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The four women who run Atlantic City casinos pose for photos on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Sept. 21, 2020: From left, to right they are: Jacqueline Grace of Tropicana; Terry Glebocki of Ocean Casino Resort; Karie Hall of Bally's, and Melonie Johnson of Borgata. Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos are run by women. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

Sep. 21, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run the joint. But women now run four of Atlantic City's nine casinos in what some industry executives and observers say could be the future of the gambling industry. Caesars...

Providence College coronavirus outbreak continues to grow

Sep. 21, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number of Providence College students who have tested positive for the coronavirus has grown to nearly 160, a school spokesman said Monday. Widespread student testing over the weekend detected 34 new confirmed cases, spokesman Steven Maurano said. No students have been...

Las Vegas area bars reopen after 10-week shutdown

Sep. 21, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrons showed up at bars in and round Las Vegas to celebrate their reopening after weeks of a coronavirus-driven shut down. Customers came late Sunday just before midnight eager to sit at a favorite bar including establishments inside restaurants and casinos. But most bars saw light foot...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. September 18, 2020 Nebraska must do a far better job in preparing inmates for release into society It’s striking that Nebraska elected officials have plenty of disagreements on how to solve the state’s woefully burdened prison system, yet one key goal on which they agree never...

CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

Sep. 18, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a league...

New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure

Sep. 17, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming operations across the U.S. already have shown that the industry can operate safely. The tracks and their associated casinos have been...

This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Tropicana casino, center, in Atlantic City N.J. The Tropicana announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, the appointment of Jacqueline Grace senior vice president and general manager, making her the fourth women currently in charge of an Atlantic City casino and the second Black woman. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Trop boss makes 4 of 9 Atlantic City casinos run by women

Sep. 16, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos will be run by women, following Wednesday's appointment of a veteran female executive to run the Tropicana. Caesars Entertainment named Jacqueline Grace as senior vice president and general manager of Tropicana, one of four casinos it...

Maine to hold a lottery for entry into scallop harvest

Sep. 16, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishing regulators are using a pair of lotteries to allow people into the state's lucrative scallop fishing industry. Maine scallop fishermen harvest the scallops from nearshore waters by hand and by boat. The season takes place every winter. The scallops have been worth more...

File- A gambler prepares to hand over cash at the sportsbook betting window inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. On Sept. 14, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators announced that New Jersey set a new national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single month in the U.S. with nearly $668 million bets on games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey sets US sports betting monthly record at $668M

Sep. 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a single month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2005, file photo, Judy King of Daytona Beach, Fla., holds her cigarette while playing a slot machine at the MGM Grand hotel-casino in Las Vegas. One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of the 3,000-room property that many remember as the Monte Carlo casino-hotel. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

Sep. 14, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30, said Anton Nikodemus, president and chief operating officer of...