2009 August 15 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Fairmount Park, other tracks in a horse race for Illinois gambling dollars
On a recent Tuesday, as Rhonda Hurt strolled past penny slots at the M Resort in Henderson, Nev., a pair of gold signs left her agape. One read Vice Shop and marked a gift store shilling $46 hoodies and bottles of Miller Lite. The other read Pharmacy ‘ and it really was a pharmacy. The American Gaming Association said it knew of nothing quite like the M Resort pharmacy, where about 8,000 slot …
The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA will have their day in court to argue against Delaware’s intention to launch sports betting on September 1. On Friday, the leagues asked for and received an expedited appeal from Theodore A. McKee, a …
Mashantucket - Month-over-month comparisons continue to be the bane of casino executives. By that standard, Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods experienced a 13.1 percent decline in slot-machine winnings last month compared to July 2008. But, Michael Speller, president of Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprises, the entity that operates the casinos, noted Friday that the casinos’ …
CHAMPAIGN – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Schillerstrom says the Legislature should rescind the law that legalized video poker in Illinois and should find another revenue source to help pay for the $31 billion statewide construction bill.
SUMNER — The 23rd annual Sumner Daze Festival in Gratiot County offers activities for the family Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16.
Several local community leaders say there are no immediate plans to outlaw video gambling in their towns, despite recent bans passed in Rochester and municipalities near Chicago.
There is plenty of action to keep bettors busy all day, with six NFL games, five WNBA games, along with a full slate of baseball action.
Associated Press Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Strapped for cash and unable to make loan payments since October, America’s first casino to open outside Las Vegas wants to hand itself over to its lenders.