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Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe announces $350M casino project

Jan. 17, 2020 1:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Virginia announced plans Friday to develop a $350 million casino resort in the state's capital and a separate one in Norfolk. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe purchased three properties in south Richmond for the development of the casino and a fourth parcel about 5...

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania hits new record high

Jan. 16, 2020 4:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's commercial casinos reached a new high in revenue last year, state regulators said Thursday, a record boosted by an aggressive new expansion of gambling authorized by state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf in 2017. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said revenue at the...

Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City 'going in wrong direction'

Jan. 16, 2020 3:46 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global entertainment company bought its casino there nearly three years ago. Speaking after an employee meeting Thursday where Hard Rock...

MGM Springfield reports lowest month of gambling revenue

Jan. 16, 2020 11:19 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts casino reported its lowest monthly revenue in its 16-month history. MGM Springfield's December gross gambling revenue was $18.9 million, down from $21.6 million a year ago. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released its monthly numbers Wednesday. The new numbers...

Mayor Marty Small, left, speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. on Jan. 15, 2020 as City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz listens. The mayor called a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. A vote has been set for March 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special election on the question. Mayor Marty Small said Wednesday the...

Group wants to build casino-hotel at Des Moines airport

Jan. 15, 2020 6:55 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A development group that wants to build a $225 million casino and hotel at the Des Moines airport said the project would help pay for a planned new terminal. Highview Development Group presented the plan to the Des Moines Airport Authority board on Tuesday. The complex would...

Vegas teachers file petition for casino tax hike initiative

Jan. 14, 2020 7:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-area teachers want to ask Nevada voters to approve a state constitutional amendment to hike taxes on the largest casinos in the state to raise as much as $315 million a year. An initiative and petition filed Monday with state election officials is sponsored by a new political...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. New Jersey's casinos won nearly $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic City gambling halls had won more than $3 billion, according to figures released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Group calls for changes to settlement between Maine, tribes

Jan. 14, 2020 4:34 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Proposed changes to a decades-old settlement between Maine and American Indian tribal groups could give the tribes more authority in long-debated subjects such as gambling and fishing rights. A task force handed its recommendations to the Maine Legislature's Judiciary Committee, which...

Ohio gambling revenue rises again, to record $1.94B in 2019

Jan. 12, 2020 10:39 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gambling revenue at Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions. Continuing a year-to-year upward trend, it brought the total to $11.9 billion in gambling revenue...