Casino and Gambling news stories from Jun 2007

Bally, oldest gambling company, turns 75 - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

The company immortalized in The Whos 1969 song, "Pinball Wizard," has turned a wizened 75 — and perhaps more importantly turned the corner in its return to its game maker roots. Bally Technologies Inc., mentioned in the Pete Townshend lyric, "the Bal....


Costs nightmare for Packers City of Dreams casino - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

JAMES Packers Macau gaming joint venture, Melco PBL Entertainment, has taken on more debt to help fund climbing construction costs for its City of Dreams casino complex on the Cotai strip.The cost of building and designing the project, which includes....


CASINO PLAN FLOATS INTO PLACE - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

Workers are seaming together pieces of a new Horseshoe casino platform, after the last two of six modules were floated into the Hammond Marina.The completed platform will be 320 feet by 564 feet, nearly as big as two football fields and six times the....


Five months after act passed, casino regulations still to be formulated - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

Exactly five months after the government used its majority to rush an amendment to legalise casino gambling through Parliament, despite resistance from the religious community and the parliamentary opposition, the regulations to govern the operationa....


Bets back on for casino - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

MANCHESTERS supercasino bid is back on track after a legal challenge claiming new casinos would be unfair to existing venues was thrown out.The British Casino Association (BCA) had claimed plans for 17 new casinos - including a Las Vegas-style casino....


New gaming deal could give Ontario natives $2.5-billion - Tuesday 19th of June 2007

Ontarios aboriginal communities could get $2.5-billion over the next 20 years under a new proposed deal to share revenue from provincial lotteries and casinos.Provincial negotiators say the deal — if its ratified by Ontario chiefs on June 18 — would ....


Casinos lift ban against software pioneer - Tuesday 12th of June 2007

Harrahs casinos has lifted its ban against the man who wrote the first version of Microsoft Word. Richard Brodie had written in his blog last month that the casino company had barred him from a Las Vegas poker tournament and from all of its casinos. ....


Ballys dealers approve union by wide margin - Monday 4th of June 2007

Casino dealers at Ballys Atlantic City voted emphatically in favor of forming a union Sunday in what both sides considered a pivotal vote in the unionization effort at the resorts 11 casinos.The vote by full- and part-time dealers, dual-rate dealers,....


Govt against casinos - Monday 4th of June 2007

MINISTER in the Ministry of Finance, Conrad Enill, reaffirmed the Government’s opposition to casino gambling as he moved an umbrella Finance Bill in the House of Representatives on Friday.The Bill amends the 1963 Gambling and Betting Act to specifica....


B.C. lotto president fired - Monday 4th of June 2007

The president of the British Columbia Lottery Corp. has been fired after a week of criticism over lax security measures to ensure that B.C. lottery winners arent ripped off by ticket sellers.On Friday, the board of directors behind the B.C. Lotto Cor....


Tourism and Gaming - Monday 4th of June 2007

One of the tasks that I always liked as a business reporter covering major public casino operators was listening in to the companies quarterly conference calls with investors and analysts. The calls typically take place on the same day the companies ....


Smoking Ban Now Extends To Casinos - Monday 4th of June 2007

Its official. Colorado casinos will be going smoke-free on Jan. 1Gov. Bill Ritter signed that bill into law, among 14 other measures, Friday afternoon.House Bill 1269 expands the statewide ban to include casinos, which had been exempt. The bill cover....


All bets are off for Solihull casino plans - Monday 4th of June 2007

Solihulls casino plans are under further threat after the Government insisted they could not go ahead until the issue of a "supercasino" is settled.It means plans will remain in limbo until a battle between Manchester and Blackpool has been resolved.....


Where have the lottery millions gone? - Monday 4th of June 2007

Its been said that, statistically, one has a greater chance of being struck by lightning than of winning the national lottery. But every week, millions of people buy millions of rands worth of tickets. As one regular player told the Mail & Guardian O....