Mississippi casinos

Mississippi’s 29 state-regulated casinos had their best June ever, and one casino executive said it’s due to gamblers now having more confidence in the economy. “People have more disposable income now,” said Rick Quinn, general manager of Copa Casino in Gulfport. “Overall, our business has been very good.” Mississippi casinos reported $231.4 million in gross … [Read more…]

PayPal agreed to pay 10 million

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Internet payment group PayPal agreed to pay 10 million dollars to settle allegations that it allowed customers to engage in illegal offshore gambling via the Internet, authorities said. The Justice Department (news – web sites) late Thursday said PayPal, which is now a unit of online auction giant eBay, made the settlement … [Read more…]

Manchester United May Have Lost

Manchester United may have lost out in the sporting glamour stakes when it sold David Beckham to Real Madrid. But the soccer club could be about to gain some Las Vegas sparkle through a tie-up with MGM Mirage, the world’s largest gaming group. The two companies have held detailed talks on a Man Utd-themed casino … [Read more…]

Gambling lobbyists

WASHINGTON — Gambling lobbyists for American Indians have formed an unlikely alliance with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to head off an amendment that could allow Alaska native corporations to open casinos anywhere in the mainland United States. Sponsored by Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, the powerful chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the amendment would authorize … [Read more…]

Indian Tribes Want to sign Gambling Agreements With The State

SACRAMENTO – Thirty-five California Indian tribes want to sign gambling agreements with the state, on top of the 61 tribes that currently have state pacts to operate casinos, Gov. Gray Davis’ administration said Friday. Davis wants to include all 96 tribes in ongoing negotiations over conditions under which the tribes operate casinos. Tribes, however, expressed … [Read more…]