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Gambling News - July, 31, 2014

  • Another New Jersey Casino Closure: What’s Next?
    Posted on Friday July 25, 2014
    Trump Plaza Hotel and CasinoCasino workers at the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City got some bad news this July: Their employer will be closing its business doors in a few months. On September 16, the Trump Entertainment Resorts property, founded by Donald Trump himself, will become the latest in a series of closures in the once-thriving New Jersey city. […]
  • Casino Ship Escapade got Stuck off the Georgia Coast
    Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014
    The chimney of the boat EscapadeOn 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
    Posted on Wednesday July 16, 2014
    Online Gaming Monthly Statewide and National Data Center for Gaming Research, June 2014A 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
    Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014
    Mrs. Bridget WheelerSome 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
    Posted on Wednesday July 09, 2014
    Shooting Star CasinoA 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
    Posted on Thursday July 03, 2014
    Culinary Workers Union Local 226Casino 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
    Posted on Friday June 27, 2014
    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
    Posted on Wednesday June 25, 2014
    How to start a new team at Relay for LifeRelay 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
    Posted on Thursday June 19, 2014
    State of the States - The AGA Survey of Casino EntertainmentThe 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
    Posted on Friday June 13, 2014
    Contribution made by Sheldon Adelson to the Drug Free Florida committeeBusiness 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 […]

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