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opens for business
PHILADELPHIA - Philly tradition (Ben Franklin and Mummers) and Vegas
glitz (sequined showgirls) ushered in the city's first casino together
Thursday, as SugarHouse officially flung open its glass doors for a
grand opening along the Delaware River waterfront.
Online Poker, Gambling Bill Unlikely to Pass Soon
Rep. Barney Frank, the driving force in Congress behind legislation
that would legalize and regulate online poker and gambling, says that
the bill likely will not become law during the current session of
allows owners of Atlantic City Hilton to stay in control
ATLANTIC CITY - A judge Thursday left the owners of the Atlantic City
Hilton Casino Resort in control of the property, which another gaming
firm will soon offer to buy.
Agents Arrest Convicted Cheater In Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- A New Jersey man with a lengthy criminal history and who
was barred from Nevada casinos has been arrested in Las Vegas by Nevada
Internet Gambling Case Returns to Trial Court
In a decision rendered by the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday, the
case involving the seizure and potential forfeiture of 141 internet
gambling domain names will return to the trial court and Judge Thomas
Wingate. The decision read in part, “Because the trial court has not
had the opportunity to address Petitioner’s claims, both as to standing
and jurisdiction, they cannot establish standing to pursue the writ
Ex-casino official pleads guilty to theft
A former Baton Rouge casino executive who testified for federal
prosecutors in the 2000 corruption trial of former Gov. Edwin Edwards
and others will spend the next two years on probation after pleading
guilty to stealing televisions from his now-former employer.
Rock sues over 'offensive' Vegas reality show
Can a raunchy reality TV show tarnish the brand of a rock-n-roll themed
at the lottery corp? Never happened, says new chair
There never was a mess to clean up at Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG)
Corporation. Nope. Never happened.
Cosmopolitan is still wrestling with disgruntled condo buyers -- Resort
plans to deliver units, but potential buyers seek more information — or
full deposit refund
LAS VEGAS - The owners of the Cosmopolitan probably regret the mess
they inherited when they foreclosed on the property in 2008. That is,
the requirement that they deliver condo-hotel units to buyers dismayed
by the prospect of closing escrow.
Casino Patron Says He Was Robbed Of $9K
PITTSBURGH -- A Rivers Casino patron said that he was robbed of more
than $9,000 in the casino parking garage.
Crystals adjusts, boosts occupancy with new retailers
LAS VEGAS - More than nine months after its opening, Crystals is
still evolving. Managers of CityCenter’s retail district are recruiting
new retailers, tweaking the mall’s design and making adjustments where
they see fit.
resurrects specter of job selling in gaming industry
LAS VEGAS - In the days when mobsters lined their pockets with casino
cash, employment in the industry’s more lucrative echelons often
depended on knowing someone in a position of power. For the best-paying
casino jobs — dealing high-limit games to wealthy, big-tipping players
— getting the gig typically involved something else: cold hard cash.
Harrah's casino Sued over Promo
Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment could be in legal hot water
following a promo that has triggered a New Jersey Superior Court order
affecting approximately 350 000 gamblers.
To Reflag, Reopen Ritz-Carlton's Lake Las Vegas Resort
Ritz-Carlton's ill-fated Lake Las Vegas property will reopen next year
under the brand and management of Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Dolce
announced on Tuesday.
Star files bankruptcy plan
The parent of Majestic Star casinos and hotel in Gary is taking its
first crack at showing its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan.
Majestic Star Casino LLC and affiliated companies filed a
reorganization plan and financial disclosure statement Friday in a
federal bankruptcy court in Delaware.
Indiana Gaming Commission takes steps to improve response to complaints
MUNSTER, Ind. — The Indiana Gaming Commission says it has taken steps
to improve how its responds in the wake of a newspaper's investigation
that showed that only about half of those complaining received an
answer from the agency.
would ban welfare benefits from casino ATMs
Legislation aimed at preventing Michigan welfare recipients from
withdrawing taxpayer money from ATM machines while at casinos has
passed the Senate.
Charter Deal to See Allegiant Air Serve Wendover, Nevada
Allegiant Air is to provide charter flights for Peppermill Casinos’
three casino resorts in Wendover, Nevada for the next three years.
Man poses as gaming board member looking for masseuses
Bethlehem police have charged a man with impersonating a state Gaming
Control Board member and soliciting women online to offer massages to
high rollers at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
arrested in Mohave Valley in California jackpot killing
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ — Federal agents in Arizona say a third suspect has
been arrested in connection with the killing of a man after he won a
big jackpot at a Southern California casino.
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
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