Ivanka Trump to Join Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. Board

The young (25 year old) Ivanka Trump, heiress and daughter of Donald Trump, is currently serving as vice-president of the Trump Organization and now will join the board of directors of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. The Trump Organization controls Trump hotels, real estate holdings and golf courses. Trump Entertainment Resorts controls the slumping but renowed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Ivanka is a graduate of Wharton, one of the nations top business schools, she is a former model and has been at her fathers side on the…

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Iowa is Latest State Hit in Growing Trend of Lottery Scams

Residents in small towns in Iowa are not accustomed to some of the big time problems that arise in some big cities, but there is one scam that is sweeping through the state, lottery fraud. People are receiving letters in their mail boxes claiming that they have won large amounts of money, most of the time upwards of $1 million. The latest scam comes with a stamp from an engineering company logo, and is postmarked from Niagara Falls, Canada. The letter informs recipients that they have won at least $1.1…

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Interior Department Brings California Indian Tribes Expansion Closer

Another step was taken on Friday in what appears to be a long legal battle between four Indian tribes in California and their opponents. The U.S. Interior Department approved their agreement with the Governor. By the end of the upcoming week, the deals that are in place could take effect. The deals are all multi billion dollar deals. Even though the deals received the approval of the Interior Department, there still could be a legal battle that could end up in the overturn of the deals. Voters will still vote…

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Indiana Casino Expansion Causes Slight Increase in Problem Gambling

Indiana has seen only a slight increase in problem gambling over the past several months since the French Lick Springs Resort Casino opened. Not willing to cite numbers or percentages, Southern Hills Counseling Center gambling addictions counselor Brandy Terrell said that people seeking help in this area has increased only slightly. “However with gambling addictions, it generally takes time to show up as a gambling addiction,” said Terrell. “Generally the addiction may show up in legal proceedings such as check deception, bankruptcy, and things of that nature.” Orange Circuit Court…

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India Online Gaming Company To Launch Luxury Gambling Vessel

India has decided that it is time to expand their gambling world and rival some of the best Las Vegas has to offer, further threatening Vegas’ long time stranglehold on the world’s gaming operations. Sinha, who is part of Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group, had this to say about the project, “We’ll be offering 20,000 square feet of casino area that will rival the best Las Vegas has to offer.” The idea behind the new adventure is to expand the global reach to South Africa, Europe, and Central Asia. If successful,…

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Illinois Could Implement Controversial Problem Gambling Program

Be careful what you wish for, and be even more careful what you sign up for, says one Illinois casino visitor. The first adage is well known, and its corollary becomes more important in light of an Illinois proposal to check identification at all casino entrances to prevent entry of problem gamblers. The Illinois Gaming Board will be holding a special meeting on December 3 to discuss whether to implement a new program that would identify problem gamblers who attempt to play at state casinos by checking Id’s of every…

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HSP Gaming Suing City of Philadelphia Over Casino Permits

The city of Philadelphia and the people that live there thought last December that casinos would be built, now, almost a year later, the construction has still not yet been started. HSP Gaming, which is the parent company of SugarHouse Casino, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia in hopes of gaining the necessary permits to begin building their casino. The rights to two casinos were given last December to both HSP and Foxwoods Casino, but the city has been slow to issue the necessary permits, and that…

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Historic Sands Casino Comes Tumbling Down

The Borgata in Atlantic City has brought top quality Las Vegas style hotel and casino experience to the state of New Jersey. As a result of their entry, a new explosion of casinos is beginning to grace the resort area. Boyd Gaming and MGM/Mirage have a joint venture being built, MGM/Mirage has plans to bring the MGM Grand to Atlantic City near the Borgata, and re-development on the boardwlk is in full swing.   Last night, the Sands Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City was demolished. It took less than 20…

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