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Interactive files to include online poker in gaming license
LAS VEGAS - Fertitta Interactive LLC has joined a long list of gaming
companies who have filed an application with state regulators to expand
its gaming license to offer online poker in Nevada, the company
of Harrah's & Harveys Housekeepers Outsourced
RENO - Some employees are grumbling, and in some cases protesting where
they suddenly find themselves working longer hours and paid vacations
Guest who stayed at Luxor dies of Legionnaires’ disease
Three guests at the Luxor have contracted Legionnaires’ disease since
last spring, including one who recently died as a result, the Southern
Nevada Health District announced today.
The Problem of Protecting Proprietary Games
In the last eight years I've analyzed, played, written and spoken about
scores of proprietary games with vulnerabilities to card counting,
hole-carding and other straightforward advantage play techniques.
Alleged Card Cheats Land Turkish Men in Jail -- Men were allegedly
caught trading cards by surveillance video at Sands Casino
PENNSYLVANIA - Two men – one from Turkey and the other with apparent
Turkish roots living in England – illegally won $1,300 by switching
cards during games of three-card poker at the Sands Casino Resort in
South Bethlehem, according to court records.
Lincoln cop guilty in assault case -- Accused of kicking woman in head
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Guilty. That was the verdict handed down by a
Providence Superior Court judge in the assault case against a Lincoln
opponents: Gambling would lead to more crime
MIAMI - An anti-casino group released a study linking the arrival of
casinos to increased crime. And that, they say, would lead to costing
the state $3 billion to incarcerate more prisoners.
judge hears would-be casino developer's legal challenge
MASSACHUSETTS - K.G. Urban Enterpise's legal challenge of the state's
casino-enabling legislation got its first airing in U.S. District Court
Tuesday, with Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton peppering both parties with
specific questions on points of law.
Spirit Airlines says DOT ignoring cost impact to customers, adds
‘unintended consequences’ fee
The battle between discount air carrier Spirit Airlines and the U.S.
Department of Transportation escalated today with the airline — the
fastest growing carrier at McCarran International Airport last year —
adding a new $2 fee to ticket prices to cover costs associated with new
consumer regulations that took effect last week.
fuel costs drive down Allegiant profits
Despite higher air fares and more vacation package sales, Las
Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co.'s sharply higher fuel and maintenance
bills caused profits to drop in the fourth quarter.
claims Whittemore embezzled millions ...
RENO - The former business partners of Harvey Whittemore — a well-known
Nevada lobbyist, land developer, businessman and lawyer — filed a civil
lawsuit Friday claiming he embezzled millions of dollars from the
Wingfield company they ran together and misappropriated corporate funds
and assets. ... Tom and Albert Seeno Jr., of California, are
part-owners of Peppermill Casino Inc.
Embattled developer files own lawsuit against former business partners
RENO - Embattled developer and gaming lobbyist Harvey Whittemore fired
back at his former business partners Wednesday by filing his own
multi-million dollar lawsuit, accusing them of death threats,
racketeering and extortion.
default at Legends -- Foreclosure notice part of broader refinancing
plan, company says
RENO - Since March, the company that built the Outlets at Legends in
Sparks has not paid the bills on $141 million in private loans used to
construct most of the 148-acre retail development, resulting in its
lender group filing a notice of default with Washoe County.
Vegas hotel performance back on track
After steep dips in performance metrics—including a 22% dip in room
rates from 2008 to 2009—Las Vegas hotels are back on track.
UNLV study: Casino debt at highest level ever
LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s casinos have taken on more debt than ever before,
shifting the finances of the state’s largest industry into
unprecedented territory, according to an analysis of state gambling
data by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
officials to hear about Ohio casino collapse ...
CINCINNATI - A casino construction site collapse that injured more than
a dozen workers will be discussed at a Cincinnati city council
committee meeting Tuesday.
... Casino construction resumes Wednesday -- Bolts may not have been
Construction resumes today at the site of the future Horseshoe Casino
Cincinnati, five days after part of a floor collapsed, as the city’s
top building official discussed whether steel beams were securely
U.K. - Sports betting firm Sportingbet (LON:SBT) has completed the
acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Danbook Limited
("Danbook") and Scandic Bookmakers Limited ("Scandic").
Casino Goes to Court to Recover $1 million From 2 Debtors
Casino operator Marina Bay Sands, seeking to recover about $1 million
in debts from two gamblers, wants to grill one on the witness stand and
slap a court notice on the other in his Malaysian home.
Simpson ‘dream team’ lawyer Robert Shapiro representing Wynn in fight
LAS VEGAS - Casino resort company Wynn Resorts Ltd. has hired
influential attorney Robert Shapiro and his high-powered Los Angeles
law firm to fight a lawsuit filed by disgruntled director Kazuo Okada.
gambling revenues down 5 percent in 2011
Deadwood gambling revenues dropped 5 percent in 2011 according to state
figures, though some casino operators said it could have been more but
aggressive promotions and free play softened the blow.
firms 888, Caesars extend licensing deal to U.S.
888 Holdings Plc said a unit of private equity-owned Caesars
Entertainment Corp extended its UK software licensing agreement with
the British online gaming company to the United States.
bookmaker Ladbrokes buys majority in Las Vegas online gaming company
Ladbrokes PLC has made its first purchase in Nevada as the company
positions itself to take advantage of what it believes will be the
eventually legalization of sports wagering in the United States.
Super Bowl Casino Betting Could Break Records
Nevada casinos are hoping to cash in on the Super Bowl this weekend.
It's the largest single-day sporting event when it comes to betting and
some casinos expect their crowds to be bigger than New Year's Eve. This
year's Super Bowl is also heading into record territory for sportsbooks.
Atlantic City would receive upgrades under revival plan
A dazzling Boardwalk pulsating with light, music, recreation and
entertainment, surrounded by pedestrian-friendly enclaves away from the
casinos is the vision of Atlantic City's future adopted Wednesday by a
state agency tasked with turning around the struggling seaside resort.
AKWESASNE, NY — Three Feathers Casino is refusing to close their doors.
They were ordered to cease gaming operations by the St. Regis Tribal
Gaming Commission last week, but say the commission has no authority
over their establishment.
Full Tilt Poker and United States DOJ Reach Settle on Forfeiture
According to a report by Gaming
Intelligence last week, the owners of Full Tilt Poker agreed on
the final terms of their forfeiture agreement with the U.S. Department
of Justice on Jan. 24. The agreement could allow French investment firm
Groupe Bernard Tapie to fork over the agreed $80 million to purchase
the company from the DOJ.
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