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The first Boston area resort casino set to open next month

May. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first Boston area casino is set to open next month. Wynn Resorts said Wednesday its Encore Boston Harbor casino will open June 23. The $2.6 billion casino is located in Everett. The resort style casino including dining, shopping and a hotel is the second to open in Massachusetts since...

Atlantic City casino earnings way down amid more competition

May. 22, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More casinos have meant less profit in Atlantic City since two gambling halls reopened last summer. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by nearly 30% in the first quarter of...

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

May. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference to the...

MGM discontinues talks with Wynn on Encore Boston purchase

May. 21, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — MGM Resorts International says it will no longer pursue buying Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn Resorts. MGM said Tuesday that stakeholders have concerns. It owns a casino in Springfield and wouldn't have been allowed to operate two in Massachusetts. Wynn Resorts says it agreed to end...

Workers concerned by hedge fund influence over casinos

May. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Casino workers in Detroit and their union leadership plan to speak before Michigan's Gaming Control Board about the influence hedge funds are having on the industry. Unite Here Local 24 says workers will tell board members Tuesday in Detroit that they are willing to work with gambling...

Application submitted for casino license in Pope County

May. 20, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Mississippi company has applied for a casino license in Arkansas, but the proposal lacks the backing of current local leaders. Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin on Monday said the state received an application last week from Gulfside Casino...

Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino

May. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International said in a joint statement they've engaged in conversations about the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor....

MGM might pay $800 million in Las Vegas shooting settlement

May. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history. "The company believes it is reasonably possible that a settlement will be...

Land-based casino rebranded as Caesars Southern Indiana

May. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

ELIZABETH, Ind. (AP) — Caesars Entertainment's Horseshoe Southern Indiana land-based casino that's currently under construction is being rebranded as Caesars Southern Indiana. Officials on Wednesday said that progress is being made on the $85 million project to create a 100,000-square-foot...

Another Pennsylvania casino gets sports-betting license

May. 15, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Another casino in Pennsylvania has secured a sports-betting license as casinos get closer to offering sports betting online. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday approved Mohegan Sun Pocono for a sports-betting license and Parx Casino told the gaming board that it...