December 29, 2011 111229
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Year's Eve party should eclipse record; estimated 314,000 coming to Las
Let us recap what is known so far about New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
this year: • It will happen on a Saturday night. • The weather will be
perfect. • The economy is picking up, albeit slowly. • The fireworks
show will be huge.
... Many room rates on the rise for New Year's Eve
The Great Recession is about to give way to one great party, if room
rates in Las Vegas are any measure of economic recovery.
lions set for final roar
LAS VEGAS - The MGM Grand's corporate symbol won't be stalking the
premises in the flesh after Jan. 31, when the hotel plans to close the
Lion Habitat it opened in 1999 for $9 million.
link alleged embezzlement, casino
A man turned himself in Tuesday to face charges he embezzled from his
employer more than $700,000, some of which authorities allege he spent
on gambling at the MGM Grand Detroit casino.
Thanks to Green Chip member JoshAxelrad
for posting the above link.
Colorado man returns $10,000 in gambling winnings found at Vegas
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A Colorado man who found $10,000 before
boarding a flight in Las Vegas says he returned the money to the owner
because he wanted to show his children it was "the right thing to do."
casino plan for Foxborough rebuffed
A proposal to build a Wynn Resorts Ltd. casino adjacent to Gillette
Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., is facing an uncertain future after the
town's Board of Selectmen voted to send a letter to governor's office
and state gaming officials saying they don't want it.
surprising group that could move online poker forward
Those witnessing last week’s Nevada Gaming Commission meeting got a
sense that they saw history being made when the board unanimously
approved the nation’s first regulations for online poker.
opinion ‘important day’ in efforts to legalize online gaming
WASHINGTON -- A Department of Justice opinion released today declares
that Internet gaming transactions are legal between states where
gambling is legal.
A Present from the DoJ: Internet Lotteries (and Poker?) Are Legal, by
Professor I. Nelson Rose
The United States Department of Justice (“DoJ”) has given the online
gaming community a big, big present, made public two days before
Christmas. President Barack Obama’s administration has just declared,
perhaps unintentionally, that almost every form of intra-state Internet
gambling is legal under federal law, and so may be games played
interstate and even internationally.
U.S. online poker ruling at risk in future
WASHINGTON - While the Internet poker world salivates at the prospect
of its business coming back to life thanks to an Obama administration
ruling, a future president could reverse that decision and send the
industry back to drawing board if it is not codified into law.
Looking at Anti-Internet Gaming Legislation
Utah lawmaker Rep. Stephen Sandstrom (R-Orem) announced via his website
that he has drafted a law that would ban online poker, and all forms of
web gaming, in his state.
Point Casino Gunning to Have Nevada's First Operational Internet Poker
South Point Hotel & Casino is looking to have Nevada’s first
intrastate real-money online poker site, said Rick Kulis, the company’s
Vice President of Internet Gaming.
has leads in Resort card fraud
PHILADELPHIA, MS - While there are new leads in a string of credit and
debit card thefts at Pearl River Resort, casino officials say the
personal financial information of guests is now "secure and protected."
naysayers, Atlantic City has a bright future (Commentary)
What will 2012 bring to Atlantic City? A few weeks ago, a supposed
noted organization stated that the next five years will be downers for
the seashore communities. Since that story ran in various newspapers,
I’ve spent some time talking with casino executives, businessmen and
businesswomen, and just plain folks like me. They counter what the
supposed experts have said about the five-year future of our area.
Trump Taj Mahal 'Scores' City's First Casino Strip Club
According to The Associated Press, New Jersey's Division of Gaming
Enforcement ruled Friday, Dec. 23, that the Taj Mahal Casino Resort in
Atlantic City could legally have a strip club inside its property.
Vegas Hilton is changing its name, just as Atlantic City property did
Like its Atlantic City counterpart, Las Vegas Hilton is changing its
Man Dead After Refusing to Pay Cab Fare
RENO- Police are on the search for a man who may have information
about a man that was stabbed in downtown Reno.
arrested in Christmas Eve rape
Two San Bernardino men have been jailed on suspicion of raping a woman
whom one of them met at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in
settle dispute over Megabucks jackpot
A pair of Houston co-workers settled a lawsuit over the rights to a
$12.7 million Megabucks jackpot won at the Aria nearly a year ago for
an confidential amount.
12,000 people apply for casino jobs, 50 still available ...
More applicants are needed for jobs at the Kansas Star Casino.
The casino still needs about 50 employees, mainly dealers for table
games. Once they hire the extra 50 people, the casino will start
operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Kansas Star casino nets $3.25 million in first eight days
The Kansas Star Casino netted $3.25 million in gaming revenue through
its first eight days of operation, according to the Kansas Lottery.
files to raise up to $100 million in stock offering
Gaming software company Cantor Entertainment Technology Inc. has filed
with U.S. regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public
offering of its Class A common stock.
Casino options being evaluated
CYPRUS - Communications Minister Efthymios Flourentzos said yesterday
that the suggestion to create a casino at Larnaca’s old terminal was an
attractive one but that further consideration and deliberation was
needed to explore all possibilities.
dealt setback in Fontainebleau case
Dozens of contractors trying to get some money out of the Fontainebleau
bankruptcy were dealt a procedural setback Thursday by the Nevada
candidate for governor seeks investigation of tribal lending business
HELENA - A Republican gubernatorial candidate is calling on Montana's
attorney general to investigate an online lending business run by the
Chippewa Cree tribe on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
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