The Pennsylvania house has passed and sent to the senate a bill that would create statewide competition for the former Foxwoods casino license in Philadelphia.
State law requires the budget secretary to certify by April 15th how much will be available for property tax relief, and this year, that figure is more than $782 million dollars.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says the state set an all-time high for gross revenue from slot machines in March.
New Jersey has seized nearly $70,000 in jackpots won by gamblers who told Atlantic City casinos to keep them out.
Three men are charged with carjacking a couple in the Trump Taj Majal parking garage and killing 28-year-old Sunil Rattu in September.
To get excited about a loss may sound crazy, but September’s drop of .6 percent has analysts like Joe Weinert at the Spectrum Gaming Group feeling cautiously optimistic about Atlantic City’s casinos.
The Gaming Control Board has approved regulations governing how members of the general public will be able to access the gaming floor of the new casino expected to open at the Valley Forge Convention Center next spring.
William Ryan says he and his colleagues know they have work to do. “A realization that we do have to regain the confidence of the people, the confidence of the legislature, the confidence of the governor.”
Atlantic City’s largest casino workers union is ramping up its opposition to proposed pay cuts as contracts with nine of the 11 gambling halls are set to expire Thursday.
Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe about a Politico article asking if Rick Perry is dumb, Gerri Willis about the appointment of Alan Krueger to the head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors and announced that he will interview former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 6th.
Hurricane Irene is forcing the third Atlantic City casino shutdown in 33 years.
Labor contracts between Atlantic City’s largest union and nine casinos are due to expire in one month and Local 54 is negotiating a new contract with another.
Possible damage to the Pennsylvania Lottery was the source of much hand-wringing when legalizing casinos was being debated.
Michael Sklar, an attorney representing The Rivers, says the problem of underage gambling will continue unless the minors themselves are punished. “It’s like a bar: the kids are gonna try.”
From $10 concert tickets to $3 steak dinners, Atlantic City is using low-cost incentives to try to bring more gamblers through the casino doors.