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Borgata and A.C. in $72M tax deal

The City of Atlantic City has reached a settlement of a major tax-appeal debt owed to the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, which the state says agreed to accept less than half of the $165 million owed it.
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No Trump here

The de-Trumping of the Trump Taj Mahal has begun.  The casino hotel, closed since October and not owned by Donald Trump for years, began a process of removing the Trump signs from the exterior of the building this week.
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A.C. casinos off to good start

Atlantic City's casinos are off to a good start in 2017, with their January gambling revenue up 7.7 percent from a year ago.  Figures released recently by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show that the seven casinos took $204.6 million from gamblers in January.
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Casino Nights Live! invades White Plains

They love Casino Nights Live! in White Plains, N. Y.  The Ritz Carlton hotel was once again the setting for yet another casino event.  The dice flew, the roulette ball spun, and the hands were dealt as several lucky players won some valuable prizes.  DJ Ray had them up and moving as he played some rockin' tunes.  We wi...
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Christie vetoes bill to punish Icahn

Calling it "the Legislature at its worst," Gov. Christie vetoed a bill recently that would have stripped Carl Icahn of his casino license for five years after he closed the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  The bill, originally conceived as a way to pressure Icahn to keep the casino open and settle a protracted labor dispute, was adopted...
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Straub must get casino license to reopen Revel

Glenn Straub, who bought the former Revel casino hotel out of bankruptcy, lost his bid recently to be exempt from getting a New Jersey casino license.  The Casino Control Commission ruled that Straub is required to be licensed to reopen the Revel as a casino, even though he intends to lease operations to another company.   ...
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Pa. casino revenue rises

Revenue from poker, blackjack, and other table games at Pennsylvania casinos rose 5.6 percent last year, to $853.24 million, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday.
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Casino Nights Live! in White Plains

Casino Nights Live! hosted yet another casino event at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, N.Y.  The guests were treated to a lavish dinner followed to dancing to the tunes of DJ Ray.  The dice were flying lady luck was smiling on several lucky players who walked away with some valuable prizes.  Everyone had such a great time...
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Caesars bankruptcy exit plan approved

Two years after putting its largest unit into bankruptcy, Caesars Entertainment Corp. won court approval of a restructuring plan that cancels $10.5 billion in debt and deals new owners into the gambling giant's equity stack.
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N.J. appeal on sports betting still alive

Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were handed a small victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up the states' challenge to a federal ban.
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More time for slots tax

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday gave lawmakers an additional four months, until May 26, to fix a tax on casinos' slots revenue that was struck down as unconstitutional in September.
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Internet gambling helps A.C.

Internet gambling helped Atlantic City's casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade.  Figures released Thursday by New Jersey gambling regulators show the casinos won $2.6 billion from gamblers in 2016, an increase of 1.5 percent from a year earlier.
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SugarHouse is fined over age violations

Pennsylvania gambling regulators have fined SugarHouse Casino $100,000 for five incidents of underage gambling involving 10 individuals last year.  The $100,000 fine is among the largest levied for underage gambling by the gaming board.  It is the biggest since 2011.
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Straub gets break on casino status

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission reached a rare point of agreement with Glenn Straub on Wednesday, agreeing to keep gaming enforcement investigative reports on him and his company secret while it determines whether he needs a license at all.  Straub, the owner of the former Revel Casino Hotel, is continuing to fight with state aut...
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SugarHouse, Parx top slots race

SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and Parx Casino in Bensalem recorded the biggest percentage gains in slots winnings last year among Pennsylvania's 12 casinos, the Pennsylvania gaming Control Board said Thursday.
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Icahn moves to give up Taj license

Carl Icahn plans to surrender the gaming license for the closed Trump Taj Mahal casino and wants to make sure that anyone who buys it cannot use it either.  New Jersey gaming regulators stated that the Icahn company that owns the casino asked the Division of Gaming Enforcement for permission to surrender the license.   ...
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Happy New Year!

On behalf of Casino Nights Live! and Then Be My Guest Entertainment, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe new year!
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Happy Holidays!

On behalf of Casino Nights Live! and Then Be My Guest Entertainment, I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
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Bill to punish Icahn over closing of Taj gets ok

Lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a bill that would punish billionaire investor Carl Icahn for closing Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino.  The Assembly voted 60-17, to approve a bill that would impose a five-year license suspension for anyone shutting down a casino after January, 2016.  That means it would apply only to Ic...
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A License, But No Gaming

Well, it's been two years since the second license for a casino in Philadelphia was granted.  Thanks to seemingly endless appeals, the second casino is not much closer to opening than it was when the license was granted.  Is that a good thing?
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