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Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Jul. 19, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

LAKESHORE, Miss. (AP) — A plan to build a casino on Mississippi's Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to the Cure Land Co. The local developer plans to build the casino in Lakeshore, a community near Bay St. Louis....

New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows a 10% decline from 2012-2018 in annual revenues that are...

Pennsylvania's gambling industry revenue reaches record high

Jul. 18, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that revenue rose by nearly $60 million, or almost 2%, over the 2018 fiscal year. Slot machine play...

Regulators: new casino not cheating gamblers out of winnings

Jul. 18, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators say their preliminary investigation shows Encore Boston Harbor isn't cheating gamblers out of their winnings as a class action lawsuit alleges. The state's Gaming Commission said Thursday that Wynn Resorts is complying with state gambling regulations for...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 18, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Online casino-style gambling is now available around the clock in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Thursday that two casinos passed this week's tests to begin operating online gambling portals 24 hours a day for patrons statewide who are at least 21 years old....

Connecticut slot revenue down again amid growing competition

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut's two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new regional competition. Foxwoods Resort Casino reports it made $35.3 million in slot machine revenue last month, almost 12% less than the...

5 sites in Chicago be studied for casino feasibility

Jul. 17, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Five sites in Chicago will be reviewed as possible locations for a casino. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement Wednesday, saying a consultant will study the economic feasibility of each site. It's possible that a casino won't be placed at any of the sites, which are on the city's...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

Casino reports opening week profits as suit alleges cheating

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino's first week earnings. The suit by New York resident Richard Schuster says the Everett casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at...