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Crimea Soon To Be Russia’s 5th Gambling Zone
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Last month the world watched on while Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea which until 1954 was part of Soviet Russia. Now Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he intends to create a gambling center... 

Ohio Gambling Revenues To Reach $2bn By 2019
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, April 21st, 2014

Last month the Ohio Casino Control Commission released its gambling figures, revealing a 5.6% decline in revenues to $79.6 million compared to the $84.3 million generated for the same month last year. In addition, the state’s four racinos added a further... 

Lawyer Accused Of 1977 Killing Of Casino Heiress
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 11th, 2014

In 2007, playboy lawyer Maurice Agnelet was accused of killing wealthy casino heiress and his former lover Agnes Le Roux back in 1977. The then 69 year-old subsequently was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, but the verdict was eventually overturned by the European... 

Detroit Casinos Down 7.3% To $125m In March
Written by S. Taylor | Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has released it casino figures for March 2014, revealing Detroit’s three commercial casinos generated a combined $125 million in revenues, down 7.3% compared to the same month last year. Breaking down the figures further,... 

Ohio Casinos Down 5.6% To $80m In March
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

According to the latest Ohio Lottery Commission report, the state’s four casinos generated $79.59 million in revenues for March, a 5.6% fall compared to the $84.29 million taken in the same month last year. Ohio’s four racinos, however, saw their revenues... 

Maryland Casinos Hit Record $78m Revenues In March
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has released its casino figures for March, revealing a record $78 million in gross gambling revenues, smashing the previous record of $71 million set last August. Excluding the Rocky Gap Casino Resort, which only opened... 

Illinois Online Gambling Plans Postponed For Now
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 4th, 2014

In spite of a serious state budget shortfall expected to reach $1.5 billion next year, the Midwestern state of Illinois has decided to put plans for legalised online gambling on hold until it can resolve a pressing land-based casino expansion issue. Currently,... 

Florida Fails To Agree New Gambling Reform Legislation
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, April 4th, 2014

On Thursday, Florida legislature failed to advance discussions on a 400-page bill designed to allow the building of two casino resorts in the Miami area. The 14-member special committee was unable to reach an agreement which would have satisfied the demands of... 

Macau Casinos Hit $4.4bn In March, The Third Highest On Record
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau has released its casino figures for March, revealing a 13.1% increase in revenues to 35.45 billion patacas ($4.4 billion) compared to the same month last year. For the first three months of 2014, the Chinese gambling... 

New York Tribal Casinos Generate $1.1 billion In 2012
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Native American casinos operate in 28 of the 50 US states, and in 2012 tribal gambling revenues increased 4.8% to $37.34 billion with state and local governments then collecting $8.6 billion by way of taxes. New York, however, was one of just six states reporting...