Casino and Gambling news stories from Jul 2008

Las Vegas feels the pinch as US economy slows - Monday 21st of July 2008

Casino owners in Las Vegas have been warned that Americas economic slowdown had left the gambling mecca facing "its most severe downturn ever". Challenging the resort citys traditional boast that it was virtually recession-proof, shares in companies ....


Paper-based gambling made legal in Indiana bars - Monday 21st of July 2008

It’s an extra source of income which some bars and pubs have been cashing in on illegally for years.But as of yesterday pull tabs can be sold legally at your local tavern.About 450 bars and taverns in Indiana have received or are in line to receive....


Spiderman gambling ad banned by ASA - Monday 21st of July 2008

The ad watchdog today banned an internet ad for a gambling website because it depicted Spiderman and would appeal to children.The ad, for onlinegamblerweb.com, appeared on another website, MacFormat, which has an average user age of 41.The Advertisin....


Gambling Mecca for Day-Trippers - Monday 21st of July 2008

Atlantic City, N.J., now celebrating the 30th year of legalized gambling along its boardwalk, is fighting for its future. Facing stiff competition for the citys bread-and-butter day-trippers, developers are betting billions on new hotel rooms, hoping....


Crystal Palace Casino forced to make adjustments - Monday 21st of July 2008

One local gaming house has already started to adjust to the sluggish market. The Crystal Palace Casino has now been forced to make adjustments to its operating hours, something its owners attribute to a falloff in the number of tourists coming to pla....


A flicker of hope at dormant casino - Monday 21st of July 2008

Slot machines flickered to life Wednesday at the Moulin Rouge, the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, which hasnt operated as a functioning business since 1955. The machines, 16 in two rows in abandoned office space along Bonanza Road, di....


Bookie sells stakes to re-take control - Tuesday 1st of July 2008

BOOKMAKER Neville Porter has sold its remaining oncourse betting pitches in its battle out of administration.The County Durham company announced it had sold its two lucrative Irish stakes - which were at one time described as the key to the firms suc....


Gambling on a new resort in Catskills - Tuesday 1st of July 2008

As work crews smash apart the Concord Hotel — the biggest of the old, empty Borscht Belt resorts — developer Louis Cappelli surveys the rubble and sees a new shot at glory for the Catskills.Over the rumble of demolition, Cappelli talks about a $1....


Water Club leads new trend of non-gambling hotels - Tuesday 1st of July 2008

Its got tons of marble, an $18,000-a-week floral budget, five swimming pools and a spa-in-the-sky. About the only thing you wont be able to do in The Water Club is gamble. The new boutique hotel next to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the first of ....