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Travis Lunn named new president of Atlantic City's Borgata

Jan. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Travis Lunn, a veteran casino executive, was named Wednesday as the new president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. He most recently served as the southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, where he led Beau Rivage Resort...

Tribe begins hiring to reopen newly purchased Vegas resort

Dec. 22, 2021 17:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new owners of the shuttered Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas want to rehire hundreds of former employees who lost their jobs when the property closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Kiser Murphey, general manager of the off-Strip property...

Hard Rock International buying The Mirage operation in Vegas

Dec. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hard Rock International said Monday it wants to see how a guitar-shaped hotel will play in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. In what MGM Resorts International CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle called “a significant milestone for MGM Resorts and for Las Vegas,”...

Louisiana Supreme Court OKs St. Tammany casino referendum

Nov. 30, 2021 12:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on a proposed casino can be put to a vote in St. Tammany Parish as planned, overturning an appeals court ruling that could have jeopardized the election. Monday’s decision means parish voters...

Mohegan Gaming finalizes financing for South Korea project

Nov. 29, 2021 17:40 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the corporation that owns the Mohegan Tribe's various gambling enterprises, announced Monday it has completed the $1.5 billion in financing needed to develop the first stage of a casino and entertainment resort in South Korea. ...

Bill Callahan is interim CEO of Atlantic City's Ocean casino

Nov. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort has promoted one of its executives to become interim CEO of the property. The casino told The Associated Press that Bill Callahan was approved Tuesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement as its new...

Hard's Rock's Lupo to lead Atlantic City casino association

Nov. 03, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Joe Lupo, president of the Hard Rock casino, is becoming the new leader of Atlantic City's casino trade association. Lupo was named president Tuesday of the Casino Association of New Jersey, which advocates for the city's nine casinos and...

Kickoff: Sports betting licenses issued to Louisiana casinos

Oct. 31, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Four state-licensed casinos in Louisiana were able to kick off sports betting at their locations Sunday, after winning approval for their licensing applications from state gambling regulators. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns told...

5 proposals submitted for casino-resort in Chicago

Oct. 29, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Five proposals for a casino-resort have been submitted to the city of Chicago. Bally’s Corp., HR Chicago, Rivers Chicago at McCormick and Rivers 78 Gaming submitted their bids by Friday’s deadline, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said. ...

Hard Rock considering two NYC-area casinos 8 miles apart

Oct. 27, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock wants to build a casino in or near New York City, even as it moves forward with a plan to build another one in northern New Jersey, about 8 miles away. Jim Allen, chairperson of the global gambling, entertainment and hospitality...