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Jane Smith

July 28, 2015

New Casinos in NY Will Create New Revenue in Evolving Market

New York is poised to diversify its gambling revenue streams yet again in an ever-shifting market. On Monday, state regulators are expected to license three new casinos in upstate New York, a region that already has a dozen horse-track "racinos" and Indian casinos. The move fits a longstanding pattern of New York officials finding new ways to cash in on gambling — like approving video lottery machines at ailing horse tracks or expanding into multistate lotteries as Lotto sales dropped. Analysts believe the market is too crowded for the casino expansion to create a huge revenue jackpot for New York. But it could help. Source: Abcnews Website

Jane Smith

July 28, 2015

Robot croupiers being dealt to U.S. casinos

She has an hourglass figure, an unflappable manner and a friendly face. Meet "Min," the robot whose creators say could revolutionize card-dealing in the world's casinos. The svelte brunette is a prototype of a humanlike electronic croupier, which Paradise Entertainment Ltd., a Hong Kong-based gaming machine manufacturer and supplier, says could cut labor costs and open up new markets for casino operators. While her function is currently limited to dealing cards, planned enhancements could have her recognizing customers' faces and speaking to them in multiple languages, Chairman Jay Chun said. Source: Arkansasonline Website

Jane Smith

July 28, 2015

Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley Opens its Doors

The new Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley opened its doors to the public on Sunday, December 20. Located near Glendale, Arizona, the 24-hour casino is minutes away from the University of Phoenix Stadium and the Westgate Entertainment District. The cities of Glendale, Peoria, Tolleson, Surprise and El Mirage have all endorsed the project. Construction of the project employed more than 1,300 workers and involved approximately 80 companies, with an investment of over $200 million by the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. More than 500 new, permanent jobs have been created at the facility. Source: Indiancountrytodaymedianetwork Website

Jane Smith

July 28, 2015

Voters Could Decide Next Year on Allowing Casinos in North Jersey

Voters in New Jersey may get to decide next year whether to allow two casinos to open in the northern part of the state, 40 years after legalized gambling was limited to Atlantic City. Committees in both houses of the State Legislature in Trenton advanced bills on Thursday that would put the question on the ballot next year. But the bills still differ on some important details, including on how much of the tax revenue generated by the casinos would go toward helping revitalize the Atlantic City area. Source:Nytimes Website

Jane Smith

July 28, 2015

Strong month for Coast casinos; river casinos less lucky

South Mississippi's 11 casinos posted the best November gross casino revenue since 2008. Despite losses in the river casinos, a strong month on the Coast pushed the state's casino revenue up by 3.4 percent over November 2014. Scarlet Pearl Casino opened in D'Iberville in December and its winnings will be included in the next report. The numbers released Friday by the state Department of Revenue show casino revenue on the Coast is increasing, though the numbers aren't so lucky in the other areas of the state. After dipping in October compared with the previous year, Coast casinos had revenues of $91.4 million last month, $82.8 in November 2014 and $82.2 million in November 2013, a three-year increase of more than $9 million. Source: Sunherald Website