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Gambling panel opens SE Mass to casino bidders

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PALMER, Mass. (AP) -- The state gaming commission has voted to open the door for commercial developers to apply for casino licenses in southeastern Massachusetts, a region reserved until now for a federally-recognized Indian tribe.

The unanimous 5-0 vote, while a possible setback of the Mashpee Wampanaog tribe, does not preclude...

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Workers claim Pittsburgh casino thwarting union

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Union organizers are filing unfair labor practice charges claiming chefs, food-and-beverage supervisors and other officials at Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino are trying to stop some 800 workers from unionizing.

The charges being filed Thursday by Unite Here Local 57 with the National Labor Relations Board say...

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Atlantic City's Revel lays off 83 casino workers

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's newest casino is turning to layoffs to help it deal with financial problems as it works its way through bankruptcy court.

Revel laid off 83 workers on Wednesday. The cuts represent about 2.5 percent of the casino's workforce.

Acting CEO Jeffrey Hartmann said the cuts...

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Hard Rock Casino to be built in Sioux City

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Sioux City Entertainment will build a Hard Rock Casino in northwest Iowa's Sioux City after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission awarded a gambling license Thursday to the group.

The commission chose from four proposals for land-based casinos in Sioux City after hearing proposals, meeting with...

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Ford’s exec committee pushes casino debate to council

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Mayor Rob Ford's executive committee has approved a motion that will move the debate over whether Toronto should host a casino in the downtown core, or Exhibition Place, to city council.

The vote passed nine to four in favour of the motion which supported city manager Joe Pennachetti's report last week that made 43 recommendations council should...

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Toronto councillor speaks out against casino construction; council to vote | Daily Brew

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Toronto councillor speaks out against casino construction; council to vote | Daily BrewMayor Rob Ford speaks at an executive committee meeting on Monday about the prospects of Toronto holding a cas …Toronto city councillors will soon have their chance to shoot down or support the construction of a downtown casino, a divisive topic that Mayor Rob Ford recently positioned as a possible election issue.

Ford’s executive committee voted 9...

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Revel lays off 83 casino workers

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By Julien Pretot PARIS, April 17 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong returned four samples with traces of banned corticosteroids in the 1999 Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday, although the governing body added it did not handle them as positive tests. On Tuesday the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad published a copy of...

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Cleveland casino fined $180,000 for violations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's first casino has been fined $180,000 for violating state rules, including using unapproved dice and replacing chips with quarters.

The fine approved Wednesday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission is the second against the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, which opened last May. The casino was fined...

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2nd day added for May hearing on Philly casino

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has added another day for people to comment on the applications for Philadelphia's second casino license.

The board held two days of hearings on the applications last week and another public hearing was scheduled for May 8 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Now,...

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Poll: New Hampshire residents favor casino

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- A new poll of New Hampshire residents says there's modest support for opening a casino in the state.

Residents in the WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center are favoring a single casino at Rockingham Park.

The poll said although few New Hampshire...

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