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APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Jun. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That's significantly earlier than a...

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

Jun. 21, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the word...

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

Jun. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Denver developer and New Jersey gambling regulators made a big bet Thursday on the future of Atlantic City and a casino that flopped four years ago, granting a casino license to the Ocean Resort Casino a week before it is due to reopen. The property is the former Revel casino,...

Ocean Resort Casino owner: We'll surprise the world

Jun. 20, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casinos promised to "surprise the world" when the former Revel casino reopens next week. And the surprises began Wednesday when the casino's executives unveiled some optimistic financial projections that would see it do better than...

Casino mogul Felix Rappaport succumbs to heart disease

Jun. 20, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut casino mogul has died of heart disease. The state's medical examiner's office says Foxwoods Resort Casino President and CEO Felix Rappaport died Monday at the casino. Rappaport spent more than four years as the leader of Foxwoods, one of the world's...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas ratify contract

Jun. 19, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract Tuesday. The contract includes wage increases, new paid bereavement leave and stronger protections against sexual...

The Latest: Unionized MGM workers in Las Vegas OK contract

Jun. 19, 2018 11:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the ratification of a contract covering unionized workers of MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Housekeepers, bartenders, cooks, bellmen and other unionized workers of casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas have...

Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

Jun. 15, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn't enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised "significant issues" about legislation that would allow bets at...

Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal

Jun. 14, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in two sessions to ratify an...