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Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

Oct. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen...

Racing commission to wait on Pope County casino license

Oct. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Racing Commission says it will wait for the outcome of two lawsuits before considering applicants for a casino license in Pope County. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the panel made the decision Thursday. Arkansas voters have legalized four casinos to be...

GOP lawmakers: Push to legalize casinos would fail in Senate

Oct. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to pull the plug on one of Democrat Andy Beshear's campaign themes, two top Republican lawmakers said Thursday that any effort to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate. The statement reflected a policy reversal for Senate Majority Leader...

Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

Oct. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include new dining, entertainment and gaming space. The Gun Lake Tribe said preliminary site work has started at the casino in Wayland, MLive.com reported Thursday. "We are proud of...

Wynn announces management changes at Boston-area casino

Oct. 16, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened. The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio will be replaced by Brian Gullbrants, who most recently led food and beverage operations at the Everett...

In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling

Oct. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The relationship between Oklahoma and the tribes has sometimes been...

Lightfoot proposes 2 options for Chicago casino to lawmakers

Oct. 15, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pushing two options for a Chicago casino. One calls for a casino owned by both the city and the state, the other calls for a privately-owned casino. Lightfoot pitched the proposal to Illinois lawmakers. She said Tuesday either would require the Legislature to...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

MGM Resorts sells Circus Circus, Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip

Oct. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International announced the sale Tuesday of two casinos that will significantly alter its portfolio of Las Vegas Strip properties and offer up cash. The Las Vegas-based company said it is selling the Circus Circus hotel-casino for $825 million to Treasure Island casino owner...

New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

Oct. 15, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada...