October 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm
Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The first juror selected Monday for a Philadelphia mob trial said she had been traumatized as a teen by a violent attack and the ensuing threats made when she testified in court.
The woman, now decades removed from the crime, said she could nonetheless judge the mob case fairly.
The racketeering case mostly involves illegal gambling … [Read more...]
October 14, 2012 at 11:15 am
Holly Ramer, Associated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Public policy experts estimate that New Hampshire could net more than $50 million a year if it builds a casino in the southern part of the state. Tim Moore puts his share at about $1,500.
Moore, a 43-year-old sales manager from Seabrook, gambles at Connecticut casinos about four times a year, dropping roughly $250 per visit. But he'd bump up … [Read more...]
October 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two men who say they're Berkeley, Calif., law school students have been arrested after police say they killed and decapitated an exotic bird that was part of a Las Vegas resort attraction.
Twenty-four-year-old Eric Cuellar and 24-year-old Justin Teixeira were jailed Friday afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy and willful malicious killing of wildlife.
Police say the two men … [Read more...]
October 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) - The federal government rejected a compact between Massachusetts and the Mashpee Wampanoags, dealing a major setback to the tribe's hopes for building a resort casino in Taunton.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick explaining its decision, the U.S. Interior Department - which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs - said the compact called for the tribe to send too great a share of … [Read more...]
October 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Hoosier Lottery's largest vendor is protesting Indiana's decision to award a private management contract to a rival company.
The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/QW85Cf ) that Scientific Games argues in an Oct. 5 letter that lottery officials discriminated against the New York-based lottery vendor throughout the contract selection process.
The State Lottery … [Read more...]
October 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm
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 Gaming, which unveiled details of an $807 million casino plan earlier in the day, MGM International and Ameristar … [Read more...]
October 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm
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 Thursday approved a measure allowing betting on wireless devices at race tracks. A similar bill authorizing the use of such devices at Atlantic … [Read more...]
October 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm
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, Bob Boughner, to assume a larger role with parent company Boyd Gaming. Boughner has done double duty for the past four years as an executive with … [Read more...]
October 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(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 approved a measure Thursday allowing betting on wireless devices at race tracks. A similar bill authorizing the use of such devices at … [Read more...]
October 11, 2012 at 7:20 am
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 Sioux City.
The Missouri River Historical Development board on Wednesday agreed to back a proposal from Warner Gaming, the Sioux City Journal … [Read more...]
October 10, 2012 at 8:30 am
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, down 5 percent from August's $349.6 million.
Wagers dropped 9 percent in September at the Toledo casino to $152.9 million and dipped … [Read more...]
October 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm
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.
The Illinois Gaming Board has licensed a total of 341 businesses and fraternal and veteran organizations - though not all have their terminals installed yet - and … [Read more...]
October 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm
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 to approve them by separate vote. Measure 83 would let local voters approve placing one - currently called The Grange - on an old dog-track property … [Read more...]
October 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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, down 5 percent from August's $349.6 million.
Wagers dropped 9 percent in September at the Toledo casino to $152.9 million and dipped 1.5 … [Read more...]
October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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 banned, the Atlantic City casinos seem to be taking a wait-and-see approach before actually offering hand-held gambling.
The state … [Read more...]
October 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm
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 implored voters to oppose Measures 82 and 83, which would allow developers to build a casino in Portland's eastern suburbs. … [Read more...]
October 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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 games and about 3,000 slot machines.
It's the third and largest of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos. It also is the one that will have the most … [Read more...]
October 8, 2012 at 5:00 am
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 companies that operate casinos for the Kansas Lottery in Dodge City, Mulvane and Kansas City, Kan.
The commission also licenses … [Read more...]
October 8, 2012 at 3:01 am
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 10 miles from the first Ohio horse racing track to get slots-like gambling machines.
The facility owned by Penn National Gaming Inc. boasts about … [Read more...]
October 7, 2012 at 12:01 am
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 a month. But they punted on whether a state law aimed at avoiding last-minute challenges to ballot measures is working as intended.
Justices … [Read more...]
October 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm
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. The deal is expected to close by year's end.
Churchill Downs also owns Harlow's Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville, 90 miles north of the Riverwalk … [Read more...]
October 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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 its home games near the nation’s capital.
Dennis Greene, president of the team’s business operations, said in the statement that the team was … [Read more...]
October 3, 2012 at 8:51 am
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 ahead with hiring a private vendor or to keep lottery operations as they are.
The panel delayed a vote last week to give its members more time … [Read more...]
October 3, 2012 at 6:05 am
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 machine makers and Las Vegas-based casino companies MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. are scheduled to take part in the Wednesday forum during the annual … [Read more...]
October 3, 2012 at 3:00 am
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 nonprofit organizations. Mayor Michael Coleman and actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be on hand for the … [Read more...]
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