Tag Archives: east coast gaming congress
- Delaware committee okays gaming bill; Lesniak says Christie ‘back on board’
May 17, 2012
On Thursday, the Delaware House of Representatives Gaming and Parimutuel Committee voted to send its online gambling legislation to the floor of the House for a vote. It probably didn’t hurt that the chief sponsor of the Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act aka HB333 is Rep. John Viola, who’s also the...
- Boyd buys Peninsula for $1.45b; Penn. table tally; Beyoncé boots conference
May 16, 2012
Nevada-based casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp. has announced it will pay $1.45b to acquire Peninsula Gaming LLC. The deal – $200m in cash and approximately $1.2b of debt including a $144m note provided by Peninsula – will add five casino properties in Iowa, Kansas and Louisiana to Boyd’s portfolio. If...
- Casino executives see future online
May 25, 2011
The land-based casino industry has had a “state the obvious” moment. A conference on the east coast of the United States has decided that the future of the industry might not involve brick and mortar. A panel of online and land-based casino executives at the East Coast Gaming Congress agreed...
- Merge quits some US states; Joe Barton to aim poker bill at Commerce Committee
✖ In an apparent attempt to bob and weave around the various US state gambling laws, the Merge Gaming Network has reportedly stopped accepting new customers from Washington (DC), Louisiana, Missouri and Maryland. (Merge previously announced a similar move regarding the state of New York.) Existing account holders from these...
- Knives come out as east coast casinos fight for market share
May 25, 2010
As Pennsylvania unpacks the gear its casinos will need when it begins offering table games this summer, executives at the East Coast Gaming Congress are meeting to discuss how to survive in an increasingly crowded market. Expect the fight to get nasty as Atlantic City casinos, which until recently held...
Volumes at Atlantic City show we’re deep into the boom
April 18, 2017