May 27, 2005
Compiled by Al
casino deal on rocks; companies blame each other
Poster Financial Group Inc.'s deal to sell its Laughlin casino to
competitor Barrick Gaming Corp. has apparently blown up, with sources
familiar with both companies saying the transaction will likely wind up
a deal for Landry's: Buy one Golden Nugget, get one free
Poster Financial Group's sale of the Golden Nugget Laughlin to Barrick
Gaming has collapsed, according to a filing with the Securities and
sputtering; just eight
prospects to grow gaming
The spread of gaming across the country has slowed
recently to a crawl,
the victim of greedy local officials in wannabe gambling towns and the
boom in Las Vegas, industry insiders and experts said Thursday.
and police officer arrested for cheating at Stratosphere
Nevada gaming officials say the policeman and a Las Vegas dealer
allegedly worked together to defraud a blackjack game.
Sun Dealer Accused Of Stealing $4,000 In Chips
A Mohegan Sun dealer was arrested after she was seen on video stealing
several thousands of dollars worth of chips, police said.
dealer accused of embezzlement
A Grand Casino Gulfport dealer has been charged with embezzlement and
gaming violations, including illegal payouts, officials say.
Casino Co. Emerges From Chapter 11
With a new name, a big bankroll and a challenge as big as
you-know-who's ego, Donald Trump's casino company emerged from
out of bankruptcy, needs younger gamblers
Donald Trump's casino company, which emerged from bankruptcy Friday,
will have to catch up to competitors such as the Borgata Casino in
luring younger gamblers to become profitable.
continue to warn of laundering
While law enforcement officials continue to say that Strip casinos are
bad places to launder money, the practice is still alive and well in
Las Vegas, with criminals adapting their methods to try and test the
system, a group of regulators told casino officials at a conference.
Station planning Reno casino
Las Vegas-based Station Casinos Inc. is planning a hotel-casino for the
southwest corner of Mt. Rose Highway and U.S. 395 on land it has agreed
to buy from Bayer Properties, an official for Bayer.
slaying case ends in mistrial
... gaming records from the Mirage showed Chao had lost $4,800 prior to
the killing. Shortly after the slaying, Chao was back at the gaming
tables, having bought into a game for about $5,800.
Barstow casino supporters breathe sighs of relief
Barstow, CA is among the communities that are eligible for Indian
gaming, based on a proclamation the governor released Wednesday.
Pauma tribe sues casino giants; it says they conspired to delay its
The Pauma Indian tribe has sued two multibillion-dollar casino giants,
contending they conspired to defraud the tribe and delay its plans to
build a casino resort and outlet center on its reservation in North
figures blast would-be regulators
The head of the National Indian Gaming Commission spoke “on the
challenges by some state and federal lawmakers looking to exploit
Indian gaming for their own political gain,” according to those who
attended the event.
fined $100K. for letting minor bet
She blended in with the rest of the crowd, playing the slot
machines and gaming tables during a four-day gambling spree at Trump
Marina Hotel Casino in 2002.
shake-up on cards after sharp lesson
It's the oldest card trick in the book – an ace up the sleeve.
But now a major security review is under way at the Gold Coast's
Jupiters Casino after a group of Chinese gambling high-rollers
allegedly used hidden cards to fleece more than $750,000.
seek link in separate robberies of gamblers
Gamblers on their way home from a West Virginia casino were robbed in
separate incidents this month -- and Loudoun County officials are
looking into whether the cases are connected.
Mesquite casino offers $5.5 million settlement to stabbed child
A southern Nevada casino has
offered $5.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a young
girl who was paralyzed in a brutal knife attack at an RV park owned by
Casino enforcement bill praised
Indiana casino regulators are working on a plan to move state police
off the riverboats and back to traditional patrols and investigative
work under legislation passed this year by the General Assembly.
device OK'd by Senate
An electronic handheld device that would allow a gambler to play the
slots, poker, 21 or roulette as he wanders through a Nevada casino is a
step closer to reality.
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The Bear Growls: Stupid
comment by casino security chief
Las Vegas blackjack player, casino critic, and frequent BJ21.com
contributor LVBear offers his opinions on things that sometimes go
wrong in the world of casinos.
Keller, Vice President of Security at Wynn Las Vegas, said: "Security
is a very big issue, we have a force of about 265 employees in security
including 235 security officers, 20 supervisors, eight canine detector
handlers and their bomb dogs, it is like a small police force of
about 270 people."
stupid comment. Jerry
Keller is the former Sheriff of Clark County, who "retired" to accept
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