Nevada regulators OK Jimmy Buffett casino license

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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 4:40 PM
Nevada regulators OK Jimmy Buffett casino license

Nevada gambling regulators have approved a license that will let singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett share in the gambling revenues from his Margaritaville casino in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/GNuzMp) the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved a gambling license Thursday for Palm Beach, Florida-based Margaritaville Holdings and its famous chairman Buffett.

The casino located inside the Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip opened in October. Buffett has had a presence in Las Vegas since 2003 through his Margaritaville restaurant.

Buffett told commissioners he never imagined the laid-back beach tune he released in 1977 would eventually become a valuable piece of intellectual property. But he added that "Margaritaville" was "a pretty good song" and said "it worked out."

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com