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Orleans restaurant worker helped plan robbery against manager -- Man
was stabbed during Monday morning robbery in parking lot
LAS VEGAS - An employee at an Orleans Hotel & Casino restaurant
told Metro Police she drove to her manager's car in the parking lot,
then an accomplice waited for the manager to come out with a bank
deposit and stabbed him while trying to take the money.
board postpones vote on revoking Foxwoods license
HARRISBURG - For enforcement lawyers with the Pennsylvania Gaming
Control Board, the Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia should
be judged on what it is today: broke and overdue.
Harrah's steps in with plan to revive, operate Foxwoods Casino
PHILADELPHIA - For the second time in six months, local investors in
the proposed Foxwoods Casino will present state gaming regulators with
a new partner and a plan to revive the stalled South Philadelphia
MGM, Dubai World Refinancing $1.8 Billion CityCenter Bank Loan
MGM Resorts International and Dubai World, owners of the CityCenter
development on the Las Vegas Strip, are seeking to refinance the
property’s $1.8 billion loan to extend maturities.
Two CityCenter projects begin branding efforts
Two of CityCenter's developments, the centerpiece Aria and the
nongaming Vdara and condominium project, have begun national branding
reached in wage case involving Las Vegas adult clubs
Attorneys around the country can't seem to agree on how to require
topless and nude dancing clubs to pay entertainers the minimum wage and
overtime in compliance with state and federal laws.
Don’t bet on Las Vegas Strip comeback in 2011
While some industry observers point to recent increases in gambling
revenue, tourism traffic and room rates as a sign that a recovery is
under way, analysts at CB Richard Ellis in Las Vegas are popping that
balloon, calling such figures a temporary aberration and forecasting
earnings declines for most Strip’s casinos next year.
at Hard Rock’s Rehab pool caused by drowning, intoxication
The death of an Oregon man in late August at the Hard Rock Hotel's
Rehab pool was caused by a combination of drowning and ethanol
intoxication, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.
Details DUI Arrest of Palms Owner George Maloof
LAS VEGAS -- The report detailing the arrest of Palms Casino
Resort owner George Maloof Jr. has been released by police. Maloof was
arrested for drunken driving a few weeks ago near his Spanish Trail
rejects chance to purchase all of Borgata
Boyd Gaming Corp. said Monday it isn't turning its back on Atlantic
City, even though it turned down a chance to buy the 2,800-room Borgata
outright because it believes there are better investment opportunities
outside the troubled gaming market.
Gaming seeks to raise $500 million
Boyd Gaming Corp. wants to raise $500 million to pay off or refinance
some of its existing debt. The Las Vegas-based casino operator said in
a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Tuesday that
it was offering $500 million of eight-year senior notes in a private
placement transaction, subject to market, regulatory and other
Station casino receives 5-year extension
RENO - A proposed hotel-casino development off Mount Rose Highway was
given a five-year extension by the Reno City Council on Wednesday to
Reno casinos grapple with gambling downturn
RENO — The Siena Hotel Spa Casino abruptly closed its doors. Boomtown
Hotel and Casino is rumored to be on the market.
tribe barricades disputed property
SAN DIEGO - For years, the Rincon tribe has tried to get the owner to
comply with its regulations using the Intertribal Court of Southern
California, but Donius has rejected the court's authority over his
"giveaway" of Pinnacle's Atlantic City land, company says
ATLANTIC CITY - Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. will not sacrifice its
Atlantic City land for a cheap price and may consider using the site
for a boutique-style casino, the company's chief executive says.
Former MTR Gaming exec approved as CEO for Trump Casinos
ATLANTIC CITY — Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. will "fix our house in
Atlantic City" and then look to expand into other gaming markets as
part of its post-bankruptcy restructuring plan, the company's incoming
chief executive said.
Casino vet, ex-regulator has plan for Resorts
ATLANTIC CITY — His efforts to root out mob influence in Las Vegas
gambling halls were immortalized in the Martin Scorcese film "Casino."
As head of Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino and Resort, he pitted a
tic-tac-toe-playing chicken against customers and used billboards of
Fidel Castro to hype a Cuban-themed shopping and dining mall.
named at gaming companies after bankruptcy
New CEOs and boards of directors have been named for two Las
Vegas-based casino operators as they emerge from bankruptcy.
workers sue Wynn over tip pooling
Nevada Labor Commissioner Michael Tanchek has upheld the groundbreaking
Wynn Las Vegas policy of requiring casino dealers to share tips with
managers -- but that hasn't stopped attorneys and workers from
challenging that and similar arrangements.
foils holdup at a casino in Havre
GREAT FALLS - A Havre man found himself in the middle of an armed
casino robbery early Tuesday morning and managed to scare the masked
robber off with what he called "the Crocodile Dundee trick."
Cosmopolitan chief reveals more details about new resort
With only about 45 days until the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas opens,
Chief Executive John Unwin is still slowly revealing facets of the $3.9
Harry Reid, Sharron Angle polar opposites with views of economy
With early voting under way in the race that will serve as the nation’s
No. 1 referendum on Washington’s response to the recession, the
Clintonian adage “It’s the economy, stupid” seems like a gross
understatement. Nevadans have been thrust front and center as they
decide whether to keep Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or replace him
with Sharron Angle.
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
by Bill Zender
provides contrarian solutions to common gaming management issues.
It is must reading for
patrons and casino employees.
Bill Zender knows the art of casino management. In addition to having
worked in, managed, and owned casinos for decades, Zender has also been
an enforcement agent for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, as well as
spent time as an advantage player, exploiting the vulnerabilities of
casinos from the civilian side of the tables. Today, he travels the
globe consulting for the international casino industry.
In Casino-ology, Zender
argues against excessive card-counter and
shuffle-tracker countermeasures in favor of hand production to increase
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they.re made out to be. He details the dangers of customer-service
breaches; ill-conceived non-negotiable-chip programs; and past-posting,
marked-card, and false-shuffle scams. He addresses player tracking
systems, 6-5 payouts for blackjacks, the subtleties of marketing to
Asian customers, nuances of the derivative pit games, even the science
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By challenging long-cherished conventions, Casino-ology provides
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Beat the Players - Casinos, Cops and the
Game Inside the Game by Bob Nersesian
book should be read by everyone who sets foot in a casino: average
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Nersesian is an attorney who represents victims of casino wrongdoing
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