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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...

Mississippi gambling regulators approve sports betting rules

Jun. 21, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state-regulated casinos could begin taking sports bets as soon as late July, after gambling regulators on Thursday approved rules regulating sports betting. The state Gaming Commission unanimously approved the rules without discussion, said Executive Director Allen...

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,...

Senate votes to send $9.6B state budget to governor's desk

Jun. 20, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved the state's budget. The Senate voted 34-2 Wednesday to send the $9.6 billion budget to the governor. The chamber made no changes to the House spending plan. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) says she will sign it Friday. The...

Mississippi regulators could approve sports betting rules

Jun. 20, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote Thursday on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting, clearing the way for sports books to open in the state's 28 casinos in July. The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for consideration Thursday....

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...

Proposed Connecticut casino wins key local permit

Jun. 20, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A proposed casino that would be run jointly by Connecticut's federally recognized Native American tribes to compete with a nearby casino in Massachusetts has won a key local permit. The Hartford Courant reports that East Windsor's planning and zoning commission on Tuesday...

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...