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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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Great time had at Chesapeake Inn

Casino Nights Live! recently hosted a holiday corporate casino event at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City, Maryland.  The event featured Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, and Texas Hold'em Poker.  Guests were treated to lavish cuisine and a DJ who had them up and moving!  Everyone had such a great time that they can't wait to do i...
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Strike hurts casino profits

The strike that preceded the shutdown of the Trump Taj Mahal casino helped drag Atlantic City's casino industry to a 10.6 percent decline in gross operating profits in the third quarter of this year.  Even though the Taj Mahal was the only casino to post a loss for the quarter, it was big enough to bring the industry as a whole into ...
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New Jersey imposes takeover on A.C,

New Jersey's Local Finance Board voted 5-0 on Wednesday to grant its director far-reaching governing powers over Atlantic City.  The long-feared takeover vote was a worst case scenario for the city, which has been fighting a takeover threat from Governor Christie for the last year, even as it barely escaped going broke. ...
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New Casinos? No Thanks!

Voters overwhelmingly said "NO" to a proposal that would have allowed two new casinos to be built in North Jersey, possibly creating more competition for the already down and out seaside resort of Atlantic City.  The new casinos would have been at least 72 miles form Atlantic City, but still could have stolen what is left of Atlantic City...
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Borgata has not agreed to A.C. plan

A day after the City of Atlantic City touted a $103 million settlement of more than $150 million owed its biggest taxpayer, Borgata Hotel & casino, the casino denied there was any such deal.  Borgata is still open to compromise with respect to the amount owed it, but is waiting until the state decides on Atlantic City's fate...
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Casino proposes fix for slots tax

Mount Airy Casino Resort, which recently won a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision declaring a local slots tax unconstitutional, does not like the discussion going on in Harrisburg.  There is talk about a flat tax as a replacement for the current levy.  Mount Airy has proposed a flat rate of 4 percent for the municipal portion o...
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