(via Bloomberg Businessweek)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a deal with lawmakers to license four Las Vegas-style casinos to boost the upstate economy, he said in a statement today. Voters will have the final say in November.
I moved here in January, following an investment in Teamly by the VegasTechFund. This is a $50M VC fund and part of the overall Downtown Project initiative.
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Internet gambling isn’t expected to start in New Jersey until around Thanksgiving, but Atlantic City’s 12 casinos must move fast to line up partners for their online operations. The state Gaming Enforcement Division has told the casinos they have until June 30 to arrange Internet gambling deals.
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American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s extravagant EuroVegas concept is drawing closer to approval following a recent meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. “We went through the four or five remaining outstanding situations of the deal, and they’ve assured us they are going to get back to us sometime in the next couple of months,” Las Vegas Sands COO Mike ...
(via Boston Globe)
It wouldn’t fit on the jet, and barely fit through the door, but Wynn Resorts Ltd. managed to get an architectural model of its proposed $1.2 billion casino resort set up in Everett, days before voters have their say on the project in a critical citywide referendum. Like a carefully crafted set piece for a “Godzilla” sequel, the $90,000 model ...
As Judy Huang’s husband prepared to hit Macau’s gaming tables, the 33-year-old mother from mainland China was more drawn to the Venetian resort’s shopping plaza, home to a fake grand canal, crooning gondoliers and brands from McDonald’s to Dior.
(via The Chronicle Journal)
Before she became a part-time prostitute late last year, 24-year-old Krissy Summers was looking up at a mountainous $25,000 student loan from the University of Michigan.
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If there weren’t serious political skin in the immigration game, the Senate would not even be debating a framework to overhaul the system this week. But as it stands, senators are set to begin the formal deliberations Tuesday on a bipartisan framework.
(via Gaming Today)
When Pennsylvania lawmakers saw America’s growing interest in casino gambling, they wasted little time in passing empowering legislation. In just a few years, the state’ gambling revenues place it just behind Nevada and ahead of Atlantic City. And those revenues are expected to grow as gaming moguls such as Steve Wynn offer to spend $1 billion or more to build ...
Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS). asked a Nevada judge to set aside a $101.6 million verdict in favor of a Hong Kong businessman who won a trial over claims that he helped the casino operator win its gaming license in Macau.
Las Vegas native and tennis star-turned-businessman Andre Agassi has told CNBC that business in Sin City is picking up and tourism is thriving once more following the recession that hit the city hard.
The Fashion Show Apple Store, one of Apple's earlier stores opened in 2002, is set to undergo a major expansion that will nearly triple the store's square footage, reports ifoAppleStore, taking it from 3,900 square feet to over 10,000 square feet.
Here’s some press the IRS could use. An IRS Revenue Agent in Sin City is reportedly too soft on collections. In fact, the IRS and prosecutors are claiming that he is so easy on taxpayers, he’s closing out cases and leaving money on the table. Wait, there’s more. The Las Vegas IRS Agent is so lenient the government claims it’s ...
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The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets combined for 38 innings of baseball as the four teams engaged in two marathon games this afternoon. The Jays defeated the Rangers 4-3 in 18 innings while the Marlins emerged victorious over the Mets 2-1 in 20 innings.
Ten years ago, poker shows proliferated on TV and then faded but with several states and federal legislators moving to legalize the game online, some networks are betting that TV poker is back. "Online poker will introduce a lot of new people to the game and I think that will bring another big wave to television," said Jamie Horowitz, vice ...