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This April 9, 2020 photo from Atlantic City NJ shows casino workers and union officials from Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans and Mississippi participating in a video conference at which they called on the casino industry to pay them through the duration of the coronavirus shutdown. Many casino companies gave workers two weeks pay upon closing but workers say that's not nearly enough. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

Apr. 9, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of coronavirus shutdowns. In an online conference Thursday, casino workers and their union leaders from Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New...

Rows of patient beds are shown at a military field hospital, Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. Officials said the facility, which will be used for people with medical issues that are not related to the new coronavirus outbreak, has more than 200 beds and is ready now to receive patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Tribal casinos in WA closing due to coronavirus

Apr. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Washington: SCHOOL CLOSURE EXTENDED Schools in Washington state will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus and the state’s more than 1.2 million public and private K-12 students will continue...

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard, center right, greets a visitor in a vehicle at a coronavirus testing site, Monday, April 6, 2020, at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, R.I.  Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday that CVS Health is rolling out a free, rapid COVID-19 test at the new drive-through testing site. Results from tests being administered at the site could be ready in as little as 15 minutes, the governor said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rapid virus testing site opens; new jobless program launched

Apr. 6, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

A rapid virus testing site opened in Rhode Island on Monday and the state is launching a new federal jobless benefits program while shuttering more courthouses. A look at those and other virus-related developments in the state: __ RAPID TESTING SITE CVS Health began offering a free, rapid COVID-19 test at a new...

People prepare places to sleep at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Homeless area set up as Nevada seeks supplies amid outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — People unable to use a shelter tied to a coronavirus case were laying out blankets on white-lined patches of pavement in Las Vegas as officials nationwide work to protect residents who cannot stay in homes to help slow the spread of the illness. Residents were preparing to sleep in areas...

Missouri casino group: Unregulated slots are a health risk

Mar. 27, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group that represents Missouri's 13 casinos is calling for state and local health departments to shut down the roughly 14,000 unregulated electronic slot machines that can be found in many gas stations, bars and clubs because it says they are a health hazard during the...

Judge kicks back rejected casino application to racing panel

Mar. 26, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge ruled that the Arkansas Racing Commission erroneously rejected a casino application, concluding that the bases on which it was initially denied are unconstitutional. The Racing Commission rejected Gulfside’s application, along with four others, because they...

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2009 file photo shows casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Before closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Nevada casinos had a very good February _ taking in more than $1 billion in house winnings for the third month in a row, regulators reported Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Nevada casinos had big February, before coronavirus closures

Mar. 26, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Nevada casinos had a very good February — taking in more than $1 billion in house winnings for the third month in a row, regulators reported Thursday. The statewide “casino win” figure of $1.04 billion was...

Nevada bracing for budget hit with virus hurting tourism

Mar. 25, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada's world-famous nightlife and gambling at a near standstill to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, state leaders are bracing for a serious hit to the state budget just as demand for services like unemployment benefits are expanding. Gambling taxes are the second-biggest...

The Latest: Beijing screening overseas flights for virus

Mar. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 275,000 people and killed more than 11,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 88,200 people have recovered...

Virus not likely to stop Nebraska marijuana, casino measures

Mar. 22, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may still get a chance to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling even though the new coronavirus has forced activists to stop collecting signatures to place the issues on the November ballot. Organizers from both campaigns said they’re confident...