The Weekly Gaming Business Wrap -- 7/20/12
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Here’s a look at the headlines for this week in the gaming business world.
New Jersey lawmakers are now formally considering casino gambling expansion to other parts of the state other than Atlantic City. The proposed casino at the Meadowlands could boast slot machines, table games or some combination of both.
A Texas businessman fighting for exclusive rights to operate casinos in Arkansas is now challenging the state’s decision to reject his petitions and withhold his proposal from the November ballot. Poker player Nancy Todd Tyner, however, is still in the verification process to determine if her petitions will be enough to get her proposal on the ballot.
The state of Louisiana has reported a 3 percent growth in gaming revenue in June, totaling $203 million. The year-over-year increase of $6 million was a slight dip from May, however. Louisiana’s casinos are made up of a mix of riverboat, race track and land-based properties.
Ohio casinos have only been open for a few months, but the state has already begun prosecuting cases against casino cheaters. There are seven total suspects, all from the state of Ohio. For the most part, the cases involve players who topped up existing winning bets in an effort to generate a higher payout.
A federal judge has sentenced a casino developer to nearly seven years in prison for buying votes from the Alabama statehouse concerning gambling legislation. Ronnie Gilly, along with lobbyist Jarrod Massey and state representative Terry Spicer were all convicted in the conspiracy and bribery case.
Pennsylvania table games revenue was up a total of 31 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported a take of $663.9 million from the state’s 11 casino properties, up from $507.7 million the year prior.
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