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Casinos report winnings as Nevada tourists and events return

Oct. 27, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists are returning, events are expanding and a wave of wagering is washing over Nevada, where a September casino winnings report showed gambling at pre-pandemic levels. Casinos statewide took in almost $1.2 billion in house winnings in September,...

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...

Caesars helping nonprofit bring showers to Vegas homeless

Oct. 26, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A private and public partnership has expanded a Las Vegas program providing mobile shower trailers for homeless people through the Clean the World nonprofit, officials said. Clark County, Caesars Entertainment and the Caesars Foundation announced a...

Wife accused of dismembering man's body, collecting benefits

Oct. 26, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 69-year-old Las Vegas woman is accused of defrauding Social Security for years after she allegedly dismembered her dead husband’s body and threw his remains in the trash, according to a federal criminal complaint. Nancy Shedleski deposited $121,000...

Winning bid hits $1.9M for pawnbroker license in Las Vegas

Oct. 26, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rare chance to obtain a city license to open a new pawn shop in Las Vegas drew a winning bid of $1.9 million. Seven bidders took part in a Monday auction at City Hall, where the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two quickly emerged as the leaders....

Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up Monday. High above the diamond at Minute Maid Park, the sun gleamed off an oversized...

Hall of Famer Payton looks to make mark as college coach

Oct. 25, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Way up in the Oakland Hills, Gary Payton is hollering good-naturedly as if he's still on the court during his days as a dynamic point guard with the Seattle SuperSonics, this time instructing his Lincoln University assistant coaches exactly where to stand for a group...

Nevada using $5M in COVID-19 aid for grants to disabled kids

Oct. 25, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is allocating $5 million in federal coronavirus pandemic aid for a program the governor and state treasurer on Monday said will provide grants to children with disabilities and their families. The Transforming Opportunities for Toddlers and...

Titans look like AFC contender off wins over Bills, Chiefs

Oct. 25, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are on quite a roll winning, three straight and five of their last six. Beating Buffalo and thumping the two-time defending AFC champ Kansas City could be a big ego boost. Luckily, the Titans have a very humbling and recent...

Owners of New Mexico radio stations are ready to sign off

Oct. 25, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Baca repeatedly told his wife, Loretta, two things — one day he would own a radio station and win $1 million. He did both. After 42 years of first working and then owning KFUN-AM and KLVF-FM radio stations, the Bacas...