March 12, 2010

Aqueduct Racino deal is officially dead in New York

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New York state has officially pulled the plug on a controversial group chosen to run a planned racino at Aqueduct Racetrack. We're pretty sure you could just pull the plug on any casino project if you call it a racino. Racino? We get it but do we have to? Just call it a casino at a former race track or a race track with a casino please.

"The Division of the Lottery has concluded that it cannot issue a gaming license to Aqueduct Entertainment Group," Gov. Paterson's administration said in a statement.

"Therefore, the state has officially withdrawn its support for AEG to develop and operate a video lottery" slots parlor at the racetrack.

More at New York Daily News

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March 5, 2010

The City Beneath Las Vegas - Life in the Las Vegas Tunnels

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We've covered this before, but Austin Hargrave has captured a ton of really amazing pictures of this dark and screwed up world. You'd think with all the money this wouldn't happen in Las Vegas - a city with enough temptations to make even one week in it tiring for mind, body, and soul. Despite that exhausting nature though, some crave to be there—even if forced to live underneath it all.

More pictures at Life Beneath the Epitome of Sin

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February 26, 2010

Wynn Has plan for Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia


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Stephen A. Wynn, chairman of Wynn Resorts, said yesterday that he would go to Harrisburg Wednesday to outline to the state Gaming Control Board his plans for a Philadelphia casino that he said would be "the cutest casino you have ever seen."

Wynn discussed for the first time his ideas for reviving the Foxwoods project in South Philadelphia during a conference call with stock analysts after the release of the Las Vegas company's year-end results.

Wynn Resorts confirmed Tuesday that it had signed a letter of intent to take control of developing and running the struggling Foxwoods Casino project. But the deal is contingent on approval from Pennsylvania gaming regulators. The Foxwoods project is at risk of losing its license for repeated delays since winning one of the city's two slots licenses in 2006.

Via Philadelphia Inquirer

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February 19, 2010

Hawaii May Add Casinos to Drive Revenue

Really? Casinos in Hawaii? Why not? I guess they don't have any other revenue possibilities? Does this seem to be a trend? If you add Casinos revenue will come? Let's hope so.

Hawaii has always been known for its sun, sand and surf. It may soon add another attraction: slots. Hawaii is one of the last two states with no legalized gambling, but lawmakers facing billion-dollar budget deficits and hunting for ways increase revenue are thinking about allowing casinos in tourist-filled Waikiki or on Native Hawaiian lands. Proponents say casinos would draw much-needed new money and jobs into the long-troubled, tourism-dependent economy.

Via latimes.com

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February 12, 2010

Can CityCenter Save Las Vegas? We Hope So

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Another amazing Forbes article about the fate of Las Vegas and City Center. Can it save Las Vegas? Well - we hope so but it's unclear how.

Towering over the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, CityCenter--a joint venture between gaming giant MGM Mirage ( MGM - news - people ) and Infinity World, a subsidiary of Dubai World--opened this week under a dazzling display of fireworks and glitz. The property encompasses 67 acres between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo casinos, and features four hotels, including its flagship, Aria, which is complete with 4,004 rooms, a casino, shops, restaurants, nightclubs and lounges and an Elvis-themed Cirque du Soleil production.

At Can CityCenter Save Las Vegas? - Forbes.com

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February 5, 2010

Casino Party 7ft String Decoration - Drape Casino Icons

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Imagine sauntering through this curtain of gambling with drink and hand and chips to play! Create a cascade of gambling glitz with this String of Suits decoration. Each package contains 1 decoration made up of 6 clear plastic strings that are each 7 feet long and feature attached metallic finish hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades, and gold dollar signs. This decoration hangs easily from clear plastic loops.

At Casino Party 7ft String Decoration

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January 29, 2010

Delaware legalizes table games at its casinos

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Looks like Delaware is joining the casino gaming world and truly having the full experience at it's casinos. New Jersey's tiny neighbor to the south now poses a bigger threat to Atlantic City's $3.9 billion casino market.

In a final legislative vote Thursday, Delaware's Senate legalized Atlantic City-style table games such as blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. Gov. Jack Markell immediately signed the bill into law.

Atlantic City is already playing 3rd to Pennsylvania in revenues - what's next? Probably 4th place to Delaware.

At Delaware legalizes table games at its casinos

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January 22, 2010

Opaque Precision Casino Craps Dice with Serial Numbers

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Yep - you can get a totally unique 3/4" Black Opaque Precision Casino Craps Dice with serial number just to make sure your home game is legit. Pretty amazing little dice in the right hands, and they come in a variety of colors.

At Black Opaque Precision Casino Craps Dice

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January 15, 2010

Inside Man - The Man Behind Massachusetts Casinos

Casinos in Massachusetts? There may be no more electric debate coming to Beacon Hill this year, as legislators take up an issue that polarizes the state and its leaders every time it arises. This article (link below) features the man behind making it happen.

Why do we want them? Some covet the new jobs and tax dollars that expanded gambling could bring in; others are troubled by the prospect of adding slot machines and blackjack tables to a state already among the highest in per-capita lottery spending.

But there’s another aspect as well. If casino gambling is legalized - an idea that looks far more likely now that the state’s three top leaders agree on it - it would introduce a whole new industry to the Bay State, attracting international casino developers and demanding a new set of regulations.

At Inside Man

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January 8, 2010

Hollywood Casino In Pennsylvania Should Have Table Games by Summer

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That's right - it's just a matter of time before these state casinos start rolling the dice It's now just a matter of time before blackjack, roulette, craps and poker are added to Pennsylvania's casinos. Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday signed the bill making table games legal.Casinos can add up to 250 tables each, but it will be far less than that at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National in Grantville; at least for now.

"We're looking at perhaps 40 to 50 tables to start," Penn National spokesman Fred Lipkin said. "It'll be the traditional mix of blackjack, craps, roulette and we'll also be setting up a poker room."

At Hollywood Casino Should Have Table Games by Summer

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