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Carnival shares cruise higher on gains in revenue, bookings

Jun. 24, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Long-battered shares of Carnival Corp. jumped more than 12% Friday as the cruise line owner reported a big increase in revenue, occupancy levels, and bookings for future trips. However, the company posted a $1.83 billion second-quarter loss and said the effects of the...

Union: Strike could cost 4 Atlantic City casinos $2.6M a day

Jun. 24, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A week before it could walk out on strike against numerous Atlantic City casinos, the resort's main casino workers union warned that a strike could cost four casinos a total of $2.6 million a day in losses. Local 54 of the Unite Here union issued a report...

Nevada gambling license approved for new Sparks casino

Jun. 23, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State regulators have approved a gambling license for the first newly constructed casino in the Reno-Sparks area more than two decades. The Nevada Gaming Commission voted Thursday to approve the license sought by Las Vegas-based Olympia Gaming for the Legends Bay...

Yelp closes three US offices, says remote work is its future

Jun. 23, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

Yelp is closing three of its U.S. offices after finding most of its employees prefer to work remotely. In a blog post Thursday, Yelp Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said the company will close its offices in New York, Washington and Chicago on July 29. The online review and...

Atlantic City pushes for casino worker raise to avert strike

Jun. 23, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's local government is urging its dominant industry to avoid a possible strike by paying casino workers more and hiring more of them. With strike deadlines looming in early July against at least five casinos, Local 54 of the Unite Here union...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. June 15, 2022. Editorial: As cost of farmland soars, next generation of farmers finding ways to get a foothold Farmland in Lancaster County is valuable — increasingly valuable — in more ways than one. It’s essential to the...

Fire damages hotel, other downtown Holly buildings

Jun. 22, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A hotel was among several businesses damaged as a fire swept through part of the downtown of a northern Oakland County village. Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze which started about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 53 miles (85...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

Cruise ships adding sports betting options for passengers

Jun. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The fast-growing legal sports betting industry is extending its reach to the middle of the ocean. BetMGM and Carnival Corporation announced a deal Friday to put sports books on more than 50 U.S.-based ships. The arrangement will allow betting while the ships are at sea...

Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue

Jun. 17, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses. But a new report examining how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamblers' habits says that may no...