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Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins

Sep. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released Thursday show gamblers lost $181 million statewide in August, up 8 percent from $168 million in August 2017. Only $645,000 of the...

Travel center part of Navajo plan to develop I-40 corridor

Sep. 20, 2018 10:11 PM EDT

LEUPP, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe's casino east of Flagstaff. Up to 20 Navajo college students will work on the project that's expected to be complete next summer. Officials broke ground Thursday. Plans for the...

Pennsylvania's ban on gambling contributions struck down

Sep. 19, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to political campaigns in the state, saying it is drawn so broadly that it is unconstitutional. In her 31-page opinion, U.S. District...

Lawsuit alleges Wynn cheated to win casino license

Sep. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company he founded lied and covered up misconduct to dupe Massachusetts into granting a license for a $2 billion casino, a former rival alleges in a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Boston's federal court, says Sterling Suffolk Racecourse would...

Oklahoma tribe gives $1.4M total to Arkansas casino proposal

Sep. 18, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Native American tribe contributed about $1.4 million to a ballot initiative that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas. The Driving Arkansas Forward committee reported Monday that the Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma donated $191,000 in August, pushing the tribe's total contributions...

Another rebel yell: Billy Idol returning for Vegas residency

Sep. 18, 2018 8:01 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rebel yell will be heard again in Las Vegas. Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation on Tuesday have announced Billy Idol is returning for his second residency at the Pearl Concert Theater. The 62-year-old, known for such hits as "Rebel Yell," ''Dancing with Myself" and "Mony Mony," will be...

MGM pulls in $9.5 million from gambling in first week open

Sep. 17, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — MGM's Massachusetts casino generated $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week open, state regulators reported Monday. The state Gaming Commission said in its monthly casino revenue report that MGM Springfield earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games like blackjack...

She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

Sep. 14, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jennifer Liebelt and her family were rescued by boat from their home in Union Beach, New Jersey, as Superstorm Sandy destroyed it in 2012. Rather than rebuild, they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina — where Hurricane Florence threatened their new home this week. This...

MGM says initial attendance, revenues strong for new casino

Sep. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Attendance from MGM's nearly $1 billion casino in Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, and revenues appear strong nearly a month after opening, MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis told state regulators Thursday. Mathis and other MGM officials updating the state Gaming Commission said...

Eldorado gets temporary OK to own Tropicana casino

Sep. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eldorado Resorts was given temporary approval to own Atlantic City's Tropicana casino, expressing optimism about a growing market rather than nervousness over increasing competition. The Reno, Nevada-based company is taking over the Atlantic City as part of a $1.85 billion...