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Flamingo Las Vegas joins El Cortez marking milestone dates

Nov. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two iconic Las Vegas hotel-casinos are marking milestone dates — one on the Strip and one downtown. The Flamingo Las Vegas has begun celebrating its 75th birthday ahead of the Dec. 26 anniversary of the date in 1946 when Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel...

CEO of casino company Wynn Resorts to leave after January

Nov. 09, 2021 20:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The executive who took over as head of casino company Wynn Resorts when its founder and namesake Steve Wynn resigned in February 2018 announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of January. Matt Maddox said in a statement he believed that after four...

LA-area casino settles money laundering case for $500,000

Nov. 05, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area casino will pay $500,000 to settle allegations that it violated anti-money laundering laws by failing to properly file reports about a Chinese player who spent millions in cash, authorities announced Friday. The Bicycle Hotel &...

Ellison firm buys Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe for $345M

Oct. 29, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison’s investment firm has purchased the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino at Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reported. Incline Hotel LLC, a branch of Lawrence Investments, bought the lakeside...

Union workers rally on Vegas Strip for return to hotel jobs

Oct. 29, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of hotel, casino and restaurant workers in matching red shirts rallied Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip as the Culinary union made a second monthly call to return people to jobs idled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Culinary...

Gaming board OKs Louisiana horse racing track, casino sale

Oct. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The state Gaming Control Board has approved the $22 million sale of a northwest Louisiana horse racing track and casino. Rubico Acquisition Corp. still needs approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission, which meets Tuesday, to buy Harrah’s...

$50K to help Atlantic City plan new use of Trump Plaza site

Sep. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is getting a $50,000 state grant to help it come up with new uses for the site of the former Trump Plaza casino. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority's 21st Century Redevelopment Program is giving a planning grant to...

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

WA tribal casinos get final federal OK for sports betting

Sep. 01, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Sports betting in tribal casinos in Washington could be offered in some by the opening week of the NFL season. The Seattle Times reports the U.S. Department of the Interior approved sports gambling compact amendments for the Puyallup, Tulalip, Snoqualmie,...