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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...

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...

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...

William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey

Sep. 1, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly expanding...

New casino in Rhode Island opens to the public

Sep. 1, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new casino in Rhode Island has opened to the public. WPRI-TV reports that hundreds of people lined up at Twin River's Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton well before its 10 a.m. opening Saturday. The casino has 1,000 slot machines and 32 table games. It's replacing the Newport Grand...

Choctaws join non-Indian Mississippi casinos in taking bets

Aug. 31, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

CHOCTAW, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has joined state-regulated casinos in offering sports betting. The tribe's Golden Moon Hotel and Casino took its first bet Thursday morning. The Meridian Star reports that Hickory resident Eric Johannsen was the first bettor, placing a wager on...

Old cabins demolished at Lake Tahoe's Cal Neva Lodge

Aug. 28, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Work crews are demolishing some of the old cabins at the historic Cal Neva (NEE'-vuh) Lodge at Lake Tahoe due to fire and safety concerns. Andy Chapman, CEO and president of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, says the new owners who bought the property on the...

Hotel security in Vegas, elsewhere hasn't earned US backing

Aug. 27, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stadiums, corporate buildings and other facilities that draw crowds have strengthened their security since 9/11, and in return, they have earned U.S. protections in the event their efforts fail to prevent a terrorist attack and they are sued. But hotels have not received the same...

MGM opens Massachusetts casino with a flourish

Aug. 24, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' first resort casino with expansive gambling and entertainment options opened Friday with a Las Vegas-style flourish. After lining the streets for a procession through downtown Springfield that featured the Budweiser Clydesdale horses and other entertainment,...

The Latest: MGM opens Massachusetts' 1st resort casino

Aug. 24, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the grand opening of Massachusetts' first resort casino (all times local): 3:35 p.m. MGM has opened Massachusetts' first resort casino — a $960 million complex in downtown Springfield offering expansive Las Vegas-style gambling and entertainment options....