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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...

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...

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...

Sports betting soars to $95M in New Jersey in August

Sep. 12, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is a second-inning home run in New Jersey, where gamblers plunked down more than $95 million on sporting events in August, helping Atlantic City's casinos to one of their biggest monthly revenue increases in three decades. The $95.6 million wagered on sports in...

APNewsBreak: MGM offers deal to shooting victims it's suing

Sep. 11, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International drew criticism Tuesday for saying hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting, who are being sued by the casino operator, could opt to have the money that will be used to serve them a lawsuit instead donated to a charity. The company in July sued more...

McCain had complicated relationship with Indian Country

Sep. 8, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John McCain hadn't been elected to the U.S. Senate when a fellow veteran and friend spotted him at the annual Navajo Nation Fair. "Someone should tell this representative that he's only a representative ... this is not even his district," former Navajo Chairman and President...

Interior Department rules against tribe in trust land bid

Sep. 7, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior ruled Friday it cannot hold land in trust for a Massachusetts tribe, reversing a decision it made under former President Barack Obama and throwing into doubt the tribe's plans for a $1 billion casino. The agency, in its 28-page ruling, said the Mashpee...

The Latest: 4 roll out new sports bet lines in New Jersey

Sep. 6, 2018 8:47 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's expanding sports betting market (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Caesars casino has launched its online sports betting operation. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said earlier Thursday afternoon that Caesars had launched its online sports...