Wow! What a holiday season it was! Casino Nights Live! hosted casino events in six states in December alone. From Manhattan to Leesburg, Virginia, our professional dealers, pit bosses and DJs spread holiday cheer all over the place.
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.
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 will see you again this summer White Plains!
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 by the Legislature only after Icahn made the decision to close the casino, once owned by Donald Trump.
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.
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 that we will be back again next week.
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.
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.
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.
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 authorities about whether he needs a casino license because he plans to lease gaming operations to a third party.
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.
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 Icahn at this point, even though four other casinos had closed since 2014.