Hospitality and leisure industry

In this June 28, 2019 photo, the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is seen across the river from downtown Omaha, Neb., rear, where casino gambling is prohibited. Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 30, 2019 - 9:34 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow commercial gambling into the majority. Supporters of legalized casinos have launched a petition drive to place the issue on the 2020...
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June 28, 2019 - 2:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, the company that...
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Borgata president Marcus Glover speaks in the Atlantic City, N.J. casino's new sports betting lounge, Friday, june 28, 2019, which opens to public on Saturday. The Borgata and Bally's casinos are opening expanded sportsbooks worth more than $20 million. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
June 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two new sportsbooks worth more than $20 million are making their debut in Atlantic City in the latest sign of how important casinos consider New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting industry. The Borgata is opening a $12 million project Saturday that includes a new...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018 file photo, the newest attraction at Legoland in Windsor, England, shows a depiction of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle. A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Merlin said Friday June 28, 2019, it accepted the deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
June 28, 2019 - 8:49 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he receives an an update on the Fentanyl epidemic, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 9:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Mont. Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses from the ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club officials that include a major campaign donor to Gov. Steve Bullock. (Erik Petersen/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 4:42 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials won't pull the liquor licenses of an ultra-exclusive ski resort that counts Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake among its members as part of a $370,000 settlement agreement with Yellowstone Club owners and executives, including one who is a major campaign donor...
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The status of sports betting in each state. ;
June 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace hotel and casino, in Las Vegas. Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, creating a casino giant. The acquisition Monday, June 24, 2019, puts about 60 casinos and resorts in 16 states under a single name, one of the biggest gambling and entertainment ventures in the United States. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 24, 2019 - 12:37 pm
A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The acquisition will put about 60 casino-resorts in 16 states under a single name, Caesars, creating the largest gambling operator in the United States. The...
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FILE - This May 2, 2016, file photo, shows the Adonia cruise ship arriving in Havana, Cuba, from Miami. Cruise ship operator Carnival is citing the U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba among factors that will cause its full-year earnings to fall short of expectations. The Miami company's second quarter profit fell 20%, although the results were better than Wall Street expected. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration's decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba. Carnival earned $451 million in...
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FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, a dead Snook lies dead due to red tide in Bradenton Beach, Fla. Florida is creating a public-private partnership to research how to control and alleviate red tide blooms. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday, June 20, 2019, that establishes a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory to research the blooms that have killed wildlife, caused respiratory problems and hurt tourism.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
June 20, 2019 - 5:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor signed a bill Thursday directing the state to work with a private marine institute to study and combat the red tide blooms that have hurt the state's vital tourism industry and killed such wildlife as manatees, fish and dolphins. Republican Gov. Ron...
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