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This July 5, 3018 photo shows suits worn by the Beatles during an early tour of America in front of the Rolls Royce automobile owned by Elvis Presley, part of a large collection of music memorabilia on display at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 07, 2018 - 10:30 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first American tour, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City's new...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 31, 2018 - 8:26 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, members of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, assemble for a presentation at a university arena before an evening vote on whether to authorize a strike in Las Vegas. The two largest resort operators in Las Vegas would lose more than $10 million a day combined if housekeepers, cooks and others go on strike, a possibility starting Friday, the union representing thousands of casino workers said, Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The possibility of 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers going on strike drew closer Thursday, with their contracts expiring at midnight and the prospects of new ones still uncertain. The bartenders, housekeepers, bellmen and other unionized workers at 34 casino-hotels on the Strip and...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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Newell Normand
May 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm
The Louisiana Senate passed the Harrah’s bill with amendments still favorable to the state and city with a no-bid 20-year extension and a ten-year option. This takes us from an annual payment of 60 million guaranteed to an annual payment of $80 million guaranteed…as well as some other increases. So...
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May 07, 2018 - 9:54 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Cher, Barry Manilow and Dave Chappelle are among entertainers performing at the Borgata this summer to mark the Atlantic City casino's 15th anniversary. The shows join an entertainment schedule that already includes Britney Spears, who is booked for three sold-out shows...
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May 02, 2018 - 2:26 pm
(WWL.com) A bill allowing riverboat casinos to build on land from current water bound facilities cleared a House committee 10-4, one of the few gaming related bills to gain traction this session. The bill came under fire from gambling critics for being a de facto expansion of casino services, but...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:57 am
(AP) _ Louisiana lawmakers have reached the midpoint of their regular session. Many hot-button topics have been resolved, largely because the measures have been shelved, including most gun proposals and significant portions of the governor's legislative agenda. Efforts to ban the death penalty and...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:14 am
(WWL.com) A bill that would allow riverboat casinos to expand onto land is scheduled to be heard by the full Senate today, after being pulled from consideration last week. The bill would remove restrictions for Louisiana’s 15 floating gambling halls. Louisiana Casino Association Executive Director...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 03, 2018 - 1:28 pm
A Louisiana State Senate committee today approved allowing sports betting at Louisiana gaming facilities if the US Supreme Court rules to allow it across the country and voters agree. "When the Supreme Court rules, I can assure you that Mississippi will be up and running in 30 to 45 days - if not...
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