Casino and Gambling news stories from Jun 2008

Kansas high court upholds states gambling law - Monday 30th of June 2008

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a gambling law allowing state-owned casinos and slot parlors is constitutional, upholding a previous ruling on the law.The case was filed in 2007 by former Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison on behalf ....


Wild Rose Casino opens its doors - Monday 30th of June 2008

Clinton Area residents eagerly awaiting a glimpse inside Iowa’s first true land-based casino finally got their chance as the Wild Rose Casino & Resort opened its doors to customers Friday for the first time.According to Wild Rose Marketing Manager ....


Underbelly gangsters banned from casinos, racetracks - Monday 30th of June 2008

A HUGE rogues gallery of gangsters, thugs, drug dealers and loan sharks - including Underbelly identities Mick Gatto and Carl Williams - are among a secret group of Australians banned from casino and racetrack venues.The Daily Telegraph can reveal th....


US firm in secret bid to open UK casinos - Monday 30th of June 2008

The Las Vegas-based firm wants to capitialise on the Governments plans to build 16 new casinos and has hired Insight Public Affairs in an attempt to win over ministers. The move is revealed in the latest register compiled by the Association of Profes....


Aspers Casino opens in Northampton today - Monday 30th of June 2008

Charity fundraisers, loyalty cards and live entertainment are the carrots being offered by the new £10million Aspers Casino in Northampton to draw in customers when it finally opens tomorrow (26) at noon. Although there are already three casinos in ....


Would-be casino developer forges ahead - Monday 30th of June 2008

Bidding to be first in line when and if the state approves expanded gaming, Northeast Resorts Group is continuing to develop plans for a resort casino in the Hicks-Logan neighborhood.“We think it’s going to happen and we want to be ready when it ....


Asian casinos boom - Monday 30th of June 2008

Alan Silver returned from the G2E Asia conference in Macau, China, with a set of souvenir glass playing cards, hundreds of photos and the belief that the Asian casinos will surpass the revenue of United States casinos in a few years.G2E held June 2-4....


Smoking fines dont deter casinos - Monday 30th of June 2008

Two casinos in Cripple Creek continue to allow smoking indoors despite receiving citations last week for violating the statewide ban. Despite receiving $200 fines June 18, Bronco Billys and Midnight Rose are allowing smokers to light up because they ....


Crown denies Packers role in Philippine casino project - Tuesday 24th of June 2008

JAMES Packers role in a proposed $1.5 billion casino development in the Philippines now appears to be on a knife edge, following his offices denial of speculation yesterday that a deal was only weeks away from being finalised.The South China Morning ....


Sheldon Adelsons ties said to have eased Macao casino bid - Tuesday 24th of June 2008

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson landed Chinese government support in his quest for a lucrative gaming franchise in Macao in 2001 after relaying assurances from a Republican Party boss that a congressional measure opposing Beijings bid for the 2008 Olympi....


Mt. Airy Casino Resort Closes Due to Power Outage and Reopens Under Watchful Eye of the PA Gaming Control Board - Tuesday 24th of June 2008

Mount Airy Casino Resort reopened for business today after a severe thunderstorm Saturday evening interrupted power to the non-casino areas of the facility and led to the evacuation of the entire facility including the casino floor.Paul Resch, Acting....


Senator Steve Fielding wants to shrink pokie jackpots - Monday 23rd of June 2008

POKIES prizes would be limited to a maximum of $1000 under a plan to combat problem gambling in Australia.Family First Senator Steve Fielding will this week introduce a Bill into Parliament to restrict prizes and limit the amount punters can bet on p....


One third of Hong Kong parents have gambling habit, says survey - Monday 23rd of June 2008

One third of Hong Kong parents have a gambling habit and regularly bet on horse racing and soccer matches, a survey published Monday claimed. The survey, carried out by an education concern group, also found that two thirds of the 864 parents intervi....


Goas offshore casinos in troubled waters - Monday 23rd of June 2008

Indias big gaming operator Creative Gaming Solutions, a subsidiary of Pan India Network Infravest Pvt Ltd, the promoters of Playwin, recently announced plans to launch "South Asias biggest offshore casino" appropriately named the Maharajah Casino, fr....


500 evacuated from casino - Monday 23rd of June 2008

MORE than 500 people were evacuated from Adelaides SkyCity casino after a small fire ignited in a wall space last night.A transformer, situated between the central marble hall and a toilet, overheated and sparked the fire just before 7pm.A smoke dete....


Casino industry hedges its bets to survive in a changing world - Monday 23rd of June 2008

THEY are associated with style and glamour for those with plenty of cash and an appetite for risk.But Britains casinos are facing more mundane pressures as they deal with a combination of gambling taxes, the smoking ban and changes to gaming legislat....


Ladbrokes Loses Dutch Court Ruling Over Online Bets - Monday 23rd of June 2008

Ladbrokes Plc, the worlds largest publicly traded gaming company, cant offer gambling in the Netherlands without a permit, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled. The Harrow, England-based company violated Dutch law by allowing national residents to place bet....


Internet betting ‘set to take lion’s share’ - Monday 2nd of June 2008

THE new online head of the region’s biggest independent bookies has confidently predicted the internet will take the lion’s share of its business within seven years.Durham-based Pagebet has taken on Mark Irvine as director of remote betting as pa....


New casinos prepare to open at Indiana horse tracks - Monday 2nd of June 2008

Two new casinos have each tentatively scheduled openings in the next two weeks. At Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, horses will no longer be the only thing to gamble on."Im feeling some elation that we got to this point and ....


Sharks fin wont be on menu at massive casino resort - Monday 2nd of June 2008

Sharks fin will not be served in the restaurants of a massive casino resort being built on Singapores Sentosa island, but the controversial delicacy will be available to high rollers. The decision by Resorts World at Sentosa is meant to highlight the....


£260m new look for the waterside - Monday 2nd of June 2008

A £260m waterside development including a casino, entertainment, office and living space is to be launched in Leeds. Clarence Dock will be officially launched to the public in September this year. It will include more than 1.2 million sq ft of enter....


Settlement of casino case saved country $1.4 billion - officials - Monday 2nd of June 2008

The government has reached the best deal possible with minimal losses in its settlement on the casino agreement with the British company Oasis Holding Investment Ltd., senior officials said on Tuesday.Through the settlement, the government managed to....