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Fillmore-branded music hall to open in New Orleans casino

Jun. 23, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music fans in New Orleans are getting a new, multimillion-dollar venue for concerts and other live performances. News outlets report that the Live Nation entertainment company plans to open The Fillmore at Harrah's New Orleans in the second story of the city's downtown casino sometime...

Gaming commission approves license for remote casino

Jun. 22, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved a gaming license for a casino in a northern Nevada city of 27 people. Chairman Tony Alamo says the unanimously approved license might be the most isolated location ever approved. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the commission approved a...

Gov. Raimondo signs $9.6B budget for Rhode Island

Jun. 22, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed the state's $9.6 billion budget. The Democrat signed it at the statehouse Friday. The budget allows the state to implement sports betting at two Twin River casinos, asks voters to authorize $250 million in bonds for school construction and restores...

West Virginia Lottery Commission sets sports betting rules

Jun. 22, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's lottery commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, and its director says the goal is to have sports wagering underway by football season. The rules were approved at an emergency meeting Thursday, media outlets reported. West Virginia Lottery...

APNewsBreak: Meadowlands plans sports betting near NYC

Jun. 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep next month. Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15. That's significantly earlier than a...

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

Jun. 21, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning without officials noticing the word...

Mississippi gambling regulators approve sports betting rules

Jun. 21, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state-regulated casinos could begin taking sports bets as soon as late July, after gambling regulators on Thursday approved rules regulating sports betting. The state Gaming Commission unanimously approved the rules without discussion, said Executive Director Allen...

Ocean Resort Casino, formerly Revel, gets casino license

Jun. 21, 2018 11:58 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Denver developer and New Jersey gambling regulators made a big bet Thursday on the future of Atlantic City and a casino that flopped four years ago, granting a casino license to the Ocean Resort Casino a week before it is due to reopen. The property is the former Revel casino,...

The Latest: Legislature adjourns 2018 session

Jun. 21, 2018 1:55 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York Legislature's final scheduled day of work (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The New York Legislature has adjourned for the year without much to show for it. The Senate adjourned early Thursday morning, three hours after the Assembly. The work ended without a deal...

Senate votes to send $9.6B state budget to governor's desk

Jun. 20, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island General Assembly has approved the state's budget. The Senate voted 34-2 Wednesday to send the $9.6 billion budget to the governor. The chamber made no changes to the House spending plan. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) says she will sign it Friday. The...