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Penn National seeks first Pennsylvania sports betting permit

Aug. 17, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Gaming is the first casino operator in Pennsylvania to apply for a license to offer sports betting in the state, now that regulators cleared it to begin. Penn National submitted a 107-page application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday. A gaming board...

Vegas Strip SLS casino-hotel to assume control of W hotel

Aug. 16, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies one of the property's three towers. The change at the property on the northern end of the Strip will take place Friday. The SLS...

Pennsylvania tees up sports bets, not in time for NFL season

Aug. 15, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports betting is teed up in Pennsylvania, but it won't be up and running for the Sept. 6 start of the National Football League season. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a set of regulations Wednesday that agency officials say is sufficient to allow sports betting to...

Evansville officials back project for WWII troop ship move

Aug. 14, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A restored World War II naval vessel will move to a more prominent location along the Ohio River in Evansville under a plan approved by city officials. Construction is expected to start this fall on a $2.8 million project to prepare the former site of the Tropicana Evansville casino...

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

Aug. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal. Those figures were part of a report that showed that Hard Rock debuted as Atlantic City's No. 3 casino in terms of...

University board OK's purchase of former casino near campus

Aug. 8, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Stockton University's board of trustees has given approval for the purchase of a former casino site near a campus slated to open next month in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The university says the purchase agreement with Clearwater, Florida-based TJM Properties involves 11 upland lots...

Nevada nears new sexual harassment policies at casinos

Aug. 8, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's chief gambling regulator said Wednesday she's been encouraged by the input she's received from casino executives and workers as the state's Gaming Control Board considers rules addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Board Chairwoman Becky Harris said she's...

Nevada Gov. Sandoval to marry gambling industry veteran

Aug. 7, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to marry a veteran of the gambling industry. Sandoval's office announced Tuesday he will marry Lauralyn McCarthy on Saturday. She has worked in the gambling industry for more than two decades, including at casino equipment manufacturers Aristocrat...

Wynn Resorts adds former Deutsche Bank CEO to board

Aug. 7, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors. The Las Vegas-based company announced the appointments Tuesday. The addition of Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox and former Deutsche Bank executive Richard Byrne brings the...

Casino trade group updates rules to include sports betting

Aug. 7, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. has updated its code of conduct for responsible gambling to specify that it applies to sports betting activities. The American Gaming Association unveiled the updated policies Tuesday. The changes come months after the U.S. Supreme...