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Casino and Gambling Industry

Casino and Gambling Industry
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Top Casino and Gambling Industry Articles

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  • Maryland casino earnings jump 10 percent in May

    Maryland casino earnings jump 10 percent in May
    Maryland's four casinos raked in about 10 percent more revenue in May than they did a year ago that month, although two of the four locations recorded slumps, according to figures released Thursday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency....
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    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...
  • Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana

    Casino mogul funding campaign against medical marijuana
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Tinley Park amending gambling license fee

    Tinley Park amending gambling license fee
    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...
  • Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing

    Latest casino expansion proposal aims for Quinn backing
    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...
  • Fragrance allergy legislation to protect vulnerable students brings rare optimism

    The dynamics of House Bill 1955 are all wrong for Harrisburg. The measure could cut into the profits of a commercial enterprise potentially capable of making "political campaign contributions" (it's wrong to say "bribes"), and it would benefit people...
  • Lake Zurich overturns video gambling ban

    Lake Zurich overturns video gambling ban
    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...
  • Jackie Gaughan dies at 93; pioneer of Vegas casino industry

    Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a "fun book," as the vouchers are sometimes called, and introduced...
  • Lake Zurich may reconsider video gambling

    Lake Zurich may reconsider video gambling
    Video gambling might have a shot in Lake Zurich, despite disapproval from past elected officials. The Lake Zurich board of trustees plans to discuss soon the possibility of allowing video gambling machines at establishments in the village, though...
  • Startup Expo planned for Boca Raton

    A Boca Raton venture group that has been presenting startup companies to investors for some 30 years will hold its first startup Expo on Feb. 26, the group announced Wednesday. The Expo, which will feature startup companies from around the state, is...