Casino Ship Escapade got Stuck off the Georgia Coast

The chimney of the boat Escapade

On July 15, a casino cruise ship got stuck on a sand bar off the Georgia coast in the US, stranding 96 guests and 27 crew members. The 5-hour tour was to be the maiden voyage for a brand new ship called the Escapade. Instead, the excursion turned into a 16-hour nail-biter, according to stranded […]

Unexpected revenues penalize online gambling in Delaware

Online Gaming Monthly Statewide and National Data Center for Gaming Research, June 2014

A little over a year ago, the state of Delaware set a goal for itself: Within its first year of legalized online gambling, it would bring in a revenue of $5 million. Sadly, that goal has not been reached. A recent report from the Washington Post indicated that Delaware earned a revenue of only $1.2 […]

SkyCity casino officials insensitive with a cancer patient

Mrs. Bridget Wheeler

Some casinos have dress codes which they whole-heartedly enforce. An Australian woman recovering from breast cancer found that out the hard way when she recently tried to enter a casino with a hat on her head. The woman wore the hat because she is currently undergoing chemotherapy and does not have any hair. At the […]

Green Technologies at Native American Casinos

Shooting Star Casino

A Native American tribe in Minnesota is making great strides toward green technology in its casino. The White Earth Nation, a faction of Minnesota’s Chippewa tribe, owns and operates the Shooting Star Casino and Event Center. That casino recently received a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, to install an energy-efficient biomass […]

Obamacare’s economic consequences on Nevada’s casino workers

Culinary Workers Union Local 226

Casino workers who belong to Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 have long enjoyed 100 percent-funded health care premiums from their employers. Because of added Obamacare costs, that benefit has been called into question. The union’s health care fund is facing more and more nickel and dime charges brought on by mandated Obamacare. Some for-profit […]

Repeal the Casino Deal movement against casino gambling

Logo of 'Repeal the Casino Deal'

MGM recently received the go-ahead to construct the first operating commercial casino in Massachusetts. Those plans could be axed, however, if critics behind the recent “Repeal the Casino Deal” movement have their way. Gambling opponents are growing in number in the Bay State, and enough signatures have been collected by the group to place the […]

Casino Workers Raise Money for Relay for Life

How to start a new team at Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a recurring event created by the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise money for the charity. The events are also known for the way in which they build camaraderie amongst communities and pay respect to those who are battling/have battled cancer. Any person can choose to participate in a Relay for […]

American Gaming Association State of the States Survey 2014

State of the States - The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment

The results of the latest American Gaming Association (AGA) State of the States survey are in: American gamblers are regular people who form a comprehensive “portrait of the American electorate,” according to association president Geoff Freeman. Those who would negatively stereotype casino-goers should think again, according to the survey. The only generalizations that can be […]

Sheldon Adelson Supports the Drug Free Florida Committee

Contribution made by Sheldon Adelson to the Drug Free Florida committee

Business tycoon and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is at it again. The billionaire has chosen yet another political cause and is backing it wholeheartedly with his money. This time, it’s the Drug Free Florida committee he’s supporting. Critics believe Adelson chose the anti-marijuana group as a way to influence powerful Republicans and expand his gambling […]

Summer Concerts Sizzle in Las Vegas

Celine Dion

In June, July, and August, the temperature in Las Vegas typically climbs toward the 110 degree mark. Inside of Sin City’s many casinos, summer musical entertainment also sizzles. Here’s a look at just a few of the fabulous musical acts slated for performance at Las Vegas casinos in the coming months: Celine Dion at the […]

Casino Closures in the U.S.

Logo of Harrah's casino in Tunica, Mississippi

In what appears to be an growing trend in today’s gambling industry, another American casino has permanently closed its doors. The lights at Harrah’s in Tunica, Mississippi went out just a few minutes after midnight on June 1, signifying the end of employment there for approximately 1,300 workers and a huge change in the landscape […]

New Casino Could be Opened in the City of Lansing

Bay Mills Resort and Casinos

For several years, interest groups in the city of Lansing, Michigan have been arguing over whether a new tribal casino should be allowed to set up shop in the town. At the end of May, a Supreme Court ruling opened doors for those who hope to see Lansing get a casino. By a margin of […]

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