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Macao detains Suncity boss on China gambling charge

Nov. 27, 2021 05:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao police on Saturday detained the head of Macao’s biggest casino junket organizer and others after Chinese authorities issued an arrest warrant for them over accusations that they ran an illegal cross-border gambling syndicate. The arrests in the...

Sports betting drives 20% boost for Deadwood casinos

Nov. 26, 2021 15:48 PM EST

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — The addition of sports betting helped drive a 20% revenue increase for Deadwood casinos in October, according to new state data. The Rapid City Journal reported Friday that a report from the South Dakota Commission on Gaming...

Early voting opens Saturday for Louisiana's local elections

Nov. 26, 2021 10:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Dec. 11 election begins Saturday in the 38 parishes that have local competitions on the ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have...

Judge denies Seminole Tribe's stay on gambling expansion

Nov. 25, 2021 13:46 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A federal district judge rejected a stay requested by the Seminole Tribe of Florida late Wednesday after an earlier ruling blocked the tribe's deal with the state to expand gambling and online sports betting statewide. Attorneys for the Seminoles...

Facade is rosy again: Can Bally's casino's future be, too?

Nov. 25, 2021 08:04 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nothing symbolized the spotty performance of Bally's casino in Atlantic City in recent years better than the mismatched replacement windows in its glass facade, spots of blue that stood out amid the rest of the rose-colored glass. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

Seminole Tribe appealing order blocking gambling expansion

Nov. 23, 2021 14:57 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe of Florida on Tuesday moved to appeal a federal judge's decision to block its deal with the state to expand gambling and online sports betting throughout Florida. In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney...

Quarterly Atlantic City profits double from a year ago

Nov. 22, 2021 15:37 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's nine casinos saw their gross operating profit more than double in the third quarter of this year, according to state figures released Monday. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show the casinos posted a...

October casino revenue rebounds, as record COVID surge fades

Nov. 18, 2021 17:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's casinos experienced a revenue bump in October after the state's COVID-19 cases dropped last month, officials said. Lottery Director John Myers told the Charleston Gazette-Mail the increased business must have been caused by the...

Officials in no rush to ban smoking in Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 18, 2021 16:21 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top political leadership is in no hurry to adopt — or even consider — a bill that would permanently ban smoking in Atlantic City's casinos. On the day when smoking opponents make a national push for people to kick the habit,...