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Helicopter tour company Papillon inaugurates new helipad service
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters on Thursday launched a new set of flights that will take off even closer to Lake Mead, with opening of a helipad at the Hoover Dam Lodge and Casino.
115 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Hoover Dam Nevada Clark County Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Colorado River Boulder City Nevada Casino Airport
Kentucky Downs finds success with full fields, racing machines
Horses go where the money is. The Kentucky Downs condition book is full of cash for horsemen. It includes purses of $130,000 for maiden special weights and $140,000 for first level allowance horses. That is insane.
34 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Horse Horse racing Slot machine Turfway Park Pennsylvania Casino Horse racing venues in the United States Poker
Alleged mob boss Joey Merlino banned from Pennsylvania casinos
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to ban reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino from all casinos in the state.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Joseph Merlino Casino Organized crime Phil Leonetti Abuse Mafia Crime Defamation
Nevada gaming board recommends approvals of Palms, Aliante deals
The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended approval of the acquisitions of the Palms by a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts and the Aliante Hotel by Boyd Gaming.
208 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada Clark County Nevada Station Casinos Las Vegas metropolitan area
Gaming regulators recommend sale of Palms, Aliante deals
The transition of Southern Nevada’s locals casino market took a big step Wednesday as the state Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended approval of the acquisitions of the Palms by a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts and the Aliante Hotel by Boyd Gaming.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada Clark County Nevada Station Casinos Las Vegas metropolitan area
Jack Cleveland Casino revenue rebounds in August
Jack Cleveland Casino, which saw revenues decline in July due to the Republican National Convention, rebounded nicely in August. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Jack Cleveland Casino, which saw revenues decline in July due to the Republican National Convention, rebounded in August. It was the only casino or racino in the state that did not have a revenue decline from July to August. Statewide, casino revenue of $62.8 million was a 4.8 percent decline from July. The casino's $16.7 million in revenue in August was an 8.4 percent increase from the prior month, according to the monthly report from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. However, Jack Cleveland's August revenue is less than the $17.1 million it earned last August. Casino officials had said they were expecting higher revenue now that months of road restrictions in and around Public Square have ended. Jack ThistleDown Racino in North Randall, which saw a $1 million gain from June to July, had a $1.1 million drop in August to $9.1 million, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission.  Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which had its highest monthly revenue in July - $20.6 million - since opening in December 2013, dropped to $19.6 million in August, a 4.8 percent decline. Statewide revenue from the seven racinos declined 7.6 percent to $74.5 million in August. The state commissions define revenue as the money left after casinos and racinos pay winners and deduct for promotions. Casino and racino officials say year-over-year comparisons typically provide a more accurate reflection of performance than comparing one month to the previous one. Jack Entertainment, formerly Rock Gaming, owns the casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati and Jack ThistleDown Racino. Hard Rock Rocksino is a joint venture between Hard Rock International and Northfield Park. Penn National Gaming owns the Hollywood casinos in Columbus and Toledo and the racinos near Youngstown and Dayton.   Ohio casinos Statewide  August 2015August  2016 Revenue $66.3  million $62.8 million Table games $20 million $21.7 million Slots $46.3 million $41.1  million Daily win per slot $190 $170 Jack Cleveland Casino Revenue $17.1 million $16.7 million Table games $7.4 million $8.8 million Slots $9.7 million $7.9 million Daily win per slot $189 $154 Jack Cincinnati Casino Revenue $17.3 million $14.6 million Table games $6 million $5.3 million Slots $11.3 million $9.3 million Daily win per slot $186 $154 Hollywood Toledo Revenue $16.2 million $14.6 million Table games $2.7 million $2.3 million Slots $13.5 million $12.3 million Daily win per slot $212 $194 Hollywood Columbus Revenue $16.7 million $16.8 million Table games $3.8 million $5.1 million Slots $11.9 million $11.7 million Daily win per slot $171 $168 Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission Ohio racinos Statewide  August  2015August 2016 Slots $71.8  million $74.5 million Daily win per slot $221 $219 Jack ThistleDown Racino Slots $8.7 million $9.1 million Daily win per slot $219 $201 Hard Rock Rocksino Slots $18.9 million $19.6 million Daily win per slot $268 $280 Hollywood Mahoning Valley Slots $7.9 million $8.3 million Daily win per slot $294 $274 Scioto Downs Slots $12.4 million $12.7 million Daily win per slot $188 $183 Miami Valley Gaming Slots $10.4 million $10.9 million Daily win per slot $211 $216 Belterra Park Slots $6.2 million $6.4 million Daily win per slot $153 $151 Hollywood Dayton Slots $7.2 million $7.2 million Daily win per slot $234 $237 Source: Ohio Lottery Commission
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Ohio Revenue Casino Republican Party Pennsylvania Casinos 2008 Republican National Convention Columbus Ohio
Editorial: Casino bill is still wrong for New Hampshire
Pro-gambling lawmakers in the State House are trying once again to give New Hampshire families a new way to lose money. They should call Senate Bill 242, which clears the way for two casinos in the state, what it really is: a tax on the poor.Seven of the eight sponsors of SB 242 are Democrats, and...
14 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Manchester New Hampshire Revenue Casino U.S. state State Bill Clinton Portsmouth New Hampshire
6 arrested after teen girl cliques brawl in West Philly

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia South China Sea The Philadelphia Inquirer SEPTA Casino Hong Kong Match Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting
Nevada gaming regulators OK gaming license for Siegel Slots & Suites
The Nevada Gaming Commission has unanimously approved a slots-only nonrestricted gaming license for a casino near Nellis Air Force Base formerly known as the Barcelona.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Nevada Gaming Control Board Bankruptcy Slot machine License Nevada Gaming Commission Chapter 11 Title 11 United States Code
Bill to lower gambling appears to be DOA in Nevada Legislature
If you’re old enough to fight and die for your country, you should be old enough to play blackjack and drop a few dollars into a slot machine at the local casino. At least, that’s the logic Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden.
6 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Gambling Drinking culture Legislature Juvenile law Legal drinking age Nevada Horse racing
New Jersey, Borgata casino reach $72 million tax settlement
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's state overseer has reached a deal with the Borgata that will pay Atlantic City's top casino $72 million to settle a long-running tax dispute that had threatened to push the cash-strapped city into bankruptcy. The deal announced Wednesday was for less than half ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | New Jersey Casino Money United States New York City Casinos Vice president Gambling
Gaming numbers cruncher has lots to digest
This time of year, David Schwartz, the director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research, crunches more numbers than an accountant on a tax-filing deadline.
52 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Gambling Slot machine Poker Bookmaker Craps Gaming Control Board Fiscal year
Jack Cleveland Casino January revenue falls below Cincinnati, Columbus
Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for the month of January declined 13 percent from the same month a year ago. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for the month of January declined 13 percent from the same month a year ago.  Total revenue of $15.1 million ranked below the casinos in Columbus and Cincinnati and was only $14,000 higher than the Toledo casino, according to the monthly report from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Jack Cleveland's revenue was equally split between table games and slot machines. That has been true for a while, but represents a major change from when the casino first opened in 2012 and slot revenue far exceeded table revenue. The casino has reduced the number of slots and has recently reconfigured the casino floor to replace some rows of slot machines with groups of four large machines. "January was a solid month for Jack Entertainment in Northeast Ohio, with Jack  Cleveland Casino and Jack Thistledown Racino reaching a combined $23.9 million in revenue," Mark Tricano, senior vice president of northeast Ohio operations said in a statement. Tricano cited high payouts for table games and slots, which were only slightly higher than the other three casinos.  Jack Thistledown Racino, which has been undergoing a multi-million renovation, had a revenue of $8.8 million in January, $800,000 higher than January 2016, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission.  Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park showed a slight revenue decline, with $17.9 million in January.  But like most months it led all casinos and racinos in revenue. Statewide casino revenue for January was $63.9 million, slightly lower than the $65.9 million in January 2016. Revenue at Jack Cincinnati Casino improved from a year ago. Statewide revenue for the seven racinos is up. It was $71.3 million in January, compared to $69 million in January 2016, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission.  Casino and racino officials have said year-over-year comparisons typically provide a more accurate reflection of performance than comparing one month to the previous one. Here's an historical look at revenue for the four northeast Ohio casinos and racinos during January. Jack Cleveland Casino 2013: $20.6 million ($13 million from slots - 1,849 machines) 2014: $16.6 million ($9 million from slots) (closed for 37 hours because of weather) 2015: $17.4 million ($9.8 million from slots) 2016: $17.3 million ($9.7 million from slots) 2017: $15.1 ($7.5 million from slots - 1,587 machines) Jack Thistledown Racino 2014: $8.9 million 2015: $8.8 million 2016: $8 million 2017: $8.8 million Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park 2014: $12.8 million 2015: $15.6 million 2016: $18.1 million 2017: $17.9 million Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse 2015: $6.9 million 2016: $8 million 2017: $8.44 million Penn National Gaming owns the Hollywood casinos in Columbus and Toledo and the racinos near Youngstown and Dayton. Jack Entertainment, formerly Rock Gaming, owns the casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati and Jack Thistledown Racino. Hard Rock Rocksino is a joint venture between Hard Rock International and Northfield Park. Ohio casinos StatewideJanuary 2016January 2017 Revenue $65.5 million $63.9 million Table games $20.7 million $22 million Slots $44.8 million $41.9 million Daily win per slot $182 $173  Jack Cleveland Casino Revenue $17.3 million $15.1 million Table games $7.6 million $7.5 million Slots $9.8 million  $7.5 million Daily win per slot $187 $152 Jack Cincinnati Casino Revenue $15.4 million $16.2 million Table games $5 million $6.6 million Slots $10.4 million $7.5 million Daily win per slot $170 $152 Hollywood Toledo Revenue $15.3 million  $15.1 million Table games $2.6 million  $2.8 million Slots $12.7 million  $12.3 million Daily win per slot $200 $194  Hollywood Columbus Revenue $17.5 million $17.4 million Table games $5.5 million $5 million Slots $12 million $12.4 million Daily win per slot $173 $178  Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission Ohio racinos StatewideJanuary 2016 January  2017 Slots $69 million $71.3 million Daily win per slot $212 $209  Jack Thistledown Racino Slots $8 million   $ 8.8 million Daily win per slot $205 $199 Hard Rock Rocksino Slots $18.1 million $17.9 million Daily win per slot $257 $255  Hollywood Mahoning Valley Slots $8 million $8.4 million Daily win per slot $276 $276  Scioto Downs Slots $11.7 million  $11.9 million Daily win per slot $176 $172  Miami Valley Gaming Slots $10.5 million $10.8  million Daily win per slot $214 $205 Belterra Park Slots $5.8 million $5.9 million Daily win per slot $142 $139  Hollywood Dayton Slots $6.7 million $7.4 million Daily win per slot $221 $239  Source: Ohio Lottery Commission
6 points by The Plain Dealer | Casino
Proposed NJ bill would let developer reopen Revel without casino license
A New Jersey legislator is pushing for a change to the state’s gambling laws that would enable the owner of the former Revel casino to reopen it without getting a casino license.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New Jersey Atlantic City New Jersey New York City United States Casino Revel Entertainment Group Gambling Delaware
Bill introduced to lower age for legal gambling in Nevada
Buying cigarettes. Going off to war. Voting. They are things you can do at 18 years old in America. A Nevada lawmaker wants to add gambling to that list.
1544 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Legislature Legislatures Nevada Law Gambling Casino Las Vegas metropolitan area United States Congress
Vietnam allows betting on international soccer competitions
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed to place bets on international soccer competitions under a five-year pilot project. Under the decree signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that takes effect by the end of March, Vietnamese over 21 years of age will be allowed to ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Casino Gambling Poker Vietnam Vietnamese language Constitutional monarchy French Indochina Hanoi
Board: Pennsylvania casino served player 27 drink in 9 hours
MOUNT POCONO, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined a Pocono area casino $25,000 for serving a gambler 27 drinks in a nine-hour period.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Casino Gambling Commission Gaming Control Board Mount Airy Casino Resort The Poconos Poker Gaming law Bar
Newest NY casino has 2K slots, 77 table games, 1 cemetery
TYRE, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's newest casino has 2,000 slot machines, 77 table games, 12 poker tables, a food court, a concert venue — and a cemetery.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | New York New York State Thruway Slot machine Casino County Poker Syracuse New York Onondaga County New York
New Las Vegas resort Lucky Dragon to open Saturday
The Lucky Dragon will be opening Saturday night. The Asian-themed casino — located on Sahara Avenue just west of the Strip — is the first ground-up resort built near the Las Vegas Strip in ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Hotel Las Vegas Strip Nevada Casino Las Vegas Boulevard Stardust Resort & Casino Street food LV Strip
Las Vegas sports book to take first-ever wagers on e-sports
A Las Vegas sports book will take the first-ever wagers on an e-sports competition this weekend thanks to a quick administrative approval by the chairman of the state Gaming Control Board.
50 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Nevada Gambling Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada Gaming Control Board Reno Nevada Sport
Israeli national ran illegal slot machine operation in California, feds say
He goes by the name “Dino the Casino,” has a taste for expensive cars and, according to federal authorities, made millions in an illegal gambling scheme that stretched from Bakersfield to Sacramento. Nive Hagay — an Israeli national who authorities say has been living illegally in Los Angeles — was indicted...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | Casino Federal Bureau of Investigation Problem gambling Slot machine Organized crime Law enforcement agency J. Edgar Hoover United States Department of Justice
Las Vegas sports book to take wages on e-sports
A Las Vegas sports book will take the first-ever wagers on an e-sports competition this weekend thanks to a quick administrative approval by the chairman of the state Gaming Control Board.
50 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Casino Nevada Gambling Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada Gaming Control Board Reno Nevada Sport
Downtown Grand first to take bets on e-sports
The Downtown Grand is now taking bets on e-sports—becoming the first casino in the U.S. to do so — only two days after Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee recommended that the state’s regulators begin working to allow the practice in Nevada. Through William Hill, the U.K.-based company that manages the casino’s sports book, the Grand is now taking bets on the finals of the ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Casino Gambling Poker Nevada Gaming Control Board Gaming Control Board World Series of Poker Nevada Gaming law
Lucky Dragon, Las Vegas' first newly built hotel in 6 years, ready to open
A new Las Vegas hotel-casino catering to Asian travelers will welcome its first guests Saturday afternoon with little fanfare. The quiet start is unusual in the city that typically revels in splashy openings. But the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino on West Sahara Avenue about a block from the Strip...
3237 points by Los Angeles Times | Hotel Las Vegas Strip Chinese cuisine Cirque du Soleil Casino Las Vegas metropolitan area Las Vegas Nevada Asian American
Prohibition of pot use in hotel-casinos likely to continue after Question 2
Even after Question 2’s passage last week, casinos will likely avoid dealing with the marijuana industry and continue to prohibit guests from using pot on their properties, if the discussions of Nevada’s gaming ...
129 points by Las Vegas Sun | Casino Nevada Gaming Control Board Law Gaming Control Board Hotel Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada Gaming law
Keep distance from pot industry, Nevada gaming regulators advise licensees
The Nevada Gaming Commission will continue to require gaming licensees to maintain distance from the marijuana industry that is expanding in the state and will address specific issues on recreational use as they occur.
123 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Commission Casino Gaming Control Board Nevada U.S. state Regulation Government
Keep distance from pot industry, gaming regulators advise licensees
The Nevada Gaming Commission will continue to require gaming licensees to maintain distance from the marijuana industry that is expanding in the state and will address specific issues on recreational use as they occur.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Commission Casino Gaming Control Board Nevada U.S. state Regulation Government
A primer on how the state’s gaming oversight works
What are the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board?
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Nevada Gaming Control Board Nevada Gaming Commission Gaming Control Board Casino Regulation Gaming law Administrative law Gambling regulation
With business booming, Sands Bethlehem planning major expansion
Sands Casino in Bethlehem already has one of the nation's most lucrative table games rooms, but it appears ready to bet about $40 million that it can be even more successful ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Poker Casino Slot machine Gambling New Jersey New York City Video poker Backgammon
Atlantic City casino gets named Ten; 2017 opening planned
In terms of success, Atlantic City’s former Revel casino was a zero. If it had a number, it was a negative: It went bankrupt twice and then shut down in 2014. But new owner Glenn Straub hopes to swing the pendulum all the way in the other direction by renaming the casino resort Ten
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Atlantic City New Jersey Revel Entertainment Group Hotel Casino Pendulum Revel The Quarter at Tropicana
Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction
Little-regulated gambling industry afflicts significant part of Czech population, with few treatment and care options.
501 points by Al Jazeera English | Problem gambling Slot machine Gambling Addiction Casino Bookmaker Czech Republic Gamblers Anonymous
Council OK not in the cards for Umatilla poker dealer school
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - An effort to open a school for poker dealers in Umatilla has been rejected by the city council. The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/45o7GJ ) that Troy Lindstrom sought to open the Oregon Dealers Institute of the Northwest, a trade school training students to become professional dealers. ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Poker Poker dealer Pendleton Oregon Education Game Gambling Casino Poker strategy
Indiana video gambling fans to plan legislative strategy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Advocates of legalized video gambling in Indiana will plot legislative strategy this week in Indianapolis. The (Evansville) Courier-Press reports (http://bit.ly/2cOcyqo ) that the group is made up of trade organizations representing amusement and music operators, licensed beverage dealers and bowling centers. The group calls itself the Video ...
3 points by The Washington Times | Casino Indiana Gambling Evansville Indiana Illinois Law Game Poker
Perlman, former chairman and CEO of Caesars World Inc., dies at 90
Clifford Perlman, a visionary credited with bringing Wall Street money to Las Vegas and boxing matches to the Strip in the 1970s, has died at the age of 90, a month after suffering a stroke.
48 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sugar Ray Leonard Hotel Muhammad Ali Caesars Palace Casino Gambling Roberto Durán Nevada
Owner files formal petition to close Trump Taj Mahal casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Billionaire Carl Icahn's management team is asking state gambling regulators for permission to shut down the Trump Taj Mahal casino next month.His team has filed a formal petition asking the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for permission to close the casino and to approve plans to wind down table games, disconnect slot machines, store unused liquor and destroy cards, dice and gambling chips.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Taj Mahal Donald Trump New Jersey Casino Carl Icahn People from Queens American billionaires Ivana Trump
Owner files petition to close Trump Taj Mahal casino
Billionaire Carl Icahn’s management team is asking state gambling regulators for permission to shut down the casino        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Taj Mahal Donald Trump New Jersey Copyright Casino Carl Icahn People from Queens American billionaires