Casinos

February 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owners of the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains have won the rights to build a mini-casino in Lawrence County, on the Ohio border. They submitted a winning bid Thursday of nearly $21.2 million. It was the best of three offers, for the third mini-casino...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, projectors light up non-working neon signs at an exhibit at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Starting this week, visitors will be able to see many of the city's classic neon signs just like they were decades ago through a type of augmented reality that projects realistic animations onto the non-working signs. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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Contestants embrace new Miss Universe Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in crown, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 27, 2017 - 12:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 7 p.m. The woman representing South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned Sunday during...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's attorney says the former football star has been banned from The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne on Thursday told The Associated Press that Simpson received a trespass notice from the hotel Wednesday. He denied that Simpson was...
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September 06, 2017 - 8:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are one step closer to being able to start building their proposed stadium in Las Vegas after local officials on Wednesday approved the use of the land the team purchased near the city's world-famous casino-resorts. Commissioners in Nevada's Clark County voted...
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File- This Aug. 10, 2017, file photo shows Floyd Mayweather Jr. training at his gym in Las Vegas. Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same. Mayweather Jr.'s fight with Conor McGregor is a joke, a spectacle that has little to do with real boxing. No reason to spend two cents on it, much less $100, when there's a real super fight coming up a few weeks later between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 22, 2017 - 2:10 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won't stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat. Sin City's nightclubs have booked a long list of celebrities — including one of the fighters — and high-rolling gamblers and VIPs have...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:24 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. Resorts Casino Hotel on Monday launched FastPick, a daily fantasy sports game in which customers choose head-to-head player matchups of real-world...
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Cameraman and photographer film a court van arrives at an entrance gate of the Baoshan District People's Court in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017. Australian and Chinese casino employees stood trial Monday on charges relating to gambling, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 26, 2017 - 1:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. The 19 defendants, including three Australians from the sales and...
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Cameraman and photographer film a court van arrives at an entrance gate of the Baoshan District People's Court in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017. Australian and Chinese casino employees stood trial Monday on charges relating to gambling, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 26, 2017 - 12:59 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to nine or 10 months' imprisonment, an Australian official said. The 19 defendants, including three Australians from the sales and...
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