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High rollers: Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

Jun. 24, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The acquisition will put about 60 casino-resorts in 16 states under a single name, Caesars, creating the largest gambling operator in the United States. The deal —...

Casino announces $60 million hotel project

Jun. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania casino has announced plans to break ground on a $60 million hotel project. The Rivers Casino Pittsburgh says the 219-room, four-star property to be built in the North Shore will be called "The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh." Officials say they expect the seven-story...

Pennsylvania gives first OK for plan to build mini-casino

Jun. 12, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's gambling offerings are growing again. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday cleared Penn National Gaming's plan to build a mini-casino close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, near the city of Reading. It's the first of five mini-casino licenses auctioned off...

Top Democrat hoping to craft gambling deal with tribes

May. 31, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

Connecticut's House Speaker said Friday he was trying to throw a "Hail Mary pass" to reach a deal with the state's two federally recognized tribes on gambling legislation that could include sports betting, internet gambling and a possible casino in Bridgeport. Democrat Joe Aresimowicz said he has held private...

Overseas investors in shuttered Vegas casino demand refunds

May. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers and former managers of Asian-themed Lucky Dragon casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold in Las Vegas are now facing investor lawsuits. Some plaintiffs are Chinese investors seeking refunds amid complaints they haven't gained conditional...

The first Boston area resort casino set to open next month

May. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first Boston area casino is set to open next month. Wynn Resorts said Wednesday its Encore Boston Harbor casino will open June 23. The $2.6 billion casino is located in Everett. The resort style casino including dining, shopping and a hotel is the second to open in Massachusetts since...

Another Pennsylvania casino gets sports-betting license

May. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Another casino in Pennsylvania has secured a sports-betting license as casinos get closer to offering sports betting online. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday approved Mohegan Sun Pocono for a sports-betting license and Parx Casino told the gaming board that it...

ESPN, Caesars Entertainment ink sports betting deal

May. 14, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — ESPN viewers will soon start seeing a lot more of casino giant Caesars Entertainment. The companies announced Tuesday a partnership that designates Caesars as the network's official odds data supplier on TV and digital platforms. The companies say Caesars' data and branding will be added...

Atlantic City's Ocean Casino is finally making money

May. 5, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund. The Ocean Casino Resort, which until a few weeks ago was known as the Ocean Resort Casino , has greatly reduced its debt and...

The Latest: Lawyer from North Carolina wins Miss USA 2019

May. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT): 7:05 p.m. Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina has been crowned Miss USA 2019. Alejandra Gonzalez of New Mexico was the first-runner up, and Oklahoma's Triana Browne the second-runner up during the competition Thursday...