November 10, 2011 111110
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Jersey will start sports betting push Monday
ATLANTIC CITY -- Hoping to avoid a long, costly legal battle over
whether New Jerseyans should be able to bet on sports, U.S. Rep. Frank
Pallone Jr. said he will introduce a bill Monday giving the state an
immediate exemption from a federal ban on sports betting.
Legal sports betting could help New Jersey, Atlantic City
While this process faces a long fight in federal court, there are two
good reasons to endorse it — to give Atlantic City an edge on casinos
that have popped up in Pennsylvania, Delaware and other states, and to
tap into the hundreds of billions of dollars wagered through online
sports books, office pools and organized crime.
Pennsylvania casinos bank on N.J. bettors
Pennsylvania casinos are cashing in on their proximity to northern New
Jersey, with Garden State gamblers spending hundreds of millions of
dollars there and pumping tens of millions of dollars into state
lawyer doubtful of legal online poker anytime soon
I. Nelson Rose, a distinguished senior professor at the Whittier Law
School in Costa Mesa, Calif., said he’s pessimistic about the passage
of legislation because federal lawmakers this session have demonstrated
they can’t come to an agreement on any significant legislation.
close bank tied to Internet poker, fraud case
A small Utah bank tied to a Las Vegas fraud lawsuit and April’s
Internet poker crackdown failed on Friday. SunFirst Bank in St. George,
Utah, was closed by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions,
which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver.
rejects Wynn tip-pooling policy; company to appeal
LAS VEGAS - Steve Wynn’s revolutionary policy of requiring hundreds of
card dealers to share tips with supervisors does not comply with Nevada
law, a state judge has ruled.
gambling regulator calls new casino plan 'pile of junk' ...
CHICAGO - The state's top gambling regulator today said a revised
gambling package being considered by lawmakers is "a pile of junk" that
does little to address concerns outlined by Gov. Pat Quinn.
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Rare Victory for Quinn as Gambling Bill Fails
Gov. Pat Quinn scored a victory Wednesday night during an otherwise
difficult fall session by helping to defeat a controversial gambling
expansion bill in the Illinois House.
owner says property has been sold
RENO - The owner of Boomtown Hotel and Casino west of Reno today said
the property has been sold in two separate transactions for an
estimated $22.2 million. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment said it
has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the casino-resort to M1
Gaming Reno LLC and SJP
Reno Property LLC for $12.9 million.
in Strip hotel rape kept clothing from attack, police say
LAS VEGAS - In the aftermath of such a brutal crime, the employee hopes
Bally's management will review the property's security measures.
Pius Heinz aces World Series of Poker Main Event -- German is fourth
consecutive Final Table champion to be 22 years old or younger
LAS VEGAS - Pius Heinz’s mother rushed down to the Penn & Teller
Theater lobby with outstretched arms ready for a congratulatory embrace
approximately 15 minutes after her son won the 2011 World Series of
Poker Main Event.
Atlantic City casino regulations enter final phase
The final phase of a sweeping overhaul to Atlantic City casino
regulations is under way, with the state Division of Gaming Enforcement
announcing Monday new standards for accounting controls, gaming
equipment and even new rules for certain games.
Sands Singapore agrees to pay jackpot after woman files complaint
SINGAPORE — Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore casino has agreed to pay a
$326,000 jackpot to a woman who claimed the resort initially disputed
How could we advise casinos to skip China's market potential?
VANCOUVER, B.C. - When news broke that the Christy Clark government was
officially warning B.C. businesses not to market "casinos, gambling and
gay tourism" in China, it came as a surprise to Howard Blank over at
the River Rock.
Implosions a thing of the past? Maybe! -- 5 casinos with a serious
LAS VEGAS - Not too long ago, reworking a property on the Strip began
with a demolition crew and a plume of dust. But the recession has
changed the equation as evidenced, most recently, by the Clark County
Commission signing off on a major renovation of the Sahara.
tourism up, gambling down again in September
Las Vegas attracted more visitors in September compared with the same
month a year ago, helped by a whopping 49% jump in convention
IRS agent pleads guilty to prostitution charge
A retired IRS agent who once investigated a fugitive Nevada brothel
boss and was partners in a failed rural Nevada bordello venture pleaded
guilty Wednesday to transporting a California woman across state lines
to commit prostitution.
to revive Gaming Policy Committee
Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he would revive the 11-member Gaming
Policy Committee to advise regulators, legislators and him on how
Nevada can maintain its edge as the leader of gaming regulatory policy
at a time when technology is expanding industry boundaries.
gunmen stage heist at Barona Casino
LAKESIDE, CA — Authorities are searching for four masked gunmen who
staged a daring robbery at the Barona Casino early Wednesday after
possibly setting a nearby home ablaze as a distraction.
Who will get the signatures – Gallegly, Santa Barbara supervisors, or
SACRAMENTO - The community is a buzz with the latest regarding “Camp 4”
– the 1,400 acres in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley owned by the
Chumash Casino tribe (Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians).
Apparently, the Chumash Casino tribal government is using new tactics
to undermine residents’ opposition to their plans to take the 1,400
acres under their control.
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