Associated Press · December 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Cantor Gaming is the latest Las Vegas-based gambling company to move into the Chinese market.
The sports betting and mobile gambling company announced this week that it will help operate a lottery club in the large northern city of Tianjin, along with partners Global Entertainment Investment & Management Co. and the Tianjin Welfare Lottery club.
Cantor will provide … [Read more...]
Associated Press · December 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm
The state's 2011 casino gambling law allows for three regional resort casino licenses and one slots parlor. After two years of twists and turns, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the independent state agency overseeing the law, hopes to grant the slots parlor license in early 2014 and casino licenses in the eastern and western regions later in the year.
Here is a look at the status of each … [Read more...]
Bob Salsberg, Associated Press · December 1, 2013 at 12:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) - For the casino industry in Massachusetts, this year was a bit like the experience of a gambler during a long evening at the blackjack table: giddiness after early success, then despair after mounting losses.
Now a series of key rulings expected from state regulators in the coming weeks could shape the future of casino gambling for decades to come.
From January, when nearly a … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 30, 2013 at 11:22 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A panel drafting legislation to regulate casinos in New Hampshire is hoping to make its final decisions Friday so it can file its recommendations by a Dec. 15 deadline.
At its last meeting, the New Hampshire Gaming Regulatory Oversight Authority took a straw vote to include a maximum of 5,000 slot machines, the tax rate and number of locations in the regulations. That … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry · November 30, 2013 at 11:01 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The first week of Internet gambling in New Jersey went well, according to the state's top casino regulator, who says he finally stopped worrying about it.
"I'm pleasantly pleased," said David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. "I'm also very tired because for the last seven days, all I've been doing is worrying this was going to … [Read more...]
Benjamin Spillman, Las Vegas Review-Journal · November 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm
The owner of the former Western Hotel on Fremont Street is looking to preserve the right to offer gambling on the site, but it’s not shopping for roulette wheels and gaudy carpeting just yet.
The Las Vegas City Council will consider a request from Fifth Street Gaming to extend the gambling land use rights at 899 Fremont St. until February 2015.
The owner of the site needs more time, the … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County firefighters say they responded to the Rio casino in Las Vegas after 20 adults and children in town with a traveling football team came down with flu-like symptoms.
Clark County Fire Deputy Chief Erik Newman says officials were called Friday morning to help the group members, who were staying on the sixth floor of the hotel-casino.
Deputy Chief Fernandez Leary … [Read more...]
David Eggert, Associated Press · November 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Deals struck 20 years ago to authorize the first American Indian casinos in Michigan may expire Saturday, and it could be months - even years - before the state and six tribes reach new agreements.
But, at least initially, nothing changes.
People will continue gambling and working at the 14 casinos in central and northern Michigan with expired deals. They represent … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 29, 2013 at 4:42 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Sentencing has been delayed for an Anadarko man accused in Florida of connections to an illegal Internet cafe gambling ring that led to the ban of the cafes in Florida and the resignation of that state's lieutenant governor.
Chase Burns, 38, who reached a deal earlier this month with Oklahoma's attorney general to forfeit $3.5 million to the state, still is facing criminal … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 29, 2013 at 9:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi casinos won a little more money from gamblers in October, a total of about $165.5 million.
Winnings in September were about $164.3 million.
Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue in October of 2012 was about $167.4 million.
The 12 coastal casinos won $83.2 million from gamblers in October. The 18 river casinos from Tunica … [Read more...]
Takashi Hirokawa and Isabel Reynolds, Bloomberg · November 29, 2013 at 12:12 am
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Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- A bill legalizing casinos will probably be submitted to the current session of parliament, an official at Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party said today, fueling gains in gaming company shares.
“I think we will submit it,” Seiko Noda, the chairman of the LDP’s General Council, said in Tokyo, referring to the session ending on Dec. 6. “This … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Lottery officials are working to discourage the gifting of lottery tickets to minors, especially during the upcoming holiday season.
The lottery has once again joined forces with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey in their efforts to prevent underage gambling this holiday season. While adults are not legally barred from buying tickets and giving … [Read more...]
Tim O'Reiley, Las Vegas Review-Journal · November 28, 2013 at 10:23 am
The October passenger count at McCarran International Airport released Wednesday changed only slightly from one year ago, in keeping with the unspectacular performances extending more than a year.
But in a whiff of good news for a visitor industry craving more customers, four of the past six months have shown increases. October’s 3.7 million passengers was 1.2 percent better than a year … [Read more...]
Laura Carroll, Las Vegas Review-Journal · November 28, 2013 at 10:10 am
Through October, Las Vegas tourism is falling behind 2012’s numbers, ever so slightly.
Year-to-date, visitation is down 0.3 percent to 33.47 million people, compared to the 33.58 million who visited during the same time period in 2012, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s monthly count released Wednesday. Month-over-month, October’s visitation was down 1.4 percent to … [Read more...]
Bob Salsberg, Associated Press · November 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) - Mohegan Sun returned to the Massachusetts casino competition on Wednesday, reaching a deal to partner with Suffolk Downs to help develop and operate a proposed resort casino on the portion of the thoroughbred racetrack's property in Revere.
The announcement came just one day after a recount in Palmer confirmed the narrow defeat of Mohegan Sun's earlier plan for a $1 billion resort … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourism officials say the number of visitors to Las Vegas dropped slightly in October compared with last year.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Wednesday that 3.47 million visitors came to town in October, down 1.4 percent from the same month last year.
The number of conventions and meetings held in Las Vegas in October dropped 14 percent … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · November 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey gambling regulators say about 17,000 people bet online during a five-day test of Internet gambling before it expanded statewide this week.
David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, said that's how many people had placed bets online from last Thursday to this past Monday. He allowed six Atlantic City casinos to take bets from … [Read more...]
Sandra Chereb, Associated Press · November 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Gamblers bet a record amount of money on football games in Nevada in October in what was an overall lackluster month for casinos because of a big drop in revenue from roulette, regulators said Wednesday.
Casinos statewide won $954.3 million from gamblers in October, down $25.3 million, or 2.6 percent, from October 2012, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported. For the … [Read more...]
November 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State-licensed casinos in Louisiana won $187.3 million from gamblers in October, about even with a year earlier.
A $6.3 million increase in riverboat casino revenues, to $132.3 million, compensated for drops of more than $2.5 million at the New Orleans land casino and $1.2 million at race track slot machine casinos, according to state figures.
Total casino winnings were up … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · November 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm
Even a somewhat dismal gaming month like October had bright spots.
Baccarat business continued to shine, Laughlin is trending upward and football wagering kept the Nevada casino industry from a larger overall decrease.
Casinos statewide collected $954.3 million from gamblers during October, a decline of 2.58 percent compared with the same month a year ago, the Gaming Control Board said … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 27, 2013 at 7:41 am
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Owners of the Four Aces Casino in Deadwood say they plan to appeal to circuit court a $25,000 fine and a 15-day suspension of the business's gambling license.
South Dakota's Commission on Gaming says the casino has repeatedly failed to provide accurate, complete and legible revenue reports, dating to 2008. The license suspension takes effect Monday.
Commission Executive … [Read more...]
Chris Sieroty, Las Vegas Review-Journal · November 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm
When a multimillion-dollar retail project debuts at the Tropicana Las Vegas, the hotel-casino’s chief executive expects the new retailers will transform the south end of the Strip.
Tropicana Las Vegas Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian says the project, which won’t break ground until next year, is crucial to the historic property’s continued transformation. The 1,467-room hotel-casino has … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - After starting with 57 arrests for running a string of Internet casinos, prosecutors are left with 17 defendants charged with operating Allied Veterans of the World.
Prosecutor Nick Cox says the case is wrapping up.
The Jacksonville lawyer charged with setting up the $300 million operation was found guilty of racketeering and gambling charges in October. The only person … [Read more...]
Associated Press · November 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm
PALMER, Mass. (AP) - A recount on Tuesday confirmed the defeat of Mohegan Sun's bid for a resort casino in the town of Palmer, officially leaving MGM Resorts International as the only remaining applicant for the single western Massachusetts resort casino license.
The recount conducted at the town library on Tuesday showed the proposal coming up short by 94 votes out of about 5,200 cast in the … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · November 26, 2013 at 2:17 pm
ROSELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Jon Hernandez was up bright and early Tuesday morning. He downed a bottle of iced tea, showered and dressed, took out the trash and settled in at his laptop for some online poker.
The deliveryman who's studying to be a paramedic was among the first New Jerseyans to begin gambling online Tuesday morning, the first full day that unlimited Internet betting was available … [Read more...]
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