June 15, 2007
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More Online Gambling Legislation Introduced
The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative announced its support
for the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act,
introduced today by Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA). The bill would
create a taxation regime for online gambling companies to be licensed
under the recently introduced Internet Gambling Regulation and
Enforcement Act (H.R. 2046).
bill looks like a long shot -- Bettors mixed on merits of sports
wagering; lawmakers say it's not a priority
It looks as if people may need to wait a little longer before they can
place bets on sporting events at a Delaware racino, even though a House
committee released a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting in Delaware.
N.J. casinos fight rising competition by raising comps
Bad news for casinos has so far meant good news for gamblers. Revenues
at the city's 11 casinos declined by 5.5 percent in May, marking the
fourth month out of five this year that the take was down from the
Casinos lift ban
against software pioneer
Harrah's casinos has lifted its ban against the man who wrote the first
version of Microsoft Word.
Court decision goes against San Manuel casino
A federal appeals court has refused to revisit a decision by a
three-judge panel involving the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that
could have broad implications for tribal sovereignty and labor
Jr. to run Fitzgeralds Reno
Fitzgeralds hotel-casino downtown should continue operating under the
direction of the mayor's son, Rob Cashell Jr., once new owners take
over in October, officials said Tuesday.
casinos won't get tax breaks
For the second consecutive session, small casinos failed to get a tax
break passed in the Nevada Legislature.
Hellmuth the first to earn 11 World Series of Poker bracelets
The prize money Phil Hellmuth collected Tuesday after winning his
record 11th World Series of Poker championship nearly equaled the
paycheck he earned in 1989 when he captured his first title.
New Frontier owners
to seek funding; hotel to close July 15
A spokeswoman for the New Frontier said Tuesday the 984-room
Western-themed hotel-casino will close at midnight July 15.
tracks casino cheaters -- Tulane offers free symposium
Griffin Investigations is based in Las Vegas but the company has eyes
all over the world, including the Gulf Coast, watching for casino
Debate wages on over table games' defeat
Jefferson County's casino table games referendum is over, but the level
of debate stayed high Sunday as a Charles Town Races & Slots
official lashed out at opponents like Del. John Doyle and
Shepherdstown, W.Va., residents over the defeat of the games.
Area Residents React to Table Games
They're not going to waste any time, and they have a mandate from the
voters, too. More than 13,000 Ohio County residents went to the polls
and passed the table games referendum by a two-to-one-margin.
N.J.'s top casino regulator nominated to new term
he head of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission has been nominated
by Gov. Jon S. Corzine to a new five-year term overseeing Atlantic
City's $5.2 billion gaming industry.
Downtown casinos: Race
The Vegas Grand Prix attracted tens of thousands of fans and a global
television audience to downtown, but it didn't do much to revive the
stagnant Fremont Street-based gambling market.
Jeff Haney on a presidential hopeful from the Las Vegas Valley who
hopes to parlay a 2008 Libertarian campaign into a serious run some
time down the road
"I want Wayne Root to become the new face of the Libertarian Party,"
Root said at his home in the Anthem section of Henderson. "The
Libertarian Party has always had good ideas, but it needs someone who's
a great communicator, someone who can raise money, someone who is a
salesman. That's where I come in."
Dems back gambling-rich Indians’ greedy wars of expansion
State Senator Gloria Romero has written and is carrying an onerous
piece of legislation titled “Unlawful Entry: Tribal Land” that would
allow California Indian tribes to issue stiff fines against non-tribal
members entering what are called “Indian Lands.” The uninitiated here
might be scratching their heads asking: Exactly what problem does this
bill solve? Aren’t “non-tribal members” just the usual endless flow of
pasty-faced patsies hurriedly tooling through the rez eagerly trying to
get to the slot machines? Or has there been some unreported invasion of
Indian holdings by a Palm Springs cattle-rustling gang?
Should casinos be judged for reaching out to Asians?
It is not a secret that casinos have been investing a lot of resources
into catering to their Asian clients, but should it be acceptable for
them to actively and aggressively try to pull Asians into their gaming
plans to expand
The United Auburn Indian Community revealed plans Thursday to build a
hotel bigger than anything existing in the Sacramento region -- a
Grove looks at casino deal
Here we go again. Garden Grove, perennially in the game to boost its
troubled finances, is again talking to an Indian tribe about bringing a
Las Vegas-style casino to a downtown district a few miles from
lays off 12 more -- Broken promises anger Weinzapfel
Twelve more Casino Aztar employees were laid off Thursday, prompting a
pointed response from Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel, who said the latest
cuts broke yet another commitment by the casino's owner.
Job cuts continue at Tropicana in Atlantic City
Tropicana Casino and Resort has slashed 55 positions, mainly in the
supervisory and management ranks, as its new owner continues an
aggressive layoff program that has drawn objections from New Jersey
gaming regulators. The job cuts add to the hundreds of layoffs made by
Columbia Sussex Corp. since the Kentucky-based company bought out
Tropicana's former owner, Aztar Corp., on Jan. 3.
A glimmer of gold for downtown -- Golden Nugget reports first-quarter
In the stagnant sea of mediocrity that is downtown Las Vegas, the
Golden Nugget is doing more than just staying afloat. The largest
casino downtown, along with a sister Golden Nugget in Laughlin, is
managing to turn a profit for its corporate owners.
Dome's pullout leaves Neonopolis a house of cards
In another blow to Neonopolis' future, the Poker Dome, a custom-built
facility that hosted nationally televised tournaments, plans to move
out of the struggling downtown complex this summer, leaving Las Vegas
trying to revive the mall with one less card in its hand.
The Bear Growls
Long-time Las Vegas-based advantage player, casino critic, and frequent
contributor LVBear offers his opinions on things that sometimes go
wrong in the world of casinos.
Current and past growls can be read and comments posted at LVBear's
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