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July 31, 1999 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linda Boyce swapped a sick day from the assembly line for six hours of standing in a party line, one of hundreds of people dripping and squirming and dancing on the baked pavement, just dying for a duel to the debt with an invading army of one-armed bandits. Then the gates were unlocked, the doors to the fortress were flung open, and a black woman who may have built the transmission in your Ford Motor Co.
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BUSINESS
August 2, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp. announced Friday that it would stop work for nine months to a year on a $4.8-billion mega-development in Las Vegas. The Echelon -- slated to include a 140,000-square-foot casino, nearly 5,000 guest rooms in five hotels, two theaters and about 750,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space on 87 acres -- joins several suspended projects serving as reminders of the troubles facing Sin City's gambling market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2010 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 200 ATMs in casinos and strip clubs have been removed from the network that allows access to California welfare benefits, and the ban may be extended to bingo halls, racetracks, gun stores and massage parlors, state officials said Friday. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said ATMS had been removed from 200 casinos and strip clubs. The announcement follows Times reports that millions of dollars have been withdrawn from welfare accounts at gambling establishments and adult clubs with debit cards issued to people on state aid. The cash, meant to help the needy feed and clothe their families, was dispensed at casinos and poker rooms at a rate of more than $227,000 per month between October and May, state officials have acknowledged.
NEWS
October 14, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt was cleared by an independent counsel Wednesday of allegations that he lied to a Senate committee about his role in rejecting an Indian casino in Wisconsin four years ago. Babbitt's clearance of any criminal wrongdoing after an 18-month investigation makes him the third Clinton Cabinet officer to suffer few or no criminal consequences from an outside counsel's review.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Northern California Indian tribe could begin building a $215-million Nevada-style casino this fall between Sacramento and Reno. A federal court rejected appeals of an Interior Department decision accepting 49 acres near Interstate 80, 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, into trust for the United Auburn Indian Community. A court of appeals is now considering an emergency stay of the ruling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A tribe that vowed to stay out of gambling but then turned around and proposed a casino could face a tough approval process if legislation introduced Thursday by a pair of California lawmakers wins approval. The measure by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) would give federal authorities and Sonoma County foes more scrutiny of a gambling resort planned by the Coast Miwok on a 2,000-acre swath on the northern edge of San Francisco Bay.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
Max Baer Jr. has gone to court in an effort to build his proposed $54-million Beverly Hillbillies Mansion & Casino in a Carson City, Nev., shopping center he shares with the Glenbrook Co. and J.C. Penney. Plans for the casino include a 200-foot flaming oil derrick, 30,000-square-foot casino with 800 slot machines and 16 game tables, a 240-room hotel and restaurants -- all keying on "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV series, in which Baer played Jethro Bodine.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1996
Seeking to expand its presence on the famed Las Vegas Strip, Hilton Hotels Corp. has held preliminary negotiations to buy the Barbary Coast casino, a tiny gambling operation prized for its location at one of the gambling capital's most prominent intersections. Executives from Beverly Hills-based Hilton met a few weeks ago with Barbary Coast's owners, Coast Resorts Inc. of Las Vegas, said Coast Resorts President Harlam Braaten. Hilton would not confirm any discussions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2003 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
It's been one fight after another since the Chumash Indians began expanding their gambling casino here. The casino has been criticized as an eyesore. County officials have said it should contribute more -- up to a few million dollars -- to offset increased costs to the community. Then local leaders started questioning whether the tribe should be allowed to serve wine in a fancy steakhouse it plans to add to its growing casino. Tribal Chairman Vincent Armenta decided enough was enough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1990 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A small Huntington Park casino, the target of a criminal investigation, filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Act just as county officials moved to collect $400,000 in delinquent property taxes and penalties, officials said Monday. Huntington Park Club Operations Ltd., part owner and operator of the Huntington Park Casino, owes its 20 largest creditors $610,382, according to the bankruptcy petition filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles.
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