January 6, 2006
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about giving your cell phone number to casinos: Your phone records are
The Chicago Police Department is warning officers their cell phone
records are available to anyone -- for a price. Dozens of online
services are selling lists of cell phone calls, raising security
concerns among law enforcement and privacy experts.
Thanks to Green Chip member bfbagain
for pointing out this story.
could be carded
Every gambler who walks into a casino in Illinois would have to present
his or her driver's license or state ID card under a proposal being
considered by the Illinois Gaming Board.
billion project to replace Stardust
Boyd Gaming Corp. plans to develop a $4 billion mixed-use resort on the
63-acre site now occupied by the Stardust, company officials said
of ‘21’ may be fading
Card counting was cited by pit bosses as the reason the casinos began
paying less for a blackjack – even though Nevada casinos can and often
do ask a patron to leave if they suspect they are counting cards.
Thanks to Green Chip member Kim Lee
for posting this article.
BJ tables scrutinized
Unlike slot players who have embraced the new, high-tech machines,
table game players have cast a jaundiced eye at the new automated
Pleads Guilty to Three Counts
Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful lobbyist at the center of a
wide-ranging public corruption investigation, pleaded guilty to fraud,
tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in a deal that
requires him to provide evidence about members of Congress.
Where all Abramoff kickbacks came from
The kickbacks from one Indian tribe exceeded $11 million. From another,
they surpassed $6 million. In less than three years, Jack Abramoff
secretly netted more than $20 million from tribes in five states, a sum
close to half of the $43.3 million they paid him and a partner to lobby
on their behalf.
Ensign show no worry; Senators say they have no concerns about Abramoff
Nevada's senators distanced themselves from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who
pleaded guilty to charges of influence peddling while agreeing to give
authorities information for a widening corruption probe of Congress.
Abramoff scandal is about players, not victims
There is some suggestion Jack Abramoff victimized unwary tribes and
politicians, but this is more a case of unbridled greed than people
taking advantage of powerless tribes and corrupting innocent
set for casino stabbing suspect
A preliminary hearing was set for February for Justin Ready, a
24-year-old from the Bay Area accused of stabbing two casino security
guards in the neck last month.
card room gets temporary deal
The only card game in town got a reprieve Thursday when a U.S. District
Court judge ordered Kenmore to hold up on enforcing an ordinance that
would have closed a card room.
reaches out to touch table play
Gaming industry juggernaut Harrah's Entertainment, which is represented
by two properties (Harrah's Joliet and Horseshoe Hammond) in the
Chicago area and which has a presence in every major gambling
jurisdiction in the nation and many emerging markets around the globe,
is on the cusp of cultivating a previously uncharted segment of its
business: table games players.
Palace reopens to sparse crowd
General Manager Keith Crosby said he isn't worried about the sparse
crowd in The Palace Casino since it reopened on Friday, saying the
casino chose to not advertise the specific time it would open its doors.
VEGAS: City and its gaming companies manage to thrive in trying times
Call 2005 the year of up for business in Las Vegas.
Bankruptcy filings extend Fitzgeralds purchase time
Three related companies filed for bankruptcy reorganization Friday to
buy time so that a public company can "step into their shoes" to buy
Fitzgeralds Casino-Hotel in downtown Reno.
officials take steps to expand casino
With the expansion of the Peppermill Hotel-Casino and plans by Las
Vegas-based Station Casinos to move into the Reno market, Atlantis
Casino Resort officials are laying the groundwork for a possible
expansion of their Virginia Street property.
Monarch confirms Fitzgeralds interest
The company that owns the Atlantis Casino Resort in south Reno could
control Fitzgeralds Casino-Hotel downtown under a deal made public
Garage Windows Fall Onto Atlantic City Street
Nine stories of glass windows fell from the Trump Plaza Parking Garage
onto Missouri Avenue.
Suspect tried to sell drugs in casino, police report
A 19-year-old Reno man was jailed on drug charges after casino security
found him in possession of ecstasy tablets after patrons complained he
approached them to buy drugs, police said.
Year's Eve: no party for police
Most officers at the Metropolitan Police Department have never had a
New Year's Eve off. That's because all of the department's 2,500 or so
officers, from the sheriff to the rookie, are needed to make sure the
new year gets off to a safe start.
Jeff Simpson: 2006 can only get better for LV gaming
I expect major Las Vegas business - especially big casino industry news
-- to be the norm again in 2006, with some of the most significant
events taking place during the first part of the year.
puts gaming tax plan on hold; Dane to hear casino owner's concerns
Republican political activist Tony Dane said Tuesday that he has
postponed the filing of a petition to increase the gaming tax rate in
Nevada to 18.25 percent.
to target bad check collection system
A defense attorney claims the district attorney's bad check unit is
violating the Nevada Constitution by funding itself from fees it
collects from prosecuting casino marker cases.
win in state hits $1.8 billion
For the first time, casinos in Nevada earned more revenue from
non-gambling sources than from tables and slots, according to a report
from the Gaming Control Board released Thursday.
Golden Phoenix items ready for auction
Auctions begin Saturday to empty the Golden Phoenix Hotel Casino and
Resort as owners convert the building to a condominium complex.
Star to cut jobs
The Majestic Star casinos plan to cut jobs early this year in a
consolidation of the previously separate Gary riverboats.
case goes forward; Ex-commissioners seek separate trials
Lawyers representing three former Clark County commissioners began
gearing up for their clients' corruption trial with a full day of
arguments Thursday in federal court.
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