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Tight finances close Mississippi golf course after 55 years

Dec. 2, 2020 5:12 PM EST

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Owners have closed a 55-year-old golf course on the Mississippi Gulf Coast as they faced decreasing revenue and an expensive annual contract to lease carts. Workers at Hickory Hill Golf Club in Gautier pulled all the flags and and the course shut down at the end of play Monday, the...

This Sept. 5, 2019 photo shows a gambler making a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. Participants in a national sports betting conference on Dec. 1, 2020, agreed that huge holes in state budgets due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the demonstrated eagerness of fans to bet on sports are likely to spur a further expansion of sports betting and online casino gambling in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus, fan eagerness may spur sports bet, casino expansion

Dec. 2, 2020 12:34 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Huge holes in state budgets due to the coronavirus pandemic and the demonstrated eagerness of fans to bet on sports are likely to spur a further expansion of sports betting and online casino gambling, experts said Tuesday. Speaking at the Betting On Sports America online...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is seen at an event at Los Angeles City Hall. Huizar was arrested in June 2020 on allegations he masterminded a $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme tied to the approval of large building projects. Prosecutors say the scheme sought to illegally profit from development of the city's burgeoning downtown district. Federal authorities announced new charges and additional defendants Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in the wide-ranging corruption case against the Los Angeles city councilman and his alleged associates. (Walt Mancini/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

New charges, defendants announced in LA corruption case

Nov. 30, 2020 8:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities announced new charges and additional defendants Monday in a wide-ranging corruption case against a Los Angeles city councilman and his alleged associates. The new defendants include a former deputy mayor, the billionaire chairman of a Chinese real estate company and a...

COVID spotlights Las Vegas' need to offer more than tourism

Nov. 30, 2020 3:51 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic’s widespread impact has reminded Las Vegas officials that they need to diversify their economy beyond tourism. There hasn't been a lack of trying but the need has been laid even more bare thanks to COVID-19, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. With...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, patrons place in person bets during the launch of legalized sports betting in Michigan at the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Detroit. Michigan casinos could launch online sports betting and gambling games in December once state lawmakers waive the remaining time they have to review proposed licensing rules. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 10 legislators, will effectively bless the new regulations at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, said the chairman, Republican Sen. Pete Lucido. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Michigan nears launch of online sports betting, other games

Nov. 30, 2020 3:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan casinos could launch online sports betting and gambling games in December once state lawmakers waive the remaining time they have to review proposed licensing rules. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 10 legislators, will effectively bless the new...

Caesars gets year extension for selling Indiana casino

Nov. 28, 2020 9:45 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment will have another year to sell its northwestern Indiana casino as required by state officials. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted this past week to give the Nevada-based company an extension from what had been a Dec. 31 deadline. The commission ordered Caesars in...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, John Keeler, Vice President and General Counsel for Spectacle Entertainment, addresses the members of the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. Keeler has been indicted Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, on federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions to a former state lawmaker's unsuccessful congressional campaign. (Doug McSchooler/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Indiana investigation could imperil new casino projects

Nov. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An investigation stemming from allegations of illegal political contributions by a longtime Indiana casino executive could snarl the future of multimillion-dollar projects for new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute. The Indiana Gaming Commission has more than 10 people under investigation...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus plays an electronic slot machine during the reopening of the Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Casinos in Nevada reported another month of flat winnings in October, marking a sluggish month in a key index of statewide fiscal health. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Tuesday, Nov. 24 that casino house winnings of almost $823 million statewide were down 19.5% compared with the same month a year ago, when casinos on a hot streak reported winning more than $1 billion. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Casino winnings flat in October; figures down 36% this year

Nov. 24, 2020 1:09 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casinos in Nevada on Tuesday reported flat winnings in October, marking another sluggish month in a key index of statewide fiscal health. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casino house winnings of almost $823 million statewide were down 19.5% compared with the same month a year ago,...

FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn gestures during a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn won a battle in a legal fight about whether Nevada gambling regulators can fine him over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct even though he no longer is licensed or involved in the gambling industry. A Wynn attorney declined Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, to comment about a state court judge's finding that because Wynn has no ties to the casino business, the state Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board have no jurisdiction over him. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Steve Wynn wins round in legal fight with Nevada regulators

Nov. 23, 2020 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn won a battle in a legal fight about whether Nevada gambling regulators can discipline or fine him over allegations of workplace sexual misconduct even though he no longer is licensed or involved in the gambling industry. Wynn attorney Colby Williams...

In this July 1, 2020 photo, Steven Ford, a worker at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., sprays slot machines with disinfectant as the casino prepared to reopen after 3 1/2 months of being shut down due to the coronavirus. On Nov. 23, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators released figures showing Atlantic City's casinos saw their gross operating profits decline by 37% in the third quarter of 2020 as they reopened under restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City casino earnings fall 37% amid pandemic limits

Nov. 23, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos saw their collective profits fall by more than 37% in the third quarter of this year as they reopened with capacity limits and costly measures designed to stem the coronavirus pandemic. In figures released Monday by the state Division of Gaming...