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Gary Royster of Atlantic City holds up a wad of cash he used to gamble at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City on July 2, 2020, the day the casino reopened after being shut down for months amid the coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

Aug. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. Figures released Wednesday by the state...

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

Aug. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will...

Sisolak signs business liability and worker protection bill

Aug. 11, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Tuesday expanding workplace safety protections for hotel and casino employees and shielding businesses that follow health directives from coronavirus-related lawsuits. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on the...

Kansas sues to block Wyandotte Nation's plans for casino

Aug. 10, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas filed a lawsuit Monday against top officials at the U.S. Department of Interior in an effort to block the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma from building a casino on land it owns in Park City, the latest legal twist in a decades-long dispute over the tribe's legal authority on the...

An outdoor table is ready for customers at Loretta and the Butcher restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Restaurants continue to offer outdoor dining and take-out only, with indoor dining still not permitted in Miami-Dade County. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

Aug. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations. In its first report on the program, the Fed said Thursday it had provided $76.9...

Dusk envelopes the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' trademark globe atop the Golden Moon Casino and Hotel, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Philadelphia, Miss. The seriousness of COVID-19 and its effect on the tribe, are highlighted by the continued closure of the gaming venues, their hotels and the widely attended water park in Philadelphia. Around 1,000 people tribal members have tested positive for the virus, including the tribal chief. More than 70 have died. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pearl River Resort to reopen 1 Mississippi casino Friday

Aug. 6, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

CHOCTAW, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning a phased reopening of its Pearl River Resort amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tribe said its Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville is opening its doors Friday. Golden Moon Hotel & Casino in Neshoba County will open a week later, on...

Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, during the sixth day of the 32nd Special Session of the Legislature in Carson City, Nev. (David Calvert/Nevada Independent via AP, Pool)

Nevada passes virus liability and worker protection "deal"

Aug. 6, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers voted to shield certain industries from coronavirus-related legal liability and require hotels and casinos to enact worker protection measures after days of complicated negotiations with Gov. Steve Sisolak's office and the state's most powerful labor and business...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 5, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: New York Needs Less Bickering, More Teamwork New York Times Aug. 4 Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have before them some of the most difficult challenges any holder of their respective offices has ever faced. Both...

Police officer, 3 others shot dead at Thai gambling den

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Four people including a police major were killed in a shootout at an illegal gambling den in Thailand's capital, an official said Tuesday. Police who responded to a call about gunshots being fired at the venue in the southern part of Bangkok found the bodies of two women and two men,...

Kentucky man sentenced in fake investment scheme

Aug. 3, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for using fake investment schemes to bilk people out of $2.4 million. Rodney Scott Phelps, 58, of Somerset, was also ordered in federal court last week to pay restitution. Prosecutors said Phelps and a co-defendant...