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Casinos

A new £10 million casino at the Xscape complex in Milton Keynes has been given the go-ahead.

Chairman Damian Aspinall of gaming operators Aspers, who won the bid to operate the casino, said it would be a "fantastic new addition" to the area, the BBC reported. Read more » [...]

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Sands China has opened a new $4 billion casino in Macau, the world's new gambling capital.

The opening of the resort, which boasts 1,800 hotel rooms and 240 gambling tables, was delayed almost a year because of a shortage of construction workers, the BBC reported. Read more » [...]

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Baccarat is a popular game with Asian visitors to Las Vegas casinos.

Big-time gamblers, primarily from Asia, are flocking to Sin City to play baccarat and providing a big boost to the city's casino revenue in the process. Read more » [...]

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Ameristar Casinos has agreed to pay $16 million for 41 acres of land in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it plans to build a casino resort, in anticipation of legalised casino gaming in the state, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

Earlier this month, lawmakers in the US state approved legislation to legalise casino gambling. Read more » [...]

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Are you feeling as though the experience of playing poker – whether online or in person – has gotten a little stale? Have you forgotten why you even started gambling in the first place?

Many of us were first inspired by watching Hollywood movies about the casino world and were drawn to the atmosphere, the glitz, the glamour, the characters – and films are still the best way to get psyched up for a big game. Here are our picks for must have casino movies that [...]

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The first casino in New York City opened on Friday at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens to packed crowds of eager gamblers.

Some people waited for hours to get inside the new Resorts World Casino, which hit its full capacity almost immediately after opening. Read more » [...]

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Hurricane Irene, which lashed through the Caribbean, U.S. East Coast and as far north as Atlantic Canada, cost the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa a massive $10 million in revenue.

The casino, as with all the others in Atlantic City, had to shut down for three days in late August as the storm hit the New Jersey coast. Read more » [...]

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Casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd announced on Wednesday that its third-quarter net income was a healthy $127.1 million.

The casino giant, led by billionaire Steve Wynn, attributed the positive figures to a busy period in Macau, which is the world’s top gambling market and was the source of three-quarters of the company’s revenue. Read more » [...]

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An 8,500-gallon margarita was created by Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, breaking the Guinness World Record for largest margarita set in Vegas last year.

The two-storey margarita – called 'Lucky Rita' – took three days and over 300 man-hours to be concocted. Read more » [...]

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The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, owned by American business magnate Donald Trump, is offering $25,000 worth of plastic surgery to a winner from a player's card contest.

The winner will have the option to mix and match surgical procedures including breast enhancements, tummy tucks, liposuction and face-lifts, until the total hits the $25,000 prize. Read more » [...]

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