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US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012

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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.


Debt finally topples a Las Vegas high roller

Debt finally topples a Las Vegas high roller

Omar Siddiqui, a top executive at Fry's Electronics, was coveted and coddled by Las Vegas casinos. Now he faces fraud charges.

Omar Siddiqui was well-known on the Strip.


Washington may fine underage gamblers

OLYMPIA -- The state can fine casinos and card rooms caught dealing with gamblers under 18. Now the minors may have to pay up.


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