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Cops: Waze app directs casino-bound drivers into wilderness

Jan. 21, 2020 9:44 AM EST

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — An ad in the Waze navigation app is misdirecting motorists headed to Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa into the wilderness of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, police said. Jackson Township police posted on Facebook that officers in recent weeks have had to help motorists who...

Atlantic City mayor: Tear down 'eyesore' of ex-Trump casino

Jan. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's mayor wants to demolish the former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Mayor Marty Small said in a speech Thursday to a business group that knocking down the vacant casino once owned by President Donald Trump is one of his main goals for 2020. It is currently owned...

Harrah's Reno sold; plans for non-gambling mixed-use remodel

Jan. 16, 2020 5:34 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Harrah's Reno has been sold to an affiliate of a Las Vegas investment firm with plans to turn the long-time hotel-casino into a non-gambling property with apartments, office space and retail stores. Caesars Entertainment confirmed the sale of the iconic downtown hotel-casino dating to the...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International is selling the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5 billion. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand real estate assets for $2.5B

Jan. 14, 2020 12:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International is selling the real estate assets of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5 billion. The joint venture includes private-equity and real estate company Blackstone Group and MGM Growth Properties LLC. MGM Resorts anticipates cash...

Nevada casino winnings fall just short of $1B in November

Dec. 27, 2019 3:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos brought in nearly $938 million in winnings in November, down slightly from the same month a year ago, regulators said Friday. A steep decline in baccarat winnings contributed to an overall 3% decline in total winnings from the same month a year ago, the Nevada Gaming Control...

Las Vegas hosting 20th fireworks show to mark 2020 New Year

Dec. 27, 2019 11:41 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fireworks in the skies and stars on stage are set to mark an annual New Year’s Eve celebration that has grown in size and scale since starting two decades ago to draw revelers to the Las Vegas Strip. “America’s Party” organizers and tourism officials expect...

This Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 photo shows Terry Glebocki on the casino floor of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J., shortly before she was announced as the casino's new CEO. Glebocki was named CEO after serving in the job in an interim capacity since August. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort names Glebocki as CEO

Dec. 3, 2019 7:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City has hired Terry Glebocki as its CEO after she served in the job in an interim capacity since August, officials announced Tuesday. Glebocki has more than 30 years of financial management experience and recently also served as the...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino reflects the last sunlight of the day along the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in October, marking the sixth time this year the state has topped the mark in a key monthly index of fiscal health. A strong Nevada Gaming Control Board report on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, reflected a tough comparison with a year ago. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada casinos top $1B in monthly winnings; 6th time in 2019

Nov. 26, 2019 3:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in October, marking the sixth time this year the state has topped the mark in a key index of fiscal health, regulators said Tuesday. Despite the strong monthly showing in the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s report, house winnings...

Airline catering workers plan protest at Las Vegas airport

Nov. 26, 2019 1:23 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airline catering workers and members of the casino-workers Culinary Union say they will protest at the Las Vegas airport on a busy travel day heading into Thanksgiving. The workers plan to picket at Terminal 1 at McCarran International Airport Tuesday near American Airlines departures. The...