Board approves casino, resort at Southern Illinois winery
MARION, Ill. (AP) — Local officials have advanced a plan for a resort and casino on the site of a Southern Illinois winery.
The Southern Illinoisan reports the Williamson County board on...
New Boston-area casino springs water leak in poker room
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Water pouring from the ceiling forced poker players at a Boston-area casino to fold their hands and scramble from the room.
Raiders to partner with casino for new Las Vegas stadium
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders are partnering with a California-based tribal casino on their new stadium in Las Vegas.
The Raiders say the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will become a...
1st month of Indiana sports betting draws $34.5M in wagers
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Gaming Commission says the opening month of sports betting at Indiana casinos attracted $34.5 million in wagers.
Gambling in the dark: Casinos hit with power outage
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A lightning strike caused power to go out in several Atlantic City casinos for several hours early Sunday.
Atlantic City Electric tells the Press of Atlantic City...
Nevada casinos report strong month of winnings in August
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos reported a strong month of house winnings in August, up 4.3% compared with the same month a year ago, state regulators said Friday.
Oaklawn announces increase in employees’ minimum wage
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs is raising the minimum wage for its nearly 1,000 employees.
The racetrack and casino said Monday that it would increase...
Vegas area, casinos charge ahead with electric vehicle spots
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As more electric vehicles hit the streets, additional places to charge them are popping up in Las Vegas.
Casino companies, Clark County, shopping centers and the University...
House speaker says state lottery cost the taxpayers money
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says the state lottery cost taxpayers money by not ordering the removal of 360 underperforming video slots machines from the...
Vegas hotel-casino plans to make outdoor pool a domed venue
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas hotel-casino says it's going to turn "dayclub" partying into a year-round activity by enclosing one of its swimming pools and surrounding cabanas with a frame and...
Kyle Berkshire wins World Long Drive Championship
THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Berkshire won the World Long Drive Championship on Wednesday night, beating two-time champion Tim Burke with a 406-yard drive at WinStar World Casino and...
Indiana casinos ready for start of sports wagering
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three casinos are set with celebrations Sunday that will mark Indiana becoming the 12th state allowing sports betting.
Casinos near Indianapolis, Chicago and Cincinnati...
Rhode Island to remove 360 underperforming casino slots
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Lottery has ordered the removal of 360 underperforming video slots machines from the Twin River casinos.
Iowa casino fined for underage gambling violation
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's casino gambling oversight commission has fined an Altoona casino for allowing a 19-year-old man to gamble and drink alcohol there earlier this year.
Las Vegas Hooters hotel-casino sold, will become OYO Hotel
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Hooters hotel-casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been sold to an Indian hotel company and will be rebranded as the OYO Hotel and Casino.
Iowa becomes 11th state in US to allow sports gambling
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Six Iowa casinos began accepting bets on sporting events Thursday, making the state the 11th in the nation and first in the Midwest to allow such wagering.
Miss America pageant leaving Atlantic City for Connecticut
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't.
Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board has selected a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a casino in Chicago.
The Gaming Board announced last week that it had...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The site of the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas is part of a redevelopment plan aimed at revitalizing the city's west side.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas resort's new slogan "The Strip Starts Here" is sparking pushback from nearby hotels and casinos.
KSNV-TV reports the SLS Las Vegas recently celebrated its...
All backgrounds bet on becoming World Series of Poker champ
Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada won nearly $982 million from gamblers in May, down almost 6 percent compared with more than $1 billion during the same month a year ago, the Nevada Gaming...
Casino dealer accused of trying to help players win
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo casino card dealer has been accused of cheating for the benefit of players.
Black Hawk County court records say 27-year-old Jordan Makinster is charged with...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners.
VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck...
Maine sees record casino year, but it might not last
OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine's two casinos set a state gambling record last year by taking in almost $144 million.
The Portland Press Herald reports the 5% increase in spending is a result of...
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TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — With casinos in northwest Mississippi's Tunica County continuing to shrink, another big employer wants to give displaced workers a chance.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based casino company with plans to expand into Washington state says it has acquired three more northeast Nevada properties.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — ESPN viewers will soon start seeing a lot more of casino giant Caesars Entertainment.
The companies announced Tuesday a partnership that designates Caesars as the network's...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The National Indian Gaming Commission has proposed fining the St. Croix Chippewa $5.5 million over accusations that the Wisconsin tribe's leaders pocketed at least $1.5 million in...
Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV received a secret donation of $25 million from a Las Vegas casino builder and movie studio owner.
The estate of Kirk Kerkorian anonymously donated the funds to the...
Wynn, Encore to offer free self-parking starting in May
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Las Vegas says it will resume offering free self-parking at its Wynn and Encore resorts on the Las Vegas Strip starting in May.
Ocean Resort Casino? No more; now it’s Ocean Casino Resort
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.
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.