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Philadelphia now largest city in U.S. with casino

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia took the title yesterday of largest U.S. city with a casino when Pennsylvania’s 10th gambling hall opened despite years of community protests and delays. SugarHouse Casino drew a raucous crowd of well over a thousand people to the Delaware River waterfront for a chance to play among its 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games. A string ...

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Tribe members drop Choctaw casino challenge

SANDERSVILLE — Three members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaws Indians have dropped their challenge to the location of a casino on tribal lands in Jones County. The Laurel Leader-Call reports that Vickie Rangel, who led the group that had fought for an election on the casino, notified tribal officials this week that no other challenges would be pursued. Rangel ...

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Louisiana's casinos see fewer winning hands

BATON ROUGE, La. — Winnings from gamblers at Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos dropped in August. State police report that the 13 riverboats, Harrah’s downtown New Orleans casino and the four racetrack casinos won $193.4 million last month. That’s down from 2.4 percent from $199.8 million in August 2009. The tally dropped 11.9 percent from $219.4 million won in July 2010. July ...

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Churchill Downs buying Delta casino

GREENVILLE — The parent of Churchill Downs race track is getting into the full-fledged casino business. Churchill Downs Inc. said it has agreed to acquire Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville for about $138 million. Churchill said the cash deal is subject to regulatory approval but is expected to be completed in the next three to six months. Harlow’s ...

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Coast casinos up, river boats down

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s 30 state-licensed casinos saw a drop in winnings from gamblers last month, although casinos on the Gulf Coast posted a slight increase in perhaps a sign that tight financial times for the business are starting to loosen a bit. Players lost $199.1 million in April, a 2.9 percent decrease from $205.1 million in April 2009, the ...

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