Latest Gambling industry News

Nevada casinos data: Jobs lost, revenues down amid pandemic

Jan. 14, 2022 18:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic emerged in stark numbers in an annual report showing a decrease in employees at Nevada’s biggest casinos and anemic revenues during the 12 months that followed a statewide casino shutdown in 2020. The Nevada Gaming...

NJ casinos, tracks won $4.7B in 2021; in-person winnings lag

Jan. 14, 2022 16:13 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino gambling, sports betting and online wagering in New Jersey brought in over $4.7 billion in 2021, but the casinos' core business — in-person gambling — did slightly poorer than it did before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Figures released Friday...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 14, 2022 14:45 PM EST

KPC News. Jan. 9, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers should (but won’t) listen to police Indiana lawmakers are advancing a bill to eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in the state, despite a long line of police agencies lining up to tell them...

Matt Doherty leaving as head of Casino Reinvestment agency

Jan. 12, 2022 16:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The head of a state agency tasked with helping to redevelop Atlantic City using reinvested casino money is stepping down. Matthew Doherty is leaving his post as executive director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority at the end of January for...

Ground is broken on $100M indoor water park in Atlantic City

Jan. 12, 2022 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein broke ground Wednesday on a $100 million indoor water park on the Atlantic City Boardwalk that is designed to give families a year-round option in the seaside resort that doesn't involve gambling. The $100 million,...

Card-room operator files lawsuit over WA sports betting

Jan. 11, 2022 16:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Washington state officials unlawfully granted Native American casinos a ‘”discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” over sports betting and other types of gambling. The Seattle Times reports the lawsuit was filed in U.S....

Newly affirmed, tribe looks at casino plans with fresh eyes

Jan. 09, 2022 10:06 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — As he begins his first full year in office, the new head of a Massachusetts tribe says he intends to take a cautious approach to gambling while turning attention to social challenges and other economic opportunities for its members. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman...

Louisiana's Treasure Chest casino moving onto land

Jan. 08, 2022 12:43 PM EST

KENNER, La. (AP) — A transformation is in the works for the suburban New Orleans-based Treasure Chest casino, which has announced plans to move onto land as part of a $95 million expansion. A 2018 Louisiana law clears clears the way for floating casinos to move onto land and casino...

Bill would send some sports betting taxes to Atlantic City

Jan. 06, 2022 15:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would redirect some sports betting taxes from a state agency to the city of Atlantic City for property tax relief. The measure, introduced last month by state Sen. Troy Singleton, a southern New Jersey...

Bet on it: NY mobile sports gambling to go live this weekend

Jan. 06, 2022 15:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile sports betting is coming to New York. The state’s gaming commission announced Thursday that four of the nine mobile sports wagering operators selected in November have been approved to accept bets as early as Saturday morning. The...