| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Proposition 48's failure invalidates two gambling compacts between the state of California and Native American tribes: the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians near Yosemite and the Wiyot Tribe near Humboldt Bay.
The compacts authorized a casino in...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Island Breeze executives hope the gambling winds blow favorably. Owners of the refurbished ship, which sails out of the Port of Palm Beach, launched a soft opening March 15 but are now ready to go full-sail.
No other Palm Beach County venue offers...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.
Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
| Mar 11, 2014
Horse racing in Florida is a billion-dollar industry. Its huge economic impact is much larger, for example, than another, much-coveted leisure industry--spring training baseball.
Horse racing employs many thousands of Floridians year 'round all over the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Well this is rich.
A man who is trying to bring one seedy industry to Florida just gave $2.5 million to keep another out.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., is the largest contributor (by far) to a group called Drug Free Florida,...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday it bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue in the face of growing competition within the gaming industry.
The tribe said it bought a production plant that was owned...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:29 AM
It's only June, but already the Mohegans are looking forward to New Year's Day.
That's because the dawn of 2015 will mark the end of the tribe's so-called "relinquishment agreement" with its original partners, Trading Cove Associates, the people...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public stand on an issue he calls close to his heart: Internet gaming.
He calls it...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:06 AM
As the allure of Grossinger's faded with the rest of the Borscht Belt in the 1970s and '80s, Mitchell Grossinger Etess and his family envisioned a casino to revive their hotel resort.
They tried to get New Yorkers to warm to the idea, which required...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble?
On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it hopes will be marquee culinary attractions at its casino, which is now under construction on...