UNITED STATES GAMING
The Las Vegas Sands Corp. does not have to hand over emails and other company documents to former executive Steven Jacobs. Jacobs is suing the Sands for breach of...
Restaurant Chain Eyes Atlantic City
Latitude 360, the chain of restaurant and entertainment complexes, has inquired to city officials about opening a complex on one of Atlantic City’s piers.
Las Vegas Union Considers Strike Vote
About 10,000 members of the Las Vegas hospitality workers’ union voted against a contract extension for four properties. They may decide to strike.
Nevada Tightens Rules After Peppermill Incident
Regulators in Nevada are tightening the rules on the use of slot reset keys in the wake of a corporate espionage fine against Reno’s Peppermill casino.
Possible Casino Sites Stir Conflict in New York
Developers looking at casinos close New York City have upstate bidders up in arms. They say the location is not in keeping with the “legislative intent” of the Governor...
Call for Meadowlands Casino Grows as Atlantic City Revenue Continues Decline
Atlantic City’s steady decline in casino revenue is leading to a growing chorus of lawmakers calling for a form of casino gambling in the Meadowlands or in other northern...
Boyd’s Kansas Star Casino Expanding
The Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane is expanding with a 10,000 square foot meeting and convention center and a new equestrian center. Both will be completed in January. Since...
Pennsylvania Counting on Gambling
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget plan counts on increased revenue from gambling, including tavern games, video keno, racing and the lottery.
Atlantic City Casino Job Fair Attracts More than 1,300
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City held an “emergency” job fair to find 50 new employees. More than 1,300 applicants turned out.
Illinois Town Wants To Amend Casino Agreement
As Des Plaines, Illinois councilmen wrote checks for $5.8 million to 10 needy South suburban communities and for $10 million to the state, local officials said the arrangement—which brought...
Nevadans Cannot Sue DEA Agent
A Nevada couple attempted to sue a Georgia DEA agent for seizing $97,000 in gambling winnings. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled they cannot file in Nevada, but must...
Borgata Sued For Counterfeit Chip Poker Scandal
A class-action lawsuit representing players has been filed against the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa charging the casino improperly supervised the opening tournament of last month’s Borgata Winter Poker...
Atlantic City Bass Pro Shops Looks for 2015 Opening
Bass Pro Shops, under construction in Atlantic City, had expected an opening in between fall 2014 and spring 2015. The company announced on its website the store will not...
Vegas Union Could Vote for Strike
Contracts have been reached for the major Strip casino operators. But progress has been slow with Downtown and stand-alone properties. Culinary Union members could vote to strike this month.
Peppermill Fined for Corporate Espionage
The Peppermill in Reno was assessed a $1 million fine for corporate espionage after a slot employee used a common slot “reset” key to access information from competitors.
Kentucky Court Punts on Instant Racing
The Kentucky Supreme Court has held that the state’s Horse Racing Commission has the authority to regulate instant racing, but declined to rule on the legality of the machines.
Rhode Island Casino Takes Steps to Stay Competitive
Faced with strong competition from casinos expected to come online in the next few years in Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s Twin River Casino is taking some defensive actions.
Committee Approves New Deadwood Games
Roulette, keno and craps could be allowed in Deadwood, South Dakota casinos if the legislature approves a statewide referendum to change the state constitution that currently permits only slots,...
Study Finds Change in Atlantic City’s Visitors
A study by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey finds that luxury spending is up in Atlantic City even as casino revenue shrinks. The study contends that Atlantic...
Nevada Sets Sights on India
Tourism officials in the Silver State are making progress in their ongoing campaign to bring in more Asian travelers. The effort that started in China has now expanded to...