Casinos

When complete, the Circa Resort & Casino will be the newest player in downtown Las Vegas on the Fremont Street Experience. Slated to debut in December of 2020, the new luxurious resort will have 777 rooms and suites to fill the 1.25 million-sq.-ft.

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio's Warren County is considering adding a hotel, restaurant, parking garage and additional gambling machines.

A new casino is rising from the desert in Glendale, Ariz. The new $400M Desert Diamond West Valley casino is more than twice the size of the original one built at the site, which also includes a resort. Tohono O'odham tribe's gaming enterprise oversees the project.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced June 18 that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star property will be called The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh and will include 219 guest rooms. The hotel will attach to the existing casino on the east facade, facing the Carnegie Science Center.

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts tribe said construction is expected to begin for a gambling hall on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard. The Aquinnah Wampanoags tribe said Williams Building Company of Hyannis has been chosen as general contractor for the project.

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion Boston-area casino. The final price tag was about $68 million, or more than double the $30 million previously estimated by the Las Vegas company.

The Los Angeles-based company Peninsula Pacific said a new casino it hopes to build in Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana would have an indoor and outdoor event center, a farmer's market buffet and a potential bass fishing tournament dock. Local media report the company described its proposal in a meeting with officials and community members in Hammond.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 on Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, a $600 million hotel, gaming, dining and entertainment destination in South Philadelphia. This project is under the direction of Stadium Casino LLC, a joint venture between The Cordish Companies and Greenwood Racing Inc.

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island casino under construction near the border with Massachusetts is expected to open later than originally planned at a cost nearly twice the initial estimate. The casino in Tiverton is now scheduled to open in Oct.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Officials behind a campaign to bring a new casino to Maine have picked a campground and mobile home park as a potential site. The Portland Press Herald reports Progress for Maine identified the area in Old Orchard Beach in an economic development study released in September.

LAS VEGAS (AP) A long-mothballed, unfinished casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been sold for $600 million, eight years after construction halted on the 63-story tower amid the recession. A partnership led by New York-based real estate company Witkoff bought the Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a hulking bluish tower that was 70 percent finished when construction stopped and has since served as a training site for firefighters.