| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:41 PM
In what has practically become a harbinger of spring, state lawmakers who favor gambling expansion began their annual push Wednesday by debating the latest plan to bring a massive casino to Chicago.
But neither Gov. Pat Quinn nor Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — MGM Resorts International received the full blessing of Massachusetts gambling regulators Friday to build and operate an $800 million casino in the city's downtown.
An opening is planned for 2017 after about 30 months of construction....
| May 8, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games were found on cruise ships. The name "Martorano" was uttered mostly in east Fort Lauderdale. And not a...
| 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...
| 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 16, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Tinley Park officials are in the process of amending the village's video gambling license to prorate the $1,000 fee for latecomers despite a trustee's opposition.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki presented the proposal during a May 13 meeting of the Joint Finance...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb.
At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:30 PM
After failed attempts in prior years, the Lake Zurich board of trustees overturned a video gambling ban Monday night. Trustee Jonathan Sprawka was the only board member to vote against the video gambling ordinance.
"I have absolutely no qualms about...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Lake Zurich officials have upped the ante for video gaming liquor license fees.
Before the betting starts, bars and restaurants will have to shell out a lot more money to the village than originally expected.
Officials said each license fee will be...
| 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...