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Casino and Gambling Industry

Casino and Gambling Industry
A collection of news and information related to Casino and Gambling Industry published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo KIRK MCKOY / LA TIMES)
A collection of news and information related to Casino and Gambling Industry published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo KIRK MCKOY / LA TIMES) « Show less

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  • The Golden Rule

    Gold just completed its worst quarter since the start of modern gold trading in the '70s. The yellow metal tumbled 23 percent on the quarter to $1,223 an ounce and closed out the first half of the year down 30 percent. I wouldn't normally write about...
  • Gold is a hedge, not a substitute for a diversified portfolio

    In times of great volatility in the stock and bond markets, interest spikes in commodities such as gold. Indeed, ever since the global economic turmoil began more than four years ago, gold has had quite a run. As of December 7, the year-to-date return was...
  • A class ring is a pricey rite of passage

    To hear some parents tell it, you're going to need a year-end bonus from your boss to afford a class ring for your high school senior. The base price alone for a keepsake gold ring can be $300 to $400, which doesn't include any special inscriptions or...
  • Investing in gold will test your mettle

    The luster seems to be dimming for gold as an investment now that the price of the precious metal, prized by such financial wizards as King Tut and Glenn Beck, is down 17 percent this year to around $1,400 an ounce, and down 26 percent from its August...
  • Investing: What you need to know about investing in gold

    1. Solid gold is not always solid. The price of bullion peaked in September 2011 at nearly $1,900 an ounce. But gold recently hovered just below $1,400 an ounce, and many analysts predict that the price will fall to $1,200 to $1,300 by year-end. Among the...
  • Video poker protections questioned

     Video poker protections questioned
    Illinois regulators considered Nicky Nichols' associations too questionable for the state's latest foray into gambling, so they rejected his companies' bids to run slot machines in bars. And Vince Dublino testified in a mob trial to running illegal...
  • September revenue for Maryland casinos reaches $65.3 million

    September revenue for Maryland casinos reaches $65.3 million
    Maryland's four casinos pulled in $65.3 million in revenue for September, a drop from $71 million the month before, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Monday. Two of Maryland casinos — Casino at Ocean Downs and Rocky Gap Casino...
  • Fitch Ratings likes Seminoles

    Fitch Ratings likes Seminoles
     Here is the press release from Fitch Ratings, documenting their upgrade of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB' rating to Seminole Tribe of Florida's (STOF) proposed $395 million incremental term loan B. Fitch also upgrades...
  • Video gambling companies betting on women

    Video gambling companies betting on women
    A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro. They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
  • Brown proposes making public pre-K available to all

    Brown proposes making public pre-K available to all
    Offering his take on an emerging issue of the 2014 election for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown rolled out a plan Tuesday to make pre-kindergarten education available to all Maryland public school children. Brown outlined his program, billed as...
  • More Gambling A Bad Bet For Connecticut

    Sixteen years ago, Congress was so concerned about the spread of casino gambling that it set up a commission to study the issue. In 1999, the commission recommended a moratorium on new casinos until the government could get a better handle on their...