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  • Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013....

  • March NJ casino income down even with online boost

    New Jersey casinos brought in 15 percent more from online gambling in March over the previous month, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset the diminishing revenue from Atlantic City's long-struggling brick-and-mortar casinos. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Monday on casinos'...

  • Union: Revel casino worth $25M to $73M

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The city's main casino workers' union says Revel Casino Hotel is worth between $25 million and $73 million. The casino, which is seeking a buyer, cost $2.4 billion to build. It has struggled since opening two years ago and emerged from bankruptcy court last May....

  • Couple robbed in casino parking garage

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say two people were robbed as they sat in a parked car in the garage for the Maryland Live! casino in Hanover. Anne Arundel County police say the robbery occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday. Police say the male victim had been at the casino and was sitting...

  • Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch — not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming empire. Under a strategy that began before the...

  • Government can't make up its mind on gambling

    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet...

  • Bills introduced to ban online gambling

    Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

  • Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. Culinary Union 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says voting takes place Thursday in two shifts at the East Las Vegas Community Center — from 10...

  • Harrah's casino announces it will close in Tunica

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as...

  • Revenue drop at river casinos outstrips Gulf gain

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn't overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in...

  • Jindal appoints new member of state gambling board

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed a former commissioner of administration to the nine-member board that regulates the state's gambling industry. Jindal named Dennis Stine, of Sulphur, to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in his most recent round of board and commission...

  • Las Vegas company to buy Miss. casino

    TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has agreed to buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica, Miss., from Majestic Star Casino LLC. The purchase price is $62 million, exclusive of working capital and other adjustments, fees and expenses as of the closing date. The agreement is...

  • Next: Federal Department of Internet Gambling?

    A war over online gambling is about to spill out in Congress as opponents move to restore a long-standing Internet gambling ban and block Uncle Sam from creating a sprawling new federal department to police the web. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., plan to...

  • Boston mayor seeks say in nearby casino proposals

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says the city deserves to have a say in casino proposals in neighboring Revere and Everett. In letters to the state gambling commission Wednesday, Walsh says the city should be considered a host community under state gambling law, and thus should be...

  • February gambling winnings fall in New Orleans

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gambling winnings fell in New Orleans in February compared to a year ago when the city's casino revenue was aided by the Super Bowl. Winnings at Harrah's, the three riverboat casinos and the slots at the Fair Grounds were $59.3 million, down 2.6 percent from the $60.9...



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