|The Gaming Control Board reported that Nevada casinos won $949.3 million in June, making it the sixth-straight month casino revenue dropped in the state.
Dozens of slots, including the popular Wheel of Fortune game, have disappeared in past weeks from Harrah's-controlled casino floors and have been replaced by nonparticipation machines. Casinos keep all of the take on nonparticipation slots, but share participation slot revenue with game makers.
A casino dealer who allegedly stole HK$300,000 worth of chips for gambling and repaying debts was arrested by the Judiciary Police last week.
The $200 million-plus makeover of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino last year helped the property narrow its losses in the second quarter. The company reported a loss of $12.2 million compared with a loss of $15.2 million a year ago.
After a $40-million facelift, the 116-year-old Hastings Racecourse opened the doors last week to its new 42,000-square-foot casino that features live entertainment and restaurant service.