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gambling: Bets set to explode after ruling ...
Get ready for the full-scale return of online gambling. Less than a
year after three top offshore poker sites were shut down, a ruling by
the U.S. Department of Justice appears to open the door for almost any
kind of intrastate gaming, except sports betting.
Lawmakers pushing for federal Internet poker law under pressure to act
The gambling lobby has a message for Congress as states line up to cash
in on a White House ruling that in-state online lotteries and poker
won’t violate a federal Internet betting ban: Deal now or get stuck
with a bad hand.
Signs Law Bringing Legal Sports Betting Closer In NJ
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation yesterday sponsored by
state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak to allow licensed casinos in Atlantic
City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering
pools on professional and collegiate sporting events.
Casino could ban casino-floor smoking, pave the way for other casinos
ATLANTIC CITY - Revel Casino officials haven't said a word, but
Smoke-Free Gaming of America says the new Atlantic City gaming facility
plans to ban smoking on the casino floor.
signature downsizes the New Jersey Casino Control Commission from five
ATLANTIC CITY — With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Chris Christie has
made the New Jersey Casino Control Commission smaller — again.
City casino is fined for letting boy, 14, gamble
New Jersey casino regulators have fined the Tropicana Casino and Resort
$27,500 for allowing a 14-year-old to gamble last summer, as well as
violating the rules of a card game.
fined by Gaming Control Board
BENSALEM — Parx Casino agreed to pay a $30,000 fine for an underage
gambling violation, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on
Airy fined $20K for using improper supplier
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mount Airy Casino Resort
$20,000 for purchasing goods from a supplier owned by Louis DeNaples
while his gaming license was suspended.
concerned about Toronto casino talk
No new gaming facilities — in Toronto or anywhere in Ontario — are in
the cards for now, a spokesman for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation said Tuesday, despite media reports claiming a casino is
being considered for that city.
Public Deserves Casino Records
OHIO - Last month critics of proposed regulations on the four planned
casinos warned about exemptions to the state's open records laws.
Investor escalates Wynn fight with proposed board nominees
LAS VEGAS - Kazuo Okada, the Japanese billionaire suing Wynn Resorts
Ltd. for access to financial records, has escalated his fight with
company founder Steve Wynn by proposing his own slate of candidates for
Wynn's board of directors.
silence at Silver Club continues
RENO - The Silver Club Hotel & Casino has sat dark in downtown
Sparks for three years now, and the prospects for reopening anytime
soon -- in any coat of commerce -- appear dim.
plans for Western Hotel under review
LAS VEGAS - If it were on the Strip, the Western Hotel would have been
imploded years ago. Being in a less-than-plush block of East Fremont
Street, the deteriorating casino was able to extend its life by
catering to a clientele of low-limit gamblers and $1 beer drinkers.
to build hotel next to casino
MILWAUKEE— The Forest County Potawatomi say its casino in Milwaukee is
the largest in the nation that lacks a hotel. The tribe is about to
Palms chief bullish on casino's prospects
LAS VEGAS - Joseph Magliarditi is bullish about the Palms. The
president of the off-Strip resort said Tuesday the property has enjoyed
a profitable last six months of 2011, even as the hotel finalized its
new ownership structure.
Congressman Says Tribe Does Not Have Permit To Build Casino
BROKEN ARROW, OK - Opponents to a controversial Broken Arrow Casino
received good news Wednesday.
selectmen postpone making decision on hiring casino consultant
BRIMFIELD, MA - With one of the three members absent, the Board of
Selectmen postponed reviewing the three submissions from casino
consultants until its next meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 30.
Boston council must defy mayor, demand citywide casino vote
Not even three months ago, Felix G. Arroyo, John R. Connolly, Stephen
J. Murphy, and Ayanna S. Pressley won reelection to the City Council
promising to be independent voices, willing to stand up to the mayor
when necessary. The way those councilors handle a contentious proposal
to build a casino in East Boston will be a test of whether they’re
making good on that pledge.
Principal creditor will bid $60 million for Hooters Hotel
LAS VEGAS - Attorneys for the bankrupt Hooters Hotel took 49
pages to outline an auction process and the legal reasons behind it.
But the largest creditor might have seized control of the sale in one
Nevada tourism official reflects on his stint at N. Korea casino
For all the mystery engulfing North Korea, Robert E. Goodman knows what
that isolated country and tourist-laden Las Vegas have in common.
business accounts for big piece of Macau gaming win
Macau gaming authorities on Tuesday gave greater detail to the special
administrative region's $33.5 billion gaming revenue take in 2011.
dealer faces jail
NORTH BATTLEFORD, SASK — If Christopher Stone-Spyglass doesn’t come up
with a chunk of cash by mid-April, he may have to spend some time
behind bars for helping more than six card players cheat the Gold Eagle
Casino in 2008 and 2009.
touts new seating as more comfy, but what will passengers
What passengers will think of it remains to be seen, but there's no
question that Southwest Airlines' plan to add seats to most of its
Boeing 737 jet fleet will have a side benefit for Las Vegas and every
other city the airline services.
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