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  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Casino hostess Helena Wong isn't having much luck. On Friday, a federal judge slapped the VIP hostess at the brand new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore with a preliminary injunction barring her from contacting a list of clients she collected at her last job, at the Maryland Live...

  • Texas commission OKs 'historical racing' terminals

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State regulators have approved an effort by racetrack owners to expand gambling to include racing terminals that look similar to slot machines. The Texas Racing Commission on Friday voted to allow a new form of betting at dog and horse tracks called historical racing. The...

  • Firm: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they're gone. Fitch Ratings predicted in a report that the city's casino revenues will decline to $2.5 billion in 2015...

  • Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly,...

  • Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard

    AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook. But the leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoags, the federally recognized American Indian...

  • Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say...

  • Plans for gambling aired around New Jersey

    Developments about the future of gambling in New Jersey came out of Atlantic City, Trenton and the Meadowlands on Tuesday. — MEADOWLANDS CASINO ... AND MONORAIL Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a...

  • Legislature passes compact for Yreka tribal casino

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature has ratified a gambling compact with the Karuk tribe, approving a casino in Yreka. In December, Gov. Jerry Brown had signed off on a casino with 1,500 slot machines. Democratic Sen. Lou Correa of Anaheim carried the agreement in the Legislature as...

  • Showboat gets OK to close Aug 31; track slots eyed

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Momentum to shift some gambling away from Atlantic City increased Tuesday as a state senator introduced plans for a constitutional amendment that would put slot machines at New Jersey's four horse racing tracks, a business group increased its planning for an...

  • Both sides of casino debate ready campaign moves

    BOSTON (AP) — Groups on both sides of the casino debate are touting the start of their campaign operations this week, as voters are set to decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law. A pro-casino group called the "Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs" said Monday that...

  • Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry is closing a week earlier than originally planned and put about about 3,100 people out of work. The company previously planned to...

  • Christie vows to help casino workers find new jobs

    OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie vowed Thursday to do everything he can to help laid-off Atlantic City casino workers find new jobs after the hotels they work for close next month. Revel Casino Hotel, the city's newest resort, announced this week that it will shut down in September...

  • Revel casino still talking with potential bidders

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers. In a notice adjourning an auction of Revel that had been set for Thursday, its lawyers say they are engaged in "ongoing...

  • Penn National moving ahead with $225m slot parlor

    PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Plans to open the state's first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three months on whether to repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law, which made the project possible. Penn National Gaming won the...



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