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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

Top Casino and Gambling Industry Articles

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  • Pink slips to 1,000 casino workers at Atlantic City's Trump Plaza

    ATLANTIC CITY N.J. — Notices of job losses went out on Monday for roughly 1,000 employees of Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in anticipation of a Sept. 16 closure, the company said in a statement. The pink slips came as the company...
  • After Employer Goes Under, Two Managers Launch Firm That Helps School Teams Raise Money

    After Employer Goes Under, Two Managers Launch Firm That Helps School Teams Raise Money
    NEWINGTON — James Thomson and Don Crouch abruptly found themselves out of work in March 2009, when the national school fundraising company that paid them went out of business. It was a terrible time for employment, one of only three months in the...
  • As Atlantic City's fortunes fade, casino workers fear bleak future

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer. The Showboat...
  • Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close

    Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close
    The list of casinos closing or expected to close here just keeps growing. Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will shut its doors for good in mid-September, according to state officials who were briefed Friday by lawyers for the casino. "I believe Sept. 16...
  • Businesses howl over new rules on game machines

    Businesses howl over new rules on game machines
    Jerry Greenspan has been running the Fun City arcade in Ocean City for 40 years, long enough to see children who played games there grow up and bring their children to continue the summer boardwalk tradition. Now he wonders how long it can go on. "We...
  • Union chief: Showboat Atlantic City plans to close

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In another blow to this struggling Jersey Shore resort, the Showboat Atlantic City hotel and casino may be seeing its last summer. Bob McDevitt, president of Unite Here Local 54, said he was notified by Showboat's parent...
  • Illinois casinos complain video gambling hurting bottom line

    Illinois casinos complain video gambling hurting bottom line
    Illinois casino officials say they severely underestimated the impact video gambling would have on their bottom line and are asking state regulators to intervene as they continue to lose business to machines at neighborhood bars and truck stops. Tom...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Caesars Entertainment to shut Showboat Atlantic City casino

    Caesars Entertainment to shut Showboat Atlantic City casino
    Debt-strapped casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp said it will shut its Showboat Atlantic City casino in August due to falling revenue and high property tax in Atlantic City. Revenue from Atlantic City has declined by more than $3 billion since...
  • Foxwoods Contracts With New Company To Book Entertainment

    Foxwoods Contracts With New Company To Book Entertainment
    Foxwoods Resort Casino announced Thursday that promoters of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and concert tours for Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Kanye West will be booking musical performances at its Connecticut casino and anywhere else...
  • Judge: No change in venue for Tonkins' embezzlement trial

    Judge: No change in venue for Tonkins' embezzlement trial
    The embezzlement trial of a former South Whitehall Township employee and her husband, a retired police officer, will stay in Lehigh County, a judge ruled Thursday. Nancy A. Tonkin, 67, and William J. Tonkin IV, 70, of Little Lehigh Drive South in...