Charles Taylor is an unsung hero of aviation who worked with the Wright Brothers on their inaugural flights, including building a wind tunnel inside their bicycle shop.
Retired US Army Lt. Gen. David Melcher, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to ensure future infrastructure investment legislation includes robust funding for the nation's air transportation infrastructure. "Aviation is and must remain a critical, well-funded component of our nation's infrastructure," Melcher writes in this piece.
MGM Grand in Las Vegas held a skill-based golf tournament for cash over the weekend at Golfstream's laser course in the resort's interactive lounge. For a $20 entry fee, participants could bet and compete in putting, closest-to-the-pin and longest drive challenges.
Reno, Nev.-based Eldorado Resorts created a $17 billion regional gaming business and expanded its property by 12 new properties after acquiring Isle of Capri Casinos. With the $23-per-share purchase, Eldorado now owns 19 properties in 10 states.
Attributing gains to research and development investments, Scientific Games saw a 4.3% increase in revenue year over year for the first quarter. Gaming machine sales revenue rose, and the company recorded more table product sales.
Massachusetts lawmakers are reviewing online casino gaming to determine what effect it would have on the state's fledgling casino industry, Senate President Stan Rosenberg says. Two Las-Vegas style casinos under construction in the state are scheduled to open in the next two years.
The Ho-Chunk Nation has asked a judge to reject a lawsuit by a rival tribe seeking to halt Ho-Chunk's plans to expand a northern Wisconsin casino. The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians has sought a preliminary injunction against the Ho-Chunk's effort to add more than 100 slot machines, table games, a hotel and restaurant to its Wittenberg casino.
Owners of the Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Minnesota have upgraded the facility's Lagoon water park with an activity pool. The new addition includes space for water volleyball, an indoor deck and warm-water spa.