| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:29 AM
An obscure panel of lawmakers unexpectedly shot down video gambling reforms Tuesday, leaving regulators grasping to close loopholes in the lucrative business.
Aaron Jaffe, chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board, which proposed the reforms, said he was...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California officials would review the growing gambling industry in the state, looking at whether regulations promote job creation and examine the possibility of imposing new taxes on the activity, under a bill approved Monday by the state...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:42 AM
This has not been a good year for gold investors.
Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Las Vegas is no longer the gambling capitol of the world. Not by a long shot.
The tiny Chinese city of Macau reported a whopping $45 billion of gambling revenue in 2013, a figure analysts expect will be about seven times as much as casinos on the iconic...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Illinois gamblers could try their luck around the clock under a proposal regulators are weighing to allow the state's 10 casinos to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Illinois casinos are allowed to stay open for a maximum of 22 hours a day, but...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler suggested Thursday capping the amount of casino cash given to the horse racing industry and spending the rest on early childhood education, an investment Gansler said would be among his most important priorities if he...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
The parent company of Baltimore's casino said Monday that one of its businesses is the subject of a federal investigation into money laundering and that it was pulling out of a $1 billion casino venture in Boston.
But officials at Caesars Entertainment...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Maryland gambling control officials said Tuesday they're "concerned" about allegations in other states involving the company building Baltimore's casino, Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Caesars said Monday that one of its Las Vegas businesses is the subject...