Casino Voucher A Mystery In Man’s Death

Louisiana casino take fell 4.4 percent in December

They said there was no indication the man was killed or targeted for winnings. The cause of death won’t be determined until completion of a toxicology report, which police said would take months. But Derrick Rockenstire, an employee at Xtra Mart on South Broadway , says Saratoga Springs Investigator Jack Barney told him twice that police recovered a casino voucher among his father’s possessions. His mother, Kathy Tyrel of Ballston Spa, said she heard Barney tell her son that police recovered a casino voucher worth $1,040 while they talked on a speaker phone in a funeral home. The son said Donald Rockenstire showed the $1,040 casino voucher to his landlord, who confirmed its existence. He said police changed their story about the voucher when he went to the police station to pick it up and an officer instead handed him the losing lottery tickets.
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AC casino revenue below $3B; 1st time in 22 years

21. “Our network has attracted the largest pool of players in the New Jersey online market, allowing us to offer our customers a wide selection of games and table stakes at all times,” said Keith Smith , president of Boyd Gaming, which owns half of the Borgata. “This gives our network a significant competitive advantage and positions us for further success.” He also said the initial figures answer one key question, at least for the Borgata: whether Internet gambling will bring in new revenue, or simply cannibalize existing brick-and-mortar operations. “When matching our online and land-based databases, we found that 60 percent of online casino customers had not been to Borgata in over a year, and over 75 percent had made fewer than two trips to Borgata in the past year,” Smith said.
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Although the Shreveport market total was down just $5,600 from a year ago and nearly equal to that in Lake Charles at $59.4 million, it was split among six riverboats and the Louisiana Downs track casino. The Margaritaville casino, which opened in June, took in $9 million. Revenue at the other five riverboats fell from 21.9 percent to 5.7 percent, while the slots casino’s revenue fell 17.1 percent to $4.8 million. In the New Orleans market, Harrah’s New Orleans casino made $28.5 million, down 17.8 percent from a year earlier, and the Treasure Chest riverboat took in $7.4 million, down 16 percent.
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