Pennsylvania Casino Smoking Opponents Rally at Harrisburg Capitol

Pennsylvania casino smoking opponents gathered Tuesday at the Harrisburg Capitol where they called on state lawmakers to support workers’ health by passing legislation to force the state’s 17 brick-and-mortar casinos to go smoke-free. Pennsylvania Rep. Dan Frankel rallies support for his bill to end indoor casino smoking. Members of Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects (CEASE) …

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Bally’s Sounds Positive Tone on Bronx Casino Prospects

Although it still needs some help from some politicians, Bally’s (NYSE: BALY) is bullish on its prospects to land a permit to develop a casino hotel in the Bronx, NY. Bally’s Links in the Bronx, NY. The gaming company is hopeful about its chances to bring a casino to the property. (Image: NY1) Last year,…

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Boyd Board Appointment Stokes Penn Takeover Chatter

Shares of Penn Entertainment (NASDAQ: PENN) traded higher Tuesday after rival Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) announced a board appointment that stoked speculation it could be mulling an acquisition of the rival regional casino operator. Boyd Gaming’s Orleans Hotel & Casino. The company’s newest board appointment is stirring speculation about a takeover of rival Penn Entertainment.…

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Caesars Virginia Casino Tax Revenue Provides City Workers Pay Raises

Caesars Virginia opened a temporary pavilion gaming tent on May 15, 2023. During the casino’s first year in business, the City of Danville where the property operates, has received over $18.86 million in payments and gaming taxes from Caesars Entertainment. Construction continues on the permanent Caesars Virginia destination, a $750 million investment scheduled to open…

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Chicago Mayor Cautious About Bally’s Permanent Casino Property

Bally’s (NYSE: BALY) is coming off an impressive revenue showing in May at its temporary Chicago casino, and is slated to start construction on the permanent gaming venue at the Freedom Center in the River West section of the city next month. Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) says that project coming to fruition isn’t guaranteed, however.…

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Crown Resorts CEO Says Inflation Has Hurt Discretionary Spending at Casino Resorts

Crown Resorts is amid its next chapter following several inquiries and royal commissions that found the casino company failed to adhere to regulatory rules and prevent the company’s gaming floors from being used by criminals to wash dirty money. Crown Resorts CEO Ciaran Carruthers is overhauling the casino company’s focus as the organization seeks to…

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Trump Tells Vegas Crowd He’ll Dump Taxes on Casino Tips

At an excruciatingly hot Las Vegas campaign rally on Sunday, Donald Trump proposed eliminating the taxes currently levied by the IRS on tips. Donald Trump addresses thousands of his supporters in Las Vegas on Sunday. (Image: Newsweek) “When I get to office, we are going to not charge taxes on tips,” Trump told thousands of…

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Bally’s Chicago Casino Revenue Hits Record High, Work to Begin on Permanent Resort

The temporary Bally’s casino located in Chicago’s Medinah Temple experienced unprecedented gaming play in May. Bally’s Chicago posted its best month to date in May 2024 with gross gaming revenue of more than $11.73 million. Bally’s plans to soon demolish the Freedom Center to make way for its permanent casino resort in downtown Chicago. (Image:…

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Rhode Island Senate Approves Raising Credit Limits at Bally’s Casinos

The Rhode Island Senate last week approved legislation to allow the state’s two commercial casinos to lend higher amounts of cash to high rollers. Bally’s Twin River Lincoln and Bally’s Tiverton in Rhode Island could soon be allowed to offer high rollers larger amounts of credit after legislation advanced in the state capital last week.…

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Resorts World NY Lobbyist Looms Large in Casino Acceleration Bill

Legislation proposed last month by Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Queens) to expedite the approval of three New York City-area casino licenses reportedly contains copy that is talking points from a lobbying firm working on behalf of Genting. New York state Sen. Joseph Addabbo. A media outlet reported that he cut and pasted lobbyist language in a…

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