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February 20, 2012
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  • Hooters Casino Hotel's main creditor wins ownership
    Canyon Capital Realty Advisors, the main lender to Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, won ownership of the property during a U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction held Friday. Canyon faced no outside bidders during the auction and secured the casino hotel with the credit bid of $60 million that it announced last month. Las Vegas Review-Journal (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. racetracks want first chance at full casino gambling
    New York's nine racetrack casinos want the first shot at full-scale Las Vegas-style casino gambling should state legislators back Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bid to expand gambling. The racinos support 17,000 jobs directly and indirectly, have an economic impact of about $2 billion and draw out-of-staters, according to a study for the New York State Gaming Coalition by Appleseed. The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The rise and stall of Genting's proposed mega-casino for Fla.
    This feature recounts the flurry of activity surrounding a Malaysian-based casino developer's proposal for a seaside South Florida mega-resort. There were seven key moments that marked the historic debate leading to a stalemate that has stalled Genting's plans. The company is now considering an effort to get a gambling referendum on the state ballot. The Miami Herald (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Online sports-betting platform grows 77% for Ladbrokes
    Ladbrokes says its online sports-betting program realized 77% growth in its registration numbers in 2011 -- and the number of active customers jumped 24% during those same 12 months. "We are continuing to invest in technology to improve our delivery to the customer," CEO Richard Glynn said. "Mobile is delivering impressive growth with further product expansion and innovation to come throughout the year." GamblingKingz.com (U.K.) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • N.M. casino sparks competition in "4 Corners" region
    The opening of the Northern Edge Navajo Casino near Farmington, N.M., has led to a flurry of marketing activity involving other casinos near the "Four Corners" region where Arizona, Utah and Colorado meet New Mexico. "The mere fact that we're there improves competition, and competition improves value," said Raymond Etcitty, general counsel and acting chief operating officer for the casino operator, Navaho Nation Gaming Enterprise. The Daily Times (Farmington, N.M.) (free registration) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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