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Gaming control cuts may hurt state's bottom line

23 February 2009
CARSON CITY, Nevada — Audits to see whether Nevada's biggest casinos are paying all the taxes the law requires will happen less frequently under a proposed staff cut at the Gaming Control Board. The physical presence of enforcement agents at casinos will also be reduced. The Control Board, which has 460 employees to police Nevada's biggest industry, would lose 32 positions under Gov. ... (read more)

Tribe, state to sign compact for casino at Idaho border

12 January 2009
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- An Indian tribe has begun going through the preliminary steps to start an Indian casino on the Nevada-Idaho border. The Shoshone-Paiute Tribe and the state are signing a compact to permit the tribe to operate in the Duck Valley, agreeing to follow all the gaming regulations of the ... (read more)

Strip gaming win lowest in five years

12 January 2009
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- Winnings at Strip casinos dropped to a five-year low in November as the resorts recorded their second straight month of double-digit declines. The state Gaming Control Board reported today the gross win at the 41 Strip casinos was $437.6 million, off 16.2 percent from a year ... (read more)

Gaming win falls for ninth straight month

12 November 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- For the ninth straight month, the gaming win fell on the Strip and statewide. The 41 casinos on the Strip reported a combined gross win of $525.1 million, down 5.1 percent from the same month of a year ago. Statewide, gaming revenue fell 5.4 percent to $1 billion, before expenses ... (read more)

Casino winnings fall for seventh straight month

10 September 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- For the seventh straight month, casino winnings on the Strip slumped, falling 14.6 percent in July from the year before. It is "the worst run for Nevada gaming casinos since the early 1980s," said Frank Streshley, senior research specialist for the state Gaming Control Board. It ... (read more)

Court rules in favor of Vegas unions

28 August 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -– The Culinary and bartenders unions have won another round in their long legal battle with the former owners of the Sahara and Hacienda hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. But a final decision in the case that dates to 1994 might be a long time coming. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ... (read more)

June gaming wins soft on Strip

13 August 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -– Strip casinos suffered through their sixth straight month of lower winnings, but casinos in most other parts of Clark County posted strong results in June. The Gaming Control Board reported today that casinos statewide won $949.3 million, a 1.1 percent drop from the same month a year earlier. ... (read more)

Court rules for whistleblower

31 March 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The Nevada Supreme Court has given wider protection to whistleblowers who report their employers' illegal activities. The court has ruled there must be a district court trial in Reno to allow James McAndrews to prove he was fired after he claimed that International Game ... (read more)

Gaming: Teachers would call shots with proposal

10 March 2008
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The teachers union's petition for a ballot initiative to raise the tax on big casinos would remove some of the Legislature's powers in deciding school funding. Even the plan's opponents agree. But attorneys for the Nevada Resort Association and two former state budget officials ... (read more)

Dispute over $5 payout results in fine for slot club

27 December 2006
CARSON CITY - It may go down in Nevada gaming lore as The Fable of the Filched Fin. A complaint has been filed by the state Gaming Control Board against a small slot machine club in Las Vegas in a dispute over a $5 slot payout - a seemingly inconsequential issue that became anything but when club officials stonewalled state agents' investigation. ... (read more)

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