaming Control Board filed a three-count complaint on Wednesday against Agassi and Adam Corrigan. Their company, Flamingo Investments, owns and operates the Sedona Lounge on West Flamingo Road near the Las Vegas Beltway.
The restaurant operates slot … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · August 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An aggressive slot refund promotion helped Atlantic City's newest casino to a banner month in July, but most of the rest of the casinos got off to a cool start as summer heated up.
The casinos won $297.2 million from gamblers in July, down 3.6 percent from $308.2 million last July.
They won $215.5 million from slot machines, and an additional $81.7 million from … [Read more...]
Chuck Bartels, Associated Press · August 9, 2013 at 9:04 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawsuit filed against the Arkansas lottery accuses the agency of not informing gamblers that winning scratch tickets were taken out of circulation by a former security officer who pleaded guilty to stealing from the instant games.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by two Pulaski County residents, seeks class-action status and unspecified damages on grounds that the lottery … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · August 9, 2013 at 3:33 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - July is always one of the busiest months for Atlantic City's casinos, and revenue figures due out Friday afternoon will show how the city's 12 gambling halls fared as summer heated up.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement will release figures on how much money the casinos won from gamblers in July.
The numbers should show whether a "you can't lose" slot refund … [Read more...]
David Klepper, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A non-profit mental health organization has been picked by the state's Lottery to provide treatment for people struggling with gambling addiction.
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare will begin offering services for compulsive gambling on Monday. Last month, a state-funded gambling addiction program at Rhode Island Hospital ended after 12 years, even though legal gambling in the … [Read more...]
Rochel Leah Goldblatt, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm
Those wishing to visit the 9/11 memorial that was on the Strip will have to wait as construction walls surround the New York-New York.
MGM Resorts is working with first responders to find a new home for the memorial while the New York-New York undergoes construction.
“We are taking the utmost care, working with first responders, to find an appropriate location,” MGM Resorts spokeswoman … [Read more...]
Brian Witte, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The opening of Maryland's largest casino went a long way to helping the state net nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year - a 27.6 percent increase from the previous one.
The increase came despite a drop in traditional lottery revenue for the state from $556 million to $545 million. That money goes to the state's general fund.
"With … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Tropicana Casino and Resort is the latest Atlantic City casino to line up an online partner to help it offer Internet gambling later this year.
The Trop has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the jackpotjoy.com website.
"Gamesys has a proven track record in the UK of providing excellent products and customer service and we look forward to launching … [Read more...]
Chris Sieroty, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Full House Resorts Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings that fell short of analysts’ expectations, as the company continues to expand its casinos in Indiana and Mississippi, as well as rebrand itself into a “locals-oriented” regional casino company.
The Las Vegas-based gaming company reported a net loss of $42,000, or zero cents per share, compared with net income of $732,000, or 4 … [Read more...]
Chris Sieroty, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm
By CHRIS SIEROTY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Steve Wynn will donate $25 million to the University of Iowa to support its Institute for Vision Research.
The gift, which was announced Thursday during a meeting of the state board of regents meeting in Ames, will be used to accelerate progress toward cures for rare, inherited retinal diseases.
Wynn, 71, has retinitis pigmentosa, a disease … [Read more...]
Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 8, 2013 at 11:12 am
The Clark County Zoning Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved permits for a three-story shopping mall addition to Treasure Island.
The 46,200-square-foot addition to the Strip resort will be on a 19.5-acre site at the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard South and Spring Mountain Road.
Its uses include a pharmacy, stores and restaurants, along with a shopping center with an … [Read more...]
Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 7:17 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - At least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires.
Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said late Wednesday night that three tickets matched the winning numbers and will split the lottery's latest massive jackpot: $448 million.
"We had … [Read more...]
Stephen Singer, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 1:37 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Foxwoods Resort Casino and a local of the United Auto Workers Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract for nearly 2,000 table games dealers that increases pay and allows dealers to decide how tips are distributed.
The two sides would not comment on Thursday. A ratification vote is scheduled for Aug. 29 and 31.
"We did not achieve everything we wanted, … [Read more...]
Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press · August 8, 2013 at 12:57 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The allure of capturing the latest massive Powerball jackpot had players in a buying frenzy, further confirming a trend that lottery officials say has become the big ticket norm: Fatigued Powerball players, increasingly blase about smaller payouts, often don't get into the game until the jackpot offers big bucks.
Three tickets - one sold in Minnesota and two in New … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · August 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Station Casinos grew profits 11 percent in the second quarter but didn’t disclose what percentage of the company’s overall figures came from online poker.
The casino operator, which has 16 large and small gaming properties in the Las Vegas Valley, said Wednesday that the quarter marked the company’s ninth consecutive three-month period of increased cash flow.
Station Casinos-owned Fertitta … [Read more...]
Associated Press · August 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Regulators say monthly revenue grew slightly at each of Ohio's four, voter-approved casinos in July but came in below the totals from a year ago for the two casinos that were open then.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission's Wednesday report shows revenue for the Cleveland casino last month was nearly $19.9 million, down 17 percent from July 2012. The Toledo casino brought … [Read more...]
Associated Press · August 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) - A coalition of gambling opponents is pushing a proposed ballot question that would repeal the law legalizing casino gambling in Massachusetts.
The group says it filed the proposed question with the state attorney general's office on Wednesday, the deadline for submitting questions for the 2014 ballot.
The group, which includes Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, says casinos do … [Read more...]