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This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Tropicana casino, center, in Atlantic City N.J. The Tropicana announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, the appointment of Jacqueline Grace senior vice president and general manager, making her the fourth women currently in charge of an Atlantic City casino and the second Black woman. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

Sep. 16, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos will be run by women, following Wednesday's appointment of a veteran female executive to run the Tropicana. Caesars Entertainment named Jacqueline Grace as senior vice president and general manager of Tropicana, one of four casinos it...

File- A gambler prepares to hand over cash at the sportsbook betting window inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. On Sept. 14, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators announced that New Jersey set a new national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single month in the U.S. with nearly $668 million bets on games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey sets US sports betting monthly record at $668M

Sep. 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a single month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2005, file photo, Judy King of Daytona Beach, Fla., holds her cigarette while playing a slot machine at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

Sep. 14, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of...

Gov. Steve Sisolak gives an update on the state's COVID-19 response, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool)

Nevada governor mulls church changes as court battle resumes

Sep. 3, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday he is pursuing the possibility of easing COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings as a rural church pushes forward with its legal effort to strike down the current 50-person cap as unconstitutional. Lawyers for Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley...

Dealers carry out a game of roulette at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J. on June 18, 2019.  In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, Atlantic City's top casino, the Borgata, accuses Ocean Casino Resort of poaching its top marketing executives, including one with a cell phone containing priceless information on the Borgata's top customers, who spend $1.5 million to $4 million per visit. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Borgata: Ocean Casino is poaching our execs, trade secrets

Aug. 28, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's top casino is accusing a rival of poaching a half-dozen of its top marketing executives in an attempt to “cripple” it by using secret details about its best and most profitable customers. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Nevada, the Borgata casino...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus ride an escalator as they arrive at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.South Korea counted its 11th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases Monday and health officials pleaded for people to follow guidelines or risk further restrictions or strains on hospitals. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea closes schools in greater capital area

Aug. 24, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that at least 193 students and teachers were found...

A woman plays a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. on July 2, 2020. Figures released Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, by New Jersey gambling regulators show Atlantic City's casinos lost $112 million in the second quarter of 2020 when all nine casinos were closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, compared to a profit of nearly $160 million in the second quarter of 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Virus closures send Atlantic City casinos to $112M Q2 loss

Aug. 24, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak sent Atlantic City's casinos plunging to a $112 million second quarter gross operating loss as the gambling houses remained closed for the entire three-month period, according to figures released Monday by state gambling regulators. That compares with an...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hold hands as they watch people carry the casket of Robert Trump out of the White House after a memorial service for the president's younger brother on Friday, Aug 21, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House holds memorial service for president's brother

Aug. 21, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes politics gives way to the personal at the White House. It has seen 18 weddings and at least 10 people are known to have died there, including two presidents and three first ladies. It served Friday as a place of mourning for President Donald Trump and his family, with a private...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a woman plays an electronic slot machine at at the reopening of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard. The American Gaming Association on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, reported a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenues for the second quarter of 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirus

Aug. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry's trade association reported Thursday. “COVID-19 has undoubtedly posed the most...

Gary Royster of Atlantic City holds up a wad of cash he used to gamble at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City on July 2, 2020, the day the casino reopened after being shut down for months amid the coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

Aug. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. Figures released Wednesday by the state...