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  • BOSTON— A Revere man who bought two lottery tickets at a Boston grocery shop to break a $100 bill so he could buy lunch ended up winning $10 million. Lottery officials announced Thursday that Richard Noll and his wife claimed the prize at lottery headquarters in Braintree earlier this week. Noll says he needed to break a $100 bill to get lunch at a sandwich shop and...

  • Christie: NJ is taking over troubled Atlantic City Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    Gov. Chris Christie's emergency management team for Atlantic City includes Detroit's former overseer, Kevyn Orr.

  • WASHINGTON— Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. Cities in the developing world, especially China, dominated the top of the annual economic rankings of 300 cities worldwide by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

  • After Alliance ends, who will promote Atlantic City? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Abolishing the Atlantic City Alliance, the marketing arm of the casinos that urged people to "Do AC" and staged big, free public events to promote the resort city, is a key element of state plans to help the city recover from its financial crisis. But if legislation proposed by two Democratic state senators— one of them a former Atlantic City mayor—...

  • WESTBURY, N.Y.— About one thousand Long Islanders packed a meeting to oppose a plan to build a casino-style gambling parlor in Westbury. Westbury and Carole Place residents and about two dozen elected officials argued that the proposed project would increase traffic on Old Country Road, spur crime and bring down property values. Newsday says Westbury Mayor...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— All three Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment remain open, despite a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Thursday by a unit of the global gambling giant. Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, the subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment that filed for bankruptcy, owns two of the company's three Atlantic City casinos— Bally's and...

  • Wynn touts $1.6B casino in Boston appearance Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    BOSTON— Casino mogul Steve Wynn, in his first public appearance in Massachusetts since winning the lucrative Boston- area gambling license, promised on Thursday that his $1.6 billion resort for the Everett waterfront will echo the "grand hotels" of the past, offering the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and other luxury amenities. In his roughly 25-...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— An Iowa lottery worker who illegally played the lottery won a multimillion-dollar jackpot in 2010 and asked others to help him claim it, authorities said Thursday after announcing fraud charges against him. Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk, Iowa, has been charged with two felony counts of fraud in a case where authorities have been trying to...

  • Atlantic City Mayor: At least we're not Detroit Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Leave it to Don Guardian, the feel-good mayor of ailing Atlantic City, to put his city's woes into context. Atlantic City lost four of its 12 casinos last year, saw 8,000 jobs eliminated, and has lost nearly half its gambling revenue in the past eight years. Atlantic City has seen its casino revenue plunge from $5.2 billion in 2006 to $2.74 billion...

  • Pennsylvania casino revenues drop for second year Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:25 PM ET

    "Increased competition from surrounding states, which are also offering conveniently located casinos to its highest populations centers such as in Pennsylvania, continues to be the biggest impact to growth here," said gaming board spokesman Dough Harbach. Yet Pennsylvania fared well compared to next-door neighbor New Jersey, whose gambling industry...

  • "It's an absolutely remarkable result for a year that saw so much tumult in the gaming market," said Israel Posner, executive director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism at Stockton College. Four casinos in Atlantic City closed in 2014. A fifth, Trump Entertainment's Taj Mahal, narrowly averted closing and remains in bankruptcy.

  • Only 1 proposal so far for casino in NY's Southern Tier Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York gambling officials hope a casino license available in the state's Southern Tier will attract significant interest— but so far, there is only one contender, and its proposal already has been rejected once. A state board charged with picking locations for upstate casinos voted Tuesday to reopen the bidding process for a license in the region...

  • NY to seek bids for Southern Tier casino Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York's Southern Tier may get a casino after all after a state board voted Tuesday to reopen the bidding process for a casino in the region. Only one contender has announced plans to apply for a license in the area along the Pennsylvania border, but state gambling officials say they hope more bidders will step forward. Yet so far, Tioga Downs racino in...

  • Jan 8- Atlantic City has endorsed steep budget cuts but rejected the idea of a state-appointed emergency manager as part of the struggling New Jersey gambling hub's recovery plan. Atlantic City has seen its municipal finances decline with the fortunes of its local casino industry, which has suffered steep losses from competing casinos in nearby states.

  • Should investors worry about Melco Crown?  Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 7:54 PM ET

    Alex Bumazhny, Director of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure AT Fitch Ratings, explains why he's taking the news that the casino operator plans to delist in Hong Kong at "face value."

  • Back for the holidays: Three-card monte in NYC Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    Classic con-artist routines, namely three-card monte and the shell game, apparently made a return to New York City streets for the holidays.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Dec 22- The Trump Taj Mahal, a casino hotel in New Jersey's struggling Atlantic City gambling hub, could stay open for all of 2015 with a $20 million financing package from investor Carl Icahn, lawyers for Trump Entertainment Resorts said on Monday. Atlantic City's fortunes have faded as competition from Pennsylvania and other neighboring...

  • New ‘Oz’-themed casino is coming to New York Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born.

  • Dec 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn offered $20 million in financing on Thursday to keep the Trump Taj Mahal from becoming the fifth casino to close this year in New Jersey's troubled Atlantic City, was once the only major destination for gamblers on the U.S. East Coast. The Taj, owned by bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., is slated to close on Saturday.

  • Place your bets! Is the Queen abdicating? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    The Queen's Christmas speech this year could be one to watch out for, as gamblers place bets on whether she will abdicate her role.