Minority Senate Leader Believes Florida Should Have More Gambling

Steve Geller is the minority leader in the Florida Senate and he is suggesting that expanded casino gambling throughout the state could be the answer to help balance the state budget. Legislators in Florida were upset with the fact that Governor Charlie Crist negotiated a compact with the Seminole Indians without their input. Instead of going along with the compact for the good of the state, they fought against its existence. They won their battle in the state Supreme Court, and they received their wish which was to void the compact. Now, some of those same politicians are coming out in favor of expanded gambling. Geller is suggesting that the Seminoles be allowed to keep their expanded forms of gambling, and that is not all. He also believes that the…
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Michigan Lottery Winner Quits Job, Pays Ex Co-Workers $1 Million Each

David Sneath spent his April Fool's Day with perhaps the oldest trick in the book. Calling family members and telling them that he won the Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Being that it was April Fool's Day, the reaction was pretty much the same no matter which of his family was on the phone. "I called my sister, she didn't believe me. I called my daughter, she thought I was nuts," said Sneath. After he convinced them that he was a winner, he probably told them something else. He was quitting his job immediately, which he did on Thursday. He did not forget his friends at the ford Motor Plant where he worked, however. Four of his co-workers and Sneath used to all chip in money and buy lottery tickets. The…
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MGM Mirage Heading To China With Gambling-Free Hotel

MGM Mirage has forever had its name linked to casino gambling. The company has many luxury hotel and casinos all over the world, and is one of the most recognizable names in the gambling industry. The company will now try and move away from being isolated in only casino gambling. They have announced plans to join their partner, Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, to bring a luxury gambling-free casino to Tianjin, China. The complex will be called the MGM Grand Tianjin. It will have a fifty suite Skylofts at MGM Grand and will also have sixty condominiums. That is in addition to the 350 room hotel that will be on the property. The move is being made by MGM Mirage to try and branch out away from the gambling industry. "We believe…
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MGM Grand Casino In Detroit Thrives While Others Falter

The city of Detroit is not any different than others in the United Stats. Whether or not their Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, they still are dealing with tough economic times. Their casinos are following a trend throughout the country of revenue loss. While two of their casinos had revenue figures decrease from July of 2007, MGM Grand Detroit saved the day by posting a revenue increase. MotorCity Casino had a decrease of 7.26 percent from last year in July. Their revenue of $39.6 million was down from $42.7 million last year. Greektown Casino experienced a much more drastic drop in revenue. Their $25.4 million dropped off 13.2 percent from July of 2007. The two casinos are following the national norm for casinos. MGM did not have such problems.…
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MGM Grand Casino Gambling Revenue Up In Detroit

The MGM Grand casino in Detroit was put in their current location for one reason, to rack up revenue dollars and control the market in the area. June revenue numbers are showing that they have succeeded on both fronts. Casinos around the country have been struggling to keep their revenue figures from dipping in light of the struggling economy. Almost all casinos in the country are experiencing the same problems. Some have even resorted to coming up with gimmicky promotions to bring in customers. In Detroit, the MGM Grand Casino is having no such problems. They had revenues of $48.7 million for the month of June. That figure is up a whopping 26.2 percent from last year. T The revenue increase was needed in the city to keep total revenue…
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MGM Coy on Plans for Atlantic City Casino

ATLANTIC CITY - Gaming giant MGM Mirage isn't saying it will definitely build a new casino in Atlantic City. It's not saying it definitely won't, either. Terry Lanni, MGM Mirage's chairman and chief executive officer, said he is encouraged by Gov. James E. McGreevey's new pledge not to raise taxes on casinos or push for video slot machines at New Jersey racetracks without first winning the gaming industry's support. But whether the Las Vegas company will finally build a new casino here remains anyone's guess because Lanni isn't tipping his hand. "We'll continue to evaluate that and at the appropriate time we'll move accordingly. We're bullish on Atlantic City," Lanni said during a conference call Wednesday to discuss the company's fourth-quarter earnings. "We're much more encouraged, as we all are,…
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Mega Million Lottery Jackpot Finally Hit With Ticket From Georgia

The Mega Millions lottery has been on the minds of millions of people across the United States. The multi state lottery game has been watching its jackpot grow over the past month and a half. Just when it was beginning to look like the jackpot would approach one of the highest the game has ever had to offer, it all ended with five lucky numbers, and a lucky money ball. Friday night, the Mega Millions Lottery jackpot top prize climbed all the way up to $270 million. If nobody would have hit, it would have just been a few more draws before it became the all time biggest jackpot. That will not be the case after the winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in the small town of…
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Mayor Turns Away Slot Machine Gambling In Arizona Airports

Airport slot machine gambling was supposed to be a way to increase revenue in the state of Arizona. It turns out that they will have to find another way to help out a struggling budget. The Mayor of Phoenix was pushing to legalize slot machines at Sky Harbor International Airport. After coming up with the idea, he quickly changed his tune on Wednesday and decided not to pursue the issue. Tribal leaders had expressed concern that slot machines in the airport could lead to expanded gambling in racetracks and bars. The Mayor agreed that bringing slot machines to the airport would possibly jeopardize what they have going with the tribes. "Our partners have expressed significant concerns," said Mayor Phil Gordon. He still believes he will find alternative ways to increase…
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