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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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  • Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

    Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
    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...
  • Paul Davies: Gambling bill faces long odds on producing any reforms

    Sen. Garrett Richter's gambling plan for Florida is long on expansion and short on reform. Give the Naples Republican credit for understanding that Florida's current gambling policy is a hodgepodge of plans slapped together to fit the various desires of...
  • David Hart: Gambling's odds aren't favorable for Florida's future

    Las Vegas-style casino gambling is often touted as a remedy for Florida's economy. If that were so, then Nevada or Atlantic City might be envied as good places to live, work and raise a family. Instead, Atlantic City is on a seven-year spiral of...
  • Maria Sachs: Gambling regulation needed in Florida

    When gambling saloons were a fixture in the Wild West, just about anyone with enough money could set up shop and start gambling. There wasn't much regulation or oversight, and disputes were often settled by Smith & Wesson. While we aren't living in...
  • Danny Adkins and Wayne Pacell: Florida's sport of queens needs de-coupling

    It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
  • Phil Combest: Decoupling will hurt the horse industry and the state economy.

    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...
  • 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...
  • The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion

    The grim warning for the gambling industry in Atlantic City's implosion
    The news from the casino industry in Atlantic City, N.J., has been implacably, relentlessly horrific. Over the weekend the owners of Trump Plaza, formerly a signature property on the boardwalk, said they expected it to close in September; the resort's...
  • 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...
  • Slot Revenues Down In June At Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun

    Connecticut's casinos reported a decline in slot revenue for June compared with the same month a year ago, illustrating less profitability as consumers have more gambling options in the Northeast. Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket reported slot...
  • Tap casinos to fund state public education

    I could not agree more with the letter to the editor by Robert Grimes about excessive school taxes. As an East Penn School District resident, my school taxes keep rising, with no end in sight. After driving by Emmaus High School and seeing the state-of-...