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Civil rights and business leader dies

Aug. 24, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island civil rights and business leader has died. The Providence Journal reports Michael Van Leesten died Friday. He was 80. Van Leesten helped co-found and served as CEO of the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Rhode Island, which provides job training, career...

After underwhelming first year, can casino improve fortunes?

Aug. 24, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday. But one year after opening in western Massachusetts, MGM Springfield has underperformed its lofty revenue promises...

2 ex-state lawmakers appointed to Missouri Gaming Commission

Aug. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports and bingo. Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointments Friday to the Missouri Gaming Commission of former Republican Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, and former...

Atlantic City casino profits down 6.8% in 2nd quarter

Aug. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — More competition continues to mean smaller profits for Atlantic City's casinos. The nine casinos saw their gross operating profit decline by nearly 7% in the second quarter of this year. It's the latest indication that the addition of two new casinos last summer is making things...

Oregon casino sports betting ready to open, state will delay

Aug. 22, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon casino plans to begin offering sports betting ahead of the state lottery agency, which does not expect to meet its goal of starting when professional football kicks off, officials said. Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City expects to open sports betting Aug. 27, The...

Finger Lakes casino latest in New York to take sports bets

Aug. 21, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) — The del Lago Resort & Casino will start accepting bets on sports. The "sportsbook" opening ceremony Friday at the Finger Lakes casino will feature former NFL Pro Bowler and Syracuse University quarterback Donovan McNabb. Casinos around the New York began taking sports bets after...

Ethics commission to investigate complaint against governor

Aug. 20, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state ethics commission has decided to open a formal investigation into Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's dealings with the company that runs Rhode Island's lottery. The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint. WPRI-TV reports the commission voted Tuesday to open the...

Wyoming casino new management plans to

Aug. 19, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New leaders at a Wyoming tribe's gambling enterprise say their goal is to return the greatest amount of money possible to the tribe. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the new leadership team from the Northern Arapaho Tribe announced several changes during a tribal citizens meeting...

Ohio to regulate fantasy sports in time for NFL season

Aug. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Casino Control Commission's new rules for fantasy sports wagering in the state would ban participants from allowing systems to pick their players, a practice known as "auto drafting." Rules against individuals randomly selecting players for their rosters would apply only to...

Vice President Pence planning Detroit, Indianapolis trips

Aug. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be heading to the Midwest in the coming weeks, with speeches planned in Detroit and Indianapolis. The Detroit Economic Club says Pence will speak to the organization Monday at the MotorCity Casino Hotel during an event rescheduled from earlier this month....