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  • Deadline focuses field of NY casino contenders

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners, each...

  • Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015. MGM Resorts International officials said the "City of Rock" development to be...

  • Saratoga racino owners eye different casino site

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing, announcing Monday that they are instead focusing on building a casino closer to Albany. The facility's owners are seeking a license to...

  • A casino mogul and Baptists team up against online gambling

    Last month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed gambling legislation that was written by a lobbyist for casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

  • Construction ends at Biloxi's Golden Nugget

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Construction that transformed the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi over the past 16 months is coming to an end and the party to celebrate its completion is about to begin. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1eCuZwq ) company officials announced Wednesday the official grand...

  • Legal arguments filed in casino referendum appeal

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of the state's 2011 gambling law. Coakley's office filed a 111-page brief Wednesday afternoon in the state Supreme Judicial Court...

  • Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013....

  • March NJ casino income down even with online boost

    New Jersey casinos brought in 15 percent more from online gambling in March over the previous month, but it wasn't nearly enough to offset the diminishing revenue from Atlantic City's long-struggling brick-and-mortar casinos. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Monday on casinos'...

  • Union: Revel casino worth $25M to $73M

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The city's main casino workers' union says Revel Casino Hotel is worth between $25 million and $73 million. The casino, which is seeking a buyer, cost $2.4 billion to build. It has struggled since opening two years ago and emerged from bankruptcy court last May....

  • Couple robbed in casino parking garage

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police say two people were robbed as they sat in a parked car in the garage for the Maryland Live! casino in Hanover. Anne Arundel County police say the robbery occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on Saturday. Police say the male victim had been at the casino and was sitting...

  • Mohegan Tribe protects benefits with casino empire

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch — not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming empire. Under a strategy that began before the...

  • Government can't make up its mind on gambling

    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet...

  • Bills introduced to ban online gambling

    Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

  • Las Vegas casino workers union holds strike vote

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members at several Las Vegas casinos are set to vote whether to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new contract. Culinary Union 226 spokeswoman Bethany Khan says voting takes place Thursday in two shifts at the East Las Vegas Community Center — from 10...

  • Harrah's casino announces it will close in Tunica

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah's casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as...



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