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December 19, 2014

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Lance Burton to end his Strip run five years earlier than planned

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Mayor Oscar Goodman, magician Lance Burton and Monte Carlo President and COO Anton Nikodemus.

Master magician Lance Burton is ending his current six-year contract at the Monte Carlo at the end of this summer -- five years earlier than planned. The sudden split has sent shock waves through the Strip entertainment and magic communities.

Vegas DeLuxe first reported the news on Friday -- without identifying the parties -- that delicate negotiations were involved in the exit by the beloved Las Vegas entertainer.

Lance had headlined at the casino resort for 13 years before renewing the deal last year that would have taken him to 2015. We’ll have the full inside story at Vegas DeLuxe tomorrow now that our initial rumor has been confirmed.

(Our Senior Editor John Katsilometes reported the news last night while attending the Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. boxing match at Mandalay Bay Events Center.)

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