Casino and Gambling news stories from Mar 2008

Vladivostok is Likely to Lose Gambling Area - Wednesday 26th of March 2008

Vladivostok is likely to lose gambling areas in Russkiy Island. The Head of Russian Union of Manufactures and Businessmen (RSPP) Alexander SHOKHIN offered to put off construction of gambling areas in Russia for 5 years, no less. "Time fixed by law is....


Will there be enough Sporeans for casino jobs? - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

THREE out of four jobs at its casino have been pledged to Singaporeans but this is a quota the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort may not be able to fulfil, said the founder of Singapores latest casino training school..The reason: Not enough locals a....


Don’t ruin our social lives: Save bingo halls - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

Many elderly and female players say a visit to the bingo is a social lifeline for them where they can meet friends in a safe, warm and friendly environment.But 43 clubs across the country have closed in the last 14 months alone and a study says a fur....


$3 Casino Rama bet nets $8.9M jackpot - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

Steady play on a slot machine for under an hour won Anna Falco a record $9 million on the weekend.The 53-year-old woman from Woodbridge was playing the Megabucks machine at Casino Rama on Saturday. Her husband Franco arrived to share in her triumph. ....


The billion-dollar men of betting - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

PUNTING with TAB Sportsbet this year will reach the previously unthinkable mark of $1 billion. Thats one billion dollars. Thats $50 bet by every Australian. But skyrocketing turnover is only part of the story at Australias biggest bookmaking agency.O....


Macao rises as gambling mecca - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

At 11 in the morning, six Asian men sit hunched over baccarat tables in a room with hardwood floors, plush carpets and paintings of European landscapes.Amid clouds of smoke they place bets that start at $1,300 per hand and can rise to more than $250,....


Lottery winner George Wass married to his sister Alice - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

A married couple who won £5.3million on the lotto are brother and sister.George and Alice Wass share the same mother from different relationships.The couple, who live in a caravan on an East London tip, met in 1983 when she traced her family roots. ....


Casinos lucky days running out - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

long-held belief in the casino industry is no matter how bad the economy gets, gamblers will somehow come up with the cash and keep making trips to the casinos. For proof, one had to look no further than the aftermath of 9/11, when the casino industr....


Wyandotte Nation may build Kansas casino - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering acquiring 11 acres in suburban Wichita from the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, which could allow the tribe to build a casino there. TodayThis WeekOklahoma man who was declared dead... Dover boy defies the o....


Legislation would let dog race gambling expand, give tax breaks to track owners - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

While its leaders decry expanded gambling in Florida and warn of billions in state budget cuts, a measure pending in the Republican-led state House would give new tax breaks to wealthy racetrack owners and could lead to off-track betting parlors.A bi....


N.J. Casinos Adopt $25K Chips - Friday 21st of March 2008

Its enough to pay for a decent car, a wedding, or a year at Rutgers University, with some money left over for beer.And it fits in the palm of your hand.Atlantic Citys casinos are getting a new gambling chip worth $25,000 for high rollers.The state Ca....


Louisiana casinos win $234 million in February - Friday 21st of March 2008

La. Louisianas state-licensed casinos won just above $236 million from gamblers in February, a sharp jump from last year, helped along by special events in New Orleans, two additional casino outlets and the leap month with an extra day.In February 20....


Firms show interest in buying Tropicana - Friday 21st of March 2008

The Tropicana Hotel Casinos state-appointed conservator said Tuesday that he and his financial advisers received "multiple expressions of interest" from would-be buyers. "We are very pleased with the level of interest that has been expressed by poten....


Gambling czar bet millions on Kentucky getting casinos - Thursday 20th of March 2008

His casino empire, his personal finances and his integrity all are under siege.He recently lost his only New Jersey casino license in a high-stakes case that has reverberated throughout the gambling industry. And regulators in the four states where h....


Paradise Casino Opens at Kam Pek Casino Macau - Tuesday 25th of March 2008

Hong Kong-listed Paradise Entertainment Ltd has unveiled the largest e-table casino in the world in Macau at the Kam Pek Casino, hoping to parlay its local connections and innovative spirit to grab a greater slice of the booming gaming market.Live-de....


Owners of Plaza casino-hotel denies delay rumors - Thursday 20th of March 2008

The developers of The Plaza, a proposed multibillion-dollar casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, are denying rumors that the project is on hold because of the shaky credit market.Elad Group president Miki Naftali disputes the rumor and says, "We are....


Casinos contribute $1B to state economy - Thursday 20th of March 2008

The gambling industry brought $1 billion to Iowa in 2007, according to a state report.The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission report shows the 17 riverboat and racetrack gambling facilities -- regulated by the state -- provided salaries, wages and empl....


Medal for soldier who stopped casino shooter - Thursday 20th of March 2008

A North Dakota National Guard staff sergeant who tackled a gunman in a Las Vegas casino has been decorated for valor.Justin Lampert, 25, an Iraq war veteran, was inside the New York New York casino July 6 when he heard gunfire. He ran toward the shoo....


Attorney General says state can ban smoking in Indian casinos - Thursday 20th of March 2008

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says in a legal opinion that the state can expand its smoking ban to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos. In 2003, lawmakers banned smoking in bars and restaurants, but not in private clubs or the casinos. The state S....