- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Monte Carlo casino-resort has replaced longtime Las Vegas Strip headline magician Lance Burton with a hip-hop dance crew that shot to fame through a reality television competition.

Hotel officials announced Tuesday that Jabbawockeez will replace Burton in October.

Burton ended a 14-year run at the Monte Carlo on Saturday. He and the Monte Carlo announced their split in April, less than a year after he signed a six-year contract extension.

Jabbawockeez found success as a standalone act earlier this year during a run at the MGM Grand resort.

The group won the first season of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

Terms of the deal between the dancers and Monte Carlo owner MGM Resorts International weren’t immediately made public.

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