Lance Burton, Monte Carlo splitting after 14 years

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[April 20, 2010]  LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Lance Burton's run at the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is ending after 14 years.

Hotel officials said Monday the illusionist's show will end Sept. 4 -- well short of a six-year contract extension he and the resort signed last year.

Burton is 50. He's performed at the Monte Carlo since the day it opened in 1996.

Monte Carlo owner MGM Mirage did not immediately give a reason for Burton's departure.

Representatives for Burton and the hotel didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Burton told the AP in June that he considered every option before signing the extension through 2015, but ultimately felt he had a few more shows in him.

Burton started in Las Vegas 28 years ago.

[Associated Press; By OSKAR GARCIA]

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