August 23, 2007
Compiled by Al
Four shot after brawl
on the Strip ...
Four bystanders were hit by gunfire on the Strip early Sunday morning,
after a brawl involving about 20 men erupted outside a restaurant near
Flamingo Road, Las Vegas police said.
... Police suspect links to gangs -- Strip brawl involved locals,
Locals with gang ties are likely to blame for the Sunday morning brawl
on the Strip that ended with four bystanders suffering from gunshot
wounds, Las Vegas police said Monday.
Caesars Palace has agreed to pay $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment
and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission on behalf of eight employees, the federal agency
announced Monday. The lawsuit alleged that male supervisors at the
Strip resort forced seven female kitchen workers to have sex on the
threat of being fired.
Online gambling case pits Antigua against U.S. and challenges WTO
It is a clash that at once challenges Washington's attempt to prohibit
online gambling while simultaneously testing the ability of the WTO to
enforce its own standards.
Atlantic City council fuming over Trump's criticism of smoking ban
Donald Trump's attempt to repeal Atlantic City's partial casino smoking
ban has infuriated City Council and could revive an effort to prohibit
gamblers from lighting up altogether, two members said Monday.
Tropicana cuts 33 security guards; adds to hundreds of layoffs
Tropicana Casino and Resort has cut its security staff and would
have fired even more workers if New Jersey gaming regulators had not
taken the rare step of blocking some of the layoffs to protect public
Boyd to pay fine --
Family members say punishment lacking for deaths of their loved ones
The job sounded simple enough: Climb into the manhole, cut open a pipe
and fix the clog causing the sewage backup.
Hooters deal still
The proposed sale of Hooters Hotel is being slowed by the turbulent
debt market, according to the developer who has an agreement to
purchase the property.
Sierra might see culinary strike
Members of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 employed at Reno's Grand
Sierra Resort will vote later this month on a measure that could lead
to a strike, union officials said.
At a recent gathering in Reno, a group of young business leaders heard
a disturbing but likely unsurprising message: The city has been left
out of the post-1989 national gambling boom.
All Hat And No Cattle by I.
This is the story of a casino that will never exist. In the computer
industry, when a company announces that it is developing some great new
software, but nothing is ever actually produced, they call it
vaporware. In the gaming industry, we have vaporcasinos.
Palm Beach Princess gambling ship line lays off 60
The Palm Beach Princess day-cruise line laid off 60 employees on
Monday, despite receiving a break on its payments to the Port of Palm
Beach last week.
Gambler at Indiana casino wasn't betting on soiled seat
Compulsive gamblers sometimes wear adult diapers to avoid having to
leave a slot machine or gaming table where they expect a payoff, the
experts say. If they don’t come prepared, they sometimes “just pee in
the seat,” said Arnie Wexler, a recovered gambling addict who operates
a gambling hotline and counseling service in New Jersey. “It’s not
something the industry really likes to talk about.”
Casino to gambler: Heads we win, tails you lose
... Read ... "What happens at Elgin casino stays at Elgin casino, man
finds" and tell me whether you think Nick Del Giudice, 34,
deserves the approximately $22,000 he won at the craps table at the
Grand Victoria Casino last year and whether he should be found guilty
Stripper wife of
top Wendover cop busted on drug charge
along with a casino dealer
Narcotics detectives arrested the wife of the Wendover police chief
while investigating drug sales at the club where she strips.
Arena plan unveiled --
Harrah's, AEG to build facility for NHL, NBA
Plans unveiled Wednesday outline a new sports and entertainment arena
off the Strip, a facility to be built without taxpayer dollars jointly
by Harrah's Entertainment and AEG, the biggest worldwide player in
sports facilities and events.
The Casino, the Mayor's Son, and the Shuffle That May Have Suckered
Once thought of as political operative material, Jacob Nickels was part
of a nationwide casino-cheating ring, prosecutors say.
Dubai buys into Strip -- Dubai World pays $5.1 billion for half of
MGM Mirage's $5.1 billion deal to sell half of its CityCenter
development and a nearly 10 percent stake in the casino operator to
Dubai World, a holding company for the Persian Gulf state, is more than
just another joint venture investment.
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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