September 29, 2011 110929
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calls for independent investigation in casino assault case against
The lawyer for a Livonia man who claims he was sucker-punched by a
Detroit Police officer inside the MGM Grand Casino wants an independent
review of the officer's actions.
gamble on casinos paying off big -- Move dealt bad hand to Atlantic City
PHILADELPHIA — As more states roll the dice on casinos, the traditional
pecking order of American gambling is being turned on its head.
casino brings glitz (and controversy) back to AC
Heavy metal music blares in the showroom at Resorts casino in Atlantic
City. Two aerialists fly and writhe to screaming guitars and stentorian
beats, wearing black push-up bras, bikini bottoms and thigh-high
stockings. They end their routine climbing on top of each other to
simulate an erotic encounter.
Atlantic City casino union willing to take 50-cent cut
Casino service workers in Atlantic City are offering financial
concessions in order to help the nation's second-largest gambling
market survive. But the proposed givebacks are far below what the
casinos say they need to stay afloat.
Florida Warming to Las Vegas-Style Destination Casino Gambling?
An inexorable push to expand casino gaming is gaining momentum in
eye gaming amendments
MASSACHUSETTS - Two local state senators said Wednesday they would have
voted for a "cooling off period" blocking legislators from working for
a casino for five years if they had been given the chance.
Wants Tribe Records
The Idaho State Lottery refused to provide records sought by a
newspaper under a public records request.
Hilton demands piece of Las Vegas Strip land sale windfall
Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Inc. filed another lawsuit Wednesday in
hopes of recovering $1.1 million from a failed effort to develop a
luxury property on the Las Vegas Strip.
Joseph casino reopens after flood
The Missouri Gaming Commission has given the go-ahead to reopen the St
Joe Frontier Casino, which has been closed by flooding for the last
gaming still sputtering
A record-breaking event that packed 10,000 spectators into Deadwood's
downtown last month wasn't enough to curb the slide in gambling revenue.
Good and bad for Las Vegas
Casino giants reaping phenomenal profits doing business in China, but
what if those high-rolling Asian tourists who come to Las Vegas
in droves ﬁnd they prefer their Eastern Vegas?
court upholds online gambling ban
Germany's Federal Court of Justice (BGH), the country's highest civil
court, on Wednesday upheld a ban that bars private-sector companies
from operating online gambling sites.
State moving forward on Internet poker
A productive, constructive Monday hearing was a sure sign that Nevada
is moving full speed ahead on one of its most important economic
Ireland-based gambling company take steps to be licensed in Nevada
An Irish gambling company could become the first European online gaming
operator licensed in Nevada.
gambling: Full Tilt Poker a game changer
When the site was shut down last spring, it owed $390 million to
players around the world but had only $60 million in assets.
Alderney gaming regulators pull plug on FullTilt Poker
Gaming regulators in Alderney on Thursday officially pulled the plug on
FullTilt Poker, revoking the company's Internet gaming license over
concern about its "operational integrity."
online gambling battle is slowly being won in America – just not by the
Department of Justice
US authorities’ pursuit of online gambling companies over the past five
years might have been made for TV.
Big Gaming in Nevada can make life difficult for the little guy
The spread of sports betting kiosks at bars certainly seems like a
great innovation: Your beer, your sweat-inducing chicken wings and your
action on your team. And all without the annoyance of being in a casino.
Jersey voters to consider sports wagering issue
While any new legislation would face legal hurdles at the federal
level, New Jersey voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on sports
betting at the November 8 elections.
casinos’ workers in Kyrgyzstan want to present at consideration of the
bill on closure of casinos
RUSSIA - Protesting casinos’ workers in the capital of Kyrgyzstan want
parliament members to receive them during considering the bill on
closure of casinos.
executives named for Hollywood Casino Toledo
Officials of Penn National Gaming said Monday they have filled several
key management positions for their new $300 million Hollywood Casino
Toledo that will open next year on the East Toledo riverfront.
Reno-Tahoe's first fall storm expected next week
After a sunny September brought warmer-than-normal temperatures, calm
conditions and mostly clear skies, a big turnaround is on its way.
Shooting at J. A. Nugget
SPARKS, NV - Officers keep an eye on two handcuffed men t the west end
of John Ascuaga's Nugget after a shooting late Friday night.
state officials launch ban on cell phone use while driving
Gov. Brian Sandoval, state and federal officials and other backers of a
new ban on texting and talking on cell phones while driving say the law
will save lives in Nevada.
report: Businesses in ‘downbeat’ mood over Las Vegas economy
Southern Nevada business decision makers have grown more pessimistic
about the local economy, despite gains in key areas including visitor
volume, gaming win and taxable sales.
more wasting away: Margaritaville casino expansion serves two purposes
LAS VEGAS - When the Margaritaville casino expansion at the Flamingo
opens, some 15,000 square-feet of unused public space will no longer be
Experience faces new lawsuit over unpaid bills
Financial problems expanded Thursday for the Las Vegas Mob Experience
at the Tropicana resort, with a new lawsuit filed over unpaid
advertising bills and seven investors charging they’ve also been harmed.
high roller sues Wynn over unpaid gambling debts
A high roller from Germany sued Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday in hopes of
blocking criminal charges over his unpaid gambling debts.
tries to revive 1999 probe of Venetian hiring spree
Las Vegas Sands Corp. says "enough is enough" – but the U.S. Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission refuses to drop its investigation of
the 1999 hiring spree for the opening of the Venetian resort on the Las
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