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February 7, 1993
A Granada Hills couple who recently moved to Las Vegas because they had been down on their luck won more than $1.8 million when they hit the world's largest quarter slot machine jackpot Saturday, casino officials said. Dean and Linda Marie Thomas relocated to Nevada in search of work after they lost their house and business a few months ago, officials said.
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SPORTS
April 16, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Las Vegas, which is trying to promote itself as a family tourist destination, has been eliminated from consideration as the home of the Mighty Ducks' minor league affiliate because "Disney and gambling are incongruous," Disney Sports Enterprises President Tony Tavares said Thursday.
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SPORTS
April 16, 1993 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Las Vegas, which is trying to promote itself as a family tourist destination, has been eliminated from consideration as the home of the Mighty Ducks' minor league affiliate because "Disney and gambling are incongruous," Disney Sports Enterprises President Tony Tavares said Thursday.
NEWS
February 7, 1993
A Granada Hills couple who recently moved to Las Vegas because they had been down on their luck won more than $1.8 million when they hit the world's largest quarter slot machine jackpot Saturday, casino officials said. Dean and Linda Marie Thomas relocated to Nevada in search of work after they lost their house and business a few months ago, officials said.
NEWS
April 7, 1985 | RONALD CLARKE, Reuters
Women in flowing gowns and clutching wilting bouquets and men in white suits stand in line with couples in jeans and T-shirts eating ice cream. An attendant moves quietly from couple to couple assuring everybody that they will be served as quickly as possible. The wedding business is booming in Nevada, the "quickie marriage" mecca of the United States. The gambling casinos of Reno and Las Vegas may be having a hard time, but wedding bells are ringing strong.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Las Vegas Sands Corp. won a hotly contested license to build Singapore's first casino, which could be the world's costliest casino-resort project by the time it opens in 2009. Singapore last year reversed its decades-old ban on casino gambling. Las Vegas Sands was selected for a license to build at Marina Bay over three other bidding groups -- MGM Mirage and CapitaLand Ltd.; Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Keppel Land Ltd.; and Genting International and Star Cruises Ltd. The project, on a 50.
SPORTS
October 3, 1987
Two months ago I purchased two tickets for the Sept. 27 Rams game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was canceled due to the players' strike and I hear I'm due a full refund. I bought my tickets through a Ticketmaster outlet, so when I returned there for a refund I was not given a refund for the "ticket processing charge" ($2.25 a ticket), only the face value of the ticket itself. So I lose $4.50 in the deal. What a sham! I prefer to do my gambling in Las Vegas. RICHARD S. BORDEN Moorpark
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Tribal casino betting grew 13% last year, four times faster than gambling in Las Vegas or on Mississippi riverboats. Tribal casinos took in $14.5 billion last year, compared with $12.8 billion in 2001, according to National Indian Gaming Commission data reported Tuesday by the Desert Sun. The study said nearly all the growth came from expansion of existing casinos.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1999 | Bloomberg News
MGM Grand Inc., the casino company controlled by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, said it plans to open the first legal casino in Detroit today, after receiving approvals from the mayor and Michigan state gaming regulators on Wednesday. The $235-million temporary casino will be replaced in about four years with an $800-million permanent gambling resort. Las Vegas-based MGM Grand is developing MGM Grand Detroit in a partnership with a group of local investors. The Detroit market could generate $1.
NEWS
September 2, 1987
A man suspected of being one of the "Marx Brothers Bandits" surrendered to federal authorities, four months after he was mistakenly set free in Nevada. Lawrence Edward Lockridge, 57, who was accidently released from the Clark County Detention Center on April 9, was arrested on the steps of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles a few days after he telephoned an attorney and announced that he wanted to turn himself in.
NEWS
April 7, 1985 | RONALD CLARKE, Reuters
Women in flowing gowns and clutching wilting bouquets and men in white suits stand in line with couples in jeans and T-shirts eating ice cream. An attendant moves quietly from couple to couple assuring everybody that they will be served as quickly as possible. The wedding business is booming in Nevada, the "quickie marriage" mecca of the United States. The gambling casinos of Reno and Las Vegas may be having a hard time, but wedding bells are ringing strong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1995
One business opportunity that our county residents may be overlooking is gambling casinos. Las Vegas has proved that casinos have drastically improved state revenues and lowered state taxes for local residents. Additionally, the additional income that tourists' dollars raise for the local economy cannot be understated. Each time a California resident or anyone else, for that matter, drops a chip on the tables in Las Vegas, that's revenue lost to the state of California. L.A. County is floundering, as is Orange County.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1989
A former president of Far Western Bank in Tustin and an alleged associate of a Los Angeles organized crime family pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court to charges that they fraudulently obtained credit lines for gambling at Las Vegas casinos. Roger McGinnis, 52, of Orange and Morton Goodman, 53, of the West Hills area of Los Angeles are charged in an 18-count indictment with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with the alleged 1984 scheme.
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