Fireworks, the Fourth and the First Table Games


Grand Rapids fireworks

Summer is pretty much here; Natasha Marie has graduated from high school, the graves in Dayton and Carson have been decorated and the lawn has to be mowed every week.   Around the country pools are opening, vacations and celebrations are being planned as we all struggle to get away from the depression of winter and a bad economy.   So, for example, The mayor of Atlantic City announced a cooperative effort by all of the casinos in Atlantic City to produce a fireworks display for the Fourth of July.  He called the effort an indication of the new cooperative spirit that exists in Atlantic City. They need to cooperate to offset the lack of cooperation they are getting from neighboring states.

The gaming commission approved all of the licenses for table games in Pennsylvania released the schedule for beginning operations; the operations are going to be done by region so that no casino gains an advantage over its competitors.  The first region – around Pittsburgh – will start the 6th of July, the second region – around Harrisburg will start the 11th and the final region – Philadelphia – will begin on July 16.

Delaware’s first table games operation started the last week of May at Harrington race track, Delaware Park will open its table games on June 18 and Dover Downs expects to the three day test period for its table games on June 21st.

In Maryland the state approved a $50 million contract to purchase and lease slot machines and Penn National announced it was moving up the opening date of its Hollywood Casino to September 30, 2010 – four weeks earlier than previously thought – to start making money from those 1500 slot machines the state lottery is purchasing for the casino.

Gaming everywhere is struggling under the increased competition and the depressed economy; gaming revenues in Nevada dropped 5 percent in April; in Reno revenues were of 1.7 percent; however, unlike Atlantic City, Reno is not expecting any new casinos in California, Oregon or Washington or any other new competition this summer, but the casinos are likely to cooperate on a Fourth of July fireworks display, they usually do; and compared to Atlantic City they have a lot more to celebrate.

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