ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to reverse its struggles, one Atlantic City casino is reversing its name.
The Ocean Resort Casino is now calling itself the Ocean Casino Resort. The change...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sports and horse wagering may soon be available for visitors to the two Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian casinos in western North Carolina.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino company Las Vegas Sands announced Wednesday it plans to spend $3.3 billion to add an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and more convention space to its property in...
Biloxi House wants to build 300-room casino on coast
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Another casino may be in the cards for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Local media reported that Biloxi House LLC has filed an application with the Mississippi Gaming...
Sports betting at upstate NY casinos can begin in May
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Upstate New York casinos authorized to offer sports gambling could be accepting wagers by Memorial Day weekend.
The state Gaming Commission formally posted its rules for...
Correction: Vegas-Paris Hotel story
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Feb. 27 about the new light show of the half-scale Eiffel Tower replica in Las Vegas, The Associated Press relying on outdated information provided by the company...
Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills...
Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.
The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Creek Casinos.
MGM closes on $850M purchase of Empire City Casino
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — MGM Resorts has closed on its $850 million purchase of Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway.
Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there.
Six decades later — with more than 30,000 live shows on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip alone — Newton is kicking off a new series of shows in the gambling mecca.
Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.
The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called "soft-play" testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.
Atlantic City told to pay new casino tax appeal settlement
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will again be forced to pay out millions to settle casino tax appeals just a year after they were told all issues were settled.
Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in ‘Casino’ is for sale
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale.
Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film "Casino," and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip.
Built in 1974, the property is considered modest today, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. It's offered for $419,900.
Fireworks, superstars ring in the new year in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rang in the new year across Las Vegas, watching fireworks launch from the top of some of the city's iconic casino-resorts, attending superstar performances at various venues and participating in a celebratory midnight toast.
UK tourist wins Christmas Eve $1M jackpot in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman visiting Las Vegas from the United Kingdom won a jackpot worth more than $1 million on Christmas Eve at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the woman had been playing for 90 minutes Monday morning when she hit a $1,023,743 jackpot on her 960th spin at a slot machine.
Poker player turns $5 bet into $1M at casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet.
The man, identified only as a Lakewood resident, made the three-card poker "6 Card Bonus" bet Saturday afternoon at the Borgata Hotel Casino. He then hit a royal straight flush of diamonds, a hand that overcame 1-to-20 million odds.
The man was dealt the 10, queen and ace of diamonds. The dealer's hand was the nine, jack and king of diamonds.
Prosecutor: No criminal charges in fight involving mayor
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — No criminal charges are being pursued against Atlantic City's mayor, a city councilman and three other people involved in an altercation outside a casino this month.
Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland announced Wednesday that his office wouldn't file charges stemming from the dispute.
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Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming deal partnership
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL.
With the announcement Wednesday, MGM Resorts is now the official gaming partner of the Jets. The agreement is the most comprehensive and integrated gaming partnership in the league, and the first to go beyond a casino sponsorship.
No bids for shuttered Asian-themed Las Vegas casino-hotel
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No one has bid at a foreclosure auction for the Lucky Dragon casino-hotel off the Las Vegas Strip.
The opening bid for Tuesday's auction was $35 million.
Three individuals were pre-qualified before the auction, but they did not offer any bids.
Lottery official: More casinos work to get sports betting
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting.
Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery Commission members Tuesday that the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester has paid the $100,000 annual licensing fee.
Unionized workers, Treasure Island reach tentative contract
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unionized workers have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Treasure Island casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Culinary Union says the five-year deal covers 1,500 workers, including housekeepers, bartenders, cocktail servers and others.
The union on Monday said the workers will soon vote to ratify the proposed contract. It includes wage increases and protections against sexual harassment.
Former employees of closed Trump casino to receive severance
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former employees of the now-closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City are set to receive their long-awaited severance checks.
Hundreds march in Las Vegas to demand contracts with casinos
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of unionized workers have marched in downtown Las Vegas to demand new contracts with two casino-hotels.
Members of the Culinary Union on Thursday marched down the Fremont Street entertainment district. The group of workers at one point was as long as three city blocks.
This is the latest effort from bartenders, housekeepers and other workers to secure new five-year labor agreements with the D and Golden Gate casino-hotels.
She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jennifer Liebelt and her family were rescued by boat from their home in Union Beach, New Jersey, as Superstorm Sandy destroyed it in 2012. Rather than rebuild, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina — where Hurricane Florence threatened their new home this week.
This time, there was no question of riding out the storm; she, two brothers, two sisters, her mother, a cousin and a cat piled into cars and headed north, hoping to squeeze in with relatives in New Jersey.
Jerseys on, wallets open as sports betting meets NFL season
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Football fans had their jerseys on and their wallets open as pro football season arrived in places where sports betting is newly legal.
New Jersey won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in May that clears the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting if they choose.
There was an hourlong wait in line to place bets at Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino as kickoff approached Sunday.
Report: New Mexico tribes’ slot machine winnings jump
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State numbers show nearly all of New Mexico's American Indian gaming tribes reported year-over-year growth in slot machine winnings from their casinos.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the state Gaming Control Board said some northern pueblos posted the biggest gains for the 2018 fiscal year.
West Virginia Lottery director resigns, effective Saturday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned, just after the launch of sports gaming at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town.
Gov. Jim Justice said in a news release that Alan Larrick informed him he would step down as director effective Saturday.
Justice said Larrick "has done an excellent job and he will be missed."
Justice said Friday he has appointed West Virginia Deputy Revenue Secretary Doug Buffington as acting director.
Racetrack with ‘moving grandstand’ proposed in New Mexico
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a "moving grandstand" that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses.
Daniel Lee, president and CEO of the Nevada-based Full House Resorts, is vying for New Mexico's sixth racetrack/casino license and hopes his $200 million resort and racetrack with the shifting grandstand will set him apart.
Sculpture inspired by tornado to greet new casino’s visitors
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — When visitors to the new MGM Springfield casino soon enter its hotel lobby, they will be greeted by a large, state-of-the-art sculpture that wraps around the interior of the building's entrance.
The piece, the work of New York artist Mia Pearlman, is an homage to the perseverance, resilience and triumph of the region in the aftermath of the tornado that tore through the city in 2011.
Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys.
Resort postpones reopening after closure due to storm damage
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale-area resort closed Aug. 11 because of storm flooding and damage is postponing its reopening.
The Talking Stick Resort and Casino on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community had planned to reopen Sunday but now says it needs more time to complete repairs and replace damaged equipment.
The resort's announcement Friday didn't provide a new date for reopening.
Groups seek again to legalize casinos at Nebraska tracks
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort.
Alleged scammer skips sentencing, loses plea deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An alleged Las Vegas casino scammer skipped his sentencing and thus loses the plea deal he accepted.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Mark Georgantas' attorney, Michael Pandullo, said his client was absent from court Wednesday because he was "currently in the hospital."
Vegas Strip SLS casino-hotel to assume control of W hotel
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip.
The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies one of the property's three towers.
The change at the property on the northern end of the Strip will take place Friday.
MGM told to tone down casino billboard
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A casino billboard visible from a Massachusetts highway won't use animations to draw visitors to MGM's $960 million resort.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday unanimously denied the Las Vegas company's request to run videos and moving images on a large, electronic billboard on the side of its parking garage facing Interstate 91 in Springfield.
Scottsdale-area resort may reopen a week after storm
PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say a Scottsdale-area resort impacted by recent storms may stay closed until next Sunday.
The Talking Stick Resort and Casino was evacuated early Saturday after a storm caused a major power outage.
The casino said in a statement Monday that water from multiple storms flowed into the area where the main and backup generators are kept, causing serious water damage.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's chief gambling regulator says three of the state's 15 riverboat casinos have indicated interest in moving their properties onshore, under a law passed earlier this year.
Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, said Monday the rules allowing riverboats to move onto land will be ready by year's end.
Keokuk officials consider development options for barge
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The future for a former casino barge remains uncertain as officials in southeastern Iowa talk of turning it into an event center, a boutique bed and breakfast or a floating mall with a restaurant.
A seven-member commission in Keokuk meets twice a month to discuss plans for the barge, the Quad-City Times reported .
Atlantic City ready to roll the dice again on boxing
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There was a moment of time when Atlantic City evoked images of Tyson and Gatti as much as tables and gamblers.
Donald Trump and Don King dominated the fight game as much as any heavyweight contenders. And when the next pay-per-view blockbuster bout was up for bid, AC always had a seat at the table.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest hotel and casino has canceled a Pat Benatar concert minutes before the show was to start.
An "unforeseen technical issue" is blamed for the cancellation at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers are set to picket in downtown Las Vegas as they continue their efforts to secure new contracts.
Culinary Union members on Friday will protest again outside the D and Golden Gate casino-hotels.
This will be the fourth week in a row that workers demonstrate outside the D.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Las Vegas and unionized workers continue to reach labor agreements two months after thousands of housekeepers, bartenders and others threatened to go on strike.
Members of the Culinary Union on Monday reached a tentative deal with Four Queens and Binion's casino-hotels in downtown Las Vegas.
The union says 650 members will be covered by the five-year contract if workers ratify it.