gambling http://wwno.org en Strider to be director of state gaming division http://wwno.org/post/strider-be-director-state-gaming-division <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has named a new director for the division of his office that oversees legal gambling in the state.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A news release from Caldwell's office says Clifford R. Strider III is a 1979 graduate of the law school at LSU and has 33 years of experience in litigation and supervision.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:05:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18060 at http://wwno.org Boomtown Casino to add 150-room hotel http://wwno.org/post/boomtown-casino-add-150-room-hotel <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment says it will build a 150-room hotel at the site of the company&#39;s Boomtown Casino in Jefferson Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Construction of the $20 million development in the New Orleans suburb of Harvey is expected to begin in September and should be completed in late 2013.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:48:49 +0000 Sheila V Kumar | The Associated Press 16459 at http://wwno.org Louisiana casinos take in $203 million in June http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-casinos-take-203-million-june <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s state-licensed casinos took in nearly $203 million from gamblers in June, a 3 percent growth in winnings over their take a year earlier and a slight dip from the previous month.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The figures, compiled by the state police, were presented Thursday to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:50:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16136 at http://wwno.org States Go To Casinos, But Does The Gamble Pay Off? http://wwno.org/post/states-go-casinos-does-gamble-pay Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, we'll meet a couple who didn't just worry when their daughters started coming home making disparaging comments about their own looks. They decided to surround the girls with positive messages that they, too, are beautiful. We'll meet them and hear what they did in just a few minutes.<p>But, first, to matters of personal finance and the economy. And you know those two things are often linked and we noticed that, these days, a number of states facing tight budgets are turning to casinos. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:05:00 +0000 Michel Martin 15045 at http://wwno.org