|The NBA Hall of Famer has been asked to pay back $400,000 in gambling markers
the casino alleges it extended him last year, according to a lawsuit filed last week.
Gaming revenues in the Mississippi county fell five percent during the first three months of 2008 -- down
$22 million from where they were in 2007 -- while the number of people who visited casinos fell six
Boyd Gaming is close to
signing a contract to build a gaming venue as part of a master-planned community on a
former industrial site in Henderson.
The American Gaming Association reported last week that 2008 might be the industry's most challenging
year despite the fact that U.S. commercial casino revenues were up 5.3 percent to $34.1 billion in 2007.
Anti-gambling legislation that would have banned ATMs and credit extensions from casinos narrowly failed
A bill that would prohibit the governor from negotiating gambling compacts with Indian tribes until they
have qualified gaming land passed on a 31-4 vote with bipartisan support last week.
The number of people who visited Las Vegas in March fell one percent to about 3.4 million, prompting
resorts to lower hotel rates to keep rooms full.