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Caesars names gambling-industry veteran as new CEO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment is appointing a gambling-industry veteran as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through bankruptcy reorganization after joining Caesars in 2015. The change in leadership comes...

Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect

Apr. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from casino ownership. Unite Here approached gambling regulators in three states Wednesday, asking them to...

Asian shares fall amid global tensions, worries about growth

Apr. 9, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Wednesday following a slide on Wall Street amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 0.8% in morning trading to 21,635.16. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly...

Retailers try to lure customers with free Uber rides

Apr. 9, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While shoppers are getting everything from morning coffee to complete work wardrobes delivered to their homes, some businesses are working with ride-hailing company Uber to entice customers through their doors. Uber launched a voucher program Tuesday that enables companies like Westfield...

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

Apr. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones" were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the recognizable...

Women's basketball tournaments in Las Vegas put on show

Mar. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Women's basketball fans were treated to quite a show this week in Las Vegas with four conference tournaments played there. Could an NCAA regional be in the cards down the road — or even a Super Regional? Consider the coaches, administrators and players big proponents of the idea. "I...

Macau government extends MGM Resorts license to 2022

Mar. 15, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International has been authorized to continue operating casinos in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The company says the Macau government extended the gambling license of its China unit to June 2022. The casino giant will pay the government $24.7 million. Macau is the...