July 9, 2010 100709
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case dropped against Vegas casino high-roller ...
LAS VEGAS - Criminal charges are dropped and civil lawsuits are
stopped in Nevada involving a high-rolling Nebraska gambler accused of
failing to pay $14.75 million in debts to Las Vegas casinos. A Clark
County District Court judge on Thursday accepted a confidential deal
between a prosecutor and lawyers for 53-year-old Terrance "Terry"
High roller strikes deal with Harrah's over $14.7 million gambling
(Nevada State Gaming) Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander said
Thursday that regulators are moving forward with their
investigation."We are not finished," he said. "Our investigation is
ongoing." Neilander declined to give a timetable on when the state's
probe would be completed, but he said the dismissal of the criminal
charges against Watanabe removes an obstacle to their case. Neilander
has previously said the control board would not take any action against
Harrah's, if needed, until the criminal case was resolved.
gaming revenues decline 4.7 percent in May -- Baccarat hold percentage
drags down May totals
According to figures released Wednesday by the Gaming Control Board,
gaming revenues statewide were almost $847.2 million in May, compared
with nearly $889.2 million casinos collected in May 2009.
poker, roulette debut in Pa.
PITTSBURGH - It was time to fold 'em or roll 'em. "Welcome to
Pennsylvania table games," said Benjamin Hetrick, head of security,
summoning the waiting crowd into the middle of the gaming floor at the
Rivers Casino here.
Mirage to give Atlantic City $6M. in 15-year-old deal involving aborted
plans for the Marina District
ATLANTIC CITY - A casino company that never dealt a single playing card
in Atlantic City could help cut the resort's current budget deficit
almost in half.
it's grow time - Poker tournament said to spur business for Harrah's
LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment's top executive is not shy about
admitting that even he is surprised by the World Series of Poker's
explosive growth since 2004.
Regency employee arrested
LAUGHLIN — A former employee of the Regency Casino in Laughlin has been
arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, burglary and forgery using a
computer, according to an official with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Point’s Michael Gaughan gambles on looser slots
LAS VEGAS - As the sole proprietor of the South Point, Michael Gaughan
doesn’t have to consult a board of directors, worry about Wall Street,
appease shareholders or hold countless management meetings to
accomplish his goals. Gaughan says he’s not concerned about how his
competitors operate their businesses or what they think about his
8th Circuit backs Meskwaki jurisdiction over non-Indian business
IOWA - The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa can assert jurisdiction over a
non-Indian business, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on
Wednesday. Generally, tribes lack jurisdiction over non-Indians. But
the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Montana v. US sets out two
exceptions to the rule.
Group appeals razing historic, damaged Moulin Rouge
LAS VEGAS - A group wanting to preserve what's left of the Moulin Rouge
hotel has appealed the Las Vegas Historical Preservation Commission
vote that cleared the way for the badly damaged structure to be
betting on a lawsuit
Compulsive gamblers are betting an Ontario court will allow them to
launch a $3.5-billion class action lawsuit against the Ontario Lottery
and Gambling Corporation (OLG) that alleges they were allowed to
continue wagering even after they asked to be barred for their own
at Black Diamond Casino
An armed robbery last night at a Sioux Falls casino. It happened at
Black Diamond Casino at 5113 West 41st Street.
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jacks Diddy's style, shuts down party before he gets there
Sean "Diddy" Combs never made it inside a July Fourth party at The Pool
at Harrah's in Atlantic City because Harrah's ended the event early due
a "larger than anticipated" turnout, the hotel said.
Clubbed to Death -- Las Vegas nightclub scene takes a hit with weaker
The megaclub boom is down to a trickle. From 2004 to 2008, Macy's-sized
nightclubs sprouted in Las Vegas to the beat of five per year. Now it's
two per year and slowing.
Cache Creek Casino: Traffic, crime, but oh the money -- Cache Creek
Casino has brought some prosperity to the region, but the grand jury
noted the negatives in its report.
CALIFORNIA - The Cache Creek Casino Resort attracted patrons who fueled
the economy, which led to improved emergency services, but ultimately
traffic congestion, noise, and crime beyond remediation, according to a
2009-10 Yolo County grand jury report.
board rules against Foxwoods -- Beverage union vote to be held under
CONNECTICUT - The National Labor Relations Board has ruled a union vote
by Foxwoods Resort Casino beverage workers will be governed by U.S.
officials say market stagnant
The state Gaming Control Board recommended approval of a slew of new
licenses today from an all-star list of Southern Nevada’s biggest
The Bear Growls
Long-time Las Vegas-based advantage player, casino critic, and frequent
contributor LVBear offers his opinions on things that sometimes go
wrong in the world of casinos.
Current and past growls can be read and comments posted at LVBear's
Beat the Players - Casinos, Cops and the
Game Inside the Game by Bob Nersesian
book should be read by everyone who sets foot in a casino: average
casino patrons, skilled players, casino employees, and anyone else. It
should be required reading for police officers, regulators, other
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aforementioned. Beat the Players
was the subject of a
feature in USA Today.
Nersesian is an attorney who represents victims of casino wrongdoing
against patrons. In an enjoyable writing style, he takes a look at the
often too-cozy relationship between casinos, police, and regulators. He
discusses specific cases and dispenses sound, practical advice that
patrons, casinos and public officials would be wise to heed. Cases
discussed are from Nevada and other jurisdictions.
include: Your Money or Your Liberty; Scary Cop Statements; They'll Take
Your Liberty Anyway; Gaming Agents Speak; The Take of the State; Rules
for Casino Patrons; Gambling at the Legal Limits; Cops Hate Card
Counters; Griffin Investigations; Casinos Cheat With Impunity; A
Judicial and Government Overlay; Finding a Nickel Brings Trouble; Names
and Aliases; The Security Office and Surveillance Functions, and
Casinos and Cops.
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