2008 May 14 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
U.S. gamblers left behind a record $34.1 billion in the nation’s 467 commercial casinos in 2007, up 5.3 percent over 2006, an industry trade group reported Wednesday.
BOSTON The Massachusetts House dealt casino gambling a stinging defeat two months ago, but the fight is not over in the Senate.
HALFWAY While reviewing the past Maryland General Assembly session Wednesday, some of Washington County’s state representatives talked a little about what lies ahead.
BOSTON - Senate Republicans launched a new effort today to approve resort casinos, pledging to use the state budget to force a vote on the issue. The effort came after Senate leaders unveiled a $28 billion state budget that relies heavily on reserves and tax increases to remain in balance.
Wed, May 14, 2008 (5:42 p.m.) A gambling industry report says Americans spent more money gambling in 2007 than on movie tickets or candy. But it says the steady growth of commercial casinos in the last decade could be hurt next year by a slumping economy.
Wed, May 14, 2008 (5:42 p.m.) Americans spent more money gambling in 2007 than on movie tickets or candy, but the steady growth of commercial casinos in the past decade could take a hit next year because of a slumping economy and setbacks in building new places to play.
The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday regarding the gambling appeal between the attorney general and the Kansas Lottery.
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The state’s budget woes could bolster efforts by the gaming industry to expand gambling in Delaware. Video Lottery Advisory Council chairman Edward Sutor says allowing table games, such as craps, at the Delaware slots casinos could generate an additional $42 million per year for the state and create 750 jobs.