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Eldorado must sell 3 Indiana casinos as part of Caesars deal

Jul. 11, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eldorado Resorts will have to sell three Indiana casinos by the end of this year as it takes over Caesars Entertainment. The Indiana Gaming Commission imposed that requirement Friday as it gave state approval for Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado’s $17.3 billion takeover of Caesars...

Maine casinos reopen; island marketed as coronavirus refuge

Jul. 10, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's casinos are emerging from a COVID-19 closure. Hollywood Slots opens on Friday, a day after the opening of the Oxford Casino. Both have limits on capacity and strict rules for disinfecting to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The openings come after the office of...

A woman scratches a $30 instant ticket while playing the lottery at Ted's Stateline Mobil on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Methuen, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Jul. 9, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in...

FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, the Eldorado Resort Casino stands in Reno, Nev. Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17 billion deal creating a gambling giant with properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries. The merger won unanimous endorsement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, after pointed questions from Nevada Gaming Control Board regulators and unanimous approval from the state Gaming Commission. Approval in coming days from regulators in Indiana and New Jersey would create the world's largest casino company under the Caesars Entertainment name. (Colton Lochhead/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Nevada regulators OK company buying Caesars Entertainment

Jul. 8, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead Wednesday from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17.3 billion deal creating a gambling giant owning or operating 55 properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries. “There’s only...

Lawsuit in tribal battle over North Carolina casino project

Jul. 8, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A yearslong bid by the South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation to build a casino and resort in North Carolina could stall once again following a lawsuit by North Carolina-based Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the latest development in a casino turf war between the two tribes. The...

Pennsylvania tries luck again in mini-casino license auction

Jul. 8, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will again seek to auction a mini-casino license on Sept. 2, under orders from state lawmakers in search of cash for a treasury starved of tax collections from shutdowns to contain the coronavirus. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday scheduled the auction...

Workers install plastic partitions, with a blue removable protective covering, between desks, Monday, June 15, 2020, on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. The partitions are being installed before the expected return of lawmakers to the Statehouse on Wednesday, June 17. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Special session raises coronavirus concern in Nevada capital

Jul. 8, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A day before the Nevada Legislature convened for a special budget session, Kelly Crompton, a lobbyist for the city of Las Vegas, boarded a Southwest flight and headed north to Carson City. Air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic felt wrong, Compton wrote in a Twitter post . But as...

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. At least 10 lawmakers and three congressional caucuses have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to government data released this week. A regional casino company led by the husband of Rep. Susie Lee received money. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Data: Congress created virus aid, then reaped the benefits

Jul. 7, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author and beneficiary of one of the biggest government programs in U.S. history. Under pressure from...

Nevada officials implore mask use in bid to stem coronavirus

Jul. 7, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada state and local officials implored people to heed the governor’s directive to wear masks and keep safe distances apart, while acknowledging they await a possible increase in coronavirus cases following Independence Day revelry. Clark County Commission Chairwoman Marilyn...

Nevada businesses, hospitality got $4B in federal loans

Jul. 7, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada business received more than $4 billion in loans under a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Data released by the U.S. Treasury Department this week showed more than 42,000 loans were issued to businesses in the Silver State, with...