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Auckland's SkyCity casino strikes deal for convention centre

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Auckland casino operator SkyCity announced Monday it had agreed to build a new NZ$400 million (US$330 million) convention centre in return for extra gaming tables and an extended licence.

Under the deal reached with the New Zealand government, SkyCity said it would foot the bill for the central Auckland convention centre, which is expected to open...

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Convention Centre deal unveiled - Yahoo! New Zealand

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SkyCity will stump up $402 million for a new international convention centre under a deal with the government that gives it a massive extension of its casino licence and 230 extra pokie machines.

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce signed an agreement with SkyCity bosses on Monday morning to conclude the controversial deal, nearly two years...

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Atlantic City casino revenue falls 12 pct in April

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Revel started off slowly last year — and things have gotten worse since then.

A week before it is expected to emerge from bankruptcy court, Atlantic City's newest casino posted a 40 percent revenue decline from its opening month a year ago.

Revel took in just over $8 million last...

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Congresswoman opposes Indian casino near Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A congresswoman has joined opponents of a proposed Indian casino near Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, saying such a large, commercial development might prompt the military to close the base in the future.

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican who represents the Spokane area, said in a...

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PokerStars seeks court order to buy AC casino

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The behind-the-scenes battle between an Internet poker giant and the struggling Atlantic City casino it wants to buy burst into the open Monday, with a court order, accusations of bad faith, and the revelation of an eye-poppingly low sale price.

The Rational Group, which owns PokerStars, went to court in New Jersey on...

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Davenport releases revised plan for I-80 casino

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- The latest plan from Davenport leaders to build a casino and hotel along Interstate 80 calls for the development to be owned privately, not by the city.

The city said Tuesday that taxpayers would spend $33 million for land, infrastructure and buildings to support the development by the Davenport Casino...

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Board to hold hearing on Philly casino expansion

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The state gaming board is set to hold a hearing on the proposed expansion of Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the National Constitution Center.

The casino wants to add a parking garage and expand the size of...

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Maryland casino revenues $59M in April

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By Alasdair Fotheringham ISCHIA, Italy, May 5 (Reuters) - Team Sky took a morale-boosting victory in the Giro d'Italia team time trial as overall contender Bradley Wiggins moved up to second overall and gained time on his rivals on Sunday. Second in the short, hilly and very technical second stage were Spanish squad Movistar, nine seconds back,...

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PokerStars seeks court order barring Atlantic Club from selling casino to anyone else

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The behind-the-scenes battle between an Internet poker giant and the struggling Atlantic City casino it wants to buy burst into the open Monday, with a court order, accusations of bad faith, and the revelation of an eye-poppingly low sale price.

The Rational Group, which owns PokerStars, went to court in New Jersey on Monday...

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US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- 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...

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