Tim O'Reiley, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm
In what has become something of a routine, the jury trial over who bears responsibility for the construction defects of the unfinished Harmon at CityCenter has been pushed back.
On Friday, Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez established the new date of Feb. 10, 2014. The previous schedule called for Jan. 14. At one point, it had been set for Feb. 4, 2013.
The latest delay gives … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 7, 2013 at 3:18 am
MACAU (AP) - In the nearly three dozen casinos in Macau, the world's biggest gambling market, there's only one game that matters: baccarat.
Almost all of Macau's $38 billion in gambling revenue last year - six times more than the Las Vegas Strip - came from card game, much of it from Chinese high-rollers betting borrowed money and dwarfing the takings from slots, blackjack or roulette. Wherever … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 7, 2013 at 3:03 am
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio regulators are set to release new revenue figures for the state's four casinos.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission's report on Friday will show revenues for casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo for the month of May.
All four casinos saw significant dips in April revenues compared to March.
The state's newest casino in Cincinnati dropped from $21 … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz & Steve Tetreault, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm
Two of Nevada’s longtime political power players — gaming lobbyist Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — took turns blaming each other for the failure for Congress to legalize Internet poker last year.
The dust-up surprised many because the longtime Nevadans had always been complimentary to each other.
Fahrenkopf, chief executive of the Washington, D.C.-based American … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm
Local union leaders are stepping up efforts to keep ongoing contract talks in the public eye after labor agreements covering more than 40,000 Las Vegas hotel and restaurant workers expired late last week.
Culinary Workers Local 226 said the union is planning to demonstrate on the Strip on front of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on June 14 to bring attention to the labor issues.
The Culinary … [Read more...]
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables could soon get a boost from Washington.
Republican New York Congressman Peter King proposed federal regulations Thursday that would rescue online gambling from the legal gray zone where it currently languishes.
The federal government cracked down on online poker in 2011. But the same year, the U.S. Justice Department … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm
Las Vegas Sands Corp. told investors the company plans to repurchase $2 billion on the company’s outstanding shares over a multi-year period, but analysts said investors might be disappointed by the figure.
The company announced the buy-back program following its annual meeting in New York City late Wednesday. The authorization covers roughly 9 percent of the Las Vegas Sands outstanding shares … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm
OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will accept license applications for a proposed $100 million casino in Cedar Rapids through Sept. 3, it decided Thursday.
Voters in Linn County approved a gambling referendum in March and a group of local businessmen have created the Cedar Rapids Development Group to apply for a gambling license. Other casino operators in eastern Iowa … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm
By HOWARD STUTZ
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
A New York congressman introduced federal legislation on Thursday to legalize Internet wagering by establishing a system of licensing and regulation at the federal level.
The bill, dubbed the “Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013,” was introduced by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. and goes beyond online poker. The … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 10:33 am
HONG KONG – Asian casino tycoon Stanley Ho's transport company is buying a stake in a budget airline that Qantas and China Eastern Airlines are setting up in Hong Kong, the companies said Thursday.
Ho's Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. said Thursday it's paying $66 million for a third of the new venture that will fly under the Jetstar brand.
Australia's Qantas Airways and Shanghai-based China Eastern … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 10:24 am
CHICAGO (AP) - A new Illinois Lottery game will benefit programs working to prevent the spread of HIV and help those living with HIV and AIDS.
Since 2008, the lottery has contributed more than $4.7 million to such programs through various games.
The new "Spread the Word" game is expected to raise another $1 million. All proceeds go toward prevention and treatment efforts.
The Illinois … [Read more...]
NEW DELHI (AP) - Indian police say a co-owner of IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has admitted to betting on his team in the tournament.
"During questioning we found that Raj Kundra used to bet on his own team," Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar said. "We also found out that he lost a lot of money in the IPL through his business partner Umesh Goenka, who is also a bookie."
Kundra was questioned … [Read more...]
Michael Gormley, Associated Press · June 6, 2013 at 10:24 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed authorizing three Las Vegas-type casinos in upstate New York, two video slot machine centers in western New York and a moratorium on casinos in New York City.
Prohibiting a casino in any of New York City's five boroughs is a new element. Cuomo had previously pushed for a five-year moratorium on a casino there, saying that casino operators would … [Read more...]
Tim O'Reiley, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm
The legal team representing dealers fighting Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s tip-pooling policy ran into skeptical questioning as the long-running dispute came before the Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The company and the employees that fall under the class action lawsuit have been clashing since the policy went into effect in September 2006 — just more than a year after Wynn Las Vegas opened — … [Read more...]
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press · June 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm
Most Las Vegas revelers assume that the chip they throw their blackjack dealer when they’re on a winning streak stays with that dealer.
In fact, at the Wynn and Encore casinos in Las Vegas, that tip gets pooled and then split among a great number of employees, including supervisors.
The mandatory tip-pooling policy is the subject of a fight that has waged for seven years, and may now finally … [Read more...]
Wayne Parry, Associated Press · June 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Casinos in several states are forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.
Regulators say the gadgets could be used to cheat at card games.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive on Monday ordering Atlantic City's 12 casinos to bar … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An 84-year-old Florida woman who bought her Powerball ticket after another customer let her get ahead in line came forward Wednesday to claim the $590 million jackpot, becoming the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
Gloria C. Mackenzie, of Zephyrhills, where the winning ticket was sold May 18, took a single lump sum payment of just over $370 million, Florida … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 5, 2013 at 9:22 am
A collaboration of loyalty programs between MGM Resorts International and Hyatt Hotels Corp. will allow customers to earn points and redeem credits at properties owned by both companies.
The agreement links M life Tier Credits and Hyatt Gold Passport and allows members of both programs to benefit starting June 20.
The relationship connects Hyatt’s more than 450 hotels and resorts worldwide, … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 5, 2013 at 6:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) - Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Chinese casino company received long-awaited approval from the Macau government on Wednesday to sell apartments next to its flagship casino in the Asian gambling enclave.
Sands China said it received the green light for transfer rights allowing it to sell apartments in the 30-story tower that was largely completed in 2009.
Sands China is … [Read more...]
Tim O'Reiley, Associated Press · June 5, 2013 at 2:38 am
The amount Richard Suen will attempt to collect from one-time client Las Vegas Sands Corp. has grown to $102.8 million.
Suen’s attorneys filed a request late Monday for $1.2 million to cover various fees from both retrial of his claim that ended in May and the original trial five years ago. Included in the total are out-of-pocket expenses for parking, trial technician pay, copies, and legal … [Read more...]
Tim O'Reiley, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm
The safety of the Harmon Hotel tower at CityCenter arose again as a concern when a consultant hired by Tutor Perini Building Corp. reversed its position and now believes that recent testing damaged the never-finished building beyond repair.
At the end of technical legal arguments on Tuesday concerning the massive CityCenter construction defects case, CityCenter attorney Mark Ferrario told the … [Read more...]
Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal · June 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm
Gaming equipment supplier SHFL entertainment grew profits 22 percent in the second quarter thanks in part of sales of products to casinos in Australia and Asia.
Las Vegas based SHFL said Tuesday that its net income for the quarter that ended April 30 was $11.8 million, or 21 cents per share. In the same quarter a year ago, the company’s net income was $9.7 million, or 17 cents per … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Jamaica is accepting proposals to develop casinos on the island for the first time as it looks to boost its tourism industry.
The finance ministry announced Tuesday that investors have until Sept. 30 to deliver their plans. The review period for applications is expected to last four months after that.
Under an act passed by Jamaica's legislature last year, developers … [Read more...]
Stephen Singer, Associated Press · June 4, 2013 at 6:03 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Keno games coming to Connecticut promise to add more gambling to a market that already is adding casinos and table games.
The $44 billion, two-year state budget sent by the legislature to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for his expected signature includes authorization for the game of chance around the state.
The state estimates keno, based on the drawing of numbers, will … [Read more...]
Associated Press · June 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has denied an attempt by operators of two Broward County arcades that sought to block enforcement of part of new law banning simulated slot machines or other casino-style games.
U.S. District Judge James Cohn ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by the Boardwalk Brothers and Play It Again Fla arcades that cater to senior citizens. They challenged part of … [Read more...]
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