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Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City 'going in wrong direction'

Jan. 16, 2020 3:46 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global entertainment company bought its casino there nearly three years ago. Speaking after an employee meeting Thursday where Hard Rock...

Mayor Marty Small, left, speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. on Jan. 15, 2020 as City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz listens. The mayor called a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. A vote has been set for March 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special election on the question. Mayor Marty Small said Wednesday the...

Sports betting bill gains momentum by clearing House panel

Jan. 15, 2020 11:25 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky picked up bipartisan momentum Wednesday when a House committee voted unanimously to advance the measure that one estimate says would bring in about $22.5 million a year in new taxes. The measure sailed through the House Licensing,...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers the State of the Commonwealth Address to a joint session of the state legislature at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky governor reaffirms support for teacher pay raise

Jan. 14, 2020 9:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reaffirmed his support for a teachers' pay raise and made a pitch to overhaul a criminal-justice system soaking up too much of the state's money as he delivered his first State of the Commonwealth speech to the Republican-dominated legislature. Speaking to a...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. New Jersey's casinos won nearly $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic City gambling halls had won more than $3 billion, according to figures released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a culinary workers union hall Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democratic 2020 candidates vie for unions, Latinos in Nevada

Jan. 11, 2020 9:31 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates descended on Nevada on Saturday in an attempt to build relationships with Latino voters and win the coveted endorsement of the powerful casino workers’ Culinary Union. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, both running as Midwestern moderates...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...

This Aug. 26, 2015 photo shows Resorts casino owner Morris Bailey speaking during an event at his casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Bailey, along with the head of the city's main casino workers union and a retired state senator, say they will appeal the rejection of petition signatures seeking to force a special election to change Atlantic City's form of government. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Move to oust 'cartel' from Atlantic City Hall is rejected

Jan. 9, 2020 1:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An effort to drastically reshape government in Atlantic City, which has a tradition of corruption so extensive and colorful that it was the star of hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” has a hit a roadblock. In response to the storied dirty dealings of this seaside...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and Virginia House of Delegates speaker-designate, Eileen Filler-Corn, front right, are surrounded by Democratic Legislators as he outlines his legislative agenda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Top issues in the 2020 Virginia legislative session

Jan. 8, 2020 1:15 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are kicking off a 60-day legislative session with Democrats in full control for the first time in more than two decades. Here's a look at some top issues legislators will take up this year: GUNS Likely the most prominent debate this year will be on gun control, an...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Leagues finally cash in on sports betting by selling data

Jan. 7, 2020 7:07 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual property of...