MGM Grand Casino Attracting Major Attention For Motown

The MGM Grand in Detroit has raised eyebrows across the country by opening its doors for the first time, and when people walked into the casino-hotel, they could barely believe their eyes. Inside the casino, which is the first Vegas style resort that has been built in a metropolitan city, developers have combined all the eye catching beauty of a Las Vegas casino and combined it with some down home style to create this mega complex. Legendary restaurateur Wolfgang Puck will be heavily involved with the new casino-hotel as he…

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Meadows Casino Follows Trend of High Roller Slot Machine Rooms

High limit slot machines are becoming more and more popular. Not only are these machines reserved for Las Vegas. Casinos around the country are equipping themselves with high stakes slots. Las Vegas casinos have high stakes slot machine rooms for players who want to play only upwards of $1 machines. These slot rooms range anywhere from $1 all the way up to $25 machines. Mid size casinos are also starting to create high roller rooms for slot players. The Coconut Creek Casino in Florida has several machines where players can…

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Massachusetts Ant-Online Gambling Law Will Create Casino Monopoly

Gamblers in Massachusetts could find themselves in jail if they decide to do their gambling online instead of at a brick and mortar casino. Governor Deval Patrick has ironically included an anti-Internet gambling provision to a bill that actually advocates casino gambling in his state. The provision, which is included in a bill that would allow three casino licenses in the state of Massachusetts, would make it illegal for people to gamble on the Internet, a crime that could come with $25,000 in fines and jail time of up to…

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Maryland Casino Operators Could Pay 70 Percent in Taxes

The price of running a casino with slot machines in Maryland could become very pricey, as the Governor of the state, Martin O’Malley, has released his plan for allowing the legalization of slots in Maryland. The Governors plan would call for 70 percent of the gross gaming revenue to the government, and they would in turn distribute the money among education, the horse racing industry, and money would go to refurbishing tracks and to breeders. Of the 30 percent that the casino operators would keep, they would still have to…

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Manukau City Raises The Debate Over Casino Location in Poor Areas

Manukau City has decided that they are trimming the amount of casino licenses that they give out. The city has said that it will not issue any new licenses, even if any of their existing casinos close their doors. Manukau’s Policies and Activities Committee has made the decision not to issue any more licenses due to the fact that some of Manukau’s poorest cities are flooded with gaming machines. The decision sparks a rare debate in which both sides have some very strong points. Many believe that a casino in…

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Manchester Wins Casino Location And Gains Legal Battle

As is the case with any decisions that involve legalizing gambling, there have been mixed emotions for the city of Manchester since being awarded Britain’s approval for a Las Vegas style casino. The Manchester City Council is now preparing to carry on with a legal battle if the government tries to stop the casino project. Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has been asked by Gordon brown to put a hold on the casino plans, and to try and find other ways to regenerate the city on Manchester. Council Chief executive Sir…

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Macau To Crack Down On Illegal Workers In Gambling Industry

The Macau gambling industry has risen to epic proportions over the last few years, but it has not been free of controversy, and now the leaders of Macau have vowed to crack down on illegal workers in the industry. Local residents have complained that many of the high priced casino resorts that are going up in Macau are doing so with illegal workers, who companies can pay less than minimum wage to, but the leaders are now claiming they will try to eliminate this illegal practice. The statement came from…

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Macau Soars To Greater Heights With Third Quarter Gambling Revenues

Macau has built itself into the number one gambling destination in the World, and the bigger the area gets, the more revenue seems to increase. Numbers from the third quarter were released and gambling revenue in Macau soared to $2.55 billion, that is an increase of 46 percent from last year. In the nine months so far this year, ending on September 30th, the total casino revenue was up to $7.3 billion. That figure is more than the total revenue generated in 2006, and was up 47% from the same…

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