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Police in Laos seize meth pills in one of biggest busts

Sep. 24, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Laos have made their third largest seizure ever of methamphetamine, confiscating a haul of 33 million tablets along with 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, an official with the U.N. anti-crime agency said Saturday. The huge bust...

Execs: US internet casino gambling is poised for expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As sports betting has swept across the country with states, casinos and consumers eagerly embracing a new gambling market, internet casino games have grown much more slowly. But the online casino market has tremendous potential for growth and expansion,...

Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble. But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught the industry useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is...

Smoking ban talk nixed, but workers get loud outside casino

Sep. 22, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Irate that a session to discuss a proposed smoking ban during a major casino industry conference was snuffed out, casino workers and patrons opposed to smoking in the gambling halls held a noisy protest outside the meeting Thursday. About 100 people...

Record spending over California's legal gambling initiative

Sep. 21, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The campaign that could bring legalized sports betting to California is the most expensive ballot-initiative fight in U.S. history at about $400 million and counting, pitting wealthy Native American tribes against online gambling companies and less-affluent tribes over what's...

NJ casino, online, sports betting revenue up 10% in August

Sep. 16, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $470.6 million from gamblers in August, up more than 10% from a year earlier, according to figures released Friday by state gambling regulators....

NJ eyes extending robust online bet market another 10 years

Sep. 15, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mindful that its thriving internet gambling market is one of the brightest spots in New Jersey's uneven gambling landscape, the state's lawmakers are moving to extend authorization for online bets for another 10 years. A state Assembly committee held a hearing...

No women or minorities now run Atlantic City casinos

Sep. 13, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With the departure of the head of the Tropicana, none of Atlantic City's nine casinos is now led by a woman or a Black person — a rapid change from the diverse leadership of the city's casinos just two years ago. Jacqueline Grace left her job as senior...

Panel discussion on Atlantic City casino smoking is scrapped

Sep. 13, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Whether casinos should continue to allow smoking is a contentious issue in numerous states, particularly New Jersey, where the governor and more than half the state Legislature supports a bill to ban indoor smoking in gambling halls. A now-cancelled...

Hard Rock spends $100M to raise pay for non-tipped US staff

Sep. 12, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock International, the global gambling, entertainment and hospitality company, said Monday it is spending over $100 million to give significant raises to 10,000 non-tipped workers, most of them in the U.S. The raises, which include an immediate...