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Trump adds support to Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill

Oct. 22, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — Full federal recognition of North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe got a boost with President Donald Trump expressing support for a U.S. Senate bill that could bring millions of dollars in additional funding to the Native American community. The tribe, based in Robeson County and with...

Workers walk through as they finish work at the Stadium Swim at the Circa Resort & Casino, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. The casino is scheduled to open in downtown Las Vegas in October. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Newest downtown Vegas casino set to open, pandemic or not

Oct. 22, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the 1,000-seat sports betting auditorium at the Circa Resort & Casino doesn’t get you, maybe the six rooftop swimming pools will. “We expect more than 4,000 people a day at Stadium Swim,” hotel co-owner Derek Stevens said during a recent preview of his...

Arizona sees 2nd day of more than 740 virus cases, 3 deaths

Oct. 19, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has seen more than 740 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths for a second consecutive day. State health officials on Monday reported 748 positive cases, nearly mirroring the figures of 742 new cases and three deaths from a day earlier. Officials with the Arizona Department...

New Mexico tribes concerned about pitch to expand gambling

Oct. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders in New Mexico are raising concerns about a proposal by non-tribal racetracks and casinos to overhaul the industry and open the state to Las Vegas-style gambling. They testified during a legislative meeting Monday that allowing unlimited slot machines, table...

Churches pay for billboards to oppose Virginia casino

Oct. 19, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — A coalition of churches is paying for billboards with messages designed to influence voters to reject a $400 million casino proposed to be built at a vacant mall in Virginia. Messages written in bold black letters are splashed across bright yellow billboards in Bristol, urging...

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows football fans waiting for kickoff in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 showed New Jersey broke its own recently set U.S. record for the most money bet on sports in a single month in September when gamblers plunked down more than $748 million on sports. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept

Oct. 15, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak. Figures released Thursday from the New Jersey Division of...

Tribe suing rival company over casino annex in Pope County

Oct. 14, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma tribe has sued a rival company and the Arkansas Racing Commission in an effort to stop a smaller annex casino from being built. Attorneys for Cherokee Nation Businesses filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Pope County Circuit Court against Gulfside Casino Partnership of...

Universal Music Group announces $1.2B resort in Mississippi

Oct. 12, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A coastal Mississippi city will be among the first sites to launch a hotel and casino backed by a major global music corporation, according to officials. The $1.2 billion Biloxi resort, a partnership between Universal Music Group and the Dakia U-Ventures investment group, is set to...

Democratic Mayor Marty Small poses on the Boardwalk, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Atlantic City, N.J. The East Coast gambling resort will have its third election of the year in November, this one to select a mayor to serve all of 2021. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

It's (seemingly always) election time in Atlantic City

Oct. 10, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Elections this year in this seaside gambling resort have seemed like spins of the roulette wheel: There's always another one coming right up. When voters cast ballots for a mayor to lead Atlantic City for the next year, it will be the third time so far this year that they have...

Massachusetts casinos cleared to offer roulette games

Oct. 9, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts casinos have been cleared by state gambling regulators to start offering roulette games again. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday unanimously voted to allow Encore Boston Harbor in Everett and MGM Springfield to offer roulette with modifications, including a...