Hospitality and leisure industry

November 21, 2018 - 4:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, making it the seventh state where it's allowed. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey is in its first week of taking bets after getting the green light from Pennsylvania regulators. A spokesman says Hollywood Casino...
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Lexi Thompson watches her ball during the final day of the CME Group Tour Championship golf tournament, the final event of the LPGA Tour, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (Alex Driehaus/Naples Daily News via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday. Thompson shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 18-under 270 and win the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship by four strokes over Nelly Korda. The...
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Lexi Thompson tees off during the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship golf tournament, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP)
November 17, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn is in control of just about everything else. Thompson's 4-under 68 on Saturday pushed her to 16 under after three rounds of the LPGA's season-ending event. She moved three shots clear of Nelly...
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November 16, 2018 - 5:49 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at the baseball owners meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul newberry)
November 15, 2018 - 8:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Amy Olson had a simple explanation for her brilliant start at the CME Group Tour Championship. "I don't have any bad memories," she said. Playing the LPGA's season-ending event for the first time, Olson was flawless with nine birdies and no dropped shots on her way to a 9-under...
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In this Nov. 13, 2018 photo shows Mark Giannantonio, president of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City N.J., examines progress on the casino's new sports betting facility it will open with DraftKings on Nov. 20. The facility is the latest in a race among New Jersey casinos, racetracks and bookmakers to have not only an online operation but also a physical facility to attract gamblers in New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 14, 2018 - 8:03 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press their 5,000-square-foot sports book will open on Nov. 20 in a...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship's purse in 2019 will double to...
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A plane flies over MetLife Stadium with a message that reads “SHAME ON JETS/MGM #ENDGUNVIOLENCE #STOPMGM” ahead of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills in New York on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak Jr.)
November 11, 2018 - 3:21 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets' gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read: "SHAME...
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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participate in a news conference in New York, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way to expanded gambling last spring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way for expanded gambling last spring. Las...
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