Casino | featured news

US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012

Casino - WC

Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011.


Jackpot! Vegas attracted record number of visitors in 2012

Las Vegas

Sin City cashed in last year with a record 39.7 million visitors, and tourism officials are optimistic that the mark won’t stand for long.


Suspects indicted over alleged $1 million casino thefts

A total of 14 suspects have been indicted on accusations they stole about a million dollars from casinos in California and Nevada.


Why GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Is Mad, Bad and a Danger to the Republic

Sheldon Adelson

Time may be up for Newt Gingrich; but his biggest backer is not going away. Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire who with his wife donated $16.5 million dollars to a Newt-linked Super PAC – and later said he might be willing to up that to $100 million – has made it plain he’ll eagerly switch his allegiance to whichever Republican faces Barack Obama in the fall.

Senh: Oh yeah, Sheldon Adelson is planning to build a mini Las Vegas in Spain.


$35 billion 'mini Las Vegas' set to be built in Spain

Sheldon Adelson

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson said on Wednesday he plans to spend $35 billion on a mini-Las Vegas strip in Spain where he is courting the country's two top urban areas, Barcelona and Madrid, with plans for a casino complex.


Casino plans sprout in US as states seek revenue

A Malaysian company's plan to build a $4 billion convention center and big-time casino on the outskirts of New York City could be the biggest shot fired yet in a tourism arms race that has seen ...


Hells Angel's slaying prompts state of emergency in Nevada city

Hells Angel's slaying prompts state of emergency in Nevada city

Geno Martini, the mayor of Sparks, Nev., cancels a motorcycle event and declares a state of emergency after the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Pettigrew, 51, during a casino melee. The fatal shooting of a California Hells Angels leader during a casino melee with a rival gang Friday night has prompted the mayor of Sparks, Nev., to declare a state of emergency and cancel an annual motorcycle event, authorities said.


Mexico deploys troops after casino hit

Authorities continued investigations Saturday in the torching of a northern Mexico casino that left at least 52 people dead.


Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning Friday for the 52 victims of a casino fire set by presumed drug traffickers, branding the attackers "true terrorists" and ordering authorities to offer a $2.4 million reward for their capture.


Ho Family Settles Dispute

Macau casino billionaire Stanley Ho reached a settlement resolving a two-month dispute with his family over a controlling stake in his multibillion-dollar gambling empire.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content